The CLSC faculty consists of experienced, native-speaking Chinese teachers who are graduates of universities in the U.S. and China. Staff development, conducted by teaching professionals, takes place throughout the school year.
| Yajuan Zhang
Yajuan Zhang graduated from Shanghai Normal University in China, has 20 years of teaching experience. Yajuan was granted Master's degree in Education in China. In 2006, as a visiting scholar at California State University, Stanislaus, Yajuan studied Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages with the funding from China Scholarship Council (CSC). In 2010 Yajuan was granted her second Master's degree in Teaching English as the Second Language at SIT Graduate Institute, Vermont. Yajuan has been quite inspired by her teaching at CLSC, sharing experiences with students of Chinese language and culture.
| Xiao Lin
Xiao Lin has over 17 years teaching experience in China and United States. She comes from a family of educators, including her father and brother who are teachers. Xiao has a B.A in Education from Fujian Teaching University of China and an M.A. in Education from University of Bridgeport. Currently, she holds CT teaching certificates in World Languages and Elementary Education. Xiao has received several awards including Teacher of the Year and Best Classroom Teachers of the Year etc. She truly enjoys working with students from different ages, who have different interests and needs.
|Yu-Chi (Vicky) Huang
Chinese, Charter Oak State College, B.A.; TESOL, University of Bridgeport, M.S.; English, Eternal-Life Christian College, B.A. Certification: K-12 World Language Certification, CT
Sisi Guo graduated from University of Bridgeport with M.S. in TESOL and Elementary Education. As an intern and student teacher in her graduate teaching program, she taught for one and half years in Bridgeport public schools. She was a Chinese teacher at Huaxia Chinese School of Greater New York and Chinese Language School of Fairfield County for over two years. She believes in creating a positive and engaging learning environment for children to learn Chinese. She consistently guides her students to work together and individually to their personal and academic best.
|Fiona (Na) Liu
Fiona Liu has been a teacher at the Chinese Language School of Connecticut for over 5 years now. She also teaches Chinese Mandarin at the prestigious Masters School in Dobbs Ferry, NY. Previously she also taught at the Rippowam Cisqua School in Bedford, NY. While in China, she started a successful English language training school, employing 10 teachers, and ran it for three years serving students from K-12 until moving to Shanghai to work two years for World Teach training volunteer English teachers. She holds a B.A. in English from Hunan Normal University in ChangSha, China, and an international Teacher’s Certificate in China.