• Our Team of Educators

    Montessori , Reggio - Emilia , Early Childhood , Parenting Expert and Educator

    Allison Lee

    Directress / Montessori Specialist

    Allison is a qualified Montessori Teacher and Teacher Trainer in:

     

    NAMC Infant/Toddler & Early Childhood

    MCI Montessori Pedagogy (Birth-7)

    IMS Montessori Teacher Education

     

    With over 10 years of experience in education, she is an avid admirer of the Reggio Emilia Approach.

     

    She is passionate about integrating the best, most progressive techniques available in education into our curriculum.

    Clara Chan

    Cantonese Facilitator

    Clara is an experienced kindergarten teacher, passionate in child care and support children's rights.

     

    She is a highly qualified Registered Kindergarten Teacher, Certified in First Aid, with a Bachelors in Education & Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Graduated with Distinction).

     

    She is keen to adapt the Montessori and Reggio philosophies into her teaching journey as these were a part of her study focus during her PGDE.

    Ella Wightman

    School Counsellor/

    English Facilitator

    Ella Wightman is a Native English Teacher with over 15 years of English language teaching experience in Hong Kong, Mainland China, and Germany.

     

    A Psychology Major and a certified CELTA holder, Ella is also qualified to teach Kindermusik and Letterland Phonics. She is an Independent Certified Trainer (ICT) of the Baby Signs Program and a member of the Hong Kong Psychological Society.

     

    A mother of three, Ella is dedicated to help children develop all their skills and to build their strengths using holistic approaches to education.

    Native Putonghua Teacher , Facilitator , Mom and Educator

    Vivian Tsui

    Cantonese Facilitator

    Vivian Tsui is our full-time Cantonese facilitator. Vivian is an experienced kindergarten teacher, holds a Bachelor’s Degree (Honours) in Early Childhood Education and her specialised areas of study include health and well-being.

     

    Vivian believes that all children have the opportunity to freely explore and learn at their own pace . She hopes to utilize Montessori and Reggio approaches to create a collaborative learning environment for children to reach their full potential.

    Japanese Facilitator , Educator , Teacher , Toddler Swim Coach

    Bonnie

    Yoga Facilitator

    A passionate yoga teacher who completed her teacher training course with Yogananth Andiappan. Being able to witness a person’s transformation on a physical, mental and spiritual level is one of her greatest motivations as a yoga teacher. Bonnie is known for her dynamic and detail-minded teaching style and hopes to be bring her love for yoga to Mulberry Tree.

    Lorna

    English and P.E. Facilitator

    Lorna comes from South Africa and has been teaching English in Asia for over 6 years now. She is a qualified ESL teacher and has CELTA certification. She is also a personal trainer and passionate about wellness and fitness. Lorna believes in the benefits of child centred learning and encouraging positive behavior, as well as cultivating individuality in each child. Lorna has two grown up children of her own living in Europe.

    Japanese Facilitator , Educator , Teacher , Toddler Swim Coach

    Marnick​

    Outdoor Nature Leader

    Originally from Belgium, Marnick moved to Hong Kong in 2013. In the past few years , he has been creating and leading experiential nature-based programs for young children. Marnick has completed the Level 3 practitioner training course through the Forest School Education in the UK and is a qualified Forest School Leader.

     

    A certified Pediatric and Wilderness First Aid Provider, Marnick feels passionately about the great outdoors and believes that Mother Nature has a lot to provide if we learn to take good care of her from a young age. Convinced that nature offers one of the world’s best classrooms, Marnick is excited to share his knowledge and new experiences with the students of Mulberry Tree.

    Music Therapy Specialist , Special Needs Expert , Qualified Teacher

    Milly Chan

    Music Facilitator

    Milly is a qualified Teacher with a Bachelor’s of Education from The Education University of Hong Kong, with over 10 years of experience in Special Education and Music Therapy.

     

    At home here in her native Hong Kong, she is a HK mom and a passionate supporter of the Mulberry Tree method. She is happy to answer any questions you might have!

    Japanese Facilitator , Educator , Teacher , Toddler Swim Coach

    Harry

    Canine Facilitator

    Harry, named after "Harry Potter" is our resident canine. He is friendly and lovable, most often seen playing with the children during outdoor play time. He loves to eat, getting petted, and running around with his tongue out. He warmly invites you to come visit us and show him some love!

    Shelley

    Classroom Pet Facilitator

    Shelley, a red slider neck turtle is our newest class pet who joined us in 2018. She was given to us by a trusting family who has just relocated back to the UK. Our students take full responsibility over Shelley’s care which includes feeding her daily and giving her baths. Shelley enjoys taking walks in our outdoor area and she loves to sunbathe, too!

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