Zhangxun was born and raised in Zhejiang Province, China, and got his Bachelor’s degree in TCSOL(Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages) there. After graduating from the MSc Language Teaching program, in the University of Edinburgh, he felt honored to join the EPA family in 2019. He has been to the continents of Asia, Europe, and North America. He hopes to visit more in the future! He likes reading technical news and watching new tech product reviews. He believes that education is not only about knowledge itself but also about how to obtain and absorb it.
Huaying Jiang grew up in Southern China and attained Huzhou Teachers College graduating with a degree in English Education. She is now working on her Master’s Degree in Education at Clemson University. Ms. Jiang began working as an education counselor and English teacher for many years and came to the United States to teach in 2014. Ms. Jiang taught for 5 years in a public school immersion program. She began working at East Point Academy in 2019 and she teaches 5th Grade Science. In her free time, you can find Ms. Jiang working in her vegetable garden in her backyard.
Christal Weymouth currently teaches 5th Grade Social Studies at East Point Academy. This is her second year at East Point Academy and her 17th year of teaching. While Weymouth is originally from Maryland, she has lived in South Carolina for the past 14 years. She has two wonderful children ages 16 and 19, and enjoys spending time with them, traveling, and enjoying the outdoors.
Lujia Gao holds a Master’s degree in foreign language education from the University of Pittsburgh. His last job was teaching primary school students Chinese at Pittsburgh Chinese School where he could apply his study in the university and learn more about language teaching. It was his experience teaching Chinese to American high school students at a summer camp that made him realize that language education should be tailored to the student’s proficiency levels, learning styles, and motivations. He believes that all students should study in a low-anxiety, student-centered environment.