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Our Staff and Teachers

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Our Teachers

Tyler Kolpin

Tyler has several years of teaching experience in Vancouver elementary schools. He completed an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Geography. Additionally, Tyler completed a Master of Science in Education and after a few years of classroom teaching specialized with a Master of Educational Technology, UBC.

Pei-Zhen Chiu

Pei-Zhen was originally born in Taiwan and has been living in the Vancouver area for more than 20 years. Pei-Zhen has experience teaching students from Kindergarten to Grade 12 in British Columbia and is fluent in Mandarin and English. Pei-Zhen has a Fine Arts degree from Emily Carr University and a Bachelor Education degree from Simon Fraser University.

Sue Chang
Sue has taught Mandarin and music for more than 30 years. Along with her knowledge of both Asian and Western educational systems, she has been recognized for her excellence in designing exceptional learning experiences for students. She has experience working with students from all backgrounds and ages. Sue completed a Master of Education degree in Canada and a Bachelor of Education degree in Taiwan.

Matthew Cugnet

Matthew is a certified BC teacher with six years of teaching experience in Surrey Schools. He has experience teaching all grades from Kindergarten to Grade 7 with a specialization in behavioural intervention. In 2019, Matthew taught at the International Trilingual School in Warsaw as a Lead English Teacher and was an ESL teacher through online tutoring platforms. Matthew holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Education.

Tina Sanfilippo

Tina graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Arts and Science and a Bachelor of Education. She is a BC certified teacher with seven years of teaching experience around the world. Tina has taught in Canada, New Zealand, England and Australia. She also taught ESL in Europe and with private colleges in the Vancouver area.