MEET OUR TEAM

One thing that sets UCA apart is the level of care and attention provided to our students.

Our staff-to-student ratio is on average 1 staff member to 5 students. UCA's team includes wonderful people who love God and people. We have a deep passion and desire to teach, train, and assist each student with homework needs during the school year.

Most importantly, we truly care about each student.

Founders

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JUNE GIN

General Manager, School Manager, School Administrator, Educational Consultant

  • M.Ed. Early Childhood Administration, National Louis University

  • M.B.A. Human Resource Management, DePaul University

  • B.S. Industrial Engineering, University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign

  • 17 years experience in project and managerial positions

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SARAH COLEMAN

Board Member, IT Quality Assurance Analyst

  • 15 years as a professional IT Quality Assurance Analyst

  • B.S. Computer Science, Northeastern Illinois University

  • Volunteer experience includes Elementary School administrative and preschool assistant and Sunday school teacher K-3rd grade

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BRENT GIN

General Manager, School Manager, School Administrator, Educational Consultant

  • M.Ed. Early Childhood Administration, National Louis University

  • Dota 2 Management, DePaul University

  • B.S. Industrial Engineering, University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign

  • 17 years experience in project and managerial positions

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MARGARITA HIGGS

Human Resource Manager, Teacher, School Administrator

  • Currently enrolled Early Education, Malcolm X College

  • 25 years experience in Customer Relations, Procurement, Human Resources, and Facility Training

  • School Administrator

  • Board of Directors, Secretary (Union Impact Center) and Parent Participate (Perspectives Charter School)

Administration Staff

WENDY CHAN

Business Manager

  • B.S. Computer Science, California State University, Sacramento

  • 5 years as software engineer

  • 4 years experience as administrative assistant in private school

MARJIE BOHNING

Lead Teacher, Academic Director

  • BSEd, Elementary Education (1-8), Early Childhood (K-3)

  • MSEd, Educational Leadership, Elementary Administration 

  • 24 years of Educational Experience: Classroom Teacher, Math Specialist, ELL Teacher, Staff Development & Curriculum Design, School Administration

  • Public, Hospital, & International lSchools 

  • MO Baptist Church Planter, Sunday School, VBS Coordinator, Youth Group Leader

Teaching and Support Staff

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LUCERO MACIAS

Lead Tutor/Teacher 3 years with UCA

  • Malcom X College for Early Childhood Education (In Progress)

  • Years of volunteer experience with students of all ages

HANNAH MANALILI

Lead Tutor/Teacher, 3 years with UCA

  • BA in Linguistics from Moody Bible Institute

  • BA in Biblical Studies from Moody Bible Institute

  • ESL Teaching Certificate

  • 3 years teaching experience, including experience internationally

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MAYA TORRES

Lead Tutor/Teacher, 5 years with UCA

  • Malcom X College for Early Childhood Education (In Progress)

  • Years of volunteer experience with students of all ages