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.
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.
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 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.