We are excited to introduce 5 new faculty and staff, who are joining ISTP for the second half of the 2017–2018 school year!
Clara Butel (Nursery Assistant Teacher)
Clara was born and raised in Brazil. After 2 years of law school, she decided to move to the U.S. to find her path in life. While studying English, she started to work with kids, where she found her passion. Clara loves languages and different cultures. She speaks English, French and Portuguese at home. When not working, she can be found enjoying her family and traveling around the globe.
Elaheh Kalbassi (PreK Assistant Teacher)
Qi Wang (Long-term Sub for Shu-Chun, 2nd Grade)
Qi is from Chongqing, China. She holds a master's degree in Asian Studies from the California State University at Long Beach. She is expected to earn a doctorate in Learning and Instruction from the University of San Francisco in 2017. Before joining ISTP, Qi taught Chinese at several higher education institutions, such as Middlebury Institute of International Studies. Qi loves cooking, traveling, and exploring. She is actively engaged in service to the field of language teaching and research, and served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Chinese Language Teachers Association of California. Qi is excited to embark on a new journey at ISTP!
Dorothée Witham (Kindergarten Assistant Teacher)
Jun Zhai (Advancement Office)
Jun Zhai grew up in China and has a BS in Statistics from UC Davis. Prior to starting at ISTP, Jun has worked as a quality assurance and product support assistant for two local companies. Jun loves rainy weather and enjoys playing soccer in his free time.