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International Teachers

Paul Pandian

Academic Director (Secondary and High School), Coordinator (Math and Science)
Paul has been teaching IGCSE and Advanced Level Physics and Mathematics for more than ten years. He has a strong passion for the Sciences, especially Physics. Before coming to Nantong, he worked in Indonesia for 12 years where he taught English, Mathematics and Science for Primary Y5 to Y6 as well as Physics and Mathematics for Y7 to Y12. He has completed numerous professional development courses offered by Cambridge Assessments which were held in Jakarta and Bali, Indonesia. Paul loves to read widely and enjoys music. His favorite musical instrument is the guitar. He comes from Singapore.

Serena Loke

PYP Coordinator
Serena graduated from the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore with a BA (Hons) degree in Education in 2007. Prior to that, she obtained a BA degree in Fine Arts from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. She holds other certificates in Special needs education as well as a diploma in TESOL. Just as the education landscape keeps evolving, Serena continues to upgrade herself to ensure that her students receive the best. To her, teaching is not a job but a passion.

Kwek Chia Hui

English Coordinator (Secondary and High School)
Awarded with a Teaching Award from the Ministry of Education of Singapore, Ms Kwek Chia Hui graduated from National University of Singapore (NUS) with a Bachelor of Arts (with Merit) degree as well as a Post-Graduate Diploma in Education from National Institute of Education (NIE). Ms Kwek, as her students call her, has always wanted to be a teacher and has worked hard to reach this goal. A believer of lifelong learning, Chia Hui has upgraded her pedagogy by attaining her Masters in Education from Nanyang Technological University (NTU). Before joining Nantong Stalford International School, Chia Hui has been teaching English Language, English Literature and Humanities for the past 15 years in government and independent schools, including Raffles Institution, in Singapore. Other than rich classroom experience in teaching students with diverse abilities, especially students between the age of 12 to 17, Chia Hui had also been a subject head, head of internal examination, cooperating teacher as well as teacher leader in various professional development groups over the years. Chia Hui firmly believes that every child has the potential to succeed and as a teacher, she will always do her best to help them fulfil their dreams and reach their goals.

Pejay Pauly

English Coordinator (Primary)
Pejay Pauly is an experienced primary and secondary English language teacher. He holds Bachelor’s degree in Education from Southern Luzon State University, Philippines and Master’s degree in Education- Curriculum and Instruction with ESL Specialization from American College of Education, USA. Additionally, he is trained and certified Cambridge TKT-YLE and Speaking examiner for YLE starter, movers, and flyers group of students. He has an extensive experience with Cambridge primary years curriculum and taught different schools in the Philippines and international school in Kazakhstan. He is a teacher who understands student’s strengths and challenges and able to tailor learning strategies that are intended to address the additional learning needs, interests, aspirations, and cultural backgrounds of each learner. Currently, he is taking 60 hours professional development called “Specific Educational Support Needs: Cognitive Disability” in a distance mode from Euroinnova Business School, Spain.

Lindsey Bailey

Creative Arts Coordinator
Miss Lindsey is an art teacher from the United States. She was born and raised in Texas, and has traveled extensively all over Southeast Asia. In addition to teaching art at Nantong Stalford International School, Miss Bailey has taught art all over the United States, and in Singapore and Qatar. She has two master’s degrees from the Maryland Institute College of Art: an MA in Community Arts and an MFA in Studio Art. And her undergraduate degree is in Studio Art from The University of Texas in Austin, Texas. She is fascinated by cultural similarities and differences, and critiquing identity and belonging. Terms she is interested in working into her own artistic practice are nomadism, universality, global perspective, and dislocation. Miss Bailey’s research and interests in her studio practice help her to create artwork that might culminate in a performance, a parade, an installation, or a series of photographs and videos; where painting, costuming, sculpture, and editing play important roles. Creating personal artwork also makes her a dynamic teacher who is animated in the classroom, and builds strong relationships with her students.


