Scott Reid
Vice Principal & Head of Primary School
Scott Reid has nearly two decades of experience in developing and leading international schools in Canada, China, South Korea, and Vietnam. He began his career as a teacher and has held the posts of Principal, Founding Principal, and Director of Education for a variety of schools. Mr. Reid has worked with Canadian and American curriculum and has degrees in English and Education. Mr. Reid brings a focus on team-building, a student-centred approach, and on developing well-rounded students who have demonstrated skills in Academics, Arts, and Athletics.
Lisa Wu
Deputy Head of Primary School
Miss. Wu graduated from Beijing Language and Culture University with a Master's degree in Linguistics and Applied Linguistics. She has worked in Peking University, University of International Business and Economics, Educational Institutions, and California Public Schools in the United States. She has both Chinese and California teaching certificates and has an in-depth understanding of the teaching philosophy and teaching methods of China and the United States. She has rich experience and knowledge in classroom teaching, online teaching, Chinese and English teaching, and immersion program. Years of work and educational experience have formed her own teaching philosophy: student-centered, focus on the whole child, value and respect individuality, and study for life.
Wendy Swanner
Deputy Head of Primary School
Ms. Swanner has been teaching in US and international schools for 12 years. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Northern Arizona University, with a Middle Grades English Language Arts Endorsement and a Structured English Immersion Endorsement. She has also received TESOL/TESL Certification from Oxford Seminars and GLOBE certification from the University of Arizona. Her professional honors include receiving the Rotary Club Teacher of the Year award in the United States,as well as volunteering to lead community programs including Girl Scouts, Bowl for Kid’s Sake, and participation in the Adobe Mountain Wildlife Rescue.
Denise Jiang
Assistant Deputy Head of Primary
Denise Jiang is an experienced interpreter and educator holding a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Guangdong Ocean University and was selected in an exchange program with West Carolina University and is currently in a Master of Education Degree program at Concordia University. She started her career as an educator in early 2014 and has continually gained knowledge and understanding of the American and British curriculums over the past years while working in international schools in Guangzhou, Shanghai and Beijing. She has met outstanding educators from all over the world and has been through wholistic mentorship. She has an ever-growing love and passion in education and consistently provides support and guidance to her students to reach their goals. She always demonstrates compassion and respect to her students, and encourages them to develop an independent, creative, caring, and cooperative mindset. She also loves to inspire young students to explore, to create, and to think critically during their process of acquiring knowledge. As a life-long learner, Denise hopes to strengthen the minds of her students and be an example for them to look up to and follow.
*Teachers' names are listed in no particular order.