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Committed to Building a World Class Faculty

We are continually looking for bilingual and bicultural teachers with degrees from world-renowned institutions of higher learning, such as Cambridge University and Columbia University. They are experts in their subject content and are highly committed to, and passionate about, teaching.

In addition to the required qualifications, Daystar Academy teachers also have the ability to build relationships and stay connected with their students.  Besides being dedicated to teaching, they demonstrate patience and care towards their students, taking students under their wings.

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A Founder Talks Social Entrepreneurship

Editor's note:

In September 2021, Daystar Academy is launching the Social Entrepreneurship Program, orSEP,  for all of our High School Students.  As a foundational course, it is required for all of our students.

The SEP emphasizes design thinking and real-world skill application.  It is the first of its kind in the country to focus on developing students’ innovation skills and creative thinking through solving real-world problems.

Recently, Jack Hsu, board member and founder of Ivy Education Group sat for an in-depth interview and talked about his background and experience and why he is driven to create a program that equips students with the skills and mindset of social entrepreneurs.

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What does a good lesson look like? This teaching idea is a great example!

A few months ago, Mr. Riaan Nagel (fondly referred to as Mr. Riaan by students) initiated a class activity to communicate with his students through letters. “You can write to me. And I’ll write back!” he announced. Leo was especially enthusiastic about it. Almost every day, he put what he wanted to say to his teacher in a letter, and his mom would draw something cute on the envelope before Leo delivered the letter to Mr. Riaan.

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