• 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.