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Bill Hicks

Bill joined the school full time in 2008 after more than 20 years of corporate experience in the healthcare industry. His connection to Asia comes from his work in international business while working as a director at Baxter International and from living in Taipei, Taiwan, and Ecuador as a child. His education includes an undergraduate…

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Irene Gallardo-Nicolosi

Señorita Irene is originally from Spain. She was a mentor teacher at Hoboken’s Dual Language Charter School, where she developed curriculum, trained teachers in best immersion practices, and administered and analyzed assessments. Irene holds a BA in Psychology and two teaching certifications in Early Childhood Education and Special Education from New Jersey City University. She…

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Elizabeth Willaum

Elizabeth Willaum has worked in education for more than forty years. During her career, she has been a teacher, trainer, curriculum coordinator, world languages supervisor, assistant superintendent, and assistant professor. She taught in one of the first immersion education programs in New York City and came to New Jersey in 1988 to pioneer one of…

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Sharon Huang

Sharon Huang was born in the United States to immigrant parents from Taiwan, and did not grow up speaking Mandarin in her household. Prior to founding HudsonWay Immersion School in 2005, Sharon worked in the corporate world for over than 15 years. Her role as international director at Nabisco involved significant travel to Asia and…

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Jing Wu

Jing Wu received her MA in Education and Early Intervention from the University of Pittsburgh. She has worked with young children for most of her career, loves teaching, and feels truly fortunate to find a passion in life that is so rewarding. Her favorite children’s book is If You Give a Mouse a Cookie.

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Sherry Ma

Sherry Ma graduated from New York University with a MA in Foreign Language Teacher Education. She also holds a BA in Teaching Chinese as a Second Language from Tianjin Normal University. Sherry taught our advanced Saturday after school class in the 2014-2015 School Year, and joined us as a Head Teacher for our K/1 Class…

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Lucy Hao

Lucy Hao is originally from Beijing and graduated from the Beijing Language and Culture University, majoring in English Language and Literature. She has an MA from Seton Hall University, and is currently pursuing her second Master’s in Early Childhood and Special Education. Previous to her role as ECE Master Teacher at HudsonWay Immersion School, she…

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