Our Team

Yuhong Laoshi - Lead Teacher


Yuhong has been teaching Chinese to young Chinese and American students over 16 years.  She has a Master’s Degree in Education and a Certificate of Accreditation in Teaching Chinese as a second language.  Since arriving in the U.S.she obtained a Montessori teaching certificate for children aged 0-3 and has been active in the St. Louis community teaching our youth at the St. Louis Language Immersion School.  Yuhong Laoshi is very excited to share her passion for teaching as well as her interests in song, dance, and gardening with her new class at Little Sprouts CIP.

Li Xia - Literacy Teacher


Li Xia is a passionate, caring, knowledgable educator, who started her teaching journey right after majoring in Education in 1992. She has taught pre-k to third grade for many years in China as a classroom teacher. Through her outstanding teaching and leadership her class attended many national activities with great results and winning awards. She moved to the US with her family four years ago to seek an international education for her children. She is excited and happy to be back in the teaching world and help Little Sprouts grow and blossom. 



Olivia Wang - Director


Olivia is a mother, teacher, traveler and the founder of Little Sprouts CIP.  She has had passion and love for kids ever since she can remember. Her interest in a bilingual education and global cultures led her to pursue a degree in Tourism in China, but once in the US she pursued her true calling and obtained a Bachelor's degree Education from Webster University.  After nearly 8 years of teaching experience both in China and the US, including as one of the founding lead kindergarten teachers at the St. Louis Language Immersion School (SLLIS), she is excited to combine her passion and profession together to offer other parents the opportunity to introduce their children to a second language and foreign culture in a diverse setting. 

Rebecca Fenlon - Science/English Reading Specialist


Rebecca is an awesome mother of four, including one child with Autism, two of which are bilingual attend SLLIS. She graduated Missouri State University in Springfield with a bachelor's of science degree. She has 8 years experience as a certified recreational therapist with a psychology emphasis.  She has lived in St.Louis most of her life - was born & raised here.  She loves the benefit what bilingualism has to offer to her children. It is not only good for their brain development, but also broadens their view to the diverse world. She is very excited to work at Little Sprouts to help it grow strong.