Teachers

Luke Greaves

Upper School Science Teacher and Housemaster

Luke Greaves

Upper School Science Teacher and Housemaster
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Nathan Quain

Upper School Math Teacher

Nathan Quain

Upper School Math Teacher
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Kevin Watson

Whole School Art Teacher

Kevin Watson

Whole School Art Teacher
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Rod Main

Lower School PE Teacher

Rod Main

Lower School PE Teacher
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Annabel Smyth

Lower school Teacher and Housemastress

Annabel Smyth

Lower school Teacher and Housemastress
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Charles Elly

Whole School Music Teacher

Charles Elly

Whole School Music Teacher
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Mwaba Chisala

Lower School Teacher

Mwaba Chisala

Lower School Teacher
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Siphesihle Buthelezi

ICT Teacher

Siphesihle Buthelezi

ICT Teacher
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Nancy Yang

Chinese Teacher

Nancy Yang

Chinese Teacher
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Nancy Yang

Chinese Teacher

Nancy Yang

Chinese Teacher
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Lucas Hou

Geography&History Teacher

Lucas Hou

Geography&History Teacher
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Nate Li

P.E. Teacher

Nate Li

P.E. Teacher
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Chelsea Fu

US Co-teacher

Chelsea Fu

US Co-teacher
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Ivana Qin

US Co-teacher

Ivana Qin

US Co-teacher
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Lee Li

LS Co-teacher

Lee Li

LS Co-teacher
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Lining Huang

LS Co-teacher

Lining Huang

LS Co-teacher
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Henneke Frick

Lower School Class Teacher

Henneke Frick

Lower School Class Teacher
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Luke Greaves

Upper School Science Teacher and Housemaster

Luke John comes from the north of England, Sheffield, Yorkshire. He is entering his 8th year of teaching. He has taught in multiple backgrounds, an English grammar school, inner city under privileged school, high affluence Arab schools within Qatar and Kuwait. He has had varied roles from being a Head of Department and Head of multiple pastoral and behavioral and attainment roles.

Nathan Quain

Upper School Math Teacher

After initially working in the finance industry having graduated from the University of York in 2005, Nathan later decided to go into teaching and completed his PGCE in Mathematics at the University of Hull in 2010. He taught mathematics in the UK and Germany before coming to China in 2014. Nathan has taught mathematics at many different levels, including the IB Diploma and Cambridge A-Level, and recently gained Senior Leadership experience at a high school in Shenzhen City, China. 

Kevin Watson

Whole School Art & Design Teacher

Kevin graduated from University of Plymouth with honour Bachelor in Design Arts with Art History. Later he finished his studies in the University of York and was awarded Masters of Arts in Teaching English to Young Learners. He has taught Art & Design, Visual Arts, Design Technology and English for 24 years in England, Singapore, China, the UAE and Brunei at all levels from KG to University Foundation. 

Rod Main

Lower School PE Teacher

Rodney holds the BSc (Hons) in Sport and Exercise Development at the University of Sunderland and completed PGCE in Primary Education at the College of York St John. After teaching P. E in schools in England since 2001, he has spent the last 8 years as Head of Primary Physical Education at 2 schools in Kuwait. He believes that high quality Physical Education has an important part to play in the holistic education of every child. 

Annabel Smyth

Lower school Teacher and Housemastress

Majored in Musical Theatre, University of Essex, UK, graduate student in Education, and certified as a British elementary school teacher. She has taught in private schools and international schools in the United Kingdom, Dubai, Qatar and other countries as the subject leader of performing arts courses.

Charles Elly

Whole School Music Teacher

Charles holds a Bachelor of Education Arts degree, but he is also in his final stage for his Master of Arts in Music Education. Charles has been a Music Teacher in International schools for the last 14 years. He is passionate about Music Technology, but he is also talented in Music Composition and Performance of both Instrumental and Vocal music. He previously taught in Kenya, Malawi and he came to China in 2019 to teach in Sichuan Province, having served as Head Department and leading Music departments in various schools to greater heights. 

