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Limei Huang

Education: M.A. Early Childhood Education

Introduction: Limei Huang (Huang Laoshi) is an experienced educator. She has been working in the field of education for more than 17 years with various roles. She used to be a director for a child development center; she once served as the education services manager for centers, family child care program and home visiting program; she is also a PITC certified trainer for infant/toddler care. But her favorite role is being a teacher because she likes to explore and create together with students. She has taught in after school programs (2 years), child development programs (5 years) and Chinese immersion programs/elementary school (6 years). Limei's skills is an addition to our after school program. Her passion for and experience in Chinese language teaching will help to develop and enrich our Chinese programs.

Teaching Course(s):
Mandarin Level 2 – Unit One
Mandarin Level 2 – Unit Two
Week 1: Drama
Week 2: Paper Making and Culture
Week 3: Cooking Camp I
Week 4: Shadow Puppetry
Week 5: Traditional Chinese Art and Crafts
Week 6: Cooking Camp II

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.

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.

Anthony Sweeting


Introduction: Anthony has been teaching coding and game design for the past 10 years. He started in San Diego, California as a summer camp teacher and eventually went to become an IT admin for Hope Chinese Charter school in Beaverton, Oregon. He has been a technology teacher for the past three years there and now continues to teach coding and graphic design (sometimes in Mandarin) at various schools such as Oregon Episcopal School, Hope Chinese School, and the International School. He is passionate about teaching and loves to brighten young learners' minds with innovative and fun teaching styles that not only challenge but engage a student's mind effortlessly in STEM topics.

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):
Middle School Advanced Speaking 3
Middle School Public Speech 2
NEW! High School Beginner Speech
Middle School Public Speech 1


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