• Rebecca Macoskey
    University of Cincinnati
    Music & Art
    Pudong Lower School
    Hello! My name is Rebecca Macoskey and I’m thrilled to be teaching lower school music and art this year. I grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and obtained my degree in music education from the University of Cincinnati. I moved to Shanghai shortly after graduating and taught elementary and middle school music for four years. I love helping children explore the arts, hone their natural abilities, and try things that they may not have otherwise tried. I’m looking forward to a fantastic, art-filled year!
  • Jennifer Marotto
    University of North Texas
    English as an Additional Language
    Hongqiao Lower School
    Greetings, I’m Jenni Marotto and I love being part of the SCIS family! I believe every learner can succeed, and I am passionate about learning being contextualized in content for English learners. This is my third year at SCIS and my tenth year working in education professionally; I’ve had the opportunity to work with curriculum development, program coordination, and in my favorite position, teaching! After teaching in Texas my husband and I moved to Vietnam where we taught in Hanoi for three years before coming to Shanghai. Our son was born here and he is such a joy! When I have free time, I enjoy hanging out with family, traveling, grilling, and training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. My favorite animals are elephants, tropical penguins, and monkeys!
  • John Marotto
    University of North Texas
    Grade Two
    Hongqiao Lower School
    Hi all! My name is John Joseph Marotto, and I was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. I graduated from the University of North Texas. I have been an enthusiastic educator of elementary grades for the last several years and have a great deal of experience effectively working with English Language Learners. I began my teaching career in Dallas, taught 5th grade at an international school in Vietnam, and I am thrilled to be at SCIS for my 3rd year with more amazing 2nd graders!
  • Martin Mavec
    Buffalo State University
    Science
    Pudong Upper School
    I’m excited to be working at SCIS for my fourth year! I have been teaching Middle School Science for seventeen years mostly in the international setting. Prior to SCIS, I taught in the Philippines for three years, in Thailand for three years, and in Mexico for three years. My first teacher experience was in Colorado, USA where I taught Science and Social Studies for four years. I have a passion for education and love to share my scientific knowledge with others. I like the hands-on, minds-on, scientific inquiry approach to learning where my students gain an appreciation of the importance of science for understanding the world around them as well as how it contributes to their lives. Besides being an educator, I have a passion for fitness and coaching and like to share my knowledge with my students. At SCIS, I coach middle school rugby and soccer and do the conditioning for numerous sports. Outside of school, I enjoy doing activities such as mountain biking, hiking, running, traveling, reading, and learning new languages. I’m looking forward to an another fun-filled time this year at SCIS!
  • Maria McCabe
    Grade Two
    Pudong Lower School
    Hello, my name is Maria McCabe and I am super excited to be teaching second grade for my second year here at SCIS Pudong. I am originally from Long Island, New York, and have been teaching internationally for twelve years in PYP schools in Italy, The Netherlands, and Connecticut in the United States. This is my second year here at SCIS and my first experience in Asia. One of the things I enjoy most about teaching is working with the natural curiosity and expressive nature of my students. In my professional career, I have been fortunate to have attended Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Project Zero for six years and am now training to be a coach for the Visible Thinking online course. The focus of Visible Thinking is to cultivate children’s thinking skills and dispositions by participating in Thinking Routines while also deepening conceptual understandings in their learning. Visible Thinking and the PYP are a perfect match! In my spare time, I enjoy taking long walks, visiting art galleries and museums, traveling, and exploring the delicious varieties of dumplings that are available everywhere here in Shanghai!
  • Melanie McClure
    James Madison University
    Principal
    Hongqiao Early Child Education Campus
    Greetings ECE families, I am thrilled to continue leading the SCIS ECE team and appreciate its commitment to impacting students early in life. My work and travels throughout the US, Europe, and parts of the middle east have prepared me well for this far east adventure. I have been teaching and leading early childhood/elementary students for over 20 years, both in private and public schools. My formal schooling is with James Madison University where I received my Early Childhood degree and Virginia Tech where I received my Administrative degree. My commitment is to collaborate with parents and teachers to hone an incredible learning environment for our students. My professional focus of observing, connecting and interacting with students and teachers at all levels continually influences our school instructional decisions and goals. Through our new accreditation as an IB Primary Years Program (PYP) we are expanding our student's curiosity, interest and inquiry skills. In addition, we are strategic in developing students executive functions and conceptual understanding so they are better prepared for this exciting, challenging and dynamic world. Kevin, my husband, and I have four grown children that are living and working throughout the U.S. Therefore, the two of us are enjoying the rich cultural experience and adventures available throughout China and surrounding countries.
  • Malika Meidinger
    Georgia State University
    Kindergarten
    Pudong Lower School
    Hello! My name is Malika Meidinger, and I am thrilled to be teaching kindergarten at SCIS! I previously taught kindergarten and 1st grade in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. I received both my bachelors and masters degrees from Georgia State University in traditional and special education with endorsements in K-5 math and science. I grew up outside of Chicago, Illinois, which helped inspire my love of big cities! Prior to teaching, I studied architecture at Georgia Tech, which has lent itself to a love of creativity and exploration in the classroom. I believe that every child is a life-long learner, and I am passionate about instilling a love for learning in every student! Outside of the classroom, I love traveling, being outdoors, reading, and comedy! I know we are going to have a fantastic year!
