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Our Staff

Empire Preschool is committed to your children’s learning. We have carefully selected and assembled the best education team to serve your children’s needs.
Linda Tong

Linda graduated with BA and MA in English Language and Literature. Currently, she holds CA Professional Clear Multiple Subject Teaching Credential with BCLAD endorsement in Mandarin, Single Subject Teaching Credential in Mandarin and Child Development Director Permit. She has been teaching for over twenty years in both public and private schools ranging from grade level kindergarten to middle school. Linda enjoys being with little kids who make her young and energetic. Linda is our director for preschool and after school programs.

Leslie Zhang

Leslie Zhang graduated with Master of Arts degree in Education with Concentration in Dual Language and English Learner Education from San Diego State University. Additionally, she earned a English Language Development for Academic Literacy Certificate. Leslie served as a volunteer and researcher in a Mandarin immersion school during her graduate studies. Leslie’s equity-centered teaching ideology is reflected in the way that she engages with culturally and linguistically diverse students who are learning Mandarin, while incorporating traditional Chinese art, calligraphy and culture.

Dennis Tong

Dennis received BS in Chemistry from University of California at Santa Cruz. He loves teaching and enjoys working with little ones. He is enrolled in teaching credential program. Dennis has been teaching for the past five years. Dennis is our preschool curriculum coordinator.

It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.


                                                 Albert Einstein
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