2016-08-14

Our Team

Leadership

 

Xiaohang SUMNER, Executive Director

From being an IB student in the 1980s, Xiaohang has accumulated over 30 years of experiences in various capacities in International Baccalaureate programs: Teacher, Coordinator, Examiner, Senior Examiner, Workshop Leader, Visiting Team Member and IB World Schools’ founding director. Xiaohang was co-founder and founding Director General of the United World College in China before coming to OCAC-Suzhou.

 

 

Timothy Fryer, Foreign Principal

Tim has over 30 years of experience as a teacher and leader at international schools. An IBDP Chemistry teacher and examiner, Tim has taught in IB schools for most of his career, and has served in both CAS and DP coordinator roles. He has many years of experience as a pastoral care leader. Tim has a BSc in Applied Chemistry, PGCE in Chemistry, a MA in Education and holds a Doctorate in Education awarded by the University of Leicester, UK. Tim is an experienced CIS visiting team member and has also led accreditation processes in his own schools.

 

LUO Kunchang, Acting Deputy Principal

Kunchang holds a master’s degree in education and has fifteen years of experience in international education. He was the principal of Guangzhou International Middle School Huangpu ZWIE and curriculum director of Zhongshan Whampoa International Education. Kunchang has served in IBDP coordinator, CAS coordinator and IBDP Chinese examiner roles.

 

 

Our Culture

 

Multi-cultural diversity: Our faculty and staff have multi-cultural backgrounds with full and rich experience in Chinese and western education, bilingual education and whole-person education.

Collaboration, in pursuit of excellence: We promote team spirit by encouraging collaboration among staff, with respect and tolerance for different opinions.

Learning and innovating: We are life-long learners, always keen to explore and innovate.

Student-first: We believe in student-centered education and encourage staff and students to grow together.

 

 

Our Team

Our team consists of teaching faculty and administrative staff who have diverse experiences in Chinese and western education, bilingual education and whole-person education. They are curriculum development leaders and teachers with a spectrum of experiences and expertise. They come from local and international schools with different education systems and curriculum frameworks. The ratio of Chinese to international teachers is 1:1.

Our current members come from many of the best known international schools, including United World Colleges, Chinese International School in Hong Kong, Suzhou Singapore International School, EtonHouse International School Suzhou, Dulwich International High School Suzhou, and Shanghai American School.

 

Early Years Leadership Team:

 

Renata McFarland, Head of Early Years

· From Germany
· PhD in Education, adjunct professor for international education master’s program
· 30 years of experience in international education
· Head of Early Years of EtonHouse Indonesia

 

 

MO Yinghua, Deputy Head of Early Years

· Master of Education
· More than ten years of experience in early years education
· Ex-Head, International Kindergarten of Suzhou Industrial Park Foreign Language School
· Dulwich College, Kid Castle Bilingual Kindergarten
· Outstanding Worker of the District

 

Primary Leadership Team:

 

Hollister (Holly) Hunt, Head of Primary

· Bachelor of Science
· From the USA
· 25 years of experience in international education
· Experienced in IB, American and British national curricula
· Lived and worked in four continents, 13 countries

 

WANG Xiaoyun, Deputy Head of Primary

· Bachelor of Teaching Chinese as Foreign Language
· Master of Education
· 13 years of experience in educational management of Chinese and international schools
· K-12 coordinator of Shanghai American School
· MYP Chinese language A examiner

YU Yunhua, Chinese Associate Head of Primary

· Major in Chinese language and literature
· Bachelor of Arts, Master of Business Administration
· More than ten years of management and teaching experience
· Suzhou Singapore International school

 

 

Joshua Medendorp, PYP Coordinator

· Bachelor of Business Administration, Master of Education
· From the USA
· Six years of experience in PYP and working in a bilingual environment
· Eight years of working experience in Asia
· Interim Head of Primary and PYP coordinator of Hillside World Academy in Singapore

Secondary Leadership Team:

 

David Brian, Head of Secondary

· Bachelor of Education
· From Canada
· More than 30 years of experience in international education
· Chinese International School, Hongkong
· IB MYP trainer and coordinator
· IB geography teacher

 

SUN Xiao,Assistant Head of Secondary and Director of Summer Programmes

· Master’s degree in Applied Linguistics
· UCLA-Professional Certificate of Counseling
· More than ten years experience in international education
· Director of the preparatory office of OCAC Wuxi
· Director of the international division of Jiangsu Tianyi High School and Wuxi No.1 High School
· IBDP Deputy Coordinator, CAS Coordinator

 

YANG Xuemei, Chinese Culture Program Counselor and Curriculum Development Coordinator

· Bachelor of Arts in Chinese Language and Literature
· More than 20 years of experience in international IB education
· Beijing BISS International School, Shanghai American School
· Years of PYP, MYP and DP Chinese teaching experience

 

 

Clay Burell, World politics and history teacher

· Co-Director of Chinese Culture Program
· M.A in Educational Leadership
· From the USA
· 20 years of experience in international education
· Shanghai American School, Korean International School
· Extensive knowledge of Asian history, Chinese history and culture and international politics

 

Jacqueline Mallais, Director of Student Life

· M.A in French and Education
· From Canada
· 20 years of experience in international education
· Teaching experience in six countries of three continents
· Speaks six languages

 

Administrative Management Team:

 

JIN Qiang, Director of Finance

· Director of Finance
· Bachelor of Business Administration
· 25 years of experience in finance management
· Rich experience in international school operations and management

 

 

JIN Yun, Director of Human Resources

· Master of Education Management
· Master of Business Administration
· 15 years of experience in HR and administrative management of international schools
· Worked for EtonHouse, Dulwich and United World College
· Involved in setups and management of international schools

 

WU Jun, Director of Operations

· Bachelor of Political Economics
· 20 years of experience in operations management
· Worked for multiple foreign companies and star hotels
· Four years of experience in administrative and operations management of schools

 

 

MENG Yifang, Director of Marketing and Admissions

· Master of Management
· Ten years experience in marketing and student admissions in international schools
· Worked for China Europe International Business School, Shanghai HD Bilingual School and Western International School of Shanghai