Faculty

Celina Lee – Campus Director

Celina Lee
Celina Lee

Celina is the campus director of Premier Academy in Arcadia and San Marino. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Management Science and an Accounting Minor from University of California, San Diego (UCSD). She also had an excellent performance in Education Studies at UCSD. Prior to the United States, Celina attended middle and high school in Hong Kong. She previously has worked at Capture Marketing Research Company in HK as a marketing associated with a special focus on marketing research. Celina is fluent in Cantonese, Mandarin, Fukienese, and English.

Celina’s motto is “Work Hard, Dream Big.” She has always sets her goals high and achieved great results with all challenges she has taken on. She holds the same attitude towards her students in which she instills and mentors on a daily basis.

She also volunteers during her free time and previously went to the slums in Tijuana, Mexico with UNICEF and Healing Hearts Across Borders for medical and material assistance. Celina’s hobbies include singing, travel, hiking and the study of languages.

Wuu Li – Chairman

Upon graduation, Mr. Wuu worked at Accenture (formerly Andersen Consulting) specializing in business process re-engineering and financial services. He then co-founded Click2Asia in 1999 (a leading Asian online website company) and served as its President and CEO where he was instrumental in raising over 15 million USD and leading a team of over 150 employees throughout the United States, China and South Korea. Mr.Wuu was also former President of aMagazine (the largest Asian American magazine) with world wide distribution and audience.

Mr.Wuu is active in his community and serves on various advisory boards for nonprofit organizations. He is also the National Chair of the NAAACP (National Association of Asian American Professionals), the executive vice president of the Asian Professional Exchange (APEX), and the national president of the Taiwan Study Tour Alumni Association.

Mr.Wuu holds a bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems at Indiana University with a minor in Psychology. At his time at Indiana Univeristy, he was a member of Phi Gamma Delta (Fiji) and served as President of the Asian American Association. He also spent three summers at Camp Winaukee, one of the leading sports and adventure camps in America, as the director of soccer and social activities.Mr.Wuu also holds special education certificates from Taiwan Normal University in Taipei and also Beijing Language Institute (BLI) in Beijing, China.

Omar Alquaddoomi

Johns Hopkins – BS
UCLA – MS
Subjects: Physics, Chemistry, Math
Hometown: Pasadena, CA

Kathleen Barron

UCLA – MED
Subjects: English, Math
Hometown: Hollywood, CA

Thomas Chun

University of the Pacafic – BS
UC Irvine – MS
Subjects: Chemistry, Math
Hometown: Honolulu, H

Lynne Curry

Columbia University – MS
Duke University – BA
Subjects: English, ESL, Math
Hometown: Berwyn, PA

Sonia D’Souza

UC San Diego – BA
Cal Poly Pomona – MS
Subjects: Math/SAT Math, Economics, Englis

Michael Evans

Houghton College – BA
Fuller Theological Seminary – MA
Subjects: SAT English, AP English, PSAT & College Essays
Hometown: Binghamton, New York

Ryan Jones

CSU Northridge – BA
Subjects: English, SAT, ISEE, US World History
Hometown: Burbank, C

John Kuykendall

Occidental College – BA
Thunderbird – MBA
Subjects: ESL, SAT, History

Herbert Lee

Cal State LA – BS
UC Santa Cruz – MS
Subjects: Calculus, Chemistry, Biology, Physics
Hometown: Pasadena, C

Peter Lieu

UC Riverside – BS
Subjects: Biology, Chemistry
Hometown: Temple City, C

Kimberly Milanovich

Duquesne University – BA
Fuller Theological Seminary – MA
Subjects: English, Math
Hometown: Pittsburgh, P

Laura Reardon

Harvard University – BA
Subjects: SAT English, AP World History, AP English, PSAT, French
Hometown: South Pasadena, C

Nadja Sarkin

Regis University – BA
Gonzaga University – MADRGL
Subjects: English
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

Hiromi Takano

University of San Diego – BA
Subjects: Math, Biology, Chemistry
Hometown: Arcadia, C

Patricia Wong

 

Dong Hai University – BA
Subjects: Chinese, SAT/AP Chinese
Hometown: Taichung, Taiwan

Jennifer Wu

UC San Diego – BA
Subjects: English
Hometown: San Gabriel, CA