With a deep commitment to authentic Montessori practice, Elin Chang makes an incredible contribution to the lives of the children she so earnestly serves at Southlake Montessori. She embodies a gentle disposition and is naturally suited to meet the needs of young children. Elin graduated as a Certified Advanced Interpreter from the Simon Fraser University in April 2003 and with her Bachelor of Arts also from Simon Fraser University in June 2002. She holds her Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) Primary diploma from the Montessori Institute of North Texas. Elin also has a wealth of practical experience working with children in a variety of settings. She has resided on four continents and is conversational in Mandarin Chinese, Cantonese, Taiwanese, and Spanish. Elin’s impeccable work ethic and joyful demeanor are valued among her Southlake Montessori team members and school community.
Elin resides in Lewisville with her husband. She enjoys calligraphy, playing the piano, singing, and she has a love of giraffes!
Cheyenne earned her AMI Elementary diploma from the Montessori Institute of North Texas. She also graduated with her B.S. in Elementary Education from Kansas State University. Prior to joining Southlake Montessori for the 22-23 school year, Cheyenne taught 3rd grade at the Suzanne Dickinson Elementary School in Grand Prairie. Cheyenne has had many years of practical experience enriching children daily outside of her work as a teacher and is continually learning from her students and further education.
Cheyenne lives in Arlington with her husband and two dogs, Bolt and Luna. She enjoys outdoor activities, rock climbing, exploring her love of food and spending time with friends and family.
Nathan Hwang holds his Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) Primary diploma from the Montessori Institute of North Texas. Montessori’s philosophy of love towards an individual child and his/her independence powerfully grasped Nathan’s heart, which led him to pursue his Montessori diploma. Nathan grew up in Seoul, South Korea, and immigrated to the United States when he was fifteen years old with his family. He finished his bachelor’s degree in Architectural Engineering at Pennsylvania State University, in which he worked in the field for 7 years in various companies. Nathan dedicated a portion of his life in Haiti as a short-term missionary where he spent little more than a year serving Haitians by teaching English, computer and the Bible. He moved back to his home country, South Korea, to teach children from four to ten years of age as a volunteer. He also served as a children’s pastor at a church near Boston while obtaining his master’s degree in Divinity at Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary. He believes that every child is a precious jewel and he/she is to be loved unconditionally, and his composed and caring demeanor has been the foundation to exhibit such love.
Nathan lives in Flower Mound, Texas with his wife, Michelle, and two young sons. Nathan loves to play soccer and to watch movies with his wife.