Aaron Twaddell

Mandarin Teacher

Aaron grew up in the Cleveland area and, after a year in Japan as a high school exchange student, attended Case Western Reserve University, where he obtained a BA in International Studies and Asian Studies and began the study of Mandarin Chinese. Since university, he has spent most of his life in various cities across China, studying, teaching and starting a family. Along the way, he completed the AMI Elementary training and a Master of Education in Montessori Integrative Learning. He has experience teaching English and Chinese at a university in China and working in Montessori elementary and early childhood programs in China and the US. He returned to the Cleveland area in the summer of 2019 to be closer to family and join the Hershey community with his wife, who is a trained Montessori guide working at the Concord Campus, and their two sons. He has a passion for languages, and he also enjoys sports, singing and dance, as well as meditation and yoga.