DOFE Award Leader, Inquiry Science
Arfa’sha graduated from Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, and obtained her Bachelor of Arts (Education) (Sec) with Hons III. She then served the Ministry of Education (MOE), for 12 years – teaching English Language at a secondary level before moving to China in 2018. Diligent and responsible, Arfa’sha demonstrated an innate capacity to accomplish multiple tasks efficiently and executes them with quality and success in mind. She has ensured that her students succeed through all the diligent work and was able to do so through a thorough analysis, understanding and planning that addresses the learners’ needs, psyche and competencies. It is this methodical approach that has enabled Arfa’sha to contribute to any organisation as she is capable of studying the psychosocial environment to yield the best results possible.

Brett Greensil

PYP Grade 2 Homeroom
Brett Greensill was born and raised in South Africa. He obtained his Bachelor of Education Honours Degree from the University of South Africa, and has been teaching for 13 years. He taught at a variety of schools, ranging from state schools, private schools and international schools in South Africa. Brett was a PYP teacher at Hout Bay International School in South Africa. He has also taught and owned his own tutoring company in Sydney, Australia, where he tutored Grade 1 to 9 learners. As a primary school teacher he has been a generalist teacher but majored in English and Mathematics in his studies. Brett has also taught a variety of sports at different levels. He sees himself as a lifelong learner and actively seeks new environments and cultures to teach in and learn from.

Caryle Filog-Vamvakaris

PYP Grade 1 Homeroom
Caryle earned her bachelor's degree from the University of the Philippines in 1998, and worked for a TOP 500 corporation before shifting careers and heading to China in 2005.She has worked with students of all levels – from early learners to adult students in Taiyuan and Ningbo. Caryle enjoys interesting conversations over a good cup of coffee!

Dorota Sim

PYP G3/4 Homeroom
Ms. Dorota is an enthusiastic, patient and committed person with over 15 years of experience in teaching. She obtained her diploma in Completion English as a Second Language in Chicago Truman College in 2000 and started her teaching experience as a PYP teacher, earned her master’s degree in English Philology from Marie Curie Skłodowska University in Poland in 2011 and attained Qualified Teachers Status in England – Manchester where she worked in a secondary school as an EAL teacher for a couple of years before moving to China in 2017.

Ellen Huang

PYP K1 Homeroom
Ellen Huang graduated from Flinders University, Australia, with a Master of Teaching. She is also a Singapore ECDA registered teacher and has 12 years of preschool teaching experience. She was a Curriculum Specialist with The Odyssey (Singapore). Prior to her masters, she was working with Smart Kids Educare, Singapore, while studying for a Specialist Diploma in Early Childhood Education with Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapore. Subsequently, she took up a Professional Diploma in Montessori Education (3-6) to improve her knowledge, abilities and capacity as a preschool teacher. She enjoys working with children and strongly believes in a holistic teaching approach, making sure all children have the opportunity to excel in all areas of the curriculum and can achieve their full potential confidently and happily.  

Goh Seok Hwa

PYP Nursery Homeroom
Miss Goh is an Early Childhood Teacher, she loves young children and has taught for many years in Singapore and in Shanghai Singapore International School, China. She obtained her degree in the field of Early Childhood Education, with the Singapore University of Social Science (Singapore). Miss Goh believes that every child is an individual and is unique in his or her own way.

Johnny Cheng

Inquiry Science
Johnny Cheng is a certified teacher from the United States. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from The University of Texas at Austin. He has over six years of teaching experience in both the elementary and middle school levels. His goal as an educator is to cultivate a positive learning environment, through encouragement and discipline, while consistently emphasizing classroom management. He possesses a deep sense of passion and dedication to the development and enrichment of his students.

