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Our Staff

Jing T. 


Ms. Jing is the director of Bee Best Learning Center and is responsible for planning and implementing all curriculum and programs. She has been with Bee Best Learning Center for 15 years. She possesses a California child development teaching credential and is a certified Montessori teacher. Before coming to the United States, she worked as an elementary teacher and school manager at Sui-An-Bo Elementary in Beijing, China, from 1995 to 2000. She primarily taught Chinese and math. In addition, Ms. Jing designed and implemented the curriculum, introduced new educational tools in the classrooms, and organized an interdisciplinary learning program for teachers. She was awarded the title of Excellent Teacher in Beijing’s East District for her outstanding contribution to the school. During the next several years, she worked as a kindergarten teacher at a Montessori school in San Leandro and taught Chinese in various after-school programs throughout the East Bay and Tri-Valley areas. With more than twenty years of experience in education and leadership, she enjoys teaching and demonstrates a high commitment to interdisciplinary learning. Ms. Jing is a very friendly, patient, and positive person. 


Nancy A. 

Office Manager & Kindergarten Lead Teacher 

Ms. Nancy has been with Bee Best Learning Center teaching Kindergarten classes for the last 9 years. Ms. Nancy’s proudest achievement is her two adult daughters. She home-schooled both of her children through their elementary and middle school years. Prior to having children, she worked at Searles Elementary with physically and mentally challenged students. She has earned both her Associate and Basic teaching certificates and graduated with the highest honors with a degree in Early Childhood Development and Education. She enjoys cake decorating, gardening, sewing, and crocheting. Ms. Nancy takes great satisfaction in encouraging and engaging with our students while helping them reach their fullest potential. 


Haydee J. 

Kindergarten Associate Teacher

Ms. Haydee has been with Bee Best Learning Center for the last 6 years. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Liceo de Cagayan University in the Philippines. She worked with children in Hong Kong for over 18 years. She is multi-bilingual in Tagalog, Cantonese, and English. She is also a proud mom of two grown children. Haydee loves working with youth, and kids, and she also enjoys hiking, playing tennis, basketball, swimming, cooking, crafts, and traveling. She is a hardworking person. Ms Haydee enjoys working with the younger kids at Bee Best.


Ani C. 

Kindergarten Lead Teacher 

Ms. Ani has been with Bee Best Learning Center teaching Kindergarten classes for the last 10 years. Ms. Ani is a mother of three well-mannered young men. She studied in Hong Kong at Tung Wah Group of Hospitals Sun Hoi Directors’ College. Her past job experience includes working as a daycare assistant and administrative assistant. When she has time, she enjoys reading, traveling, and cooking new dishes. Ms. Ani is calm and nurturing and likes working with kindergartners here at Bee Best Learning Center. 


Tess B. 

TK and Kindergarten Lead Teacher

Ms. Tess has been with Bee Best Learning Center teaching the TK and Kindergarten classes for the last 9 years. She possesses a Bachelor of Science degree in Financial Management. For many years before Bee Best, she was an active volunteer in her children’s classrooms assisting wherever needed. Previously, she worked in the finance department for a major airline and then owned and managed a restaurant. In addition to cooking and gardening, she enjoys organizing birthday parties and fundraising events. Ms. Tess’s goal is for her students to be organized, focused, and teach them to love learning.


Itzel C.

TK and Kindergarten Lead Teacher

Ms. Itzel is studying early childhood education at Chabot College and hopes to become a preschool or kindergarten teacher. She is bilingual in English and Spanish, and she is also a mother to two lovely children. Her interests include making crafts and cooking new food dishes. Ms. Itzel enjoys working with our students and seeing the smiles on their faces.


Joanna B. 

Lead Teacher 

Ms. Joanna has been with Bee Best Learning Center for the past 6 years. She has an associate degree in Marketing from Indiana University. She has two adult sons that she homeschooled from early elementary school grades until they graduated from high school. She has always enjoyed working with children from the time she was able to start babysitting. Her interests include her faith, family, and sports (especially the San Francisco Giants). 


Rosy S.

Associate Teacher 

Ms. Rosy has been at Bee Best for the past year but previously worked with children for about six years and has loved every moment of it. She has the practice of teaching young children Spanish, Math, and English comprehension. Watching the children grow, learn, and have fun is what Ms. Rosy really enjoys and that is why she decided to major in Early Childhood Development. She is currently enrolled at Las Positas College and is looking forward to transferring to Cal State East Bay to finish her degree. Ms. Rosy likes to read, go hiking, and travel. Being patient and understanding are important qualities Ms. Rosy exercises daily. As a Bee Best Teacher Associate, Ms. Rosy’s goals include making the children feel comfortable as they learn a new curriculum, sharing creative ideas of their own, and having fun with their classmates.


