Administrative Staff

Dr. Je Yeong Yu

Dr. Je Yeong Yu

Principal

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

Susan P. George

Business Manager & Operations Director

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

Melissa Clermont

Parent Liaison & Data Specialist

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.

Dr. Olivia Lane

Dr. Olivia Lane

Assessment & Gifted Coordinator

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!

Naomi Ahn

Naomi Ahn

After School & Enrichment Director

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.

Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Hudson

Math Coordinator & 5th Grade Math Teacher

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!

 Ji Sun Kim

Ji Sun Kim

Office Assistant & Bookkeeper

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

Dr. Connie Le

MTSS Coordinator & Curriculum Support

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.

Suchada Thepchatri

Suchada Thepchatri

Human Resources

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.

Yujin Pae

Yujin Pae

Nurse Aid

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”.

 

Looking for a job opportunity?

Please see yhale.org/employment for openings, and then email resume to admin@yhale.org