Mandarin Program Coordinator
Lead Teacher, Grade 5
Yun Doyle has a bachelor’s degree in education from Huazhong Normal University and was selected by the Chinese Language Council, Hanban, to participate in the Confucius Institute’s teaching program. Before coming to DMIS, Yun was a teacher’s assistant in the Adams School District and has been teaching Mandarin Chinese through the Great Wall Chinese Academy and Confucius Classroom. In China, Yun taught for Wuhan Horticulture College and also worked as the Youth Secretary for Wuhan Central Government. She has worked for international companies in Beijing and Shanghai where she developed management training strategies and delivered training programs. She holds a master’s degree in business administration from Napier University in Scotland, where she also completed computer and English communication courses from Delter International Business Institute of Montreal. In her free time, Yun has received numerous awards for public speaking and has even been a radio hostess. She is a semi-professional photojournalist who has published articles with the China Travelers and the Chinese World magazine.
Chang-Tsui “Tracy” Chang
Lead Teacher, Kinder 2
Chang-Tsui, or “Tracy” Chang, is originally from Taiwan. She received a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from Metropolitan State College of Denver, where she also received an additional certification in Early Childhood Education. Before coming to DMIS, she was an art teacher for two years in a Montessori preschool. Tracy has six years of teaching experience and working with young children. In addition to working in her own classroom, she also teaches the Chinese Culture workshops to all students enrolled in the Mandarin program. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and son who is enrolled in the Spanish program at DMIS.
Assistant Teacher, Kinder 2
Originally from China, Ruijie Guo holds a bachelor’s degree in English and a master’s degree in English Language and Literature with an emphasis on Translation Theory and Practice from Sichuan International Studies University in Chongqing, China. In 2013, she got her master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from University of Denver. Before coming to DMIS, she was a Mandarin Chinese teacher at Global Kidz Lab in Centennial, CO, and prior to that, she taught Mandarin Chinese at Parker-Bennett-Curry Elementary, a participating school of the Confucius Institute at Western Kentucky University. In her free time, Ruijie likes traveling and photographing.
Lead Teacher, Grades 7 & 8
Originally from China, Jia Jia holds bachelor’s degrees in Chinese Language and Literature Education and a master’s degree in Chinese Classic Literature Education from Hunan Normal University in China. She was a contributing author of a textbook on Chinese literature that was published in 2006, and three of her capstone-level papers were published in academic journals. Jia has the highest level of certification for Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language (TCFL) issued by Hanban, the Chinese Language Council. Before arriving Denver, Jia worked as a college instructor at Hunan First Normal College and as a Chinese teacher at Shanghai High School International Division. Last fall, Jia attended a Hanban training in Chinese Language Teaching in Beijing. She has been teaching for eleven years. In her free time, she enjoys reading, traveling and exploring Colorado.
Lead Teacher, Kinder 1
Sherry Lam was born in Taiwan. She has a bachelor’s degree in education and majored in early childhood education. Before coming to DMIS in 2008, Sherry taught Kindergarten in Taiwan for seven years. When she first arrived in Denver, Sherry taught at the Colorado Chinese Language School for two years and even served as the assistant principal. In 2009 and 2010, Sherry traveled to Taiwan to complete a 208-hour training program in basic and advanced web design and instruction for Mandarin teachers. Since then, she has joined the virtual world of bloggers and consistently posts class materials and lessons for parents to access online. This is her fourth year at DMIS. In her free time, she loves to blog and to bake!
Lead Teacher, Grades 4 & 6
Su Li is originally from China and holds a master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction in a Foreign Language from George Mason University. She received her Virginia State License in teaching Chinese for pre-Kindergarten and has taught Chinese at a Chinese language institution for the last four years. Su believes in integrating culture into the curriculum and emphasizes learning languages within the appropriate cultural context, and always having respect for different cultures. She enjoys incorporating technology into the classroom as much as possible.
Lead Teacher, Kinder 3
Jie Shen is from Nanjing, China. She recieved her bachelor’s degree in Teaching Chinese as A Foreign Language from East China Normal University. Afterwards, she graduated from the University of California – Los Angeles with a master’s degree in Social Science and Comparative Education. She is new to Colorado, but not new to teaching children. Before DMIS, she was a lead Chinese immersion teacher and team leader at the kindergarten level in Global Village Academy Northglenn. Jie Shen has also worked with kids in mountainous area of China, kids with learning disabilities and students from diverse backgrounds and of different age brackets. Outside of school, she is a committed volunteer and animal lover.
Assistant Teacher, Kinder 1
Margaret Tobin was born and raised in Taipei, Taiwan. After completing business school and working for several years in the business world, she moved to the U.S. in 1990. Margaret worked in the Cherry Creek School District and at Herzl RMHA on the Denver campus. Before coming to DMIS, she taught for two years in the Colorado Chinese Language School, which is where Margaret found her passion for teaching the Chinese language to children. This will be her second year at Denver Montclair International School. Growing up in two different cultures has given her an understanding of both Chinese and American societies, and has enabled her to communicate with students from a variety of backgrounds.
In her free time, Margaret enjoys cooking, hiking and spending time with her family.
Lead Teacher, Grade 1
I-Chi Wang is originally from Taiwan and holds a bachelor’s degree in Chinese Literature as a secondary school teacher from the National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan. She taught Chinese, social studies and was a counselor at Sheng Kung Girl’s High School, also in Taiwan. I-Chi also completed a professional training program in teaching Chinese from the World Chinese Language Association. She has worked at DMIS since 2007. Previously, she taught at the Colorado Chinese Language School for eight years and also taught workshops to Chinese Language School teachers. This is her fourth year teaching at DMIS.
I-Chi is a member of the Colorado Chinese Language Teacher Consortium where she has received additional teaching certificates. Most recently, she completed the Mandarin Teaching Training Program commissioned by the Ministry of Education of Taiwan for Mandarin Teachers in America at the Chinese Language Center in the National Cheng Kung University. In her free time, I-Chi likes to read, listen to music and garden.
Lead Teacher, Grades 3 & 6
Liang Wang, originally from Nanjing, China holds a bachelor’s degree in Chinese Language and Literature and a master’s degree in Chinese Literature from Nanjing University. Before moving into the lead teacher role at DMIS, Liang was a regular substitute teacher for the Mandarin Program at DMIS, and prior to that, she was a Mandarin Chinese teacher at the Great Wall Chinese Academy in Highlands Ranch, CO. In China, Liang worked as a Mandarin Chinese teacher at the Institute for International Students at Nanjing University, where she developed curriculum and assessments for courses in Chinese language and culture. While pursuing her master’s degree, Liang worked as a Resident Director for the American Institute for Foreign Study to Nanjing, where she regularly interacted with American students and parents and translated documents into English and Chinese. In 2004, she received the “Undergraduate Student of the Year” Award and in 2012, she received the “Recognition of Excellence” on the Praxis II Test for Elementary Education in Content Knowledge.
Assistant Teacher, Kinder 3
Lead Teacher, Grade 2
Zhuoqun Wang holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Colorado at Denver. Before coming to DMIS, Zhuoqun taught Mandarin Chinese at the Modern Language Department of UCDenver, Great Wall Chinese Academy, and Confucius Classroom at Denver. This is her second year at DMIS.
She also works as an editor and reporter for the Chinese American Post, which is a local Chinese weekly newspaper in Colorado. Her hobbies include reading, writing, and traveling.