Events in September 2022

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August 29, 2022(1 event)

First Day of Afterschool Fall Session

August 30, 2022 August 31, 2022(1 event)

Last Day of Preschool Summer Session

September 1, 2022(1 event)

First Day of Preschool Fall Session

September 2, 2022
September 5, 2022(1 event)

Category: GeneralLabor Day -- School Closed

September 6, 2022 September 7, 2022(1 event)

Category: GeneralMid-Autumn Festival (9/10) Celebration

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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. 

Ms. May Zhou

Dean of Studies

An altruist with over two decades’ teaching experience, Ms. May Zhou has a strong passion for helping the younger generation achieve their happiness and life goals. Prior to the current position, May served in leadership/management roles for 12 years for nonprofits including Oxfam, Greenpeace, and The Ed Nef Foundation. Born in a family of teachers, May taught language courses to K-12 students, college and graduate students, and professionals and managed award-winning leadership training programs for 22 years at reputable educational institutions such as Motorola University and Diplomatic Language Services. She also has 14 years of experience working with multinationals and journalism (e.g., The Philadelphia Inquirer). May holds a B.A. in English Language and Literature from Peking University, M.A. in Journalism from Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, graduate certificate in Educational and Development Psychology from Beijing Normal University, and diploma in Apparel Design from Tsinghua University.

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. 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.