Karla Hiltermann

PYP K2 Homeroom
Miss Karla is an ESL teacher from Canada. After she received her Bachelor of English and Teaching English as a Second Language Certificate at the University of the Fraser Valley, she began teaching English there to International Students. Since then, Karla has taught children and adults English as a second and foreign language. Karla enjoys teaching children because their energy and eagerness to play makes learning fun.Karla believes that kindness and enthusiasm are essential teaching tools because they make children more comfortable with expressing themselves in a new way.

Minah Kwon

Cambridge Exam Officer, International G7/8 Homeroom, DofE Award Leader
Miss Minah pursued her degree in the field of Science and Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Before her arrival at Nantong Stalford International School, she worked at international school and university in Asia.Miss Minah believes in preparing students to be active community members who will succeed in an increasingly globalized society, thus strengthening their own cultural ties and understanding of their own identity.

Nilton Resende

Physical Education Specialist
Born and raised in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), Nilton obtained a BA and Master in Physical Education in Brazil. In 2016, he lived in Madrid (Spain) in order to finish his Master in Sports. Nilton played football professionally in Brazil and USA, and has worked as a PE Teacher in Brazil and Korea. Nilton speaks Portuguese, Spanish, English, basics of Japanese, and hopefully, Mandarin next, as he spends his time in China.

Ron Hughes

English, Humanities
Our Canadian teacher, Ron Hughes, brings a wealth of diverse professional experiences and accomplishments, education, and expertise to our school. Before he earned his Master of Arts degree (MA) at Simon Fraser University in B.C., Canada, where he also taught History for four years. Ron co-founded the Canadian Association for Musical Empowerment and Opportunity (CAMEO), a dynamic non-profit organization of which Ron served as president and artistic director for seven years.Ron has a great love for young people which shines through in his teaching style and his interactions with students.

Wen Yann Tan

PYP G5/6 Homeroom
Mr. Tan is an experienced and trained teacher with National Institute of Education, Singapore. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and History from the University of Queensland, Australia. He has taught for many years in Singapore both primary and secondary schools as well as in Shanghai Singapore International School, China.

Local Teachers

Zhao Can

Maths (Middle High School)
Zhao Can graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor in Industrial & Systems Engineering with Honours. He is a recipient of the prestigious SM1 scholarship awarded by the Singapore government. Subsequently, out of his interests in Economics, he pursued further education with Singapore Management University and graduated with a Master's Degree in Econometrics. He has a strong passion for teaching and loves interacting with students. With NTSIS, he looks forward to cultivating the next generation of world talents and international citizens.

Wang Ke Qin

Physics, Bilingual Year 10 Homeroom
Wang Ke Qin graduated from Nanyang Technological University with a Bachelor of Science (Material Science and Engineering). Having been awarded an SM3 scholarship, he completed 8 years of education in Singapore from secondary school to University under government scholarship. He is familiar with the Cambridge Education System. He respects every students and is able to build good relationships with them. He is responsible, capable in teaching and well-liked by students.

Long Min

Chemistry, Bilingual Year 9 Homeroom
Long Min obtained her Master's Degree at University of Jyväskylä, Finland in 2009. She has more than 7 years of experience in international education. She is very responsible, patient, and she respects and gets along well with all students. She is the teacher and organizer of students in class, while a friend to all of them during extracurricular activities. She has a unique approach to teaching Chemistry and managing classes at international schools and is well-loved by students, parents and colleagues.

Qin Wen

Chinese, Admission Counsellor
Qin Wen obtained her Master Degree from the University of Surrey (Top 10 UK Universities). In her three years of oversea study, she became familiar with western education system and lifestyle. After graduation, she worked at Central China Normal University. She published two papers and was honored as outstanding guidance teacher. With her exposure to overseas and local education system, she is uniquely suited to guide students in their pursuit of international education.

Yan Wei Min

Chinese, Humanities
Yan Wei Min graduated from Jiangsu Institute of Education with a Major in Chinese Language. He has over 40 years of experience teaching Chinese in Secondary schools, and has been rated as "senior secondary school teacher", "district core teacher" and "excellent educator". He is also an avid writer with about 200 essays related to pedagogy and counselling published in distinguished publications.

