Ms. Susan is the Director of MindBloom Preschool and enjoys reading and teaching children and adults from all walks of life. She has volunteered her time to social justice organizations and childhood literacy programs. Since teaching very young children how to read and write are a top priority, Ms. Susan is currently working to develop an innovative platform and clinic for young children to gain better fine motor skill development, as this skill is necessary for early literacy.
In addition, Ms. Susan is a certified TESOL instructor and has taught English as a Second Language (ESL) at a language school in Washington, DC.
To be the best resource for MindBloom Preschool, Ms. Susan returned to school to earn a degree in Early Childhood Education and is currently involved in more professional development and partnerships throughout the DC area to enhance the STEM curriculum at MindBloom Preschool and to soon add the Arabic language to the curriculum.
Ms. Susan was a lawyer in her former life…
Ms. X is our creative Mandarin Chinese instructor. Ms. X graduated from Duquesne University with a Master’s of Education and also has a Journalism background. Before joining MindBloom Preschool, Ms. X taught young children at the prestigious Pittsburgh Chinese School, while obtaining her Master’s degree.
Ms. X is a natural educator and is very excited about how quickly her young students learn Mandarin--especially the Pinyin that she did not learn in China until she reached the first grade! See Ms. Xin at work in this short video: IMG_0100.MOV
Ms. H is a lively and fun Mandarin teacher who always actively engages her students! Ms. H has a degree in World Languages and Education and has taught children in both the United States and Italy. Ms. H also is a dancer and has taught choreographed Chinese dance to young children. Check out Ms. H's reinactment of a frightening tiger in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYpE0TmsrZo
Ms. J is a recent Master's degree graduate in Early Childhood Education with a focus on Special Needs. Ms. J offers our program a wealth of old-school knowledge and artistic skills and she is a native speaker of Mandarin Chinese.
Ms. M and Ms. A are a super-duper Spanish teaching duo with roots in El Salvador. These ladies have LOTS of energy and they happily incorporate many songs and traditions from their culture into their teaching every day. Both instructors can also draw like champs and love to encourage the children to create artistic expressions during every classroom session.
Mr. N is our superstar Piano instructor who is also a musical prodigy who can play a multitude of instruments--even the bagpipe! Mr. N. has worked with local arts groups teaching music to children and has a very distinguishable way of getting even the youngest of our students to learn good listening skills and structure.