Our Staff

Saraphina Yung

Saraphina Yung

Founder and Principal

Saraphina Yung is the founder and Principal of Penpals Montessori Children’s House in Vancouver. She has been appointed as a board member of the Soong Ching Ling Children foundation of Canada. She has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, USA. Upon graduation, she taught at St. Paul's Convent School, an elite school in Hong Kong. Saraphina received her diplomas in AMI Montessori Primary Training and Early Childhood Education in 2010. She possesses over 19 years of experience tutoring and helping ESL students at elementary and high school levels.

Saraphina became intrigued with the Montessori Philosophy for children after the birth of her first daughter. She is proud of being a Montessori parent to her 4 and 6 year old girls. She recognized that children have the potential to reach amazing heights if given the opportunity. She aspires to make a real difference in each child’s educational experience. She has an abiding passion for education. Her goal as a teacher is to instill a passion for learning within her students while providing them with a safe and prepared environment. She is committed to partnering with parents and working positively towards the education and future of the children.