Chen Jie, Ailsa

Chen Jie graduated from Nanjing Xiao Zhuang University with a major in English. During school, she won first prize for her major competition, and first prize for Nanjing CCTV Outlook English contest (college group). She has also obtained certificates like TEM 8, Advanced BEC, Advanced Verbal Interpretation and English Teaching Certificate. She is a life-long learner and constantly seeks to improve herself. She loves her students and English teacher, and has a track record to guide students in getting first and second prizes in the Provincial English Contest.

Chen Sha Sha, Sandy

Chinese, Bilingual Year 2 Homeroom
Sandy graduated from Fuyang Normal College in Anhui in 2012 with a specialization in Chinese language and literature. She accumulated six years of teaching experience in prestigious schools such as Shanghai Fudan University Affiliated Primary School and Shanghai Dongzhan Primary School. She guided her class to win the first prize three times in the school’s culture building competition. She also won a third prize in a teaching competition in the county. In the “Wenxin Cup” composition contest in Shanghai the student under her guidance was awarded the first prize and her class was also awarded the group award many times. In her work, she adheres to the belief that “Virtue is rooted in teaching, and teaching is rooted in teachers”.

Fei Fei

Music Specialist
FeiFei is a renowned Music & Dance teacher, She holds a Bachelor of degree in dance director from Nanjing University, She has worked for 18 years, 3 years for kindergarten teacher, 6 years worked in public school, 6 years of overseas teaching, and 3 years in international schools.She actively use the international curriculumto inspire children to dance according to their creativity while assisting them to develop their organizational skills and self-management abilities. Through dance, her students become more aware of themselves and their society.

Ge Ruo Nan, Luna

Arts Specialist
Luna graduated from Jiangsu Second Normal College in 2014 with a specialization in primary arts education, and joined NTSIS upon graduation. She loves to teach arts and is eager to learn about international teaching methods and philosophy from teachers from other countries. At the same time ,she enrolls in Nanjing Academy of Arts, with a major in art and design. Her experience allows her to appreciate the difference in style and character between Chinese and Western art education. She applies this knowledge to great effect in her diverse and flexible teaching style which fully explores the student’s potential in creative imagination and cultivates a healthy sense of aesthetic.

Jessica Ji

Chinese Specialist
Jessica graduated from Huazhong Agriculture University in Wuhan and has stayed in Nantong for over twenty years. She speaks a little Korean and is currently trying to learn Japanese.She has worked in Nanjing and Suzhou Etonhouse International School as a Mandarin and English teacher for 6 years. Besides being certified as a teacher, she acquired her CACHE certificate, which is from London.

Li Li Xia, Lily

Chinese, Bilingual Year 3 Homeroom
Lily graduated from Dezhou University with a bachelor's degree in Chinese language and literature. During school, she founded the "Chun Lei Literary Society", and served as editor-in-chief of "Wei Ran" magazine where she published many essays. She loves education and has obtained the Teaching certificate for high school Chinese. She has taught Chinese in primary and secondary levels for 6 years before joining Stalford. In her teaching, she guides children with love and enthusiasm, and ignites their passion to become better. She strives towards a teaching style that is "solid, simple and innovative", and seeks to expand students' horizon in a relaxed and pleasant atmosphere, and nurtures their learning ability.

Li Ming Na

Physical Education
Li Ming Na graduated from Shenyang Institute of Physical Education. She is a member of the Communist Part of China. In school, she has in multiple occasions won national scholarships and honours such as outstanding student cadres. She has also obtained certificate as a second-level national judge for competitive aerobics, certificate for Putonghua Proficiency 2A and high-school physical education teaching certificate. On August 31, 2013, she attended the opening ceremony of the 12th National Games of the People's Republic of China. She proved to be a responsible and proactive teacher with a humble disposition. She is good at cultivating a spirit of perseverance and unity in students, as well as paying attention to the potential and strength of each students.

