Arts Faculty


Tracy Humphreys

Head of Subject-Art, Teacher of Art

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

Tessa Greeman

Art and Design Teacher

PGCE Art and Design, University of the West of England

Intercultural Encounters Goldsmiths, University of Helsinki

International studies, University of London

Art Foundation level 4, Leeds College of Art

Tess has a lifelong passion for Art and Photography and has been teaching them both since 2017 in schools in Bristol and London in the UK. Prior to this she has worked in Art tutoring and running creative workshops with adults in Finland and London.

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.

Yu Jie

Art and Design Teacher

Bachelor degree of Central Academy of Fine Arts, major in Space and exhibition design

Pre-master programme of Dublin International Foundation College (DIFC)

Master of Arts, Kingston University, major in Communication design—Illustration


Jody Urbas

Teacher of Drama

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.


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

Head of Subject-Music, Teacher of Music

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

Boya Yang

Music Teacher

MMus Piano Accompaniment, Birmingham Conservatoire, UK

BMus Music Education, Xinghai Conservatory of Music, China

High School Teacher Certification in China
Used to work as interpreter for ABRSM music exam

Used to work as music teacher in GOS and SOIS.

Physical Education

Luke Walker

 Head of Subject-PE, Teacher of PE

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

House Coordinator, Teacher of PE

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

Sports Coordinator, Staff Representative-Local Teacher, Teacher of PE

Master Degree of Physical Education, North East Normal University

Bachelor Degree of Physical Education, Yanbian University

She joined SCIE in 2014.

Edward Dawes

ECA Coordinator, Teacher of PE

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

Teacher of PE, Head of Year-G1

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

Teacher of PE

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.

Bella Zhao

Teacher of PE 

Master Degree of Sports Training, Beijing Sport University

Bachelor Degree of Physical Education, Beijing Sport University

State-certificated volleyball player (Level-Ⅱ)

Volleyball referee(Level-Ⅱ),

Athletic referee(Level-Ⅲ),tennis referee(Level-Ⅲ)

Stella is a fully qualified teacher from China with the Secondary P.E Teaching License from China. She has taught Physical Education for two years mostly at public schools in Beijing, China. She has taken on pastoral roles in developing sports clubs. She is an expert in volleyball, athletics, sport dance, swimming.

Tan Tian

Teacher of PE

Master of Theory in Sports Pedagogy and Training, Beijing Sport University

Chinese Ministry of Education teacher qualification certificate (high school)

National first-class referee certificate of athletics

Ms. Tan Tian worked in an international school in Shenzhen, teaching the students from primary school to high school. Also worked as an intern teaching assistant at China Academy of Athletics, Beijing Sport University.