Evelyn Yu 游老师
Penguins Classroom Lead Teacher
(Ages 1 -2)
Hello, I was born and raised in Taiwan and have a Bachelors’ Degree of Economy from Shih Hsin University (世新大学) in Taiwan. I have over 10 years of work experience with children age 1.5 to 3 years old both in Taiwan and the USA.
I moved to the US with my husband and my two teenage kids in 2016. I previously worked as a toddler room teacher for a Montessori preschool in Austin, and I am beyond happy to join Little Hands as the lead teacher for the Penguins classroom in November 2018. I am a very patient and dedicated teacher, and I love to watch my students grow every day and guide them to be active, curious learners.
Please let me know any questions you have, as I am more than happy to answer them while you are part of Little Hands big family.
Rong Li 李老师
Penguins Classroom Assistant Teacher
(Ages 1 -2)
I was born and raised in Hunan, China. I moved to Shenzhen and eventually Shanghai after graduating high school. I have worked in an office environment and am experienced as the owner of my own small business.
I moved to Round Rock in 2018 with my then 6-year-old son to join my husband. Working at Little Hands is my first job in the US, and I treasure the opportunity to be with such amazing children.
I am very happy every day to work with the lovely kids and supporting the lead teacher, and love living in the US!
Kit Ying Bao 包老师
Pandas Classroom Lead Teacher
(Ages 2 – 3)
I was born and raised in Hong Kong. I graduated and hold a Bachelors’ Degree in Chinese Language from Taiwan Central University (国立台湾师范大学)。 I worked 5 years as a preschool teacher in Hong Kong and 3 years in the US.
I was a toddler teacher for a Montessori preschool in Austin before joining Little Hands in March 2019. I would like all parents to know that your children are safe, happy, and loved at Little Hands, and that they are exploring their environment and learning new things each day.
I live in Round Rock with my husband and two kids who currently both attend elementary school. In my spare time, I love to try a variety of baking recipes and sharing them with my family.
Jun Li 李老师
Pandas Classroom Assistant Teacher
(Age 2 – 3)
I was born and raised in Shanghai China, and hold a Master’s Degree in Telecommunication.
I always have loved working with children, so after I moved to Austin 2005 with my husband, I worked as a one – year -old classroom teacher for a childcare in Austin. I helped Ms. Terri Xiang establish the Penguins classroom before she opened the center in late 2015, and become the first Penguins classroom lead teacher, and one of the school’s inaugural teachers.
I left Little Hands for a while to care for my second child, and after my son ready to join Little Hands, I came back to work again at the school. I love the positive, harmonious working environment of the school, and I thank you for allowing me the privilege of caring for and loving your child. I am very blessed to witness the growth of Little Hands from day one of its opening.
Rabbits Classroom Lead Teacher
(Age 2.5 – 3)
I moved to Texas in 2018 with my daughter, from my hometown of Detroit, Michigan, where I spent most of my life.
I love working with kids as well as with computers. I have been certified in several different skills throughout my working career, including the TESOL certification (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages), and certificates in Graphic Design and Internet Technology. My experience in the technological and design background will enhance Little Hand’s usage of technology as a tool for learning and promote creativity at our school.
Before joining Little Hands in January 2020, I worked at Primrose School with students ages 2 – 3 years old. I’m grateful for the opportunity to work for Little Hands and I love the nurturing environment that our school provides.
I absolutely love working with children. My goal is to help kids have fun and develop a life-long love of learning.
Tigers Classroom Lead Teacher
(Age 3 – 4)
I was born in Springfield, Massachusetts, and grew up living in Virginia, Florida and South Carolina due to my father’s navy background. I graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2002 with a bachelor’s degree in Social Work and Psychology, and with a Certificate in Children’s Services.
Upon graduation, I worked for the Department of Children and Families as a Foster Care Counselor. I then taught Pre-Kindergarten for 7 years before moving to Round Rock in 2015.
In January 2016, I came to work at Little Hands as a co-lead teacher after the center had been open for less than 2 months. I left 6 months later for family reasons, but I am very excited back to Little Hands again the fall 2019!
I speak fluent Spanish and got my TESOL in December 2018 (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages).
