Lily Wagoner - Language Teacher
Lily grew up in a beautiful city named Qingdao, China. She taught Kindergarten through third grade in China for nine years before participating in the Columbus International Program as an exchange professional. Once in the United States, she earned her bachelor’s and master’s degree in Education from the Ohio State University. She has taught for 19 years in both private and public schools in Columbus, Ohio. Currently, she enjoys teaching the lovely first graders at Darby Woods Elementary School. Lily is also an adoptive parent.
Craig Wilson - Martial Arts Instructor
Craig has been training in martial arts for 25 years. He has a passion for the Chinese martial arts systems and its connection with other martial arts around the world. His teaching and training has an emphasis on body movement. He enjoys training children to develop them individually and as a group. The KCAP martial arts structure fosters safety, having fun, and learning form and function. Craig is also an adoptive parent.
Jenny Zheng - Dance Teacher
Jenny started "Jenny's Dance and Gymnastics". She has a distinguished background in ballet, gymnastics, Chinese folk dance and other dance forms. She is an award-winning performer, winning awards in China and in national competitions. She began teaching dance at a professional youth dance school in China 26 years ago. And many of her top students were winners of many prestigious awards in dance competitions.Jenny has been teaching dance in USA for over 8 years. Jenny joined the KCAP team in 2011.
Aina Sun Weaver - Art/ Calligraphy Teacher
Aina has been a teacher and music director for more than 30 years. She taught music in elementary schools for 18 years in her hometown of Qingdao, China. Since 1995, she has been teaching language and music for the Ohio Contemporary Chinese School. She has been teaching cooking, language, and calligraphy classes for KCAP since 2002. Aina received the Community Service Award from COFCC in 2007.
Emma Mahall – Language Teacher
Emma is currently a senior at OSU majoring in Chinese Language and Chinese Studies. She teaches at the Columbus School of Chinese. She was born in China and grew up in the Cleveland area after being adopted at the age of one. Growing up she attended a Chinese Arts program similar to our KCAP. She has spent time in China at Chinese University immersing herself in Chinese Study. She is excited to share her love of Chinese language and culture with our children while understanding the issues unique to them.