"Every child deserves a champion – an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection and insists that they become the best that they can possibly be. " - Rita Pierson
I was born in Hong Kong but have spent the majority of my life in San Jose. Prior to working for GPA, I spent 7 years as an Environmental Chemist at a sewage treatment plant ensuring proper treatment and compliance for wastewater and drinking water.
I left my position as a chemist to raise my 3 children, and returned to the workforce in 2011 when I heard about the exciting opportunity to launch a preschool. When I'm not working, I love spending time with my family doing outdoor activities, such as family bike rides, trips to the community swimming pool, and visits to various museums.
Languages Spoken: English, Cantonese
Bachelor of Arts: Integrative Biology
Site Supervisor Permit
I am the oldest of 4 and growing up, I knew I wanted to work with children. It was already imbedded in me to care for others. I even contemplated joining the army to become a nurse to help children in other countries. My passion for teaching children began with my parents as they were deeply involved in our Sunday School classes. They love what they do and I believe they guided me to be passionate in what I do now. I remember helping a Sunday School class when I was 12 years old. In college, I became a nanny to two wonderful families for about 3 years. Finally, God led me to join the GPA staff in the Spring of 2012. Everyday I learn something new and exciting with each child! When I am not at GPA, I love spending time with my family, working out and visiting new places!
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
Bachelor of Arts: Child Development
Program Director Permit
I was born in Hong Kong and moved here for college at the age of 18. I went to University of California @ Irvine for a B.A. Psychology and Social Behavior and B.F.A. Dance in Choreography. God has called my focus to educate children with all abilities. I have worked with children with autism as a Registered Behavioral Technician for the past two years. I am excited to participate in GPA to engage students in imaginative thinking, loving hearts for others and the amazing God that we all know from the Bible.
Languages Spoken: English, Cantonese, Mandarin
B.A. Psychology and Social Behavior
B.F.A. Dance in Choreography
Registered Behavioral Technician
Master Teacher Permit
Site Supervisor Permit
Afternoon Lead Teacher
I was raised in San Jose, CA. I have been in the early childhood field for 4 years and in the past has worked as a nanny for a loving family for two years in the summer. I am currently attending West Valley College to further my degree in early childhood education. I have a passion for early learning, especially enriching young minds through play and mindful experiences. In my free time I enjoy camping reading, and enjoying life with my two children Richard and Natalie.
Languages Spoken: English
Credentials: 9 units ECE