MEET OUR STAFF
DR. LITAI ZHANG
Dr. Litai Zhang is the principal of the Splendor Bilingual Montessori School. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Education and 10 years of teaching experience. She received her Ph.D. in Chemistry from Northeastern University and has worked in the pharmaceutical industry for 20+ years. Dr. Zhang is married with two outstanding children. One of them is a Medical Doctor specializing in Pediatric ICU; the other graduated from Princeton University and received his Ph.D. from USC. As a principal, she constantly seeks opportunities to create a nurturing environment for the children to grow. She is pleasant and encouraging to people, as well as meek and humble. To her children, she is a loving mother; to her students, she is a friendly and affectionate teacher.
Pre-Primary Class Teacher
Ms. Armela is originally from the Philippines, but has been living in the States since 2002. She is married with 2 lovely children. Her teaching background brings her back 27 years. Her teaching career first started in a prestigious Montessori School where she worked for 6 years and got her Montessori Certificate. She has also worked in a Montessori School that specializes in Hearing Impairment (and Oral School) and a Montessori School in Princeton Junction, NJ. Her Bachelor’s degree is in Chemical Engineering and her Master’s degree is in Child Psychology with a minor course in Education.
Primary Class Teacher
Ms. Christine has been teaching for twenty years. She graduated from Mercer County Community College where she received her Montessori certification for the 3 to 6 year old primary class. Ms. Christine lived in Mexico for 22 years and taught at a bilingual Montessori school, Centro Educativo de Montessori for eight years before returning back to the states. She has taught various grades from toddlers to second grade. Ms. Christine has 2 daughters, Emily who is 25 years old and Natalia who is 21. Teaching is her passion and she is grateful to be working at Splendor Bilingual Montessori.
CHING CHING HSU
Pre-Primary Class Assistant Teacher
Ms. Ching Ching is originally from Taiwan, but completed her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in the United States. Upon the completion of her education, she worked as a management assistant at a computer company for four years. She has two children in high school. Because her children went to a Montessori School, she knew that the Montessori education is different than day care centers. As a result, in 2005 she decided to go back to school and received a credential in Early Childhood Education from the American Montessori Society. She is happy to have a chance to work with her little friends at Splendor Bilingual Montessori School.
Primary Class Assistant Teacher
Ms. Sujan was born and raised in India and came to the United States in 2010. Her bachelor’s degree is in Commerce from B. R. Ambedkar University in India and her Bachelor of Education is from Osmania University in India. For five years, She worked as an elementary school teacher in St. John’s School, in India. Additionally, she was an Assistant Teacher in a school in Trenton, NJ and a Montessori Assistant Teacher in a home School in West Windsor, NJ. She has been with Splendor Bilingual Montessori School since September 2015.
Ms. Ting has been teaching at HuaXia Plainsboro Chinese School for more than ten years. She earned her M.E. degree from Clarkson University in 1996. She is passionate about how to educate her students to learn all aspects of Chinese language, including listening speaking, reading and writing she especially likes to work with young children to explore Chinese history, culture, and traditions. In her spare time, she enjoys reading and making craft projects.
Administrative Support Staff
Ms. Christine has a MS degree in Health Education from Arcadia University in Glenside, PA; she also has her BA degree in Sociology from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. Her experience while working in the Boston Public Schools as a Behavior Therapist has helped her maintain an enthusiasm for students of any age, race, or gender. Ms. Christine is very hopeful when it comes to the educational achievements of students. She enjoys providing support to teachers and staff in any way, shape or form. Ms. Christine enjoys the outdoors, reading, and fitness.