Our Teachers

Karen Moore

K & 1st Grade ELA 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.


Snow Gao

1st Grade (1A) 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 .


Jin Xuesong

2nd Grade Math, Mandarin, and Science Teacher

I was educated in China, Graduated from Jiangsu Normal university of Chinese Language and literature.


Lingrong Cheng

5th & 6th Grade Math, Mandarin, and Science

I finished my Math and Finance majors in China. I have done my “East Asian Study” at University of Maryland Global Campus and my Chinese License Program in CESA7, WI.


Jing Zhang

Fine Arts Movement & Health Related Arts Teacher

I graduated from the South China School, of Art and Literature in Guangzhou,China. Born into a teachers’ family, I became an art teacher later.


Ru Li

KB Homeroom Teacher

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.


Ying Chen

1st Grade (1B) Teacher

I graduated from Hangzhou Normal University. When I was in my Junior Middle School I met my English teacher Ms. Wang.


Peggy Tsai

3rd & 4th Grade Math, Mandarin, and Science Teacher

My name is Peggy Tsai. I have a degree of MA TESOL. Being a teacher for me is to make a difference in children's lives. I am excited to be part of the EVA family because I know we will have an awesome year with my students and colleagues.


Frederic Policastro

5th & 6th ELA & SSGrade Teacher

Students' success is what drives my wanting to be a teacher. My education is a combination of formal learning and school of hard knocks.


Shimin Li

KA Hometoom Teacher

I still remember what Helena said is “we are changing the world one child at a time .”It is my dream that to be the best Mandarin teacher who can help the children to learn Chinese in an interesting and efficient way.


Dareen Aljakhbeer

2nd Grade ELA & SS 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.


Jamie Simmons

3rd & 4th ELA & SS Grade

I have an undergraduate degree in Kinesiology from UNC-Greensboro and a graduate degree in Special Education General Curriculum from Grand Canyon University.


Yan Han

Fine Arts & Music Related Arts Teacher

My name is Yan Han. My majors are primary school education and Chinese language and literature. I have qualifications in China's primary school teaching and kindergarten teaching.

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