Mr. Chung earned his Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature with a minor in Middle School Education from Soochow University. He came to the University of Georgia where he received his Master of Education in TESOL and World Language Education in 2007. After starting his career as a teacher, he felt drawn to school leadership in order to make a more direct impact on students’ educational experiences. He further pursued and obtained his Gifted Education endorsement and Educational Leadership certification from the University of West Georgia in 2022.
Mr. Chung began his education career with an APS charter school as a Chinese teacher. During his 16 years tenure, he served various roles in different capacities to help the school grow, develop and thrive. He also dedicated himself to lead and support his teaching community, and served on the board of two world language organizations. He enjoys working collaboratively with colleagues to maximize learning opportunities for the students we serve.
See yhale.org/principal for Mr. Chung’s Personal Statement and contact details.
Susan P George earned her bachelor’s degree in Health Education from Florida State University. She as taught in public, private and charter schools. Her other work experience includes working as director of a non-profit organization, managing a family business, and serving as director of a preschool. Ms. George is a 7th degree practitioner and master in Taekwondo, and teaches a few classes a week. She enjoys all types of physical activities, visiting farmer’s markets, and attending cultural events.
Ms. Suchada earned her Master’s degree in Taxation from Georgia State University and MBA from Mercer University. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Business information System from Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand. In 2015 she completed the Charter Schools Financial Management Certification Program and in 2019 completed the Level I Local Government Financial Management Program. She is also a certified teacher in Mathematics and has taught in the classroom. She recently moved to Johns Creek and joined YHALE in July 2022. She has more than 10 years of experience working with the charter school system in the role of finance/HR. She loves to exercise and rides her e-bicycle with her family on the weekends. She often visits bubble tea/dessert shops to add happiness to her life.
Dr. Connie Le earned her Doctorate degree in Education Leadership in Curriculum instruction and certified in leadership from Walden University . She received her Master’s and Bachelor’s in Elementary Education from Brenau University. She has 22 years of educational experience. She is also PYP certified in International Baccalaureate (IB PYP).She has five years of International overseas teaching as well as leadership experience in Dual Immersion language schools. She has traveled to more than 24 countries. She has lived in China and Mexico. She joined YHALE in July 2022 as a MTSS and curriculum coordinator. She enjoys traveling, yoga, Atlanta United, hiking, and spending time with her family and friends.
Mrs. Park earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. She later pursued a Master of Arts in K-8 Elementary Education from Lee University and an Education Specialist in Instructional Leadership from Argosy University. She will continue her education at the University of North Georgia.
Mrs. Park has 22 years of educational experience in both Tennessee and Georgia. Her phenomenal efforts to improve student achievement promoted her to several school leadership roles, including American’s Choice Writing Coach, Instructional Coach, and Instructional Data Specialist. She is very passionate about simplifying data in a meaningful way that helps others to discover its true story.
A former Teacher of the Year, Mrs. Park has maintained a steadfast dedication to teacher training centered on effective use of formative and summative data. She comes to YHALE from Spelman College, where she served as the College’s Research Data Manager. In this role, Mrs. Park designed and published the College’s Digital Fact Book and served as the data warehouse administrator.
Mrs. Park is devoted to professional development and collaborative planning with colleagues to design action plans and execute SMART goals. She enjoys grilling, watching college football, and spending time with her family.
Mrs. Hannah Kim earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from The University of Texas at Austin and Master’s Degree in Leadership and Educational Policies from The University of Texas at Arlington. She is certified in General Education, ESOL, STEM and Special Education. She has been in education for 17 years as a teacher, facilitator, mentor, and academic specialist. In addition, she wrote for the Korean newspaper in regards to education for the community in the DFW area in Texas. She earned the Teacher of the Year Award twice from two different districts and received the Teacher of the Month Award from Coserv Electricity. Most of all, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her family!
Melissa Clermont has more than 10 years experience working in Georgia charter and public schools. She is the mother of 4 children, and shares a huge amount of love, attention and effort with YHALE students every day.
Ms. Naomi Ahn received the Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics Education from University in South Korea and earned her teaching license in Mathematics. A native of South Korea, Ms. Ahn taught at YanBian Maritime College of China and High School of Korea as a mathematics educator until she was married, then moved to China with her family to pursue her teaching at YanTai Vision international schools in China. After Ms. Ahn and her family members settled in the United States in 2013, she taught Hangul (the Korean language) at Korean Saturday schools and joined YHALE’s staff in 2021.
While Ms. Ahn was in South Korea, she served as a regional representative at an adoption organization called MPAK (Mission to Promote adoption of Kids), and now she is involved in the Georgia chapter of MPAK to promote adoption with passion. Ms. Ahn resides in Duluth, GA with her husband SunKi Jeong and her fourth child Harry while their other three children live independently as college students.