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.
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.