Faculty

Administration

Aracelis Maldonado

Head of School

Venezuela

Last Position
HS Principal, NCPA

Degree
M.Ed., Framingham State University
B.S., Universidad Central de Venezuela

Sarah McRoberts

Upper Secondary Principal

United States

Last Position
Lower Secondary Principal, NCPA

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

Hanson Yeung

Lower Secondary Principal

Canada

Last Position
Principal, The Bay Academy

Degree
M.Ed., Lehigh University
B. Ed., University of British Columbia
B. Mus., McGill University

Hope Li

Director of Teaching and Learning

China

Last Position
ECE Dean, BASIS Guangzhou

Degree
M.A., University of Northern Colorado, CO, USA
B.A., Yibin University, Sichuan, China

Ivy Zhou

Vice Principal for External Communications

China

Last Position
Head of Chinese Department, NCPA

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

Dr. Youngmin Ashley An

Director of EAL

South Korea

Last Position
ELL Coordinator, DP Psychology, DP English B, and MYP I&S , Boston International School, Wuxi

Degree
Ph.D., Pukyung National University, Busan, Korea
M.A., The University of Findlay, Findlay, Ohio
M.A., Ohio Dominican University
B.A., Baker University, Baldwin, KS

Frank Thong

Director of Educational Technology

United States

Last Position
Secondary School Technology Coach and Teacher, International School of Dongguan

Degree
MBA., University of South Australia, Adelaide, South Australia
B.A., California State University, Fullerton, California

Romeo Pabayo

Director of Activities and Athletics

Canada

Last Position
Director of Activities and Athletics, NCPA

Degree
Bachelor of Recreation and Leisure, Brock University

Ginger Shi

Dean of Students

China

Last Position
Chinese Teacher, NCPA

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

Angel Zhou

Government Liaison Officer

China

Last Position
Assistant to Principals, NCPA

Degree
M.A., Buckinghamshire New University, UK
B.A., South China Normal University

Specialists

Lannee Baker-Smith

Educational Data Specialist

United Kingdom

Last Position
Head of Data, Reporting and Tracking, Merchiston International School

Degree
M.A., University of Warwick, Coventry, UK
B.A., University of South Wales, Treforest, Wales, UK

Kameron Cole

Reading Specialist

United States

Last Position
Middle & High School English Teacher, International School of Dongguan

Degree
M.A., California State University Dominguez Hills, Carson, CA.
B.A., University of Oregon, Eugene, OR.

Rayna Sundstrom

Head Librarian

Australia

Last Position
Head of Library, EMASI Schools, Ho Chi Minh City

Degree
M.Ed., Charles Sturt University, Dubbo, NSW
B.A., University of Newcastle, Newcastle, NSW

Counseling

Vivian Deng

Social-Emotional Counselor

China

Last Position
School Counselor, Zhuhai International School

Degree
B.S., Beijing Normal University, Zhuhai

Hayley Zhao

College Counselor

China

Last Position
Counseling Assistant, NCPA

Degree
B.A., Nanguo Business School, Guangzhou University of Foreign Studies

Ingrid Sakul

College Counselor

Indonesia

Last Position
Secondary School Guidance and University Counsellor, Global Jaya School, Indonesia

Degree
B.Ed., Atma Jaya Catholic University, Indonesia

Maggie Liu

College Counselor

China

Last Position
College Counselor, Meisha Academy

Degree
B.A., Massey University, New Zealand

Jane Liu

Social-Emotional Counselor

China

Last Position
Psychological Teacher, Shenzhen OCT Primary School

Degree
M.A., Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands
B.S., Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam,Netherlands

EAL

Kayahan Gogce

EAL Specialist in Science

Turkey

Last Position
ELA Teacher, Head Teacher, Kang Chiao International School, Xi'an, China

Degree
M.Ed., Moreland University, Washington D.C., USA
B.A., Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey

