Snow Gao / Lead Teacher

I graduated with a Master degree in Teaching English as a Second Language from The College of New Jersey, and a Master degree in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages from Beijing Language & Culture University, China. I taught in elementary schools more than 15 years, include 4 years as an elementary Mandarin teacher in North Carolina. In my free time I like to travel, read books. My favorite book is “si shi tong tang” (four generations under one roof).

Work hours: Monday-Friday, 7:30am-4:30pm. Rainbow Room.

Phoebe Wang / Lead Teacherimg_20160511_165213

I  graduated from Chinese Culture University in Taiwan with a Bachelor degree in Foreign Language & Literature, in Taiwan I worked 10 years as a teacher for children age 2-12. I moved to the US in 2015. I believe that love and method are the best way to stay with kids in their growth. I love to perform on the stage since I was little, such as singing, drama and Chinese traditional cross talk. I’m so glad to be a part of Sleepy Tigers and hope to share more joy with everyone.

Work hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm. Blue Room.

Wenjun Wang / Teacher

I’m from Xi’an, China. I graduated from the Eastern New Mexico University with a bachelor degree in Early Childhood Education. After that, I graduated from the University of Kansas with a master degree in the TESOL program. I have  been teaching Chinese to global students at all ages with different learning goals online and in person for more than two years. I was also an assistant teacher in the Children Development Center of the Eastern New Mexico University​, where I learned rich interaction skills with children. I’m a people person, has a passion for teaching Mandarin​, also has a soft spot for children. 

Work hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5:30pm. Rainbow Room.

Jingli Zhang / Teacher

My life principle is to “live as if you were to die tomorrow and to learn as if you were to live forever”, which shows that having fun and seeking for knowledge are the two most important elements in my life. And I have been practicing this philosophy in the education field as well. With a master in English Literature from Beijing Language and Culture University and a master in Education from Carthage College, I have taught Mandarin in a “blue ribbon” elementary school and a private college. The key to education, I believe, is for our children to enjoy the process. The reason that caused me to turn to ECE is that the linguistic development of children under the age of six amazes me! So far at Sleepy Tigers, not only the children’s linguistic development but their social emotional development have also amazed me! Love to work here and hope I can make a difference!

Work hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5:30pm. Blue Room.

Kate Chen / Assistant Teacher

I graduated with a Masters of Education in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language from Beijing Foreign Studies University in China. I fostered language skills in Mandarin learners of all ages for more than a decade. I enjoy finding brilliance and giftedness within each and every student. In my free time, I enjoy arts and crafts, bird watching, reading, and cooking. I’m excited about the opportunity to help young children learn and grow every day at Sleepy Tigers.

Work hours: Monday-Friday, 10:15am-5:30pm. Blue Room.

Siwen Xue / Assistant Teacher

I have more than 4 years experience teaching / tutoring children and adults in Mandarin for both everyday and business purposes.  I graduated from Zhejiang Wanli University with a Bachelor degree in Chinese Language and Literature in China. I love children, the growth in a child always amazes me. In my free time, I like riding bike, boxing, reading  and cooking.

Work hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm. Rainbow Room

Sandy Mei / Food Manager, Teacher Aide

2015-08-18 10.45.40I have been teaching preschool age children in China for over 17 years, I moved to the United States 3 years ago. I like kids and love to taking care of them. In my leisure time, I love to read and cook. I believe have a healthy body and healthy mind are the most important things for young children. My biggest accomplishment is the satisfaction from the parents and have children to grow healthy and happily in our school.
Work hours: Monday-Friday, 10:00am-5:30pm.