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School Spotlight — Chu Hsi Tseng

Preschool Director Chu Hsi Tseng began at CAIS in the summer of 2020 during the height of pandemic uncertainty. Not only did she oversee the transition to 100% immersion in Preschool and leading the first classes back to in-person learning, she did so while only being able to meet with her new administrative colleagues via Zoom. (It wouldn’t be until the following summer that she could finally connect with Educational Leadership Team members off screen!) Despite the many curve balls thrown her way, she has approached every challenge and opportunity with her signature big heart and keen intellect. She explains, “I’m currently doing my dream job! I have long imagined a program that brings together play with a strong Chinese language foundation, and I have been able to make that come true at CAIS.”

Mar 11, 2022

School Spotlight — Annie Yu

Since 2014, much of IT Manager Annie Yu’s work has happened behind the scenes, making her one of the stealthiest stars on the CAIS team. The results of her work were front and center last Friday, though, as families enjoyed a spectacular recording of the student performances for Mass Greeting. While many faculty members had a hand in creating and editing individual pieces, Annie Yu did the lion’s share (Tiger’s share this year?) of the recording and video production. Whether it’s quickly mastering the booth at our new theater for Jeff Bissell’s 19th Avenue Open House presentations, deftly handling Zoom details for key community events such as the Online Talent Recitals, or stepping in last minute to DJ a Middle School dance a few years back, Annie Yu has a knack for sharing just the right talent for every occasion. We were delighted to have her reflect on the exhilarating whirlwind that was Mass Greeting 2022!

Feb 04, 2022

School Spotlight — Pamela Winthrop

Jan 07, 2022

School Spotlight — Kindness Wings

If you’re counting viewers’ smiles-per-second, then watching this video will likely be the best four minutes and fifty-four seconds you spend on something this week. In it, Preschool-Third Grade Studio Art Teacher Issy Taylor shares details about the Kindness Wings project that she worked on with her second grade students. As part of the Artist-of-the-Month program, the students learned about Chinese Canadian artist Lexy Ho-Tai and her imagined world of Kookerville. Students’ growing understanding of the artistic process and the human heart is a joy to behold.

Nov 19, 2021

School Spotlight — Sean Mosconi

Sean Mosconi has deftly guided CAIS middle schoolers through the intense high school search process in the Bay Area and beyond, upholding our enviable tradition of fantastic high school placements.

Nov 05, 2021

School Spotlight — Mami Takahara

Oct 22, 2021

School Spotlight — Julie Farrell

Oct 08, 2021

School Spotlight — Cindy Chiang

Sep 24, 2021

School Spotlight — Stephanie Liang

Sep 10, 2021