Faculty

Administration

Dr. Michael Cyrus

Director

United States

Last Position
Deputy Principal, MS/HS, United Nations International School, Hanoi, Vietnam

Degree
Ed.D., M.Ed., Columbia University
M.Ed., Loyola University of Chicago
B.A., St. Norbert College

Aracelis Maldonado

Deputy Head of School

Venezuela

Last Position
MS/HS Assistant Principal, Curriculum Leader & Founding Faculty, HS/MS English & Social Studies Teacher, Raffles American School, Malaysia

Degree
M.Ed., Framingham State University
Bachelor of Political Science, Universidad Central de Venezuela

Matthew Kelsey

Acting Upper Secondary Principal (10-12)

United States

Last Position
IT Coordinator, American International School of Bamako, Mali

Degree
M.S.Ed., Northwestern University
B.A., Northwestern University

Sarah McRoberts

Lower Secondary Principal (7-9)

United States

Last Position
English Teacher/Dean of Students, Asia Pacific International School, Seoul

Degree
B.Ed., University of Wisconsin-River Falls, River Falls, WI
M.Ed., Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, AZ

Chelsea Wilson

Director of Teaching and Learning

Canada

Last Position
High School English Teacher and College Counselor, American International School of Bamako, Mali

Degree
M.S., University of Northern Colorado
B.A., Colorado College

Mats Haaland

Director of EAL

United States

Last Position
Language Assistant, Liceo Scientifico Ettore Majorana, Rho, Italy

Degree
M.A., The School for International Training (SIT) Graduate Institute
B.A., Susquehanna University

Lisa Hughes

Director of Educational Technology

United States

Last Position
IT Director, St. Paul American School, Hanoi, Vietnam

Degree
B.A., Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI
M.A., Framingham State University, Framingham, MA

Ivy Zhou

Vice Principal for Communications and Alumni Relations

China

Last Position
Teacher, Politics and Law Institute, Hubei University, China

Degree
M.A., University of Hubei
B.A., University of Hubei

Ginger Shi

Dean of Students

China

Last Position
Chinese Teacher, Sacred Heart School-Adeneo de Cebu, Philippines

Degree
M.A., Sun Yat-sen University
B.A., Shandong University

Specialists

Dr. Emily Sherwood

Reading Specialist

United States

Last Position
Graduate Teaching Assistant,University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Degree
Ph.D. (cand.) University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
Ed.S., University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
M.A., Carson-Newman University, Jefferson City, TN
B.A., Maryville College, Maryville, TN

Dr. Maria Domingues

Assessment Coordinator

Portugal

Last Position
Science Teacher (Biology A Level, Combined Science IGCSE, Science Cambridge Secondary 1), International School of Palmela, Portugal

Degree
Ph.D., University of Coimbra and Central Michigan University
M.S., University of Coimbra and Central Michigan University
B.A., University of Coimbra

Rebecca Battistoni

Head Librarian

United States

Last Position
Librarian, Anglo-American School of Sofia, Bulgaria

Degree
M.Ed., Framingham State University
B.A., Virginia Tech University

Romeo Pabayo

Director of Activities and Athletics

Canada

Last Position
Physical Education, Maple Leaf International School, China

Degree
Graduate Diploma, Edith Cowan University
B.R.L.S., Brock University

Richard Li

Coordinator of Students Athletics and Activities & Exercise Science

China

Last Position
Teacher assistant of HPE, NCPA

Degree
B.Ed. Zhaoqing U

Counseling

Anthony Mastreani

School Counselor 10-12

United States

Last Position
Admissions Director and Counselor, Daegu International School, Korea

Degree
M.A., Adams State University
B.S., The State University of New York at Brockport

Corrine Spaeth

School Counselor 10-12

United States

Last Position
School Counseling Intern, University of Wisconsin-River Falls, River Falls, WI

Degree
B.A., University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN
M.S., University of Wisconsin-River Falls, River Falls, WI

Kathleen Brophy

School Counselor 7-9

United States

Last Position
School Counselor, Fluvanna County High School, Virginia, United States

Degree
M.Ed., University of Virginia
B.A., University of Alabama

Kendra Allen

School Counselor 10-12

United States

Last Position
School Counselor, Battle Mountain High School/Austin Combined School, USA

Degree
M.S., Idaho State University
B.S., University of Utah

Liz Shuler

School Counselor 7-9

United States

Last Position
LPCC & Yoga Instructor, CREATING MINDFUL BALANCE, Fort Collins, CO – CREATING MINDFUL BALANCE, Fort Collins, CO – Counseling Practice & Yoga Studio

