Ms. Emmi graduated from the University of West Georgia with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Education. She has completed a TEFL course and teacher's certification course at the University of Florida. As a teacher, she has taught about 6 years in China, with teaching K-3 and some IB international schools. She looks forward to helping better the students and preparing them for their future endeavors!
Head of Primary Homeroom Teachers, G2
Ms. Brooks is a two-time National Board Certified Teacher and has been teaching for 18 years. In 2017, she was added to the Congressional Record for Teacher of Distinction and also received a Certificate of Congressional Recognition. She is a dually certified in K-3 primary education and ESOL. Ms. Brooks attended George Mason University where she received Bachelors degrees in Health Education and Psychology and a Masters of Education degree. As a lead teacher she guided teachers and specialists through the Collaborative Learning Team process to create effective unit plans for Math and Language Arts. She also co-presented with 1st-3rd grade teachers at Virginia Math Teachers Conference and discussed the findings of a collaborative lesson plan study, which was created using vertical alignment. For two years Ms. Brooks was selected to work on her county’s Math Focus group to develop unit plans used by 2nd grade teachers. Ms. Brooks has traveled to Swaziland, Guatemala, Estonia, and Ghana as a volunteer in which she helped young people in their communities and schools.
Head of Primary Homeroom Teachers, G4
Ms. Ashley attended the University of Louisville where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education with dual certification in Learning and Behavior Disorders. In addition, she attended Campbellsville University where she obtained her master’s degree in teacher leadership with a focus on curriculum. Ms. Ashley brings 6 years of experience as a highly professional and dedicated educator. In addition to dedicating 6 years of work teaching grades 3-5, Ms. Ashley is also very involved in extra-curricular activities where she volunteered as a mentor, coach and club facilitator. She came to Beijing in 2018 to teach in upper primary at Kaiwen Academy. “My goal for the school year is to help students develop a love for learning, create a sense of community in the classroom, implement new teaching strategies, and help children master problem-solving methods while having fun in class.”
*Teachers' names are listed in no particular order.