Mill Creek Academy teachers are state-certified and experienced in their field. Our faculty is committed to instructing quality curriculum and facilitating active class discussions which stems from their passions for teaching. All of these factors contribute to a successful seminar experience for students who truly enjoy learning. The quality and dedication of our faculty enables our students to see results while meeting their long-term academic goals.
“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. In Fall 2016, Ms. Wong returned to the classroom at Mission San Jose High School to continue sharing passion for literature with high school students.
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. During college season, Ms. Wong and her team will review on average of 700 college essay drafts and support submission for hundreds of college applications.
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.
Ms. Wong also recently co-authored The Ultimate Summer Program Guide which is a comprehensive resource book that helps students identify potential summer program opportunities. Her book is available on Amazon.
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 three daughters.
Cheri Block Sabraw has been teaching writing, journalism, and literary analysis since 1972. She anchored the Mission San Jose High School junior honors program from 1985-1998. Graduating Magna Cum Laude from the University of the Pacific, she was the 1972 commencement speaker for the School of Education. Learn more about Ms. Sabraw.
College Admissions Consultants and College Essay Team
Ms. Joyce Wong – Director
Academic Teaching Faculty
Ms. Kathryn Molinaro