Arlette M.

Lead Teacher

Ms. Arlette has been with Bee Best for about 5 years and has returned to Bee Best after taking a short break to start a family. She has a passion for teaching and working with youth. She earned her Associate Teacher certificate in Early Childhood Development and is currently attending Chabot College working on her AA in English studies, with the goal of transferring to a UC or CSU to earn her BA in Liberal Arts, to eventually become an elementary school teacher. She is fluently bilingual in English and Spanish. Her hobbies include spending time with family, cooking/baking, reading, traveling, and watching sports. Ms. Arlette is a hard-working individual who enjoys every minute of working with children. She has a caring personality and is always willing to help. Her goal is to teach according to each child’s needs and incorporate new teaching strategies.


Kaelani R. 

Associate Teacher 

Ms. Kaelani has been with Bee Best Learning Center for two years now. Previously, she has experience teaching and encouraging students through teaching children’s Polynesian dance classes for her family’s dance group, Rahiti Polynesian Dance.  She is a person who doesn’t hesitate to help out others. In her free time, she enjoys writing poetry, watching anime, and spending time with her family and dogs. 


Janna M. 

Associate Teacher 

Ms. Janna has been with Bee Best Learning Center for the past 4 years. She studied for a BA in Mass Communications and majored in Broadcasting in the Philippines. She is currently taking her prerequisites for Psych AA-T in Chabot College and hopes to transfer to CSUEB. Bilingual in both English and Tagalog, she also speaks three other Native Philippine dialects. Ms. Janna is also a cat mom to Jax and Maggie, they’re both adopted from Hayward Animal Shelter and make PURRfect companions no matter the situation! Ms. Janna’s fun and affectionate personality makes her a great fit working with children. On weekends, she loves spending time with family on road trips across California and beyond.  


Genesis A.

Associate Teacher 

Ms.Genesis has been with Bee Best Learning Center for almost 2 years. From a very young age, she’s always had a passion for helping students learn. Another big passion of hers is dancing along with teaching Ballet Folklórico at Mt. Eden High School. Her experience with kids comes from volunteering with ETS at Chabot College in Hayward, H.A.R.D‘s East Avenue Camp, and multiple other programs that host children’s events. Ms. Genesis intends to major in Liberal Studies and a minor in Psychology to become an elementary school teacher. She is a very patient, attentive, caring, and hardworking person. She loves to help students and teachers when needed. Some of her favorite things to do are dance, listen to music, go to concerts and spend time with family and loved ones. 


Helen T. 

Lead Teacher

Ms. Helen recently joined Best Bee Learning Center during the summer of 2023. In high school, she volunteered at the Hayward Public Library to tutor other students after school.  She then graduated from the University of California Irvine with a B.A. in Psychology in 2016 and has a strong research background. She has been working in special education for nearly 4 years. She enjoys working in this field and intends on becoming a School Psychologist in the future. Ms. Helen is a very patient and empathetic person who is open to learning and adapting to new situations. In her spare time, she enjoys K-pop (mainly BTS), anime, gaming, language learning, and spending time with her 5 parakeets. Ms. Helen is very passionate about making learning and academics more accessible for all students. 


Mark G. 

Associate Teacher   

Mark has been with Bee Best Learning Center for the past 4 years. He is currently studying independently. He is taking classes at Chabot College. Prior to coming to Bee Best Learning Center, he had 3 years of experience working with middle school students in his church’s middle school ministry and 4 years of experience in the church’s high school ministry. Mark has attended many missionary trips to the Navajo reservation in Arizona and one trip to Mexico with his church. He enjoys reading, learning languages, going to the cinema with friends, and helping students and teachers in need.  


Andrea V.

Associate Teacher

Ms. Andrea has been with Bee Best Learning Center for a year. She recently obtained her bachelor’s degree at Cal State East Bay in Early Childhood Development with a minor in Spanish. She has always enjoyed and loved working with young students, from volunteering at her elementary school and middle school to helping her nieces and nephews in their school work, which led her to discover her passion for working with kids and decide to make it her career. Before working at Bee Best Learning Center, she worked as a Behavioral Technician with kids on the autism spectrum. Her patience, caring manner, and enthusiastic nature are some of the qualities that make her suitable to work with kids. In her free time, she enjoys playing soccer, going on walks, and spending time with family and friends. 


Lucy E. 

