Huang, Olivia

Chinese teacher. B. S. in art history from the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing, China. B. S. Business Administration in Accounting from Portland State University. Olivia has been working as an interpreter for fourteen years. The focus of the interpretation are both in the medical area for patients and in the education field where providing communication support between schools and parents. Olivia enjoys teaching and interacting with students. She is a native speaker of Mandarin Chinese and fluent in English.

Lawry, Elizabeth

Preschool English teacher. Lizzy earned her Bachelors degree in German from the University of Oregon. She has two years of teaching experience from South Korea and loves working with children. She is an avid reader, enjoys arts and crafts, and likes to participate in public speaking activities.

Li, Dan

Chinese instructor of level 1 Chinese. Attended Guang Zhou College of Finance in Guongdong, China. Dan continues to volunteer at local churches and schools. She assists the school with her curriculum development skills and participates regularly in professional training programs. Her hobbies include music, reading, travel and shopping.

Li, Ling

Sub-director, Chinese teacher and drama instructor. Li, Ling has over a decades worth of teaching experience and holds a diploma in early childhood education. Ling has a lot of experience in curriculum development and she is a native Mandarin speaker. She is of gentle and kind nature and the children adore her. Her interests are in travel, shopping and music. She has helped our school with choreography of student performances and is overall, a fantastic teacher.

Liu, Ainong

Chinese teacher. B.S. in Laser Physics and M.E in Solid State. She participates in the Confucius Institute Summer Training Program at Portland State University, Oregon, and also participates in the Hanban Training Program in Beijing where she has been awarded for certificates for her work. Ainong is teaching Chinese at CEC Chinese school as well. She is a standard Mandarin Chinese speaker.

Liu, Ying

Chinese teacher

Lu, Hua

Chinese teacher. Hua Lu received professional training in child psychology and early childhood education in Shanghai where she held successive teaching positions at local multinational kindergartens before moving to America. She is really good at developing new games and new curriculums, and she has a unique sense of joining care and authority for the greater benefit of her lovely students. She is a native speaker of Mandarin Chinese.

Manian, Mark

English teacher. B.S. in Accountancy, minor in Economics from California State University, Northridge. Mark has over four years of teaching experience. He teaches English to preschool classes and is the creative writing teacher for elementary students. He has a passion for teaching and is excited to use fun and creative ways to educate his students.

McCoy, Dylan

English Teacher. Dylan earned his B.S. in Business Administration and a minor in Economics from the University of Oregon. He has a year of experience teaching English in China and has been working with children for over two years. He greatly enjoys teaching and takes pride in watching his students grow. He teaches English to preschool students and writing to elementary students. 

Ong, Lindsey

Chinese teacher. B.A. double major in World language: Chinese and Literature from Portland State University. Lindsey has taught at two other preschools before joining Goodtime and she has also worked as a volunteer for a conversation partner program at Portland Community College. She loves working with kids and feels happy when they can learn more of their native or new language. As a teacher her goals are helping kids learn literacy and listening skills.

Shu, Yibing

Chinese teacher and school president. B.A. in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language M.A. in Anthropology and Theology, former director of Minority Culture Center at Beijing Language and Culture University. His research focuses on comparative culture and language pedagogy. He is a member of the International society for Chinese Language Teaching, American Council on Teaching Foreign Language, Chinese Language Teachers Association and other academic organizations. His books, Games For Learning Chinese and The Courses of China and USA Comparative Culture has been published in 2011 and 2012. His newest work, My First Chinese Bible, was published in 2016. He speaks standard Mandarin Chinese.

Tang, Ning

Chinese teacher. I worked at Nanjing before I moved to the U.S.A. I got my diploma at Nanjing 

Normal University. I love and enjoy children. I volunteered at elementary, middle, and high school and was involved in some activities when my children grew up. I am a patient and responsible teacher. I work with passion. I like to watch TV, especially comedies.

Wu, Xirong

I was born and raised in China where I received my Bachelor in Engineering, and I went to Japan to earn my Master.
I started teaching at a high school in China after I graduated from the college. I also had taught Chinese for 5 years and tutored math to college students for 2 years while I was pursuing my Master’s Degree in Japan. When I moved to the United States, I have been volunteered in public parks and schools for their international culture fairs for several years. I enjoyed introducing Asian culture to American people. Besides those activities in public, I taught my daughter Chinese and helped her homework in math and science at home from elementary to high school. In my free time, I like to dance and play sports activities. I enjoy doing Zumba, Yoga and other exercises in the gym. I am bright and energetic person. I always have my passion for teaching, and I keep learning new things in my daily life. I love to be with people, especially young children. I will be so happy to see them growing up every single moment.

Yu, Luna

I was born in Beijing, China and immigrated to Portland, Oregon in 2000, where I have lived since. My education background includes: B.A. degree in graphic design. I worked as a graphic designer for family businesses for years. I have volunteered to teach Mandarin in local elementary schools in Tibet. While traveling, I also have taught Mandarin to people in the U.S., Canada, Nepal, Turkey, Egypt and Serbia. Before working at GoodTime, I worked at a private preschool in Portland for almost one year. I enjoy working with children and seeing how much they learn and grow. They make me laugh with little things they say as they learn. I am delighted to be part of GoodTime!

Zhou, Yanzhuo

Chinese teacher and school director. B.A. in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language. She is the chief Chinese language instructor of GCS. She has dedicated her life to teaching Chinese in China and US for the last two decades. She is interested in Chinese pedagogy and publishes books and dissertation about it. She used to be Chinese language teacher of Catlin Gabel School and she is Chinese teacher of French American International School as well. She is the member of American Council on Teaching Foreign Language, Chinese Language Teachers Association. She is a standard Mandarin Chinese speaker.
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