Christopher Yong – 8th


BIO

Email Address: cyong@stcathschool.org

Christopher Yong is a fourteen-year veteran teacher who began teaching Algebra and Geometry at Carson Long Military Academy in Pennsylvania. He moved to California and was a 4th and 5th grade teacher in Anaheim, a Middle School Math, Science, and English Language Arts educator in Los Angeles, and recently taught 1st grade in Mission Viejo. He is committed to student success inside of the classroom and in life through meaningful relationships. Christopher earned a Master of Science Degree in Education from the University of Miami, has a Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults from the University of Cambridge (United Kingdom), a Bachelor of Arts Degree in General Studies from the University of Northern British Columbia (Canada), and a Certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution from the University of Windsor Faculty of Law (Canada). The National Catholic Educational Association selected Christopher to be a Master of Ceremonies at the 2009 Convention in Anaheim.  In addition, he was a varsity head coach for basketball, soccer, and baseball.  Christopher is a member of the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) and the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF).

TEACHING PHILOSOPHY

My philosophy of education is that all children are unique and must have a stimulating educational environment where they can grow spiritually, physically, mentally, emotionally, and socially. It is my desire to create this type of atmosphere where students can meet their full potential. I will provide a safe environment where students are invited to share their ideas and take risks.

I believe that their five essential elements that are conducive to learning:

  1. The teacher’s role is to act as a guide
  2. Students must have access to hands-on activities.
  3. Students should be able to have choices and let their curiosity direct their learning
  4. Students need the opportunity to practice skills in a safe environment.
  5. Technology must be incorporated into the school day.