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International Teachers

Chia Hui Kwek

EL&MHS(Int) Coordinator
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.

Warren Spence

Secondary Teacher
Graduated with an Honours Degree and a higher Diploma in Education from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, Mr Warren Spence also has a diploma in Educational Management Development from the Independent Institute of Education (IIE) Johannsburg, South Africa. With more than 26 years of teaching experience in public and private schools in South Africa, such as Crawford College Lonehill, Mr Warren brings along rich classroom teaching experiences as well as strong pedagogical knowledge. He was a winner of Transvaal Teacher’s Association (TTA) medal for excellent teaching. Mr Warren Spence has also served as a Deputy Principal as well as Head of Department. A compassionate but firm teacher, Mr Warren believed that learning must be fun, engaging and without fear. We need to be humble in and of learning

Janice Jeganathan

Secondary Teacher
Ms Janice Jeganathan graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (with Honors) in English Language from National University of Singapore (NUS). She also has a Post-Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) from National Institute of Education (NIE, NTU) with a focus in teaching of English Language and Literature. Ms Janice has always been passionate about teaching and has taught English Language and Literature for more than 10 years in government schools. One of them is Victoria School, one of the best boys' government schools in Singapore. She has also taught in Japan as an ESL teacher in both elementary and high school. Other than rich classroom experience in teaching students with diverse abilities, especially students between the age of 12 to 17, Janice has also been a level head as well as level coordinator for English Language. Janice loves English Language and she fervently hope to instil the same love for English Language in her students.

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.

Wang Ke Qin

Secondary Teacher
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.

Johann Heinrich Cornelissen

Primary Teacher
Mr. Heinrich Cornelissen graduated with a Bachelor in Arts degree (English and History Didactics) and Higher Education Diploma (with distinctions) from the University of Stellenbosch. With 20 years of teaching experience, one of his teaching post was at Paarl Boys’ High – one of the most prestigious schools in South Africa – where he became Head of Department for English as Second Language Department. In China, Mr. Cornelissen also has extensive teaching experiences. He has been a Senior English teacher, a curriculum writer as well as winning numerous awards such as the “Most Recommended Foreign Teacher Award” in 2019. With rich teaching experience, Mr Cornelissen believes that teaching is a calling and ensuring one’s students should always enjoy learning remains his top priority. He views English as key to unlocking future prospects and as an indispensable life skill.

Yuki Cai

Secondary Teacher
Yuki graduated from Nanyang Technological University with Honors Degree in Materials Science, which ranked third place in QS World University Ranking by subject 2020. She has vast teaching experiences in schools and institutions in Singapore, Hong Kong and mainland China. Together with her diverse growing-up experiences and educational background, she is familiar with the international teaching system. She understands and appreciates the thinking of individual students. With a passion for education and an unwavering commitment, she will work with school and parents to help to develop students’potential.

Petra Eugenia Chew Yung

Secondary Teacher
Graduated with a Bachelor of Science with Honors (Merit) in Chemistry from National University of Singapore (NUS), Ms Petra Eugenia Chew Yung is a conscientious teacher with about 5 years of experience in the teaching of Mathematics and Chemistry to High school students. She believes strongly that teachers should create an environment where students will take responsibility and initiative for their own learning.

David Buist

Primary Teacher
Other than a Master of Arts, International Relations (East Asia) from the University of Durham, Mr David Buist also has a Bachelor of Arts in English from Goldsmiths College, University of London. With more than 8 years of teaching experience in private schools in China, Mr Buist brings along rich teaching experiences and understanding of the current environment. A dedicated and passionate teacher who is eager for his students to improve, Mr Buist believes that hard work, dedication and discipline are the key attributes to success for each student to become the best version of themselves.

Nur Fareesha Mazlan

Inquiry Coordinator
Nur Fareesha Mazlan 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, Nur Fareesha Mazlan 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 Nur Fareesha Mazlan to contribute to any organisation as she is capable of studying the psychosocial environment to yield the best results possible.

Pejay Pauly

Primary Teacher
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.

Sophie Scott

Preschool Teacher
With over 7 years of teaching experience, Sophie Scott comes from the UK with a degree from Nottingham Trent University. Other than Nantong, Ms. Scott has extensive experiences working in other parts of Jiangsu Province. Her teaching philosophy is to support student to find the answers and prepare them to use information for themselves, and for them to enjoy the learning process. She strives to strike a balance between structured learning and adapting that to needs of each student as well. Ms. Scott tries to create a learning environment in which every student is actively encouraged to participate fully.

