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Meet the Team

Passionate and Experienced

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Mrs. Lois

Principal

Mrs. Lois founded and established Joyous Town to serve her community since 2015. She has more than a decade of experience working with young children and holds a State ECE certificate. Watching children learn, grow and be successful are her passion. You will find her trying new recipes, spending time with family and friends and exploring nature during her spare time.

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Ms. Ghislaine

Administrator

Ms. Ghislaine graduated from the University of Washington with bachelor degrees in Computer Science and Early Childhood & Family Studies. She has years of experience babysitting and working in licensed childcare facilities. She enjoys trying new restaurants and traveling around the world.

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Ms. Lien

Infant Lead Teacher

Ms. Lien grew up in Vietnam and moved to United States when she was seven. She is fluent in Vietnamese, English, and can understand a little bit of Japanese. She has a year of experience working with infants, as well as other ages. She likes to spend time with her families on holidays as well as singing during her free time. 

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Mrs. Mae

Waddler Lead Teacher

Mrs. Mae was born in the Philippines and moved to the United States in 2019. She started teaching the little ones in 2020 and found it to be her calling. She enjoys cooking and catching up with her family. She also likes to play with her two puppies during her free time! 

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Mrs. Wenjie

Toddler Lead Teacher

Mrs. Wenjie came from China. She graduated from University of Wisconsin with a Bachelor of Interior Architecture and a minor in Early Childhood Sciences. In her free time, she likes to play board games and spending time with her family.

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Mrs. Joyce

Pre-K Lead Teacher

Mrs. Joyce moved to the States from Malaysia. She has worked with children for the past 30 years. She received her MIA (Montessori Institute of America) diploma in Kent, Washington. She balances learning through play, free choice, and academic work. Her goal is to build a solid foundation for all the children in her care.

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Mrs. Roya

Assistant Teacher

Mrs. Roya is a mother of six. She moved to the United States from Afghanistan in 2015. She has experience working with all ages from infants through PreK. She is currently working towards her Early Childhood Initial certificate. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends.

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Mrs. Esther

Assistant Teacher

Mrs. Esther was a former nurse and has transitioned into child care because of her interest in child development. She has been volunteering at Sunday school for over a year. In her free time, she enjoys spending her time with her family and her dog. She recently just picked up a hobby of baking new recipes!

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Ms. Chante

Assistant Teacher

Ms. Chante brings extensive experience to the Brave Bear classroom as the assistant teacher. She has refined her skills in various childcare settings, spanning from play-based environments to Montessori school. Beyond teaching, she enjoys cooking and crochet during her leisure hours.

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Ms. Indianna

Afternoon Assistant Teacher

Meet Ms. Anna, a cherished addition to our preschool afternoon team! With a degree in English and experience as a childcare counselor, she brings a wealth of expertise and dedication to our little learners. Ms. Anna fosters a nurturing environment where children can thrive and be themselves. Outside the classroom, she loves nature walks, writing, and listening to music.

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Ms. Monica

Morning Opener/Floater

Ms. Monica started her journey in early childhood education when she lived in Florida in 2013. Since then, she has worked with ages ranging from infants up to kindergarten. She has worked in traditional preschool settings, in home programs and also in Montessori. In her free time, she enjoys taking long walks, reading and cooking!

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Mrs. HaiZhen (Nainai)

Chef/ Floater

Mrs. Haizhen, as everyone calls her "Nainai" which means grandma in Mandarin. She is retired and enjoy helping at centers in her free time. She has previously volunteered at a preschool in Bellevue as a chef. The children love her and you will see them greet Nainai with smiles and hugs each morning! 

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Mrs. Taoran

Art Teacher

Mrs. Taoran graduated with Fine Arts Teaching degree in China. She has 7 years of experience in teaching arts to young children, as well as 8 years of experience in early childhood.  

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Ms. Lien

Infant Lead Teacher

Ms. Lien grew up in Vietnam and moved to United States when she was seven. She is fluent in Vietnamese, English, and can understand a little bit of Japanese. She has a year of experience working with infants, as well as other ages. She likes to spend time with her families on holidays as well as singing during her free time. 

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