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Form Two: 2nd and 3rd grades

Jina Zhang

Jina Zhang joined Lorien Wood faculty in 2022. She graduated from Nyack College with a B.S. in Elementary Education with concentration in Math and Science and a minor in Bible. During her undergraduate years, she took three years off to join Youth With a Mission. She served as a staff at different bases, such as Hawaii, New York, Mexico and India. Upon graduation, she went to pursue M.A. in Biblical Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary. She graduated in 2006. 

She has three children which she homeschooled for twelve years. Then her family went to China as a tent-maker. She worked at the international schools there, teaching 1st-3rd grades. Coming back to NOVA after four years in China, she enjoys clean air and blue sky. 

 

Kayla Becker

Kayla Becker joined the Lorien Wood faculty in 2017. She graduated from Bridgewater College in 2015 with a B.A. in Music along with her teacher certification. Throughout her time in college, she helped direct the children's choir at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Harrisonburg, Virginia, where she further developed her love of teaching and use of music as a way to help children draw closer to their Creator God. After graduation, she taught fourth grade for two years at a private Christian school outside of Harrisonburg.

Aside from teaching, Kayla enjoys all things music — singing in a choir, playing piano and guitar, attending concerts, and helping direct music programs and performances. Kayla brings her love of music and children to her teaching in the classroom.

She loves to travel and has served on three short-term mission trip teams in Oaxaca, Mexico. Kayla also enjoys sporting events, running, baking, eating anything with chocolate and peanut butter, and spending time with her family and friends.