Admissions & Marketing OfficerMrs. Sinha is from India. She has lived in Shanghai since 2006 and in that time, she has become very familiar with Shanghai’s expat community and culture. Sumona worked at Landseed Hospital, Shanghai, where she was responsible for Customer Care and Marketing. She organized and participated in various Expat Events. Mrs. Sinha holds an M.Sc (Masters in Science) degree in Biological Science from the University of India. She is excited to work with the wonderful people at WISS and be a part of WISS Community. In her spare time she loves to travel, mingle with different people and help them. She is a WISS parent too.
Director of Marketing and DevelopmentShelley Bragg is originally from South Africa and has worked in many different areas of business throughout her career. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of South Africa along with a Business Management Diploma. She has previous experience in the International school environment having worked in Admissions and Marketing at another school in Shanghai, and she also attended International schools in her youth, having lived in countries such as Namibia and Bahrain. In her spare time she is actively involved with many not-for-profits in China, in South Africa and elsewhere in the world, and she loves hiking, being outdoors, traveling and exploring the rest of China.
Admissions DirectorChristina Decu was born in Sweden and mainly raised and educated in Germany. Her background is Business and Tourism and she worked for 2 years in New York before moving to Shanghai in 1992. She has been enjoying the changes and possibilities in this fascinating city where she raised her two children. She has been many years Head of Finance and Controlling before getting involved with international education. She was involved in starting up the German School and worked in Admissions and Marketing at another International School before she joined the WISS community. She is actively involved in Community projects, loves travelling, enjoys cooking and walks with her dogs.
Admission & Marketing OfficerBeilei Tang and was born in Shanghai. She accomplished her master degree in Marketing and Bachelor Degree in Business Administration. Beilei used to work for German company and has also lived in New York for two years, therefore, she loves to work in the multi-cultural environments and can be quickly adapted to changes. Beilei an easy-going person and loves to join a variety of activities to make her life more colorful. Joining WISS is a great opportunity for her to meet students and families which make her feel more energetic and young.
Assistant to the DirectorMs. Gan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry at Shanghai Institute of Technology. After graduation, she spent over six years in Germany to pursue her further study in Chemistry at Chemnitz University and Stuttgart University. She has worked as an administrative assistant at another educational institution in Shanghai.
Admissions & Marketing OfficerEve has a dynamic work experience with a wide range of interests and studied variety of subjects; she has a deep love of children and finds lots of opportunities to work with families both during school and in her free time. Eager to help everyone in our warm community, she really enjoys being part of WISS.
Admissions AssistantJenny Kim is from Seoul, Korea. She holds a Bachelor of English Language and Literature and gained a certificate of teaching of English as a second language. She has also lived in United States, and she loves communicating people from all around world. She is really happy to be a part of the Admissions department at WISS to meet and support a variety of multi-cultural students and families.
Graphic DesignerParis is overjoyed to be WISS as Graphic Designer, having spent previous years in the same capacity at Shenzhen’s Shen Wai International School. She is excited to be working with the Marketing team on all the visual promotional media for WISS.
Administrative ManagerMr. Ding received his BS from East China University of Science and Technology and completed the Master of Commerce at the University of Sydney. He has worked as a mentor in USYD Mentor programme to support and encourage a small group of new postgraduates in building personal networks and sharing experiences.
Xiao Lan Gu
Logistics ManagerMs. Gu brings to WISS the expertise she has developed in managing transportation and logistics through 12 years’ experience at other international schools. Xiao Lan is happy to join WISS and serve the needs of all its students and families.
Finance OfficerOriginally from Shanghai, Tina Jin graduated from Shanghai Normal University with a Bachelor Degree in Economics. She has worked in administrative aspects for several years and previously worked as a cashier for 4 years. She is very pleased and honored to be a member of WISS Community.
HR OfficerAlice Yu has been our HR Officer since September 2012. She enjoys working in this very diverse and international environment. Alice graduated from Shanghai Technical Urban Management College in 2010, and continued to pursue further study in Shanghai Jiao Tong University majoring in English in 2011. During college time, she often took part-time jobs. She found her passion in HR Management in her first job as junior administrative staff. To pursue her career in HR, she later went to work in the HR Department of a Foreign Service Company before joining WISS.