David Torrance

EAL Specialist in Math

United Kingdom

Last Position
PYP English Teacher, Canadian Foreign Language School, Guangzhou

Degree
LLB (Hons), University of Kent

Simon Yan

EAL Specialist in Social Studies

China

Last Position
Student Teacher, NCPA

Degree
B.A., University of Wisconsin-Platteville, WI

Susan Zeng

EAL Specialist in English

China

Last Position
Social Studies & Math Teacher Assistant, NCPA

Degree
M.Ed., Framingham State University
B.A., Xiangtan University

Cindy Chan

EAL Specialist in English

United States

Last Position
English Teacher, EF English First

Degree
B.A., CUNY Baruch College

Carmen Huang

EAL Specialist in English

China

Last Position
Teaching Assistant in Social Studies, NCPA

Degree
Master Of TESOL, Framingham State University
B.A., Xinhua College of Sun Yat-sen University

English

Aubrey Scholz

AP Research & English Literature

Canada

Last Position
English 7 & 8 Teacher, NCPA

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

Meriwether Falk

Pre-AP English 2

United States

Last Position
High School English Teacher, Penn High School, Mishawaka, IN, USA

Degree
M.A., Lewis & Clark College, USA
B.A., Portland State University

Dumisa Qononda

Pre-AP English 1 & 2

South Africa

Last Position
English Teacher, Queenstown Girls' High School, South Africa

Degree
B.A., Rhodes University, South Africa

Mobin Hedayati

Pre-AP English 1

United States

Last Position
Student Teacher, Hartford Public High School

Degree
B.A., St. Olaf College

Peter Kassouf

AP English Language & Composition, Mythology

United States

Last Position
Homeroom Teacher, Bard International Academy

Degree
M.B.A., Duquesne University
B.A., Ohio University, Athens, OH

Freddy Chen

AP Seminar & English Literature

China

Last Position
Analyst in Educational Quality Group, Department of Courses and Academic, Education Without Barriers

Degree
M.Ed., University of Edinburgh
B.A., Beijing Normal University, Zhuhai

Mathematics

Chris Cheronis

AP Pre-Calculus & Integrated Math III

United States

Last Position
Math Teacher, Jeddah Private International School, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

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

Roy Li

Integrated Math II & AP Calculus BC

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

Leo Kwong

AP Statistics & AP Pre-Calculus

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

Darren Hahn

AP Computer Science

Australia

Last Position
Computer Teacher, Hefei Number 1 High School

Degree
B.A., University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Queensland

Hui Ting Jiang

Integrated Math II & Advanced Algebra

United States

Last Position
Math Teacher, Tsinghua University High School International

Degree
M.Ed., Johns Hopkins University
B.S., Hunter College, New York

Xinrong Li

Integrated Math III & AP Calculus AB

China

Last Position
Math Teacher, iStudy Learning Center

Degree
M.A., University of Rhode Island, RI, USA
M.S., Peking University, Beijing, China
B.S., Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology, Jiangsu, China

Science

Rebecca Pettit

Biology & AP Biology

United States

Last Position
Middle/High School Science and STEAM Teacher, Country Day School, Alajuela

Degree
M.S., The State University of New York
B.A., The Pennsylvania State University

Jeafrey Murillon

Chemistry & AP Chemistry

Philippines

Last Position
Science Teacher, Presidential School Uzbekistan, Navoi Campus, Uzbekistan

Degree
M.A., Saint Paul University Surigao Campus
B.Ed., St Paul University Surigao Campus

Divina Paulete

Integrated Science & Chemistry

Philippines

Last Position
IGCSE/As/A Level Physics, Presidential School of Uzbekistan

Degree
M.Ed.,Univeristy of Perpetual Help Delta
B.Ed., Philippine Normal University

Terry Horn

Inno-Hub Facilitator & Design Thinking

United States

Last Position
Head of Visual Arts, NCPA

Degree
B.A., University of Alabama. Tuscaloosa, AL

Suman Neerukonda

Biology & AP Environmental Science

India

Last Position
Biology Teacher, Yew Wah International Education School of Yantai

Degree
M.S., Swami Ramananda Teerth Marathwada University
B.Ed., Acharya Nagarjuna University