Degree
M.S., B.A., University of Wyoming

EAL

Ann Beebe

EAL Specialist in STEM 7 & 8

United States

Last Position
English Language Teacher, Qingdao Concord College of Sino-Canada, Jiaozhou, China

Degree
M.A., University of Idaho
B.A., Boise State University

Ashley Hohnholt

EAL Specialist in Social Studies 7 & 8

United States

Last Position
Elementary Teacher, Clive Learning Academy, Windsor Heights, IA

Degree
B.A., Saginaw Valley State University, University Center, MI
M.A., Spring Arbor University, Spring Arbor, MI

Jacob Wines

EAL Specialist in English 7 & 8

United States

Last Position
ESOL Teacher, Tyler Heights/Linthicum/Pasadena Elementary, USA

Degree
M.A., University of Maryland Baltimore County
B.A., St. Mary's College of Maryland

Jeff Thompson

EAL Specialist in English 9

United States

Last Position
International Program Coordinator,Wayland Academy, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin

Degree
M.A., Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL
B.A., St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN

Lidiya Reese

EAL Specialist in English 10

United States

Last Position
Teacher of English and English as a Second Language, Cibola High School, Arizona, USA

Degree
B.S., Eastern Michigan University

Nathan Laseter

EAL Specialist & Social Studies 9 & 10

United States

Last Position
ELA & Social Studies Teacher, Chengdu Concordia International School, Chengdu, China

Degree
B.A., Baylor University, Waco, TX
M.Ed., Bethel University, St. Paul, MN

Ryan Blaisdell

EAL Specialist in Integrated Math II

United States

Last Position
English Teacher, Jangan Jeil High School, Busan, South Korea

Degree
B.S., Bemidji State University, Bemidji, MN
M.A., Framingham State University, Framingham, MA

Steven Groene

EAL Specialist

United States

Last Position
ESL Teacher, St. Paul American School, Hanoi

Degree
B.A., University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
M.A., Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY

Susan Zeng

EAL Specialist in Social Studies 9

China

Last Position
Teacher assistant of Math & Social Studies, NCPA

Degree
B.A. Xiangtan University

Tim Birkett

EAL Specialist in Integrated Science

Australia

Last Position
EAL Teacher,DYB English Academy, Seoul, South Korea

Degree
B.A., University of New England

English

Aubrey Scholz

English 7 & 8

Canada

Last Position
Grade 6 Social Studies Teacher,Escuela Internacional Sampedrana, Honduras

Degree
B.A., Trinity Western University, Langley, BC

Candace Williams

English 9 & 11

United States

Last Position
ESL Teacher, Yinhu Experimental Middle School, Hangzhou, China

Degree
B.S., Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL
M.A., North Central College, Naperville, IL

Collin Peterson vanKanegan

English 10 & Mythology

United States

Last Position
Language Arts Teacher, West Linn High School, Oregon, USA

Degree
M.A., Lewis and Clark College
B.S., The Evergreen State College

Emily Tewolde

English 11 & AP Seminar

United States

Last Position
English/Language Arts Teacher, Chicago Math & Science Academy, Illinois, USA

Degree
B.S., Illinois State University

Grace Ridnour-Nollsch

English 9

United States

Last Position
English Teacher, Bilkent Laboratory and International School, Ankara, Turkey

Degree
B.A., University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

Jodi Tagessen

AP English & Publications I

United States

Last Position
Counsel, Commercial Closer for Guaranty Commercial Title, Inc.

Degree
J.D., William Mitchell School of Law
B.S., Minnesota State University, Moorhead

Sara Grozanick

English 10 & Film

United States

Last Position
English Teacher, Glendale Jr./Sr. High School, Glendale, CA

Degree
B.A., University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
M.S., Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

Mathematics

Anselmo Pronuevo, Jr.

AP Computer Science & Integrated Math II

Philippines

Last Position
Saudi Aramco Schools, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

Degree
B.S., Adamson University, Manila, Philippines
M.S., AMA University, Quezon City, Philippines

Chris Cheronis

Pre-Calculus AB & BC

United States

Last Position
Math Teacher,Mountain Range High School, Westminster, Colorado

Degree
M.Ed., B.S., Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado

Leah Wikler

Integrated Math II

United States

Last Position
Math Teacher, Clark County School Distirct, Nevada, USA

Degree
M.A., Sierra Nevada College
B.S., University of Nevada, Reno

Leo Kwong

AP Statistics & AP Calculus BC

Canada

Last Position
Head of Math Department,Wagor International School of Excellence, Taichung

Degree
M. Math., University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario
B.Math., University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario

Roy Li Xilin

Integrated Math II & III

China (Hong Kong)

