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Teaching Team in Coronation Circle Campus

Staff Members

Nicola Cleverdon

Early Years Teacher – English (Coronation Circle)

Nicola qualified in the UK and is an Early Years specialist with over six years’ experience, gained from working in childcare in the USA, Australia, and the Middle East. Most recently, she was a founding teacher at the Middle East’s first Eco-school where she helped set up the Early Years Foundation Stage, enhancing the learning environments in line with the Reggio Emilia approach. She has a strong interest in environmental education and is passionate about protecting our shared home and exploring the world around us. She also enjoys teaching phonics and reading stories which capture the imagination.

Sharon Maloney

Early Years Teacher – English (Coronation Circle)

Sharon is British and was born and raised in Hong Kong, attending the international school system. After completing her university degree in the UK, she started her teaching career in primary in Hong Kong before accepting a teaching role in the UK. After almost a decade, Sharon returned to Hong Kong to focus on her passion of teaching Early Years. She has been a teacher trainer for English for Asia, a course lecturer for the Early Childhood Education course at the Education University and head teacher at a small international kindergarten in Hong Kong. Sharon has been teaching for over 20 years. She loves travelling, cooking, eating and keeping fit. Some of her favourite sports are hiking, weightlifting, cycling and yoga.

Amelia Quinlan

Early Years Teacher – English (Coronation Circle)

Amelia is an English teacher who has worked in international schools in Italy, Taiwan, Chile and Hong Kong SAR. She has experience working in many different curriculum frameworks and is passionate about children taking agency in their learning. She likes to encourage her pupils to explore and investigate their own interests and to share their understanding with others. Amelia’s love of teaching is clearly evident from the strong relationships she makes with her pupils, and she believes it is important to communicate effectively and to model positive attitudes and behaviours for them at all times.

Linda Zhou

Early Years Teacher – Mandarin(Coronation Circle)

Linda has been working in Mandarin language schools for more than five years in Hong Kong. She has obtained a bachelor’s degree in Arabic from Shanghai International Studies’ University in Mainland China. She then pursued her postgraduate study in Linguistics at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, specialising in Language Acquisition. She is experienced in Mandarin teaching for students of different ages, especially non-native learners of Mandarin. She believes that each child is unique and creative. She is devoted to Early Childhood Education, aiming to provide support from all aspects and create a comfortable and safe environment for children to learn, develop and grow.

Emma Wang

Early Years Teacher – Mandarin (Coronation Circle)

Emma has been working in Shanghai for four years as an English teacher for Early Childhood. In 2014, she came to Hong Kong and completed a master’s degree at Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Emma has been teaching Early Years for six years in Hong Kong and her experience has been in teaching both native and non-native speakers. She believes children form their own personality during the early years of development and that they are endowed with “a hundred languages”, through which they can express their ideas. To be a teacher is to teach children how to use these symbolic languages in everyday life.

Shirley Siu

Early Years Teacher – Mandarin (Coronation Circle)

Shirley is a native Chinese-speaking teacher born and raised in An Hui, China. Shirley moved to Hong Kong 20 years ago and she has been teaching Mandarin for Early Years since then. Shirley holds a bachelor’s degree in Early Years Education from Chaohu University and a qualification in Early Childhood Care and Education Teaching (Chinese) in Hong Kong. Shirley loves to teach Chinese because she believes that the benefits of learning a language not only help the pupils’ linguistic but also their cognitive and creative abilities. Shirley’s background in languages allows her to incorporate all aspects for a well-rounded cultural experience into her classes.

Suellen Li

Early Years Teacher – Mandarin (Coronation Circle)

Suellen studied Early Childhood Education and lived in Australia for several years from 2008. She has also had experience working in an accelerated Learning Centre. She returned to Hong Kong in order to study for her Higher Diploma of Early Childhood Education which she successfully obtained from Yew Chung Community College (YCCC). Suellen is an advocate of play-based learning and is keen to put her studies of the Early Years Foundation Stage into practice. She loves to travel, and Switzerland holds a special place in her heart. Reading books and listening to music are also some of her favourite pastimes.

Tina Chan

Early Years Teacher – Mandarin (Coronation Circle)

Tina has been working in Early Childhood Education for more than 10 years in China and Hong Kong SAR, serving as both a local school bilingual class teacher and a Mandarin teacher in an international school. Her vast experience in teaching ranges from children one and a half to six years old. She respects every child and believes that all children are unique. Tina enjoys getting to know each child and watching them develop their Mandarin proficiency. Tina graduated from the Domestic Normal School and has gained a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education. She has also achieved inclusion within the Register of Supervisors and Register of Child Care Workers.

Yulia Lee

Early Years Teacher – Mandarin (Coronation Circle)

Yulia graduated with Second Class (Division One) Honours from Yew Chung College of Early Childhood Education and qualified as a Kindergarten teacher, childcare worker, childcare supervisor and special childcare worker. She believes that “respect” is the core value as an Early Years educator. Before becoming an Early Childhood educator, she taught Karate to early years and primary aged children for five years.

Ryan Lau

Early Years Teachers Assistant (Coronation Circle)

Ryan is a qualified teacher who has had a passion to work with young children since he was very young himself. He is particularly interested in supporting language development and strongly believes that learning through play can unlock the power of a child’s imagination and provide the opportunity for them to explore their own interests. His collaborative and patient workstyle enables him to support teachers in stimulating a child’s holistic development in a natural environment.