Renly Yan

Integrated Science & AP Physics I

China

Last Position
Math Teacher, NCPA

Degree
M.A., The University of Sydney
B.S., Guangdong University of Technology

Caroline Xian

Integrated Science

China

Last Position
Science Instructional Assistant, NCPA

Degree
M.Ed., Framingham State University
B.S., Beijing Institute of Technology Zhuhai College

Social Studies

Nathan Laseter

AP Psychology & Psychology

United States

Last Position
Social Studies 9 & Psychology, NCPA

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

Spencer Sheffield

Social Studies II

Canada

Last Position
Social Studies 7 & 8 Teacher, NCPA

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

Eric Mitchler

Social Studies I

Canada

Last Position
History/Social Studies and DP Global Politics teacher, Canadian International School of Hefei, China

Degree
B.Ed., Trent University, Canada
B.A., Wilfred Laurier University, Canada

Marc Benelli

AP Microeconomics & AP Macroeconomics

United States

Last Position
English Teacher, Korean International School of Hanoi, Hanoi VN

Degree
B.A., University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

Chris Barber

Social Studies I & II

United States

Last Position
Senior High School Social Studies Teacher, Lakeland School Corporation, LaGrange, IN, USA

Degree
B.S., Ball State University, USA

Ryan Yang

AP Macroeconomics

China

Last Position
Economics Teacher, Assistant to Principal, Meisha Academy

Degree
MBA., Sun Yat-sen University
B.S., Sun Yat-sen University

Chinese

May Hu

Chinese IV

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 I & IV

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 III

China

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

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

Summer Xiao

Chinese I & II

China

Last Position
Chinese Department Teaching Assistant, NCPA

Degree
B.A., China West Normal University

Tong Sun

Chinese II

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

Nana Li

Chinese III, TA

China

Last Position
Teaching Assistant in Chinese, NCPA

Degree
B.A., Guangdong University of Petrochemical Technology

Performing Arts

Laura Bloss

Introduction to Music & Band

United States

Last Position
Band Teacher, Department Head, Tsinghua University HS International, Beijing

Degree
D.M.A., University of North Texas
M.A., University of Akron
B.Ed., Baldwin -Wallance University

Derek Sturtevant

Introduction to Music & Chamber Singers & Concert Choir

United States

Last Position
Vocal Music Teacher, Community School, Charles City, IA

Degree
B.Ed., Luther College, Decorah, IA

Brandon Nix

Band

United States

Last Position
Secondary Band Teacher, Beijing Qingsen School, Beijing

Degree
M.Ed., Boston University, Boston, MA
B.Ed., Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

Fiona He

Mixed Choir & Music Tech

China

Last Position
Student Teacher, NCPA

Degree
B.A., The University of Melbourne
B.M., The University of Melbourne

Visual Arts

Michael Frels

AP Studio Art & Ceramics & Mixed Media 2D

United States

Last Position
Art Teacher, Mingdao High School, Taiwan

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

Brooke Vogel

Art Foundations & Pre-AP Visual Arts

United States

Last Position
Art Teacher, Beijing City International School, China

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

William Riley

Graphic Design & Drawing and Painting

United States

Last Position
Art Teacher, Huanggang Primary School

Degree
M.F.A., New York Academy of Art, New York, NY
B.F.A., Pratt institute

Harriet Lim-Holmes

Art Foundations & Mixed Media

United Kingdom

Last Position
Head of Bilingual Junior Foreign Teachers, DEPU Foreign Language School

Degree
B.A., Plymouth University, Plymouth, Devon, United Kingdom

Health & Physical Education

Ross Cummins

HPE II

United States

Last Position
Substitute Teacher, NCPA

Degree
B.S., University of Oregon

Ben Detwiler

HPE I & Team Strategy and Sports

United States

Last Position
HPE Teacher, NCPA

Degree
B.A., Bangkok University, Bangkok

Richard Li

HPE I & II

China

Last Position
Coordinator of Students Athletics and Activities & Exercise Science, NCPA

Degree
B.Ed., Zhaoqing University

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 5488
E-mail: admissions@ncpachina.org

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Guangzhou, Guangdong, China 511458
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Fax: +86 20 3468 3528
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