  • Lennox Meldrum
    Queensland University of Technology & University of Southern Queensland
    Vice Principal
    Hongqiao Upper School
    My international teaching journey began in Beijing in 2002 so coming to Shanghai to work at SCIS feels like coming home. After 9 years in Beijing as a science teacher, DP Coordinator, and Principal, I moved to The Hague to work for the IB as curriculum manager for DP Physics and MYP Sciences and Mathematics. Recently I was the founding Principal at a new IB World School in Malaysia. I am excited to be part of the SCIS community.
  • Daisy Mi
    Bo Hai University
    Mandarin Coordinator
    Pudong Upper School
    Ni Hao, everyone! I am Daisy Mi and I am a Mandarin teacher as well as coordinator at Pudong Upper School campus. I have been part of the SCIS family since 2007. Prior to that I taught in a local school and a Taiwanese school after graduating with my degree in education in 2005. I have the pleasure of leading the Mandarin program and I feel proud of promoting this beautiful language to students from every corner of the world. Teaching Mandarin also provides the perfect opportunity to share my passion with those around me. SCIS has already become part of my life as a big family, I feel honored to be working here and I am thrilled to be a member of such a wonderful community.
  • Karen Miller
    University of Washington
    Grade One
    Hongqiao Early Child Education Campus
    My name is Karen Miller and I joined SCIS as a Grade 1 teacher in 2015. I grew up in Seattle, Washington in the United States where I attended the University of Washington for my Bachelors of Liberal Arts degree. I then furthered my studies at Heritage University for my Masters in Teaching. Before coming to Shanghai I taught several years at the primary level in Seattle and Doha, Qatar. In my time outside of school I enjoy traveling, hiking, reading, and spending time with friends and family. I am excited to begin a new adventure in China and be a part of the SCIS community!
  • Lindsey Morton
    Simon Fraser University
    Pre-School
    Hongqiao Early Child Education Campus
    My name is Lindsey Morton and I will be teaching preschool this year at SCIS. I grew up on the west coast of Canada on Vancouver Island. I love going back every summer to visit friends, family and go fishing and camping. Since leaving British Columbia I’ve had the good fortune to become an international teacher. In the past 6 years I’ve taught in international schools in Vietnam and Egypt. This is my second year teaching preschool at SCIS. My time as an international teacher has been a very formative part of my life. I’ve discovered that teaching not only involves instilling knowledge into young minds, but also being a caring and understanding person that a child can look to for support. I’ve also learned that teaching is about giving children a chance to discover the world on their own. I enjoy my role encouraging the inquiry of young minds and watching where their curiosity takes them. I have a Bachelor of Education from Simon Fraser University.
  • Aleksa Moss
    Governors State University
    Pre-Kindergarten
    Pudong Lower School
    Hello! My name is Aleksa Moss. I am coming to SCIS from previous teaching experiences in Sumatra, Indonesia, Macau SAR China, Michigan and Illinois. I teach Pre-K at SCIS Pudong campus. I hold a K-5 teaching credential from the State of Michigan and a K-8 credential from the Province of Ontario, with an additional Early Childhood Specialist credential in the State of Illinois. I have completed a Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus on digital learning and technology design. Currently, I am also working towards a Doctorate Degree in International Educational Leadership. This will be my 12th year of teaching, and I love working with young children. Their enthusiasm and joy in new experiences is contagious. My husband Mat and I are avid travelers, adventurers, and love of Lebanese food. I like to spend my time exploring caves, reading, and being outdoors. I'm excited for new classes and new learning opportunities at SCIS!
  • Larisa Mount
    University of Mary Washington, North Carolina State University
    Kindergarten
    Pudong Lower School
    I’m excited to be teaching kindergarten at SCIS. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in English and Sociology from the University of Mary Washington and a Master of Arts in Teaching from North Carolina State University. Previously, I have taught kindergarten in Raleigh, North Carolina, and kindergarten and first grade in Al-Wakra, Qatar. I love teaching kindergarten because students are making such great discoveries about themselves as learners – and there’s so much to explore! I have a great passion for early mathematics and have given several presentations on early math topics at teacher conferences and workshops. I’m excited about the adventures that await in Shanghai! Outside of the classroom, my hobbies include voracious reading, exercising indoors and out, and most importantly: seeing as many Broadway musicals as possible.
  • Molly Myers
    New York University
    Grade One
    Pudong Lower School
    Since 2012, I have been happy to spend my days teaching amazing first graders here at SCIS. Prior to coming to China, I taught children with autism for 7 years and served as a curriculum developer for 2 years in New York City. I received my second Masters degree in Educational Leadership, Politics and Advocacy- School Building Administration from New York University and continue my passion for life-long learning. I am currently working on my doctoral degree in Instructional Leadership at NOVA Southeastern University, with a focus on teacher reflective practices using video. When I am not reading research or writing my dissertation, I love exploring Chinese markets, cooking, and visiting art galleries.