Bamboo International School Teaching Staff

Emily Palmer: Founder and Curriculum Director

Emily Palmer got a master degree in Curriculum and Instruction and a Certificate in Early Childhood Education at the Masters Program at Portland State University. She has achieved Step 11 (out of the maximum of 12) in the Oregon Registry: Pathways to Professional Development. She also has more than 8 years of experience teaching Mandarin Chinese to children ages 0 to 13. Seeking to fulfill her desire to inspire children to build on their natural curiosity by teaching through hands-on learning, she left her prior career in supply chain operation management to become a full-time educator.

Ms. Quimby de Witt: English Teacher

Teacher Quimby believes that teaching is her calling and not just a job. She loves to watch children learn, grow and thrive. Teacher Quimby has an Associates in Applied Science in Early Education and Family Studies, Degree in Child Daycare Management, Step 9 on the Oregon Registry, and various certifications in Early Childhood Education. She has been teaching and working in the early childhood/elementary school field for over 17 years.

Ms. Chen: Chinese Teacher

Ms. Chen was born in Beijing, China. There she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Tsinghua University. She has lived in the United States for 17 years and has 8 years of experience teaching all levels of Mandarin to international and local students. She loves working with children and aspires to always look at the world through kids eyes.

Ms. Catherine: Chinese Teacher

Teacher Catherine is originally from Taiwan. There she received her Bachelor Degree in Chinese Literature from Providence University. She has over 19 years of experience in Chinese teaching.

 Ms. Cai: Math Teacher

Ms. Cai has received two Masters Degrees, one in Mathematics, the other in Computer Science. She has taught Mathematics for 27 years to all ages from Preschool up to College. She really loves teaching children.