Teacher Assistant 

Ms. Lucy has been with Bee Best Learning Center for several years. Before coming to Bee Best Learning Center, she worked in the Castro Valley and Hayward school districts as a teaching assistant, campus patrol, and lunchtime supervisor for over 10 years. She also managed her own daycare for 6 years. She has two grown children, a sweet young granddaughter, and a sweet young grandson. In her downtime, she likes cooking and baking delicious food.  Ms. Lucy enjoys helping all of the students at Bee Best. 


Lu (Yanqiu Lu) 

Chinese Instructor 

Ms. Lu has been with Bee Best Learning Center teaching Chinese for the past 8 years. She enjoys teaching verbal and written Mandarin Chinese to students of all ages. She studied at Jin Lin of China Railway Vocational and Technology College and Si Ping of China University. She later worked at primary schools in China. In the late 90s, Ms. Lu was a well-known opera singer and performed with the Jin Lin of China Pei King Opera Troupe. Fond of the Chinese Peking Opera, she applies her usual passion for performance to her teaching interactions, so students not only learn Chinese in a pleasant environment but also increase their interest in Chinese culture. Prior to coming to Bee Best Learning Center, she taught Chinese at another Bay Area after-school program. For fun, she enjoys gardening, singing, and knitting. Ms. Lu is very patient in her teaching approach.  


Angela A. 

Chinese Instructor 

Ms. Angela has been with Bee Best Learning Center teaching Chinese for the past 7 years. She graduated from Shenyang Normal University in Liaoning Province and also attended Liaoning University. For ten years, she taught Chinese and math classes in elementary schools in Shenyang, China. Later she worked as an editor for a Chinese newspaper and magazine. Recently, she was a Chinese instructor at a private elementary school in the Bay Area. For relaxation, she likes to shop and go out with friends. Ms. Angela enjoys helping students learn to speak and read Chinese. 


Esme (Xiaoting) S.

Chinese Instructor

Ms. Esme has been with Bee Best Learning Center for the past year. She can speak English, Mandarin, and Cantonese. She likes to sing and dance, and she loves all outdoor activities. She is a serious and responsible staff member who is also optimistic and motivated to improve her communication. She enjoys learning and teaching the children every day.


Barbara L. 


Ms. Barbara has been with Bee Best Learning Center for the past 10 years. She enjoys tutoring students of all ages in English language skills, writing, reading, literature, math, and social sciences. Having majored in anthropology and minored in music at the University of California Santa Barbara, she has successfully home educated each of her six children through high school. (All six of them have gone on to earn bachelor’s degrees and two have acquired PhD’s.) Besides those many years of home teaching, Ms. Barbara has served as lead teacher of the beginning drama program for several years at Neighborhood Youth Theater in Castro Valley. She has also taught high school literature and algebra classes at Pathway Academy in Fremont. In her spare time, she delights in spending time with her family (including 14 grandkids!), hiking, acting, singing, and ballroom dancing. Throughout all her teaching endeavors, Ms. Barbara’s overarching goal is to build her students’ confidence in their ability to learn and to help them discover the joy of learning. 


Ron L. 

Tutor & Math Workshop Instructor 

Mr. Ron has been with Bee Best Learning Center for the past 8 years. He is a retired engineer with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley. He is a father to six grown children and has several grandchildren. Previously, he worked with youth as a soccer coach, a Sunday school teacher, and a homeschool teacher. His hobbies include musical theater performance, hiking, and ballroom dancing. Mr. Ron has a passion for helping students prepare for and learn difficult concepts in math and science. 


Gloria B.


Ms. Gloria has been with Bee Best Learning Center since the center opened over 15 years ago. For several years, she served as Lead Teacher, Operations Planner, and Assistant Director at the center. Currently, she provides private tutoring to students in many subjects. Her specialties include English (writing, grammar, reading), math (basic arithmetic through algebra & geometry), and general homework support. She graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. degree from Arizona State University. After graduation, Ms. Gloria worked for several years as a programmer analyst, technical writer, and instructor of software training courses. Later, she decided to stay home and homeschool her two children from kindergarten through high school. During these years, Ms. Gloria also volunteered in school groups, tutored in the Hayward school district, and provided weekly grading services for local high school writing classes. She has completed all core credits in Early Childhood Education and passed the California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST) for teachers. In addition, she regularly evaluates standardized public school tests for major educational testing companies and is an authorized tutor for two local public charter schools. In recent years, she has reduced her hours at the center to spend more time with her grandchildren. Ms. Gloria likes teaching and especially enjoys helping students build confidence in their ability to succeed both academically and socially.