Asmita Limbu

Early Years Teachers Assistant (Coronation Circle)

Asmita is a qualified teacher with a Higher Diploma in Early Childhood Education She has a natural passion for young children and enjoys assisting teachers in providing a stimulating and play-based environment for them during the important early learning phase of their lives. Asmita has a positive and enthusiastic outlook on life and gets a great sense of achievement in watching children develop and grow as individuals. She is respectful and open minded of other cultures and always encourages children to cherish, accept and work collaboratively with their peers.

Erica Li

Early Years Teachers Assistant (Coronation Circle)

Erica is a registered teacher with four years’ teaching experience having worked in different international kindergarten settings and a private English playgroup. She completed her Higher Diploma in Early Childhood Education at The Education University of Hong Kong and graduated with a Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood Education from Yew Chung College of Early Childhood Education.

Alice Leung

Early Years Teachers Assistant (Coronation Circle)

Alice gained experience in different international and local kindergarten settings during her studies and also worked as a summer course art teacher. She is a trilingual speaker who speaks Cantonese, English, and Putonghua fluently.
Alice completed her Higher Diploma in Early Childhood Education at Yew Chung College of Early Childhood Education and qualified as a kindergarten teacher, childcare worker, childcare supervisor, and special childcare worker.
She is patient, pays attention to detail and is a good team player. She is also very creative and believes that every child is unique and that each child has their individual strengths. She says that ‘Learning through play is paramount’ as it enables children to explore the world based on their own interests.

Kitty Lui

Early Years Teachers Assistant (Coronation Circle)

Kitty completed her Higher Diploma in Early Childhood Education at Yew Chung College of Early Childhood Education and graduated from the University of the West of England, Bristol with a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Early Childhood.
She gained experience in different local and international kindergarten settings during her studies and also worked as a private home-based English tutor after her graduation.
She is eager to work with young children.

Lisa Poon

Early Years Teachers Assistant (Coronation Circle)

Lisa completed her Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood at the University of the West of England, Bristol, and also holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Early Childhood Education) from The Chinese University of Hong Kong. She loves to travel, and the United Kingdom holds a special place in her heart because of the great memories she made during the 6.5 years she lived there. She enjoys cooking, making crafts and visiting different places in her free time.

She believes ‘learning through play’ helps children to develop social and cognitive skills and allows them to learn at their own pace. She is keen to work with children of different ages and believes that children can reach their full potential when they are in a loving environment that stimulates their curiosity and creativity.

Erica Li

Early Years Teachers Assistant (Coronation Circle)

Erica is a registered teacher with four years’ teaching experience having worked in different international kindergarten settings and a private English playgroup. She completed her Higher Diploma in Early Childhood Education at The Education University of Hong Kong and graduated with a Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood Education from Yew Chung College of Early Childhood Education.

Shui Lim Li (Suellen)

Early Years Teachers Assistant (Kowloon)

Suellen Li studied Early Childhood Education and lived in Australia for several years from 2008. She has also had experience working in an accelerated Learning Centre. She returned to Hong Kong in order to study for her Higher Diploma of Early Childhood Education which she successfully obtained from Yew Chung Community College (YCCC). Suellen is an advocate of Play-Based Learning and is keen to put her studies of the Early Years Foundation Stage into practice. She loves to travel, and Switzerland holds a special place in her heart. Reading books and listening to music are also some of her favourite pastimes.

Nga Yan LAM (Susan)

Early Years Teachers Assistant (Kowloon)

Susan Lam has completed her Higher Diploma of Early Childhood Education which she successfully obtained from Yew Chung Community College (YCCC).
and is a native Putonghua Speaker and fluent English speaker. She has had practical experience in her studies in a variety of international settings, including Malvern College Pre-School- where her passion for teaching and talents were immediately noticed as she was invited to join the team. Susan enjoys working as part of a team and assisting in supporting children’s development. Susan enjoys cooking, craft making and jogging in her spare time.

Sairah Sher

Early Years Teachers Assistant (Kowloon)

Sairah Sher graduated in 2018 from Yew Chung Community College with Higher Diploma in Early Childhood Education. She is a Hong Kong-born Pakistani and can speak English, Cantonese and Urdu fluently. In her spare time, she likes to read books, make crafts and draw. She can hand-sew and make Hennah designs. Last year, Malvern College Pre-School was her first full time job as a Teaching Assistant. Sairah has previously worked as a part-time tutor for primary school students. She believes in play-based learning where children have access to a variety of experiences and are encouraged to explore. She is a patient, caring and sociable person. Sairah is passionate about teaching young children and is thrilled to be a part of Malvern College Pre-School, to learn and contribute to children’s learning.

Nicole Cheng

Support Early Years Teachers Assistant (Kowloon)

Nicole Cheng’s experience includes teaching Early Years Day Care provision, lead teacher roles and most recently served; as a Kindergarten Teacher. Nicole has a Bachelor of Education Degree (Early Childhood) and works with all classes, as a Support Teaching Assistant in the Kowloon campus. Nicole’s teaching experience includes teaching in Chinese traditional schools. Her lessons are child focused and engaging. Nicole is very passionate about Early Years teaching as she finds it very rewarding and fulfilling to see her students grow up, day-by-day, and building milestones together.