Leadership Team

Leadership Team

Paul Bawden

Head of School

Paul commenced as Head of School at ISA Science City International School in July 2022. Having worked in the field of international education for more than 35 years, including 15 years at the school principal level, he has led a variety of schools to success. Previously, he served as the Education Director for the Yew Chung Education Foundation. Before that, he also served as Executive Principal at Yew Wah International School Beijing, and Principal of the prestigious Australian International School in Indonesia. His extensive educational and management experiences in different regions including Australia, Thailand, Japan and PNG have afforded him a global perspective and cultural agility. Additionally, Paul gained his master’s degree of Education in Leadership at Queensland University of Technology and Business Administration in Human Resources at Australian Institute of Business.

Peter Lasscock

Deputy Head of School & Secondary Principal

Peter attained his Bachelor degree at University of South Australia majoring in education, technology, and industrial arts. With more than 30 years in the education sector and 14 years in international education management, he has served at leadership level including Acting Principal and Deputy Head of School in several secondary schools in Australia. He is currently the Deputy Head of School in Discovery College of the English Schools Foundation in Hong Kong, a full IB school. He also has teaching and management experiences at famous international schools in Australia, China, New Zealand, Singapore, Thailand, Kuwait and the UK. Peter was engaged in the founding of the Discovery College. In the past 14 years there, he was involved in oversight of synchronized authorization visits for the PYP, MYP, DP and CP programs, Council of International Schools, as well as Western Association of Schools and Colleges accreditation. He has extensive experiences in pedagogy planning and school management. He is especially well-versed in computer and digital learning. With his remarkable contributions in education development, Mr. Lasscock has received awards in eLearning and innovative education practice from the Department of Education in Australia (Victoria).

Tina Lin

Head of Operations

Tina is the Head of Operations at ISASC. She attained a Bachelor of Education and a Master of Education at the University of Leuven in Belgium, and had postgraduate studies at the Department of Education, University of Oxford. With 20 years of experience in international education, she served in a management position at Utahloy International School Guangzhou. She joined ISA in 2013 as the founding Deputy Head of School of ISA Tianhe; in 2018, she became Head of School of the International Program of Beststudy Education Group. She has extensive management experiences at international schools, with an insight into the trends of international education in China. She also has a deep understanding of educational theory and practice, as well as accreditation of courses offered in international schools. Tina also serves as the Operations Director of ISA International Education Group. She will drive better allocation of resources to support development of ISASC.

Joseph Hamkari

Deputy Principal of Secondary & MYP Coordinator 

 

Joseph is the Deputy Principal of Secondary and MYP Coordinator at ISASC. He has been an educator all over the world for over 35 years and in that time has been a teacher of Biology and Science, Science department faculty chair and Head of Department, Curriculum Coordinator, Diploma Coordinator, MYP Coordinator, IGCSE Coordinator and Secondary Principal. He is focused on students learning and facilitating the best teaching possible. He believes in the power of the students and teachers voices and choices and enabling all students to be skilled and skilful learners. The IB with its focus on students and skills fits very well into his aims. He has worked with teachers from many schools and parts of the world both in schools he has worked in and others as a workshop leader for both MYP and DP and has developed a number of teacher courses for the IB and other organisations as well as being a senior examiner in Biology for IAs, Scripts and Extended Essays. As a lifelong learner Joe has recently completed an MEd and is moving back to China from Weimar in Germany where he was the Upper School Principal.

Louise Mcguire

Primary Principal

 

Louise brings more than 30 years’ educational experience to the position of Head of Primary at ISA Science City. She has completed a Master of Education in Leadership and Management, a Bachelor of Education, and a Diploma in Teaching. She has been a Head of Primary in two leading Australian private schools, held executive positions for the Independent Primary School Heads of Australia and been a mentor for aspiring school leaders. Louise is steeped in Inquiry Learning, completed IBPYP workshops, and Reggio Emelia training in Italy, and is strongly focused on academic performance, cocurricular endeavours, and the enhancement of student wellbeing. She believes in a balanced curriculum that focuses on the ‘whole child’, helping each unique child to thrive and reach his or her potential. Louise has been involved in developing programs for international students and travelled abroad on numerous occasions to connect with the parents of students involved. 

 

Annie Chew

Deputy Primary Principal & PYP Coordinator

 

Annie is the Deputy Primary Principal and PYP coordinator at ISA Science City International School. She holds a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instructional Design. Her native country is Malaysia and she is fluent in Bahasa Malaysia, English, Mandarin, and several dialects, including Cantonese, Hokkien, Hakka, and some Russian. Annie is a certified International Baccalaureate Educators (IBEN) school consultant, school visiting team leader, and IB PYP workshop leader. She began her IB PYP journey at Kazakhstan International School, Almaty, Kazakhstan, 15 years ago. In 2011, she became a PYP Coordinator at a bilingual international school in Beijing. To date, she has successfully assisted three international schools, including ISASC, in obtaining IB PYP authorizations. 

Connie Chan

Early Years Principal

 

ISA Science City’s Early Years Principal, Connie, is one of its founding members. Having worked in the field of early childhood education for more than 30 years, she is an expert in the field. As well as her native Canada, Connie has worked in international schools in southeast Asia, including Hong Kong and Singapore. Before joining ISASC, Connie spent 14 years working as an Early Years Coordinator at an IB World School in Guangzhou. During her tenure there, she played a key role in the IB accreditation process. Connie graduated with an honours degree in Bachelor of Applied Science in Child Studies, concentrating on Early Childhood Education from the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada. She is listed in the public registry of the College of Early Childhood Educators in Canada as a certified early childhood educator. To upgrade her skills in the Primary Years Programme, Connie attends IB workshops. A true advocate of Reggio Emelia’s world-renowned approach to early childhood, she believes in holistic development and child-centric philosophies. As a founding principal at ISA Science City, she is always eager to welcome parents to visit our Early Childhood Learning Centre (ECLC).

Rovanna Bawden

Head of Student Support Services

 

Rovanna comes from Australia and has worked extensively in other big international schools across six countries, most recently at the International School of Macao and the Western Academy of Beijing. She has a Master of Education in Inclusive Education and a Master of Education in Guidance and Counselling, and her expertise is in supporting families and students who require individual programming. At ISASC, she will develop the Student Support Team which will grow to include pastrol care, English as an Additional Language, Learning Support and Counselling services for students. She believes that ISASC will be a school where all students can be successful given the right conditions, and with individualized support, all students can reach and even exceed their full potential.

Brayan Munoz

Manager of the Academic Center

 

Master's in Educational Leadership from the University of Texas, and a Bachelor's Degree in Biochemistry with a Molecular Microbiology focus from Westminster College. Mr. Brayan Munoz has 10 years of teaching experience and 8 years of experience in school leadership, serving in multiple roles across various international and bilingual schools. Mr. Munoz served as the Executive Principal of Primary and Secondary School at the Hefei High-Tech Ivy Experimental School, and successfully led the founding of two international schools within two years. With extensive experience in school administration and student management, Mr. Munoz is known for his passion for education and his love for the students.

Debbie Tai

World Languages Coordinator

 

Debbie is a bilingual educator who is dedicated to international school management, authentic leadership and curriculum development. Debbie joined ISA Science City after serving most recently as the Enhanced Language Program Coordinator at Wesley College in Melbourne, Australia. Prior to this, she served as the Head of PYP Chinese at Discovery College in Hong Kong, as well as the Chairperson of the Primary Chinese Curriculum Committee at ESF (English Schools Foundation, Hong Kong). As a highly respected member of the IB Educator Network (IBEN), Debbie consults internationally as an IB workshop leader for teacher training and curriculum development.

 

Stephen Cobb

Head of Boarding 

 

Mr. Cobb serves as the Head of Boarding at ISA Science City International School. He brings more than 25 years of exceptional leadership and teaching experience to ISASC. He has served on the Senior Leadership Team as Head of Boarding at Dulwich College & International High School Suzhou and as the Founding Head of Boarding at Harrow International School Beijing. He also has held leadership positions as Head of Department in Economic and Business Studies at The British School Warsaw and at Harrow International School Beijing. He also has held leadership positions as Head of Department in Economic and Business Studies at The British School Warsaw and at Harrow International School Beijing. Prior to becoming an educator, Mr. Cobb worked in the business industry in Management and as an Investment Banker and Financial Analyst.  He has an MBA in International Finance and Economics and a Master’s degree in Education. He has taught Economics and Business Studies at both A Level and in IB Programs.  Mr. Cobb has a passion for Model United Nations (MUN), Theatre, and Soccer.

Jerry Lou

Deputy Head of Boarding 

 

Jerry has been providing excellent boarding care to students for over 10 years and plays an important role in their pastoral care. Prior to joining ISASC, she held key positions as a Science Teacher, Chinese Curriculum Manager and Assistant House Mistress at Wycombe Abbey International School (Changzhou). She strives to understand students’ situation in all areas of study and life at school, formulate personalized management plans, optimize student management, and promote the concept of holistic education in schools. By taking on the primary responsibility to provide boarding pupils (all ages/all years) with an exceptional level of pastoral care, she actively contributes to ensuring that the school provides a well-rounded educational experience. Jerry has taught Chemistry and General Science across the full range of international curricula for over 10 years. At ISASC, she teaches MYP General Science and DP Chemistry. With her guidance and tutelage, pupils are motivated and inspired, achieving high results as a result. Also, with the cultural differences and identity as well as the inclusivity of education, Jerry gained experience merging Chinese and International Curriculum for the best practice.

Vivi Qin

Marketing & Event Director

Vivi has nearly 10 years of experience in the international education industry and is currently the Marketing & Event Director at ISA Science City International School, as well as working in the Marketing and Communications Department of ISA International Education Group (ISAIEG) and the Marketing and Admissions Department of ISA Tianhe International School. Vivi has studied and worked in China and abroad, having studied in Sweden and obtained a Master's degree. She has a wide range of education-related qualifications, including IB certificates (PYP, MYP and DP), and the Chinese National High School Teacher's Certificate. Passionate about children and education, Vivi joined ISA in 2014 and has been involved in the creation and growth of a number of ISA schools, as well as making many efforts and contributions to the building and growth of the ISAIEG brand market. In the future, Vivi will continue to be motivated by her passion for international education and lifelong learning to enhance her professionalism and support the families in the ISA community and the establishment of the ISA international education ecosystem.

Tracy Cui

Admissions Manager

Tracy Cui is the Admissions Manager at ISA Science City International School. For the past five years she has worked in international education. Tracy served as the Marketing Assistant Manager for the school and was involved with marketing and project development within the ISA International Education Group before she took on this role in 2020. Before joining ISA, Tracy worked for the British Chamber of Commerce Guangdong in a marketing and communications role, and as a result, has developed advanced interpersonal skills and the ability to interact with people of all levels. Her academic background includes a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Bachelor of Business English. She is also a PMP (Project Management Professional) certified by the US-based Project Management Institute. Tracy assists parents with the admissions process, ensuring a positive, straightforward and engaging experience, ensuring high-quality communication, and gaining a full understanding of each family’s needs and interests throughout the ‘Parent Experience Journey’. Tracy believes that establishing positive and trusting relationships between schools and families plays an essential role in a student’s development during school.

Phoebe Zou

HR Manager

Phoebe has been working in international education for 10 years. Prior to working in international education, she worked for four years in the accounting and human resource departments of an ASUS company in Australia. She holds a Master of Accounting degree and is also a certified Australian CPA. Phoebe believes that people are the biggest assets of the school and she is striving towards providing the best HR services to achieve the school’s vision and mission.

Simon Tan

Head of Information Technology

Simon has been working in international schools for almost 13 years. Prior to joining ISA Science City, he worked for BASIS International School Guangzhou as the IT founder. His work in the school sector has included smart campus operations planning and implementation, construction of school networks, management of student information systems, and integration of electronic teaching. Simon holds a Master’s degree from South China University of Technology and is a PMP (Project Management Professional) certified by the Project Management Institute. His view is that the best international education is the perfect fusion of Eastern and Western cultures.

 

Education Team

Early Years

Connie Chan

Early Years Principal

ISA Science City’s Early Years Principal, Connie, is one of its founding members. Having worked in the field of early childhood education for more than 30 years, she is an expert in the field. As well as her native Canada, Connie has worked in international schools in southeast Asia, including Hong Kong and Singapore. Before joining ISASC, Connie spent 14 years working as an Early Years Coordinator at an IB World School in Guangzhou. During her tenure there, she played a key role in the IB accreditation process. Connie graduated with an honours degree in Bachelor of Applied Science in Child Studies, concentrating on Early Childhood Education from the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada. She is listed in the public registry of the College of Early Childhood Educators in Canada as a certified early childhood educator. To upgrade her skills in the Primary Years Programme, Connie attends IB workshops. A true advocate of Reggio Emelia’s world-renowned approach to early childhood, she believes in holistic development and child-centric philosophies. As a founding principal at ISA Science City, she is always eager to welcome parents to visit our Early Childhood Learning Centre (ECLC).

Anne Liew

Homeroom Teacher

Anne joins ISA Science City as an EY Homeroom Teacher. She graduated from Warwick University (UK) with a Bachelor of Arts (First Class Honours) and a Leadership Diploma in Early Childhood Care and Education. Her experience as a teacher and leader spans more than 16 years with the IB World Schools in Singapore and China. After teaching for eight years, she switched careers to go into the financial sector. Travels to Northern Europe and the Asia-Pacific regions for business and pleasure provided opportunities to visit local preschools to study the impact of the physical and social environment on children. After five years, she returned to education as a consultant to several start-up companies in Singapore and Northeast Asia. During her free time, she enjoys outdoor activities such as biking, hiking, and sailing. Anne is constantly seeking to enhance her professional and personal growth by learning new skills.

