Recently, Mark served as the Executive Director of Community for Youth, Seattle’s largest High School youth mentoring organization. Prior to Community for Youth, Mark focused his work on youth development working with organizations such as the Boys & Girls Clubs and Big Brothers Big Sisters. He was also a consultant with McKinsey & Company. Mark has a BA in Business Administration from Brigham Young University and an MBA from the University of California-Riverside. He also served a full-time mission in Taiwan for two-years. Originally from Southern California, Mark and his wife Jami have been living in Portland since 2014.
Since it’s beginning in 2012, Julie has been the founding Principal at HCCS. She holds an Administrator license as well as a Continuing Teaching License with over 25 years experience in teaching. Julie has a Master’s of Education Degree in Curriculum and Development with an emphasis on literacy. She believes children are our greatest treasure; therefore, it is her mission to provide them with the best learning opportunity possible to become globally fluent and outstanding world citizens.
Eden graduated from Willamette University in 2014 with a major in International Studies with a emphasis on China.
Holly received her BS in Accounting from the University of Oregon. She has over 10 years of experience working at Intel and Nike in the Accounting and IT departments.
Jacqueline has a diverse work experience ranging from multinational corporations to startup and nonprofit organizations. A native of Taiwan, she has a BS in International Business Administration from Soochow University in Taipei and has made Portland home for the last 22 years.
Robyn brings more than 15 years of management experience in various roles and industries, demonstrating leadership, resourcefulness and continuous improvement of the organizations he worked for. Robyn started as an active volunteer during the establishment of HCCS, was co-chair of the HCCS site committee and played a critical role in the development and delivery of the new school location. In his role as the Advancement Director for HCCS, Robyn is responsible for the implementation of a development strategy which includes strengthening community ties and expanding fundraising and donor support in alignment with the mission and vision of the school.
Tara is originally from Guangzhou, China. She received her BA in History from Jinan University in China and her Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood Education from RMIT, Melbourne Australia. For the past 15 years, Tara has worked in various early childhood programs in Hong Kong, Melbourne, and the United States. Tara has been with Tiny Dragons since the first year of the school.
Previously, Sharon worked part time as a lunch assistant and also substitute teacher. Before HCCS, she assisted in teaching at San Marino Chinese School for three years. Sharon studied at California State University of Los Angeles before she worked at a computer start up company. Apart from work, Sharon enjoys sports, traveling and cooking. She taught snowboarding for all ages at a ski resort for years and has traveled to many countries. Most of all, she loves spending time with her family.
Yuri Liu graduated from the University of Oregon with a M.S. in Educational Methodology, Policy and Leadership and a M.A. in Applied Linguistics in Language Teaching Specialization. She also holds a Bachelor’s degree from East China Normal University with an emphasis in teaching Chinese as a second/foreign language. Yuri has been a researching and teaching fellow in the field of Chinese as a foreign language educator since 2006. Her teaching experience in Chinese as a foreign language ranges from early childhood to higher education (k-16). Her work experience has been affiliated with Chinese Flagship Programs, STAMP 4S Test Development, as the Chinese American International School in San Francisco, CA. In summer 2016, she was the program director and instructional lead for the STARTALK STEM-Integrated Summer Program at HCCS. Yuri has been invite to present her several research projects in Chinese Pedagogy at multiple national Chinese Language Conferences in the U.S. since 2013.
Angie Chien-Fu grew up in Taiwan; she earned her college degree in Mass Communication. She completed her graduate study in the US and received a Master’s degree in Education from San Diego State University. Ms. Chien-Fu started teaching to early-childhood learners in 1994. In the past decade, she has been teaching Chinese to K-12 students in US. While teaching at HCCS, Ms. Chien-Fu has been actively developing creative learning activities to reinforce early-childhood literacy in Chinese. She has been invited to present at conferences such as the National Chinese Language Conference (2017) and the Chinese Language Education Forum (2016) about how to improve Chinese oral proficiency and literacy through meaningful practice. In summer 2017, she also has been invited to be an instructor for STARTALK Pacific NW K-12 Chinese Teacher Training Program at HCCS.
Yitong received her Master’s degree in Curriculum; Instruction and Pre-12 Oregon teaching license from Portland State University, and her BA in Teaching Chinese as a Second Language from Jilin Normal University. She taught Chinese in China and Switzerland to speakers of other languages before joining HCCS.
Huiqiong Su has over 10 years of teaching experience in the US, China and Singapore. She has been with HCCS since the beginning. Prior to that she taught students at multiple grade levels at a Portland-area Chinese immersion school. She brings to HCCS a special skill in music and dance. She has a BA in musical education from Xiamen University in China, where she majored in piano. She also has received extensive training in singing and choreography, and has previously taught music and dance to Chinese immersion students.
Jeannine has earned her B.S. in Education from the University of Maryland. Now after ten years of teaching elementary students, she is continuing her education. She is pursuing her master’s in Curriculum and Instruction at PSU. In addition, she is working on her reading endorsement to boost her students’ reading. She was our English kindergarten teacher for 1.5 years, kindergarten assistant for 1 year, and is now our second grade English teacher.
