• Daniel Wall
    Hongqiao Upper School
    All great travel comes with great stories, so it's good that I love both. I joined SCIS in 2014, having previously taught in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Tokyo, Japan, and Los Angeles. I'm a teacher for MYP Media, DP Film, and Theory of Knowledge as well as the advisor for upper school Student Council. I enjoy cinema and art, although if you ask me for my favorites, the answer will probably be different every time as there are so many from which to choose. I look forward every year to watch the brilliant young artists emerging from SCIS!
  • Mathew Walsh
    York University
    Admissions Data Officer
    Hello, my name is Mathew Walsh (please call me Mat) and I'm from a small town called Port Hope just outside of Toronto, Canada. I have a BBA from the Schulich School of Business at York University. I am also pursuing a Masters of Teaching Degree with the University of Southern California. I spent the early part of my career in a variety of traditional business sectors before moving in to education as the Human Resources Manager at an International School in Macau. I am excited to be the new School-Community Relations Officer in Pudong and I look forward to working closely with the PAFA and the whole SCIS Community. I love hockey, basketball, baseball and above all else, music. My wife Aleksa is the newest Pre-K teacher here at SCIS Pudong and together we are excited to explore all that Shanghai has to offer in these areas and beyond.
  • Christina Wang
    Jiang Nan University
    Hongqiao Upper School
    Hello, my name is Wang Rui (Christina). I am from Xuzhou that is in northern Jiang Su province. I graduated from Jiang Nan University in Wuxi with a Bachelor's Degree in English. I am currently doing my M.A. Degree as Master of Teaching Chinese as Foreign Language in East China Normal University. I have been teaching in SCIS for 5 years and I love being here with my lovely students and colleagues. Welcome to my Mandarin class and I'm looking forward to sharing the beauty of this language with you.
  • Vivien Wang
    Nanjing Normal University
    Hongqiao Lower School
    Hello! My name is Vivian Wang. I’m from Nanjing China. I graduated from Nanjing Normal University. I have worked over seven years in Shanghai United International School as a homeroom teacher teaching language, math and the Unit of Inquiry. During these years, I attended many workshops required by IB both domestic and overseas. During my teaching career, I also took the course of teaching Mandarin to speakers of other countries and was certified of TCSOL and TCFL qualifications accredited by Office of Chinese Language Council International(Han ban). The other two years teaching experience is in Fushan Foreign Language School as Theme of Inquiry teacher, supporting to build up the curriculum. I have joined in SCIS since 2013. In this school year, I will continue to teach in Lower School Mandarin department. I enjoy working here and am proud of our school-SCIS. I love young children in SCIS who are smart, creative and dynamic. I am looking forward to another fabulous school year.
  • Austin Wellman
    University of Minnesota/Hamline University
    Grade Four
    Hongqiao Lower School
    My name is Austin Wellman and I come to you from the rolling farm fields of southeastern Minnesota, USA. I grew up on the corner of my grandparents’ farm as the second of five children, surrounded by cousins, aunts, uncles, and all sorts of extended family. I graduated from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities with a Bachelor of Arts in communication studies and a minor in music on the trombone. Marching band, concert bands, jazz and choral ensembles occupied much of my time through school and still are a passion of mine today. After college, I began work toward my teaching license at Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota while simultaneously working full time at Lionsgate Academy in Crystal, Minnesota as a special education assistant. Upon completion of my certification, I moved to Kuwait to work at the American International School Kuwait as a 2nd grade teacher, where I fell in love with the international lifestyle. In December 2015, I graduated with a Master of Arts in Teaching from Hamline University. My masters capstone research gathered a collection of teachers’ music backgrounds and investigated how music involvement might impact teaching and the school community. I began my teaching adventure at SCIS Hongqiao in the fall of 2015 and have loved teaching 4th grade with my dynamic dream team ever since. I invite you to join in on my tradition of wearing a bow tie on what I call "Top Tier Tuesdays" and also invite you to play your trombone on “Trombone Fridays."
