Suzhong Tian, PhD holds two Master degrees. Dr. Tian is an executive of Bnagor Chinese School. He
is a university professor who has given much time to the teaching of the Chinese language.
Also, he has organized numerous Chinese cultural events in Maine. An outstanding teacher, he coordinated curriculum for both
the STARTALK Student and STARTALK Teacher programs since 2009 and has been coordinating many of the school year programs.
He comes from Beijing, China. He has taught Chinese language and culture to both adults
and children in the Bangor Chinese School for many years. He is well-liked by his students.
Jing Zhang is the founder of Bangor Chinese School and certified teacher of Chinese. She has two Bachelor
degrees and two Master degrees: BA in Education Management from Renmin University of China and MA in Forestry
Economic Management from Beijing Forestry University, BA in CIS and
MA in MBA in the United States, from Husson University. She is the director of STARTALK programs in Bangor.
She has held many seminars and conferences; she also teaches Chinese language at the University of Maine, Orono High School
and Old Town High School. She has always been intrigued by the expression,"Think globally, act locally." She thinks of her work as
building a bridge to connect America with China by teaching Americans
Chinese language and culture and giving them the opportunity to study, teach or travel in China. She likes Maine,
and she loves and enjoys working with all her students and staff, from 2 to 72 years old very much.
Suzhong Tian, Susan Collins and Jing Zhang
Raymond Pelletier is a formal Professor and Chair of Mordern Languages and Classics Department, University of Maine.
He is one of instructors of STARTALK Teacher Program in Bangor Chinese School.
James Kenny is financial officer and administrator of the Bangor Chinese School.
Delia Kenny is special educator and help students with special need. She is also one of
instructors of STARTALK Teacher Program.
Bingyu Zhang is an instructor.
Christine Chou is an instructor who teaches traditional Chinese characters writing.