Director of TechnologyArlene was born in Northern Ireland and has worked in London, Spain, Holland, and Israel before coming to China. With a strong background in computer design and technology, Arlene has worked in the IT industry in the UK since 1995, teaching IT, managing projects and providing IT consultancy services to many Fortune 500 companies. Arlene prides herself on nurturing confidence, competence and creativity with technology. She enjoys leveraging technology to support the educational goals of the school. Arlene has a Bachelor of Art degree in Fine Craft Design and a Master of Science degree in Computing & Design from the University of Ulster. Her son Ethan is also part of the WISS family.
Head of IT SupportMr Xu graduated from Fudan University with a BA in Computer Science. He also holds a Microsoft Certificate of Software Engineering. Having joined WISS in 2007, he continues to work closely with the Director of Technology in overseeing and maintaining all aspects of the computer network at WISS, as well as providing technical support to staff and students and being a key member of the team responsible for the technical side of theatre productions and public events.
Yong Dong Liu
Technical AssistantMr. Liu is originally from Sichuan, but has been working at WISS since 2009. We are very pleased to have his help running our busy Tech Support Department.
IT Support OfficerMr. Hua graduated from Shanghai University of Engineering and Science with a Bachelor’s in Material Science and studied at Shanghai Jiao Tong University majoring in Embedded 3G development and 3G engineering. He has been working in the IT field since 2009, having worked for HP where he received numerous accreditations
Theatre TechnicianAl McDowall is delighted to be working in the performing arts team, bringing with him over fifteen years’ experience of technical theatre in the UK. He has worked in almost every area of production, from lights and sound to set construction and even performing on occasion. He is excited to be working with the theatre manager in all the productions and events we host here at WISS.
Theatre ManagerRui, or Rui da Cunha if he wants to be taken seriously, was founder of the theater company Projectos Ad Hoc, where he was playwriter, actor and technician. He worked as Light technician in Teatro Viriato, Viseu, Portugal, and then he was the Technical Coordinator in the same theater. He worked as a freelance Light Designer for dance, theater and music companies where he toured around the world. He worked for Ista, International School Theater Association, teaching tech in international schools. He is WISS’s new Theatre Manager and working with the Artistic Director in the theatre.
IT Support OfficerWayne Voogt was born in Cape Town but grew up on the coastline of Durban, South Africa. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Information Systems from the University of Cape Town, along with a Postgraduate Certificate in Education from the University of South Africa. He has been teaching technology and physical education internationally since 2004. Before joining WISS he held positions within the technology department of international schools including technology integration and co-ordination specialist. Wayne has a passion for integrating the use of technology into educational establishments enabling staff, teachers, and students to become 21st century life-long learners.
Head Librarian / Deputy PrincipalMs. Collins is from Scotland and holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Library and Information Studies from the Robert Gordon University. She has worked as a Librarian in both British Curriculum and IB schools in Hong Kong and Shanghai. Since leaving Scotland in 1994, Ms. Collins has lived in Turkey; Germany; Hong Kong and Shanghai. She is passionate about children’s literature and enjoys working with students of all ages to encourage a lifelong love of reading and to help them develop their research skills.
LibrarianAdrienne Johnson grew up on a dairy farm in a tiny town of 300 people in Idaho, USA. She earned a B.S. in English literature from Utah State University and her master’s degree in library and information studies from The Robert Gordon University. She and her family lived in Germany for one year and have called Shanghai home since 2004. Prior to joining the WISS library team, Adrienne was a PYP librarian for four years and taught early childhood classes for three years. Adrienne is passionate about collaborating with classroom teachers to integrate information literacy skills into students’ units of inquiry. Roll up your sleeves, kids—we have the whole world to investigate!
LibrarianMs. Zhuang graduated from Shanghai Maritime University with a major in electronics engineering and took the library management course. She has worked as a librarian in one International School in Shanghai for about four years and gained a lot of experience. In 2008, Ms. Zhuang joined WISS as the Chinese librarian. She likes reading and stay with the children. She is very enjoying be the member of the WISS community and looking forward to contribute her skills and knowledge with students and colleagues.