I love teaching and seeing the joy in children as they learn and grow. I love using music and songs to connect and teach as well as use many hands-on learning methods to enhance in individual learning and special needs.
In my free time, I enjoy reading, sewing, and spending time with my husband and three kids.
Yan Li 李老师
Tigers Classroom Assistant Teacher
(Age 3 – 4)
I grew up in Beijing, China and graduated from Central University of Finance and Economics with a Bachelors’ Degree in Finance and Business.
I joined Little Hands July 2016 a few months after my only daughter, Claire, enrolled at Little Hands when she was 4 years old. I am blessed to have the opportunity to help Ms. Terri Xiang in making another milestone come true: in opening our 2nd location / Little Hands Learning Academy as an Afterschool program at the end of 2016. (which is now the Affinity Academy).
I can also speak some French since I lived in France for 3 years before moving to the US.
Jing Li 李老师
Dolphins Classroom Lead Teacher
I grew up in ShanDong China and earned my Bachelors’ Degree in Electrical Engineering. I worked 10 years as an engineer in Beijing.
After I moved to Dallas with my family, I studied Early Childhood Education at Collin College and earned the Montessori International Teacher Certification for 3-6 year old’s.
I worked nearly 10 years as a primary classroom teacher for North Garland Montessori School (near Dallas).
I joined Little Hands in November 2016 as the Dolphins Classroom Lead teacher after my husband had a job transfer to Round Rock. I have been the teacher of 3 classes of Little Hands graduates: 2017, 2018 and 2019.
I live with my husband in Round Rock. My daughter is a medical student at the Baylor Medical School in Houston after graduating from Dartmouth College, and my son is a high school senior at the Texas Academy of Mathematics & Science in Dallas.
Hello, I was born in the Philippines and graduated from the Philippine Women’s University with a Bachelors’ degree in Fine Arts.
I moved to Germany shortly after graduation and worked as a supporting teacher for preschool and elementary school. I am also a CAN (Certified Nursing assistant) in both US and Germany.
Prior to joining Little Hands in August 2018, I worked as an assistant teacher for a Charter school in Round Rock.
I live in Round Rock with my husband. Besides English, I also speak fluent German and my hometown language Tagalog.
School Chef – Ms. Le
I had worked in the food business for many years and was the owner of a Bakery store before I joined Little Hands in April 2016. I love our school and enjoys preparing the healthy and delicious food for our kids each day!
Terri Xiang 向老师
Founder / Director
One of China’s modern educators said, “A good education uses 50 ways to teach one child, as there is not one way to teach 50 children”. (真正好的教育是用50种方法教一个孩子，而不是用一种方法教50个孩子 – 郑渊洁）
Every child is different and unique, so why isn’t every school?
I have built Little Hands with the philosophy of celebrating differences. Our teachers backgrounds’ are diverse. They hail from China, other Asian countries, and the USA. We offer various teaching techniques to reach the same goal – to help each child achieve their own true potential in a loving, collaborative learning environment that emphasizes individual learning, with positive and motivated instructional methods.
I was born and raised in mainland China. I moved to Round Rock with my daughter in summer 2007 when she was 5 and ready to enter kindergarten. It’s one of the best decisions I have ever made. Texas is a great place to raise children and I really love the people here. The beautiful views of the hill country are a treat. (My daughter has accepted into UT Dallas fall 2020.)
I was a high school English teacher in China for over 10 years having graduated from Jinzhou Teaching College and Guangzhou Foreign Language University, as well as an education trainer for one year at local Teacher’s Training School. Besides my teaching credentials, I worked at the management level for corporations in China for several years.
I hold an International Montessori Teaching Certification for 3-6 years (Oct 2008) and worked at a Montessori school for nearly 2 years. I also hold a certification in Positive Discipline Classroom Education Nov 2018 (正面管教学校讲师认证）and Early Childhood Education Sep. 2019 (正面管教早期教育讲师认证). Constant learning and continuing education for myself and our teachers is a prerequisite to successfully running the brightest, most prepared school in the area.
I love owning Little Hands, as I’ve created a place where children enjoy daily support, love and fun, creating happy and comforting memories for the future.