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

Patrick Kane

Director of Teaching and Learning

United States

Last Position
Director of Learning Support, Leman Manhattan Preparatory School, NY, USA

Degree
Certificate in School Leadership, The College of New Jersey
M.Ed., TESOL, The College of New Jersey
B.A., Rutgers University

Aracelis Maldonado

High School Principal

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

Hanson Yeung

Middle School Principal

Canada

Last Position
IB MYP Music Technology Teacher, ACS Hillingdon International School, London, United Kingdom GBR

Degree
M.Education Leadership, Lehigh University
B.Ed., the University of British Columbia
Bachelor of Music, McGill University

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

Matthew Kelsey

Director of Educational Technology

United States

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

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

Steven Liss

Director of Activities and Athletics

United States

Last Position
PE Teacher, Daegu International School, Korea

Degree
M.Ed., Instructional Leadership, Covenant College
B.S., Middle Grades Education, Toccoa Falls College

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

Counseling

Anthony Mastreani

High School Counselor

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

Liz Shuler

Counselor, Grades 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

Elizabeth (Libby) Wolfe Kennedy

High School Counselor

United States

Last Position
School Guidance and College Counselor, International School of Tianjin, China

Degree
M.Ed., Lewis and Clark College
B.S., Lewis and Clark College

Kathleen Brophy

Middle School and High School Counselor

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

High School Counselor

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

Chinese

May Hu

Grade 10, 11 Chinese

China

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

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

Miranda Li

Grade 12 Chinese

China

Last Position
Counselor, Fujian Jiang Xia College, China

Degree
M.A., Fujian Normal University
B.A., Fujian Normal University

Charcy Liu

Grade 10, 12 Chinese

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

Grade 7, 8 Chinese

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

Nina Jiang

Grade 9 Chinese

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

Grade 11, 12 Chinese

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

Grade 9, 10 Chinese

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

EAL

Ann Beebe

EAL Specialist

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

Hesper Wang

EAL Specialist, Social Studies

China

Last Position
Chinese Culture and Literature Teacher, Concordia Language Villages, Minnesota, United States

Degree
M.Ed., University of Hong Kong
B.A., Hong Kong Baptist University

Dr. Christine Palumbo

Director of EAL

United States

Last Position
US Department of State English Language Specialist Program (San Jose, Costa Rica)

Degree
Ph. D., M.A., Second Language Acquisition and Teaching (SLAT), University of Arizona
M.A., University of Maryland
B.S., University of Cincinnati

Jacob Wines

EAL Specialist, English

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

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

Mats Haaland

EAL Coordinator

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

Monica Kerr

EAL Specialist, English

Canada

Last Position
English Teacher, Canadian History Teacher, Drama Teacher, Global Geography Teacher, ELL Support Teacher, Jilin No. 1 High School Sino-Canadian Program, China

Degree
M.Ed., Mount Saint Vincent University
B.S., University of Maine - Fort Kent
B.A., Mount Saint Vincent University

Tim Birkett

EAL Specialist, Chemistry, Integrated Science

Australia

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

Degree
B.A., University of New England

William Arnold

EAL Specialist, Math

Australia

Last Position
EAL Teacher, Australian International School Malaysia, Malaysia

Degree
M.Ed., University of New England
B.A., University of Newcastle

English

Aubrey Scholz

MS English

Canada

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

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

Chelsea Wilson

AP English Language & Composition, Film as Literature

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

Collin Peterson vanKanegan

Grade 10 English, Mythology: Stories of Gods and Heroes

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

Grade 11 English, AP Seminar

United States

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

Degree
B.S., Illinois State University

Jill Redl

Grade 10, AP English Language & Composition

United States

Last Position
English (AP) Teacher, Colegio Nueva Granada, Colombia

Degree
M.A., University of Virginia - Charlottesville
B.A., Gonzaga University

Jodi Tagessen

Grade 9, 11 English

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

Lidiya Reese

Grade 9 English

United States

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

Degree
B.S., Eastern Michigan University

Health & Physical Education

Christopher Riske

Health & Physical Education I, II.

