• YingHua International School

    YingHua International School

  • English-Chinese Immersion School of Princeton

    English-Chinese Immersion School of Princeton

  • Excellence     Diversity     Integrity     Compassion

    Excellence     Diversity     Integrity     Compassion

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  • Administration

Joy Zhao
Joy Zhao - Interim Head of School, Director of Academics & IB PYP Coordinator
Ms. Zhao was the founding director of YHIS. She is passionate about dual language education and has extensive experience developing inquiry-based curriculum for Chinese immersion programs. Ms. Zhao graduated from Guangzhou Teacher's College with a B.A. in English. She has a Master's degree in elementary education from the University of Bridgeport and a Master’s degree in community counseling from Fairfield University. To her, teaching is at the same time exhilarating and humbling. She finds strength and inspiration from working with students, parents and teachers every day.
Michelle Tan
Michelle Tan - Director of Administration & Director of Summer Camp
Mrs. Tan has been with YHIS since its inception in 2007. She has a B.A. in psychology and B.S. in marketing. She has more than 15 years of experience in the business field, where she co-owned a tutoring service that served students from pre-school to elementary levels. At YHIS, Mrs. Tan supports teachers with her creativity and resourcefulness, and assists parents and guardians with enthusiasm and patience. She also finds great fulfillment in giving care and guidance to all students.
Emma Nelson
Emma Nelson - Director of Programs & 4th – 5th Grade English Teacher
Ms. Nelson has a Bachelor of Arts in education from Manchester Metropolitan University. She is specialized in children’s literature, science and special educational needs. Ms. Nelson is originally from Manchester, England, and she had worked as English and science teacher and the assistant director of the elementary school at the International School of Tucson for six years before she joined YHIS. Ms. Nelson is passionate about sharing literature with children of all ages and helping them find their love of reading and writing. In addition, Ms. Nelson was named the Top Elementary Science Teacher in Southern Arizona in 2012 and 2014, and loves exploring the scientific world with her students.
Felicia Pan Fea
Felicia Pan-Fea - Director of Marketing & Admissions
Ms. Pan-Fea joined YHIS with 15 years of sales & marketing background in the hospitality industry. She received her Bachelor’s from Rutgers University and a Master’s of Management in Hospitality from Cornell University. She has worked as the Director of Sales for many of the Marriott brands and enjoys meeting people and hearing their stories. Ms. Pan-Fea enjoys travelling abroad and learning about the uniqueness each culture has to offer. She has two bi-lingual daughters and is looking forward to being a key contributor to the growth of YHIS in Central New Jersey.
  • Teaching Staff

June Chou
June Chou – Homeroom Teacher of Early Learning Program (2-year-old Learning Room)
Ms. Chou has a Bachelor’s degree in public administration from National Taipei University, Taiwan. She is an experienced teacher of Chinese, having taught and inspired students of all ages from nursery to high school. Ms. Chou is resourceful, patient, and caring, and loves to work with young children. She has been with YHIS since 2014.

Yan Hong
Yan Hong – Assistant Teacher of Early Learning Program (2-year-old Learning Room)
Ms. Hong holds a Chinese Teaching Certificate from China, as well as an Early Childhood Education Diploma from George Brown College in Canada. Ms. Hong had taught Mandarin Chinese at an elementary school in China for 8 years before she came to North America, where she taught Chinese to native English speakers at various weekend Chinese schools and after-school programs. After working in several daycare centers with children ranging from ages 0 to 6, she has found a deep passion for helping young learners to reach their developmental goals and achieve their full potential.

