Long Feng is a Chinese Mandarin/English primary class at Intercultural Montessori Chicago campus. The name refers to a mythical creature that is part dragon, part phoenix. The dragon and the phoenix are the principal motifs for decorative designs on the buildings, clothing and articles of daily use in the Chinese imperial palace.
Hong DegaLead Teacher
Ms. Hong is originally from Inner Mongolia, China and has been living in the United States for three years in Missouri and Chicago. Ms. Hong received her bachelor’s degree in English language from Inner Mongolia University in Inner Mongolia, China in 2014, and a Master of Arts degree in TESOL (Teaching English to speakers of other languages) from Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, Missouri in 2017. Ms. Hong is in the process of completing her Montessori certification for children 3-6 years through Seton Montessori Institution. Ms. Hong joined Intercultural Montessori as an assistant teacher in 2017 and became a lead teacher in 2019. She has prior teaching experiences working with both children and adults. Ms. Hong masters three languages and has high interests in children’s language acquisition and language development. Her favorite quote by Dr. Maria Montessori is “The children in a Montessori class are given the freedom that is the liberty of the human being, and this freedom allows the children to grow in social grace, inner discipline, and joy.”