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ASP Team Members

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Dr. Nathan Armstrong

DIRECTOR OF ACADEMICS

Degree Earned
▶ Ph.D. in Condensed Matter Physics, McMaster University
▶ Honors B.Sc. in Physics, The University of Western Ontario
▶ 5 Scientific articles published
▶ Formal STEM director at Shanghai St. Paul American School
▶ Led a team of students to be top 20 in the world in CERN’s
2019 particle physics competition (Beamline for Schools).

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Ms. Meiqi Li

Degree Earned
▶ M.S. in Business Administration from Ji Lin University
▶ B.S. in Environmental and Urban Studies from Ji Lin Yanbian University

License Earned
▶ Teaching Certificate

Teaching Experience : 20 years

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Mr. Currin Armstrong

Degree Earned
▶ B.A. from the University of Missouri - St. Louis
▶ MAED from McKendree University in Lebanon, Illinois

License Earned
▶ A certified teacher in the State of Illinois

Previous Experience: Teacher at Academy of Math and Science - Avondale, Avondale, Arizona
Teacher and Academic Director at SPAS - Suwon
Teacher - TESOL Academy - Yeosu, Korea
Computer and Literacy Coach/Interventionist - Abraham Lincoln Elementary Belleville, Illinois

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Mr. Paul Carroll

Degree Earned
▶ M.Sc. in Environmental Technology, University of Wolverhampton

▶ B.Sc. in Science, University College Dublin
Teaching Diploma, University of Tampere, Finland

License Earned
▶ Teaching License from department of Education, Finland/Ireland,

Teaching Experience : 20+ years in Europe and Asia

Long-term practical experience in integrating science projects in education
- 2 Scientific articles several conference papers published

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Mr. Jin Song

Degree Earned
▶ B.S. in Information Systems from Northwestern University.

License Earned
▶ TEFL 120hr certified

Teaching Experience : 10+ Years

Worked at SIE for 2 years

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Ms. Rebecca Cacicedo

Degree Earned
▶M.Ed. in Secondary Education, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
▶M.B.A. in Business, Georgia Southern University
▶B.A. in International Economics, Minor Spanish, Georgia Southern University

License Earned
▶Tennessee Professional License : Spanish (PreK-12), Business Education (6-12)

Teaching Experience
▶11+ years

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Ms. Melissa Ream

Degree Earned
▶ M.S. in Curriculum and Instruction from University of Wisconsin, 2006
▶ B.A. in International Relations from University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2001

License Earned
▶ Texas State Educator Licenses: Bilingual and Standard Education (EC-6)
▶ Wisconsin State License: Bilingual and Standard Education (EC-6) Certification in TESOL, TEFL

Teaching Experience : 16 years
▶ Former Principal at Westview International School, Cambodia

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Mr. Jacob Kaminski

Degree Earned
▶ B.S. in Chemical Engineering (Minor Psychology) from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
▶M.A. Teaching, Secondary Science Education in Chemistry from Western Governors University

License Earned
▶ New York State Initial Certificate: Chemistry
▶ New York State Extension: General Science & Physics

Teaching Experience : 14 years

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Ms. May Kim

Degree Earned
▶ California State University, Fullerton
M.S. in Education: Elementary Curriculum and Instruction

▶ University of California, Santa Barbara
B.A. in Music
Minor in Education: Teacher Preparation

License Earned
▶ Multiple Subject Teaching Credential (K-8) from California, U.S.A.

Teaching Experience : 4 years

- Worked at DIS as 2nd grade homeroom teacher

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Mr. Mario Navarro

Degree Earned
▶ B.A in Social Science in University of South Florida

▶ Masters of Business Administration at Nova Southeastern University, Miami Florida USA

License Earned
▶ Florida Teachers License
Grades 5-9

TEFL - 120 hours

Teaching Experience : 5 Years

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Ms. Vivian Zhang

Degree Earned
▶ B.A. in English from Sichuan Agriculture university in China

License Earned
▶ Certificate for teachers of Chinese to speakers of other languages

Teaching Experience : 10+ Years

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Ms. Catherine Kim

Degree Earned
▶ Western Governors University, Utah
M.S. in Curriculum and Instruction
▶ University of North Texas, Texas
B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies

License Earned
▶ -Texas Educator Certification Generalist EC - 6
- Texas Educator Certification English as a Second Language Supplemental EC-6
- Texas Educator Certification Pedagogy & Professional Responsibilities EC - 12

Teaching Experience: 5 years

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Mr. Vinh Trang

Degree Earned
▶ B.S.E. in Electrical Engineering (Minor in Mathematics) from Arizona State University

Teaching Experience : 5 years
▶ Programming: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, NodeJS, MongoDB, C++, React
▶ Full-stack Web/App Developer
▶ Developed and opearates “https://vinanna.netlify.app/#learn


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Ms. Mai Yang

Degree Earned
▶Masters in Art, specialization in Best Teaching Practices, National University, La Jolla, California

License Earned
▶ single subject (English) credential, licensed by California Comission on Teacher Association, Fresno State University, California

Teaching Experience : 10+ years

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Ms. Catherine Vieyra

Degree Earned
▶ B.A in Psychology in University of Nevada, Reno

License Earned
▶ Teaching License - Hawaii State Board of Education
▶ TESOL Certificated

Teaching Experience : 5 years

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Ms. Allison Sands

Degree Earned
▶ B.S. in Secondary English Education from Pennsylvania State University

License Earned
▶ Pennsylvania certified English teacher (grades 4-6 and 7-12)

▶ Ceritified ESL (grades K-12)

Teaching Experience : 3 Years

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Ms. Dawn Yoo

Degree Earned
▶B.S. in Psychology from Boston University
▶M.S. Double Major in Psychology and Statistics from Seoul National University

License Earned
▶Teaching License in Mathematics

Teaching Experience
▶10+ years