Who We Are

Our carefully-vetted summer staff is recruited for not only their high academic skills, but also people of great character and integrity.

 
Catherine

CATHERINE CHANG
Music Teacher at Sewanhaka Central High School

Catherine Chang is a lover of Jesus and children, and a recent graduate of the NYU undergraduate music education program (magna cum laude). She is the current orchestra teacher for Sewanhaka High School, a 7-12 grade school located in Floral Park, where she just received Teacher of the Month for December in the arts. At Sewanhaka this year, she advises the Christian Club and the String Ensemble, and chairs the all-district orchestra. In addition to teaching music in public schools, Catherine was co-director of the Community Church of Great Neck’s summer program for two years, and she spearheaded the start of a thriving youth group located in Garden City.

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CHRISTOPHER KWOK
Computer Science Student at City College

Christopher Kwok is a senior at CUNY City College STUDYING COMPUTER SCIENCE AND PLANS TO GO INTO SEMINARY. He has worked with the Community Church of Great Neck’s Summer program starting off as a teacher in 2014 and as administrator since 2017. He has went on multiple missions trips to Philadelphia to work with inner city youth, where he led a summer program there.

 
May

MAY HO
Early Childhood Education Student at Hunter

May is a caring and thoughtful individual who is pursuing a degree in early childhood education at Hunter College. She is a substitute teacher during the week and a teacher at a Chinese school over the weekend. With over five years of teaching experience from various programs, including Mega Academy, she is a seasoned teacher for children of all ages. Her love for kids and natural ability to handle children makes her a teacher well-loved by both children and their parents. May focuses on creating a classroom environment focused on learning, sharing, listening, and mutual respect. She is an individual who connects well young children and communicates well with their parents.

Faith

FAITH KIM
Elementary School Teacher

Faith Kim graduated from Cairn University with dual degrees in Elementary Education and Bible. In school she obtained both her Pennsylvania state and ACSI teaching certifications (Association of Christian Schools International) and is working towards gaining her TEFL certification as well. Currently Faith lives near Philadelphia, PA and is employed as a substitute teacher for grades PK-4 at different public elementary schools in her area. During her summers Faith enjoys spending time teaching children through camps, VBS, and mission trips both at home and abroad. Most recently she traveled with a team to Myanmar and taught English and the Gospel to students ages 5-16. She loves teaching young children, watching them grow in knowledge and their faith.

 
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JOAN NIEH
Math Secondary Education Student at
Macaulay Honors Queens College


Joan Nieh, is a junior studying Math Secondary Education at Macaulay Honors Queens College.
She was born and raised in Queens, NY. In the summers of 2012-2015, she volunteered at a summer camp, and in July 2016, she taught Math and Science to 3rd and 4th graders. As a Taiwanese-American, she has a heart for Taiwan and taught English there with her family in August 2016. As a private tutor, she helped her students, aging from 8-16, improve their grades in Math (Algebra, Geometry), Science (Biology, Chemistry), Social Studies (World History, US History) and English. In the 2017-2018 school year, she worked as a Chinese School Principal's secretary, using her fluency in Mandarin Chinese. Since October 2017, she has worked as an IT Help Specialist at Townsend Harris High School, her Alma Mater. She's excited to work for this summer camp, motivate students to be excited about learning and champion students to see their full potential as world changers!

Joy

JOY NIEH
Private School Teacher

Joy Nieh is a certified elementary education teacher with a Masters in Childhood Education from Adelphi University. She has experience teaching students of different grades, backgrounds and in different settings as well. She has worked for a year as a learning strategist in Adelphi University's Bridges Program. As a learning strategist, she gave academic and social support to college students with autism. She has also taught abroad. During the summer of 2017, she taught English to students from grades 1-9 as a visiting English teacher in Hualian, Taiwan. Currently she teaches in Long Island, as a fourth grade teacher in the Progressive School of Long Island. What Joy loves most about teaching is the relationships she creates with the students, and as a teacher, being able to challenge students to do their best and reach their full potential.