• Dalyce Yanisiew
    York University
    Kindergarten Teacher
    Hongqiao Early Child Education Campus
    Greetings SCIS Community! My name is Dalyce Yanisiew and I am thrilled to join the Kindergarten team this year. Although my home country is Canada, I have arrived to Shanghai from an international IB school in Dubai, UAE where I was teaching in the Kindergarten division for the past two years. Prior to Dubai, I was living and teaching near Toronto, Canada. I was lucky enough to remain at the same elementary school for seven years and gain a wealth of experience teaching a variety of ages and specialties including Kindergarten, Grade 4, Health & Physical Education and Core French. My passion is fitness so you will often find me participating in or coaching a variety of fitness activities both in and out of the classroom. In addition, I love to travel and explore new places. I look forward to exploring all of the exciting things Shanghai has to offer and being a part of the SCIS Community this year!
  • Daisy Ye
    Shanghai University
    Mandarin Teacher
    Nǐ hǎo! I’m Daisy Ye. I am a native Chinese speaker from Shanghai, China. I hold a bachelor degree in Chinese Literature from Shanghai University and a Master degree in Teaching Chinese as Second Language from East China Normal University. I have had the pleasure of being part of the SCIS Pudong family since 2007 and feel very fortunate to work with so many talented teachers and students. I teach Mandarin to Grade 1 to Grade 5 students. During weekends, I like to spend time with my four-year-old daughter to explore Shanghai and our home. So, let’s explore the FUN of learning Mandarin here in SCIS!
  • Jacqueline (Ms. Jackie) Yeh
    University of Phoenix Master in Education
    Grade 3 Teacher
    Hangzhou International School
    Hello! My name is Jacqueline, and this is my third year teaching the Pre-K class here at HIS. Our family is so happy to be amongst the HIS’ thriving community. In previous schools I have taught 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade. This will be my 19th year as an educator. Before I arrived in this beautiful city, I taught in Bangkok, Taiwan, Vietnam, and in the States. Outside of school, I enjoy watching movies, traveling, reading, listening to my 80’s rock songs, and spending quality time with family. I have a daughter named Kylie who is in the 7th grade this year. I am so excited to have a new batch of curious Pre-K pupils. My philosophy is to instill a love of learning into my students’ insightful minds. I’m looking forward to another fantastic year at HIS !
  • Claire Ying
    Zhejiang University, University of Hong Kong
    Upper School Mandarin Teacher
    Hangzhou International School
    Hello, my name is Claire Ying, I am a native of Hangzhou but have recently returned from living in Hong Kong. I obtained my Bachelor of Arts from Zhejiang University, where I majored in Chinese Language and Literature. After university, I gained practical working experience as a newspaper and magazine editor, before returning to university for a Master’s Degree. I chose to attend Hong Kong University to complete a Masters in Education, and gained my first experience with the IB program. I worked for some time as an IB Chinese teacher in Hong Kong, where I taught and worked with students on personal projects. Outside of school, I enjoy reading, writing, cooking and traveling, etc. I am really excited to join the HIS community this year and keep my passion for education. I am looking forward to the new school year and offer my best to HIS. Go Dragons!
  • David Young
    Florida Atlantic University
    Grade 2 Teacher
    Hangzhou International School
    Initially, I am from Bloomington, Indiana, USA, home of Indiana University. From there, I spent most of my childhood along the shores of the Atlantic Ocean in Florida. In 2011, I moved to the Philippines to fulfill a dream of mine... teaching internationally! It has been amazing to live, travel and work in other countries. While in the Philippines, I witnessed and shared some priceless moments with the local community in volunteer and community outreach situations. Helping others in need is a passion of mine. Following the end of the school year, I am usually off to America to visit family and friends, staying active, surfing every opportunity that arises, working out, visiting national parks, museums, galleries and reading about history. Truly, I wish there were more hours in a day as there is so much to see and experience on planet Earth. Working and living in culturally, socially and economically diverse societies is incredibly rewarding for me, dating back to my student teaching days, when I taught in Title 1 schools in America to living in traditional Filipino neighborhoods. It is one thing to read about places in a book, watch a documentary or Google it and another completely to live and work in societies that are outside your comfort zone. Inside the classroom, planet Earth and beyond, my teaching philosophy is to create a safe and comfortable learning environment, where everyone is a teacher and a student. Truly, I learn as much from the students, as they learn from me.
  • Christie YoungSmith
    Stanford University
    Grade 3 Teacher
    Hongqiao Lower School
    I am so excited to be back in Asia to teach Grade 3 this year! I taught in Hong Kong previously - and returned home to the U.S.A. to pursue my Master of Education at Stanford University. I have a passion for teaching through inquiry, and look forward to bringing Stanford's educational practices to my students this year - in addition to SCIS's fantastic PYP practices. Beyond classroom teaching, I also love to visit museums! I used to work in museum education, and think that visiting museums, having hands-on experiences, and of course traveling are amazing ways to fuel kids' curiosities and help them enjoy learning. I look forward to a great year in Shanghai!