MCS Teachers

I’m m not a teacher but an awakener.
Robert Frost
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them become what they are capable of becoming.
Goethe

郑亚男(Chinese Pre-K)

郑亚男毕业于孟菲斯大学MBA 专业,持有普通话乙级甲等证书。来美之前担当过 两年语文教师,计划和组织相关课程和活动,帮助学生发展口语阅读写作等能力, 教过一些香港学生学习普通话,让他们认识并热爱中国文化。确保学生在课堂上和 操场上的安全。能及时与家长沟通,履行分配的职责。擅长唱歌跳舞,能够积极活跃 课堂气氛。对待学生很有耐心。

霍卫红(Chinese K)

任Highland中文学校学前班中文老师8年 ,有尽职尽责的工作态度及与幼儿相处的 工作经验经历。在教学中认真备课,课堂上结合每个幼儿 个性,基础,调整教学方法, 激发孩子们学习的动力和兴趣,力求做到寓教于乐。以老师、朋友、母亲的身分送走 又迎来一批批可爱的孩子……喜欢孩子爱孩子,旨在让孩子在我班上快乐充实、爱上中文!

张纹云(Chinese 1)

现任中文学校一年级中文老师。新生入学刚开始进入正规教学,面临大量要掌握的知识, 极具挑战,需要一个适应阶段,针对这个特点课堂上推行学与玩并行,希望能激发同学们 的学习兴趣与热情。同时在不增加负担的情况下适当进行古诗教育,学习经典优美词句, 建立对中国文化深层次的认识,培养良好的学习习惯,为进一步提高打下基础。

梁瑛娟(Chinese 2)

生于北京,毕业于北京联合大学。普通话标准,流利。热爱教育,热爱中国文化, 自2008年起在Highland中文学校担任中文教师。也曾担任Riverdale中文学校 七年级的老师。来美后,一直努力思考如何传播中文和中国文化。自己的女儿在 Highland中文学校从Kindergarten到七年级毕业,学完了全部课程,一直保持 了优异的成绩,保持了比较好的听说读写能力。对女儿的培养经历,结合在两所 中文学校的任教经历,使我对学生、家长和教材有了越来越深入的了解,积累了 比较多的经验。针对孩子们的特点,采取灵活多样的教学方式,激发孩子们的兴趣, 培养他们的自信心。坚信每个孩子体内都蕴藏着巨大的潜能。看到孩子们的巨大 进步和不断突破,感觉特别欣慰。目前是学校董事会成员,并被任命为负责中文 教学的教务长。愿继续为孩子们的成长和学校的发展献策献力。

吕永巧 (Chinese 3)

毕业于浙江教育学院,持有杭州市中小学教师资格证书和普通话乙级甲等证书。 2007年来美之前是杭州市西湖区的小学语文老师和班主任,有10年一线教育教学工作经验, 曾经荣获杭州市西湖区优秀班主任称号和优质课评比2等奖,担任学校语文教研组副组长。 2010-2017 年期间在芝加哥北郊希林芝北中文学校,负责马立平中文教材的教学工作, 多次指导学生参加世界华人学生作文大赛和侨报作文大赛,每年都有学生荣获一、二、三等奖, 被评为优秀中文指导老师。

李洋(Chinese 4)

生在中国长在中国。从小就喜欢散文诗歌而且热衷于朗诵表演。在小学时深得老师的栽培和鼓励, 经常参加诗朗诵比赛并获得多次奖状。这些为今后的文学素养的培养奠定了很好的基础。 长大后毕业于东北师范大学,主修生物,辅修英语。在校期间除了学习专业课程外还系统学习 了教育学,心理学和教学管理课程。毕业后有机会报效祖国从事教育事业5年。在这5年期间里 勤勤恳恳专研教学方法,曾获得一次全省优秀青年教师证书,一次全市青年教师公开课大赛 一等奖等殊荣。所有这些努力为我的教育教学积攒了丰富的经验。

王莺(Chinese 5)

2000年开始至今在中文学校教中文。最初采用的是暨南大学出版的中文教材,然后改用 马立平的中文教材。我教的学生年龄都在9,10岁左右,二年级和三年级都教过。最近几年, 我一直专注在三年级的中文教学上。我非常热爱中文学校,热爱儿童中文教育!

