Faith Hu (胡凤飞)
Faith was a parent at NCLS for 14 years and was a Weiqi (GO) teacher at the school for one year. For several years, she was part of both the Support Education Program and PCC, the latter of which she was president of in 2016. She was the vice principal in 2017. Starting from 2016, she has been a member of the Event Committee.
Faith currently works in a nonprofit company as a principal software engineer and technical leader for many projects.
Faith received her BM in medicine from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China, MS in Computer Science from Concordia University in Canada, and ECFMG Board Certified in USA.
Dean of Academic Affairs
Lijuan has been teaching Chinese in both China and the U.S. for more than 30 years, including 16 years at Newton Chinese Language School, as Chinese teacher, grade leader, and Editor-in-Chief of the school journal.
Lijuan strives combining the strengths of both US and China education systems to create a student-centered learning environment that fosters creativity and critical thinking.
Lijuan received her MS in Library and Information Science from Simmons College in Boston.
Shuyan has been a parent at NCLS for 10 years. She joined NCLS as a math teacher in 2017.
Shuyan has over 15 years of experience in software development, she currently works at IBM as a senior development manager.
Shuyan received her Bachelor’s degree of Applied Math from South China University of Technology and Master’s degree of Mathematics from West Text A&M University. Shuyan also received her MBA degree from Bentley University.
Director of Registration and Student Services Department
2003年陪孩子学中文加入了中文学校这个大家庭, 2006年加入教师团队, 从助教,代课老师开始, 到老师, 年级组长。感恩中文学校提供的大平台, 让我在陪伴孩子成长的同时, 也结交了很多良师益友,发扬了自己的兴趣。
John Zhao (赵志宏)
Director of Marketing
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
InTeahouse,Inc. Accountant, HR, OFFICE Manager
Manage all business expenses, such as general business expenses, sponsership expenses, marketing expenses and event expenses.
Coordinate expenses for all company events. such as MIT 100K, Clean Energy Price, Events for potential investors and technology startups.
Help coordinate tea service gatherings for table speakers to give advise to startups in the areas of Funding, Academia, Banking, Government, Robotics, Life Sciences, clean Energy and Fin-tech.
BA, Nanjing University (Sociology)
MA, Renmin University of China (Sociology)
MS, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Statistics)
PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Sociology)
“Language is the blood of the soul into which thoughts run and out of which they grow”.
‒Oliver Wendell Holmes
My blood of the soul comes from China. Being a sociologist, I’m intrigued by how language is embedded in our corridor for life. As a mom, I’m keen on bringing up a bilingual next generation, like you are. I hope our kids will be proud of their bilingual capability, and open up their door to freedom that is only limited by the language.
Here, in the NCLS, we have a mission to keep up Chinese cultural and language education to children and adults of all backgrounds. Do you want to share your thoughts? Do you want to write about the observation of the class? Are you excited about your child’s progress? Do you want to make yourself heard by the community? I am coordinating and editing our best school journal. Please feel free to connect with me! Phone: 857-919-3546