English Faculty


Mike Dawick

Head of Subject-English Languages, Teacher of English

Diploma in Teaching from Auckland College of Education

Master of Arts in English (First Class Honours) from University of Auckland

Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults from Auckland Technical Institute

Bachelor of Arts (English Major) from University of Auckland

Mr.Dawick has been working as an English teacher for twenty years. He has been a former Assistant Principal in ACG English School.

Ruth Cooper

Ruth Cooper

Head of Subject-GL English, Teacher of English

MA Medieval History (Distinction) – King’s College London

Post-Graduate Diploma in Education (Secondary, English) – Birmingham City University

BA(Hons) History (i) – King’s College London

Ruth spent two years with the Teach First Leadership Development Programme working in Derby, UK. In her previous role, she was Reading Coordinator and has a passion for inspiring students to love literature. Ruth has also lived in New Zealand.

Aaron Owen

Aaron Owen

Head of Subject-English Literature, Teacher of English

PGCE in Secondary English of Manchester Metropolitan University

BA (Honours) in English Literature of University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Mr. Owen once served in Japan as language consultant and in China as English teacher more than ten years.


Kaisar Marogi

Teacher of English

Bachelor of Education of University of Windsor

Bachelor of Art in English Language and Literature of University of Windsor

Ontario College of Teaching Certification

Mr. Kaisar has three years of teaching experience. He taught English in United Arab Emirates and China.


Sunday Liu

Teacher of English

TELF Certificate

B.A Professional English of University of Idaho, US MSc

Language Education of University of Edinburgh, UK

Sunday taught Math and English at the Moscow High School and the University of Idaho.



Zoe Chen

Teacher of English

Postgraduate Certificate in Education of University of Nottingham

Bachelor of Arts (English Major) of Fuzhou University. Zoe joined SCIE in 2008.


Karen Clancy

Pastoral Deputy Principal, Teacher of English

MASTER OF EDUCATION, Deakin University

PGCE Australian Catholic University

Bachelor of teaching Graduated with Distinction, Deakin University

Bachelor of ARTS, Deakin University

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Sean Patrick

Teacher of English

Masters in Curriculum and Instruction, University of Colorado at Denver

State of Colorado Language Arts Teaching Certification

Sean has taught English internationally in Egypt, Niger, Mauritania, and Malawi.

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Philip Norton

English and Humanities Teacher

PGCE in Secondary History, University of West of England

BA (Hons) in Economic History, University of Portsmouth

Philip has taught in China, Rumania and Singapore. He was a Humanities teacher at SCIE from 2011 to 2016.

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Steve Boyland

Teacher of English

Bachelor of Arts in English, University of Waikato

Post Graduate Diploma in Teaching, University of Waikato

Mr. Boyland has taught in his home country and the UK, and at international schools in the Middle East and China.

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Curtis Zimpfer

Teacher of English

BA in English and Music theory, Saint Joseph’s University

Curtis Zimpfer comes from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He’s been living and teaching in Shenzhen for seven years.

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Jane Ford

Teacher of English

PGCE in Secondary English,University of Edinburgh

BA in English Literature,University of Melbourne

Jane has experience of teaching Language and Literature for more than 15 years in Scotland UK.

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Graeme Wrightson

Teacher of English

BA music performance , University of Hull

PGCE higher education, University of Hull

Mr Wrightson has taught for over 10 years. Initially as a music lecturer in the UK for 8 years and the last 5 years as an English teacher in China. Mr Graeme is also a sports enthusiast and has represented Great Britain in triathlon as well taking part in many marathons, trail races and ultra-marathons.

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Daniel Moss

Teacher of English

PGCE in Media & English; University of London, Goldsmiths

BA’s in Ancient History and Media Production from the University of Wales/Trinity St. David’s

IBDP Certified in English A and B

Coming from Leeds in the UK, Mr Daniel Moss has taught in numerous schools in China and London over the past eleven years teaching; GCSE English, Film & Media, as well as both English A (Language & Literature) and English B in the International Baccalaureate Program.


Jack Smith

Teacher of English

Master of Arts (First Class Honours) in English Literature and History, University of Glasgow

Postgraduate Diploma in Secondary Education (English), University of Glasgow

Jack is an English teacher with two years of experience from Scotland, United Kingdom.


Camilla Myers

Teacher of English

Bachelor of Arts – English Literature and Linguistics in The University of Westminster

PGCE from the University College London

QTS in England Department of Education

Camilla has 6 years of work experience teaching English language and English literature in high schools in the UK before join SCIE.

Katie McGinty

Katie McGinty

Teacher of English

BA in English, University of Sheffield

Mrs McGinty has been teaching English Literature and Language for the past 5 years in both the UK and Malaysia with her husband. She has experience as a KS3 Coordinator, and has taught pupils aged 11-18.


Yusri vdSchyff

Teacher of English

BA English Language and Literature  and Arabic Language and Literature, University of Cape Town

PGCE Further Education, University of Cape Town

BEd (Hons), University of Cape Town

Yusri is from South Africa and has been teaching abroad for over 5 years now. He has enjoyed working with students of all ages in China and Thailand and can speak English, Afrikaans, Arabic and a little bit of French.


Daniel Newsham

Teacher of English

BEng (Hons), Architectural Environment Engineering, University of Nottingham

Joined SCIE in 2006.He has nearly 20 years experience in the field of English teaching.

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Kelly Cross

Teacher of English

BA(Hons) in English Literature – The university of Leeds

PGCE- The University of Leeds

Kelly has been teaching in the UK for the previous eight years. She has experience as
an English Lead Teacher and was the Assistant Head of Faculty (English) in her
previous school. She has taught both A level Language and Literature and was a
credited examiner for the English examining board AQA (GCSE). She has attended
several professional development courses and is currently studying for her MA
in Education and Leadership to further develop her pedagogical and leadership

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Robert Harwood

Teacher of English

PGCE English, Leeds Metropolitan University

BA (HONS) Primary Education, Manchester Metropolitan University

Mr Robert Harwood has 8 years teaching experience in the UK.
He has taught at English high schools and in an adult education setting.

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Jean Calvin

Teacher of English

Postgraduate Certificate in Education, Keele University

B.A., Staffordshire University

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Rebecca Bohn

Teacher of English

Masters of Art in Comparative Literature (Summa Cum Laude), Michigan State University

Bachelor of Arts in Modern Foreign Languages with teacher certification (Magna Cum Laude), Lee University

Rebecca has taught English, German, Spanish, and Humanities for more than 16 years in the United States and China. Rebecca encourages students to think and write critically and develop an appreciation for international literature.

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Rebecca Hedderick

Teacher of English

BA (Hons) in English Language from University of Manchester

PGCE from University of Huddersfield

Rebecca taught English for more than six years in the UK, Korea and Oman. She has also worked in other roles within education for a further six years.