Ms. Paige Dasol Kim is an artist, independent curator, and an art educator based in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. Paige graduated from Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting with a minor in Art Education in 2013, and she received a Master of Fine Arts in Curatorial Practice with a minor in Critical Studies in 2017. She has taught art for all ages for ten years since her undergraduate study. Currently, she teaches as an adjunct faculty at Anne Arundel Community College in Maryland and as an art teacher at Dominion Christian School in Virginia. Paige’s artworks are shown internationally through ‘Saatchi Art,’ the world’s largest curated online gallery platform, and she was awarded the Today’s Artist from Saatchi Art. She has participated in numerous group exhibitions in Maryland, Virginia, Washington, D.C., New Jersey, and many other states around the country. For more information, please visit her website: “cargocollective.com/dasolkim“
Chinese Mandarin Teachers
Ms. Jing Chen holds a Certificate for Teachers of Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (CTCSOL) and has taught Chinese for over five years at American Chinese School, Rockville and Venus in Maryland. Proficient in the Ma Liping Chinese curriculum, Ms. Chen has taught Ma Liping Grades 4-8. She is experienced in flexible, interactive teaching. Her patience, sense of responsibility and amiability have earned her wide popularity and respect from her students and their parents. Ms. Chen holds degrees from Suzhou University and University of New South Wales, Australia.
Future Leader Teachers
Ms. Megan Herman has been teaching for eight years in Montgomery County Public Schools and is thrilled to be an Instructor at CCACC Academy. She attended Towson University and obtained an Elementary and Special Education degree; then, Loyola University Maryland for a Masters in Educational Leadership. She has held various positions at summer camps across Maryland in Arts and Crafts, STEM, and other activities. Working with and educating children is one of her passions.
Mr. Jacob Kempler’s interest in chess was sparked at age six after learning the moves from his father. Since then, it has developed into a passion that continues to this day. Over the years, He has competed in many tournaments and earned the title of National Master. During his chess career, he is proud to have won over twenty titles, trophies and prizes, both individually and as part of a team. A partial list includes:
Mr. Matthew Chesky has years of experience teaching math, computer science, and chess at educational institutions. In addition to CCACC Academy summer camps, Matthew is also a popular math and STEM teacher at our Afterschool program. He holds an Associates Degree in Computer Science from Frederick Community College. Mr. Matthew Chesky is happy to bring his experience and expertise to CCACC Academy. In his free time he enjoys grand strategy games and game development.