Administrative Staff

Vigi Gan

Vigi Gan

Assistant to the Director

Ms. 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.

Christina Decu

Christina Decu

Director of Admissions and Marketing

Mrs Christina Decu has lived in Sweden, Germany, the USA and since 1992 in Shanghai, China. Her background is tourism but she worked many years in finance and added eventually a China MBA. She got involved in education while being part of establishing the German school in Shanghai mid of the 90th and works now already for many years in International Admissions. She loves the diverse community of WISS and is a full believer in the IB philosophy – both of her children graduated with the IB diploma. Her hobbies include traveling, her dogs and cooking.

Sumona Sinha

Sumona Sinha

Admissions & Marketing Officer

Mrs. 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.

Beilei Tang

Beilei Tang

Admission & Marketing Officer

Beilei 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.

Eve Song

Eve Song

Marketing and Communication Officer

Eve Song studied in Shanghai Normal University , has a dynamic work experience with a wide range of interests ; 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.

Maria English

Maria English

Admissions and Marketing Officer

Maria is from California in the United States. She has a Bachelor’s degree in History and Education from University of California at Los Angeles and a Master’s in Education from Teachers College, Columbia University.   In 2002, she came to China to work in non-profit community development in Beijing. Since 2006, she has worked in Admissions at international schools in Shanghai.   Maria believes that the school community is an important factor in enabling families to have a positive expatriate experience.    She enjoys meeting new people and helping them get connected.     Maria has four children, three who are enrolled at WISS.

Paris Gu

Paris Gu

Marketing Officer and Graphic Designer

Paris 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.

Sutawan Thorasumpun

Sutawan Thorasumpun

Marketing Officer and Graphic Designer

Sutawan obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Advertising in Bangkok and moved to Chicago to further her education completing her Master’s Degree in Integrated Marketing Communication. After four rewarding years working in marketing in Bangkok, she moved to Spain in 2007 and worked in the marketing field until she joined the British School of Navarra in 2010 working as a pre-nursery teacher assistant. In 2012 she joined WISS working first in the music team as an administrator and later on joining the marketing department. Sutawan is thrilled to be a part of the WISS!

Fred Ding

Fred Ding

Administrative Manager

Mr. 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

Xiao Lan Gu

Logistics Manager

Ms. 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.

Tina Jin

Tina Jin

Finance Officer

Originally 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.

Yu-Lin Phavicitr

Yu-Lin Phavicitr

HR Director

Mrs. Phavichitr grew up in Taiwan, emmigrated to South America when she was a teenager. She received BS and MS in Accounting from Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY. She also received the CPA license and worked many years in private accounting in New York City. She returned to work in an import and wholesale business in duty free port, ZOFRI, Iquique, Chile for 2.5 years, before relocating to Shanghai in Feb. 2000. In Shanghai she found a new horizon by working in international schools. She feels very fortunate to have the opportunity to work with the wonderful group of people and leaders at WISS.
Alice Yu

Alice Yu

HR Officer

Alice 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.

Jun Zhang

Jun Zhang

HR Assistant

Ms. Zhang graduated from Shanghai University with a Bachelor of Arts in Financial Management. She joined the WISS family in September 2013, to work in the Human Resource Department. She likes making friends and to take on new and different challenges. After years of working in Human Resource, she is still very passionate about the job and she feels very honored be part of the WISS Community.

Arlene Kline

Arlene Kline

Director of Technology

Arlene 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.

Xu Min

Xu Min

Head of IT Support

Mr 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

Yong Dong Liu

Technical Assistant

Mr. 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.

Will Hua

Will Hua

IT Support Officer

Mr. 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

Rui Cunha

Rui Cunha

Theatre Manager

Rui, 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.

Al McDowall

Al McDowall

Theatre Technician

Al 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.

Fiona Collins

Fiona Collins

Head Librarian / Deputy Principal

Ms. 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.

