Second Grade Teachers

Xavier Stanford

Xavier Stanford

2nd Grade - English

Mr. Stanford is an Atlanta native and a 2015 graduate of Georgia State University . This will be his 8th year in education, with 3 of these years in elementary education. In his spare time he works out, cares for his 50 plus house plants, and loves to travel.

Youngran Song

Youngran Song

2nd Grade- Korean & KSOL

Youngran Song is a certified Korean Language Teacher in Georgia who joined YHALE in July 2021. She has been teaching Korean to elementary, middle, and high school students since 2011. She earned a Master’s degree in Education-Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) from California State University and an IB (International Baccalaureate) teacher certificate in 2018.
Youngran is passionate about exploring new experiences and cultures. In 2013, she directed her Korean class students to host a “Celebrate Korea” program which performed to a sold-out crowd of people from all the surrounding counties of Valdosta, GA. For her contribution to the globalization of the Korean language and the development of Korean education in America, she was awarded the “Certificate of Appreciation” by the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Education in Korea on December 15, 2014. She was also awarded “Excellent Person of the Year” by News & Post (an internet-based Korean newspaper) on December 30, 2015, and nominated to represent Wiregrass at the GaTAPP Ambassador Conference on February 26, 2016. The GaTAPP Ambassador Program recognizes and highlights outstanding teachers.

With her Master’s degree and twelve years of teaching experience, Youngran is well-equipped to be a successful teacher. She is married with a son and a daughter and enjoys playing ping-pong and watching K-dramas in her free time.

Xin He

Xin He

2nd Grade - Mandarin

Mr. He has a Master’s degree in TESOL from Greensboro College (NC) and has been a Mandarin Chinese Immersion Teacher in North Carolina for five years. Mr.He also has a Master’s degree in Education with an emphasis in Educational Statistics from Yunnan University of Nationalities and a Bachelor’s degree in English from Changzhi University. Mr. He is a certified teacher in China and the U.S. Aside from teaching, he loves computer science, kayaking, camping, and swimming.

Jennifer Gilmer

Jennifer Gilmer

2nd Grade - English

Mrs. Gilmer is a Georgia native and a 1995 graduate of the University of West Georgia with a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education.  This will be her 28th year serving in an elementary setting.  In her spare time, she loves spending time with her family, volunteering, reading, traveling and working in her yard.  

Amy Shu Jiang

Amy Shu Jiang

2nd Grade - Mandarin

Ms. Amy earned her Bachelor’s degree in National University of Singapore. She had her post-graduate diploma in education in National Institute of Education. She has been a school teacher in Singapore for more than 10 years. She moved to the US with her family in 2020 and joined YHALE in August 2022. She loves to read and likes nice food. She enjoys spending the weekend with her family to see beautiful scenery.

Daisy Chen

Daisy Chen

2nd Grade - Mandarin

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!

Josephy Keeley

Josephy Keeley

2nd Grade- English

My name is Joseph Keeley. I was born and raised in midtown Atlanta and attended Georgia State University where I obtained my B.A. in Psychology and my Master of Arts in Teaching.
Since graduation, I have taught in Dekalb and Rockdale County as well as various cities in Asia including China and Taiwan. I met my wife in China and together we have a 5-year- old son, Phillip.
I enjoy spending time with my family, hiking the mountains and playing sports. I am huge fan of all of our teams here in Georgia especially the Bulldogs!. I am very excited to be joining the YHALE staff, community and of course my students.

 

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