Lin Yi, Lynne

Maths, Bilingual Year 2 Homeroom
Lynne graduated from Nantong University with a major in mathematics and applied mathematics. After graduation, she taught in a primary school as a math teacher and a homeroom teacher.She won the second prize in the school’s basic skills competition, and led her class in winning awards such as "excellent class" and "refined class". In her work, she follows the philosophy of educating people with love and cultivating people with virtue. She provides guidance in the classroom, and friendship outside the classroom.

Liu Qiu Yue

Maths, Science, Bilingual Year 1 Homeroom
In 2007, Liu Qiu Yue graduated from the Mathematics Department of Nantong University. She received a third-class scholarship from a school, holds a senior middle school teacher qualification certificate, and then teaches a public elementary school in Jiangnan, and also serves as a public editor of the school. She adheres to the teaching philosophy of “education is life, life is education”. She is diligent and practical, flexible in teaching methods, and is motivated to study and practice STEM courses. She has accumulated a certain amount of experience and is deeply loved by students. She has been awarded the evaluation of young teachers in schools. The first prize of the class, and has been rated as an excellent deputy class teacher. During her work, she insisted on studying and studying. In 2012, she obtained a master's degree in engineering from Nanjing Aerospace University.

Ma Wen Lu, Jenny

Chinese, Bilingual Year 2 Homeroom
Ma Wen Lu graduated from Suzhou University of Science and Technology with a major in Chinese Language and Literature in 2012.She has recieved multiple scholarships during her studies. She has gained rich educational and teaching experience by working in EF institution and MVCA Karamay Senior High School for more than three years. Apart from being a responsible teacher, Ms Ma also has excellent communication skills and works well in a team. With a lively and unique teaching style, she has gained the respect and affections of her students. She believes that love begets love, and that when you are devoted to caring for every child, you will also gain the love of the students and the trust of parents.

Ma Jing Dan

Maths, Bilingual Year 6 Homeroom
Ma Jing Dan graduated from the Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics of Jiangsu Second Normal University in 2010. During school years, she performed well and received school scholarship every year. She obtained certificates such as Putonghua grade 2A, College English grade 4, Computer skills 1B, penmanship grade 4, as well as high school and primary school teaching certificates. Since graduation, she has dedicated herself to the education field, guiding students’ growth with love, patience and care. She has many years of experience In mathematics teaching, and has been appointed the leader of Mathematics teaching team and homeroom teacher of key graduating classes. Results of her classes ranked among the top of the same grade level, and she was also elected as excellent homeroom teacher.

Miao Xin Ting

Miao Xinting is graduated from Nanjing Second Normal University in 2013 and taught at Suzhou International Foreign Language School after graduation. She continues studying and developing herself professionally. She has novel and unique teaching ideas like the “student-oriented teaching mode”, “situation teaching”, “reverse course” and so on, and she has won the first prize of young teachers a school competition, second prize and third prize at the national C20 lesson for micro video (MOOC) leagues, “tutoring pacesetter”, “excellent class tube” and so on.

Ni Shi Yu, Sherry

Dance Specialist
Sherry graduated from Jilin International Studies University. During school, she served as the president of dance association and received first-class scholarship from the school. She also obtained her CET-6 certificate during the period. After graduation, she worked as a dance teacher in a middle school. She later joined NTSIS to support the International dance teacher. In her work, she respects the development of her students, exposes herself to different style of dance from all over the world, adopts international teaching methodologies, explores teaching methods suitable for the developmental stages of the students, so that she may guide students’ growth with heart and art.

Qian Ying Ying

Music Specialist
Qian Ying Ying is a music teacher graduated from Nantong Normal School of Music and Dance with a major in vocal music. During college, she was the head of the class, the head of the Style Department of the Student Union, and the Style Commissioner of the Youth League Committee. She won National Scholarship multiple times and was recognized as "Merit Student of Nantong" and "Excellent Graduates of Nantong". She represented her college to participate in many provincial and municipal talent competitions and achieved excellent results. She believes that simplicity and authenticity are the principles of beauty in all works of art.

