Meet the fantastic team at Newbridge Academy

Stephen A. Olah

Principal

BA (SFU),  PDP, MEd. (UVIC)

Mr. Olah has a Master’s degree in Educational Administration (University of Victoria) and a Bachelor’s degree and teaching certificate from Simon Fraser University. He has been an educator for more than 25 years, with the last 20 years being in administration.  He has taught in BC, been a principal of a top 10 independent school in BC, opened up the first BC Offshore school in Northwest China and was Principal/Head of School in China, including Peking University Experimental School. 

Ivy Dong

Administration Assistant

Bachelor Degree

Ms. Ivy has a gentle personality and is full of love for children; she obtained two bachelor degrees in food safety and public relations management in 2006. Since then, She has been engaged in clerical work for many years and has accumulated a great work experience. For education, She has a deep understanding , this is a job that requires more responsibility and care. 

Sabina Pasini

Grade K/1 Teacher

BA, BEd, ECE

A graduate of the University of Windsor, Sabina followed her dream of being a teacher to Birmingham, England, gaining experience working with children of all ages and ethnicity. Her experience has led her to have excellent teaching skills, patience, and creativity. Sabina is so passionate about teaching that in her spare time, she enjoys tutoring children to help them achieve their potential.

Joshua Davenport

Grade 2/3 Teacher

BA, BEd, CELTA

Joshua holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and history, a Bachelor of Education degree, and a CELTA Certificate. He has extensive experience teaching EAL in South Korea, and spent the past two years teaching first grade in Shanghai, China.

Karen Ringness

Grade 4/5 Teacher

Bachelor of Education (UBC)

Mrs. Ringness holds a Bachelor of Education degree with a major in Early Years Education and a minor in Psychology, and a TESOL Certificate. Her varied background includes administration, classroom teaching, and one-on-one tutoring. She is an accomplished educator with vast and culturally diverse professional experience.

Carrie Li

Mandarin & Art Teacher

BA SFU  / Emily Carr University

Carrie has years experience teaching Fine Arts, Mandarin and Chinese culture to young children at international schools in China. She is passionate about teaching, and enjoys working with students from multiple backgrounds. Carrie is very enthusiastic, outgoing and creative. She always brings new ideas, inspiration, and energy to her classes.

Anita Hao

Mandarin Teacher

BA, MEd. Courses taken at Stanford University

Mrs. Hao holds a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master of Education. She is highly energetic and student-oriented teacher presenting over 17 years of experience in both China and the US. Mrs. Hao participated in the compilation of New Britain Consolidated School District Mandarin Teaching Curriculum and Connecticut Foreign Languages Teaching Curriculum. 

Cathy Huges

Rescouse Teacher

BA UFV  / BA SFU

Ms. Hughes holds a BA with extended minors in History and Geography (UFV), and a BA in Curriculum Development (SFU). Her 35+ years as an educator includes special needs assistance, high school and elementary classroom teaching, tutoring, and department head. Mrs. Hughes has lived and taught in Japan, Egypt, and China.

George Harjani

Public Speaking

Leaders of Tomorrow

George is a leadership expert, speaker, and author. He is the founder of Leaders of Tomorrow - a proven successful leadership and public speaking program. He has earned the honour of Distinguished Toastmaster, from Toastmasters International, the organization's highest award. 

https://youtu.be/l9BCoZvwTFg

Jason Wang

Kung Fu Master

Jason was invited to perform in hundreds of shows in both Canada and China also, in venues such as the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, UBC, and SFU. Jason hopes to share more with both the Chinese and Canadian peoples, the beauty and knowledge of Chinese culture through the means of Martial Arts.

http://kungfudr.com/

Newbridge Academy

Board Members

Karen Huang

Director

Karen has been working in cultural and media industry for years. She studied media at the Concordia University, and worked in the local Chinese media. Since 2011, she began to dedicate herself in the career of community development. As the co-founder of CVC and Director of Newbridge Academy, she believes that both Eastern and Western cultures and education are the wealth of human civilization.

Sophie Jin

Director

Sophie has been teaching English in universities for 16 years in China, and working as an education consultant after she immigrated to Canada. Sophie is an expert educational planner and a gentle educator. She knows well about education system in North America, and understands students’ needs.

Ying Liu

President

Ying is the President of Chinese Village Club and the founder of Newbridge Academy. She is a passionate educator, who has dedicated herself to contribute to the community and promote a creative education mindset. Ying is responsible for keeping the vision and developing the direction of Newbridge Academy.

Debra Swain

Director

Debra taught high school Social Studies for 28 years in Surrey School District. Debra believes deeply in the power of education to enrich and empower students’ lives and is excited about sharing her expertise with the Newbridge Academy staff and students.  

Moti Bali

Director

Moti Bali was a High School Governer in Uganda. Moti is an active community builder, a true believer in multi-culturism.
Moti is one of the founding Directors of CVC Newbridge Academy Society.  

Raj Rajgopal

Director

 

Raj Rajgopal is a long time White Rock resident and manager of the Rotary Club. He is involved in many community activities.

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