• Ed W. Rajah
    Walla Walla College
    Upper School ESOL Coordinator
    Hongqiao Upper School
    “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” Born in Kandy, Sri Lanka and graduating from high school in Vancouver, BC, I then went to Walla Walla College, in College Place, WA, where I majored in Physical Education. After teaching a few years in the United States, I moved back to Vancouver and received my TESOL Diploma. I, then, moved to Brazil where I spent the last 12 years teaching ESL, 5th Grade, and for the last five years, 7th Grade English and History/Geography.  While there, I also completed a Master’s in International Teaching from Framingham College. I love music, sports, and am a self-proclaimed foodie.
  • Michael Razzari
    Drexel University
    MS Social Studies, ESOL
    Hongqiao Upper School
    Greetings! My name is Mike Razzari, and this is my first year at SCIS. I come from a small town (Escalon) in Northern California, but am very much a city slicker now, having previously taught ESL in Incheon/Seoul, South Korea for five years. My undergraduate work was completed at California State University Sacramento in 2008, and I recently received my teaching credential and Masters in education through Drexel University. Because the majority of my experience in education has been as an ESL teacher, I will be working with ESOL students this year. My teaching philosophy is geared towards critical pedagogy, and student-centered education, influenced heavily by the ideas of Paulo Freire and Tina Igoa. I’m looking forward to having a great year at SCIS.
  • Warren Roma
    Monash University
    Grade 5 Teacher
    Hongqiao Lower School
    My name is Warren Roma and I am from Sydney, Australia. Prior to becoming a teacher, I worked in marketing and advertising, and then in social work in mental health counseling and child protection. I taught at public school in Sydney, in an Australian international school in Hong Kong, and am now here at SCIS. I have a Bachelor in Business, Graduate Diploma in Counseling, a Masters in Teaching, and am currently completing a Masters in Education. I’m a professional dancer and I’m also a certified yoga teacher. I love anything that raises consciousness, yoga, eating, reading, dancing, watching movies, music, spending time with family and friends, and traveling around the world. This is my third year at SCIS.