Sha Hai Yan, Sandy

Sandy is an outstanding graduate of Yangzhou University and a candidate member of the Chinese Communist Party. During school, she adhered to the principle of “diligent in learning, good at thinking, and quick in action” and devoted herself to research, resulting in three publications in provincial-level journal. She has also received second-grade scholarship from the school multiple times. She served as the Publicity head for the Graduate Union, as well as the Head of Class. In her free time, she taught Chinese in training institutes to improve her teaching capabilities. She has Chinese teaching certificate and third-level psychological consultant certificate. She is enthusiastic about education and is always ready to accompany the growth of students with love, wisdom and kindness.

Yu Fei Fei

Chinese, Bilingual Year 7 Homeroom
Yu Fei Fei graduated with merit from Zhejiang Shuren University. During school, she was the head of Poetry Society and the assistant to homeroom teacher. She is passionate and well-versed in the Chinese Art, including reciting, writing, calligraphy, and Chinese ink painting. She loves reading and has a unique perspective towards literature. She loves education and teaching, and relates to every students with kindness. Applying the value of open-mindedness in her lessons, she builds great rapport with her students.

Yu Yan

Chinese, Bilingual Year 1 Homeroom
Yu Yan graduated from Yangzhou University with a bachelor's degree in Chinese language and literature. During school, she was rated multiple times as excellent cadre and progressive individual, and organized and hosted various school activities. During her three years of teaching, she cared for every student with love and respect, and served the students wholeheartedly, and was thus well-liked by the students. She pays attention to cultivating students’ interest and constantly review her teaching methods. She teaches in truth and nurtures with sincerity. With a belief in “learning through fun and interaction between feeling and thinking”, she aims to lead the students to develop fully.

Wang Jia Jun

Physical Education
Wang Jiajun graduated from the Department of Sports Training, Xi'an Institute of Physical Education. He is a Level-2 National Football Players and National Level-2 Football Referee. He also has a National Putonghua Level 2-B Certificate. He served as a volunteer teacher at Renhe Primary School in Weinan City, Shaanxi Province in 2017. During his internship, he taught in the Secondary School Affiliated to Northwest Polytechnic University, and provided scientific and differentiated physical education to students, and fostered in them the awareness for life-long training. Diligent, joyful and kind, Jiajun is good at learning and accepting new things. He is also a team player and can communicate well.

Wang Ya Min

Maths, Bilingual Year 5 Homeroom
Wang Yamin obtained her Master's Degree of primary education from Southwest University. She won a scholarship, and the second prize in a Master's skill competition during schooling. She attended the education training program for UBC, a university in Canada, where she studied the topic of mathematics games under her tutor. She is passionate about mathematics and makes students fall in love with mathematics with the use of novel and interesting mathematics games.

Zhang Lin

Chinese, Bilingual Year 4 Homeroom
Zhang Lin obtained her Bachelor Degree of Chinese Language and Characters from Nantong University. She won the second prize in the inaugural language competition. She used to work at Northeast Yucai Experimental School and Nantong Langyi Vocational English Specialist school. Her agility in teaching, balanced by her warmth and care for her students, made her well-loved by students, parents and colleagues.

Zhou Nan

Zhou Nan graduated from Yangzhou University. During school, she received second-grade scholarship and title of Excellent Student Cadre multiple times. Devoting herself to education, she has served as a volunteer teacher at Xuchang, Henan. After graduation, she has been teaching Mathematics. She is able to respect and understand each child, and guide children with patience and care. She believes that “teachers should follow the classes, classes should follow the students, and students should follow the problems”. She hopes to provide students with the golden key to unlock the gate of wisdom, so that students may take initiative in learning, and take joy in learning. Due to her ability to engage students and obtain good results, she was recognized as the “Most Popular Teacher” for two consecutive years.



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