 

Cindy Ali

Homeroom Teacher

Cindy is an EY3 teacher at ISA Science City International School. She earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education, with a specialization in ESOL (English Speakers of other Languages) and the teaching of gifted children from Nova Southeastern University, USA. Prior to teaching at ISA, Cindy taught at Léman International School in Chengdu, The International School of Macau and the Canadian International School of Phnom Penh. She also taught English as a second language for 12 years in the USA. She has primarily worked with lower primary and early years students and is very experienced in the field of second language learning. In the past, she has been an English Language Learners Coordinator where she supported students and teachers. Cindy is passionate about teaching through inquiry-based learning and is trained in PYP and the Reggio Emilia Approach. She believes that children’s interests should be used to inspire planning and create a personalized approach to learning. Cindy makes it a priority to assist children in becoming confident and self-motivated learners through play, discovery and guided techniques. She wants to make sure her students are happy, independent learners and can access an inspiring learning environment.

Felipe Giraldo

Homeroom Teacher

Felipe was born in Colombia and speaks Spanish, English, and Russian fluently. As a child, he was exposed to a wide variety of cultures, which he believes is useful when working abroad. As a teacher, he strives to provide engaging, fun, and inclusive lessons that motivate students. In addition to art, music, drama, dance, and storytelling, he believes these help children find personal meaning at school. In 2005, Felipe earned his master’s degree in Psychology from Saint-Petersburg State University and then pursued a Postgraduate Certificate in Education from the University of Nottingham after discovering his passion for teaching. He has been teaching for fifteen years. He has six years’ experience teaching primary-aged children and nine years’ experience working as an early childhood educator. Besides China, he has worked in South Korea, Colombia, England, and Thailand. He loves living and traveling in China, and spends his free time with his wife and two dogs. He is also an avid reader, particularly of classic novels. His hobbies include videogames, riding bikes, and swimming.

Michelle He

EY Chinese Teacher

Michelle teaches Chinese at the Early Years at ISA Science City International School. Before joining ISASC, she worked nearly five years as an Early Year Chinese Co-teacher in international schools. Michelle is committed to lifelong learning and has participated in professional development workshops both within and outside of her previous school. She recently graduated from a master’s program in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language at the UniversityComillas in Madrid, Spain. By providing a warm, caring, and inspiring environment, Michelle hopes to inspire children to explore, to think, to speak, and to question in order to reach their full potential in Mandarin and nurture them as lifelong learners. She is passionate about teaching Mandarin. To Michelle, learning Mandarin is more than just a language. Our students can also take advantage of this opportunity to learn more about the culture of China and the host country.

Raewyn Tattersall

Homeroom Teacher

Raewyn joined ISA Science City’s founding team as an Early Years Homeroom Teacher. She is originally from Auckland, New Zealand, and has lived in Brisbane, Queensland. As an educator, she spent many years teaching early childhood in New Zealand, Australia, and Beijing. She also taught primary school in Australia and Myanmar for ten years. Raewyn is an experienced early childhood teacher with a Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood Education) from New Zealand. Having observed how students work with joy, wonder, and enthusiasm in early childhood environments, she has chosen to teach in this setting. Through a mix of intentional teaching, inquiry-based learning, hands-on, open-ended, engaging activities, in an environment designed to motivate children to discover, explore, and learn, she hopes to encourage children to become confident, capable learners. As Raewyn believes, to develop and learn, children must build respectful, reciprocal, and trustworthy relationships. In addition to teaching, she hopes to immerse herself in Chinese culture in Guangzhou.

Sue Sapoan

Homeroom Teacher

Sue is from Singapore and has a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education in Teaching from Federation University (Australia), an Advanced Diploma in Leadership and International Studies from Ngee Ann Polytechnic (Singapore), and a BA in History from the University of Cambridge (UK). Having worked locally and internationally as a teacher and administrator, she has more than 23 years of experience in early childhood education. In her capacity as coordinator of the EY IBPYP programme, she assisted two schools in gaining authorization for IBPYP. Sue’s passion for travel helps broaden her perspective on life, as she learns about new cultures and places when she travels. Her belief is that travel contributes to mental health, spiritual advancement, and personal growth. Sue looks forward to learning more and collaborating with the diverse community at ISA Science City.

Sarah Lois Yong

Homeroom Teacher

Sarah graduated from Monash University, Australia, having received a Master of Education in Early Childhood Education in 2018 and a Bachelor of Early Childhood Studies in 2015. She also completed teacher training in Early Childhood Care and Education – Teaching, in SEED Institute, Singapore. The first 8 years of her teaching journey was spent in Singapore; in the classrooms of infants from 4 months through to 6 year-olds, providing routine care and developing lesson plans for a holistic learning environment. In the recent 2 years, Sarah ventured out to Suzhou, Jiangsu, China, expanding her professional growth in an IBPYP bilingual school. She joined the Early Years Team at ISA International Science City as Homeroom Teacher, in hopes to add joy and laughter to the community in Guangzhou. Sarah believes that a flexible and teachable spirit is advantageous for growing alongside her students and fellow educators. In addition to providing a nurturing and trusting environment, Sarah seeks to continually engage children’s learning through participation as global citizens, learning creatively in the pursuit of excellence.

Hannah Low

Music Teacher

Hannah joins ISASC as an early years and primary music teacher. She holds a bachelor's degree in Music Performing Arts from the University of Malaya, ABRSM certifications in music theory and piano, and a master's degree from Beijing Normal University. She is passionate about teaching music and piano and has been doing so for several years in Malaysia and China. She believes that music training in the child development years, not only contributes to their fine-tuned auditory skills but helps develop their language and reasoning skills. Her multicultural upbringing makes her lessons creative and interesting, and she likes to bring art and cultural elements into them. She wants to help increase students' coordination and give them a sense of achievement and her biggest joy is seeing the students achieve their full potential.

Vivian Lou

Homeroom Teacher

Vivian joined the Early Years team at ISA Science City as an Early Years Homeroom teacher. She holds a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Studies, specializing in understanding diversity in Early Childhood Education from Walden University (U.S.), as well as a Master’s degree in Media, Culture and Society from University of East Anglia (U.K.). Vivian has lived and studied abroad in the UK for several years. She has been working with children from the ages of two to six years for over 10 years. Vivian’s IBPYP teaching journey began in 2013 and she has worked in three IB world schools with English as the primary language of instruction. As an experienced Early Years educator, Vivian believes in holistic learning for young learners of all abilities, and that teachers are facilitator to inspire, develop and strengthen the interests of the student. As a mother of twins, Vivian understands the challenges that come with parenting, working and developing a multi-cultural perspective. In her pastime, she enjoys completing puzzles and spending time with her family.

Cheryl Xie

Teaching Assistant

Cheryl joined the founding team of ISA Science City as an Early Years Teaching Assistant. She began her career as an Early Childhood Educator in Toronto public primary schools. With many years of experience working with different age groups across Toronto District School Board and early care settings, she brings a wealth of knowledge to the table. Cheryl is passionate about working with older children during this phase of their development when they are more intellectually capable and capable of understanding more abstract concepts. Cheryl is grateful for the opportunity to assist children’s physical, emotional, intellectual, and social development through services.
spiritual advancement, and personal growth. Sue looks forward to learning more and collaborating with the diverse community at ISA Science City.

Coco Li

Teaching Assistant

Coco is an early year teaching assistant at ISA Science City International School. She graduated from Guangzhou University with a BA degree in English. Becoming a teacher has always been her dream job. She has worked at an International School as an early year teaching assistant for three years in Guangzhou before joining ISA Science City International School. She loves children so much that she likes to working with children. While working with children, not only allowed her to resurrect her creativity and bring out her inner child but also an interaction she can take enjoyment and comfort from. She is passionate about interacting, communicating, and building relationship with children. From her work experience, she knows how to help children learn and develop. Play is the pedagogy of early childhood; it is through play that children are able to make sense of their world and develop the skills and dispositions they require throughout their life. Her aim is to find the most appropriate way to support children’s learning and development using a play-based method.

Coyee Lu

Teaching Assistant

Coyee works as a teaching assistant at ISA Science City International School. While pursuing her education in English Major at college, Coyee also taught herself Korean because of her interest in language learning. With the idea of lifelong learning, she never stops learning even after graduation. She has earned Cambridge Teaching Knowledge Test Certificate and has begun her study journey of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Language course at Arizona State University. Coyee is passionate about being at work with students and establishes good rapport with them that enable them to build a sense of confidence and grow as unique individuals. She believes that her positive attitude, enthusiasm, and over three years of working experience in other IB school will make her an excellent helper to inspire students to achieve their full potential.

Lanny Chen

Teaching Assistant

Lanny is a founding member of ISA Science City who joined the team as a Teaching Assistant for Early Years. She has been working in early childhood education since 2013. While working in a Guangxi Province nursery school, she discovered her love for children. Six years ago, Lanny graduated with the National Certificate of Nursery Governess. During the same period, she passed the Test of Proficiency for Korean level 1-2. The first job Lanny had was working in a Korean preschool in Guangzhou for a year. During her time there, Lanny assisted Korean teachers with daily teaching, and she was a crucial link between families and the school. Lanny also worked as a kindergarten assistant at ISA Tianhe. During her time at the school, she assisted the teachers by providing support to Korean students throughout Early Years. She is currently studying Chinese Language and Literature at the Guangdong University of Foreign Studies to improve her knowledge in this field.

Lily Zeng

Music Teaching Assistant

Lily works as a music teaching assistant at ISA Science City International School. She has a Master’s Degree in Music Education from the University of York (UK), and BA in musicology from South China Agricultural University. In 2016, she holds the qualification of music teaching in high school. Lily loves working with children of different ages and helping them to find what they want to do. As a teacher, she believes that the core of teaching is to help students to develop the ability of independent thinking.

Lynn Li

Teaching Assistant

Lynn joins ISA Science City as a Teaching Assistant for Early Years. She graduated from Southern Medical University and got her Bachelor’s Degree in June, 2007. After her graduation, she has experience at working for a local hospital, an international clinic, an international school and a children’s day-care center. She found her passion at spending time with children inside the classroom and seeing them making progress day after day when she worked for the international school over 8 years, so she took the teaching exam and got the kindergarten teacher certification. She also got the baby nursing certification and psychological junior training certification for better involved in the teaching career. She believes every child is unique and worth a gentle treat in the world.

Maggie Pan

Teaching Assistant

Maggie joins the founding team at ISA Science City as an early years teaching assistant. In EY2, she works closely with the homeroom teacher, offering support and assistance as well as engaging with our younger students and introducing them to the IB PYP. Maggie also works with parents to maintain a safe and stimulating learning environment for their child. Maggie earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a master’s in early childhood education from Monash University in Australia. She taught in kindergartens, early care centers, and primary schools in Melbourne as a certified Early Childhood Educator. She is dedicated to providing children with play-based education that is constructed around their interests and needs. Maggie believes that each child has a unique personality, prior learning experience, and preferred learning style. As a Teaching Assistant, she will do her best to support her homeroom teacher in facilitating differentiated learning to help challenge and support children’s learning. She wishes to witness children’s growth and development and to make a positive impact on them as they grow up.

Rachel Zheng

Teaching Assistant

Rachel joined the ISA Science City team as a teaching assistant for early years. She used to work as a homeroom teacher and teaching assistant at a French international kindergarten in Guangzhou. Now she is studying the course of English language teaching to support children’s learning at our school. Meanwhile, she is also exploring courses related to artistic creation, enhancing personal awareness and improving her life state. She loves children and cares about every child’s need for their own development. She is looking forward to work with children.

Thea Tan

Teaching Assistant

Thea joined the ISA Science City team as a teaching assistant for early years. While in this position, she supports the homeroom teacher and serves as a positive role model for four- and five-year-old students. Thea recently graduated from a preschool education programme and is completing her studies to become a preschool international education teacher. In the past, she worked as a Teaching Assistant in an English education institution in Guangzhou and in an international kindergarten in Foshan. She is exploring Korean lessons to support the Korean families at our school.

Primary School

Louise Mcguire

Primary Principal

 

Louise brings more than 30 years’ educational experience to the position of Head of Primary at ISA Science City. She has completed a Master of Education in Leadership and Management, a Bachelor of Education, and a Diploma in Teaching. She has been a Head of Primary in two leading Australian private schools, held executive positions for the Independent Primary School Heads of Australia and been a mentor for aspiring school leaders. Louise is steeped in Inquiry Learning, completed IBPYP workshops, and Reggio Emelia training in Italy, and is strongly focused on academic performance, cocurricular endeavours, and the enhancement of student wellbeing. She believes in a balanced curriculum that focuses on the ‘whole child’, helping each unique child to thrive and reach his or her potential. Louise has been involved in developing programs for international students and travelled abroad on numerous occasions to connect with the parents of students involved. 

Annie Chew

Deputy Primary Principal & PYP Coordinator

Annie is the Deputy Primary Principal and PYP coordinator at ISA Science City International School. She holds a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instructional Design. Her native country is Malaysia and she is fluent in Bahasa Malaysia, English, Mandarin, and several dialects, including Cantonese, Hokkien, Hakka, and some Russian. Annie is a certified International Baccalaureate Educators (IBEN) school consultant, school visiting team leader, and IB PYP workshop leader. She began her IB PYP journey at Kazakhstan International School, Almaty, Kazakhstan, 15 years ago. In 2011, she became a PYP Coordinator at a bilingual international school in Beijing. To date, she has successfully assisted three international schools, including ISASC, in obtaining IB PYP authorizations. 

