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Crocodile

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Ms Chungeun Lee (Korea) Crocodile Class Teacher

Ms Sowon Kwon (Korea) Crocodile Class Teacher

Starfish

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Ms Kelly Lee (USA) Starfish Class Teacher, Mandarin Specialist

Ms Irene Cho (Korea) Starfish Korean Teacher

Ms Grace Joo Eun Kim (Korea) Starfish Korean Teacher

BA Human Development and Family Studies; Early childhood education (University of Illinois); Completed Master’s program in Early Childhood Education (Seoul National University)

It is my pleasure to be teaching pre-nursery class at BIK Hannam. I have worked with very young group of children in the U.S and Korea since 2010. As a college student in early childhood education, I was trained to practice developmentally appropriate curriculum for EYFS. Since I value cultural diversity and interactive communities that foster healthy relationships between families and their schools, I feel very lucky to be a part of this tremendous team of teachers and students at BIK Hannam. I strongly believe that early years, especially children’s first two critical years can influence their lives in so many different ways. Therefore, I hope to make their first school experience as positive as possible by providing interesting, and safe environment with warm caring and support. I spend most of my spare time reading, running and cooking.

Penguin

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Ms Carmela Baylosis (Canada) Penguin Class Teacher

Mrs Jasmine Kang (Korea) Penguin Korean Teacher

BA Psychology (Hallym)

My name is Jasmine Kang and I am a Nursery One Class Korean Teacher and child caregiver. I graduated in 2003 from Hallym University in Korea with a degree in Psychology and a focus on Childhood Psychology. I studied English for a Certificate of ETYL (English for Teaching Young Learners) while at the IH Sydney Teacher Training Center, which is in Australia. And I hold a Certificate in Early Childhood Education and Care (Nationally Recognised Training in Australia) while at the MEGT College.
I have a lot of experience with children, both as an English teacher in Korea kindergarten, as a childcare assistant in Australia daycare center and as a mother. I really enjoy working with children and I find great joy in it.

Ms Jessica Jungmin Byun (Korea) Penguin Korean Teacher, Music Specialist

MA TESOL/English Education (Sookmyung Women's University, Korea)
Certificate of TESOL (University of Arizona, USA)

It is an honour to work at BIK alongside with such enthusiastic students and the dedicated team of professional teachers from all around the world. I spent my teenage years in Australia where I went to elementary school through high school. Working with young children always has been my passion, and when I came back from Australia, I wanted to pursue a teaching career that incorporated my English skills. For the past few years, I have worked for many English preschool programs in Seoul, gaining extensive experience in the field. To develop my knowledge in education even further, I am currently attending Sookmyung Women’s University for its graduate TESOL/English Education program. When I am not in class teaching, I like to do creative things such as drawing or painting. I also enjoy traveling and walking in nature. I am pleased to work with such a talented group of children, and I promise to provide all my students a rich learning environment that is open, respectful, engaging, and caring. I look forward to exciting years of learning and growing ahead of us!

Lion

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Mrs Kimberley MacDonald (Canada) Lion Class Teacher

Bachelor of Education (Crandall University)

I am so excited to be teaching the Nursery 1 class at BIK. I have had the pleasure of teaching in Korea for 4.5 years. I have taught at various kindergartens around Seoul and I have loved working with students and staff who are dedicated to education. Before coming to Korea, I had the pleasure of teaching in other classrooms in Canada and Azerbaijan. All these experiences have given me a love for teaching. I believe that students should be free to learn, explore, and just be themselves in a loving, engaging environment. In the classroom, I strive to make each day full of experiences and opportunities that students can use a launching pad for their imagination and to foster a desire for further learning. Some of our best childhood memories should be made at school.

Ms Rejina Ahn (Korea) Lion Korean Teacher

Associate Degree of Early Childhood Education (Myongji, Korea) 3 Years’ experience as an ITE (Infant Toddler Educator) in Canada 4 Years’ experience a 4 Years’ experience as an ECE (Early Childhood Educator) in Korea s an ECE (Early Childhood Educator) in Korea Emergency Child Care First Aid with CPR-C/AED TESOL-Children diploma

I not only majored in ECE (Early Childhood Education) at Myongji College in Korea but I also achieved an ECE related diploma, certificate and license in Canada. I have considerable experiences with educating children, 5-7 years of age in Korea as well as strong care giving skills for infants and toddlers in Canada. Before anything else, I like being part of each child’s early life and I feel honored to support them. In my free time, I love taking a walk with my family. I hope BIK students will enjoy learning with me. I wish you all the best!

Bear

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Mrs Sheryl Powell (UK) Bear Class Teacher

Mrs Christy Park (Korea) Bear Korea Teacher, Art specialist

BA Library Information Science (Sangmyung)

I majored in Library Information Science at Sangmyung University and received a certificate of Early Childhood Education at a lifetime education of Chungang University. Also, I received a certificate of Early Childhood Education as Assistant Teacher and worked both in a Nursery School and a preschool in the U.S. Right after I returned to Korea, I received YL-TESOL and Certificate of Reading Specialist at Sookmyung Women’s University.
I had many experiences in this field. I have a true passion for working in education and a childcare. I believed the classroom should be a joyful and exciting place for children to learn. I’m really excited to join BIK and looking forward to spending time with children in this school!

Giraffe

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Ms Kayla Diamond (South Africa) Giraffe Class Teacher

Bachelor of Education (Cape Peninsula University of Technology)

Teaching has always been what I have wanted to do and there are no words to express how happy I am to be teaching at BIK. I truly enjoy my job and appreciate every child as a unique and special little person. I find teaching so rewarding and it inspires me to see how excited children are to learn and explore the world around them. I love making lessons practical, fun and enjoyable for all involved. My classroom is one in which all children feel safe, loved and cared for. I feel very privileged to be on this learning journey with your children. In my spare time I enjoy being outdoors, watching movies, travelling and reading. I’m also feeling very excited to start learning Korean.

Ms HyunJoo Ryu (Korea) Giraffe Korean Teacher