Dr. Sung and Mrs. Sung

The words "Kum Sung" have become a household name in Ocean County. We run a family business that has been educating youngsters, children, teens, adults and families successfully for over a third of a century. We feel that a genuine commitment to education is what has contributed to our success and credibility.

The "Kum Sung" philosophy is the Korean philosophy of sincerity and respect. If these qualities are built into a child's life, they will become part of their personality. Sung Star Academy will educate all children to be successful and strive for their personal best. The curriculum will embellish individual developmental levels and guide children socially, emotionally and academically.

"Together with our families we build parenting into our daily schedule. It is done without the intent of replacing parents and is accomplished through effective communication. This is one of the many ways we meet your child's individual needs."

"With an abundance of love and attention, we believe that each child should have the opportunity for his or her 'personal star' to rise." At Sung Star Academy we strive to accomplish this.

"Your Kids are our Kids too!"

Youngsun Yoon

Executive Director

Sung Star Academy's Executive Director is Youngsun Yoon. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Management Technology and is a member of the National Association for the Education for Young Children. Prior to joining Sung Star she owned and ran a successful business. For eight years Mrs. Yoon has worked toward the growth and development of the business side of Sung Star Academy. She is married to Kum Sung/ Sung Star Karate Master Charhee Yoon. Master Charhee is an actor in the Ninja Turtle Movies and former National Karate Champion, who instructs Sung Stars students in Karate for Physical Education. Mr. and Mrs. Yoon are parents of a current Sung Star Academy student.

Diana MacKenzie

Director of Curriculum and Instruction

Diana V. MacKenzie is the Director of Curriculum and Instruction at Sung Star Academy. She has 38 years of experience in public school education in Ocean County, as a Teacher, Principal and Director of Curriculum and Instruction. She holds two Master of Arts degrees from Georgian Court University in Elementary Education and Public School Administration. Her New Jersey certifications include: Elementary Teacher K-8, Reading Specialist K-12, Supervisor, Principal and Business Administrator. Mrs. MacKenzie is a member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children and lifetime member of the New Jersey PTA.