Our Board of Directors is made up of parents and community leaders who support Mandarin Immersion learning in San Mateo Foster City School District.

Yining Wang

Vita Blake
Vice Chair

Vita is the parent of a College Park student.  Vita graduated from San Jose State University and is the Associate Director of Member Engagement at BayBio.

Nhi Huynh  

Jennifer Lin

Jenny Wong
Banking Officer

Jenny is the parent of a College Park student.  She is also a Regional Merchandiser for Brown Shoe Company.

Deanna Ng-Antiporda
Volunteer Coordinator

Deanna is the parent of two College Park students.

Camille Martensson

Emily Chang-Ito
Systems Officer

Helen Fong

Bayside STEM Liaison

Helen is the parent of a College Park student and a student who is in the pilot class of the middle school Mandarin program at Bayside STEM Academy.  She works in Web Development at Wells Fargo.

Kirk Black
SMFCSD Liaison

Kirk is the parent of three College Park students and the Associate Superintendent of Human Resources and Administrative Services for the San Mateo Union High School District.

Dr. Ling-Chi Wang
Community Advisor

Dr. Ling-Chi Wang helped establish Asian American Studies at UC-Berkely and taught its first course in 1969. He is a founder of Chinese For Affirmative Action and the recipient of the Association for Asian American Studies Lifetime Achievement Award.  Dr. Wang was the honored guest at a FMS Parent Workshop in September 2013 that was entitled “Raising a Multilingual Child,” and graciously agreed to provide support and advice to FMS for our efforts.

Gifford Calenda
Community Advisor

“Mr. Gifford” is a parent of a College Park student and also serves as the school’s full-time Computer Guru.  Through his efforts, students are exposed to a range of innovative software programs that support the Mandarin education program and other general education programs at the school.

Gina Kuo
Community Advisor

Gina has been an active member of the Asian Community since 2000.  She participated in the Mandarin Planning Group that was instrumental in bringing Mandarin instruction to the SMFCSD.


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