Central Management

 

Ms. Fu Mei Cheung (Executive Director)

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 where she managed a fleet of 21 buses and a staff of 72. 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.

 

Mr. Ji-Jeng Fang (Educational Director)

Ji-Jeng Fang is responsible for overseeing SWAN’s teaching staff of over 30 teachers and teacher assistants. Mr. Fang is also responsible for curriculum development, staff training and daily teaching operations for SWAN students (Pre-K–8th Grade).  Mr. Ji-Jeng Fang has been with SWAN since 2004 and been managing its education 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.  Mr. 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. 

Mr. 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.  Mr. Fang is fluent in English and Mandarin.

 

Ms. Ivy Zhu (Human Resource Specialist)

Ivy joined SWAN in September 2012. She assists the Executive Director to support the day-to-day operations. In addition, Ivy is responsible for Human Resource Management; develop, maintain and update program policies, hiring process, employee records and conduct newly hired orientation.

Ivy earned her Master Degree in Organizational Behavior at New York University, and is fluent in English and Mandarin.

 

Ms. Winnie Huang (Academic Coordinator)

Winnie is the Academic Coordinator at SWAN. She completed her master degrees in computer graphics and clinical counseling. She had also earned her educational credits at St. John’s University.

Before her Academic Coordinator assignment, Winnie has been teaching Chinese at SWAN over ten years. The happiest thing for her is to see the growth of students.

Mission

Shuang Wen Academy Network (SWAN) helps students from varied social, economic and ethnic backgrounds develop proficiency in Mandarin Chinese, and acquire a greater understanding of Chinese culture, so they can become better global citizens in an increasingly competitive and demanding international environment. While providing early language learning opportunities that take full advantage of both traditional and innovative teaching techniques, advanced technologies and strategic partnerships, SWAN seeks to share its best practices and replicate its success.

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