Yanlin Li
Yanlin Premo - Homeroom Teacher of Pre-School & 3rd-7th Grade Visual Arts Teacher
Graduated from Chenzhou Teachers College, China, with a major in art, Mrs. Premo also received a certificate from Beijing Language and Culture University. She had rich experiences with many forms of arts before she settled on teaching in 2007, which has become the desire of her heart. She has since taught Chinese and arts to students ranging from pre-school to high school. Mrs. Premo enjoys being around young children and having a positive impact in their young lives, and she has been with YHIS since 2011.
Yongge Wang
Yongge Wang – Assistant Teacher of Pre-Kindergarten & ECE (Early Childhood Education) Math Advisor
Ms. Wang graduated from Jilin University, Changchun, China, with a 2-year college degree in education specialized in in library and information. Later on, she earned a 3-year college degree in mathematics education from Northeastern Normal University in China. Ms. Wang has more than 15 years of experience teaching mathematics to students ranging from elementary to high schools. In the U.S., she taught Chinese in after school programs for 3 years before joining YHIS. She loves children and is passionate about teaching, especially teaching math. Ms. Wang has been with the school since 2016.
Jane Lu
Jane Lu – Homeroom Teacher of Pre-Kindergarten
Ms. Lu graduated from National Chung-Hsing University in Taiwan with a Bachelor’s degree in history. She has also earned the Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential in the U.S. She is knowledgeable with child development and has years of teaching experience in early childhood education settings. Ms. Lu is a strong advocate of helping children to find their own interests and passion and to learn in a natural and nurturing environment. Ms. Lu has been with YHIS since 2015.
Cong Huang
Cong Huang – Co-Teacher of Pre-Kindergarten
Ms. Huang has a Bachelor’s degree in English from Huazhong University of Science and Technology. She then studied at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and Boston University, receiving her two Master’s degrees in Linguistics and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), respectively. Before joining YHIS, Ms. Huang taught in a Mandarin immersion school in the Greater Boston Area as a certified preschool teacher. She loves working with kids and is devoted to helping them to become independent, confident learners and to take full advantages of early bilingual education.
Hui Wang
Whitney Hui Wang - Homeroom Teacher of Kindergarten & ECE (Early Childhood Education) Mentor Teacher
Ms. Wang has an A.A. in early childhood education from Qingdao Teacher's College, China. During her 17-year tenure at a prestigious kindergarten in China, she advanced from head teacher to master teacher to vice principal, well known and loved for her professionalism and creativity. Ms. Wang has been teaching at YHIS since 2008. She has also won the highest honor of Teacher of the Year at Huaxia Chinese School, a community-based school, for her outstanding teaching of 4th grade for over 10 years. She is skilled at inquiry-based teaching and educating the whole child. Ms. Wang has been with YHIS since 2008.
Ying Zheng
Evelyn Ying Zheng – Homeroom Teacher of 1st Grade & 1st-3rd Grade Music Teacher
Ms. Zheng has a Bachelor’s degree in music education from Shanghai Teachers College, China. She has more than 10 years of music teaching experience in elementary schools in China. Ms. Zheng has also been teaching Kindergarten Chinese at weekend community schools since 2004. Her expertise is to seamlessly integrate performing arts with the teaching of language and culture. She has been with YHIS since 2012.
Rui Deng
Rui Deng – Homeroom Teacher of 2nd Grade
Rui Deng has a Bachelor’s degree in English from Jinling College, Nanjing University, China. She continued to pursue her M.S. Ed in the program of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) at University of Pennsylvania. During her research at Penn, she became passionate about teaching Chinese to K-12 students, and she gained her teaching experience at different schools in Greater Philadelphia Area. She specializes in integrating different teaching strategies in classes to motivate students to explore and discover. She believes that the combination of student-centered teaching and immersion education will unlock students’ potential and help them find their own passion.
Yang You
Yang You – Homeroom Teacher of 3rd Grade
Ms. You holds a Bachelor’s degree from Beijing Normal University (Teacher’s College) -Hong Kong Baptist University United International College and a Master’s degree in Education from University of Pennsylvania with a focus on Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). Prior to her joining YHIS, Ms. You taught Mandarin Chinese and ESL (English as Second Language) at a private school in Long Island for two years. Prior to that, she had taught Chinese in grades from one through five at a community-based Chinese school in Connecticut. Ms. You believes in a holistic approach where students are given the opportunity to utilize their hands, head and heart to make learning their own and to connect with their surroundings in a meaningful and inspiring way.
Sirong Wu
Sirong Wu – Homeroom Teacher of 4th-5th Grade
