Degrees and Certifications:

Hungsin Chin


  • BA in Math with a minor in Statistics
  • Montessori Certification with the American Montessori Society in 1995
  • MA in Secondary Math Education
  • National Board Certified Teacher in 2003 and certified in Adolescent & Young Adulthood Math
  • Ed. Specialist in Math Education



  • Born and raised in Malaysia; graduated from high school and then came to US for higher ed.
  • After getting my BA, I was married and had 2 boys - Moneer and Seraj.
  • Moved to Kuwait to be closer to family. Taught Math at the Kuwait English School for 2 years. The first Gulf War displaced my family and we moved to Birmingham, AL in Jan 1990.
  • Taught at Joseph Bruno Montessori Academy for 4 years and high school math in Jefferson County for 2 years. 
  • Have been a math teacher at ASFA since 1998.
  • I have 3 grandchildren: Isabel, Haris, and Samuel and they are the loves of my lifeJ!