Mrs. Hudson holds her Bachelors in Education from Valdosta State University and her Masters in Education from Georgia State University, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. She has 26 years of teaching experience including private schools, public schools, international schools, and an university. She holds a current Georgia teaching certificate and is a specialist in Singapore Math Education. One fun fact is Mrs. Hudson has lived in 31 different houses in 3 different countries!
Mr. Kang earned his master’s degree in World Language education from Georgia State University. He also earned his bachelor’s in Applied Linguistics and ESL from Georgia State University as well. He finished the Korean teacher teaching program at Korea University in July 2019. He is a certified Korean teacher and has teaching experience in South Korea and Mexico. He joined YHALE at the end of the 2020-2021 academic year. He mainly teaches the 5th-grade Korean class and supports Korean language classes and Special Education.
Mrs. Daisy Chen earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Northeast Normal University in China. She’s certified in Mandarin teaching and ESOL. She has been in education for 17 years as a teacher and mentor. She loves hiking, traveling and spending time with her family and friends!
Mrs. Julia Zhu is a certified IT/Technology professional with over 20 years of working experience. She has been administering and managing various teaching and learning platforms/tools and equipment/devices used by both teaching staff and students, and she has taught multiple subjects at YHALE for more than two years: Chinese, Science, Technology, Arts, Music and PE.
Ji Ma is an educator and educational administrator with 18 years experience in different school settings. She was serving at YHALE Governing Board between 2021 and 2023. With a background spanning various roles, including teacher, academic director, operations manager, executive principal, and headmaster. Ji Ma has been instrumental in establishing and managing several successful schools in China.
Her journey continued in the United States as a teacher educator, where she earned both a Master’s Degree and an Educational Specialist Degree from Austin Peay State University. Ji Ma holds credentials in Educational Leadership, TESOL, and is licensed as a Reading Specialist and Chinese teacher.
Currently, she’s pursuing Ph.D. in Language and Literacy at Georgia State University, focusing on cross-cultural and intercultural learning, bilingual education, and dual-language immersion programs. Ms. Ji Ma is proud of her two bilingual children studying at YHALE.
Mrs. Gallardo began her teaching career in 2006 when she took at position teaching in South Korea. After teaching for two years, she obtained a Master’s Degree from Biola University in TESOL. Cara has been teaching for 16 years. Over the 16 years, she has taught at a private elementary school, state charter school, and multiple universities including, the University of California, Irvine, Mercer University, SCAD, and the California State University, Fullerton. Cara has also held multiple administrative roles including, Associate Director of the English Language Program at Mercer University’s International Program and Director of After School Program at Irvine International University. Mrs. Gallardo loves teaching and enjoys challenging students to always do their best. Her role at YHALE includes, ELA support, 5th Grade ELA and Title 1 Reporting.
Bryanna Mayers earned her Bachelors in Elementary Education, as well as Reading and ESOL endorsements, from GSC. She has more than 2 years specialized classroom experience. She loves rock climbing and spending time with family and friends.
My name is Yujin Pae. I am proud to be a medical aid at YHALE. I studied English literature in Korea and earned my bachelor degree in Business Administration at Mercer University. I have spent my whole career in schools. I have worked as a preschool teacher for several years and have my preschool director’s certification. I have also taught Korean Kindergarten at YHALE. I love working with children and care very much about children’s health and well being. I love to start my day with a cup of coffee and end my day with some type of bakery “goodie”.
Hadassah Beloved is a former business administrator and joined YHALE 2023. After 4 years of volunteering at non-profit organization as staff, Hadassah is continuing her studies focusing on nursing. Hadassah has lived and visited 18 different countries, now settled in Georgia raising two kids.
Ms. Pak earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from the University of Louisville in Kentucky.
She has been in the telecommunications industry for the last 23 years, where she has excelled as a General Manager of Operations. She can speak in fluent English and Korean, and has great interpersonal communication skills. She enjoys interacting with people, loves children, and is excited to be a part of YHALE.
Bryon Williams is an accomplished professional with a diverse background spanning multiple fields. With over 20 years of experience as a superintendent overseeing the Chicago Public Schools system, Bryon has made significant contributions to the educational landscape of the city. In addition, he boasts an impressive 35-year tenure in the construction industry, where he has excelled as a contractor and business owner.
Bryon’s dedication to education and construction is matched by his commitment to his family. As a proud parent, he has raised five wonderful adult children and is now enjoying the joy of being a grandparent to nine precious grandchildren.
When he’s not immersed in his professional pursuits, Bryon finds solace in nature. He embraces the serenity of hiking and long walks, appreciating the beauty of the great outdoors.