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Limei Huang

Education: M.A. Early Childhood Education


Teaching Course(s):
After-School Program

Coding with Kids


Introduction: In December 2013, Coding with Kids founders Marek Brejl and Jitka Brejlova volunteered to run the "Hour of Code" at their children's local schools in Redmond, Washington. Going from classroom to classroom, they enjoyed coding with over three hundred 4th and 5th graders throughout the Computer Science Education Week.

What followed was a humbling validation of Marek's vision for an after-school coding academy. Over 200 thank you cards were received from the kids with requests to come back soon. By the end of the week, over 80 kids were registered for future after-school classes. Coding with Kids was born.

In early 2014, Coding with Kids founders set up first after-school coding clubs at their children's schools. Fast forward five years and hundreds of Coding with Kids instructors are bringing awesome tech experiences to thousands of aspiring coders around the US, both in person and through live online classes.

Break the Norm Leadership


Introduction: Welcome to Break the Norm Leadership! This is Rachel Saathoff and I am a certified John Maxwell Coach that primarily focuses on developing strength-based leaders because I believe "everything rises and falls on leadership." I work with business leaders and teams to "Break the Norm" of what it means to be a traditional leader.

After graduating from The Art Institute of Portland with a Bachelor's degree in Advertising, I started my first company called Green Card Design. I led and managed a graphic arts team working with companies to establish their brand identity. This experience solidified my passion and skills to be an entrepreneur.

Pursing my desire to be entrepreneur, I started a Mary Kay business, became a Sales Director and earned my first career car in a year. My favorite thing about this experience was learning I had a passion for helping people build their businesses and develop leadership skills to make them successful. While in Mary Kay, I attended a workshop taught by a business coach and wondered how I could get his job. I saw his position as an opportunity to blend my natural entrepreneurial abilities with my passion for leadership development. I took the steps to become a Certified John Maxwell Coach because of John's proven leadership philosophies and abilities to teach leadership globally.

During my free time you will find me coaching youth soccer, visiting fun new places and embarking on "tell mom later" adventures.

I look forward to working with you to accomplish your goals and dreams. Let's "Break the Norm" together.

Hannah Lu

Introduction: Hannah (XiaoXiao Laoshi) is a dedicated teacher, well known to be knowledgeable, responsible, caring and patient. She is also good at engaging students and differentiating her teaching to meet students individual needs. Hannah comes from a strong background in Mandarin immersion education. She has been teaching Mandarin for more than 5 years in different settings such as preschool, elementary school, summer camps, and as a tutor. She has rich experience working with children aged three to eighteen.

Hannah graduated from Oregon State University in 2016, majored in Human Development and Family Sciences with a focus on Child Development. Currently she is pursuing her Master of Education in Student Services and Administration.

Teaching Course(s):
Mandarin Level 1
Mandarin Level 2
Mandarin Level 3
Mandarin Level 4

TGA Sports


Introduction: TGA Premier Sports combines athletics, academics, and life lessons to create fun and engaging youth programs. We incorporate station-based athletic skill development activities, STEAM Labs to explore educational concepts through sports, and key life lessons including teamwork, sportsmanship, perseverance, and leadership.

Eric Winger


Introduction: Eric Winger is a noted Speech Teacher, Coach, and Engineer. He has been presenting and coaching for 8 years and has given hundreds of speeches, workshops, and presentations. Eric coaches students aged eight to eighty.

His speech teaching philosophy is that every student is a unique individual with special gifts to enhance and challenges to overcome. Eric understands that speaking is not something you can learn overnight; it takes instruction plus repeated practice to build effective habits which will result in confidence and improved communication skills. Perhaps most importantly, Eric's classes are fun!

Awards:
- 2012 District 7 Toastmasters Humorous Speech Contest Champion
- 2014 District 7 Toastmasters Evaluation Contest Champion
- 2013/14 Herb C. Stude Award for Educational Excellence
- 2016 Distinguished Toastmaster

Coaching Experience:
- Little Toasties youth speaking club founder and head coach
- Four year coach at Future Stars Toastmasters - A youth speaking club
- 2016/17 PTO President / ACMA School Beaverton, Oregon
- Destination Imagination team manager for 5 elementary and middle school teams
- Long-time judge for speech contests as well as debate competitions
- Sponsor of two winning students in annual Pamplin Media Group's Amazing Kid Award

Teaching Course(s):
Elementary School Public Speaking 1
Middle School Public Speech 1
Middle School Public Speech 2
Advanced Public Speech


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