Qixing (Violet)Zhang

Lead Teacher

Qixing (Violet) is a toddler teacher and an early childhood music educator from China.

She has early childhood teaching experience in preschools and kindergarten both in China and the USA.
Qixing is passionate about teaching young children, and also loves to create music with them in the classroom. She develops songs for the children to sing and she also plays the piano, flute, guitar, ukulele, and bass, and brings these into the classroom whenever she can. Qixing received her master’s degree in music education from Temple University and is finalizing her Montessori certification at Chestnut Hill College. When she isn't playing music and spending time with the toddlers she loves to cook and do photography.

Lilian Sakaguchi-Dib

Assistant Teacher

Lilian is so excited to join the Laurel’s Classroom as the assistant teacher this year. She was born and raised in Brazil and completed her bachelor’s degree in Languages studies... Lilian is passionate about working with children and is also a proud mom of two children. Eric who graduated from Clementine last year after completing the three year Montessori cycle and Emily who is still in Clementine in Magnolia classroom.

When Lilian is not in the classroom she loves to spend time traveling with her family and also really enjoys running in the outdoors.

Patricia Parada

Assistant Teacher

Patricia is our newest teacher and we are so lucky to have her here at Clementine. Originally from El Salvador, Patricia shares her love of children with Lilian and Qixing, and has been working with the children to help them build more independence with their daily routines. She also brings her love of her homeland culture to the classroom and is teaching the children Spanish. She is the proud mother of six and grandmother of two, which keeps her plenty busy when she is not at school!