• Julie Terry
    University of St. Andrews, Scotland
    Lower School Vice Principal
    Hangzhou International School
    I was born and raised in the South of England. I started teaching in 2004 and embarked on my first teaching post outside of the UK in 2007. I have worked in a variety of teaching and leadership roles across four countries and have therefore gained a lot of experience of working with additional language learners within diverse curriculum contexts. Before moving to China to take on my position as Lower School Vice Principal at HIS, I taught in Taiwan, Egypt and Vietnam. I was one of the founding teachers at my previous school and spent five, enjoyable years as Key Stage 2 Coordinator there. I was fortunate enough to be a major part of the school’s development over the years and took on many extra roles and projects due to my passion for curriculum and staff development. I led a major project to enhance skills teaching in IPC and also wrote a four week academic Summer School Curriculum for the Primary and Secondary School. I have a strong belief that every child should be valued for their positive contribution to the school ethos as well as for their academic achievements. The world of the future needs adults who are strong, confident communicators, who can think creatively to solve problems but they also need to care - about the people in their communities and about the world around them. I am excited about working with the young people at HIS, helping them to be confident, successful and responsible global citizens of the future.
  • Mark Thomas
    Adelaide College of the Arts and Education
    LS & MS Art, MS Digital Photography
    Pudong Upper School
    Hi Everyone! I am Mark Thomas, born in Wales/UK but have also resided a number of years down under (Australia) where I also have citizenship. I am really thrilled to be working at SCIS teaching Visual Arts/ Photography and being involved with the Swimming/Sport program. Previous to SCIS I have worked in Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand and the USA. I have been in Education for a few years now maintaining a great passion for my subjects, classes and working with students across every aspect of school life. I also love the extra curricular focus of school, something that SCIS is obviously vibrant and diverse in what it achieves and offers. Outside of school I love socializing, meeting new people and have been an almost hyperactive sportsperson all my life playing as many sports as I can fit in. I play tennis still a lot now but also cannot get enough of snow skiing, scuba diving, surfing and sailing! Plus, I try to travel to as many new places around the world as I can in my holidays.
  • Marisa Tualla
    University of Arizona
    Middle School Math
    Hongqiao Upper School
    This year I am fulfilling a childhood dream of mine to teach around the world! I received my degree in elementary education at the University of Arizona in 2009 and my middle school math certificate in 2013.  This will be my 6th year teaching and I have taught 6th, 7th, and 8th grade.  What can I say, I love middle schoolers!  This is my first year teaching at an international school and I am ecstatic to be here at SCIS.  This year I will be teaching 6th grade math and science.  I am very excited to be here and take the opportunities to travel around and experience new cultures.