Isolde Rosevear

Isolde Rosevear

PYP Teacher Librarian

Ms. Isolde Rosevear is British and Belgian by nationality but was raised in Asia, attending international schools in Malaysia and Japan. Isolde has a Bachelor’s degree in Combined Arts from Durham University, a Post Graduate Certificate in Library and Information Studies from Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen and is currently completing her Post Graduate Certificate in Education from the University of Nottingham. Prior to joining the WISS community she served as an IB Teacher Librarian in Seoul and Hong Kong. Isolde loves travelling and discovering incredible new books.

Cici Zhuang

Cici Zhuang

Librarian

Ms. 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.

Sandy Gu

Sandy Gu

Assistant Librarian

Sandy 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.

Mary Lu

Mary Lu

Assistant Librarian

Mary 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.

Roshiley Tilistyak

Roshiley Tilistyak

Nursing Coordinator

Roshiley 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.

Tina Zhou

Tina Zhou

School Nurse

Ms 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

 Candy Lu

Candy Lu

School Nurse

Ms 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

Jessica Gu

Jessica Gu

Facility Manager

Jessica Gu has a Master’s Degree in Accounting awarded by the University of New England in Australia. She is a member of CPA Australia. She has worked in many different industries: in trading, in education and in environmental,  in both China and Australia. She attended the 18th APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting held in Japan in 2010. She is pleased to be a part of WISS!

Tammy Xia

Tammy Xia

Assistant to the Secondary Principal

Tammy Xia received her Master’s degree in TESOL in the United Kingdom, and returned to Shanghai to begin her career in 2011. Prior to joining WISS, Tammy had worked as an administrative assistant for two years in another international school in Shanghai. In her spare time, she loves photography, traveling and experience new cultures, and is excited to be joining the WISS family.

Jane Huang

Jane Huang

Assistant to the Primary Principal

Ms. 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.

Sherry Dai

Sherry Dai

Primary Office Assistant

Sherry’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.

Li Li

Li Li

Administrative Assistant

Ms. 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.

Olivia Wang

Olivia Wang

Administrative Assistant

Olivia 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.

Jojo Jiang

Jojo Jiang

Administrative Assistant

Ms 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.

Xiao Mei Feng

Xiao Mei Feng

Administrative Assistant

Xiao Mei works to ensure the smooth running of Early Years as part of the Early Years office.  She is in charge of materials and other resources that every teacher needs as well as supporting teachers in the classroom.  She enjoys spending her spare time knitting and cooking. Xiao Mei enjoys her life more because she is part of the WISS family; a community full of love from every family and staff member.

Rowena Luo

Rowena Luo

Purchasing Officer

Ms. 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.

Suzie Zhang

Suzie Zhang

Store / Inventory Manager

Suzie 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.

Ana Hu

Ana Hu

Administrative Assistant

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.

May Huang

May Huang

Performing Arts Assistant

Mei Huang is from the Guangdong Province in the south of China and has been working at WISS since 2013. As the Performing Arts Administrator, Mei is responsible for the organization and running of WISS’s very successful Instrumental Programme as well as the purchasing of all things Performing Arts, ranging from dance costumes to bubble machines.

Eva Li

Eva Li

Visual Arts Assistant

Ms. Eva is originally from Gansu and has been working at WISS since 2006. She’s happy to support the busy Art Department and has been consistently devoted to making all our students creative artwork visible within the school and outside the school in local galleries or exhibition center throughout Shanghai.

Xiao Ping

Xiao Ping

Visual Arts Assistant

Faith Cao

Faith Cao

Assistant to the Early Years Principal

Miss Faith is from Shanghai, China, and has been teaching since 2010. Faith has a bachelor’s degree in Law, and multiple qualifications in teaching as well as having specialized in language training. Her hobbies include traveling and music. She has traveled to the America, Japan, The Philippines and Hong Kong, and loves experiencing and exploring different cultures. Faith believes that the best way of learning is to learn by doing, experiential learning is the most fun, learner-centered, therefore, the most engaging way of learning. Faith is so excited to be a part of the WISS community!

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