Cecelia Peyer

Primary Teacher
With more than 20 years of teaching experience, Ms Cecelia Peyer brings along her wealth of experience to NTSIS. Armed with a diploma in Education (Primary) from Zonnebloem Teachers College SA, a Bachelor of Education (Hons) and a ACE/SEN Diploma in Special Educational Needs/ Learning Support from University of the Western Cape, she also has a Masters in Counselling Psychology. Ms Peyer has taught in South Africa, Middle East and Beijing, China. She had represented her school in attending international conferences as well. Before joining NTSIS, she has been a head of department, learning support supervisor, SEN Coordinator, PYP Team Leader/Mentor and Reading Specialist. Ms Peyer believes that all children can learn and that teachers have to adjust the learning and teaching in each situation in order for the students to get the maximum benefits out of each lesson.

Matthew Nevision Dinsdale Carter

Primary Teacher
Matthew Nevision Dinsdale Carter graduated from Aberystwyth University with a Bachelor of Science degree. He has several years of teaching experience in United Kingdom and in China. He has also attained both Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Certification. He believes that students need to be encouraged to explore to learn effectively. Mr. Carter is eager to use relevant activities to create an environment for experiential learning for his students.

Dharnia Dave

Primary Teacher
Armed with a Diploma in Psychology from Management Development Institute of Singapore as well as a degree from Murdoch University, Ms Dharnia Dave has always been interested in the teaching of English Language and has also attained a Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) awarded by Trinity College London. She has more than 5 years of teaching experience for students of all age levels in Singapore. She has also travelled extensively and has worked in many different places in the world. Ms Dharnia believes that teachers affect eternity; no one can tell where their influence stops.

Johnny Cheng

Primary Teacher
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.

Melvin Batoon

Preschool Teacher
Graduated with a Master of Education in Instructional Management and a Bachelor of Elementary Education in Communication Arts from University of Southeastern Philippines Davao City, Mr Melvin Batoon is an experienced teacher with 10 years of experience under his belt. Having taught in schools such as Canadian International School of Beijing and Beijing New Talent Academy, Mr Batoon also brings along rich teaching experience. An avid sport enthusiast, especially in badminton, Mr Batoon is also currently pursuing a Doctor of Education in Educational Management. Mr Batoon believes in maximising students' performance and inspiring students to explore their potential.

Ellen Huang

Preschool Teacher
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.  

Md Noor Adri Bin Md Ali

Secondary Teacher
Graduated from Nanyang Technological University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry(Hons) with a minor in Environmental Studies, Mr Adri is an enthusiastic teacher with lots of new ideas. With a few years of teaching experience in Chemistry and Mathematics, Mr Adri is always caring and patient. Mr Adri believe that students grow best in a supportive environment and works hard to support students in their learning.

Wen Yann Tan

Primary Teacher
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.

Gaik Suan Kong

Primary Teacher
Ms Kong Gaik Suan obtained her Master in Educational Management from University of Western Australia (UWA). She was also awarded a Post Graduate Scholarship of Applied Linguistics from Ministry of Education Singapore. With more than 20 years experience in teaching in Singapore and Cambodia, Ms Kong has rich classroom experiences with students from kindergarten to primary schools. Other than serving as a Head of Department as well as other leadership roles outside the classroom, Ms. Kong has also published books such as “: An Evaluation of Primary Three Listening Comprehension Tests”. For her service, Ms Kong was also awarded 2012 National Day Award for Service in Education by Singapore’s government. Ms Kong firmly believe in the phrase “Give someone a fish, he’s fed for a day, teach that same person to fish, he's fed a lifetime.”

Local Teachers

Cao Yang Yang

Primary Teacher
Cao Yangyang, graduated from Nanjing Forestry University, won scholarships and the title of Outstanding Student Cadre many times during the school, and obtained the mathematics teacher qualification certificate. Engaged in education for 5 years, served as elementary and junior high school mathematics teacher successively, laying down solid basic teaching skills. In teaching, he is good at combining advanced education concepts with classroom teaching practice, teaching students in accordance with their aptitude, inspiring teaching, and caring for every student with love, perseverance and care.

Ni Shi Yu

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.

Gu Qian Xia

Secondary Teacher
Gu Qianxia, ​​graduated from East China Normal University, has a solid foundation in subject knowledge and education and teaching theory. In the teaching class, she pays attention to cultivating students' thinking quality and learning ability, observes carefully, is good at research and guidance, and constantly implements the teaching concept of group cooperation, which fully stimulates students' interest, allows students to actively participate in the classroom and actively think and explore. She believes in the belief that there is no education without love, and uses love to create a safe and caring class environment for children and lead them to move forward together.

