Dr. Yu holds her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with an endorsement in Special Education, a Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction, and a Doctor of Education in Ethical Leadership. With twenty-five years of educational experience, we welcome her knowledge and insight in growing YHALE as a thriving Mandarin-English & Korean-English charter school of Georgia.
See yhale.org/principal for Dr. Yu’s Personal Statement and contact details.
Susan P George earned her bachelor’s degree in Health Education from Florida State University. She has 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.
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.
I am Dr. Olivia McDonald-Lane. I am originally from Kingston, Jamaica, and I have been living in Georgia for the past 20 years. I have been an educator for almost 30 years. I earned my associate teaching diploma at Mico Teachers’ College in Kingston, Jamaica, my Bachelor of Arts degree in Linguistics at the University of the West Indies, a Master of Science degree in Curriculum and Instruction at Walden University, and I earned my Doctor of Education degree at Walden University. I have taught high school, middle school, and elementary. I love to travel and I have an awesome husband who loves traveling as much as I do! I have three step children, three nieces and a nephew. I married an Atlanta Hawks fan and I am now a fan by way of marriage! Go Hawks! I strongly believe that all students are capable of learning and as educators, we not only teach, but we inspire!
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.
Ji Sun Kim accredited her bachelor’s degree in Business Industrial Operations and Supply Chain Management at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 2012. She loves being around the children and working with them. She taught English in Korea for 5 years. And she also taught Korean in the US for 2 years. She has worked in the business field for about 10 years. She enjoys listening to Classical and Jazz Music. She also loves to travel around the world with her family.
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.
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.
Ms. Kanchana Sukirya obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems from the University of Georgia in June 1995. She has over 9 years of experience in the IT field as a Programmer Analyst, Software Engineer and Project Manager. Ms. Sukirya also has certifications in IT including CCNA (Cisco Certified Networking Administrator), MCSE (Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer), as well as Project Management Certificate from Georgia Tech. She has volunteered in the Gwinnett County School System as a Room Parent and has also served on the PTO Board for over 10 years. Ms. Sukirya is also a certified Stroke and Turn Judge USA Swim Official for the past 4 years and enjoys volunteering at the swim meets. She loves to travel, watch movies and go on nature walks Ms. Sukirya is very excited to work with YHALE’s amazing staff and all the marvelous students.
Olivia earned a BA from Indiana University’s Individualized Major Program, in Caribbean Ecology & Sustainable Development. She has over 15 years of graphic design, marketing & communications experience, with 7 years of being a French & English language immersion educator, as well as DLI campaigner, in Bwa Kayiman, Ayiti, Philadelphia, PA, Washington, DC, and Columbia, SC.