Our teachers

Su-Wan Chien

Syracuse University, Master of Science in Education and Information Resource Management

Ms. Suwan has 16 years of experience teaching College and Adult Chinese in SUNY New Paltz, Marist College and MHCLC.
Carol Hsu

State University of New York at New Paltz, Master of Science in Music Therapy

Ms. Carol has been teaching Playgroup, phonics, beginner Chinese and Intermediate Chinese classes in MHCLC since 2013.
Fenlan Lin

University of Texas at Austin, Master of Fine Arts in Choral Conducting

Ms. Fenlan taught in our school in 2001, and then 2018 to date. She’s also been our VP since 2019. She’s also the conductor for the Mid-Hudson Youth Orchestra since 2004.



Catherine Shih

City University of New York, Queens College, Bachelor of Science in Nutrition

MHCLC School Principal 2013-2016.

ACS VP 2020 – 2022 

MHTA Director

MHCLC teacher for playgroup and advanced Chinese.

OCAC culture teacher, teaching Chinese keading and folk dance. 

Daphne Png

Boston University, Master of Science in Management Information Systems

MHCLC School Principal 2010-2012, 2019-2020.

Lion Dance Director since 2013.

Fran Yen

University at Buffalo (SUNY-Buffalo), Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical Engineering

Ms. Fran has been MHCLC Youth Lanauge teacher since 2018. 
Maxine LeuState University of New York at New Paltz, Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture

Ms. Maxine has been teaching sculpture and printing and Chinese art in various places, including date: Mount Saint Mary College, D.R.A.W Kingston, The Cornell Creative Arts Center/ The Arc Mid-Hudson Kingston. She also has hosted many art events in the community. 

 Sylvia WeyTexas A&M University – College Station, Master of Urban Planning

2014-2019 MHCLC Youth Lanauge teacher

2021 MHCLC School Principal  

Charlotte WangJohn Jay High SchoolMs. Charlotte has been our students since 5.  She is currently in the Youth advanced Chinese class, and has been teaching the playgroup since 2020.