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The Chief Academic Officer, Academic Director and Executive Principals have a wealth of experience in managing bilingual schools and international schools. The international teachers come from different English-speaking countries (like United Kingdom, America ,Canada New Zealand , Australia, etc.)and are professionally qualified. There are one international teacher, one Chinese teacher and one junior teacher in each class. Teachers will get to know each child as an individual; and they will offer personalized education for each child. We offer a unique curriculum integrated with character education.



Stephen Bizley
 
Head of Shanghai HD Bilingual School and International Principal of Secondary School

Dr. Bizley, graduated from the University of Birmingham, has an Education Doctorate in Leadership and a Master of Arts in Drama and Theatre Education from Birmingham City University. With the National Professional Qualification for Headship, Stephen is a fully qualified and highly experienced school leader and teacher of English, Drama and Theatre Studies. He has over 30 years of educational experience including nearly 10 years as Headmaster of Gosford Hill School. His rich experience includes leading the organization, setting a clear strategic whole school vision and leading teachers’ professional development and training.
Viola Zhu
 
Director of Chinese Curriculum Development Institute, HD Schools; Chinese Principal of Primary, Shanghai HD Bilingual School
 
Ms. Viola Zhu is a core member of the development of the Chinese Integrated Curriculum, a Chinese teaching expert, and a pioneer of classical Chinese curriculum design at the primary school level. Ms. Zhu was named as one of ‘the top ten figures promoting reading activities’ in 2016.
She has been engaged in teaching and research for more than 30 years, working as the Associate Editor of a well-known education magazine in China called ‘Contemporary Educators’, the Executive Vice-President of the Contemporary Educator Research Institute, and the director of a teaching and research department. Ms. Zhu also has vast experience in editing and publishing, and has participated in editing primary Chinese textbooks to a national standard. One of her famous works, ‘100 Short Pieces of Classical Chinese Writings’, is the first textbook on teaching classical Chinese systematically to primary school students, and has sold over two million copies since being published.
   
Ashley Penny
 

International Principal of Primary, Shanghai HD Bilingual School
Mr. Penny was formerly the Deputy Principal, Head of Curricula, and Head of English Department at Shanghai YK Pao School (2008-2013).

 
He graduated from Deakin University in Australia, and previously worked as the Head of Junior School at Aitken College Australia. Mr. Penny has over 25 years of teaching and senior management experience in the international school environment. Mr. Penny has taught and managed schools in the Republic of Nauru, UK, Indonesia, Australia and China; and not only has a thorough knowledge of China’s conditions, but also has international vision and a global mindset.

Eva Li
 
the Chinese Principal of Secondary School.

Eva graduated from East China Normal University, with a Master’s degree in Chinese language and literature. She has over 15 years’ teaching and management experience in local and international school and worked previously as the Secondary Deputy Principal, Head of Secondary Chinese in Western International School of Shanghai. She has teaching experience in Chinese, Inquiry, Mathematics, English and program experience in IBPYP, MYP and DP.
   
Catherine Feeney
 
Deputy Principal of Primary, Shanghai HD Bilingual School
 
Having graduated from Russell Group universities including the University of Leeds and the University of Birmingham, Catherine has an Education Doctorate in Leadership and a Master of Education in Management and Policy. In 2004, she won the prestigious George Cadbury Prize in Education for her doctoral thesis. She has over 30 years of educational experience including over 15 years as Deputy Head teacher in the UK (St Edmund Campion School Erdington, St Bede’s School). Awards include the National Professional Qualification for Headship and international certification for teacher training and coaching. Catherine is a highly qualified professional school leader and trainer with extensive experience of strategic planning, leading successfully on learning and teaching, securing accountability and building community in schools and networks.
Angela Tung
 
Chinese Principal of Secondary, Shanghai HD Bilingual School.
 
Ms. Li graduated from East China Normal University, with a Master’s degree in Chinese Language and Literature. She has 15 years teaching and management experience in local and international schools. She has worked previously as the Deputy Principal, and the Secondary School Chinese Academic Director at the Western International School of Shanghai. She has had vast teaching experience in Chinese, Inquiry-based Learning, Mathematics, English, as well as international curriculum such as IB PYP, MYP and DP. Open-minded and globally aware, Ms. Li shows great enthusiasm toward new educational philosophies, which she is eager to bring into her curriculum research at HD.