Ms. Wu has a Bachelor’s degree in English from Hunan University, China. She then studied at University of Pennsylvania and earned M.S.ED in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). She has experience designing curriculum and teaching elementary and middle school students. Ms. Wu is a loving, caring, and patient teacher, and devoted to educating and helping students to be the best they can be.
Wen-Lin Su
Wen-Lin Su – Director of Middle School & Head Teacher of 6th-7th Grade
Ms. Su received a B.A. in Chinese Literature from Cheng-Chi University and a M.A. in Teaching Chinese as a Second/ Foreign Language from Taiwan Normal University. She had experience teaching college level Chinese at Washington & Lee University, Yale University, and Princeton in Beijing Program. She also taught Chinese at Miss Porter’s School in Connecticut for 8 years, during which time she was actively involved in the Chinese teaching community in the Greater Hartford area, serving as the principal of Chinese Language School of Greater Hartford. Ms. Su is a frequent speaker at workshops and conferences related to Chinese teaching at local, regional and national levels. She is a passionate teacher and a lifelong learner herself, continuously learning and using a rich repertoire of teaching techniques, approaches and philosophies. Ms. Su has been with YHIS since 2015.
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Angel Mossucco – 1st Grade English Teacher & 6th-7th Grade English & History Teacher
Ms. Mossucco earned her Master of Arts in teaching degree from Montclair State University. She has two decades of experience teaching English reading, writing and grammar to students ranging from college freshman to first graders. Ms. Mossucco is certified by the Dyslexia Institutes of America as a reading therapist. She is a poet who is passionate about the impact of the written word, striving to help students find beauty and truth through their own reading and writing. Ms. Mossucco's youngest daughter attends YHIS full time. Ms. Mossucco loves to discover the interests and ideas that exist within each child and to maintain the excitement of their passions while teaching new concepts and skills. She has been with YHIS since 2013.
Emma Nelson
Emma Nelson – Director of Programs & 4th – 5th Grade English Teacher
Ms. Nelson has a Bachelor of Arts in education from Manchester Metropolitan University. She is specialized in children’s literature, science and special educational needs. Ms. Nelson is originally from Manchester, England, and she had worked as English and science teacher and the assistant director of the elementary school at the International School of Tucson for six years before she joined YHIS. Ms. Nelson is passionate about sharing literature with children of all ages and helping them find their love of reading and writing. In addition, Ms. Nelson was named the Top Elementary Science Teacher in Southern Arizona in 2012 and 2014, and loves exploring the scientific world with her students. Ms. Nelson has been with YHIS since 2015.
Randi Greenhouse
Randi Greenhouse – 2nd & 3rd Grade English Teacher
Mrs. Greenhouse earned her bachelor’s degree in English from Douglass College and a Master of Education from the Rutgers Graduate School of Education. She taught English in the Freehold Regional High School District and Language Arts in the West Windsor-Plainsboro School District. She has a successful tutoring business and has worked with children of all ages from Edison to Princeton. Mrs. Greenhouse strives to make each student feel valued and successful. She brings warmth and joy to her classroom each day and loves to inspire her students to become passionate, life-long readers and writers.
Teacher Wang
Nancy Nien-Tzu Wang, Ph.D. – Middle School Math Teacher & Math Advisor to Elementary Grades
Dr. Wang received her B.S. degree of mathematics from Chung-Yuan Christian University, Taiwan. After she received her Ph.D. degree in mathematics from University of Utah, Dr. Wang taught math at the university level for several years and tutored high school students. From 2008 to 2010, she taught math at YHIS and found her passion in teaching young learners. She has resumed teaching math at YHIS since 2014 and deeply enjoys sharing her expertise and love of math with students here.
May Jean Cheah
May Jean Cheah, Ph.D. – Middle School Science Teacher & Science Advisor to Elementary Grades
Dr. Cheah received her Bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from McGill University and a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Princeton University. She has teaching experiences with students across diverse settings, ranging from elementary school learners to middle school and college students. She loves sharing her passion for science and inquiry-based learning with students at YHIS. Dr. Cheah has been with YHIS since 2014.
Zhong Jun Ge
“Jun” Zhongjun Ge – School-wide P.E. Teacher
Mr. Ge graduated from He‘nan Normal University with a Bachelor’s degree in physical education with a concentration in teaching and research of gymnastics. He then taught gymnastics at the same university for 10 years. Mr. Ge went on to receive from Western Michigan University a Master’s degree in physical education with a focus on special physical education. As a U.S. Certified Men’s Coach, Mr. Ge coached the men’s team and a class of children with autism at Schafer School of Gymnastics from 2008 to 2011. He is also an experienced Chinese teacher, having taught Chinese at community Chinese schools including YingHua Language School in Lawrence and Fangcaodi Chinese School in Edison. Mr. Ge has been with YHIS since 2014.

