Arts

Tracy Humphreys

Head of Art & Design

Cambridge International Examinations coursework moderator cert

Counselling Certificate.(Level 1), Accrington and Rossendale College

PGCE Teacher Training, Caerleon College

University of Wales UK BA[hons], Cardiff Art College, University of Wales UK

Clara Zhang

Art and Design Teacher

Bachelor’s degree of Fashion Design in Wuxi Light Industry University

Professional Fashion Design standards: Advanced

Joined SCIE in 2009.

Worked in Fashion industry before SCIE. Worked in the area of garment design, window displaying and graphic designs.

Drama

GADI SHAI BURMAN

Head of Drama

Head of SCIE Drama Society

Trinity College London School Coordinator

Candidate for MEd Drama in Education from Trinity College Dublin

BA Film and Media Production; with a Major in Drama from the University of Cape Town

PGCE Senior Phase and FET; Drama and English from the University of South Africa

Certification in Strategic Implementation of ICT Integration in Education from the University of the Witwatersrand

Gadi Burman started his teaching career as an English teacher in 2007, but after getting his PGCE, always wanted to return to working in or around the theatre and this became a reality in 2017 at SCIE when he began teaching Drama. He has taught and coordinated (I)GCSE, AS and A Level Drama at SCIE. He has been the head of the SCIE Drama Society since August 2017, a role he loves which includes directing the school play. He enjoys learning from travelling the world and sharing his passion for the Arts with learners and colleagues alike. 

Jody Urbas

Drama Teacher

MMus Conducting, Southern Oregon University

BMus Music Education with Theatre Endorsement, Western Washington University

Baccalaureate DP Theatre University of Toronto

Ms. Jody Urbas has been teaching theatre and music since 1999 and has directed more than 20 plays and musicals. Also, she has fulfilled roles as head of department, technology integration specialist, and registrar multiple times throughout her career. She is passionate about student agency. In collaboration with Opera Colorado, Jody led her students to create and perform their own musical. In addition to her significant classroom accomplishments, Jody has been a dedicated mentor to students in their extracurricular activities. Her most notable extracurricular support includes serving as After-School drama advisor, Associated Student Leadership Advisor, After-School Theatre Performance Instructor, and Thespian Troupe Director. She is excited to join the theatre department at SCIE to support the growth of this wonderful theatre program.

Music

Boris Denisov

Head of Faculty-Arts(Visual and Performing), Teacher of Music

Master of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg State Conservatory, Russia

Master of Education, St. Petersburg State Conservatory, Russia

Boris Denisov has had extensive experience as a teacher, performer and orchestra conductor.

Molly Yu

Music Teacher

Mus. Master of Vocal Performance, The Boston Conservatory, MA, USA

MA. Master of Arts and Humanities, The university of Southampton, UK

BMus. Bachelor of Music Education, Central China Normal University, China

TESOL certificate Arizona State University, US

PGCE certificate University of Nottingham, UK

Physical Education

Luke Walker

PE Teacher

BA Honours in Applied Sports Science, University of Exeter

PGCE in Secondary Physical Education, University College Plymouth, St Mark and St John

Mr. Luke Walker has taught Physical Education for nearly 7 years, including teaching in England and Brazil. He has been the Head of Physical Education for over 2 years.

Shift Xie

P.E Teacher

B.Sc Physical Education, Zhanjiang Normal College

A state-certificated PE teacher (Level-I) and basketball and athletics referee (Level-II).

He taught for eight years at a key high school. Shift is an expert in basketball, athletics and swimming.

Hyacinth Meng

PE Teacher

Master Degree of Physical Education, North East Normal University

Bachelor Degree of Physical Education, Yanbian University

She joined SCIE in 2014.

Edward Dawes

PE Teacher

PGCEi in Education University of Nottingham

BSc Honours Sport and Exercise Science Sheffield Hallam University

Mr. Edward Dawes works at PE area for many years, he has many years PE teaching experience in England and China.

Ross Cheetham

PE Teacher

PGCE in Secondary Physical Education, Goldsmiths university London

BSc(Honours) in Sports Coaching, Southampton Solent University

Before working at SCIE, Mr. Ross Cheetham has taught PE for over 6 years in London schools. In addition, he has taken on pastoral roles including Head of Year and Head of lower school.

Cyril Beigbeder

PE Teacher

Master of Education, The Open University

Postgraduate Diploma in Education Management, The Open University

Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Sport and Exercise Science, The Open University

Cyril is a fully qualified Teacher from England. He also hold a Secondary Biology with Science Teaching License from Scotland. He has taught Biology and Physical Education, mostly at secondary level, for nine years in the UK.