Last Position
Instructional Assistant, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong

Degree
M.Phil., Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
B.S., Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Wilson Ashton

AP Calculus AB & Integrated Math III

United States

Last Position
Math Teacher 8-12/Volleyball & Soccer Coach, Granbury High School, Texas, United States

Degree
M.A., Brigham Young University
B.A., University of Utah

Science

Annemarie Peterson

Biology & AP Biology

United States

Last Position
Biology Teacher,Salem Academy Charter School, Salem, MA, USA

Degree
M.A., Hamline University, Saint Paul, MN
B.A., University of Minnesota, Duluth, MN

Elizabeth Cooper

STEM 7 & 8

United States

Last Position
7th/8th Grade Science Teacher, Le Pera Elementary School, Arizona, United States

Degree
B.A., University of Minnesota - Morris

James Kelley

Biology & Anatomy and Physiology

United States

Last Position
AP Biology, AP Environmental Science, Biology, and Earth Science Instructor, Big Briage Academy, China

Degree
M.Ed., Milligan College
B.S., East Tennessee State University

Liza Fagan

Chemistry & AP Chemistry

United States

Last Position
Chemistry (AP) & Chemistry Teacher, Thurgood Marshall Academy Public Charter High School, Washington, D.C., United States

Degree
M.A.T., American University
B.A., Scripps College

Nina Gross

Integrated Science & AP Environmental Science

United States

Last Position
Science Teacher, Discovery Middle School, Washington, USA

Degree
M.A., Lewis & Clark College
B.A., University of Vermont

Rachel Dragos

Chemistry & AP Physics I

United States

Last Position
Science and English Teacher;The Nueva School, San Mateo, CA, USA

Degree
B.A., Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio

Yosef Tewolde

Integrated Science & Design Thinking

United States

Last Position
 Innovation Hub Manager, NCPA

Degree
B.A., Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois. 

Social Studies

David Stanciu

Psychology

United States

Last Position
G10-12 Social Studies (History, Government and Modern Problems) and EFL Instructor, Qingdao Concord College of Sino-Canada, China

Degree
M.A., University of Idaho
B.A., Boise State University

Gregory Elsen

Social Studies 9 & AP Human Geography

United States

Last Position
Social Studies Teacher, Minnesota Virtual High School, United States

Degree
B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison

Joshua Hohnholt

Social Studies 10 & Global Issues

United States

Last Position
Social Studies Teacher, West Des Moines Schools, IA

Degree
B.S., Wayne State College, NE
M.A., Biola University, La Mirada, CA

Mayra Palacios

Social Studies 9 & AP Research

United States

Last Position
9th Grade Global History & 10th Grade Intervention Teacher, Unity Preparatory Charter School of Brooklyn, New York, USA

Degree
M.A., Columbia University
B.A., University of California, Berkeley

Nathan Laseter

EAL Specialist & Social Studies 9 & 10

United States

Last Position
ELA & Social Studies Teacher, Chengdu Concordia International School, Chengdu, China

Degree
B.A., Baylor University, Waco, TX
M.Ed., Bethel University, St. Paul, MN

Nathaniel Cooper

AP Economics & Social Studies 10

United States

Last Position
Social Studies Teacher (Government/Economics 9-12), Parker High School, Arizona, United States

Degree
M.S., University of Wyoming
B.Ed., University of Wyoming

Spencer Sheffield

Social Studies 7 & 8

Canada

Last Position
Social Studies and English Teacher,Escuela Internacional La Lima, San Pedro Sula

Degree
B.Ed., Queen's University, Kingston, ON
B.A., Trent University, Peterborough, ON

Chinese

Charcy Liu

Chinese 10 & 12

China

Last Position
Student Teacher,Hong Kong Victoria Shanghai Academy

Degree
M.Ed., The University of Hong Kong
B.A., Shandong Normal University

Chelsie Li

Chinese 7 & 8

China

Last Position
Chinese student-teacher,Renaissance College Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Degree
M.Ed., The University of Hong Kong
B.A., University of Electronic Science and Technology of China

May Hu

Chinese 10 & 11

China

Last Position
Teacher, College of Chinese Language and Literature, Jinan University, China

Degree
M.A., Jinan University
B.A., Sichuan International Studies University

Nina Jiang

Chinese 12

China

Last Position
Chinese Language and Literature Teacher, Chinese International School Manila, Philippines

Degree
M.A., Sun Yat-sen University
B.A., Zhengzhou University

Rocky Wang

Chinese 11

China

Last Position
Chinese Language and Literature Teacher, Guangdong Maoming School, China

