Emily Palmer got a master degree in Curriculum and Instruction and a Certificate in Early Childhood Education at the Masters Program at Portland State University. She has achieved Step 11 (out of the maximum of 12) in the Oregon Registry: Pathways to Professional Development. She also has more than 8 years of experience teaching Mandarin Chinese to children ages 0 to 13. Seeking to fulfill her desire to inspire children to build on their natural curiosity by teaching through hands-on learning, she left her prior career in supply chain operation management to become a full-time educator.
Emily is pursuing her doctor program in Education at Portland State University.
Teacher Wu graduated from Beijing Normal University and gained her Master degree in Education from Germany. She speaks Mandarin, German and English. With over 5 years of experience in teaching Chinese as a foreign language, enrich her multicultural perspective. Before she became an early childhood educator, she has strong math, natural science, history as well as Chinese literature background. Now she is a mother of a 4 years old trilingual girl. As an advocator of psychoanalysis and individual psychology, she devoted herself to early childhood education. She designs the Chinese curriculum for preschoolers and toddlers.
Teacher Li graduated from Southwestern University of Finance and Economics in Chengdu, China, and earned her BA in Finance. She also got European Bachelor of Arts for account manager in private banking. She was trained at China and earned her National teacher certification examination certificate. She worked in the business field until she immigrated to USA. She teaches children and adults Mandarin. Her educational philosophy is to be carried out by emphasizing the child’s abilities, competences, and natural aptitude, developing and fostering the child in ways that encourage the development of new and inherent talents.
Andrew was born and raised in Oregon and has taught in the state for almost a decade. Seeking to give back to the state he was a product of, Andrew became employed by the Oregon Department of Education teaching Science, Technology, Art, and Math to at risk youth in the states low income schools. Going on to found the EPOC organization in 2011 to provide supplemental education programs in our inner cities, he is dedicated to the future of our education system and its students.