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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

Ms. Zhilin Zhang

K-1: Zhilin Zhang (张之林)

Ms. Zhang teaches the K-1 class.

Ms. Yajun Liang

K-2: Yajun Liang (梁雅钧)

Ms. Liang is the TA for the the K-2 class.

Dr. Xueyan Duan

G1-2: Dr. 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.

Ms. Qiyue Zhang

G2-1: Ms. Qiyue Zhang (张启越)

Ms. Zhang is the TA for the Second grade class 1.

Ms. Chang Liu

G4: Ms. Chang Liu (刘畅)

Ms. Liu teaches the Fourth grade class.

Ms. Liping Jia

G6: Ms. Liping Jia (贾丽萍)

Ms. Jia teaches the Sixth grade class.

Ms. Hui Sun

G8: Ms. Hui Sun (孙惠)

Ms. Sun teaches the Eight grade class.

Ms. Mingzi Knebel

CSL2: Ms. Mingzi Knebel (崔明子)

Ms. Knebel teaches the CSL2 class.

Ms. Aize Wang

HA3: Ms. Aize Wang (王爱泽)

Ms. Wang teaches the High School / Adult class 3.

Ms. Kaihong Liu

Dance: Ms. Kaihong Liu (刘凯红)

Ms. Liu teaches dance class.

Mr. Lucas Ren

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.

Mr. Kevin Li

Orchestra: Mr. Kevin Li (李嘉兴)

Mr. Li conducts the Chinese Youth Orchestra.

Ms. Zeqing Lin

K-2: Zeqing Lin (林泽卿)

Ms. Lin teaches the K-2 class.

Ms. Zhijuan Zhu

G1-1: Ms. Zhijuan Zhu (朱智娟)

Ms. Zhu teaches the First grade class 1.

Ms. Ruibo Li

G1-2: Ms. Ruibo Li (李瑞波)

Ms. Ruibo Li teaches the First Grade class 2.

Ms. Jiajia Wu

G2-1: Ms. Jiajia Wu (吴家嘉)

Ms. Wu teaches the Second grade class.

Mrs. Shiying Fan

G2-2: Ms. Shiying Fan (范诗迎)

Ms. Fan teaches the Second grade class.

Ms. Shuling Wang

G5: Ms. Shuling Wang (王属灵)

Ms. Wang teaches the Fifth grade class.

Ms. Xuqing Chen

G7: Ms. Xuqing Chen (陈旭清)

Ms. Chen teaches the Seventh grade class.

Ms. Xiting Yue

CSL1: Ms. Xiting Yue (岳熙婷)

Ms. Yue teaches the CLS1 class.

Ms. Hanyue Yin

CSL3: Ms. Hanyue Yin (尹含玥)

Ms. Yin teaches the CLS3 class.

Russ Camp

Adult English: Mr. Russ Camp

Mr. Camp teaches Adult English.

Ms. Ning Su

Art: Ms. Ning Su (苏宁)

Ms. Su teaches the Calligraphy/Chinese Painting (书法和中国画) class.

Ms. Anna Kolstad

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.

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