Alec Riley

Homeroom Teacher

Mr. Alec Riley is a passionate and experienced international educator and leader with over 15 years of experience from the UK, Thailand and China. Alec began his career in education by embarking on a degree in Education Studies from St Mary’s College, part of the University of Surrey, in London. Following his graduation, Alec taught in Bangkok, Thailand for almost nine years in a bilingual learning setting before returning to the United Kingdom to teach in a local primary school. In January of 2018, Alec and his family relocated to Asia once again to live and work in Chengdu, Sichuan province where he taught for three and a half years before joining the team here at ISA Science City. Alec’s teaching philosophy revolves around creating learning experiences which are both enjoyable and relevant for his learners. He believes that children learn best when they are invested in their learning and having fun with it. He also aims to instill in his learners a love of reading and books which he believes is essential in unlocking all other aspects of a child’s education. Alec also enjoys using educational technology to enhance his learner’s education and build technological literacy.

Andrew Davidson

Homeroom Teacher

Andrew graduated from University College, London in 2000 and after working in finance for several years decided to retrain as a teacher, completing his Post Graduate Degree in Education from Middlesex University, London in 2010. He has been a primary years homeroom teacher ever since and has worked at some of London’s most prestigious private schools, including Hampstead Hill School and City of London School for Girls. He started his International Baccalaureate journey five years ago, when he joined the Primary Years team of an IB school in Kunming. Andrew has completed many IB training courses and workshops and strongly believes in the strength of the IB’s holistic approach to education. He joins ISA Science City having been a Grade 3 homeroom teacher at his previous school and also having recently held the position of PY Literacy Coordinator. This is his second year teaching Grade 3 at ISASC. Andrew has a particular passion for promoting reading in the classroom, agreeing with Barack Obama’s words that “Reading is the gateway skill that makes all other learning possible”. In his free time Andrew particularly enjoys travelling to different cities and provinces in China in order to explore and appreciate this hugely diverse and ancient country.

Angelica Lu

Homeroom Teacher

Angelica teaches grade 1 at ISA Science City. She studied in Singapore and achieved her teaching qualification in Beijing after graduating from Jiaotong University in Xi’an. Her passion for teaching and desire to explore new and interesting places led Angelica to pursue a career in international education. She has taught in Asia for over 15 years. During these years, she has taught English as an additional language and served as a homeroom teacher to students from primary to secondary school. Having taught at Korea International School in Seoul for two years, she moved to Thailand to teach at The British International School in Phuket and at Saint Andrews International School in Bangkok for six years. Her next professional experience was at the British International School of Guangzhou followed by four years at ISA Tianhe.

Bonny Brahmi

Homeroom Teacher

Bonny graduated from the University of Johannesburg with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education and a Major in English. She has been a primary teacher for eight years and has taught both public and private schools in China and South Korea. Bonny has previously has experience using the IPC program and is excited to be joining a successful International Baccalaureate school. She also has leadership experience after recently working as the Lower Primary Coordinator for her previous school. Bonny is a strong believer in holistic teaching. She has a true passion for helping young learners progress in all areas of their development. Bonny strives to make her classroom into a nurturing, fun environment where students will feel confident to challenge themselves and learn how to help others. Her lessons are hands-on and student-centred: the children should be leading and facilitating their own learning. Coming from the ‘Rainbow Nation’ of South Africa, Bonny is excited to add to a diverse, forward-thinking campus. A compatriot of hers, Desmond Tutu, inspired Bonny when he said, “Do your little bit of good where you are; its those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.” She hopes that she can inspire her students with the same ethos.

Kyle Wong

Homeroom Teacher

Kyle is a Primary Years Homeroom Teacher at ISA Science City International School, working in Grade 4. This will be his seventh year teaching. Before ISA, he taught in America and China, with his last position teaching at an International school in Wuxi. Kyle graduated from the University of Maryland with a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education. He has collaborated with other educators all across the world continually sharing ideas about teaching and learning and taking his wealth of knowledge to form best teaching practices to meet the academic and social emotional needs of his students. He is passionate about building resilient learning communities based on academic rigor and mutual respect, knowing that learners can always achieve more in a team. He greatly values the importance of stories and how they can connect us all together and inspire us to become better people. He is excited about being a member of the ISA family and cultivate a culture of excellence. He is passionate about self-improvement and encourages all students to set goals to improve.

Melissa Miles

Homeroom Teacher

Melissa (Mel) is thrilled to be joining the team at ISA Science City as a Primary Years Homeroom teacher. Mel was born and raised in Wellington, New Zealand where she obtained a Bachelor of Education with Honours. Her teaching journey over the past seventeen years has taken her to Bahrain, Chengdu, Indonesia and back to New Zealand, teaching all primary levels. Equity, honesty and inclusivity are values Mel strongly believes in and having a sense of belonging is at the core of her teaching philosophy. Mel has an inquiry based approach to teaching whereby she places a strong emphasis on evoking curiosity and encouraging ownership of learning. With a particular passion for literacy, Mel uses quotes, books and picture prompts to inspire and enhance learning concepts. Mel is looking forward to being back in China to catch up with old friends, make new connections, and to get to know new students in a job she loves.

Nicci Muir

Homeroom Teacher

Teaching for over 20 years in New Zealand and China, Nicci has taught in IB schools in Beijing and Guangzhou and brings her knowledge of inquiry learning from New Zealand’s education system. Nicci has worked in a variety of schools and grade levels but enjoys the bustle and energy of the lower primary classes of primary school the most. Some things Nicci loves about teaching are being able to see students develop their curiosity and knowledge for the world they live in, and the feeling of accomplishment seeing students grow in their knowledge, confidence, and skills as global citizens. Nicci is looking forward to joining the ISA Science City community in August.

Spomenka Dakovic

Homeroom Teacher

Spomenka is a founding member of the ISA Science City team, where she teaches homeroom in the primary years. Spomenka holds a Bachelor of Education, a Master of Education in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, and a Master of Education in Leadership and Administration from Australian universities. Her teaching experience includes primary and secondary schools in Australia, Europe, and China, namely Xi’an and Suzhou. As a result of her experience working with students, she has learned the importance of differentiation and inclusion. She sees her role as a facilitator of learning and well-being as creating an environment that values students and facilitates inquiry. Her teaching experience has been diverse, but she is most passionate about the IB Primary Years Program, and has just recently guided her students through the IB PYP Exhibition. ​

Sylvetta Edwards

Homeroom Teacher

Sylvetta is an American-born teacher with more than 15 years of teaching experience. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Education from Cleveland State University. The first nine years of her career were spent teaching English as a Second Language in Maryland, USA. After that, she taught for two years in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Her first international teaching experience was in Chengdu, China, where she spent four years. In August 2021, Sylvetta began her first year at ISA Science City.

William Burnside

Homeroom Teacher

 

William is a Primary Years Homeroom Teacher at ISASC. He has over 15 years of teaching and leadership experience in the United States, Kuwait, and China. In previous posts, William served as an Assistant Director of Studies and Lead Math and Science Teacher. William has been recognized as a teacher of distinction and has received accolades from the Golden Apple Foundation of Illinois and the Haidian District Foreign Talent Office in Beijing. William holds a Master of Science in Management and a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from National-Louis University in his hometown of Chicago, Illinois. Additionally, he holds a Professional Educator License with the Illinois State Board of Education. He is currently engaged in educational leadership studies with Harvard University. As he believes teachers should be life-long learners, William continually seeks professional development opportunities and endeavors to complete additional advanced studies in educational leadership in the near future. William believes students learn best when they are actively engaged and that it is essential to establish an environment where students can reach new heights in their development as learners. In his classes, William encourages students to become internationally-minded citizens of the world.

Alex Lu

Chinese Language Teacher

Alex joins ISA Science City with more than 20 years experience in Chinese language teaching. Alex worked at an international school in Hangzhou, Zhejiang as the head teacher and leader of the language preparation team before joining ISA Science City. Prior to that, she served as a Chinese teacher and HSK examiner at the Royal University of Phnom Penh, George Washington Elementary School and other schools in the United States, Myanmar, and Cambodia as a government-sponsored teacher. She has developed and maintained good relationships with the schools, colleagues, and parents she has worked for in the past. Alex is a teacher who is willing to devote love to the growth of children. She loves every child she teaches and has been loved by students since she began teaching. Among Alex’s qualifications are Chinese, English, bilingual, and cross-cultural coursework. Her undergraduate and master’s degrees are both in Chinese International Education, and she holds the China International Chinese Teacher Qualification Certificate and the Tennessee Chinese Teacher Qualification Certificate. She is also actively involved in the IB teacher training program and has extensive experience teaching and organizing cultural activities at the elementary, middle and university levels.

Aisha Perez

Visual Arts Teacher

Aisha is a Visual Arts Specialist with over 11 years of experience in education. A personal passion of hers is “Total Learning”, an approach to teaching that focuses on the whole child. She believes that each child is capable of expressing their creativity through art in a way that is unique to them. She holds a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership. Her undergraduate degrees include those in Art Education, Studio Art, and Fashion Design & Merchandising. Additionally, she is a certified teacher of ESOL, Gifted and Talented, Special Needs, and Art Therapy. Aisha has a fashion design background and is proud of her accomplishments in the industry, which include working as a fashion consultant for “American Idol” winner Ruben Studdard, competing on television shows including “Project Runway” and having her own clothing line. As an art educator in the United States, Aisha was nominated for a “Teacher of the Year” award by her district and chosen as an exceptional teacher by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. She served as the Head of Specialist Department and Lead Art Teacher at Abu Dhabi schools before becoming the Art Curriculum Coordinator for the PYP and IB programs in China.

Catcher Deng

Chinese Language Teacher

Catcher has taught in international schools for more than eight years. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from Sichuan International Studies University. Likewise, she also earned IB related certificates, a teaching certificate, a Mandarin certificate, a PM reading teaching certificate, an Apple teacher certificate, and a child protection course certificate. She guided students to excel in various competitions including calligraphy, essay writing, and internal class competitions. Moreover, she excels at inquiry-based teaching, participated in the IB International Certification interview sessions, and contributed to developing the school’s Chinese language curriculum framework.

Debika S Chattopadhyay

PSPE Teacher

Debika has over 17 years of experience teaching PE at the PYP and MYP level, coordinating after-school activities, and leading classes. She has coached volleyball, badminton, soccer, kickball, cross country, and cricket in different international schools and assisted teams to win championships. Debika is also a certified ACC level-I cricket coach with Cricket Australia. Her master’s degree in Health & Physical Education was earned from one of India’s most prestigious schools of physical education (LNUPE). Currently she is pursuing her international teaching license from the USA. Throughout her life, she has always wanted to associate healthy living with fun and physical activities. Debika has developed her passion for PE through working with children and teaching them lifelong sport skills.

Ivana Lacmanovic

EAL Teacher

After recently serving as an English Teacher at the Affiliated Foreign Language School of South China Normal University, Ivana joins ISA Science City. Ivana completed her Master’s degree from the Faculty of Organizational Sciences in Belgrade, Serbia, and her Bachelor’s degree from Montana Tech University of Montana, USA. She has three years of experience teaching English Language in Primary Education in China. She began her teaching career at university, helping colleagues improve their English language skills which led to her developing a love for the language and teaching. She believes each student should feel comfortable and confident in their learning environment and that educational strategies should be used in and out of the classroom to foster both global understanding and a sense of cultural identity for each individual student.

Ivan Dragic

PSPE Teacher

Ivan joined ISA Science City as a PSPE teacher. A graduate of the Faculty of Sport and Physical Education in Belgrade, Serbia, he specialized in strength and conditioning. He taught Physical Education at the Affiliated Foreign Language School of South China Normal University for the last 3 years. In addition to promoting the importance of decision making and goal setting as life skills, he will educate students on the importance of maintaining a healthy body and mind through positive behavior. He believes in equipping kids with practical, lifelong health skills, which cross over subject matter to develop character. His philosophy of education is that every child is unique and needs an educational environment where they can grow physically, socially, mentally, and emotionally. He strives to create an environment in which students can reach their full potential.

Rebecca Devaraj

ELA Teacher

Rebecca is a Primary ELA teacher at ISA Science City International School. She graduated Cum Laude with a PGCE from Two Oceans Graduate Institute and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of KwaZulu-Natal with majors in Economics and Business Management. She has 4 years’ Primary School teaching experience and has taught both in China and Thailand. Rebecca challenges learners to move from lower to higher order thinking, by encouraging curiosity and creating opportunities for creative problem solving. She believes in bringing out the talent in every learner by building their confidence through inclusive learning. Born and raised in the multi-cultural city of Durban in South Africa, Rebecca embraces diversity and uses her background to instill global mindedness in her learners. Her life motto, in the words of Mahatma Ghandi, is to be the change you want to see in the world.

Sue Zhang

Chinese Language Teacher

Sue Zhang has experience in teaching IB curriculum and CNC (Chinese Nation Curriculum).Now she work as a Chinese teacher in ISA. She volunteered to work as a Chinese teacher in Cambodia during the internship. And selected by China National Office for Teaching Chinese of Foreign Language, she taught Chinese in Thailand. She has a Bachelor’s degree from Beijing Institute of Technology, Zhuhai university and she is working on her Master’s degree at People’s University. Sue Zhang believes that a positive approach towards learning is important. She focus on creating the most engaging environment where students “learning through playing”. She loves to inquiry into language learning with students.

