Faculty and Staff

Meet our wonderful staff!


Susan M. Patterson

Susan M. PattersonPosition: Director and English Teacher
Educational Background: Rutgers University
Degree: Master in Early Childhood Education; B.A. Economics, B.A. Psychology
About: I worked for 10 years in corporate finance in New York, where I met my best friend and husband. I have 3 wonderful school age children of my own now who are all successful in school and love to learn and explore the outdoors with me. After teaching both a preschool and pre-Kindergarten enrichment program as a certified teacher for the past 6 years I realized that teaching is not only my profession but my passion! I believe the acquired knowledge in the early elementary and primary school years is the greatest way to prepare children for their future along with a safe, caring, and intellectually stimulating environment. Personally, I enjoy pilates, reading, cooking, and being outdoors. I love working with young children and always strive to foster their healthy development and promote a love of learning!


Shelly Xing 邢 卿

Shelly XingPosition: Assistant Director
Educational Background: East China Normal University
Degree: B.S. in Applied Biology
About: I have been engaged in Mandarin Immersion Education for over ten years and have strong background and experience in creating curriculum and putting it in the best practice. As a Mandarin curriculum director, I was formulating the framework for immersion goals and objectives for day school program (Preschool and Elementary School) and after school program, identify different ways to assess students’ progress across all grades and subjects, ensure high quality instruction through modeling, co-planning, providing feedback, tracking student learning. I was also successfully conducted the summer camp in China. In addition, I was in charge of recruiting, training and managing Mandarin teachers. I love traveling, trying new things, and technology. I enjoy working with young students.


Marie E. Duvert

Marie E. DuvertPosition: English Teacher
Educational Background: New Jersey City University
Degree: M.S. in Early Childhood Education
About: I’ve taught as a lead teacher for the past 6 years in New York City and I am definitely passionate about teaching younger gernerations. I enjoy interacting with my students just as much as I do with their parents. As a child, I took violin and piano lessons and my love of musical instruments just grew from there on. I still play piano once in a while. I love museums and concert halls more than any other forms of entertainment. I’ve been married for 6 years and we have a son who will be turning two this November.


Xia Qi 夏 琦

Xia Qi职位: 中文老师
毕业院校: 安庆师范学院
专业: 中文系汉语言文学教育专业
简介: 我毕业于安庆师范学院中文系汉语言文学教育专业,曾在安徽省滁州市第五中学执教初中语文达十年之久,获中学一级教师职称及区教坛新星称号,有着多年丰富的教学及班主任管理经验,对待学生热忱尽责。来美后一直坚持在中文教育机构从事中低年级
对外汉语教育,传播优良中华文化,熟悉《暨大中
文》、《标准中文》、《双双中文》、《美洲中文》等系列教材,深受学生和家长好评。我现兼任密尔本华夏中文学校和李文斯顿华夏中文学校中文教师。闲暇的时候我喜欢旅行,领略自然风光和人文风情;卅载的读书习惯让我从书本中丰富人生阅历;常年记录教育心得更是让我不断成长。我喜欢和孩子们在一起,开启他们的中文学习之旅,享受孩子们成长过程的点滴片刻。我将以尽己之力让您的孩子站得更高,看得更远!


Geng Jing 耿 静

Geng Jing职位: 中文老师
毕业院校: 河南大学
专业: 幼儿园教育专业
简介: 我来自著名的中国古都洛阳,我撰写的十几篇教学论文,设计组织的观摩课多次获得市级,省级的一等奖。参与研究教研课题《中国优秀传统文化渗入幼儿园教研的实践与探索》和河南省省级教研课题《幼儿园文化建设的探索》,通过《蒙台梭利教师培训》的初级和中级培训,并取得教师资格。2012—2013 年又分别参加华东师范大学主持的“国培计划(2012)”教师培训,中国西南大学主持的“国培计划(2013)”骨干教师培训。我擅长绘画、舞蹈。善于沟通,具有团队精神,有毅力,不惧困难与失败。来到美国后,又在异国的土地上重续我的教育梦,我喜欢和孩子们一起游戏,细心照顾每一名孩子,在今后的日子,我将耐心的教育孩子,真诚的照顾他们的生活,为他们创造开心快乐,安全的童年生活!


Peng Xi Ling 彭希凌

Peng Xi Ling职位: 中文老师
毕业院校: 西南财经大学
专业: 金融专业研究生
简介: 2003年我去新加坡生活,在新加坡从事中文教育 13 年多。由于自己对教育事业情有独钟,来美国纽约后,2016-2018 年受聘于北京中文学校课后班,任教两年多, 并于 20165月在《侨报》发表《浅谈海外中文教学体会》的文章。 所教学生在《侨报》发表了五十余篇作文,其中去年一位学生获三等奖,今年一位学生获二等奖。一位学生在参加全美 HSK 考试中获得唯一1000美元奖学金。2016-2018年我还在纽约红苹果幼儿园(Preschool of American)工作,于2017年考取纽约州教师资格证书。 今年 8 月我移居新泽西,来到美丽的新东方学校,有幸成为您们孩子的中文老师,我感到非常开心,我愿意用我的爱心、耐心、同理心来陪伴您们的孩子,点燃孩子的好奇心,让您们的孩子在新东方学校最舒适、最安全、最开心的成长环境中,幸福健康地成长!


Qu Mu Zhu 曲沐竹

Qu Mu Zhu职位: 中文老师
毕业院校: 长春工业大学
专业: 会计系会计学
简介: 我来自中国北方,在一个充满爱的大家庭里长大。在大学二年级的时候担任了吉他社长,参与并组织了学校的大小文艺活动。毕业之后,我在家乡的文化馆担任了助理教师,教一些年纪较小的孩子学习吉他,从那时开始,我便理解了做老师的不易,也知道作为一名教师肩上的责任有多重。 来到新泽西之后,我便加入了新东方的大家庭,从此开始了我的幼儿教育事业。来到这里之后,我在学校里有几十年经验的好老师,好前辈的身上学到了更多更专业的育儿知识,并且利用业余时间学习并通过了Rutgers Child Development Program。我喜欢小朋友,喜欢我的工作,在面对他们的时候我有无限的爱心与耐心,与他们一起理解对与错,一起面对开心与难过,他们看世界的角度也在影响着我,我们都在一起进步。业余时间,我喜欢去大自然去发现一些有趣的植物与风景,也喜欢做手工。我会抱着一百二十分的热情与爱心去对待我的工作,我们的小朋友,让他们在充满爱的环境里每天快乐又充实的茁壮成长。