王洪波(Chinese 6)

自2002年起直到目前为止在Highland中文学校教中文,教过六年级和七年级。 以六年级为主。从2003年起到2013在Riverdale 中文学校任中文课教师,曾教过四、 五、六三个年级,以六年级为多。毕业于中国人民大学,在京求学工作生活近二十年。

庄大明(Chinese 7)

出生在吉林省吉林市(中国唯一的省市同名),2002年秋季开始教中文课;用过暨南 大学出版社的一、二、三年级教材和马利平编写的五、六、七年级教材;现任七年级 的中文教师。 我在中文学校任课15年了,理念是让学生的听说读写全面发展,用毕业 发言和作文说话!热爱中文教育,文化传播和传承。

Guiling Chang (Kung Fu)

Ms. Chang is currently a visiting scholar in University of Memphis Confucius Institute. She holds a faculty position in Kung Fu at Xi’an Finance and Economics College, Xi’an, China. She won several champions and numerous awards in international and national Kung Fu competitions between 1985 and 1994 in China. She also obtained several teaching awards due to her excellence in teaching Kung Fu.

Ray Chen (Go)

Mr. Chen is a Go coach. He holds a Go rank of Amateur Five Duan. He won the first place in teenage GO tournament in Hangzhou City, China, and and the second place in Province Zhejiang. He taught child Go classes full time from 2011 to 2012. He is good at using examples in daily lives to help students memorize difficult terms in Go. Learning Go aids in developing various mental abilities such as the ability in logic, calculation, and reasoning, and also helps children develop the habit of careful thinking before acting.

McKenzie Day (Ballet – 5-6 Years)

An experienced dancer, teacher, and choreographer skilled in sharing her passion for dance both physically and intellectually. An excellent team player who values collaboration and enjoys exploring new ways to solve problems. An organized, process-oriented individual who creatively and concisely relays information to various age groups with wide-ranging abilities. Allows students to explore dance as a means to understand their human anatomy, collaborate with peers, and creatively communicate ideas through movement.

Rachel Fan (Math - AMC 8/Math Counts)

Rachel Fan is a senior at White Station High School where she leads the Mu Alpha Theta math honor society, TED-Ed Club, and TEDxYouth@WSHS team. Throughout middle school, she participated in various math competitions. She placed 3rd individually in chapter Mathcounts, 4th in chapter Mathcounts Countdown round, and 2nd in chapter Mathcounts team round. She received the 6th highest score in the Mathcounts state competition and was school winner for AMC 8. In TMTA, she has ranked in the top ten for the west TN region in Geometry, Algebra 2, and Calculus and Advanced Topics. In teaching this class, she aims to help students learn and develop the skills they need to enjoy and succeed in competitive math and problem solving in general.

Annette Jacobson Frankel (English Essay Writing)

Mrs. Frankel is from Santa Monica, CA and has lived in suburban Memphis since 1988. She is in her forty-seventh year of teaching holding a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English from Mount St. Mary's College in Los Angeles and A Master of Science Degree in Curriculum Design and Instruction from The University of Memphis. She taught middle and high school English in California, Maryland, Illinois. and English/English as a Second Language in Japan, Portugal and at The University of Memphis. Her professional affiliations include Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities and Kappa Delta Pi, an International Society in Education. She has been published in CALIFORNIA MEN'S STYLIST magazine and WESTWORDS, a literary journal. Other achievements include the presentation of research papers at The University of Tennessee, The University of Georgia and The University of Mississippi. In addition to teaching at Memphis Chinese School, Mrs. Frankel tutors English and English as a Second Language, Pronunciation, American culture for foreigners. and does editing for private parties as well as corporate clients.

Yanhua He (CSL 1 & 2, Business Chinese)

Yanhua He is excited to teach at Memphis Chinese School. Mrs. He is a member of the National Chinese Honor Society. She has 11 years of experience working in education, as well as teaching English courses in China and Chinese courses in Memphis, TN. She earned her Master degree in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (MTCSOL) from Nankai University. Yanhua also worked at International study department of Tianjin Light Industry Vocational Technical College, China. She actively involved with in numerous international partnerships and exchange programs from U.S., Germany, Sweden, Australia, New Zealand and Thailand.
Yanhua has a one year old son at home. She loves spending time with her family. Her hobbies include cooking, gardening, traveling the world and learning new languages. Mrs. He believes language is a window to the human mind. Linguistic teaching is not only to teach how to speak a language, but also introduce the culture and history of the language and experience the fun of foreign language study.

Patsy Lane and Charlotte Lane (General Music 5-10 Years)

Teachers for Music will be Mrs. Patsy Lane and Miss Charlotte Lane. Years of teaching experience for both includes multiple ages in classroom settings and private lessons. They are members of the National Association for Music Education, Tennessee Music Education Association, and the American OrffSchulwerk Association, and they attend professional development conferences. Mrs. Lane has a Master of Music degree from the University of Memphis and a Bachelor of Science and Music Education from the University of North Alabama. Miss Lane has a Master of Arts and Teaching degree from Harding University and a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Memphis. Joyful and creative experiences are planned to enhance learning about music, and as stated by Plato, “Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.”