Sophia Yuan
Sophia Yuan – K-2nd Grade Visual Arts Teacher & After-school Program Teacher
An award-winning artist, Mrs. Yuan’s artworks have been exhibited internationally and locally in NY, NJ and PA. Her expertise ranges from Chinese calligraphy, water-color, acrylic and pastel painting, paper-cutting to origami. Mrs. Yuan is also an experienced and passionate teacher of arts, having taught an adult art class at the Rockefeller Center in NYC for 7 years as well as students of all ages in many other organizations, institutes and art festivals. She loves to work with children and has designed numerous art programs for children of all ages. Mrs. Yuan has been with YHIS since 2011.
Kenneth Lightfoot
Kenneth Lightfoot – String Orchestra Program Director
Mr. Lightfoot comes to YingHua International School with years of experience teaching orchestra to middle and elementary students, including starting a successful new orchestra program for the Bridgeton Public School District in Bridgeton, NJ. He is a graduate of The College of New Jersey with a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education as a cello major. He provides private instruction to students of all ages and abilities in cello, violin, and viola. He is also adept at playing bass guitar, guitar, trombone, and drums. It is Mr. Lightfoot’s diverse abilities and experience with music programs in the South Brunswick Public School District and Bridgeton Public School District that makes him an invaluable resource for our students in the string orchestra program.
Art Stephano
Arthur Stephano – Music Teacher of 4th – 7th Grade
For more than 20 years Mr. Stephano, has been musician, composer, bandleader and teacher. His students have gone on to successful collegiate music programs, professional careers in music and years of enjoyment as players, bandleaders and teachers themselves. Mr. Stephano was educated at West Chester University and studied with masters such as Mr. Paul Klinefelter, Mr. Peter Paulsen and Ms. Heather Miller. Playing with many different musical groups of varying genres such as the Immaculata Symphony and several jazz ensembles, Mr. Stephano has recently released an album of all original music with a local recording group. Mr. Stephano inspires to bring out the wonder of music with his students and challenges them to connect all of life’s experiences with the joy of music while exploring the limitless musical universe with creativity and imagination.
Cynthia Liu
Cynthia Liu (马咏) – Dance Teacher
Mrs. Liu grew up in a family with a strong performing arts background. Her Father was a film, television, stage and theater director and her mother was an actress. She graduated from dance school and immigrated to United States in 1995. She continued her dance education in the U.S. and completed her dance training in Jazz, Modern ballet and traditional ballet. Following the foot step of the well-known dancer, Liu Fenglan, who specializes in dance teaching and choreography, Mrs. Liu started teaching dance and creating her own dance pieces. Since founding her first dance group in 1992, Mrs. Liu has created many unique dance pieces blending modern dance with Chinese classical dance elements to the tune of contemporary dance songs. Currently, she owns four dance troupes. She is also one of HuaXia Chinese schools’ dance teachers in East Brunswick and Marlboro, and a representative in the HuaXia Headquarter Committee. Mrs. Liu is also a licensed yoga teacher.

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