• 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!
  • 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!