Ms Chow Keat Yeng
Ms Chow has been teaching in the field of communications and Speech&Drama for the past 28 years. She was also previously a programme marketing manager at an arts company and wrote/directed several children’s productions for Esplanade’s PLAYtime! series (theatre for young children). She has a Masters in Mass Communication (NTU), Bachelor of Arts in Political Science (NUS) and a Fellowship Diploma in Performance (Speech & Drama) from Trinity College London. In her spare time (if any), she jogs, paints peg dolls and experiments with resin craft. At Mosaic Play Academy, Ms Chow hopes to be able to use her experience to grow the school from strength to strength by introducing more quality programmes for children of all ages.
Outdoor Play Specialist and Curriculum Developer
Ms Sharifah Adibah, who is affectionately known as Shea, has more than 10 years of experience working with young children of various age groups, abilities, and nationalities. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Linguistics & Multilingual Studies), a Diploma in Early Childhood Studies and a Diploma in Psychology. Shea is the co-founder of Stories Unfold and advocates for process-oriented learning and nature play. As a former curriculum developer and behavioural therapist, she believes in taking the lead of children’s interests to allow them time, space, and freedom to explore. At her free time, she enjoys hiking and is a trained L3 Forest School Leader.
Ms Jenny Kelly
Enrichment Trainer (Reading, English and Phonics)
Ms Jenny Kelly is a young mother of two boys with twenty years of experience in the education field. She has experience as an assistant teacher in Kindergartens, lead English teacher in primary schools in Hong Kong and has extensive knowledge of the English Language stemming from 10 years as a content writer for English language textbooks distributed throughout Hong Kong and Macau. Jenny has been a lead specialist phonics teacher and trainer for an international preschool for the past three years and has developed her own fun, engaging and hands on curriculum for children of all ages. She is a firm believer that learning should be a fun and memorable experience for children and teachers, and it is never too late to learn something new. In her free time, Jenny likes to try new things and attempt just about anything. She enjoys painting, anything outdoors and loves animals; especially her pet rats and Bull Terrier.
Ms Rachel Loh
Ms Rachel holds a Diploma with Merit in Early Childhood Education and has been a preschool educator for16 years. Her personal philosophy of early childhood education -Education should be about developing the whole child- ‘the head, heart and hands’ (Pestalozzi, as cited in Heafford, 1967) (MOE, 2012). This is reflected in her teaching – children under her guidance are always encouraged to express their own ideas and thoughts; they are taught to learn how to take better care of themselves and be more independent – life skills that are important to develop from a young age. Ms Rachel is always brimming with energy and teaches her students with great enthusiasm. What keeps her motivated – her passion to help kids achieve important milestones and to be able to celebrate each new accomplishment with them.
Ms Rachel also conducts creative art lessons for preschoolers. She believes that it is important to introduce children to to different art techniques and medium and the finished pieces are often opportunities for children to express themselves.
Ms Rachel stayed in Taiwan for ten years and is fluent in both speaking and reading mandarin.
Ms Cheryl Ong
English & Enrichment teacher
Fresh off a conversion diploma in Early Childhood Care & Education – Teaching, Ms Cheryl will be continuing her teaching journey with Mosaic.
Having previously worked in the Advertising and Marketing industry for four years, Ms Cheryl decided to make a career switch to a teaching position as she has always loved working with children.
Working as an Enrichment Teacher for a year cemented her belief that this was the career path for her. After a year of studying, Ms Cheryl is now ready to officially begin her work as a qualified teacher!
Working with children brings her joy and a sense of accomplishment – Helping to shape and mould young minds is an incredible privilege and responsibility, a journey in which she is excited to embark upon.
One of her favourite things about being a teacher is knowing that the children enjoy coming to class because she has created a fun and secure environment in which they are excited to learn and have fun together, a place where being themselves is embraced and celebrated by their teacher and friends.
It is amazing what children can think up and she finds herself learning from and being surprised by them every day. She is always eager to hear what the children have to say in order to further develop a stronger connection and extend their learning through engaging and meaningful conversations.
She is very excited to start her time at Mosaic and to bring her high energy and enthusiasm for teaching young children. She is also looking forward to working hand in hand with her fellow teachers in order to come up with the best curriculum plans and enrichment programmes reflective of the Mosaic values.