1st Grade Teacher
My name is Xue Gao. I began teaching in 2010 in an international school in Beijing, China. from where I originally comes. I received a Master’s degree in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages . I moved to North Carolina in 2012, I taught K to Gr7 Chinese language in the Wake county public school four years. In 2016, I moved to Minnesota to teach at a Chinese immersion school. I moved back to Charlotte at 2018 and started to teach Gr. 1 at East Voyager Academy. I live in Charlotte with my husband and my two boys. I enjoy reading, traveling, and spending time outdoors with friends and family.
2nd Grade Teacher
Ms. Aljakhbeer recently graduated from Wingate University this May with a bachelor degree in Education. While in college, Ms. Aljakhbeer completed several internships and worked with tutoring programs at schools in Union county. She was also Vice President of Optimist International Club, a club that works 1:1 with students to improve their scores while also encouraging and motivating them to have a positive relationship with school. In her time working with these students, not only did their scores improve but they also began to love school. Ms. Aljakhbeer also worked at a pre-school that specializes in serving students with developmental delays for 3 years.
3rd Grade Teacher
I am so excited to be at East Voyager Academy and I am really looking forward to the learning voyage that we will ascend together. I have majored in Pedagogy of Applied Linguistics and accomplished my MA Degree from Guangxi University, China, 2007. I have taught 10+ years in the US and China inclusive of: 2 years Mandarin Chinese Immersion Program, teaching 3rd and 4th grade Math, Science and Chinese at Broad River Elementary School, Beaufort, SC, 3 years Mandarin teaching from K-8 at Martin Millennium Academy, Tarboro, NC, 10 years teaching through 3rd grade to college level students in Sichuan, China. I was awarded the April Star Teacher at Martin Millennium Academy School for the Outstanding Staff Member of the school in 2015. I was awarded the teacher of the year in 2012 for Best Achievement in both teaching and academic research in China. I have also received many accolade awards of teaching contests for integrating motivated strategies into classroom teaching from 2008-2012 in China. The best part about being a teacher is the fact that I can make a positive impact on students' learning and teach them to be self-motivated, creative and life-long learners. The satisfaction of teaching is to be able to see students blossom right before your eyes. I am motivated with positive excitement and ready to blossom with my students at EVA this year!
4th & 5th Grade Teacher
Ms. Ma has taught math, science, and social studies bilingually in Chinese and English languages for 19 years in the US and China at prestigious schools around the world, including 5 years at the prestigious Waddell Language Academy of Charlotte, NC, where she gained valuable insight and work-related skills. Her student achievement results are incredible, including 95% of her students earning a score of 4 or 5 on the math EOG test for the 2017-2018 school year, and 88% earning a score of 4 or 5 in science for the 2018-2019 school year. With results like this, East Voyager will continue to excel!
4th & 5th Grade Teacher
Ms. Zhang, or "Ms. Z", is in her second year of teaching at East Voyager Academy. Ms. Zhang earned her Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. Ms. Zhang is a North Carolina licensed Elementary Educator and Reading Specialist. She has previously worked as a 4th grade teacher at West Pine Elementary School and student taught at Happy Hollow Elementary School. Not only does she take pleasure in sharing her knowledge, but she wants her students to experience and understand how much the knowledge they learn affects their lives. She uses many student-lead and hands-on learning activities to enrich her classroom. Outside of the classroom, she enjoys arts, music, plants and petting her cat, Merlin.
K & 1st Grade Teacher
Ms. Moore has been teaching in an elementary education classrooms for 21 years. She has taught in a K-4 Head Start program, Kindergarten classroom, Full Inclusion classroom and First Grade classroom. She has been trained in Applied Behavior Analysis and her experience with inclusion has given her successful ideas for a hand on teaching approach that works to keep little learners fully engaged. Her passion for teaching inspires her students to reach high academic standards.
Hello! My name is Yan Han. I came from China's Shandong Province, Qingdao . I worked as a teacher in China for 5 years after graduating from Qingdao University. I came to the United States in 2009. I am currently residing in Rock Hill, SC with my husband and my son. My goal and passion have always being in teaching. My majors are primary school education and chinese language and literature. I have qualifications in China's primary school teaching and kindergarten teaching. I have my ACTFL OPI for Superior in Mandarin. I also have many years of experience in teaching in chinese education, math, art and music. Many of my papers have been published and won awards: Sept. 2005 “The Children's Literature Works for the Development of Education”won Qingdao teaching result awarded third prize. June, 2005 “Mental health of kindergarten youth ” won Shandong Province, The Primary and Secondary Education Research result awarded second prize. June, 2006 “The transformation of the old ideas to new development concerning kindergarten youth of today” won Shandong Province, The Primary and Secondary Education Research result awarded second prize. May, 2006 “New ways and ideas in kindergarten music education” won Shandong Province awarded first prize. June, 2007 “Mental and physical development through the use of fun games” won Shandong Providence, The Primary and Secondary Education Research result awarded second prize. June, 2007 “The children's literature works for healthy development” won Shandong Province awarded second prize. June, 2008 “New ideas on teaching Chinese language in kindergarten” won Shandong Province, The Primary and Secondary Education Research result awarded second prize. This will be my second year teaching at EVA. I hope to create a good learning environment and design suitable teaching contents to help students learn and grow throughout the school year. I hope to make larning fun and wish all students enjoy learning chinese. Please contact me with questions any time.
Hello! My name is Yue Liang,Liang is my last name and Yue is my first name. I am from Hebei Province which is located in the north-east of China.My bachelor’s degree and master’s degree both majored in “Teaching Chinese As a Second Language”. I will be teaching in kindergarten, which is really a surprise for me,I like to get along with young children.In my free time, I like to watch movies and swim. I will take my children to learn Chinese in a relaxed and happy way.I hope to create a total Chinese immersion environment for them in class,and we can get along well in the new school year.
Mrs. Li obtained her bachelor’s degree in education management in China, and has been teaching Chinese for over 10 years. She truly loves working with kiddos. Mrs. Li decided to make early learning her life’s work because she believes a child’s education is the most valuable thing in the world. Knowledge is power and she recognizes that the earlier the learning begins the better for the child. To Mrs. Li the most amazing thing is to see or hear one of her students speak Chinese that she has taught and see the excitement on students' faces.