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

Steven Groene

Director of EAL

United States

Last Position
EAL Instructional Coach, NCPA

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

Lisa Hughes

Director of Educational Technology

United States

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

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

Ginger Shi

Dean of Students

China

Last Position
Chinese Teacher, NCPA

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

Hervé Guillotel

Director of Activities and Athletics

Canada

Last Position
Athletics Director, Beanstalk International Bilingual School

Degree
M.Ed., Memorial University, Canada
MBA, Royal Roads University, Canada
B.Sc., Université de Montréal, Canada

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

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

Lannee Baker-Smith

Assessment Coordinator

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

Counseling

Corrine Spaeth

Social-Emotional Counselor

United States

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

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

Liz Shuler

Social-Emotional Counselor

United States

Last Position
Secondary Social and Emotional Counselor, The International Academy Amman, Jordan

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

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

Maggie Liu

College Counselor

China

Last Position
College Counselor, Meisha Academy

Degree
B.A., Massey University, New Zealand

EAL

Steven Groene

Director of EAL

United States

Last Position
EAL Instructional Coach, NCPA

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

Jacob Wines

EAL Instructional Coach

United States

Last Position
EAL Specialist in English 7 & 8, NCPA

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

Tim Birkett

EAL Specialist in Science

Australia

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

Degree
B.A., University of New England

David Torrance

EAL Specialist in Math

United Kingdom

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

Degree
LLB (Hons), University of Kent

Harriet Lim-Holmes

EAL Specialist in Social Studies

United Kingdom

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

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

Kameron Cole

EAL Specialist in English

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.

Lynn Liu

EAL Specialist in English

China

Last Position
English Instructional Assistant, NCPA

Degree
M.Ed., Framingham State University
B.A., Beijing Inst. of Tech., Zhuhai

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 Social Studies

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

English

Aubrey Scholz

AP Research & English Literature

Canada

Last Position
English 7 & 8 Teacher, NCPA

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

Collin Peterson-Van Kanegan

Pre-AP English 2

United States

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

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

Grace Ridnour-Nollsch

Pre-AP English 1 & 2

United States

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

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

Mobin Hedayati

Pre-AP English 1 & English 8

United States

Last Position
Student Teacher, Hartford Public High School

Degree
B.A., St. Olaf College

Peter Kassouf

AP English Language & Composition

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

Pre-Calculus AB & 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 & Pre-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

Darren Hahn

AP Computer Science

Australia

Last Position
Computer Teacher, Hefei Number 1 High School

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

Eric Huang

Math 8 & Integrated Math II

China

Last Position
Math Teacher, Foshan Etonhouse International School

Degree
M.A., University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas.
B.S., University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colorado.

Hui Ting Jiang

Integrated Math II & III

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

Pre-Calculus AB & 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

Liza Fagan

Chemistry & AP Chemistry

United States

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

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

Adam Kleppe Nollsch

Integrated Science

United States

Last Position
Science Teacher, Bilkent Laboratory and International School, Ankara

Degree
B.A., University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA

James Kelley

Chemistry & Biology

United States

Last Position
AP Biology & AP Enviroment Science Teacher, Big Briage Academy, China

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

Jordan Wambeke

Design Thinking & Inno-Hub Facilitator

United States

Last Position
Inno-Hub Facilitator, NCPA

Degree
B.S., University of Wyoming

Nina Gross

Biology & AP Environmental Science

United States

Last Position
Science Teacher, Discovery Middle School, Washington

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

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

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

STEM 8

China

Last Position
Science Instructional Assistant, NCPA

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

Social Studies

Gregory Elsen

AP Human Geography

United States

Last Position
Social Studies Teacher, Minnesota Virtual High School

Degree
M.A., University of North Dakota
B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison

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 9 & 10

Canada

Last Position
Social Studies 7 & 8 Teacher, NCPA

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

Joel Ivory

Social Studies 8 & English 8

Australia

Last Position
English Teacher to grades 4-6, Phoenix City International School

Degree
B.A., Griffith University

Albert Wang

Social Studies 10 & AP Microeconomics

China

Last Position
AP/A-Level Teacher for Economics, Business and Finance, Shenzhen Duowei Education

Degree
MBA, Peking University
B.A., Guangdong University of Fiance & Economics

Evelyn Zhou

Social Studies 9 & AP Human Geography

China

Last Position
Social Studies Teacher, Al Ihsan School

Degree
B.A., University of Iowa

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 11 & 12

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 9 & 10

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

Summer Xiao

Chinese 8 & 10

China

Last Position
Chinese Department Teaching Assistant, NCPA

Degree
B.A., China West 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

Sophie Sun

Chinese 9 & 10

China

Last Position
Chinese teacher, The Bay Academy

Degree
M.A., Heilongjiang University, Harbin, China
B.A., Heilongjiang East University, Harbin,China

Shelby Xie

Chinese 10 & 12

China

Last Position
Chinese Teacher, Dipont Huayao Collegiate School Kunshan

Degree
B.A., Jiangxi Normal University

Performing Arts

Kayne Edwards

Introduction to Music & Chamber Singers & Concert Choir

United States

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

Degree
B.M.E., Otterbein University

Peter Pagett

Introduction to Music & Wind Ensemble & Concert Band

Australia

Last Position
Music Teacher, Alcanta International College, Guangzhou

Degree
Grad.Dip.Ed, Griffith University, Brisbane, Queensland
B.Mus(Hons), Queensland Conservatorium

Katrina Elsen

Introduction to Drama & Drama Production I

United States

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

Degree
B.A., Lawrence University

Jane Francis

Mixed Choir & Music Tech

United States

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

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

Richard Bright

Cadet Band & Concert Band & Jazz Band

United States

Last Position
Music Teacher, Vision International School, Qatar

Degree
B.F.A., Wayne State University

Fiona He

Music 8 & Concert Choir & Music Tech

China

Last Position
Student Teacher, NCPA

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

Visual Arts

Terry Horn

Mixed Media 3D & Graphic Design

United States

Last Position
Visual Arts Teacher, Dalian American International School

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

Brooke Vogel

Visual Studies 9 & Drawing and Painting

United States

Last Position
Art Teacher, Beijing City International School, China

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

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

William Riley

Pre-AP Visual Arts & Visual Studies 9

United States

Last Position
Art Teacher, Huanggang Primary School Guangzhou Branch (Huadu)

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

Narch Xie

Art 8

China

Last Position
Art Teaching Assistant, NCPA

Degree
B.A., Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts

Health & Physical Education

Patrick Hughes

HPE I & Team Strategy and Sports

United States

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

Degree
M.A.T., University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colorado
B.A., Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater, MA

Richard Li

HPE I & II

China

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

Degree
B.Ed., Zhaoqing University

Ross Cummins

HPE II & Leadership and Sports Management

United States

Last Position
Substitute Teacher, NCPA

Degree
B.S., University of Oregon

Bella Zhao

HPE 8 & Activities/Athletics Coordinator 

China

Last Position
Shenzhen College of International Education in Shenzhen, PE Teacher and Form Tutor

Degree
M.Ed., Beijing Sport University
B.Ed., Beijing Sport 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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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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