Welcome to the Fall 2016 term of the JCA Chinese School. I am honored to be the next principal and am looking forward to a rewarding 2016-2017 school year.

I graduated from Shaanxi Normal University with a major in education and chinese literature. After immigrating to the United States in 1989, I had the opportunity to teach Chinese and other subjects in Miami, Florida, Ireland and in Jacksonville, Florida.  Currently, I am an instructor of Chinese at Ponte Vedra High School.  In recent years, I have been able to initiate, in conjunction with the Confucius Institute, several cross-cultural student education exchange programs to China.

My experience at JCA Chinese School has been quite extensive.  From 2008 to 2015, I have served as both a teacher and Assistant Principal at our school.  This provided me the opportunity to assist with the development of the school and to promote the growth of the Chinese community.

The goal for this year is to continue to grow the school, preserve the culture to the next generation of our children and welcome other cultures interested to learn Chinese.  Most importantly, I would like to provide a fun environment  where children look forward to learning and coming to school.  I feel confident that with the support of JCA, the school board, teachers and parents, we will accomplish the goal.  I am delighted to be serving as the principal of the Chinese School and strive to have a memorable year!

Principal Yan Li