Our Staff


Hyejin Jinney Choi, Executive Director

Jinney Choi has been a musician for the past thirty years, receiving both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Music Composition and Piano. In her thirty years of experience, she has been a composer as well as an orchestra string conductor. She is currently Jubilate Academy’s Founder and Executive Director, overseeing all aspects of the school and aspiring to reach her goal of providing a well-rounded education to today’s youth.  She is also accredited in educational teaching.


Aimee Gomez, SAT and AP Literature
Aimee Gomez is a writer, editor, and a professor at UCLA.  She holds a Ph.D. in Urban Education and English Literature and has twenty years of experience teaching English and Test Prep.

Judy Canann, Elementary School  & Book Club Instructor
Formerly an elementary school teacher with a Master’s in Reading Education, Judy Canann is a Book Club teacher for our students. A deeply religious Baptist, Judy Canann adds to the school atmosphere of praising Christ, increasing the spirituality and academics of our students.

Heidy Hernandez

Heidy Hernandez currently teaches science in Redondo Beach. She is a graduate from UCLA with a Bachelors of Science in Biochemistry and a  Masters of Arts in Teaching from USC.


Joseph Chung

Joseph Chung is a graduate from the University of California, San Diego with a degree in Bioengineering. He has previously been a part of UCSD Cardiac Mechanics Research Group, as well as been a part of the Global Medical Brigade, setting up health clinics in rural villages. Joseph has several years of experience as an AP and SAT teacher, specializing in science subjects. 


Eunice Kim

Eunice Kim is a writer, editor, and teacher with over six years of experience teaching English and Test Prep. She graduated from Amherst College with honors and received a Masters of Fine Arts degree in Writing from Otis College of Art and Design. She has had over eight years of experience in journalism and grant writing, and has spoken at multiple conferences including the Voyages Conference at CSU Northridge; her stories, essays, and translations have been published in various literary magazines. 


DaAe Kim

DaAe Kim is a graduate from USC with a Bachelors of Science in Architecture. She is currently a freelance illustrator and animator.