Senior Leadership Team

Mr Ross DAWSON
Primary Principal
Experience:
Educational Consultant and Executive Coach
Deputy Principal at Victoria Shanghai Academy
IB PYP Visiting School Team Leader and Member
IB PYP School Consultant
IB PYP Workshop Leader
Qualifications:
Graduate Certificate in Coaching Psychology (University of Sydney)
Master of Science in Information Technology in Education (Hong Kong University)
Bachelor of Education (Waikato University, NZ)
Diploma of Teaching (Hamilton Teachers College, NZ)
Ms Yuk Fan Penn CHOW
Primary Deputy Principal
Experience:
Senior Teacher
Chinese Curriculum Coordinator
Head of Mathematics
Head of Physical Education
CIS Team Member
IB School Consultant
IB School Visit Team Leader
IB Workshop Leader
Qualifications:
Master of Social Science in Education - Psychology (City University, Hong Kong)
Bachelor of Education (Chinese University, Hong Kong)
Teacher Certificate (Hong Kong Institute of Education)
Mr Tom WOODS
Primary Deputy Principal
Experience:
Chair of the Hong Kong and Southern China PYP Coordinator’s Regional Network (2010-2014)
IB Educator Network Workshop Leader and Site Visitor (2009 - present)
IB PYP Coordinator (2007-2014) (Guangzhou and Hong Kong)
Year 3-6 teacher (2000-2007) (Sydney, Suzhou and Guangzhou)
Qualifications:
Master of Teaching – Primary Education (The University of Sydney, Australia)
Bachelor of Arts – Psychology (The University of Sydney, Australia)
Dr Zejun Gary ZHOU
Director of Chinese Studies
Experience:
Elementary School Principal, Beijing Huijia Private School (IB), China
Deputy Dean of International Student Division & Foreign Language Education Centre; Foreign Affairs Officer, Shanghai Pinghe School (IB), China
Instructor of six courses at Indiana University Bloomington
Teacher of English with 10 years’ experience in Shanghai China
Qualifications:
Ph.D. (Indiana University Bloomington)
B.A. English Literature and Language (Shanghai International Studies University) Experience:
Mrs Patricia WHATARAU
PYP Coordinator
Experience:
EAL teacher, PYP Coordinator & Head of Early Years (International School of the Basel, Switzerland)
Primary Head Teacher & Co-Acting Director (Bishop Mackenzie International School, Lilongwe, Malawi)
Grade 2 and Kindergarten Teacher (Beijing BISS International School, Beijing, P.R CHINA)
Junior School Classroom teacher , Second Deputy Principal & Bi-lingual Intermediate School Teacher (Primary Schools in NEW ZEALAND)
Qualifications:
Bachelor of Education
Diploma in Teaching
Teachers College Diploma