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.
Dr. Bevis has wide expertise in instructional leadership, curriculum and instruction, educational administration, teacher and school development, and teaching in an international and multicultural academic context. As an educator with over 23 years working in bilingual schools and language acquisition development, Michael has a Doctor of Education in instructional leadership and a Master of Education with a focus in curriculum and instruction as well as a degree in social work. In addition, Michael was an Associate Professor in Liberal Arts and English as a Second Language within the School of Education at George Fox University while serving as the Director of the Intensive English Program and has been an adjunct professor at PSU within their IELP and WSU’s School of Languages, Cultures, and Race.
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. Previously for HCCS, Robyn was responsible for the implementation of a development strategy which included strengthening community ties and expanding fundraising and donor support in alignment with the mission and vision of the school as the Advancement Director.
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.
Kelly has a BA in Elementary Education from Linfield College and a Master’s Degree in Curriculum & Instruction from George Fox University. She has taught grades K-2 for about 15 years in both a private school setting as well as in the Lake Oswego School District. She is a native Oregonian and enjoys reading, running and traveling with her husband and two sons.
Nancy has a BA in Elementary Education and a MS in Elementary Reading and Literacy. She has experience teaching K-5 in Massachusetts, California, and overseas, in Switzerland where she taught at an International School as well as a bilingual school. Her family loves Portland and they are enjoying the easy access to both the mountains and the coast!
Xun was a Chinese Immersion Teacher at Yinghua Academy, Minneapolis, MN, for one and a half year before she joined Hope Chinese Charter School. She received Master’s Degree in Education from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, and Bachelor’s Degree of Arts in English from Anhui University in China.
Nika Ecker has her bachelors degree in Communications from Utah State University in Logan, Utah. She worked as an assignment desk editor at the Fox 13 TV station in Salt Lake City before moving to Oregon with her family. Nika has volunteered frequently at HCCS since its opening, and all three of her children now attend Hope. Recently Nika started teaching English online to children in China. She enjoys traveling and being with her family.
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.
2nd Grade Chinese Teacher & Cultural Programs Coordinator
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. 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.
3rd Grade Chinese Teacher & Cultural Program, Assessment and RT
Christina has been with HCCS for four years. While teaching at HCCS, she was a preschool, 1st, 2nd and 3rd-grade teacher. In summer 2017, she has been invited to be an instructor for STARTALK at HCCS and taught for summer camp in 2018. She got her MAT master degree last year at George Fox University. Christina likes reading, cooking and playing the piano. She enjoys spending time with family and friends
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.
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.
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.
Fifth Grade English Teacher/English RTI/English Lead
Megan Young received her bachelor’s degree in elementary education as well as her M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction with a specialty in ESOL from Concordia University. She taught fourth grade for two years at a charter school in Portland, and prior to that worked as a substitute teacher and volleyball coach.
She enjoys reading, hiking, playing volleyball, playing with her pets, and spending time with friends and family.
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.
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 more than 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.
Michelle (Weihong Yang) is from Guangzhou, China. She completed the International Mandarin Chinese Teacher program in Guangzhou, China. She has previously worked for EASY CHINESE INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION for one year and had students from various countries such as America, England, India, Japan, and Korea. In her free time she enjoys, reading, yoga, photography and singing.
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 over 5 years, and has been an assistant teacher for Tiny Dragons and Hope for 4 years.