San Jose Faculty and Staff

Early Childhood


Jing Valente 蔡菁, Site Director of San Jose

Jing Valente joined Shu Ren in 2021 as the Director of San Jose Preschool. Ms. Jing holds a Program Director certificate from California Teacher Credentialing. She earned double B.A in Communication and Marketing, and later received an M.A. in Early Childhood Education from San Francisco State University. Ms. Jing successfully led one Mandarin immersion preschool in Burlingame and one Montessori school in Woodside, where she served children and their families during the past 10 years. She comes from a background of a child-centered approach which endorses an emergent curriculum to education. In her free time, Ms. Jing and her husband enjoy learning each other's mother tongues, cooking and mixing elements of Chinese, European and American cultures.


Yiling Chen 陳怡伶, Head Teacher (Pre-K)

Yiling Laoshi was born and raised in Taipei, Taiwan. She has been in the field of education for over 10 years. She obtained her BA on English Literature in Chinese Culture University, the Certificate on “Lesson Planning & Use of Resources for Language Teaching '' from the University of Cambridge as well as an MBA in the USA.  In addition to 5 years of teaching experience from kindergarten to high schools in Taiwan, Yiling Laoshi had also worked with occupational therapists to help young children with special needs in the bay area. She was an Assistant Director at Little Tree Montessori International School of Fremont for 2.5 years and a head teacher in a Chinese immersion preschool in Sunnyvale. Yiling Laoshi believes that every child can be inspired in many ways of learning where they can utilize their own creativity and imagination in science, arts, children-led activities and beyond. She loves traveling, hiking, yoga and reading in her spare time.