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Renée has pioneered innovative learning and entrepreneurship education in Hong Kong for the past decade. She founded Baker and Bloom, a K-12 organization that fosters creativity and helps students achieve academic and admissions success. Renee holds a BA in English from Harvard, an MPhil from Cambridge, and a PGDE from HKU. Before launching Bloom Academy, Renee completed training at Harvard's The Principals’ Center.
Yvette has always been committed to transforming young lives. She has served on numerous charity and school boards, including Diocesan Girls’ School (Council Member and PTA Chairman) and Changing Young Lives Foundation (Vice Chairman). Yvette graduated from Brown University and serves on its President’s Leadership Council. She is an honorary fellow of Oxford University St. Hugh’s College.
Mei Chen is an accomplished scientist and engineer who has over a decade of industry experience at Microsoft, Procter & Gamble, Lockheed Martin, and NASA. Mei is also a Google Certified Educator with over 15 years of teaching experience. She completed her BS in Computer Science at UCLA and MA in Software Engineering & Management at Carnegie Mellon University.
Erica is a Forest School Leader passionate about the benefits of outdoor education. Since moving to Hong Kong in 2002, she has taught both in international and local schools. She holds a BA in Theatre Studies from the University of Ulster, BA in Psychology and Drama from Hofstra University, a PGDE from HKU, and a Master of Education in Early Childhood from EdUHK.
As someone who brings a balanced outlook to life, Joyce appreciates Bloom’s unique bilingual, global, and holistic approach to education. She holds a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in Economics and Management from the University of Oxford. After starting her career as a Management Consultant working with Fortune 500 companies in South East Asia, she was drawn to education and chose to enter the field by working at Battelle for Kids, a US-based non-profit organization that helps education leaders and teachers transform school systems and improve learning outcomes for students. Joyce helped teachers in Hong Kong apply Assessment for Learning strategies to set learning objectives, offer timely feedback and use assessment data to inform instruction in classroom. She worked with over 2,000 teachers and principals from primary, secondary and special education schools in Hong Kong.
Joyce’s passion for working with young people and expanding their opportunities led her to become the Head of University Abroad Programs in EF (Education First). She and her team helped hundreds of students and their families every year from Hong Kong to make decisions about which international pathways were suited for them individually and supported their learning placements overseas.
Joyce later joined Modern Teaching Aids (MTA), a leading Australian educational resource provider, as their sole representative in Hong Kong. Within two years, Joyce helped over 400 local, private and international schools source suitable furniture and resources for their campuses. Joyce worked closely with different principals and curriculum teams to facilitate flexible learning environments and identify educational resources to enable best practices for 21st-century teaching and learning. She then worked for K11 Concepts Limited, a leading conglomerate in Hong Kong, to start an educational resource department with a similar purpose.
Joyce embraces Bloom’s future-centered vision for cultivating positive innovators. She believes Bloom’s creative, bilingual approach is particularly timely for students in this period of rapid change. She hopes to contribute to the community by helping more families learn about Bloom and by adding more like-minded parents who seek sincerity, quality, and innovation in their children’s education.
Outside of work, Joyce loves exercise, travel and sharing her optimistic outlook with her all those around her, including her two-year-old daughter.
Peilin Lee has been in the field of language education in Taiwan, Canada, and Hong Kong for more than 25 years. She has a MA in Applied Linguistics from Birmingham University, and a PGCE in Chinese Education from Sunderland University, UK. In 2007 to 2017, Peilin was the managing director of Jumpstart Mandarin Learning Centre, one of the established Mandarin language centres teaching non-Chinese background children in Hong Kong.
Being a strong believer of Tasked-Based Learning, Peilin always strives to create a hands-on and learner-centred environment based on the students’ needs analysis. She works together with the students in setting the learning outcomes, and facilitates every step on their journey towards the pre-set goals. Peilin has many years of experience in teacher development and curriculum design. Her strengths lie in the ability of combining both the traditional and innovative methods in language teaching and learning.
Prior to joining Bloom KKCA Academy, Peilin worked as the Secondary Chinese Teacher at Victoria Shanghai Academy. She taught IB Chinese Language and Literature to Middle Year students (age 11-15). Peilin is a published and award-winning poet in from Taiwan. She founded the Modern Chinese Poetry Society at Victoria Shanghai Academy, and contributes continuously to various literature journals in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Mainland China, Singapore, and Malaysia.