Fu Mei Cheung
Fu Mei oversees the organization by working closely with the board to maintain SWAN’s mission and vision. With the deep responsibility of ensuring consistent high-quality processes for New York City’s largest most academically enriching Chinese immersion programs. Fu Mei has over 15 years of operations experience and expertise in program development, evaluation and management, and organizational planning. Fu Mei’s abilities are leveraged by her strong history and experience with Chinese American communities and organizations. Her experience also spans both non-profit and private sectors, including her experience as Youth Program Director for the Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center, and Vice President of Operations for Boston-based Lucky River Transportation company. Before working at SWAN, Fu Mei received distinguish recognition from the Greater Boston Arc in working with Kids of All Learning Abilities Award. Fu Mei’s professional interest lies in working with impactful Chinese American Non-Profit Organizations.
Fu Mei earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at Boston University in Massachusetts, and is fluent in English, Mandarin and Cantonese.
Dr. Ji-Jeng Fang is responsible for overseeing SWAN’s teaching staff of over 70 teachers and teaching assistants. Dr. Fang is also responsible for curriculum development, staff training and daily teaching operations for SWAN students (Pre-K–8th Grade). Dr. Ji-Jeng Fang has been with SWAN since 2004 and been managing its development since 2005. Before then he was the Acting Chair of the Department of Early Childhood Care and Education at Kun Shan University of Technology in Taiwan.
Dr. Fang has over 21 years of professional experience in early childhood education. He has received over 12 fellowships and awards for his research and teaching excellence, including the A. Harry Passow Fellowship award in 2004. Dr. Fang earned his Education Doctorate in Curriculum and Teaching from Teachers College at Columbia University; his Ph.D. in Education at National Kaohsiung Normal University in Taiwan; his Masters in Elementary Education from National Pingtung Teachers College in Taiwan; and his Diploma in Education from Taiwan Provincial Pingtung Teachers’ College in Taiwan. Dr. Fang is fluent in English and Mandarin.
Sue Lee was born and raised in Seoul, South Korea. With her experience as a preschool teacher in South Korea, she moved to the United States in 2012 and went to Santa Monica College, CA. She studied Early Childhood Education, and found her passion in constructivism, especially in the Reggio Emilia approach. Then, she moved to New York City and completed her baccalaureate degree at CUNY- Brooklyn College. During that time, she had the opportunity to gain educational insights from The International Academy of Hope (iHOPE) that serves children who have sustained acquired brain injuries or other brain-based disorders. Alongside her interest in the discipline, she minored in Art during her undergraduate studies, which led her to attain the Official Certificate of Professional Art Therapist, Level 2 from the Korean Child Art Therapy Association in 2017.