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Takayuki Dan Kimura

Takayuki Dan Kimura is a Professor Emeritus of Computer Science at Washington University in St. Louis. He received a BS degree in applied physics from Osaka University in Japan in 1960 as well as MS and PhD degrees in computer and information science from the University of Pennsylvania in 1968 and 1971.  He was a research engineer at Mitsubishi Electric in Japan from 1960 to 1965.  He was also the Director of Kumon in Ladue and the Florissant Centers for Math and Reading from 1984 to 2020. Established in 2021, Takayuki Dan Kimura designed and created TOKO Math. With a passion to help kids build the skills needed to succeed, he is excited to expand his program to impact more lives in the St. Louis community.

  President & Director

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Brita Chin
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Brooke Taylor
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Lea despotis

Brita Chin is the Business Manager for Perioperative Services at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. She received her MBA and MHA at Saint Louis University. She has a BA degree in psychology and an AA in Liberal Arts from New York University. She worked at the Kumon Ladue center from 2008 to 2013. She enjoys traveling, cooking, and spending time outdoors. 

Brooke Taylor is the Honors Program Manager at Saint Louis University. She received a PhD in English and American literature from Washington University in St. Louis and previously worked as a professor of English at Lindenwood University. She has a BS degree in business administration from Columbia College. She worked at the Kumon Ladue center from 2006 to 2011. She has three daughters and enjoys reading, writing fiction, and spending time outside with her family. 

Lea Despotis is a student at Washington University in St. Louis. She is majoring in Political Science with minors in Legal Studies and Design. With a passion for service, she plans to pursue a law degree in the future. She worked at the Kumon Ladue center from 2018 to 2020. She enjoys art and currently runs a small art business selling photography, calligraphy, and graphic design in St. Louis. 

 Treasurer& Director

 Vice President & Director

 Secretary & Director

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