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East Lake Villas Campus was the first Ivy Education Group School, found in 2004.
East Lake Villas Campus is Ivy Academy Program of Ivy Education Group, offers an English speaking environment taught by a team of highly qualified early childhood educators who customizes the theory influenced curriculum according to the children's interests.
East Lake Villas Campus is located within East Lake Villas, a private oasis in the Dongzhimen area.
It is comprised of 4 bright and spacious classrooms. The facility also includes a purpose-built children’s kitchen, a well-stocked children’s library, an art room and a large dedicated indoor play area. It is a fun and rich learning environment for your child.
Na Luo is the Administrative Campus Director at Central Park Campus. She joined us in 2006 and has been responsible for administrative and admissions work. Before joining Ivy, she previously was an administrative officer at an organization in Shanghai. In her spare time, she likes to sing and travel. Ms. Luo earned a Bachelor's degree in English from Peking University. She has also received her certificate in Multiple Intelligences from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.Na Luo (罗娜)
Jeff Sanders is from the United States and is the English Lead Teacher of our Kindergarten class. He joined us in 2006. He has nearly 30 years of teaching experience at international schools around the world, including Japan, Germany and China. In his spare time, he likes to read, do sports and travel. Mr. Sanders graduated from Oregon College of Education. He also holds a certificate in Multiple Intelligences from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.Jeff Sanders
Ryan Cardwell is from British Columbia in Canada and is the Campus Director of Ivy Academy. He joined us in 2006. Ryan has been working with children for over ten years in both recreational and educational settings. Previously, Ryan worked as a teacher in private schools in Beijing and in Vancouver, Canada, as well as after–school centers as a special needs aide. Before coming to Beijing, Ryan worked with a non-profit organization that provides educational and social assistance to new immigrants. Mr. Cardwell graduated from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, majored in Physical Education, History and Asian Studies. He also holds a certificate in Multiple Intelligences from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.Ryan Cardwell
Therese Mendez is from the United States and is the English Lead Teacher at East Lake Villas Campus. She joined us in 2009. She has many years of work experience in the field of Early Childhood Education. Before joining Ivy, She previously worked at a private childcare center for many years in Boulder, Colorado. She has enjoyed working with children and loves helping them grow. In her spare time, she likes to read, do yoga, listen to music and explore Beijing. Ms. Mendez holds a certificate in Multiple Intelligences from the Multiple Intelligences Institute.Therese Mendez
Jinghong Shi is the School Doctor at East Lake Villas Campus. She joined us in 2005. Before joining Ivy, she previously worked at other kindergarten in Beijing for many years. Ms. Shi received a School Doctor certificate from Chaoyang District Nursing College in 1994.Jinghong Shi (石敬红)
Grace Xia is the Chinese Assistant Teacher of our Kindergarten class. In her spare time, she enjoys playing the accordion and reading. Ms. Xia graduated from Capital Institute of Physical Education.Grace Xia (夏一鸣)
Sipola Kaifa is from New Zealand and is the English Lead Teacher for PreK1 class. She has almost nine years of work experience in the field of Early Childhood Education. Before joining Ivy, she worked in Family Based Preschools and in Barnardos Early Childhood Learning Centers as the Under 2's and Over 2's Team Leader. This is Sipola’s fourth year working with Ivy Schools. Ms. Kaifa graduated from Unitec Institute of Technology with a Bachelors of Teaching Majoring in Early Childhood Education and holds a certificate in Multiple Intelligences from the Multiple Intelligences Institute.Sipola Kaifa
Alice Zhao is the Chinese Assistant Teacher of our Nursery class. Alice joined us in 2014. She has 3 years of work experience in the field of Early Childhood Education. Before joining Ivy，she previously worked at Children’s Place as English assistant teacher. She treats each child with love, patience. In her spare time, she likes to art and music.Alice Zhao (赵智昂)
Allie Cockburn is from Ottawa, Canada. She is the English Assistant Teacher in the class. Allie has been working in the field of Education nearly ten years. Before joining Ivy, Allie worked as a manager for a Canadian international exchange program and for a Montessori school in Ottawa, Canada. In her spare time she enjoys travelling, running and yoga. Allie graduated from the University of Ottawa with a major in Second Language Education.Allie Cockburn