Wincy Li

Chinese Language Teacher

Wincy teaches Chinese at ISA Science City International School. Her teaching career began in Singapore. After that, she worked as a Chinese teacher and Chinese subject level representative in Thailand for three years. In addition to her BA in Chinese Language and Literature and MA in Chinese teaching, she received her National Qualification Certificate for Primary Chinese Teacher and Certificate for Teachers of Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages. She is passionate about learning new teaching methods and pedagogies, including using ICT-assisted Chinese teaching to engage students in class. Wincy places emphasis on inquiry, exploration, and critical thinking when teaching. She encourages students to embrace challenges, persevere, develop their potential, adopt a growth-mindset, and become lifelong learners. Moreover, she recognizes that teachers are not only "guides" to the learning process of a student, but also "promoters" and "supporters", forming a "teacher-student community", thereby fostering a mutually inclusive atmosphere.

Ada Li

Teaching Assistant

Ada serves as a teaching assistant at ISA Science City International School, where she works with primary students. Before joining ISA Science City, she had worked as a teaching assistant in a different international school for more than 7 years. Ada has obtained the Cambridge Teaching Knowledge Test Certificate, Chinese and English bilingual teaching certificates, and has always been passionate about teaching languages and cultures. Her experience includes both working in American and British schools. Because of these rich experiences, she became familiar with the education system and teaching methods in international schools. Ada enjoys working in education, and she believes that teachers can make a profound difference in students’ lives, and she has always served as a role model for students. Ada believes that both teachers and students should become life-long learners to become well-rounded global citizens so that we can explore and experience this world.

Aimee Huang

Teaching Assistant

Aimee is a teaching assistant at ISA Science City International School, working in Grade 2. She graduated from Shaoguan University with a BA degree in Education. During her college years, she immersed herself in the education sector in various roles; a voluntary teacher, teaching assistant, and tutor. She has worked in the education industry for more than two years, mainly teaching Early and Primary Years students English. Aimee is passionate about teaching. She feels a sense of fulfillment with working in education. She enjoys spending time with students, seeing them progress and enjoys sharing moments of surprise with them. Every child is unique; each has talent. At ISA Science City, Aimee is excited about discovering and nurturing students’ talents. Aimee believes life-long learning is essential to happiness. She models this in her own life.

Ana Fan

Teaching Assistant

Ana Fan is a Primary Years Teaching Assistant at ISA Science City International School. Holding qualifications in English Education and Preschool Education, she has held a number of different teaching roles within the classroom over the last 7 years, which has given her a unique perspective on classroom leadership and the growth development of all her students. Ana believes in reconciling the fine balance between individual student responsibility and the stable mentorship provided by the teaching assistant. She believes tending to the student’s emotional and social development, whilst being attentive to the learning objectives set forth by the foreign teacher is the key to establishing a fluid classroom dynamic, whereby all students and faculty can function happily and productively. Ana has interests in the arts, film and music and enjoys building real personal relationships with the students, so that they feel safe enough to express themselves wholeheartedly through whatever medium they may be exploring at that moment.

Echo Wen

EAL Teaching Assistant

Echo works as a teaching assistant at ISA Science City International School. After working as a teaching assistant in another international school in Guangzhou for four years, Echo graduated from Guangdong Teachers College of Foreign Languages and Arts with a major in English Education. Working with students is one of her favorite things; she is enthusiastic about education and enthusiastic about learning new things. Compared to the traditional Chinese education, she is most impressed by the unique methods and practices of the international school. She has previously held administrative positions within schools. She loves working with people from different parts of the world and loves learning about and understanding different cultures. She considers education to be an oAccording to Lets Bales, who was a German philosopher, “Education is like a tree shaking another tree, a cloud pushing another cloud, and a soul calling another soul”.ng another soul”.Providing lifelong learning opportunities for students is one of her top priorities..

Erin Zhai

Teaching Assistant

Erin is an energetic, caring and responsible Teaching Assistant. After graduating from college, she chose to pursue her passion in education. For the past three years, Erin has devoted herself to English teaching, mainly teaching Early and Primary Years students English, and providing tutoring services for Korean students who study in international schools. Her teaching philosophy is to let children be more confident and happier in learning English. Erin is also a “child” and she enjoys getting along with children and often becomes their good friend. Erin believes that teachers have a subtle influence on students. A good teacher should be able to understand children, be a positive role model for them, and grow with them. Erin is ready to take on new challenges at ISA Science City, and she is on her way to become an excellent teacher and providing better education for children.

Gaby He

Teaching Assistant

Graduating from Guangdong University of Foreign Studies with a bachelor’s degree in law, Gaby started her career in an English training center followed by nine years working closely with the academic team at The British School of Guangzhou, exploring across all the phases from Early Years, Primary to Secondary, witnessing the most thrilling life stages of many children growing from an ankle biter to an energetic teenager. This fantastic journey inspires her how education shapes a life formatively and she is eager to stay involved and be more contributive to the shaping process form as many children as possible with her ongoing passion.

Harper Li

Teaching Assistant

Harper is a teaching assistant at ISA Science City International School, working in Grade 3. She acquired a Master’s degree at the University Of York in the UK, with a major in TESOL (Teaching English to the speaker of other language). Her educational and overseas study has provided academic support for her career. Harper prioritises relationships; students, families and colleagues. She is passionate about working in the education sector and is committed to international curriculum development. Harper has previously worked as an English teacher for K12 students and was nominated as “Star Teacher of the Year” during the annual regional teaching quality assessment in Guangzhou from the educational institution. Moreover, she has provided peer-evaluation and been appointed by the academic manager as the in-center coordinator for some activities. Harper is enthusiastically cooperates with the homeroom teacher and gives children the best educational experiences possible. Harper is committed to helping students face challenges in our multi-cultural learning environment and enjoys helping students become critical international learners.

Ivik Li

PE Teaching Assistant

Ivik has multiple years of experience working as a translator & assistant coach with an education background in English from the Guangdong University of Technology. He taught different age groups from pupils to high school students from his previous experience. Students feel relaxed in his class because he is approachable to them. He works well with students of different ages from different cultures and backgrounds. He often asks for students’ feedback about his class as well as his educational approach, so he can better his work to fulfill the student-centered commitment. Besides teaching students about sportsmanship, teamwork, and sports safety, he will also lead by example through his behaviors and attitude in his everyday teaching to share the positive values and energy with students. In ISA Science City School, his commitment to perfecting education for our students will forever be the work forward.

Ivy Luo

Teaching Assistant

Ivy is a primary school teaching assistant at ISA Science City International School.
She has got the National Teacher Certificate and Business English Certificate.
During her college years, she joined volunteer activities inside and outside the campus and was responsible for volunteer association. The public welfare projects that she and her team planned and organized for children and community gained funding from government. Those valuable experiences offered her opportunities to get along with different kinds of kids. She is awarded the title of three-star Volunteer of Guangdong Province. She has been an English teacher for more than three years, mainly teaching kids from three to twelve years old. She enjoys the time being with kids, and is keen on observing the subtle changes in their growths. Ivy always shows her enthusiasm, respect, patience and curiosity to the kids. In her spare time, she spends time reading books about educational psychology, applying the theoretical knowledge to her actual teaching. She believes that teaching and learning always go hand in hand and is ready to start her new journey of teaching and learning in ISA.

Jocelyn Zheng

Teaching Assistant

Jocelyn joined ISA Science City as a teaching assistant in primary. Previously she was at the same position in another International school in Guangzhou. She has been working with different age groups of students for both International education and traditional Chinese education. Jocelyn is devoted to 1 to 1 teaching and small group teaching, having received positive feedback from the homeroom teachers and parents. With a certificate of TEM-8 and her in-depth teaching experience, Jocelyn can manage to help the students make progress in both behaviors and learning according to their personalities and academic levels.

Joe Liang

ELA Teaching Assistant

Joe is ISA Science City’s ELA assistant. He holds a BA in English, a TEM band-8 certificate in English, and national teaching certificates in high school and primary school English. Before he came to ISASC, he worked at an IB school for more than three years and a well-known English academy for one year, in which he earned a good understanding of how to support students, teachers, and lessons. The precious experience also encourages him to choose the path of English teaching. As a lifelong learner, he never stops seeking opportunities to improve himself: he is currently taking an online course for TESOL. He believes that every student has potential and can achieve success through goal setting and proper guidance. He is passionate about encouraging students to find joy in reading, from which they can improve language ability, learn new things and take in new ideas. Joe also serves as a boarding staff, providing pastoral care for boarding students.

Karen Li

World Languages Teaching Assistant

Karen is a teaching assistant at ISA Science City International School, working in the World Languages team. She holds a BA in Elementary Education and Language Acquisition. Her experience includes language training and teaching English as an Additional Language for both Government and International Schools. Karen is an educator who believes in the importance of instilling a strong growth mindset in students in order to empower them to take charge of their own learning. She is also passionate about reading and libraries, as demonstrated by her love of reading. Karen specializes in the acquisition of reading comprehension skills. As well as understanding the challenges of diverse classroom learning environments, Karen is committed to improving her students’ academic abilities as well as empowering them to be confident and authentic learners in both academics and everyday life at school. Karen is a firm believer in the power of education and its ability to open doors for people of all ages.

Lynn Lin

Teaching Assistant

Lynn is a primary school teaching assistant at ISA Science City International School, working in Grade 2. She graduated from Zhongkai University with a BA degree in English. She passed English major level eight and Business English Certificate. Lynn likes working with students, not only because they are always hunger for knowledge, but also through Inquiry, they can embark on a journey into the unknown. Her previous experience has been in a study abroad consulting company where she learned about the uniqueness of each student. She has also worked in Gymboree as an instructor for Early Years education. Working with younger kids was challenging. However, the eagerness of being not just a teacher but an educator motivated her to study further. She enjoyed learning about child development, how to engage meaningfully with parents and their children and creatively planning class programmes. Here at ISA Science City, she is ready to embark on the journey of inquiry with the students.

Nancy Qin

Teaching Assistant

Nancy works as a teaching assistant at ISA Science City International School. She teaches Grade 4. In 2011, she graduated with a BA degree in Management from Guangdong University of Foreign Studies. When she was young, she wanted to be a teacher because she loved teaching. After graduation, she became an English Teacher in WSE and EF. Sharing is something she enjoys and she thinks sharing brings people closer together. She is excited to see all of the students in ISA succeed.

Shadow Guo

Teaching Assistant

Shadow is a teaching assistant at ISA Science City International School, working in Grade 5. She assists the Homeroom Teacher in 5B. Before joining ISA Science City, she attained a BA of English at Hunan International Economic University. Shadow has spent time working at Changsha where she supported students in their studies. She believes that love and warmth are important in order to bond with children so that they can experience the joy of learning. Shadow treats her students with the same respect as her family and hopes they can feel at home in ISA Science City. “Life is happy, study is happy, too.” This is the most important thing that she wants the students to learn. In her free time, Shadow enjoys writing and dancing. She looks forward to be given the opportunity to spread Chinese culture to the world. Shadow is proud of her handwriting and calligraphy abilities, a skill she has developed since she was a child and has improved through years of practice and determination. Shadow sees dancing as a way for her to connect with the world. She has learnt Ballet, Latin, Modern, and even Yoga, all of which helped her understand different ways of thinking and understanding the world around her. Shadow is proud to be part of ISA Science City, collaborative working to build a positive environment and looks forward to supporting its growth. She looks forward to seeing students that graduate from ISA Science City becoming global citizens.

Wing Lin

Teaching Assistant

Wing has 4 years of experience teaching multiple grade levels in different subjects at an international school. Through this, she has been able to gain valuable experience working with diverse student groups. She holds a certification in Preschool Education and a Montessori Certificate. As a result, Wing has developed and implemented engaging lesson plans that meet the unique needs of all students; utilizing a hands-on approach to learning, and enabling students to reach their full potential. Wing’s greatest strengths as an educator are her ability to engage students through technology and real-life applications, as well as her ability to differentiate her lessons to meet the unique needs of each student. Wing believes her lifelong passion for education, coupled with her dedication and strong work ethic, will make her a successful educator at ISA International Science City. She is passionate about everything she does. Whenever possible, she puts herself in the shoes of the students, and tries to understand their viewpoints and concerns.

Secondary School

Peter Lasscock

Deputy Head of School & Secondary Principal

Peter attained his Bachelor degree at University of South Australia majoring in education, technology, and industrial arts. With more than 30 years in the education sector and 14 years in international education management, he has served at leadership level including Acting Principal and Deputy Head of School in several secondary schools in Australia. He is currently the Deputy Head of School in Discovery College of the English Schools Foundation in Hong Kong, a full IB school. He also has teaching and management experiences at famous international schools in Australia, China, New Zealand, Singapore, Thailand, Kuwait and the UK. Peter was engaged in the founding of the Discovery College. In the past 14 years there, he was involved in oversight of synchronized authorization visits for the PYP, MYP, DP and CP programs, Council of International Schools, as well as Western Association of Schools and Colleges accreditation. He has extensive experiences in pedagogy planning and school management. He is especially well-versed in computer and digital learning. With his remarkable contributions in education development, Mr. Lasscock has received awards in eLearning and innovative education practice from the Department of Education in Australia (Victoria).

