Teachers & Staff

Meet Our Dynamic Academic Staff

They live the school’s mission and inspire students to do so.

They have the ‘can do’ attitude, are problem solvers, resilient and lives with integrity at all times.

Ms. Aleksandra
PYP Homeroom Teacher

Ms. Aleksandra graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from the University of Evansville. She is a qualified teacher with 10 years of teaching experience.


Ms. Hamida
PYP Music Teacher

Ms. Hamida is a graduate of Choir Conducting from Baku Music Academy with both Bachelor's and Master's degrees. 

She has 3 years of teaching experience in international schools and 5 years in music schools in Azerbaijan. 

Mr. Nemanja

Mr. Nemanja has 7 years of teaching experience and 12 years experience of coaching/teaching Judo. He graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Management from the University of Nikola Tesla, Serbia and obtained Judo Coaching Certificate from the Faculty of Sport and Tourism, Novi Sad, Serbia.

Ms. Spring
Chinese Language and Literature

Ms. Spring has 10 years of international teaching experience, including 6 years as a Chinese language teacher and ESL assistant in Kentucky, USA. Before that, she also taught Chinese language and literature in the Philippines and China. She is a qualified teacher with teaching certifications in three countries, including China, the US, and the UK. In addition, she was recognized as an outstanding teacher at the Confucius Institute of Western Kentucky in the US.

Mr. Georgios
 MYP Music & DP Music

Mr. Georgios is a Ph.D. graduate from the University of Birmingham, UK and he also obtained an Integrated Master’s Degree in Music Studies (Bachelor and Master’s combined) from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece. He has 10 years of teaching experience.

Mr. Rafael

Mr Rafael holds a Bachelor’s degree in Humanities and a Master’s degree in Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language from Spain. He has a PGCE from John Moore University. He has been teaching in China since 2019, and has now gained fluency in Chinese language.

Mr. Sebastien
IBDP Coordinator; IBDP Business Management; I&S / French Teacher

Mr. Sebastien has been teaching in IB World schools in Europe, the Middle East and Asia for 21 years. Aside from teaching, he has also been an IB CAS coordinator, an Extended Essay coordinator and a University Counseling advisor. Sebastien has a master’s degree and a teaching license from France. He is an IB diploma examiner, team leader and standardization team member for the November and May sessions.

Ms. Yuna
Chinese Language and Literature

Ms. Yuna obtained a Master’s Degree in Education from the University of Manchester, UK and a Bachelor’s Degree in Chinese Language and Literature from Soochow University, China. She has 5 years of teaching experience in both Shanghai and Guangdong.

Mr. Jason
Boarding Director

Mr. Jason has taught for 17 years, including the IB and MYP subjects of technology, design, computer science, and media studies. He previously taught at YK PAO School in Shanghai where he was the Head of ICT and also a Dorm Parent. Mr. Jason also taught technology and English for 7 years in Thailand. He holds a Bachelor's Degree from the University of New Hampshire, USA and he also studied at Boston University, USA.

Mr. Anar
MYP Design

Mr. Anar graduated from Marmara University with a Bachelor‘s degree in Computer and Control. He worked as a secondary ICT/Robotics teacher at ABQ Seeb International School and Baku Modern International School. He was the lead Robotics teacher at Engineering for Kids Baku (STEM) .

Ms. Emkay
PYP Homeroom Teacher

Ms. Emkay has 7 years of teaching experience in South Africa and China. She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Basic Education from the University of Johannesburg, South Africa.


Ms. Khadija
MYP Mathematics

Ms. Khadija has a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics and Information Teaching from Baku Engineering University, Azerbaijan. With 4 years of teaching experience, Ms. Khadija has also published some textbooks in mathematics.

Ms. Warda
Visual Arts

Ms. Warda holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts and a Master’s Degree in Education. She has 7 years of teaching experience in both Pakistan and China. She also works as an IB DP Examiner and an IB MYP Examiner in IBEN.

Mr. Jamie
PYP Homeroom Teacher

Mr. Jamie obtained his Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology and Education from the University of Sheffield, and his Bachelor’s Degree in Education and Physical Education from Liverpool John Moores University in the United Kingdom. He is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Education from the University of Essex, UK.  He is a qualified teacher with 7 years of teaching experience in Hong Kong and Guangdong.

Mr. Paul
PYP Homeroom Teacher

With a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from Saint-Peterburg State University, a Bachelor’s Degree in Linguistic from Tomsk Polytechnic University, a Postgraduate Certificate in Education from the University of Sunderland in the UK, Mr. Paul is now pursuing a master’s degree in Education Leadership from University of Bath, UK. He has 6 years of teaching experience in China.

Mr. Charles
PYP Homeroom Teacher

Mr. Charles graduated with double Bachelor’s degrees. The first one is major in French (with Honors), minor in Japanese and English. His second degree is in Secondary Education from Sydney University in Australia. He has 13 years of teaching experience both in Australia and China.


Mr. Maxwell
MYP Mathematics

Mr. Maxwell has 8 years of teaching experience in ISA International School of Guangzhou, Huanggang Middle School International Department. He obtained an IB Teaching Certificate and High School Mathematics Teacher Certificate. Also, he is recently pursuing a Master's Degree.


Mr. Jaime
CASE Coordinator; PYP PSPE; DP Sports Science

Mr. Jaime graduated with a Master's Degree in Sports Science and Physical Activity from Madrid, Spain. He has over 5 years of coaching and teaching experience in Spain and Shanghai, and he is committed to passing on the love for sports and a healthy lifestyle to students.

Ms. Cindy
Chinese Language and Literature

Ms. Cindy graduated with a Master's Degree in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Language. She has 5 years of teaching experience including a year in Australia. She has a Certificate of Assistants to Teachers of Chinese Program granted by the Education Department of Victoria State, Australia, and a Teacher’s Qualification Certificate for Senior High School in China.

Ms. Catherine

Ms. Catherine has a Master's Degree, with National Teacher Certifications (Senior High School, English & Senior High School, Psychology). She has over a year of teaching experience in Hanlin Middle School, Guangzhou.


Ms. Anna
Visual Arts

Ms. Anna has a Bachelor's degree from Kyiv National University of Technologies and Design. Over her eight years' practice, Ms. Anna gained a variety of teaching techniques and worked with different kinds of learners of different ages. She has been teaching the IB Primary Years (PYP) curriculum for four years, and art courses to primary and secondary school students for two years.

Mr. Dmytro

Mr. Dmytro has a Master’s Degree in Economics. He taught English to different age groups in Ukraine, and has been in China since 2016 teaching the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) curriculum and English Language Acquisition (ELA) to middle school students.