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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.

Michael J Prada, Ed.D.
 
Head of Shanghai HD Bilingual School and International Principal of Secondary School

Michael J Prada began his teaching career as a secondary mathematics teacher, later serving as an accomplished school and district leader for over 20 years, before taking on principal coaching and school turn-around services across the United States.  Michael is driven to support teachers and leaders to ensure that scholars achieve at the highest levels of both national and international levels.  After pursing licensure and advanced educational training, Michael earned his doctorate in education from the University of California, Berkeley.
Ensuring that all students achieve at the highest levels leads Michael to support teachers to partner closely with families and build life-altering relationships with students.  The opportunity to lead a strong educational team at the Shanghai HD Bilingual campus is an opportunity that Michael enthusiastically embraces.  The Shanghai HD team will meet and exceed the expectations that the parents and the community hold for our scholars.
 
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.

 
Warren Johnston
 

Chief Academic Officer of HD Schools
International Principal of Primary, Shanghai HD Bilingual School

Mr. Warren Johnston formerly served as the Executive President of Shanghai YK Pao School, and as the Elementary Principal of The German Swiss International School Hong Kong (GSIS). His unique personality, extraordinary leadership, and his insight of both international and Chinese culture have underpinned his high reputation among the International Education Industry of China.

Sophie Che
 
the Chinese Principal of Secondary School.

Sophie graduated from Sichuan University, with a Master’s degree in Linguistics and applied Linguistics, and studied Masters in International Education and Globalization in University of Bath from 2017 to 2018. She has over 20 years’ teaching and management experience in public and international school and worked as IB teacher and Chinese curriculum supervisor in Meishi international school of Chengdu,President of Yew Chung international school of Chongqing.
Ms. Che has vast experience in resource managing and Instructional leading, conflict resolving and school culture developing in multicultural setting.  She is dedicated to developing students into lifelong learners.
Angela Tung
 
Principal of Shanghai HD Kindergarten
 
Ms. Tung graduated from the University of California, San Diego, and completed her AMS certified Montessori teacher training program in Los Angeles, where she worked as a lead teacher at Montessori Greenhouse. She later moved to China, and worked as a lead teacher at the Montessori School of Shanghai, and the Academic Director at the Montessori Academy. Ms. Tung believes each child is unique, and works on cultivating each child’s potential.