Mwaba Chisala

Lower School Teacher

Bachelor of Arts in Media and Theatre Culture Studies, Kingston University, UK. British primary school teacher qualification certification. With more than 10 years of rich educational experience, she has worked in the United Kingdom, the United Arab Emirates, South Korea and other countries. In addition to skillfully teaching language courses, she has rich experience in the teaching of drama, music, dance, and sports courses. Recipient of the Duke of Edinburgh Award. 

Siphesihle Buthelezi

ICT Teacher

Mathematics and technology major, British education graduate student, obtained the British mathematics and technology teacher qualification certification PGCE and CELTA second language teaching certificate. Good at cross-age language teaching, and senior mathematics, computer and programming courses.

Nancy Yang

Chinese Teacher

Master degree of Chinese Language and Literature from China Northeast Normal University. 24 years teaching experience. The backbone of national education and teaching, the winner of the first prize of national quality courses, and the winner of the first prize of provincial education and scientific research achievements. 

Nancy Yang

Chinese Teacher

Postgraduate of International Chinese Language Education at Xinjiang Normal University, member of American Chinese Teachers Association and Western New York Foreign Language Teachers Association. 7 years of Chinese teaching experience in domestic middle and high schools and American high schools. “Outstanding Teacher” of the Confucius Institute at the State University of New York at Buffalo, USA.  

Lucas Hou

Geography & History Teacher

Doctor of Education, Zhejiang University, Master of Geography Education, 8 years of domestic high school teaching experience.

He has served as the director of teaching and research in key middle schools, provincial basic education achievement award, and municipal teaching backbone.  

Nate Li

P.E. Teacher

Graduated from Harbin Normal University majoring in physical training.

National class II sprinters who has broken the 100 meter and 200 meter sprint records of Harbin for four consecutive times, and the record has been maintained so far.

Chelsea Fu

US Co-teacher

University of Paris 7 Foreign Language Teaching and University of Orléans Language and Business Management Dual-Master. She worked in a top national high school in France, and a top Education Group in Paris, France. 7 years of experience in French and English education, holding a French teacher computer and network science qualification certificate. 

Ivana Qin

US Co-teacher

Master of English Education from the School of Education, University College London, professional English level 8. She has many years of experience working in the education industry and has provided bilingual interpretation for international events such as the Berlin International Writers Conference in Germany and the New York University Course Conference. 

Lee Li

Teaching Assistant

Master of English Education, La Trobe University, Australia. She has more than 10 years of English teaching experience. She also worked in foreign language schools and language training institutions and has a wealth of English teaching experience. She is committed to creating a harmonious and harmonious learning atmosphere and stimulating students’ interest and exploration in English learning.  

Lining Huang

LS Co-teacher

Master degree in Education, University of East Anglia, UK, worked at a Elementary School in Oregon, USA. 8 years of inter-stage teaching and EAL and bilingual teaching experience in international schools in China and overseas. 

Henneke Frick

Lower School Class Teacher

Hanneke holds a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Psychology and Political Science from the University of Stellenbosch, in South Africa. She continued her studies at the University of South Africa, completing her PGCE and majoring in English Studies, in 2015. Hanneke has more than 9 years teaching experience in South Africa, UAE, China, and Russia.

Hanneke is committed to creating an inclusive school and classroom where every student’s uniqueness is treasured and students are encouraged to use their own talents to contribute to teamwork. She aims to create a classroom where each child feels that he/she matters, is cared for and loved. It is important to Hanneke that each child’s individual needs are identified to help them excel in their education and she values good communication with parents.

Tina Quan

Teaching Assistant

Tina graduated from Worcester University. She has over 5 years teaching experience. In Tina’s opinion, teachers should be students’ friends as well as their masters. A teacher is a person knowledgeable also a good sample for students.​