Meet the staff

ECLC teachers are caring, nurturing individuals who are dedicated to the Early Years child. ECLC actively supports and promotes professional development and has several teachers currently pursuing higher degrees. ECLC teaching staff is First Aid/CPR trained by the American Red Cross.

Administration Staff

Concha Hernandez
Head of ECLC

  • M.A., Education, University of California, Davis
  • Certification – State of California (Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential, BCLAD Spanish)
  • B.A., Communication & Chicano/a Studies, University of California, Davis
  • 13 years experience in education

Younghee Park
Finance Manager

  • M.A., Finance, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
  • B.A., Business Administration, Ewha Women’s University
  • 24 years experience in Financial Institutions
  • 7 years experience in office management

Juyeon Chang
Admissions Officer/Office Manager

  • B.Sc., Computer Science & Engineering – Sogang University
  • B.E., Media Engineering – Sogang University
  • 9 years experience in client services & office management

Claire Kang
Assistant Office Manager

  • B.A., Communication Design – Hongik University
    Teaching certificate in Practical Art Skills and Technique
  • 5 years experience in office management

Teaching Staff

Hayley Neal
Class Teacher

  • Post Graduate Certificate in Education – University of Cumbria, Lancaster
  • B.A., Social Sciences and Health Studies – Lancaster University
  • TEFL Teacher Certificate – Leeds
  • 11 years experience in education

Hannah Choi
Class Teacher

  • B.A., Early Childhood and Elementary Education & Sociology – New York Queens College
  • TESOL Certificate – Sookmyung University
  • 5 years experience in education

Liz Thomas
Class Teacher

  • M.S. Child and Family Development – San Diego State University
  • Early Childhood Transdisciplinary Education and Mental Health Certificate (EC-TEaMH) – San Diego State State University (age 0-5 years old)
  • B.A., International Business with a focus in Korea – San Diego State University
  • 2 years experience in education

Romi Park
Class Teacher

  • B.A., Chinese Literature – Tsinghua University, Beijing
  • 9 years  experience in education

D'Laine Bok
Class Teacher

  • B.A, English, Culture and Communication – University of Kwa-Zulu Natal
  • PGCE, Foundation Phase Education – University of Kwa-Zulu Natal
  • 10 years experience in education

Shinhye Cha
Class Teacher

  • Post Graduate Certificate in Education – University of Nottingham
  • B.A., Early Childhood Education – Ewha Womans University
  • TESOL Certificate – University of California, Riverside
  • 11 years of experience in education

Nosipho Mkhize
Class Teacher

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education – University of South Africa
  • Certificate of training in teaching of phonics – Gateway to Reading Program
  • 12 years experience in Education.

Julie Cha
Class Teacher

  • M.A., Literacy Specialist – Teachers College, Columbia University
  • B.S., Childhood Education – New York University
  • B.S., Special Education – New York University
  • 10 years experience in education

Melanie Banh
Class Teacher

  • B.A., Early Childhood Education, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada
  • 7 years experience in family support and education

Esther Byun
Class Teacher

  • M.A., Early Childhood Education – New York University
  • M.A., Special Education – New York University
  • B.A., Communication – Rutgers College Certification – State of New York (Dual- Early Childhood Ed and Special Ed)
  • Certification – State of California (Program Director)
  • 16 years experience in education

Namhee Kim
Class Teacher

  • M.Ed. Education – Xavier University (U.S.)
  • B.S. – Dankook University
  • B.Ed – Korea Open University
  • Montessori Degree – American Montessori Society
  • TESOL Diploma – Sookmyung University
  • 24 years experience in education

Nikki Wooton
Class Teacher

  • Post Graduate Certification in Education – University of West Florida
  • Certification – State of Florida (Elementary Education – Kindergarten – Grade 6)
  • M.A. Arts Administration – Savannah College of Art & Design
  • B.A. Arts Administration – University of Kentucky
  • 8 years experience in education

Daina Lee
Class Teacher

  • Certification – State of California (Elementary Teacher Credential)
  • B.S. Special Education and Psychology – University of Toronto
  • 11 years experience in education

Kimberly Ahn
Class Teacher

  • MEd – Curriculum and Instruction with Methods and Curriculum and Reading Instruction – Concordia University Portland
  • B.A. Elementary Education with emphasis in Early Childhood Education – Concordia College
  • Certification – State of Minnesota (age 3 – 6th grade)
  • 14 years experience in education

LYDIA PARK
Class Teacher

  • M.A. – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, Lincoln Christian University, Illinois
  • B.A. Elementary Education with endorsement in Language Arts and ESL, Calvin University
  • Certification – State of Michigan (Elementary Education and ESL)
  • 8 years experience in education

ALEXIS AHN
Specialist Teacher

  • B.A. Fine Art & History of Art, Goldsmiths University, University of London.
  • 5 years experience in education

Carl Buttress
Specialist Teacher

  • BSC Sport and Exercise Science – Nottingham Trent University, UK
  • Soccer Coach in Korea for 7 years
  • 13 years experience in education

Christina Kim
Specialist Teacher

  • A.A. English Literature – Jang-An College
  • Certificate of Music Education
  • 15 years experience in education

Custodian & Bus Drivers

Ji Woo Lee
Driver - Bus A

Kwi Yeol Park
Driver - Bus B
custodian

Sang Sook Lee
Driver - Bus C

Donghyun Kim
Driver - Bus D

Deok Sang Yoon
Driver - Bus E

Jaenam Lee
Driver - Bus F

Bus Monitors

Mi Joo Jeong
Monitor - Bus A

Ji Hye Kim
Monitor - Bus B

Hye Young Joo
Monitor - Bus C

Yoon Joo Lee
Monitor - Bus D

Keum Hwa Soh
Monitor - Bus E

Jung Ah Ha
Monitor - Bus F

Housekeeper

Hyun Mi Kim
Housekeeper