Degree
M.A., Guang’xi Normal University
B.A., Anhui Normal University

Tong Sun

Chinese 9

China

Last Position
Mandarin teacher,Waitaki Girls' High School, Oamaru, New Zealand

Degree
M.Ed., Beijing Language and Culture University
B.A., Xi'an University of Finance and Economics

Vanna Cao

Chinese 9

China

Last Position
Government-Sponsored Teacher, Seoul Confucius Institute, Seoul

Degree
B.A., Beijing Language and Culture University,Beijing
M.A., Beijing Normal University,Beijing

Performing Arts

Bradley Caliva

Band & Music 9

United States

Last Position
Assistant Director of Bands, Dailey Middle School, Texas, United States

Degree
B.M., Texas Tech University

Katrina Elsen

Drama

United States

Last Position
Marketing Assistant & Communications Project Manager, AEI Capital Corporation, Minnesota, United States

Degree
B.A., Lawrence University

Kayne Edwards

Choir & Music 9

United States

Last Position
Music Teacher and Coordinator of After-School Activities, Seoul Scholars International, South Korea

Degree
B.M.E., Otterbein University

Naarah Callender

Music 7 & 8

United States

Last Position
Teaching Fellowship, Asia Pacific International School, South Korea

Degree
B.A., Kennesaw State University

Nancy Jane Francis

Choir & Music Tech

United States

Last Position
Strings Teacher, Lakewood Montessori Middle School, North Carolina, United States

Degree
B.Ed., North Carolina Central University
B.M., North Carolina Central University
B.S., State University of New York at Buffalo

Richard Bright

Band & Music 9

United States

Last Position
Music Teacher, 2nd-11th grade, Vision International School, Qatar

Degree
B.F.A., Wayne State University

Visual Arts

Brooke Vogel

Visual Studies 9 & Drawing and Painting

United States

Last Position
Art Teacher, Beijing City International School, Beijing, China

Degree
B.A., University of Idaho, Moscow, ID

Chalynne Cowan

Graphic Design & Mixed Media 3D

Canada

Last Position
Art and English Teacher, Lanzhou Oriental Canada Secondary School, China

Degree
Bachelors of Art Education, the University of Victoria
B.F.A., Thompson Rivers University

Emily Gaustad

Visual Studies 9 & Mixed Media 2D & Art History

United States

Last Position
Art Teacher, Shanghai High School International Division, China

Degree
M.A., University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
B.A., University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
B.A., Luther College

Fernanda Oliva

Art 7 & 8

Chile

Last Position
Art Teacher, Liceo Experimental, Chile

Degree
M.A., University of Durham
B.A., University of Durham
B.A., Universidad de Chile

Michael Frels

AP Studio Art & Ceramics

United States

Last Position
Personal Project Coordinator/Department Head/Art Teacher, Mingdao High School, Taichung, Taiwan

Degree
B.F.A., Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
M.F.A., Southern Methodist University, University Park, TX

Health & Physical Education

Ben Detwiler

HPE II

United States

Last Position
PE Teacher, Mahidol University International Demonstration School, Bangkok, Thailand

Degree
B.B.A., Bangkok University, Bangkok

John Brennan

HPE 7 & 8

United States

Last Position
Physical Education Teacher (PK-5)/After School Activities Coordinator, Shanghai Community International School, China

Degree
M.S., SUNY Buffalo State
B.S., West Virginia University

Julian Austin

HPE I & II

United States

Last Position
PE and Health/Intensive Reading Teacher/Online Program Manager, Ying Cai International High School, Xiamen, China

Degree
B.A., Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
M.S., Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA

Patrick Hughes

HPE I & Team Strategy and Sports

United States

Last Position
PE Teacher, St. Paul American School, Hanoi, Vietnam

Degree
B.A., Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater, MA
Masters of Teaching in Physical Education, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colorado

Richard Li

Coordinator of Students Athletics and Activities & Exercise Science

China

Last Position
Teacher assistant of HPE, NCPA

Degree
B.Ed. Zhaoqing U

Nansha College Preparatory Academy
180 Gang Qian Boulevard, Nansha
Guangzhou, Guangdong, China 511458
Office Tel: +86 20 3468 3339
Fax: +86 20 3468 3528
Admissions:
Tel: +86 20 8521 5836 / 8521 5488
E-mail: admissions@ncpachina.org

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180 Gang Qian Boulevard, Nansha
Guangzhou, Guangdong, China 511458
Office Tel: +86 20 3468 3339
Fax: +86 20 3468 3528
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Tel: +86 20 8521 5836 / 8521 5488
E-mail: admissions@ncpachina.org

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