Sylvie has 4 years of experience in K-6 education, teaching both English and Chinese. She received her Bachelor’s degree in International Business from Yuan Ze University in Taiwan and her Master’s degree in TESOL from the Ohio State University. She has been with Hope for 3 years, working as the aftercare teacher, ESL teacher, First Grade Chinese teacher, and now the Second Grade Chinese teacher. Besides teaching, Sylvie also has great interests in singing, music and art which she applies in her classroom to make learning more effective and fun.
Christina Li is currently a graduate student in the Master of Arts in Teaching program at George Fox University. Before she went to GFU, Christina had been with HCCS for three years as the Confucius-Institute teacher. While teaching at HCCS, she was a preschool, 1st grade assistant for one year, 2nd grade classroom teacher for another year, and 3rd grade science and after care teacher for the 3rd year. In summer 2017, she has been invited to be an instructor for STARTALK at HCCS. Christina likes reading, cooking and playing piano. She enjoys spending time with family and friends.
Hannah graduated at Brigham Young University-Idaho in 2014. She taught 5th grade in Idaho Falls for a year before spending 5 months in Southern China teaching English. Hannah taught 4th grade last year in Woodburn School District. She enjoys art, reading, and spending time outdoors.
Yannie received her BA and Masters in Art and Teaching at Pacific University. She worked with pre-school to college-aged students and obtained her ESOL endorsement. She is a multilingual native English speaker who has experience in teaching in English, Cantonese as well as Japanese.
She was born and brought up in Beaverton and enjoys traveling, playing sports, and learning languages. Yannie believes that when students celebrate that they are growing and improving is the most rewarding thing in being a teacher.
Irene received her Master’s Degree in English Applied Linguistics from Northeast Normal University, China and her BA in English Language and Literature from Jilin Normal University. She was as an Associate Professor of English at Changchun University. She helped co-edit several books on English composition and authored several essays. After coming to the United States, she served as a Chinese Mandarin teacher at the Portland CCPA Chinese School for four years. Irene also taught Mandarin at KinderCare for over two years. Irene is a kind, caring teacher who instructs the students in Mandarin, Math and Science. Irene has been an assistant, RTI teacher and has taught second, third and now teaches fourth grade at Hope for almost four years.
Christian Li is a graduate student in the Master of Arts in Teaching program at George Fox University. Before he came to the U.S., Christian had been an elementary school teacher for 13 years. During this time, he first worked at an international school as the ESL teacher there, and then taught at a Chinese private school. He has experience teaching both international and Chinese students.
Joy Raimondo has a BA in middle childhood education and her M.Ed in Curriculum and Instruction from Concordia University. She has been teaching for 12 years including 10 years in South Korea teaching English. She enjoys reading, trail running, and backpacking. She lives in Beaverton with her husband, David, and 6th grade daughter, Emma.
Karena Wu has over six years of experience as a Chinese and bilingual teacher in immersion education programs and universities in both Oregon and Massachusetts. She received her M.Ed. in Bilingual and Multicultural Education from University of Massachusetts-Amherst and her M.A. in Teaching and PreK-12 Oregon teaching license with multiple subjects from George Fox University. In addition to school experience, she also has experience working with STAMP4SE, developing reading assessments, and has presented at a number of Chinese immersion and bilingual workshops and training events. Her research interests include curriculum design, assessment development, and multicultural education. She loves to travel with her family and is always reading a few books at a time.
This is Patrick’s first year teaching PE and Health at Hope. He earned his B.A.in History from Linfield College, and a M.A.T. from Willamette University. He is currently working on adding his PE and Health endorsements from Concordia University. Patrick has 4 years of experience teaching high school and over 5 years of coaching basketball.
Olga earned her diploma at NW Personal Training Institute in Portland, Oregon in 2012 and she has been a personal fitness trainer since then at her studio in Hillsboro, Oregon. Olga also holds a Computer Science degree from Moscow Aviation Institute in Moscow, Russia, and she used to work as a database developer before she had kids.
Olga’s family is from Russia. Both her children are students at HCCS. She enjoys being outdoors. During the year, she spends her free time with her family hiking, camping and traveling.
She is looking forward to introducing the President Fitness Awards program to the HCCS P.E. curriculum.
Manliu is from Xi’an, China. She got her Bachelor’s degree from Xi’an University of science and technology, then worked as an engineer at an institute for 7 years before she moved to USA. She is a mother of three, and loves to teach her own kids as well as other young kids both Chinese and math. Manliu has been teaching Mandarin at a weekend Chinese school for 6 years, and has been an assistant teacher for Tiny Dragons and Hope for 3 years.
Qun Lu earned her teaching degree from Shanghai Nanshi Educational College and has had various teaching positions throughout her career. She taught Middle school in Shanghai, was a bilingual teacher at Spring Leaf Chinese Language School, and most recently taught Mandarin at Northwest Chinese Academy.