Chu Hsi Tseng Preschool Director Location: 42/52 Waller Street read more BEGAN AT CAIS 2020 曾竺西 Chu Hsi Tseng comes to us from the International School of the Peninsula where she has been a Chinese teacher in kindergarten and 2nd grade for the past 14 years. She has deep knowledge and passion for early childhood education, holding both bachelors and masters degrees in the field (with a second masters degree in STEM Curriculum and Design in process!). Growth-oriented and well-versed in educational research, she is the embodiment of a life-long learner. As an early childhood practitioner, she has conducted teacher research that has been presented in several local and national conferences. She is especially interested in studying how to enhance young children’s Chinese proficiency through an inquiry-based approach. She wowed the interview committee with her warmth, honesty, courage, and drive. She knows and loves CAIS, having collaborated with many teachers and administrators on conference presentations, and has also been a guest speaker at CAIS, sharing strategies for addressing LGBTQ+ issues in the Chinese classroom. She shares, “I am honored and humbled to accept CAIS’s invitation to become their next Preschool Director. I was drawn to CAIS because of its commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and social responsibility to “become our best selves and contribute to a better world”. I have always been passionate about bringing DEI to the school setting and providing an inclusive culture that allows all community members to feel respected and valued in the school. As a second-generation mainlander in Taiwan, a woman with a lesbian identity, and a family member who cares for someone with a disability, I grew up with an understanding of multiculturalism and diversity.” Outside of the educational sphere, she enjoys spending time outdoors. She has visited 27 national parks in the United States and has been on many backpack trips. Her greatest accomplishment was hiking to the bottom of the Grand Canyon.