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Meet the fantastic team at Newbridge Academy


Stephen A. Olah



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. 

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Ivy Dong

Office Administration

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.


Samantha Ferguson

Kindergarten / Grade 1 Teacher

BA, Masters in Teaching

Samantha holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy, History, and Sociology and a Masters of Teaching degree with the University of Toronto. She is originally from Ontario, but has lived and taught in South Korea and Thailand.  Samantha has over 6 years of experience teaching students ages 3-12 years. She is overjoyed to be working as a Kindergarten Teacher at Newbridge Academy and is excited to see what this academic year holds. 

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Joshua Davenport

Grade 1/2 Teacher


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.


Wanyi Wong

Grade 3/4Teacher

BA, BEd, Masters in Edu Tech

Wanyi has a Bachelor of Arts degree in New Media Designs, a Bachelor of Education degree and a Master of Educational Technology degree. She has many years of experience working with international high school students placed in private schools throughout BC and Ontario. She also lived and taught EFL in public schools in South Korea for 5 years.

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Georgina Miron

Grade 5/6/7 Teacher




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.

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Board Members

Ying Liu


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.

Sophie Jin


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.

Moti Bali


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



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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