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Board Members 이사회원들



We are always looking for inspiring people to be a part of a wonderful team. Please contact us if you are interested. We thank our wonderful board for their time, for their invaluable expertise, and for making KCLEI what it is today and what it will be tomorrow!

  • Sungkyun holds a BS and an MS from Seoul National University with Fiber and Polymer Science, and a PhD in Polymer Science and Engineering from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.  Sungkyun has worked for 20+ years at leading polymer corporations such as SK, SABIC, and Eastman.  Sungkyun feels fortunate to serve as the President of the Board at KLCEI.

  • Ms. Heims graduated from Rutgers University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science.  She was certified with the New York Institute of Finance in Fixed Income Trading and Treasury Analysis. She is currently the Senior Vice President, Financial Advisor for Ameriprise Financial. Prior to joining Ameriprise, she was the Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer of Cornerstone Capital Partners Inc., N.A., a Registered Investment Adviser under the laws of the State of Connecticut. Ms. Heims has over 20 years of financial services industry, focusing on wealth management, investment banking, fixed income trading and compliance supervisory.  Ms. Heims brings her commitment and broad financial expertise to her clients in helping them accumulating and achieving their financial goals.

  • Secretary - Kristen Levesque
  • Keumok is an experienced educator who has taught for almost three decades from elementary schools to colleges. She earned a bachelor's degree from Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea, a Diplom (the equivalent of the master’s degree) from Robert Schuman Musikhochshule in Duesseldorf, Germany and a second master’s degree from Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois. In addition, she had graduate work in music education at Yonsei University and music technology at Berklee College. 

    Keumok had extensive training in education from the Office of Higher Education & CREC. She holds a dual teaching certificate in special education(from K-12th grader) and music(from Pre K-12th grader) in Connecticut. She has been honored to serve as the president of PTO and a director of the board since 2010.  She lives in Glastonbury with her husband, two kids, and a dog. 

  • Karen holds a BS from Columbia University with Materials and Metallurgical Engineering and a MS in Management and Technology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.  Karen has worked in the Aerospace Industry for 20+ years at leading aerospace corporations as Pratt & Whitney/UTC/Sikorsky/Lockheed Martin/RaytheonTechnologies. Karen is passionate about serving the local communities through KLCEI, United Way, and her Korean-American community church; her focus is to mentor children and young adults to embrace diversity and empower them to become global citizens in the emerging world.  Karen feels extremely fortunate to serve as a Principal as well as a Board Member for KLCEI.

  • Bepsie has a Bachelor of Science from Lesley University,  a first Masters of Education from Saint Joseph University and a second Master's degree in educational administration from CCSU.  She holds a certification in elementary education, special education and Intermediate Administration or Supervision. She has been working as an elementary teacher, a special education teacher and a transitional coordinator over the decades. She has been the president of Hello! West Hartford, an organization of West Hartford's new Community Connections group.

    She lives in West Hartford with her husband Shannon and three children, Naomi, Eli and Isaiah.  In her free time, she loves to volunteer, ski or ride her bike.  

  • Board Member - Christina Granger