STAFF DIRECTORY

ADMINISTRATION

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Dana M. Hutto

Head of School

Dana Hutto earned her Master’s Degree in Educational Administration from the University of South Carolina. She was the Assistant Principal for Curriculum and Instruction of East Point Academy in West Columbia, SC  since 2014. Ms. Hutto has twenty years of experience in education, having taught elementary and middle school as well as university level courses for in-service teachers. She has worked at both the South Carolina Department of Education and Lexington School District One as a science, health, and physical education coordinator. She has extensive experience in working with teachers on integrating standards, classroom instruction and assessment.

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Lee Simmons

Director of Operations

Lee Simmons has spent the last four and a half years based in Shanghai working as an administrator in English immersion schools, programs and centers across China. He helped open six English immersion organizations during his time in China.

 

Before moving to China, Lee earned his MBA from Bob Jones University in Greenville, South Carolina. Together with his wonderful wife, Cyndi, he has a sweet daughter, Catherine, who was born in April of 2017.

 

Lee enjoys spending his free time grilling, and outside working on cars and in the yard. He is excited for the opportunities that East Link Academy is bringing to the Upstate and is excited to be a part of it.

INSTRUCTORS / ASSISTANTS

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K4 Preschool Immersion Teacher
Liu, Yuna

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K4 Preschool Immersion Assistant Teacher
McCauley, Morgan

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Kindergarten Immersion Teacher
Zhang, Jingxia

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Kindergarten Immersion Teacher
Lo, Christy

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Assistant Teacher
Chu, Wan-Hsia

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Assistant Teacher
Wang, Amanda

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Kindergarten & 1st Grade English Teacher
Ellison, Amanda

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1st Grade Immersion Teacher
Cao, Mengran

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1st Grade Immersion Teacher
He, Ting

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2nd Grade English Teacher
Cobb-Hix, Abbey

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2nd Grade Immersion Teacher
Jiang, Jessie

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3rd & 4th Grade English Teacher
Darby, Megan

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3rd & 4th Grade Immersion Teacher
Yan, Jing

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5th & 6th Grade English Teacher, Lead English Teacher
Manning, Alexandra

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5th & 6th Grade Math and Science Teacher
Wong, Fiona

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5th & 6th Grade Mandarin Literacy and Culture Teacher
Zhu, Ruoyi

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SUPPORT STAFF

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RECORDS CLERK, Front Office
Melody Simmons
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School Nurse
Rachel Ritschard, RN
EMAIL
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After Care - Ignite Coordinator
Amanda Barnes
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Special Education Specialist
Lori Wilson-Ide
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EL Teacher, Testing and RtI Coordinator
Robin Johnson
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Visual Arts and Physical Education Instructor
Wesley Tsang
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