  • Wendy Wen
    Zhoukou Normal Univeristy & Huazhong University of Science and Technology
    Pudong Lower School
    My name is Wendy(Jing) Wen. I am an lower Mandarin teacher of Pk-G5 at Pudong Campus of SCIS.I majored in Teaching Chinese as the second language for two years and I was selected to be a mandarin teacher in New Zealand for one year. I am an experienced teacher and have a good understanding of Chinese culture and language. I enjoy teaching and look forward to supporting students to achieve goals. I hope every student will spend a wonderful time in SCIS.I am very proud to be part of SCIS. Have a great year!
  • Jules White
    University of Melbourne
    Hongqiao Upper School
    I am very excited to be returning to Shanghai and back at SCIS. When I arrived in Shanghai in 1999, SCIS had about 100 students and 20 teachers. After 5 years at SCIS I taught in Germany, Australia and Thailand. I return with my husband Alastair, son Kit and Thai dog, Indi. This year I will be teaching both MYP and DP Visual Arts. As a practicing artist and teacher, I can’t wait to explore the contemporary art scene in this fine city. Shanghai has always felt like my second home, so it is both invigorating and familiar returning here. I look forward to seeing old friends, students and parents, as well as meeting new ones!
  • Cara Whiteside
    Columbus College of Art & Design, Ashland university
    Design & Visual Arts
    Pudong Upper School
    Hello! I am so excited to be teaching at SCIS! Prior to teaching here, I worked in South Korea and Uganda. I studied Fine Art with a focus in Photography and Painting, receiving my BFA from Columbus College of Art & Design in Columbus, Ohio. After competing my degree, I worked as a professional photographer for a few years before returning to school to prepare to become an art educator. I love my job, it is so rewarding to see my students develop their technical abilities while furthering their creativity. Outside of school I have really enjoyed being a part of various Theatre companies in different technical roles and playing music. I also love to travel at any opportunity. I am especially looking forward to exploring and learning about China!
  • Ricky Whitfield
    University of Western Sydney
    Grade Three
    Hongqiao Lower School
    My name is Ricky Whitfield and I am teaching Grade 3 this year at the Hongqiao Campus. This is my first year at SCIS. I am from sunny Sydney, Australia. I am in my 12th year of teaching and most recently came from teaching in Hanoi, Vietnam. Having also taught in Europe, the Middle East and other parts of Asia. I graduated from the University of Western Sydney with a Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) and then received my Bachelor of Teaching (Primary Education). I’m passionate about learning and right now I am trying to speak Mandarin! I spend my free time looking for vintage records and in book stores. I love pizza and spinach but not at the same time! A good weekend to me looks like Swing dancing Friday followed by a late-night pizza of course. If I can swim, run, work out, play tennis or squash or go on an epic bike ride then I’ve had a great weekend.
  • Emily Williams
    Brown University & University of New Mexico
    Pudong Campus
    Hello SCIS community! I am from Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA. I am passionate about helping students learn how to find and use information and resources so they can thrive as lifelong learners. I received a B.A. from Brown University in Business Economics and an M.B.A and a J.D. from the University of New Mexico. In my experience as an educator, lawyer, and financial officer I have developed a love for identifying, analyzing and applying new information. I am motivated to help students develop these skills and communicate their learning. I previously taught IB Business, IB Spanish, IB English B and ESOL in Beijing and then taught IB History, Economics, and Government in New Mexico. When I’m not reading, I love learning languages and participating in performing arts. I play guitar and sing, I dance, and I enjoy being behind the scenes in the theater. I am delighted to be a part of the SCIS community!
  • Sean Winchester
    University of Toronto
    Hongqiao Upper School
    My name is Sean Winchester and I'm extremely excited to be teaching music at SCIS this year. I've lived all over Canada throughout my childhood and ultimately earned my B.A. in Music at the University of Toronto and my B.Ed at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario. My wife and I both began our careers teaching music in Saudi Arabia and haven't been able to stop travelling since! I am a pianist and a vocalist and love working with students and my community to collaborate as much as possible in many varieties of musical endeavours, particularly music theatre. I'm looking forward to meeting and working with all of the new and returning staff and students at SCIS this year!