Joseph Hamkari

Deputy Principal of Secondary & MYP Coordinator 

 

Joseph is the Deputy Principal of Secondary and MYP Coordinator at ISASC. He has been an educator all over the world for over 35 years and in that time has been a teacher of Biology and Science, Science department faculty chair and Head of Department, Curriculum Coordinator, Diploma Coordinator, MYP Coordinator, IGCSE Coordinator and Secondary Principal. He is focused on students learning and facilitating the best teaching possible. He believes in the power of the students and teachers voices and choices and enabling all students to be skilled and skilful learners. The IB with its focus on students and skills fits very well into his aims. He has worked with teachers from many schools and parts of the world both in schools he has worked in and others as a workshop leader for both MYP and DP and has developed a number of teacher courses for the IB and other organisations as well as being a senior examiner in Biology for IAs, Scripts and Extended Essays. As a lifelong learner Joe has recently completed an MEd and is moving back to China from Weimar in Germany where he was the Upper School Principal.

Luke Walker

SY Deputy Principal – Pastoral & Academic Advisor

Luke has worked in China for 5 year’s and has been teaching for 12. After graduating from Exeter University in the UK with a degree in sports science, he then trained in the UK to become a PE teacher. He started his educational career in South London and after 4 years moved into a management role in Sao Paulo, Brazil. He arrived in China in 2017 to continue in his previous role as a Director of Sport close by in Shenzhen, where his classes received the best IGCSE and A-level results in China for 3 years running. Luke is currently studying to complete his MA in educational leadership and believes that we should all try to be curious thinkers with a growth mindset, able to adapt to the world around us.

Alvin Chen

Chinese Language Teacher

A Chinese native, Alvin was born in the northeast of the country. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Pedagogy and is fluent in Mandarin, Thai, and English. Alvin has been teaching Chinese for 7 years, 3 of them in Thailand. He was recognized by the Han Ban and Confucius Institutes as being an excellent Chinese teacher and a member of an excellent management team. For the past four years, he has been teaching IB Chinese Language and Literature in Guangzhou. Alvin has participated in IB workshops and conferences on Chinese teaching and learning to constantly improve his skills.

Andrew Macdonald

University Guidance Counsellor

Andrew is the University Guidance Counsellor and IBDP Language and Literature teacher and a member of the boarding House team at ISASC. He has been an educator all over the world for 30 years. In that time, he has been a teacher of English Language and Literature for IGCSE, IBDP & A Level, Senior Resident House Tutor, Director of Guidance, Head of University Guidance and Associate Vice Principal for Higher Education and Careers Counseling. In sport, Andrew has extensive experience teaching and coaching cricket and rugby. In the past, he has also worked as a Boarding House Resident House Tutor in a number of schools, helping school boarders to gain a high level of academic guidance. In addition to his career in education,  Andrew received an officer commission in the Royal Air Force as a Flight Lieutenant and ran two large RAF Cadet Sections in the UK, at Lancaster Royal Grammar School and St Columba’s College in St Albans, an independent day school for boys. Andrew looks forward to collaborating with Faculty and supporting our diversely talented student body.

Arshad Hussain

Science Teacher

ISA Science City welcomed Arshad as an IBDP (Physical Sciences) Teacher in 2021. His academic and professional qualifications were earned at world-renowned universities like the University of Toronto, the University of California, and Harvard University. Over the past 27 years, he has taught a wide range of courses such as IB, A-levels, and AP in several foreign schools in China such as Nanjing Foreign Language School, BASIS International Shenzhen, Beijing Royal School, among others. Arshad encourages his students to engage in scientific practices, including asking questions, gathering and analyzing data, and presenting arguments. Through practical applications, he brings abstract concepts of the physical sciences to life. Arshad believes that students look up to teachers and may model their own behavior and work ethic after the teachers. Due to this driving force, Arshad is completing his Master in STEM degree at California University of Pennsylvania.

Dani Marais

Drama Teacher

Dani is the founding Arts Coordinator for ISA Science City. She is also a drama and English teacher. The South African native has a Bachelor’s degree in Drama and English from Rhodes University. She completed her teaching degree at the University of Nottingham.She has worked for the South African Schools Festivals of English, Drama, and the Arts since graduating from university, as well as an acting skills lab for disadvantaged communities. Additionally, she collaborated with a number of community organizations and organized events such as WordFest: a celebration of books and the Centre for Social Development’s first annual conference. During her free time, she created a number of shows which premiered at the Grahamstown National Festival, one of which toured South Africa and ended at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland, UK. She hopes to help build – a programme that will stimulate talent and create community through a wide-range of art programmes for students of all abilities and interests.

David Phillips

PE Teacher

David holds a Bachelor’s degree (B.Sc Hons) in Sports Science, a PGCE in Physical Education and his NPQSL Senior Leadership qualification from the UK as well as his Masters (M.S.Ed) in Educational Technology from the US. He has been a PE Teacher for 27 years of which 23 of these have been in International Schools in countries ranging from UK, China, Italy, Qatar, Vietnam, Malaysia and Saudi Arabia. He has taught a range of national and international curriculums including the British National Curriculum and IGCSE, IB MYP and IB DP, the Cambridge International Curriculum and IPC and IMYC. David believes in a philosophy of “The Joy of Sport for All”; where we can inspire the best from our students, irrespective of their skill or experience and that we can develop students that have a lifelong passion for physical activity. David has held the positions of Director of Sport, Head of PE, ECA Coordinator and CAS Coordinator in leading international schools. David competed in Field Hockey to County level, played Football and Swimming to club standard and holds national coaching qualifications in a wide variety of sports.

Deepak Tyagi

Design & Math Teacher

Deepak has been working in international schools for almost 18 years. Prior to joining ISA Science City, he worked for Vanke Meisha Academy Shenzhen as MYP Design Technology and Computer Science teacher with additional Role of STEAM Department Chair and IB DP coordinator. Before moving to South China, he worked with Beijing No4 High School, Beijing BISS International School and Beijing Daystar Academy. His areas of expertise include setting up STEAM spaces, Robotics (FRC & DJI), and Programming modules for Middle school and High school. Deepak holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science, M.Ed. from University of People USA and an Advance diploma in Software Engineering from APTECH USA. He is fluent in mandarin and enjoys his life in China.

Dominique Trag

Science Teacher

 

After High School Mr. Trag completed the Scientific CPGE (Classes Préparatoires aux Grandes Ecoles), a French two-year very intensive program in Mathematics and Physics. The Scientific CPGE is considered one of the most challenging courses in the world. Mr. Trag then received a Bachelor of Science with honors in Physics from the University of Louis Pasteur in France. After one year of postgraduate studies in Physics, Mr. Trag moved to the US to pursue a different line of studies. In 2009 Mr. Trag received a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) in Secondary Mathematics from the University of Exeter in the UK, which offered the second best PGCE in Secondary Mathematics program in the UK after Cambridge. For the last 14 years Mr. Trag has been a very successful teacher, teaching Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry at senior and university levels. He has taught in the US, England, Thailand, Kazakhstan, Vietnam and China. During his career Mr. Trag also worked as an IB DP Coordinator and as the Head of a Mathematics department. Mr. Trag stresses to students the importance of personal responsibility, integrity and effort and he praises effort more than achievement. Chess, non-fiction readings and good movies are his favorite pastimes.

Ellen Wang

ELA Teacher

Ellen holds a master’s degree in English Language and Literature from Shanghai International Studies University. Born and raised in northern China Shandong Province, she is blessed with a cultural heritage of Chen and Yang Style Tachi. She used to work in a US College Board Dual Immersion program in Arizona, teaching Chinese, Math and Science in primary. During her 5 years of involvement in IBMYP Program, She has served as an EAL teacher, subject head and assistant MYPC. Ellen is a dedicated and passionate IB educator aiming to help her students to achieve their goals.

Emrys Ma

Chinese Language Teacher

Emrys Ma has been working in the education field since graduating, and has taught Chinese as a foreign language abroad for one year and worked in international schools for nearly four years. With a comprehensive understanding of international education, he is familiar with many advanced teaching methods and concepts, such as project-based learning, universal design for learning, and TPRS. Having worked in international schools, he has developed a thorough understanding of the characteristics of students of all ages, and he makes students his center of attention in his teaching, adapting his methods to meet the needs of the individual student. With his solid professional qualifications, he creates a learning environment that is conducive to student exploration and learning, and he can help students better understand Chinese culture and language. In addition, he maintains a lifelong learning attitude. Throughout his career, he has participated in IB trainings and other related trainings, continually improving his teaching skills.

Humera Jozi

Math Teacher

Dr. Jozi has been teaching science and math for over 13 years at different international schools across China and Canada. She holds a Ph.D. degree in Processing Engineering. From her work during university to when she first started teaching, Dr.Jozi has experienced the true breadth of education by teaching students of all ages. The ISA values of one team, one dream, are very important to her and she values creating an environment that offers her students and colleagues alike opportunities for exchange of diverse perspectives in an atmosphere of compassion and respect. As a compassionate and caring educator, Dr. Jozi aspires for all students to be successful learners and strives to create an environment that stimulates, encourages, and adapts to the different needs of every student. As the mother of two adult children, she appreciates and understands the challenges faced by students. She is passionate about experiential learning and is experienced with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

Jaemin Chung

Korean Teacher

Jaemin’s favorite quote is "The greatest virtue is like water" by Lao Tzu, which reminds him of being respectful of the community he connects with; students, parents, neighbors, and colleagues from different cultures and beliefs. He enjoys building close relationships with his colleagues and students while playing sports such as swimming and badminton. Jaemin has taught Korean Language and Literature in public and international schools in Korea, Vietnam, and China for more than ten years. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Korean Education from Seoul National University and was qualified as a middle and high school teacher by the Korean Ministry of Education. Jaemin is keen to engage with his students by building on student-led lessons through various discussions and activities.

Jeffery Marincak

English teacher

Bachelor’s Degree with a major in linguistics and a minor in Chinese (HSK 6); certified Canadian MCIS Chinese-English translator. Taught English, EAL, Literature, A Level, IGCSE, IBMYP, IBDP, IELTS, TOEFL, in the north and south of China since 2012. Previously UWC Changshu China’s TOK knowledge and language advisor and a minister of propaganda; chief editor for Nanjing Times College. My background in psycholinguistics, neurolinguistics, translation, English, and Chinese, enables precise and comprehensive insight of student need. I am currently studying for a multi-course PreK-12 School Management and Leadership certificate program (CSML) from Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) and Harvard Business School (HBS)

Jonas Bohne

Individual and Societies Teacher

Jonas is originally from Germany but considers himself a world citizen as he has lived in Canada, Uganda, the UK and China for many years. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Development Studies and Cultural Anthropology from Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Canada and a Master of Arts in International Planning and Sustainable Development from the University of Westminster in London, UK. Right now he is completing a Master of Arts in Education. He has been in the education sector for over 6 years with experience in international schools in Uganda and Guangzhou. His special interests are Geography and History which led him to obtain a Category 1 certificate of IB MYP INS. His motto is: “Never stop learning”. He believes in a classroom with a positive atmosphere where students are engaged and excited and the teacher learns from students as much as the other way around. Apart from teaching he enjoys traveling, photography, hiking, cycling and cooking which he hopes to teach in CCAs in the future.

Juan Jose Zuniga Soto

Visual Arts Teacher

Juan is a Costa Rican designer and artist living in China for 8 years. He is passionate about creativity and aesthetics. He has taught art, coached students, and managed a team of 3 to 17-year-olds for 4 years. Juan holds a Postgraduate Degree in Graphic Design and Artistic Education from the Hispano-American University. He has worked on a wide range of projects, including art, fashion, and design, on five continents. It is his vision to create an environment where self-expression and individuality are encouraged without boundaries or restrictions, resulting in a deep appreciation of details and anything that reflects a person’s personality. His work has been featured in both lifestyle and art magazines and he has collaborated on unique pieces and projects for many brands, including Coca Cola, Bank of America, and Vogue Magazine. In addition to teaching and coaching, Juan is also a mentor.

Kyle Riebeck

Science Teacher

Kyle earned his Bachelor of Science in Education degree in 2020 from the University of Michigan, with majors in biology, chemistry, and history. His studies focused on the MYP and DP Programmes, and he taught at Huron High School in the United States after completing his teacher training. Upon finishing his degree, Kyle worked at ISF Academy, one of the top IB schools in Hong Kong, as a Science and Mathematics Teaching Fellow, where he focused on improving the school’s MYP program. Kyle is an innovative young teacher who infuses his classroom with fresh perspectives on learning and teaching.

Kyoung Ae Kim

Korean Teacher

Kim hails from South Korea. She began teaching Korean in 1999. As a Korean public-school teacher, she passed the National Public Teacher Recruitment Examination in 1999. She received the First Grade Certificate in Korean Language teaching in 2003. For the last four years, she taught Korean at ISA Tianhe. Kim teaches Korean as a mother tongue and supports the Korean community. During her career, she has helped Korean students who wish to return to Korea to study to gain entrance into top Koran universities.

Mandy Xiao

ELA Teacher

Mandy received her master’s degree in Foreign Language Education from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey with Chinese and ESL certificates. She has worked as a Chinese teacher and co-advisor at Montclair Kimberley Academy in NJ, the United States for more than four years, where she instructed her students in participating and earning the second and the third prizes in the Chinese Bridge Speech Contest for American Students held by Han Ban and Confucius Institute. Before joining ISA Science City, Mandy taught high school English at Guangzhou New Oriental School and was recognized as the “Most Welcomed Teacher”in the English department. In addition to her passion for teaching languages, Mandy has extensive experience teaching students with diverse ethnicities and backgrounds and applying educational technology to teaching. She believes in teaching in accordance with students’ aptitude and helps each of them to achieve their fullest potential to learn.

