Kindergarten Teachers

Xiaoxia Qiu

Xiaoxia Qiu

Kindergarten - Mandarin

My name is Xiaoxia Qiu, my last name is Q-I-U and is pronounced “Chiu”.
I completed my master’s degree in China and got certified in teaching Chinese in GA. I have been teaching for 7 years in the Atlanta area.  In my spare time, I go to workshops, conferences and seminars. I also read professional journals and work together with my fellow teachers. I am up-to-date in my professional knowledge and my teaching skills. I love to learn and teach!

Amanda Maziarz

Amanda Maziarz

Kindergarten - English

Mrs. Maziarz has been teaching at YHALE since we first opened our doors. Previously she was a GA Pre-K teacher in both and private and public schools. She also worked as an Early Literacy & STEM enrichment teacher at a preschool and eventually became the classroom director for three years. Mrs. Maziarz earned her Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Valdosta State University and recently completed an ESOL endorsement program. She lives in Duluth with her husband and two children. They have lived in this area since 2012, previously living in South Georgia and Maine. Mrs. Maziarz enjoys singing, dancing and crafting..all the best parts of Kindergarten!

 Junghee Yun

Junghee Yun

Kindergarten - Korean

I hold a bachelor’s degree in Christian education and early childhood education from Korea, and also have a Montessori certification. I taught  at a high school  in Korea for 7 years, and worked as the director of the children’s department in a Korean church for 5 years.  When I came to the United States, I taught at a Montessori private school for 3 years, a Korean weekend school for 6 years, and I taught at YHALE last year. I am excited to join the YHALE staff for my 12th year in education.

Rong Su

Rong Su

Kindergarten Mandarin & MSOL

Mrs. Su earned her Master’s degree in Elementary Education from University of Georgia, she received her Bachelor’s degree in Biology from China Agricultural University in Beijing, China. She is a Georgia certified teacher in both Elementary Education(P-5) and Chinese Language(P-12), she also has an ESOL endorsement. She has 10 years of teaching experience in different countries including Indonesia, China and the USA. She joined YHALE as a Chinese teacher since YHALE was started in 2020. She lives in Duluth and loves to try food from different countries there. She also loves to exercise and to travel in different states and countries.

Kito Goins

Kito Goins

Kinder - English

Mrs. Kito Goins has a Bachelors degree in Education from California State University, with a speciality in Early Childhood Education. She has 28 years teaching experience, and earned many continuing education credit hours. She served in several leadership roles in Louisiana, which is her Birthplace. She also happens to be a passionate advocate for children’s rights in education.

Soyoung Kwon

Soyoung Kwon

Korean - Parapro

Mrs. Kwon received her Bachelor’s degree in Early Child Education and Piano from Suwon University in Korea. She is a Georgia certified teacher (P-5). She recently joined YHALE in July 2022. She has more than 10 years of experience working with young kids. She loves travelling with her family and exercising. She has always been a passionate person who loves adventure and challenges. Her goal as a teacher is to make a class for students where they feel safe, loved, and know that someone believes in them.

Ruth Wilson

Ruth Wilson

Kindergarten - English Parapro

Ms. Wilson is a Georgia certified paraprofessional. She has been on board with YHALE since 2021. Ms. Wilson will continue to further her schooling with a focus on music education. As a Florida native, Ms. Wilson enjoys spending time outside. She loves music, dance, art, and trying new foods.

Weiwei Zhao

Weiwei Zhao

Mandarin - Parapro

Ms. Weiwei earned her Master’s degree in Public Administration from the U.S. and Bachelors in Chinese Language and Literature Education from China. Besides teaching , she loves hanging out with her family & friends and volunteering in the community whenever she can. It is her 2nd year at YHALE. She is appreciative of having this school’s great kids and awesome adults in her life.

 

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