Sha Hai Yan

Primary Teacher
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

Secondary Teacher
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.

Shen Feng

Primary Teacher
Shen Feng graduated from Jiangsu Institute of Education in 2008 and majored in Chinese education for primary school. With many years of teaching experiences, Ms Shen loves working with children and is responsible and detail oriented. Ms. Shen pays much attention in stimulating students' interests and self motivation in the learning of Chinese Language. She has also attained qualifications in the teaching of Chinese at primary level and Chinese Calligraphy.

Yao Kai Gao

PE Specialist
Mr Yao Kai Gao graduated from Nantong University with a Bachelor degree in Physical Education. His qualifications also include Senior Teacher's qualification certificate, Swimming Coach certificate, and a Level 2 Athletics Referee's license. He loves teaching Physical Education and already has ten years of teaching experience. Mr Yao is adamant that every student has their own strength and is always looking for ways to develop those strengths.

Zhang Lin

Primary Teacher
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.

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.

Ling Yi

Primary Teacher
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.

Huang Jia Wei

Primary Teacher
Huang Jiawei, graduated from a university, majoring in mathematics education and concurrently majoring in human resource management. During the university, he served as the chairman of the student union and class leader, and won many national inspirational scholarships. He has been teaching in Yangzhou Shiming Bilingual School for 4 years and won the third prize of the "Blue Sky Cup" teaching design competition twice, and the second prize of Yangzhou Teaching Paper Competition and the first prize of Yangzhou Education Teaching Lecture Competition. He is good at using humorous, relaxed, and innovative classrooms to stimulate children's enthusiasm for independent exploration and cooperative research, so that children can learn happily, easily and solidly. He firmly believes that every child is a seed, but the flowering period is different, and needs more care and care from educators.

Li Jiaping

Secondary Teacher
Li Jiaping graduated from Liaoning University of Engineering and Technology. With senior teacher qualification certificate, translator certificate and Mandarin certificate, Mr Li has years of teaching experience in OSSD, A-level and public schools. He is also an award-winning teacher during his stint in public schools. He is patient, cares for his students and is experienced with identifying the potential of each student. He feels extremely privileged to be a witness to the growth of his students and work hard to ensure that each child’s potential is maximised.

Li Li Xia

Primary Teacher
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.

Yan Wei Min

Secondary Teacher
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.

Yu Pei Pei

Secondary Teacher
Ms Yu Pei Pei graduated from Yan Cheng Normal University and majored in Chinese Language and Literature. She excelled in her studies and won several scholarships during her school years. She loves Chinese language and culture as well as education. With few years of teaching experience under her belt, Ms Yu is dedicated to her work. She is also patient and meticulous with her students. She believes that she will show each of her student her love and concern as well as putting in her utmost effort to ensure that students under her charge will bloom as soon as possible.

Xing Jia Nan

Language Specialist
Xing Jianan graduated from Yancheng Institute of Technology in 2015, majoring in Liberal arts and English as a second major. During the college period, she obtained twice the national scholarships and was commended many times as an outstanding student cadre and a model of “Three Good Students”. She is not only good in recitation and writing, but also deeply fond of calligraphy and musical instruments. After graduation, she worked in Changzhou Affiliated School of Beijing Normal University, won the second prize of "Junma Cup" Young Teachers Competition and the first prize of Municipal Recitation Competition.  She also guided many students to participate in CCTV English Talent Competition and won prizes. Since 2018, she has been working as a teacher of English and Chinese at Nantong Stalford International School where she respects students' personalities and advocates caring for students with love and patience.

Gao Jun Yue

Primary Teacher
Gao Junyue graduated from Jiangsu Second Normal University with a major in Elementary Mathematics Education. She won many scholarships during University. After graduation, she worked in Hongjing Primary School in Taicang City for five years, teaching Elementary school mathematics and concurrently serving as the head teacher. During her work, she was awarded the title of "Excellent Head Teacher" and "Outstanding Young Teacher" and won the "Second Class Award for Excellent Class for Young Teachers", Second-level teacher qualification title. She loves students, delves into research and enterprising, and strives to lay a solid foundation in Mathematics for the children, expand their thinking ability, so that every child can learn something and achieve something.

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.

Ge Ruo Nan

Art 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.

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