Assistant LibrarianSandy comes from Shanghai. He studied English Literature in Shanghai International Studies University. He has been working as part of our wonderful Library Team for 2 years. He is passionate about books and helping students get the most from their library experience.
Assistant LibrarianMary graduated from Shanghai Second Polytechnic University majoring in Educational Technology. She worked for nine years in another International School in Shanghai before joining the WISS Library Team. She loves to work with children and feels fortunate to have the opportunity to share her experience with the WISS Community.
Nursing CoordinatorRoshiley holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and, as well as general nursing experience, has been a school nurse at another international school in Shanghai. With her team of nurses, Roshiley provides health support to the WISS community and coordinates between parents and school. Roshiley moved to Shanghai from the Philippines with her husband, Denes, and two wonderful boys, Mark and Charles.
School NurseMs Zhou graduated from North China Coal Medical University where she received a Bachelor of Nursing after finishing five years’ intensive training in nursing. She has worked as a nurse in a local hospital in Shanghai for three years and loves working with children at WISS
School NurseMs Lu graduated from TianJin Medical College with a degree in Nursing. She has worked at Quyang Hospital of Shanghai for over three years, mainly engaged in the Surgical Department, Internal Department and ICU. She also worked at another local hospital before joining WISS
Store/Inventory ManagerSuzie has done several jobs, including sales, cashier and administrative work. This year she joined our school as a driver and also as an assistant in the school office. She is now attending East China Normal University to obtain a Bachelor of Traveling Management. Susie is very cheerful and has been a wonderful addition to our school office.
Assistant to the Primary PrincipalMs. Huang graduated from Shanghai University of Engineering and Science, majored in Material Science and also obtained teaching qualifications for primary school. After graduation, she worked as an English teacher as well as a class teacher in an international kindergarten for almost one year teaching the kids aged from 4 to 6. Following this, she was a customer relation in EF Huangpu School, as a fresh in sales field, her sales amount ranked 25 worldwide in January. Now, as a new member of WISS, she is looking forward to making friends with you and making great progress step by step with everyone’s help.
Assistant to the Early Years PrincipalMs Jiang graduated from Sichuan University with a BA in Business Administration. She has worked in human resources for two years. Ms Jiang is keen to establish and maintain relations with parents and friends of the WISS community.
Primary Office AssistantSherry’s Chinese name is Dai Zhong Juan. She is from Beihai in Guangxi Province. She graduated from Guilin Institute of Tourism, and her major was Hotel Management. That was why after her graduation, she has worked with the Marriot hotel group and IHG for 4 years before joining WISS. This is a start to her new life as she is very happy and proud to be a part of the WISS team. She believes that no matter where she works, at a hotel or the school, to serve guests or to serve students, she wants to care about people like a family. Sherry believes understanding what others need in order to best meet their needs is the key to success.
Administrative AssistantMs. Li Li is from Shanghai, China. She studied and worked both in Sydney and Shanghai in various areas service industries includes a consulting firm as the project Senior Executive. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Business English. She has worked in various roles and departments in WISS and now she is in the PE department as a Sports administrator. Her hobbies include music and reading, in order to recharge and free her mind and soul. She also appreciates the nature and is always keen to explore and experience beauty and sincerity and gain understanding into diverse cultures throughout the world.
Administrative AssistantOlivia is originally from Shanghai, she graduated from Shanghai University in 2009 with a B.A. degree in history. She worked in an English learning center as teaching coordinator for 2 years and then she worked in an international school as administrator for another 2 years. Before joining WISS, she was the assistant to the Director of Food and Beverage in the Marriott hotel. She enjoys working in schools and is happy to be a member of WISS family. In her leisure time, she likes to travel by herself and enjoys new adventures.
Purchasing OfficerMs. Luo joins us directly after having earned her degree in Biological Sciences at Huainan Normal University, Anhui Province, where she gained the outstanding student leader and Miyoshi students pacesetter and other honorary titles. We welcome her to WISS.
Ana Hu has been worked at WISS since 2013 and is the WISS Shop Assistant. Prior to joining WISS, she worked for many years in a German trading company as a sales representative. She has two daughters and enjoys cooking. She is so pleased to be a part of the WISS Community.