Ms. Joyce Wong, Director
“Words are single units, but together they astound the mind, increase creativity, and bridge gaps.” This philosophy is Ms. Wong’s sole purpose for being an educator. She believes in the power of language and desires to motivate and guide students towards discovering the joy in learning as the Owner of Mill Creek Academy.
Energetic, passionate about literature, and personable are qualities that Ms. Wong is well-known for among her student and parent community.
Ms. Wong graduated from the University of California Irvine where she received a double B.A. in English and Psychology, in addition to a double minor in Education and Linguistics. Soon after, she decided to obtain her Master’s degree in Education at UC Berkeley. Ms. Wong also earned her Administrative Credential at San Jose State University. Ms. Wong has been part of the faculty at Mission San Jose High School where she taught 9th and 11th grade Honors and College Prep English from 2003-2013.
While teaching at Mission San Jose High School, Ms. Wong served as Mission’s Peer Counseling teacher, Key Club International advisor, as well as the Freshmen and Senior Class Advisor. She holds a C.L.A.D. (Cultural, Language, and Development) credential and is G.A.T.E certified. During her teaching experience, Ms. Wong also spent a great deal of her time working with students in the fourth to seventh grade level through Clinton’s Academic Literacy Program.
Ms. Wong completed her College Admissions Counseling Certification from the University of California, Los Angeles in November 2015 where she graduated with academic distinction.
Passionate about not only educating students while in their school years, Ms. Wong is committed to assisting students through the college admissions process.
Ms. Wong is a member of the following professional associations:
- Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA)
- Higher Education Consultants Association (HECA)
- Western Association for College Admissions Counseling (WACAC)
- National Association for College Admissions Counseling (NACAC)
Ms. Wong was named 2003 NUMMI New Promising Teacher of the Year for Fremont and recently received the Dorothy Wright Award for Outstanding High School Teacher from San Jose State University in 2011 and 2012.
During her free time, she can be found writing children books for the elementary school grades, working on scrapbooking memories, and spending quality time with her family and twin daughters.