• Garret Newell
    University of California
    Mathematics
    Pudong Upper School
    Hello! My name is Garret Newell and I hail from the beautiful state of California. Before moving to Shanghai in the summer of 2008, I taught in California's public schools for three years. Through my tenures there and now here at SCIS, I've been able to teach just about every high school math class one could imagine from basic Algebra and Geometry to AP Calculus and now of course Higher Level Mathematics in the IB. I love teaching mathematics because I enjoy presenting concepts to my students that explain the natural world around us. Everyday presents a new challenge and to me, thats what its all about! When I'm not teaching or coaching soccer I typically spend my time playing soccer myself, playing a little guitar or enjoying the outdoors. I'm happy with the opportunities my time here in Shanghai has afforded me and I'm excited to see what adventure comes next!
  • Brendan Newman
    Queen's University, Universtiy of Waterloo
    Physical Education
    Hongqiao Lower School
    Hi everyone, my name is Brendan Newman and I am delighted to be your Lower School PE Teacher this year. This is now my 7th year at SCIS, and I am proud to be a part of this wonderful community in Shanghai. I grew up and completed my education in Ontario, Canada, at both the University of Waterloo and Queen's University. Previously, I have worked and lived in Macau, Honduras, South Korea and Australia. The students that I teach at SCIS will agree that I am passionate about sports, but more specifically hockey, baseball, rugby, and American football. Teaching is the perfect job for me, as each day I enjoy learning, overcoming challenges, and laughing alongside my students.
  • Julie Nicol
    The College of William and Mary & University of Colorado Denver
    Pre-Kindergarten
    Hongqiao Early Child Education Campus
    I was born and raised in beautiful Richmond, Virginia. After receiving my B.A. from The College of William and Mary, I moved to Seoul, South Korea to help establish new locations of a U.S.-based early childhood enrichment program. I spent 2 years there, and fell in love with international teaching. I then moved to Boulder, Colorado to teach preschool and prekindergarten while completing my Masters of Human Development and Education from the University of Colorado, Denver. I am so excited to continue my journey at SCIS and in Shanghai for a second year!