Matthew Cedeno

ELA Teacher

Matthew earned a bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from the University of Florida, USA, specializing in linguistics. Having taught in both humanities and English subject areas for eight years, he has extensive experience in the field. His teaching career began in his home state of Florida, where he worked for the public school system until he finished his training and moved abroad. He has taught English in Spain, the United Arab Emirates, and China. He holds several IB Diploma Programme and Middle Years Programme certificates. He has been teaching International Baccalaureate courses for four years.

Matthew Liu

Mathematics Teacher

Matthew holds a master’s degree in International Education specialising in International Baccalaureate from the University of Melbourne and a bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from the Nanyang Technological University of Singapore. He also holds a postgraduate certificate in Education (Mathematics) from the prestigious National Institute of Education of Singapore. He has taught Mathematics at all levels in various educational institutions in Singapore, Thailand and China (Beijing). He has conducted workshops in Singapore Math and Science for parents and teachers during his teaching career in Beijing and Thailand. Matthew is an experienced, passionate and dedicated educator, with a heart for his students. He believes in encouraging students to adopt a growth mindset, a continuous reflective nature and be resilient when facing challenges in learning or in life. During his more than 20 years of learning and teaching with students, he has served as a Vice-Principal, various Head of Department positions, Mathematics teacher as well as an Examination coordinator and a Co-Curricular Activities coordinator.

Marcela Villa

Visual Arts Teacher

Marcela is originally from Cali, Colombia, where she studied Fine Arts and began her career as an artist and an art educator. While living in the United Kingdom, she gained a qualification as an art teacher and together with her husband began raising a family. Her husband and she have worked in different countries in Asia and Europe for the last 13 years. She previously worked in Xian in 2015. In addition to working in different countries, she has taught A-Levels, GCSE, IGCSE, MYP, and DP Visual Arts in the UK, Kazakhstan, Qatar, China, Japan, and Germany. Marcela believes that art enables students to develop skills that can be transferred to other subjects such as critical thinking, analytical skills, and communication skills, in addition to developing values so that they can understand empathy, be principled, and be flexible. Skills and values like these are crucial for a better future.

Michael Allen

Music Teacher

Michael is the founding secondary music teacher at ISA Science City. He hails from Chicago, USA, and has worked as a music educator in several countries including the U.S., Haiti, the Philippines, and China. Michael holds a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin, USA. He is a professional cellist and an active chamber musician. As a cellist, Michael’s path led to Orchestral Conducting and Strings Instrument Education. Hefei was Michael’s first China education experience and Shanghai was his last. He has had the honor of working with musicians such as Lyle Lovett, Antonio Brico, Claudio Abbado and Harvey Shapiro.

Michael Collins

Mathematics Teacher

Michael studied Economics, Business, and Accounting at Brunel University in the United Kingdom after attending Dover Grammar School for Boys. Michael worked for 10 years in London and the Middle East in sales and customer relations, with a focus on the banking and finance industry. He was a member of the founding team for two firms in the Middle East. In 2008, he decided to rethink his career path and retrained as a Mathematics teacher in 2012. He worked in both private and state schools in the United Kingdom for five years. Michael’s second teaching job included responsibilities both as a mathematics teacher and as a boarding and housemaster, as well as coaching various sports. It was here that he developed a keen understanding of the advantages of a holistic approach to education. Michael left the UK in 2018 to begin his first overseas teaching position at the Bali Island School where he taught IB Mathematics.

Moony Feng

Chinese Language Teacher

Moony earned her Bachelor’s Degree at Beijing Normal University, and she completed her Master’s Degree at City University of Hong Kong. Moony taught in universities for four years before starting her career in international education. In 2016, the Chinese government sent her to Sydney, Australia, as an expatriate teacher. For two years, Moony taught Chinese in a local government high school in Sydney. She returned to China in 2018. Since then, she has worked at three different international schools in Guangzhou and Shenzhen. Now Moony teaches Chinese language and literature at ISASC’s Secondary School, as well as Chinese language acquisition. Besides Mandarin and Cantonese, she is also fluent in English.

Neera Tyagi

Mathematics Teacher

Neera has been working in China with international schools for the last 18 years. She is from India, and she earned her Postgraduate Certificate Education (International) (PGCEi) from University of Nottingham, UK, in 2017. During her years of teaching career, she has taught Mathematics, worked as IB Mathematics examiner and the Grade Level Leader. Over the past 18 years, she has taught a wide range of courses such as MYP, IB DP, A-levels, and AP in several internationalschools in China including Beijing Huijia (IB) private school, Renda Fu Zhong-Beijing (The High school affiliated to Renmin University of China), and Vanke Meisha Bilingual School (Shenzhen). She thoroughly enjoys working with children and encourages creative expression. She can speak Chinese for daily routines and enjoys exploring local culture.

Randall Li

Associate Science Teacher

Randall graduated with a Master of Science in Chemical engineering. Before graduating, he began volunteering at a village school during vacation, following in his family member’s footsteps and trying to become a teacher. In the following years, he gained well experience in practical science operation and document authoring by working as a process control engineer in a refined sugar manufacturing plant and drug international registration in a biological company. He taught science courses to children of local Chinese families while studying for a master's degree at the University of Birmingham in the UK. He now looks forward to the challenge of working in an exciting international school. Randall enjoys all aspects of science, he believes that education is holistic and multifaceted, nurturing within students a flair for innovation, the courage to persevere, and the competence to excel for themselves. His educational philosophy is centred around the needs of the students, always giving them opportunities to grow regardless of their starting point, and the belief that everyone can be guided to become the person they want to be.

Rimma Fatkhutdinova

ELA Teacher

 

Rimma is a ELA Teacher and a founding member. Having spent most of her life teaching, she has a great passion for the profession. Her view of students is that they are individuals with unique personalities and learning styles. Those values, along with patience and integrity in the classroom, continue to guide her today. She has taught in various countries and institutions since 1996. She holds a Bachelor ’s and Master ’s degree in education and is pursuing a second master’s degree in education (TESOL) at the University of North Dakota, USA. Born in Russia, she taught in Turkey before moving to China with her family. She has taught kindergarten and primary classes at an IB school. Her experiences have enabled her to learn Turkish and Mandarin, which she now speaks along with English, Russian, and Tatar. She has two children aged 10 and 16. Rimma is constantly inspired by her students’ positive energy, and she looks forward to watching them grow academically and personally.

Rosario Missanelli

Music Teacher

 

Rosario is originally from Italy, he holds a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) from Trinity College Dublin (Ireland), a First Class Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance (honours) from the Conservatoire of Music “L. D’Annunzio” Pescara (Italy), a Master Degree equivalent recognized by the Ministry of Education in Beijing. Rosario holds Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) in three countries: the UK, Ireland, and Italy. Before joining AIS Science City International School Rosario taught in Ireland, in the UK and in China where he also worked as Head of Performing Arts. He has more than 16 years of teaching experience and he has organized a range of music events and activities including orchestras, brass bands, pop and rock bands, school choirs, and musicals. Prior to moving into education roles, Rosario worked as a professional trumpet player at the San Carlo’s Opera house in Naples (Italy) which is the world’s oldest uninterruptedly functioning opera house. He worked with several orchestras touring Europe and Asia, including Malaysia with Luciano Pavarotti, and the Italian International Orchestra in Thailand, China and Japan. Rosario worked three years with Nicola Piovani who was an Oscar Prize winner in 1999 for the soundtrack of the movie “Life is beautiful”. In his free time Rosario enjoys cooking, soccer, running, yoga, and watching Moto Grand Prix.

Ross Nendick

Design Teacher

Ross holds a PGCE in Computer Science from Leeds Trinity University and a BA in Economics from the University of Leeds. In total, he has ten years of teaching experience, having taught in England, Suzhou, Shenzhen, and Guangzhou. Previously, Ross taught MYP Design, PYP Y5 Homeroom and Maths at ISA Tianhe for two years. As an educator, he has extensive experience in a wide range of programmes and subject areas, such as: MYP, PYP, iGCSE, A-Level, and Canadian Nova Scotia.

Serena Zheng

Chinese Language Teacher

Serena has been teaching Chinese to K-10 students for eight years. For more than five years, she worked at the ISA Tianhe campus. She previously taught Chinese at Top10 Bilingual School in Thailand. Serena has a Bachelor’s degree from Normal University, and she is working on her Master’s degree at People’s University. In her current role as a Chinese teacher at ISA Science City, she encourages students to reflect on how they learn through self-evaluation. She guides students to be more disciplined in their learning and collaborate with their peers in order to incorporate ATL skills and objectives when planning work units. As an educator, she incorporates spiritual growth and personal development into her teaching. Over the past eight years, she has actively participated in international workshops and shared teaching experiences with her peers. She has presented at numerous conferences, including ACAMIS Chinese Conference Global Education Forum, and the Second Innovative Chinese Teaching Conference among others.

Shane Kennedy

Drama, ELA and ToK Teacher

Shane holds an Honours degree from Memorial University of Newfoundland both in Theatre Arts and in Secondary Education. With a background in English Language and Literature, Drama, DP Theatre, and Theory of Knowledge, he has 20 years of experience teaching. Among his teaching experience is teaching at top schools in Canada, Korea, China, and the Middle East. Shane previously worked as a Head of Year and Pastoral Care teacher, as well as a Theory of Knowledge and DP Theatre Arts teacher at a leading school in Guangzhou.

Tapas Chattopadhyay

PSHE Teacher

Tapas joins ISA Science City as a teacher of health and physical education. After receiving his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in sports science from India’s premier physical education university (LNUPE), he completed his pre-doctoral (MPhil) thesis in sports-biomechanics and human movement. Additionally, he holds a high-performance coaching certificate from Cricket Australia. For eight years, Tapas also served as Head Coach and Strategic Cricket Development Planner for the national board of Saudi Arabia in addition to his 19 years of teaching Health, Physical Education & Sports. Currently he holds a UK teaching license, Hawaii Standard Board, and QTS from the UK department of education. At the all-India university level and at the junior national level, Tapas played cricket, football, and athletics. Before joining ISA, Tapas worked in a few other international schools in China. The belief and understanding of the coaching strategies Tapas has will allow the students to reach their highest potential.

Terry Dip

Individual and Societies Teacher

Terry has been an educator for over a decade. He is glad to be back in Guangzhou, where he lived when he was starting his journey as a teacher. Other Chinese cities where he has worked include Tianjin, Suzhou, and Shenzhen. In addition, he has also taught in Oman, Azerbaijan, and Russia. At ISASC, he is an Individual & Societies teacher, which was also his assignment at his immediately previous school in Shenzhen. Other than IB, he also has experience with US Common Core, IGCSE, and A-Levels. A number of his IGCSE History and Geography students received A-stars. Many of his former students are now attending renowned universities around the world. Terry believes that education is an active, two-way pursuit that relies on not only dedication from all parties involved but also a delicate balance between what is desired and what is necessary.

Tina Tong

Chinese Language Teacher

Tina received a Master of Education and IBPYP, MYP, DP certificates in teaching and learning from the University of Hong Kong. She also obtained a Master of Arts in Chinese Studies and Postgraduate Diploma in Education(PGDE) from the Education University of Hong Kong. She has rich experience in teaching IB Chinese Language at secondary schools and is fluent in Mandarin, Cantonese, and English. She believes that Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of minds to think.

Vivienne Li

ELA Teacher

Vivienne serves as an EAL teacher in ISA Science City International school. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Asian Study from Rutgers University, USA. She also holds a Master’s degree in TESOL from New York University, USA. Before coming back to China, Vivienne has been teaching bilingual language classes in the USA for 5 years with students across diverse settings, ranging from elementary school to middle school. Vivienne began her IB journey in 2019. She taught various subjects in an IB international school in New Jersey as a MYP homeroom teacher. She is passionate about inquiry-based teaching,and has completed many IB training and workshops. Vivienne believes every student is unique. Her role as a teacher is to create a safe and caring environment where students can meet their potential, take risks, and blossom in growth.

Yueying Pan

Chinese Language Teacher

Yueying has 13 years rich experience in teaching international Chinese, including IB Chinese A Language and Literature, Chinese B and Chinese Ab initio courses, as well as junior and high school international Chinese courses. She had served as the Head of the Chinese Department and the IBDP EE coordinator. Her educational background includes a master's degree in international education of USA, a bachelor's degree in teaching Chinese as a foreign language in China, and fluent in English and Thai language. "Teaching people to fish instead of giving them fish” is the educational philosophy that Yueying has pursued for. She is committed to provide an inquiry-based learning environment for students, and cultivate students to become an active, resilient, collaborative thinker and risk-taker. She also believes that educators should cultivate students to be fraternity and open-minded person, so that they can form a positive, continuous learning attitude to face a multicultural and competitive world in the future. In addition to the passion for IB education, Yueying also likes to play volleyball, badminton, table tennis, tennis and yoga, and is also keen on traditional Chinese medicine.

