Head Teacher: Ms. Jennifer Xu
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
K: Zeqing Lin (林泽卿)
Ms. Lin teaches the K class.
G1-2: Ms. Xueyan Duan (段雪燕)
Dr. Xueyan Sherry Duan teaches the First grade class. She boasts nearly a decade of experience in instructing Chinese to speakers of other languages. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (TCSOL) and went on to earn her doctorate in Teaching, Curriculum, and Design at the University of Rochester. Over the course of eight years, she has been an integral part of the Rochester Chinese School, where she has adeptly taught both Happy Chinese and Chinese-K and I to students across various grades. Dr. Duan is deeply passionate about teaching Chinese and employs a student-centered approach to facilitate a practical and immersive learning experience. Her commitment is evident in her goal of equipping students with the skills to effectively use Chinese in their daily lives.
G2-2: Ms. Shiying Fan (范迎诗）
Ms. Fan teaches the Second grade class.
G5: Ms. Shuling Wang (王属灵)
Ms. Wang teaches the Fifth grade class.
G7: Ms. Xuqing Chen (陈旭清)
Ms. Chen teaches the Seventh grade class.
CSL1: Ms. Xiting Yue (岳熙婷)
Ms. Yue teaches the CLS1 class.
CSL3: Ms. Hanyue Yin (尹含玥)
Ms. Yin teaches the CLS3 class.
Adult English: Mr. Russ Camp
Mr. Camp teaches Adult English.
Art: Ms. Ning Su (苏宁)
Ms. Su teaches the Calligraphy/Chinese Painting (书法和中国画) class.
Math 3: Ms. Anna Kolstad (孔安娜)
Ms. Kolstad teaches Math 3 (for middle school aged kids). Ms. Kolstad is currently an MD-PhD student studying neuroengineering at the University of Rochester. She received her undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from Princeton University, with a minor in East Asian Studies. She has studied Chinese language and culture for over a decade and has spent time living in both mainland China and Taiwan. She has previously taught a variety of subjects, including math, Chinese, and English language, in both large and small group settings.
G1-1: Ms. Zhijuan Zhu (朱智娟)
Ms. Zhu teaches the First grade class.
G2-1: Ms. Jiajia Wu (吴家嘉)
Ms. Wu teaches the Second grade class.
G4: Ms. Xiling Luo (罗兮伶)
Ms. Luo teaches the Fourth grade class.
G6: Ms. Liping Jia (贾丽萍)
Ms. Jia teaches the Sixth grade class.
G8: Ms. Hui Sun (孙惠)
Ms. Sun teaches the Eight grade class.
CSL2: Ms. Mingzi Knebel (崔明子)
Ms. Knebel teaches the CSL2 class.
HA3: Ms. Aize Wang (王爱泽)
Ms. Wang teaches the High School / Adult class 3.
Dance: Ms. Kaihong Liu (刘凯红)
Ms. Liu teaches dance class.
Math 2: Mr. Lucas Ren (任路)
Mr. Ren teaches Math 2 Class (for kids 8 - 10 years old). Mr. Lucas Ren is a senior at Pittsford Mendon High School. His experience with private one-on-one tutoring provides a great background for classroom teaching. He aims to major in Economics at the University of Rochester this fall.
Orchestra: Mr. Kevin Li (李嘉兴)
Mr. Li conducts the Chinese Youth Orchestra.