Our Staff

The team behind QAIS

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A committed family of professionals

MEET OUR STAFF MEMBERS

Here They Are
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Administration
Lower School
Upper School
Montessori Early Childhood
Support
Chris Vicari

Chris Vicari

Administration

Director

Lily Xing

Lily Xing

Administration

Bussines Manager

Bradford Barnhardt (new)

Bradford Barnhardt

Administration

PRINCIPAL

Kirsten Loza s

Kirsten Loza

Administration, Lower School

LS Assist. Principal/PYP coord

MArk Brierley

Mark Brierley

Administration, Upper School

Secondary Assistant Principal

Rafael Angel Small

J. Rafael Angel

Administration, Upper School

MYP Coordinator

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Jamie Sloan

Administration, Montessori Early Childhood

Montessori Coordinator

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Min Luo

Administration

Administrative Director

Youri Van Leynseele

Youri Van Leynseele

Administration

Marketing & Comm Director

Anna Kudelia

Anna Kudelia

Administration

Marketing/Design/Admin

Lynn Wang

Lynn Wang

Administration

Admissions Director

QAIS Staff

Lulu Xu

Administration, Support

Office Assistant

Miao Guang

Miao Guang

Administration, Support

Design

Helena Arranz

Helena Arranz

Montessori Early Childhood

Toddler LEAD Teacher

Jessica Wang

Jessica Wang

Montessori Early Childhood

Toddler Teacher Assistant

Suzi Cui

Suzi Cui

Montessori Early Childhood

Toddler Teacher Assistant

Rubi Kalsi

Ruby Kalsi

Montessori Early Childhood

Peony LEAD TEACHER

Bella Liu

Bella Liu

Montessori Early Childhood

Peony CO-LEAD

Quynh Cao

Quynh Cao

Montessori Early Childhood

Lotus LEAD TEACHER

MIA XIAO

Mia Xiao

Montessori Early Childhood

Lotus CO-LEAD

Serene Du Site

Serene Du

Montessori Early Childhood

Lotus Teacher

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Judi Brown

Montessori Early Childhood

Lotus Teacher Assistant

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Emma Stanford

Montessori Early Childhood

Plum Blossom LEAD TEACHER

Kristen Li

Kristen Li

Montessori Early Childhood

Plum Blossom Co-Lead

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Megan Hill

Lower School

Lower School EAL

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Kara Harvey

Lower School

Grade 1 Co-Lead

Liyan

Li Yan

Lower School

Grade 1 Co-Lead

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Indah McCarthy

Lower School

Grade 1 Teacher

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Daisy Yang

Lower School

Grade 1 Teacher Assistant

Jessica

Jessica Vargas

Lower School

Grade 2 Teacher

Gloria Qiao

Gloria Qiao

Lower School

Grade 2 Teacher Assistant

Meredith

Meredith Daniels

Lower School

Grade 3 Teacher

Veronica Huang

Veronica Huang

Lower School

Grade 3 Teacher Assistant

Ben Bacon

Ben Bacon

Lower School

Grade 4 Teacher

Grace Pu

Grace Pu

Lower School

Grade 4 Teacher Assistant

Cecilia

Cecilia Flores

Lower School

Grade 5 Teacher

Hailey Chen

Hailey Chen

Lower School

Chinese Teacher

Yuan Hui

Yuan Hui

Lower School

Chinese Department Chair

Apple Liu

Apple Liu

Lower School

Chinese Teacher

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Glau Serralvo

Upper School

DP Coordinator/College Counselor

Michelle Overman

Michelle Overman

Upper School

English B

Brendan Madden

Brendan Madden

Upper School

MYP/DP Science, SA

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Alzbeta Springer

Upper School

Humanities/ MUN Coord.

Stephen

Stephen Daniels

Upper School

MYP Mathematics

Chris McCarthy

Chris McCarthy

Upper School

English A/TOK

Dan North

Dan North

Upper School

DP English A/ DP Film

Vivian Cui

Vivian Cui

Upper School

Chinese Lang. A

Almon

Almon Yao

Upper School

MYP/DP Chinese Lang. B

Stella Zhao

Stella Zhao

Upper School

PYP Chinese A/ MYP, DP Lang. B

Jiajia LI

Jiajia Li

Upper School

DP Chemistry/ Lab Assistant

Vivian Xing

Vivian Xing

Upper School

MYP/ DP Mathematics, HoD

Bowen Li

Bowen Li

Upper School

MYP/ DP Chinese A

Joon Park

Joon Park

Upper School

MYP/DP Korean A, Korean CC

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Katie Beck

Upper School

MYP English A

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Lwazi Zakumba

Upper School

MYP/DP Mathematics

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Peter Marier

Upper School

MYP/DP Science

Jade Yu

Jade Bai

Upper School

MYP Chinese B

Charla Esser

Charla Esser

Lower School, Upper School

Full School Music

Peter kutin

Peter Kutin

Lower School, Upper School

Violin

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Joel Stanford

Upper School

MYP/DP Art

Chris B

Chris Borodenko

Lower School

PYP Art

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Lenore Vogelaar

Lower School, Upper School

Learning Support

Qingdao Amerasia International School PE Teacher

Reuben Fitzgerald

Lower School

PYP PE

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Everett Hill

Upper School

MYP PE/ CAS

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Robin Shawver

Lower School, Upper School

Librarian

Lauren

Lauren Borodenko

Lower School, Upper School

QAIS Drama/DP Music/Band

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Lee Shawver

Upper School, Support

MYP Design/Tech Assistant

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Sarah Lu

Upper School, Support

Librarian Assistant

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Jo Veale

Upper School

MYP Design

Amy Tian

Amy Tian

Support

Facilities Manager

Sandy Ma

Sandy Ma

Support

Admin Support/ Inventory

Justin Sun

Justin Sun

Support

Foreign Staff Coordinator

Megan Li

Megan Li

Support

HR

Rachel Zhao

Rachel Zhao

Support

Purchasing

JD Holtrop

JD Holtrop

Support

Technology Director

April Chen

April Chen

Support

QAIS Cashier

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Vivian Zhao

Support

QAIS Cashier

Ann Bacon

Ann Bacon

Support

Nurse

Wang Xiyan

Wang Xi Yan

Support

Support

Qingdao Amerasia International School IT Support

Jim Zhai

Support

Tech Support

Sun

Mr. Sun

Support

Driver

Mr.Kong

Mr. Gong

Support

Support

Mr. Gong

Mr. Kong

Support

Support

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Staff/Students Statistics

The journey of QAIS has been one of phenomenal growth and achievement. Our enrollment continues to soar and now includes approximately 240 students from 26 nations from 18 months to 18 years old. The QAIS family of staff now consists of representatives from 19 different nations, all of whom are certified in their content and specialty areas; over 75% of them have Masters or advanced degrees, and five have doctoral degrees. In addition, staff this year have teaching experience in over 50 different nations around the world and on all six inhabitable continents, giving us access to a true “global perspective”.

100%
Staff qualified with a minimum of Post Graduate degree.
92
Staff Members
60
Teaching Staff
3.5:1
Students teacher ratio, for proper attention on child.
30
Countries represented by overall QAIS Students.
27
Countries represented by overall QAIS Staff.

QAIS aims to inspire a lifelong love of learning through a holistic, child-centered, inquiry-based approach.

By embracing each student’s diverse needs, learning styles, and strengths, we strive to develop courageous global citizens who help to create a more peaceful world through community action, intercultural understanding, and respect for all life.

QAIS Mission

Help us grow the community

Due to our constant growth, we are looking to expand our staff in the following areas for the 2019-2020 school year.

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