Our Team

Carmen Leung

[BEd(Eng), MSc]

Curriculum Planning
and Development Director

 

Miss Carmen Leung obtained the Master Degree and Bachelor of Education (Honours) at the University of Hong Kong, studying English Language Education and Psychology. Being highly passionate in education, Carmen did not pursue her university degree in those subjects generally considered as elite. Instead she told Prof. Stephen Andrews, the Dean of Faculty of Education at the University of Hong Kong, “I want to pursue my career in education, just because I would like to give our next generation the best they could have.”

Carmen thinks that the best for our next generation is their “passion to learn”. All the courses she designs never get away from arousing children’s curiosity and real interest in what they learn. She hopes to bring real life topic into the classrooms, so that children can be inspired by the knowledge happening just beside them.

Carmen pursues further education at Massachusetts of USA, studying Children Developmental Psychology and Educational Psychology. In order to bring new teaching approaches from overseas to Hong Kong, Carmen also went for an immersion programme in in Australia, exchanging ideas related to early childhood education such as memory, sensory-motor and brain training.

  • Master and Bachelor of Education in Language Education, University of Hong Kong, majoring in English language education and psychology
  • Graduated from Belilios Public School with 7 distinctions in Public Examination (HKCEE)
  • Studied professional courses of Child Development Psychology, Social Psychology and Education Psychology at Massachusetts, USA
  • Immersion experience in kindergartens in Australia, studied sensory motor training and brain training for young children
  • Worked in Liberal Studies Section of Education Bureau
  • Passionate in education, hopes to bring children to a new horizon through teaching
  • Was interviewed by different press including Baby Magazine, Oriental Daily, Preschool Magazine and WhizKids Weekly, etc
  • Columnist of EVI children magazine

Femke Heijden

 [BEd in Drama Teaching]

Native English Teacher

Teacher of Trinity College London Courses

 

  • Bachelor in Drama Education
  • Ten years of teaching experience. Honourable teacher of Trinity College London responsible for drama teaching trainings and drama curriculum development
  • Professional speech, coral speaking and drama education teacher who is an expert in promoting students' confidence in English speaking
  • Was the playgroup teacher and English teacher of well-known international kindergartens
  • Born in Holland and moved to USA before coming to Hong Kong

Nicole Li

[BEd, MEd (Early Childhood)]

Playgroup Teacher

ASQ® Assessor

  • Master of Education (the University of Hong Kong), majoring in Early Childhood Education
  • Bachelor Of Education (the University of Hong Kong), majoring in Chinese Language Education
  • She was once the teacher in a children career simulation centre, which she is particularly good at providing experiential education programme for kids to explore the world
  • She loves children and can effectively integrate different psychological or development trainings of kids into her classes
  • Her teaching style is very energetic, which makes kids very engaged in her lessons
  • Immersion at Beijing Normal University and had passed the National Putonghua Test

Susanna Nicol

 [BEd (Early Childhood & Psyc)]

Playgroup and Native English Teacher

Miss Susanna Nicol graduated at an elite University, the Ohio State University (OSU) in the USA, with a double degree in Early Childhood Education and Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. She loves children and sees teaching as her ambition. She was raised in the USA and came to teach in Hong Kong after she graduated.

Susanna is very passionate in education which she received the first class honour for her undergraduate studies and was in Dean's List in all her four academic years. She also understands children’s psychology very well and can apply it well in her teaching. She is experienced in teaching children which she taught in kindergartens and other education centres before coming to Steps.

She has also attended courses in drama/theatre studies and is experienced in giving trainings for young children in dramas and speeches. She is a certified Trinity College London teacher. She has also obtained a Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages Certificate (TESOL) at the Global Leadership College.

Chelsea Werth

[BArts&Sci (Education)]

Native English Teacher

Miss Chelsea Werth graduated at the University of Valparaiso in the USA, majoring in Education. Her ambition from child is to be an educator, wishing to offer a bright future for our next generation. She was born and raised in the USA and came to teach in Hong Kong after she graduated.

Due to her passion in education, she received the first class honour for her undergraduate studies and was in Dean's List in all her four academic years. She is experienced in teaching children which she taught in kindergartens, Hong Kong International School and other education centres before coming to Steps.

She has also attended courses in drama/theatre studies and is experienced in giving trainings for young children in dramas and speeches.

Rita Kam

Curriculum Planning
and Development (Art)
Teacher

  • Bachelor of Arts in Music, Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Post Graduate Diploma of Education (PGDE)
  • Taught music, visual arts, general studies and history in various elite school in Hong Kong
  • Has many years of experience teaching young children, good at developing children’s creativity through integrative art lessons.