Ms. Kianna Cooper is skilled in many scholarly fields including STEM, History, and the Social Sciences with specialized skills in sociological research methods. She has over ten years of experience in the education and afterschool field, and is an expert in teaching. She believes education is a right and not a privilege, and through education, the world can be changed.
When Kianna isn’t teaching, you might find her hanging out at East Side Artist Gallery, or running her photography business, capturing landscape and portrait photography. Or you may find her putting pen to paper (or finger to key) and working on a novel. She enjoys watching her fish swim around in their tank and spending time with her parents and husband, whether it’s shopping, hiking, or just enjoying a cup of coffee in a cafe. Kianna got her Bachelors of Science from Towson University in Sociology and Anthropology, and is working on her Master of Science in Crime Scene Investigation with Stevenson University. Once she graduates, she hopes to pursue her doctorate degree in Sociology or Criminology.
Alexander Hearn is currently an undergraduate at the University of Maryland College Park in their computer science major. He is studying cybersecurity where he has found to have a passion for programming and out-of-the-box thinking. He currently works tutoring math and programming where he enjoys making learning simple and fun while enforcing understanding of sometimes quite complex material.
After graduated from the University of Maryland (UMCP) with a major in piano performance and a minor in voice performance, Ms. Hsu continued her study at the Catholic University of America (CUA). She earned a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in orchestra conducting.
She was the conductor of Chinese American Music Society Orchestra for 9 years, included the 15th anniversary concert at the Kennedy Center and the 20th anniversary concert featuring violinist Cho-Liang Lin and soprano Yun Deng. She also worked as the assistant conductor and chorus mistress of the Summer Opera Theater Company in Washington DC for 8 years.
Beside her professional career, Ms. Hsu is an acclaimed music educator. She was a piano teacher at the Lavine School of Music (Washington DC) and the chairperson of Maryland State Music Teacher Association piano concerto competition. She also founded the JinHua Children’s Chorus for ages 4-17 and taught children and youths to sing since 1990.
She loves to spend time with children, leading them to learn and enjoy music
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Ms. Vanessa Clark graduated from Towson University with a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations and French. After graduating in 2020 she moved to France for a year to be an English Teaching Assistant in a primary and secondary school. She thoroughly enjoys working with youths, especially in an academic setting. She is excited to further her teaching experience this summer at CCACC Academy!
Mr. Serg Kharchev is a USPTA Certified Tennis Professional who earned a degree in Business Administration from Morgan State University in Baltimore while on a 4-year Full Scholarship for Varsity Tennis. In 2019 Serg won the Mid-Atlantic Conference and played in the NCAA D1 National Championships! Serg directs most of the Junior and Adult programs at QOSTC. He enjoys working with all age groups and skill levels including many who are preparing to compete and actively compete in tournaments. Serg began his coaching career in 2014 working with top Ukrainian players (of all ages) and working with members of the Ukrainian National U12 Team. Before arriving from Ukraine in 2018, Serg competed in tennis at all age levels with numerous accomplishments: ranked in the top 3 for U12, U14, U16, and U18 including winning the Ukrainian Championship for U14 and U12. Serg was also a National Team member. From 2021-2022 Serg was an Assistant Tennis Coach of the Men’s and Women’s College Teams for Morgan State.
Mr. Matthew Chesky has years of experience teaching math, computer science, and chess at educational institutions. In addition to CCACC Academy summer camps, Matthew is also a popular math and STEM teacher at our Afterschool program. He holds an Associates Degree in Computer Science from Frederick Community College. Mr. Matthew Chesky is happy to bring his experience and expertise to CCACC Academy. In his free time he enjoys grand strategy games and game development.
Mr. Henry Dorbu is currently doing an undergraduate in Physics at the University of Maryland, College Park. He has been teaching STEM and humanities for many years in the MCPS area; with heavy emphasis on Chemistry and Math. Henry loves engaging students on how amazing STEM courses are. His hobbies include reading, watching foreign shows, and attending concerts. Outside of teaching, he is learning guitar, French, and Japanese. Henry is super excited to work with CCACC Academy while fostering curiosity and learning with the kids!