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
  • 14 years experience in education

Ray Kang
Finance & Compliance Manager

  • M.A., International Business Administration – Yonsei University
  • B.A., Foreign Trade – Pusan National University
  • Certificate – AICPA & FRM(Financial Risk Manager)
  • 1 year experience in Compliance / Internal Audit / Operational Risk
  • 25 years experience in Financial Institutions

Juyeon Chang
Admissions Officer/Office Manager

  • B.Sc., Computer Science & Engineering – Sogang University
  • B.E., Media Engineering – Sogang University
  • 11 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
  • 7 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
  • 13 years experience in education

Bona Lee
Class Teacher

  • B.A, English Language and Literature- Chung-Ang University, Seoul, Korea
  • 4 years 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
  • 14 years experience in education.

Hannah Choi
Class Teacher

  • B.A., Early Childhood and Elementary Education & Sociology – New York Queens College
  • TESOL Certificate – Sookmyung University
  • 7 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
  • 12 years experience in education

Class Teacher

  • B.A., Japanese language and culture – Inn-Ha University
  • 5 years experience in education

Laura Vealey
Class Teacher

  • B.A. in English – University of South Florida
  • Professional Teaching Certificate (Elementary Education K-6, Exceptional Student Education K-12, ESOL, Reading)
  • TEFL Certificate – International TEFL Academy
  • 6 years experience education

Romi Park
Class Teacher

  • B.A., Chinese Literature – Tsinghua University, Beijing
  • 11 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
  • 12 years experience in education

Emily Baughman
Class Teacher

  • B.S., Marketing – Grand Canyon University
  • TEFL Certified – International TEFL Academy
  • 3 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
  • 26 years experience in education

Liezel Le Grange
Class Teacher

  • B.A., Education – University of Fort Hare
  • TEFL Teacher Certificate – East London Institute
  • 3 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
  • 10 years experience in education

Class Teacher

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Early Education – Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT)
  • TEFL Certificate – International University of Catalonia, Spain
  • B.A., Interpersonal Communication and Psychology – University of Houston
  • 7 years experience in education

Daina Lee
Class Teacher

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

Melanie Banh
Class Teacher

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

Carl Buttress
Specialist Teacher

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

Christina Kim
Specialist Teacher

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

Specialist Teacher

  • B.S., Childhood Education – New York University
  • B.S., Special Education – New York University
  • 7 years experience in education

Custodian & Bus Drivers

Ji Woo Lee
Driver - Bus A

Kwi Yeol Park
Driver - Bus B

Sang Sook Lee
Driver - Bus C

Yonghee Won
Driver - Bus D

Jung Yeol Park
Driver - Bus E

Jaenam Lee
Driver - Bus F

Bus Monitors

Mi Joo Jeong
Monitor - Bus A

Jin Young Choi
Monitor - Bus B

Eun Mi Baek
Monitor - Bus C

Hyun Mi Kim
Monitor - Bus D

Keum Hwa Soh
Monitor - Bus E

Jung Ah Ha
Monitor - Bus F


Su Yeong Kim