Lijuan Han (韩黎娟)
Lijuan has served at Newton Chinese Language School since 2002. She taught Chinese for 16 years, and served as Editor-in-Chief of the School Journal from 2003 to 2006. She was Dean of Academic Affairs for the school year of 2018-2019, Vice Principal for the school year of 2019-2020, and Principal for the school year of 2020-2021 to Present.
With more than 30 years of experience in teaching and school administration management in both China and the US, Lijuan strives to create a supportive environment for teaching and learning. She is excited to work with the admin team together to help NCLS build on its previous successes and serve as the cultural and educational center for all as it has always been.
Lijuan received her MS in Library and Information Science from Simmons University.
Naizhong Chiu (仇奈忠)
I am a parent at NCLS for 9 years, and involved with PCC for 5 years. Last year, I served as PCC chair. I also volunteered as a TA last year.
I received my Master’s degree from Northeastern University, and work for Dell/EMC for over 20 years. Currently I am a senior manager in the midrange storage division, leading security feature development.
Yujuan Yun (员玉娟)
Dean of Academic Affairs
Yujuan Yun has been working at NCLS as SAT I math /SAT II math teacher for last 19 years, as a Chinese class TA for more than 10 years. Many of her SAT math students got perfect score and being accepted to top universities such as Harvard and MIT.
Ms. Yun has been working in Boston Public Schools as a full-time high school math, physics, and Mandarin teacher for more than 10 years. In addition to teaching at PBS, Ms. Yun also worked as a lead teacher, a new teacher developer, a mentor teacher, and a teacher evaluator for many years.
Ms. Yun was selected to serve on the Grade 10 Mathematics Assessment Development Committee (ADC) for MCAS as well as being selected to serve on the Math Grade 10 Standard Setting Panel and the Competency Determination Validation Panel for the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System.
Ms. Yun started her teaching career in China right after graduated from AnYang Normal University in 1982. She taught all levels of Math and Physics courses for more than 10 years before she came to US. She also worked as a secondary math teacher and physics teacher trainer at Beijing Institute of Education for 6 years.
John Zhao (赵志宏)
Director of Outreach
John received his B.S. (1991) and M.S. (1995) in Electrical Engineering from Tsinghua University in China. He studied at Northeastern University in Boston for Ph,D. degree from 1996 to 1999. He received M.B.A. degree from Babson University in Wellesley in 2011.
John currently works at MathWorks as a marketing director. He manages a global team of product marketing experts in the area of signal processing, wireless communication, and FPGA/ASIC design. He joined MathWorks in 2003. Prior to his current position, he also served as development manager at MathWorks, responsible for the design and development of HDL Coder, an FPGA and ASIC design software product.
John has been an active member of Tsinghua Alumni Association of Great Boston. He was the Chair-elect (2008 to 2009) and Chair (2009 to 2010) of Tsinghua Alumni Association at Greater Boston. He led and participated in many alumni and community activities during that period.
John has been a resident of Newton for over 10 years, and has been a NCLS parent for 7 years. He is excited to serve as the marketing director at NCLS. He is looking forward to bringing marketing expertise and leadership into the NCLS community.
Director of Accounting
Wan Yu has more than fifteen years’ experience in accounting. She began her accounting career at General Design Institute for Non-Ferrous metals in Beijing, China. In 2005, Wan joined Seabridge International Shipping Inc. in Montreal, Canada. Ms. Yu joined FourWinds Capital Management in 2007. She graduated from Concordia University in Montreal, Canada with a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Accounting.
Associate Director of Accounting
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Nan Liang（梁 楠）
Director of School Journal
Nan has been teaching Chinese Language since 2005. Among Nan’s experiences at NCLS, she has worked many roles including Parent Volunteer, Chinese Teacher, Grade Leads, Dean, Principal (2012 – 2013), Board Director, Board Chair (2016 – 2020), and Lead Teacher for the Support Education Program students’ team (2013, and 2015).
Nan is a candidate for the Graduate Degree in Management at Harvard University Extension School. She received MS in Computer Science from Northeastern University, MS and BS in Computer Engineering from Hefei University of Technology. Nan works for Harvard University on Information Technology software development.