Sias IS Faculty

The professional faculty at Sias International School of Zhengdong New District, Zhengzhou (Sias International School) will be recruited through the experienced and dedicated resources of the International School Services (ISS). Our Head of School and the ISS Senior Leadership Executive dedicated to SIS, will attend global recruiting events.

Local staff will be recruited in partnership with Sias University and other ISS international schools in China. Minimum criteria will include a university degree in the subject area to be taught as well as a Bachelor of Education from a recognized western university and a professional teaching license.

As part of our life-long learning culture at SIS, all of our faculty and support staff will be learners as well. As is characteristic of international school faculties, our teachers will continuously strive to improve their practice through professional learning.  Our staff will be passionate about student learning outcomes and focusing on the whole child development and welfare.

Ms. Aslanyan

Ms. Aslanyan
Titles: Teacher
Degrees: Bachelor of English Language Instruction/ Translation, Yerevan Haybusak University
Biography:

9+ years of teaching experience in Armenia, Poland, China.

Languages: English, Polish, Russian, Armenian, Spanish

Ms. Baker

Ms. Baker
Titles: Technology Integration/Librarian
Degrees: Master of Science in International Studies, State University of New York, College at Buffalo
Biography:

27 years of Teaching Experiences in the United States, Central America, Africa, India & China

15 years of International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Program (PYP) experience

Languages: Native English Speaker


Ms. Bhattacharyya

Ms. Bhattacharyya
Titles: Curriculum Coordinator
Degrees: Bachelor of Education
Biography:

Professionally trained and experienced in teaching the IB Primary Years Programme curriculum;

Prolonged years of expertise in multiple curriculum framework such as IGCSE, IBPYP, IB MYP and Ontario Curriculum.

Ms. Callan

Ms. Callan
Titles: Teacher
Degrees: Bachelor of Music, University of Washington
Biography:

2 Years Teaching at a private school in the United States

Languages: Native English Speaker, basic Chinese

Dr. Castro

Dr. Castro
Titles: Teacher
Degrees: Masters of Physical Education and Sport
Biography:

18+ years of teaching Physical education 14 years in Portuguese government schools and 5 years teaching in International schools

Languages: Portuguese, English and Spanish

Ms. Chen

Ms. Chen
Titles: Teacher
Degrees: Bachelor degree of Chinese Language and Literature, Yulin Normal University
Biography:

5 years experiences in public school; 2 years experiences in United States in a public school; 2020/8 started to work in Sias IS.

Languages: Chinese, English

Ms. Dorn

Ms. Dorn
Titles: Teacher
Degrees: Master of Education, Curriculum and Instruction with S.T.E.A.M (Science Technology Engineering Art Math), University of San Diego, California
Biography:

Over 4 Years of Teaching Expertise in China

Languages: Native English Speaker, Spanish, Chinese


Ms. Gandara

Ms. Gandara
Titles: Teacher
Degrees: Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction, University of Texas at El Paso
Biography:

13 years of teaching experience in bilingual education programs in the United States, 3 years teaching in China

Languages: Native English Speaker, Spanish

Ms. Howdeshell

Ms. Howdeshell
Titles: Teacher
Degrees: M.Ed in ESL/Bilingual Education, American College of Education
Biography:

20+ years of teaching experiences from daycares to international schools

3 year teaching experience in Kindergarten in Beijing

Languages: Native English Speaker, Spanish

Ms. Kalu

Ms. Kalu
Titles: Teacher
Degrees: Master of Educational Administration, The College of New Jersey
Biography:

20+ years teaching, coaching, and leadership in both local and international schools in China and Myanmar.

Languages: Native English Speaker, Chinese

Mr. Kerrigan

Mr. Kerrigan
Titles: IT Innovations Manager
Degrees: AA Information Technology, University of Phoenix
Biography:

20 years professional experience in Information & Communication Technology;

Worked at International Schools in Asia and Africa. Specializes in Tech Support, Systems Maintenance & Professional Development Training. Experience with International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculums.

Languages: Native English Speaker


Mr. Kirsch

Mr. Kirsch
Titles: Teacher
Degrees: Bachelor’s Degree, University of Queensland
Biography:

3+ years teaching experience in China (Shenzhen, Tianjin, Guiyang);
15+ years education experience in United States, Australia, Mongolia,

Languages: Native English Speaker, German


Ms. Knobel

Ms. Knobel
Titles: Teacher
Degrees: Master of Arts in Teaching, John’s Hopkins University
Biography:

6 years teaching experience in rural and urban districts in the United States

Language: Native English Speaker

Dr. Mills

Dr. Mills
Titles: Head of School
Degrees: Doctorate of Educational Leadership, High Point University
Biography:

Certifications: IB, Common Core, ELL, licensure, etc. Ex. Superintendent’s License

Teaching experience (including international experience): 17+ years of teaching and school leadership experience in large urban districts in the United States.

Mr. Minhal

Mr. Minhal
Titles: Teacher
Degrees: Master in History, Calcutta University
Biography:

An expert in IB curriculum system has served as IBM YP coordinator in international schools in Indore, Sudan and China;

23 years of teaching experience
IB MYP assessor and a course quality assessor

Ms. Morris

Ms. Morris
Titles: Teacher
Degrees: Master of Education, Columbia College
Biography:

15 years Early Childhood Experience; both in U.S. childcare and U.S. urban elementary school

Language: Native English Speaker

Ms. Wu

Ms. Wu
Titles: Teacher
Degrees: Master of Science in International Studies, University of Edinburgh in the United Kingdom
Biography:

6+ teaching experience in Edinburgh public Junior High school, England and in China international school;

Languages: Chinese, English