Abby Pan

Lab Technician

Abby Pan joins ISA Science City International School as Lab Technician. She majored in Commodity Inspection and had nearly 4 years laboratory working experience. Before coming to ISA,Abby worked as Lab Technician in Utahloy International School in Zeng Cheng more than two years, with extensive experience in MYP and DP's science experiment demonstration, material procurement& preparation, and laboratory's build-up. operation and safe usage. Abby speaks Cantonese, Mandarin, and English fluently. She believes that her passion and experience in international education will enable her to provide excellent service to the ISASC community.

Millie Wang

ELA Teaching Assistant

Millie assists the language departments at ISA Science City. She has over 10 years of experience teaching languages and has a degree in Education. She is also a certified teacher. Teaching is her passion, which drives her meticulous attention to detail. Millie has taken part in a variety of workshops, including a nine-month TESOL program. She is completing her master’s degree from Moreland University in the major “teaching multilingual students”. In 2017, she began working at ISA Tianhe International School, but in 2020, she became a founding member of ISA Science City International School.

Venus Chen

Teaching Assistant

Venus graduated from Thailand’s top3 university with a degree in economics and financial management. She has taught overseas for many years and currently holds a secondary school teaching certificate. She is fluent in both Mandarin and English due to her extensive teaching experience. For a long time, she has been devoted to the education of children in remote mountainous areas and distressed areas, and every summer she organizes charitable people to donate clothes, materials, and books to those areas so that children there also have access to greater educational resources and opportunities. Venus has a friendly personality and does her best to help her parents and students. Many students are fond of her.

Boarding

Stephen Cobb

Head of Boarding 

 

Mr. Cobb serves as the Head of Boarding at ISA Science City International School. He brings more than 25 years of exceptional leadership and teaching experience to ISASC. He has served on the Senior Leadership Team as Head of Boarding at Dulwich College & International High School Suzhou and as the Founding Head of Boarding at Harrow International School Beijing. He also has held leadership positions as Head of Department in Economic and Business Studies at The British School Warsaw and at Harrow International School Beijing. He also has held leadership positions as Head of Department in Economic and Business Studies at The British School Warsaw and at Harrow International School Beijing. Prior to becoming an educator, Mr. Cobb worked in the business industry in Management and as an Investment Banker and Financial Analyst.  He has an MBA in International Finance and Economics and a Master’s degree in Education. He has taught Economics and Business Studies at both A Level and in IB Programs.  Mr. Cobb has a passion for Model United Nations (MUN), Theatre, and Soccer.

Jerry Lou

Deputy Head of Boarding

Jerry has been providing excellent boarding care to students for 10 years and plays an important role in their pastoral care. She strives to understand students’ situation in all areas of study and life at school, formulate personalized management plans, optimize student management, and promote the concept of holistic education in schools. By taking on the primary responsibility to provide boarding pupils (all ages/all years) with an exceptional level of pastoral care, she actively contributes to ensuring that the school provides a well-rounded educational experience. Jerry has taught Chemistry and General Science across the full range of international curricula for over 10 years. At ISASC, she will teach MYP General Science and DP Chemistry. With her guidance and tutelage, pupils are motivated and inspired, achieving high results as a result. Also, with the cultural differences and identity as well as the inclusivity of education, Jerry gained experience merging Chinese and International Curriculum for the best practice.

Jessica Luo

Assistant to the Head of Boarding

Jessica is an assistant to the boarding head at ISA Science City International School. She is responsible for administration and management of the boarding office. She oversees the daily routines and duties involved in keeping the facility running smoothly. She holds a bachelor’s degree in international business and has more than two years of experience as a boarding house manager.

Student Support Team

Rovanna Bawden

Head of Student Support Services

 

Rovanna comes from Australia and has worked extensively in other big international schools across six countries, most recently at the International School of Macao and the Western Academy of Beijing. She has a Master of Education in Inclusive Education and a Master of Education in Guidance and Counselling, and her expertise is in supporting families and students who require individual programming. At ISASC, she will develop the Student Support Team which will grow to include pastrol care, English as an Additional Language, Learning Support and Counselling services for students. She believes that ISASC will be a school where all students can be successful given the right conditions, and with individualized support, all students can reach and even exceed their full potential.

Brayan Munoz

Manager of the Academic Center

 

Master's in Educational Leadership from the University of Texas, and a Bachelor's Degree in Biochemistry with a Molecular Microbiology focus from Westminster College. Mr. Brayan Munoz has 10 years of teaching experience and 8 years of experience in school leadership, serving in multiple roles across various international and bilingual schools. Mr. Munoz served as the Executive Principal of Primary and Secondary School at the Hefei High-Tech Ivy Experimental School, and successfully led the founding of two international schools within two years. With extensive experience in school administration and student management, Mr. Munoz is known for his passion for education and his love for the students.

Debbie Tai

World Languages Coordinator

Debbie is a bilingual educator who is dedicated to international school management, authentic leadership and curriculum development. Debbie joined ISA Science City after serving most recently as the Enhanced Language Program Coordinator at Wesley College in Melbourne, Australia. Prior to this, she served as the Head of PYP Chinese at Discovery College in Hong Kong, as well as the Chairperson of the Primary Chinese Curriculum Committee at ESF (English Schools Foundation, Hong Kong). As a highly respected member of the IB Educator Network (IBEN), Debbie consults internationally as an IB workshop leader for teacher training and curriculum development.

Coco Chen

Activities Coordinator

Coco is an enthusiastic experiential educator, a facilitator of community and social-emotional learning, and a student leadership coach. She has been working in education innovation and international education since 2014, leading experiential and social-emotional learning programs in China and Southeast Asia. Among the programs offered are adventure expeditions, nature and culture explorations, leadership workshops, Global Citizenship conferences, and social innovation projects. Coco is also passionate about promoting education equality. Her work in China, Thailand, and Nepal has been focused on empowering under-resourced youths to make a change in their local communities. Coco has conducted many Social Emotional Learning & Experiential Education Workshops for international educators in addition to serving as an educational consultant and trainer.

Deric Law

Education Technology Coordinator

Deric is originally from Malaysia and holds a Master of Information Technology (MIT) degree from the Open University in the UK. For the past 15 years, he has held various positions including IT Director, ICT Coordinator, MYP Design Teacher, and IT Coach for international schools in Malaysia, Kazakhstan, and China. Originally, Deric became a teacher due to the influence of the teacher he had in primary school who provided him with structure and inspiration. Deric is a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert (MIEE) and Microsoft Innovative Educator Trainer (MIET) certified by Microsoft Education. Additionally, he is a Certified Apple Professional Learning Specialist (CPLS) through Apple Education. As an Apple Professional Learning Specialist and a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert, he works closely with schools to look for ways that technology can positively impact the classroom as well as the teacher and their work.

Sean Maj

Sport Coordinator

Sean is the school’s founding Sport Coordinator, bringing to the school a very strong understanding of sport in Guangzhou, the Greater Bay Area, and internationally. He graduated from McGill University of Montreal, Canada, with a Bachelor of Education in Physical Education and English Literature, and played American football. He has served as an Athletic Director, teacher, coach of football, basketball, and volleyball, as well as one of the founding members of ACAMIS. Sean joins us from our partner school, ISA Tianhe. Prior to this, he was Director of Sport at another international school in Guangzhou. Sean is passionate about sport and helping students to pursue their dreams of excellence both on and off the playing field, which are key elements of the four pillars of sport at ISA Science City.

Kim Eunhae

Library Service Coordinator

As a Library Service Coordinator Eunhae is enthusiastic about creating a positive multicultural environment for learning through diverse reading programs and library activities with her expertise in multilingual library services and information literacy. She holds two bachelor's degrees, one in French language and literature from Sookmyung Women’s University, the other in Library, Archive, and information science from Pusan National University in Korea, as well as a master’s degree in Library information science education. Before joining ISA, she has worked as a librarian at IB international schools in Korea and most recently worked as a documentalist specializing in global citizenship education for UNESCO.

Toni Tang

Library Assistant

Toni joined ISA Science City as a Library Assistant. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Educational English from Zhaoqing University in 2014. In Guangdong, she worked as an English teacher in a center that specialized in teaching children under the age of five. She joined Royal Caribbean International Cruise Company, the world’s second-largest cruise operator, in July 2015 as a Youth Staff member in the Kids Club onboard. She managed a wide variety of age-appropriate and fun activities to entertain guests ranging from 6 months to 17 years of age.

Ana Liang

Library Assistant

Ana works in ISA Science City as a Library Assistant. She graduated from Zhujiang College of South China Agriculture university in 2015.During her university, she majored in the research on English culture. As she really loved Kids, she devoted herself into to English Pre-school Education after graduation from university. She had more than 5-year working experience on younger kid’s English teaching. Before she joined ISA, she worked in My GYM School and Giraffe American English as teacher assistant to be key communication bridge between school and parents, therefore she was professional in Kid’s and parent’s communication. When Ana is not at work, she enjoys doing yoga and traveling. She is joining IELTS. She enjoys challenge and hopes to offer most professional assistance for her students.

Carol He

Library Assistant

Carol works as a library assistant at ISA Science City. She has a BA degree in English, a TEM-4, a BEC vantage and TESOL (Certificate of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). Carol joined ISA Science City after serving as teaching assistant at an learning institute. Prior to this, She worked as customer service supervisor for several years in a famous English education institute. Carol always try her best to offer help and support to the students. She is so grateful that she can be with the student along their learning journey. During the journey, Carol can not only make progress with the students together but also witness the growth of the students.

 

Professional Services Team

Professional Services

Elena Chen

Executive Assistant to Head of School

Elena has been with ISAIEG for about 3 years since 2019. She joined ISASC as the founding Administration Manager and later worked as the Manager of President Office in ISAIEG. Prior to working in International Education industry, she had worked in Cyprus for 4 years in international investment and real estate business as a coordinator of various investment projects in Cyprus, America, France, Singapore and South Africa, where she had got bunch of experience working with people from different cultures. She loves to be a bridge builder, to be briges and to do bridge work. She always believes that understanding and communication is the key to happy work and happy life.

Vanora Wen

Personal Assistant to Early Years Principal

Vanora Wen is a founding member of ISA International Science City. As the Early Years Principal’s Personal Assistant, she offers professional services and supports the Early Years education team, where she is the first point of contact for the ISA Early Years Programme. Vanora graduated from Sun Yat-Sen University in 2011 with a Bachelor’s degree in English and Korean. In addition to speaking fluent Cantonese and Mandarin, she is also a Guangzhou local. Prior to joining ISA, Vanora was a project manager in the international tourism industry, handling tailored travel services and MICE (Meeting, Incentive, Conference, and Event) services with high standards. She has extensive experience in customer service with strong communication and collaboration skills, being flexible in problem solving. She is a lover of travel and a great organizer. Traveling to more than ten countries, Vanora has developed a global and open-minded personality.

Connie Liang

Personal Assistant to Primary Principal

Connie is the primary school principal’s assistant at ISA Science City International School. Her role is to act as the first point of contact between the principal, staff, and parents. Connie has worked as an executive assistant to the CEO of a Hong Kong trading company and as a shopping concierge at Changi Airport in Singapore. The experience she gained in a trading company has made her more qualified to be a school administrator. Her passion for education and her expertise in the sector led her to join ISA Science City. In her spare time, Connie enjoys Thai boxing. Her belief is that a healthy body ensures the ability to overcome any challenge. She lives by the motto “Do or don’t. There is no try.”

Gloria Sun

Personal Assistant to Secondary Principal

Gloria comes from Fujian, a neighboring province of Guangdong which enjoys fascinating coastal sceneries. She has studied and worked in Shanghai for the last 10 years and she holds a Masters degree in Marketing from the University of Leicester in UK. Before joining ISASC, Gloria served in the Wyndham Hotels & Resorts Greater China office. Her role was Personal Assistant to the Vice President of Business Development. She was also Assistant Manager in charge of BD administration and B2B marketing. Prior to that, she was the Project Coordinator in PICO for the Shanghai Disney theme park project. Gloria is currently the Personal Assistant to the Secondary Principal at ISASC. She provides not only administrative support to the Principal on a daily basis, but also provides services and engagement for all stakeholders, including teachers, students and parents. With her hospitality background, Gloria brings the service spirit and high professional ethics into the workplace at ISASC and contributes to delivering the school’s vision to be the acknowledged leader of excellence in international education.

Sharon He

Personal Assistant to Secondary Principal

Sharon joins ISA Science City in the position of Personal Assistant to Secondary Principal. Before Joining ISA Science City she was the Executive Assistant to Vice President at an international joint venture University in Suzhou, China. Also, she was a LP at Disney English. Sharon earned a bachelor in Tourism Management from Zhuhai College of Jilin University. As a lifelong learner, Sharon continued to pursue the qualification of Teaching English as a Foreign Language to Children. Sharon is a passionate, focused person, and she loves caring for others. She was actively engaged in lots of volunteering programmes and served as a member of Disney VoluntEARS Leadership at The Walt Disney Co.,Ltd.. Sharon speaks Cantonese, Mandarin and English fluently. With more than 10 years of working experience in hospitality industry, she is committed to providing professional service at ISA Science City.

Aimee Jiang

Accountant

Aimee has over four years of experience in the financial sector. She is currently an accountant at ISA Science City. Aimee previously worked as an expense accountant, tax accountant, project cost accountant. She has solid financial knowledge and rich financial accounting experience before joining Science City. Aimee adheres to the principles of dedication and honesty, and will provide the necessary support for the teachers and parents in the financial field.

