Meet the Faculty
MorningLight School maintains a strong teacher-to-child ratio providing nurturing and experienced early childhood educators in each classroom.
Critical Reading and Writing Teacher
I fell in love with teaching in 1987 and I have been teaching ever since. Beginning with preschool, I have taught students on each grade level all the way through high school. Additionally, for many years I was a supervisor and also a program director for various Children's Development Programs. I hold a certificate for life coaching and counseling, a bachelor's degree in psychology, a teaching credential for multiple subjects, and a doctorate in metaphysical sciences. I believe that it takes a village to raise a child. Building children's self-confidence is one of the keys to success. It is of the utmost importance to teach to the whole child, meaning on every level, such as intellectually, emotionally, and socially.
AP Mandarin Teacher
Ms. Ye bachelor's in Chinese language and literature. She received a doctorate in sociology from the University of Paris, France, and later taught at the Professeur Agrégé, the School of Oriental Languages and Cultures of the University of Paris, and won the "French-Chinese Cultural Exchange Contribution Outstanding Teacher Award" from the French Ministry of Education. Then, she moved to the Bay area and continuing to teach Chinese for more than 20 years now.
Ms. Feng has worked in Children's Education for more than 8 years, specializing in Mandarine. Her philosophy of education is to give students trust and respect. She believes in appreciating each student from multiple angles so that each student could grow up happily with self-confidence. She believes growth needs motivation. From guessing each student's ability, and understanding their level to help them develop their strengths.
Ms. Wu was born and raised in China. She is a passionate and dedicated native Mandarin teacher and linguist. She believes that the fundamental of education is respect between teachers and students. The goal is to nurture student's interest in learning and help them develop the ability to apply what they have learned at the same time. In the interaction between teaching and learning, respect is the foundation, interest is the driving force, and time is the purpose.
Miss Sun has a master's degree in Apply Math from The University of Chicago.
While pursuing her education, she worked part-time as a math tutor and volunteered in the community library. This experience taught her how to work with kids of various skill levels and backgrounds, and use technology to encourage learning and retention. She believes the honor of teachers is to deal with the most energetic and hopeful people in the world, and the happiness of teachers is to help students grow.
Ms. Wang was born and raised in China. She has been teaching students of all ages for 5 years. Her experiences in teaching honed her skills in lesson planning and curriculum development. As a teacher, she knows that every student is different. She takes time to get to know each of her students personally so they feel comfortable and can learn at their own pace.
Jessica has been teaching Chinese for 5 years. She believes the greatest joy of teaching is seeing your students succeed beyond their own expectations.
Ms. Yuan has been teaching English for 6 years. She is a master's student in Foreign Language Education at the University of San Francisco. She received a bachelor's degree from Kansas State University in 2014. She works with students of all ages, and all levels. She always tries to find a clear purpose (according to the student's needs, strengths, and difficulties). Then she draws a plan, in company with the student, and implements the optimal tools. The goal is always to achieve a high level of knowledge and skills.
Public Speaking Teacher
Sreya is an undergraduate student in Computer science at UC Berkley. She has been involved with teaching and tutoring courses on public speaking and persuasive writing for six years. Sreya is passionate about teaching public speaking skills to youth. She deeply values the skills that come with public speaking and has a passion for teaching it to young people to inspire them to participate in school speech and beyond.
Coach Steven Luo has been debating for many years and coached Speech & Debate to elementary schoolers and middle schoolers. He has won awards at distinguished tournaments, including the Stanford Invitational (Octofinalist, 2nd Place Speaker), Stephen Stewart Invitational (4th Place, 2nd Place Speaker), and SCU (Semifinalist, 3rd Place). In addition to the debate, Steven has won awards in Model United Nations, has received multiple Presidential Volunteer Service Awards, and enjoys playing the flute and piano.
Our art teacher Zhang Xiaochang is a watercolor artist, a traditionalist who prefers a representational style.
Zhang Xiaochang was born in 1963， in Sichuan province, China. He graduated from the Painting Department of Sichuan Fine Arts Institute with a Bachelor’s degree in 1985.
Wang Zhengzheng is a painting artist based in California. After graduating from college with a sculpture major, she decided to be a freelance artist and art teacher.
Wang Zhengzheng started teaching her art class before graduating from college. Since then, more than 1000 students have been doing their creative work in her studio in both US and China.