On June 27, 2016, Canada College welcomed Caroline Ouyang as ACCEL Transition Coordinator. A newly created position, the coordinator promotes collaboration with various stakeholders on and off campus to better support students as they transition to campus programs from adult schools along the peninsula, including Sequoia Adult School in Menlo Park and La Costa Adult School in Half Moon Bay and Pescadero.
Prior to joining Canada College, Caroline worked at San Jose State University as an ESL faculty and most recently oversaw the conditional admissions process, recruited internationally, and advised undergraduate and graduate degree-bound students. Asked to comment on her new position, Caroline expressed, “It’s very exciting to be able to help students find a path that improves their long-term goals! I taught for many years and always enjoyed watching students grow in the classroom, so being in a capacity that impacts them beyond acquiring English skills is going to be very gratifying work.”
Caroline completed her bachelor and master degrees at University of California, Los Angeles, and San Francisco State University and worked as a teacher and pedagogical trainer in Korea, Oman and Tajikistan. After having spent over a decade in the field of international education, Caroline is looking forward to shifting her focus to immigrant education and serving the local community.