Belinda Ding

HR Senior Specialist

She has been working as an HR officer in an international school for the past two years. She was mainly involved with expatriate teachers’ visas, work permits, and other onboarding processes, to ensure compliance with the law and meet school academic needs. Belinda graduated from Guangdong University of Finance with a major in Business English. She is committed to providing Human Resource assistance to ISASC’s Chinese and expatriate employees.

Brian Li

IT Manager

Brian joins the founding team of ISA Science City as the IT Manager. His management experience spans 13 years. He manages the school’s IT network system, including wired and wireless network security, telephone system, server deployment, and iPad App management, as well as constructing the school’s monitoring and access control systems. Brian was the IT manager at English First prior to joining ISA Science City. His responsibilities included IT system construction, maintenance, training, and other duties at more than 40 EF schools in Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Foshan, Dongguan, Shenzhen, Changsha, Fuzhou, and Xi’an. As core member of EF China’s IT team, Brian cooperated closely with Global IT at EF’s Swedish headquarters on the design and deployment of the company’s global IT system.

Claire Chen

HR Specialist

Claire Chen joins ISA Science City in July 2022 as a HR Specialist. Before joining ISA Science City she has been working in the education field for almost 5 years and is very passionate about it. Claire has been working in HR administration since graduating in 2017, and she is familiar with the process of work permit application and work visa application for foreign employees, as well as the recruitment and allocation, salary calculation and benefits, and other administrative affairs for both Chinese and foreign employees.

Doris Lin

Accounting Assistant

Doris, graduated from Guangzhou College of Commerce in 2019, majoring in international accounting, have about 3 years working experiences, now she working in ISA Science City as Accounting Assistant. Before joined in ISA Science City, she was working in manufacturing company for treasury accounting and expense accounting,with stronger office software skill,solid financial knowledge and relevant working experience.

Emily Yang

Enrolment Consultant

Emily is an enrollment consultant at ISA Science City. Emily has worked in the education field for more than nine years. She is passionate about education and believes education leads to lifelong learning. Emily was a center manager at Helen O’ Grady Drama Academy before joining ISASC she played a key role in the course planning and service supervision of the admission team. Using her sustaining efforts, she succeeded in establishing a standard operating procedure on admission consulting for the school. Her team’s professionalism, competent communication skills, and excellent service attitude were highly rated by the parents and students she served. To provide the best service possible for ISASC, Emily will spare no effort to contribute her education knowledge and experiences.

Hannah Huang

Marketing Supervisor

Hannah is currently the Marketing Supervisor at ISA Science City International School. In 2018, Hannah graduated from Guangdong University of Foreign Studies with two degrees, in International Business (Bachelor of Management Degree) and Business English (Bachelor of Arts Degree). During college life, she passed the Test for English Majors-Band 8 (Tem-8) and got computer grade II certificate, and she is also an active member of AIESEC, a non-governmental not-for-profit organisation in consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council, leading an educational project for over 150 migrant children in Guangzhou. In 2016, she participated in the 121st Session of Canton Fair as a volunteer of International Purchasing Department to assist the event. Hannah's first job was in ISA Tianhe International School as a marketing assistant at the beginning (2018). She will continue to use her knowledge in marketing and passion for the educational business to work in the future.

Irene Li

Assistant Marketing & Event Manager

At ISA Science City International School, Irene serves as the assistant marketing & event manager. She has extensive management expertise in prestigious corporations and is familiar with collaborative and multicultural corporate culture. She has been focusing on admissions, marketing, and events since joining ISA Tianhe School in August 2020. Irene is enthusiastic about the education industry and will contribute a wealth of experience to ISA Science City.

Jacob Zhang

IT Technician

Jacob Zhang is an IT technician at ISA Science City. He is responsible for providing high-quality onsite IT support to our community. As part of his role, he installs devices such as computers, laptops, educational software, printers, Smartboards, and other education-based technology. Additionally, he helps ensure that our IT infrastructure runs smoothly. Jacob has excellent experience providing high quality IT training and services through his previous role at LG. His role at LG was to assist with staff professional development through cloud computing and OA systems.

Jenny Wei

Procurement Officer

Jenny joined ISA Science City in June 2020 as a Procurement Officer. Her main role is to make sure that all school purchases align with our high standards. She handles everything from contracts to inventory management, logistics to quality control and making sure the school gets what it needs. Her coordination skills with multiple suppliers and projects are outstanding. Jennifer graduated from the Guangzhou Institute of Technology with a bachelor’s degree and has worked in procurement for more than four years. Previously, she worked for the Evergrande Group, where she gained extensive purchasing experience in the real estate, auto parts, and hardware industries. Her time at Evergrande Group provided her with valuable insights into supplier management and purchasing processes.

Joshua Zeng

Designer

Joshua joined the founding team of ISA Science City International School as the design coordinator. Previously, Joshua worked in the education industry for more than 2 years because of his interest in education. A significant achievement is that he designed a whole VI and UI system for a training and teaching software from the beginning, helping students learn and develop their skills. Throughout his work, he strives to create an engaging and creative brand presentation. Since he joined ISA Science City, he has learned much more about design. As part of his role, he is also responsible for gaining a deeper understanding of the school brand and culture, as well as the students and parents. This helps to better present ISA Science City. He will continue to emphasize design and manage it effectively to assist the school community in creating an excellent brand for the school.

Lyn Yu

Assistant Operations Service Quality Control Manager

Lyn is the Assistant Operations Service Quality Control Manager and one of the founding members. Prior to joining ISASC, she served as a Learning and Development Manager and Quality Manager in one of the Bay Area’s most well-known international luxury hotels, where she was in charge of monitoring and guiding the hotel service team to achieve and maintain a high level of luxury service. In 2019, she was also awarded the Group’s Best Employee Award. Lyn is very detail-oriented. Over the course of her almost 10 years in the hospitality industry, she gained extensive knowledge of customer service, scheduling, and correspondence. Lyn is committed to contributing her knowledge of luxury service standards to the community and families. Lyn holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business English from BIT. During her college years, she was a teaching assistant at TPR English school.

Lancer Ling

Enrolment Consultant

Lancer serves as an Enrolment Consultant at ISA Science City. He has been engaged in the international education industry for more than 7 years. Before joining ISA, he was a senior consultant in a leading international education consulting company. He is very familiar with the admission policies of foreign schools and universities and has rich experience in helping students make admission plans and improve their background. He has guided hundreds of students to get admissions to the top universities, including Columbia University, Imperial College, National University of Singapore, University of Toronto, The University of Melbourne etc. Lancer believes that excellent educators not only impart knowledge, but also enlighten wisdom and nourish life. He is committed to providing parents and students with professional admissions consulting service and the comprehensive information of ISA Science City.

Melody Tang

Procurement Officer

Melody joined ISASC in November 2020 as a procurement officer. In this position, she is responsible for understanding the procurement requirements by communicating and coordinating with various departments and conducting daily purchases and paperwork so as to monitor the product quality in accordance with the school’s procurement standards. Additionally, she spends time researching new purchasing channels and suppliers so that ISASC always has ample supplies. She has taken on a wide range of professional responsibilities in order to ensure the community is provided with everything it needs to be an outstanding school. Prior to joining us, Melody was a purchase specialist for a Japanese company. With eight years of experience in this role, she was responsible for all purchases, including capital expenditures, and managing all procurement processes in terms of compliance and risk assessment, making sure all procurements were highly cost-effective.

Olivia Jiang

Enrolment Consultant

Olivia joins ISA Science City International School as an enrolment consultant. Prior to this, she worked for education companies and universities in admissions and educational administration. She has worked at UIC (the Beijing Normal University- Hong Kong Baptist University United International College) and CUHK (SZ). Olivia is passionate about the education industry. A graduate of Liverpool University in the U.K., she has a master’s degree in management. Her undergraduate degree is in industrial designShe obtained a patent on product appearance in her graduation project in undergraduate studies, and she is also interested in creative industries.y. She is passionate about providing admission consultations to ISASC students, as well as welcoming students and parents to ISA Science City International School. Using her experience in clay handicraft, she hopes to assist the co-curricular course as well.

Oscar Li

Operations Assistant & Driver

Oscar is the school driver at ISA Science City. He is responsible for providing safe and timely transportation for the staff. Also, he is responsible for planning transportation routes for the Head of School, HR, Finance, Marketing and Admissions, Operations, and any other department that needs ferrying services. Maintaining the company vehicle is his pride and joy, as he is meticulous about its cleanliness, maintenance, and servicing records. Having worked as a driver for executives for thirteen years, he has a record of zero accidents. He previously worked for a publicly listed company as a personal driver for a senior director. Also, he drove for luxury tour groups in New Zealand. Oscar holds both a Chinese and an international driving license. He is familiar with the technical specifications of a variety of brands and models of automobiles. He is also a sports enthusiast, participating in various sport competitions, such as basketball, football, and dragon boating when he has free time.

Page Guan

Administration Assistant

Page joined ISASC in July 2022 as Administration Assistant in Operation Department. Before accepting this position, she had worked in multinational companies like HSBC, CITI, ITS for several years and is qualified with diversified cultural concepts and highly efficient working abilities. Page deeply identifies with ISASC lifelong lasting learning education idea and development blueprint and is willing to provide outstanding service for families in education industry and make contributions to accomplish the education mission of ISASC.

Paris Peng

Senior Operations Officer

Paris joined ISA Science City as a Senior Operations Officer in April 2021. Having graduated with a bachelor’s degree in English in 2011, she has been working in education for more than 10 years. She worked as a Senior Admission Consultant and Registrar in an international school before joining ISASC. She is passionate about international education. Her experience and passion will help her better serve students and teachers at ISASC.

Rainbow Cai

Deputy Administrative Manager

Rainbow is the Deputy Administrative Manager at ISASC. She graduated from the University of Edinburgh with a master's degree in Language Teaching, and holds a high school English teacher qualification certificate. Previously, Rainbow worked as an ESL course R&D manager and language training teacher at an international test center (IELTS/TOEFL/GRE/GMAT) in Shenzhen. Therefore, she has extensive experience in language tests and applications for studying abroad. Later on, she worked as a project manager at the Bureau of Commerce of Nansha District, Guangzhou, and was responsible for the introduction of international schools to Nansha District, where she developed her interpersonal skills and the ability to coordinate with various departments. Before joining ISASC, Rainbow served as deputy director of education sector at a well-known real estate company, and was responsible for cooperation with famous public schools. She kept a good relationship with education departments of Guangzhou and various districts, as well as many public schools.

Rainbow Chen

Administrative Coordinator

Rainbow has been part of the ISA Science City team since December 2020. In addition to managing all shop operations, she also provides professional customer service to the community. For six years, Rainbow worked as an assistant at an international school in Guangzhou, where she worked closely with the senior leadership team. Among her responsibilities, she coordinated school bus services, operated the uniform shop, and provided administrative support to the music department. Rainbow speaks Mandarin, Cantonese, and English fluently. Her passion and experience in international education enable her to provide excellent customer service to the ISASC community.

Tracy Li

Relocation Specialist

Tracy Li is the Relocation Specialist at ISA Science City International School. She joined us recently after spending seven years as an Executive Assistant to VP of Anta China Corporation in Fujian Province. Tracy brings her experience into the very important work of finding outstanding accommodation for our foreign staff. This is a job that requires tough negotiation skills and the ability to understand cross-cultural matters. Tracy has a bachelor’s degree in Business English from the Wuhan University of Technology Huaxia College. She is a regular volunteer in the animal welfare organization in Fujian.

Wendy Zhang

Assistant Finance Manager

Wendy is the assistant finance manager at ISA Science City. She has worked for international schools for many years. She graduated from JiNan University and is responsible for the completion and maintenance of general ledgers, as well as managing the overall accounting operations. Her duties include assisting the Head of Finance in conducting periodic financial analyses and statistical studies, as well as reviewing contracts, invoices, and expenditure reports to ensure all accounting activities are carried out in accordance with legal, regulatory, and school policies. She coordinates the implementation of financial department goals, standards, policies and procedures with relevant departments.

William Jiang

Administrative Assistant

William Jiang joins ISA Science City in September 2022 as an administrative assistant. As a Canton local, he’s speaking fluent Cantonese, and also, he likes the Cantonese local culture very much. He’s opened a career as a F&B staff worked in the Westin hotel F&B of Starwood Holding Corporation, and he was provided the best F&B service to every single customer from worldwide. he has been as a head mixologist and outlet assistant manager worked including for the Michelin restaurant and Which local luxury hotel has more than 40 years of history during the period of F&B industry for over 9 years. William has been as an administrative specialist serves for SPIC ( State Power Investment Corporation ). He believes that to providing the best of service and experience base on his over 10 years work experience.

Winnie He

Assistant HR manager

Winnie serves as our assistant HR manager at ISA Science City. She has nine years of experience in the human resources field. She worked for a real estate company in Guangzhou providing professional relocation services for expats of multinational companies before joining ISA. Due to her experience, she is skilled at recruiting and training diverse talents who specialize in providing accurate and considerate service to clients with high expectations. Additionally, she has experience working in an overseas education agency, which helped many students to get acceptance offers from universities overseas. With a passion for education, she is committed to sharing her knowledge with ISASC.

Winnie Wang

Operation Officer

Winnie Wang is an Operations Officer at ISASC. She graduated from Guangdong University of Finance and Economics and has worked in the hospitality industry for years, making her a patient, optimistic, and guest-focused individual. In addition to being a good problem solver, she is proactive in her projects and can actively accomplish her tasks in a timely manner. It was Winnie’s belief that with her experience as a working member of an operations team, she will have a smooth transition into the education industry.