• Dalyce Yanisiew
    York University
    Hongqiao Early Child Education Campus
    Greetings SCIS Community! My name is Dalyce Yanisiew and I am thrilled to be a part of the Kindergarten team again this year. My most recent previous experience includes teaching in the Kindergarten division at an international IB school in Dubai, UAE. At that school, I gained a wealth of knowledge about PYP and inquiry-based learning. Before Dubai, I was living and teaching in my home country of Canada where I was lucky enough to remain at the same elementary school near Toronto for seven years. At this school, I taught a variety of ages and specialties including Kindergarten, Grade 4, Health & Physical Education and Core French. One of my passions 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 continuing to explore all that Shanghai and China has to offer this year!
  • Christie YoungSmith
    Stanford University
    Grade Five
    Hongqiao Lower School
    My name is Christie Young Smith and I teach Fifth Grade at SCIS. I was born and raised in Colorado, USA but have travelled my entire life and feel at home abroad. I received my Bachelor’s degree at Johns Hopkins University and my Masters of Education at Stanford University. Prior to moving to Shanghai, I lived in the States and in Hong Kong working as a teacher and museum educator. I love to engage students in art, inquiry, and thinking about big ideas. My favorite part of teaching at SCIS is learning with such a diverse group of students. SCIS is a truly “International” international school!