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Administration
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Xiangdong Mi, Principal

principal@csrochester.org

He is working at Corning R&D Corp. in optics, with B.S. from Beijing Normal Univ., MBA from RIT, and Ph.D. from Kent State Univ. He lived in Rochester between 2000 and 2010, and moved back in 2016. He has a strong interest in promoting Chinese language and culture. His children have been learning Chinese since Pre-K. He has been serving for the CSR as a board member since 2017, and would like to continue serving the CSR.

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Zhibing Zhan, Vice Principal

zbzhan@hotmail.com

Zhibing Zhan is an optical process scientist at Corning R&D Corp. in Advanced Optics at Fairport. He moved to Rochester in 2016 after his postdoctoral training in Germany. He served the CSR as a parent volunteer from 2022 fall. He would like to continue serving the CSR to promote Chinese language and culture. 

 

Teaching Department 
  • Teacher & TA recruitment and training
  • Make teaching plans and ensure the execution
  • Teaching evaluation 
  • Assign classes and teachers
  • Provide local school districts to extend the credit program
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Jennifer Xu, Director

headteacher@csrochester.org

Ms. Jennifer Xu brings a rich and varied background to her role. She graduated in Graphic Design from Los Angeles and worked as a movie poster designer for Hollywood film companies. Subsequently, upon moving to Rochester, Ms. Xu established her own graphic design studio. Her engagement in the art world has been extensive, involving travel and promotion of artists across China, North America, and Europe.

 

Since 2011, Ms. Xu has dedicated her weekends to teaching at our Chinese school, fulfilling roles both as a core and substitute teacher. Over the past 14 years, her commitment to the school has been unwavering. Alongside her family, she has been actively contributing to the local Chinese community, demonstrating her dedication and passion for cultural education

 

Treasury Department 
  • Account keeping
  • Tax report
  • Income and expense budget
  • School rental and insurance
  • Event registration 
Zhemin Zhang, Director

treasurer@csrochester.org

Zhemin Zhang served as the treasurer for the Chinese School from 2008-2015 and will continue to do so this year. She has have always enjoyed this position, as has a great passion for Chinese language and culture.

 

Accountant with over 10 years extensive professional accounting experience. She has served as a treasurer at CSR for two years and she enjoyed working with students, parents, and colleagues, and she would like to continue to work with CSR.

 

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Candis Sanford

Candisscpa@gmail.com

She is a Certified Public Accountant of New York. She has over 10 years accounting and tax reporting experience, specialized in small business accounting and tax reporting and individual tax returns. She is currently an international tax accountant at the Bonadio’s Group. She is happy to help and serve Chinese community with her professional experience in the Rochester area.

 

Public Relations Department 
  • Outreaching
  • Organize events outside school
  • Connect other organizations and groups
  • Connect public medias
  • Publish news and events
  • Publish WeChat post
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David Wivell, Director

david@wivell.net

David Wivell is the Associate Director in the International Enrollment Office of the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT).  He works with students and families that apply from Asia.  David has been working at RIT for 9 years.

In college he studied in China, Latin America and Nepal.  Before returning to his hometown of Rochester, he worked in China for 10+ years.

 

Ning Su, Painting & Calligraphy

carolinessu@yahoo.com

MFA, Graphics Artist, Art Instructor at Chinese School of Rochester. She has presented and demonstrated Chinese Art as the CSR’s Community Outreach Activities and earned awards from 2010 till most recent. The effort helps more and more people in US understand the Chinese culture.

 

Public Relations Department 
  • Outreaching
  • Organize events outside school
  • Connect other organizations and groups
  • Connect public medias
  • Publish news and events
  • Publish WeChat post
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David Wivell, Director

david@wivell.net

David Wivell is the Associate Director in the International Enrollment Office of the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT).  He works with students and families that apply from Asia.  David has been working at RIT for 9 years.

In college he studied in China, Latin America and Nepal.  Before returning to his hometown of Rochester, he worked in China for 10+ years.

 

Ning Su, Painting & Calligraphy

carolinessu@yahoo.com

MFA, Graphics Artist, Art Instructor at Chinese School of Rochester. She has presented and demonstrated Chinese Art as the CSR’s Community Outreach Activities and earned awards from 2010 till most recent. The effort helps more and more people in US understand the Chinese culture.

 

Partnership Department
  • Partnership
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Jack Glasgow, Director

jcglasgow@berkeley.edu

Jack Glasgow is a Senior Manager for Strategy at L3Harris Technologies, with the overall responsibility of investment and strategy for its global tactical communications business. He brings over 10 years of strategy, technology, and management experience from Asia, Europe, and North America, with focus in big tech, entrepreneurship, and private equity diligence. He holds a joint MBA from HEC Paris and Tsinghua University in collaboration with MIT; and a master’s degree in cybersecurity from UC Berkeley. He received his undergraduate degree in physics from West Point, where he received his officer commission. In his spare time, he is actively involved with technology, international relations, education, and leadership in the defense forces. 

 

IT Department
  • Website management
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Ashley Wang is a software engineer and MIT graduate. She works at a startup in Boston managing cloud traffic infrastructure. In her free time, she enjoys reading, piano, and practicing taekwondo.

 

Office Affairs Department
  • Office affairs management
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Xiaoju, glass scientist at Corning Incorporate, R&D Corporation in Corning NY. Xiaoju has two kids currently studying in CSR. She is motivated by the current committee members to serve the community in promoting the Chinese language and culture.In her free time, Xiaoju enjoys cooking, and running.

 

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