United States

Last Position
Full Time Teacher, Rincon Valley Middle School

Degree
B.A., Sonoma State University

John Brennan

Grade 7, 8 Health and Physical Education

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

Jonathan Cregg

Exercise Science, Health & Physical Education II

Canada

Last Position
Teacher of Science, Health & Physical Education, Eastdale Collegiate and Vocational Institute, Ontario, Canada

Degree
M.A.T., Griffith University
B.S., Brock University

Romeo Pabayo

Health & Physical Education I, Leadership & Sports Management

Canada

Last Position
Physical Education, Maple Leaf International School, China

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

Mathematics

Chris Cheronis

Integrated Math 2, Pre-Calculus

United States

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

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

Don Redl

AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC and Intro to Analysis

United States

Last Position
Department Head & Mathematics (AP) Teacher, Colegio Nueva Granada, Colombia

Degree
M.A., Princeton University
B.A., Harvard University

John David Barton

AP Computer Science A, Integrated Math III, Modeling With Mathematics

United States

Last Position
Licensed Teacher (FIRST Robotics Club, Computer Programming Club), Edward W. Clark High School, Nevada, United States

Degree
B.S., University of Nevada, Las Vegas

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 AB

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

Wilson Ashton

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

Roy Li Xilin

Grade 7, 8 Mathematics

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

Performing Arts

Bradley Caliva

Wind Ensemble, Cadet Band

United States

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

Degree
B.M., Texas Tech University

Jessica Rose

Introduction to Dance I

United States

Last Position
Vision International School, Pre-K Teacher; Al Wakrah, QA

Degree
B.F.A., Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

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

Concert Choir, Chamber Singers, Choral 9

United States

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

Degree
B.M.E., Otterbein University

Nancy Jane Francis

Music Technology, Concert Choir, Mixed Choir, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Big Band

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

Naarah Callender

Grade 7, 8 Music

United States

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

Degree
B.A., Kennesaw State University

Richard Bright

Concert Band, Instrumental Music 9

United States

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

Degree
B.F.A., Wayne State University

Science

Annemarie Peterson

Biology, Integrated Science 9

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

Grade 7, 8 STEM

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

AP Biology, Biology

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

AP Chemistry,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

Patricia Merewether

AP Physics I

United States

Last Position
Science Teacher, Denver South High School, Colorado, USA

Degree
M.A., University of New Mexico
B.S., University of New Mexico

Rachel Dragos

Chemistry, Integrated Science

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

United States

Last Position
 Innovation Hub Manager, NCPA

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

Social Studies

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

Dr. Dana Van Tilborg

AP Human Geography, Global Issues and Debate I

United States

Last Position
Social Studies Teacher, Denver South High School, Colorado, USA

Degree
Ph.D., University of New Mexico 
M.A., University of New Mexico
B.A., University of Florida

David Stanciu

Grade 10 Social Studies

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

AP Human Geography, Grade 9 Social Studies

United States

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

Degree
B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison

Luke Harris

AP Economics, Psychology

United States

Last Position
Mathematics (MYP & IB), Activities Director, Humanities (MYP), UCSI International School, Malaysia

Degree
M.Ed., South Dakota State University
B.S., Ball State University

Mayra Palacios

Grade 9 Social Studies, 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

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

Visual Arts

Alanna Mounsey

Grade 9 Art Foundation, Ceramics

Canada

Last Position
Art and Social Studies Teacher, British Columbia Canadian International School, Egypt

Degree
B.F.A., Thomson Rivers University
B.Ed., Thompson Rivers University

Chalynne Cowan

Graphic Design,Mixed Media 3D,Art Foundation 9

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

Grade 9 Art Foundation, Art History, Mixed Media 2D

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

Grade 7, 8 Art

Chile

Last Position
Art Teacher, Liceo Experimental, Chile

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

Jon Poblador

Drawing & Painting, Grade 9 Art Foundation, AP Studio Art

United States

Last Position
9-12th Grade Art Teacher, Trevor Browne High School, Arizona, United States

Degree
M.F.A., University of Pennsylvania
B.F.A., Northern Illinois University

Nansha College Preparatory Academy
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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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