Grace Lin (Art 1)

Mrs. Grace Lin, who earned her Bachelor Degree in Interior Design and Master Degree in Education from U.S, has been in art teaching for more than 15 years at elementary school level. Her teaching philosophy is to apply different methodology and techniques in arts to her students that can motivate her student interests and developing their creativity in arts. She has been exposed to various arts, including sketch, water color painting, oil painting, Chinese painting, sculpture, ceramics and design. In addition, she learned Ling-nan School Chinese painting under a famous artist Lei-Sheng Huang in Taiwan for a number of years. Now she likes water color, acrylic, and color pencil painting during her leisure time.

Katie McIntyre (Ballet 3-6 Years)

Dancing into existence, Katie McIntyre has been sharing her love of dance before she could walk. Beginning her dance training at age 2, Memphis, TN became her stomping grounds for spreading her passion for dance. She has studied and trained at Alvin Ailey Extension, The Dance Academy of Bartlett, Ballet Memphis, Columbia College Chicago, and as a dance major at The University of Alabama. She has studied ballet, modern, jazz, musical theater, pointe, tap, contemporary, hip hop, aerial arts, belly dancing, and ballroom. She has taught ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, modern, and tumbling at many studios in Tennessee, Alabama, and Virginia. Katie loves fire dancing and has shared her passion of hula hooping and spinning fire on the streets of Virginia Beach, Colorado, Oregon, and California. Her hobbies include gardening, making music, reading, writing poetry, hiking, drumming, and singing her heart out. Dancing is the core language of her heart, using dance as a way to flow through her fears, emotions, shadows, tears, and joys of life, without inhibition. If she's not prancing around, you can find her in a garden.

Jin Huang Powell (Art – Enhanced Drawing & Sculpture)

Jin is an artist and sculptor. She graduated from the Sculpture Department of The Central Academy of Fine Art, the top art college in China, and holds a master’s degree in Arts from Memphis College of Art. She has held many exhibitions and earned numerous awards in her career. Her artist statement: “My art is about people, their lives, and their experiences. The intent of my work is to express an emotion, thought, story or journey. My work becomes a mirror where the viewer is reflected in the reflection, and same time speaks about my interpretation and perceptions. My master teacher and friend, Qian Shao Wu, always tell me, “The eye sees only what can be seen. The heart sees what is invisible. That is the way.” For Jin’s work and achievements, see: JinPowellArt.

Lisa Rowe (Yoga)

Lisa retired from the US Navy after 26 years of service in April 2008. She continues to work with the US Navy as a Government Service employee at the US Navy base in Millington. After she retired from the Navy she fell in love with Yoga. November 2009 she received her 200-hour teaching certificate from Sarla Nichols the founder of Midtown Yoga Studio in Memphis. Since then Lisa has continued to practice yoga daily or attending yoga workshops or traveling to yoga retreats. Lisa has taught over 500 hours of yoga and been teaching for the MCS since 2015. She teaches at Midtown Yoga Studio and at the Living Well St. Jude staff. Lisa is a Yoga Alliance certified instructor.

Michael Wang (Math)

Michael Wang is a senior computational biologist at St Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Michael has a passion for teaching and working with children. He has been with Memphis Chinese School for 4 years. The courses he previously taught include SAT/ACT Math, ACT Science and AMC10. In the past four years, he was also the math club coach for middle school students at Lausanne Collegiate School.

Joshua Williams (Public Speaking/Effective Communication/Presentation)

Mr. William holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business. He has worked in the business world for the past 11 years. He has served as an Operations and Sales manager, National Accounts Manager, Regional Director, and currently senior Director. He has extensive experience in public speaking. He has been invited and featured as a guest speaker at multiple industry conferences and symposiums. Some of the more notable guest speaker invitations were from Wal-Mart, CVS Caremark, Merck, University of Kentucky, and the University of Arkansas. Mr. Williams also regularly speaks in church meetings, and has served in children’s church meetings for around 5 years.

Changzhi Yu (Art 2)

Mr. Yu has taught as a professor at Jilin Art College in Changchun of China for about twenty years. Between 2001 and 2003, he studied at the Memphis College of Art for his Master Degree of Fine Art. Graduating from the Memphis College of Art, he worked at the Center for Southern Folklore for ten years as an art director and a photographer. Since 2001 he has been teaching art class at the Memphis Chinese Language Art School. He has also taught Chinese painting at the after school program at the Presbyterian Day School, as well as the summer campus at the University of Memphis Confucius Institute. He has taught many courses at the Memphis Chinese School for sixteen years, such as cartoon, sketch, watercolor, and Chinese paint.