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Our Administrators

Mr. Chih-Hsiang Li

Executive Director, CCACC Academy
Executive Director, Chinese Culture and Community Service Center, Inc. (CCACC)

Ms. Avery Wan

Principal and Operating Director

Ms. Avery Wan graduated from the Sichuan Conservatory of Music with a Bachelor’s degree in Vocal Music and taught at Chengdu University. After more than ten years of teaching, Avery established the Little Star Music Education based in Maryland in 2010. In 2015, she became the founder, Principal, and CEO of Washington Cathay Future Center, and is now the Principal and Operating Director of CCACC Academy. Pioneering, tenacious, and business literate are just some of the terms used to describe Avery. She is well known in the local education and art circles and maintains strong relations with the government. She has been involved in the startup of the business, the hands-on work, the establishment of the team, the leadership of the team, as well as the completion of sales and growth goals each year, and the year-by-year expansion. Avery believes that each child has infinite potential and an educator’s mission is to unlock and nurture a child’s potential to lay the foundation for his/her long-term success and happiness. 

Mr. Simbisai Kahari

Manager of Course Development

A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University with a B.F.A in Communication Arts, Mr. Simbisai Kahari has been passionate about STEAM & STEM education and has led CCACC Academy’s science and technology-related programs. In addition to teaching, Simbisai has painted and illustrated for over ten years, and designed (Graphic & Web Design) for the past three years. Simbisai currently resides in DC teaching robotics and technology. During his college years, Simbisai worked and educated at-risk youth at Elk Hill Farms and assisted in running and producing work out of the Hill Gallery.

Ms. Saadia Perwaiz

Master Teacher

Ms. Saadia Perwaiz was excited to join CCACC Academy to be the Preschool teachers’ mentor, trainer, and facilitator. She brought along 20 years of Montessori classroom experience in Montgomery County, Maryland and over ten years of teacher training experience in the Washington metropolitan area. She is currently the early childhood education consultant at Palisades Montessori School and a private home tutor as well. Saadia holds a Master’s degree in Political Science along with an American Montessori Society (AMS) Montessori certification. She completed the Emerging Leaders Fellowship Program through the AMS. She has been a workshop presenter at Montgomery Montessori Institute and the AMS.

Ms. Jasmine Joyce

Afterschool Manager

Ms. Jasmine Joyce has a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature and has also studied Performing Arts, Journalism, Women’s Health, and various fields in social justice. She is also an art teacher, swim coach, group fitness instructor, and published model and actress. She is planning on pursuing her PhD in the near future. Ms. Joyce also has experience working as an extended day school director, elementary school teacher, art teacher, and afterschool teacher. She is excited to join CCACC Academy as an Afterschool Manager. Her favorite thing about CCACC is “the opportunity to work with wonderful students and watch them grow and develop into confident, self-sufficient learners and future leaders!”

In 2016 her portrait, photographed by Joseph Giitter, received a merit in the Maryland Professional Photographer Association competition. In 2019, she competed in the USA Maxim cover girl contest and reached the semi-finals, while helping to raise funds and awareness for the Homes for Wounded Warriors Foundation and National Suicide Prevention.

Ms. Chunling (Esther) He


Ms. Chunling (Esther) He was happy to join CCACC Academy to help students learn and grow every day after working as an assistant teacher at Little Genius for four years. Ms. He works to support our Lead Teachers and the rest of the administrative staff by communicating with parents, dealing with important administrative functions such as registration, coordinating and communicating with teaching staff, and more! Esther also had seven years of experience working at Beijing Jiuqi Software Company, and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from Beijing Institute of Technology. As a key part of our administrative staff, Esther is dedicated to keeping our facilities running smoothly and ensuring our students and parents at CCACC Academy are well taken care of.


Ms. Isabella Chang

Administrative Assistant

Ms. Isabella Chang is a graduate from the University of Toronto, with a Honors Bachelors in Arts and Science. She double majored in Cognitive Science and Book & Media Studies. While studying at the University of Toronto, Isabella was an executive member for the University of Toronto Kendo Club where she also did administrative work. She is happy to bring her skills to the CCACC family, looks forward to being able to assist the CCACC community.

Mr. Jacob Adams

Administrative Assistant

Mr. Jacob Adams is a graduate of George Mason University, with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Government and International Politics, and is currently continuing his Master’s studies at American University’s School of International Service. Jacob has always valued education and has experience working in both administrative and educational settings, and he is looking forward to helping CCACC and the local community.