Jason O’Koon
Principal
Being the Bachelor of University of Toledo for education 1-8 and Master of The Ohio State University for education policy and leadership, Jason Michael O’Koon has won certificates both for Elementary Education 1-8 and Elementary Principal. He has more than 10-year teaching experience and 8-year school management experience. He had worked in Columbus City Schools and Columbus Public Schools for teaching Math, Science and Social Science. Besides that, he had also worked in the Wyatt-Edison Charter School and Cincinnati Public Schools as principal, thus, he is also experienced in school management.

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Dr. Joseph Pappa
English and Social Studies Teacher

Dr. Joseph Pappa, Bucknell University (BA), Villanova University (MA) and State University of New York at Binghamton (PhD). With over a decade of teaching experience, Joseph has taught college literature and composition at the following schools: SUNY-Binghamton; Villanova University; and the Pennsylvania State University. He has most recently taught composition at Brookdale Community College. He has also served as a private tutor to high school students and edited academic texts for colleagues. In addition to a book, he has published several reviews and notes for academic journals.

Nathan Laseter
English Teacher

Bachelor of Baylor University, and Master of international education, K-12, Bessel University, has a great passion on Chinese culture. With a rich teaching experience, he served as a foreign teacher in many traditional school, such as Nanchong Senior High School and Chengdu NO.7 High School, which help him to learn more about the Chinese students’ learning behavior characteristics. Besides that, he is an excellent teacher in communicating with Chinese students and keeping a good relationship with students.

Sean Scullin
English/Social Studies Instructor and Counselor

Mr. Scullin earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Montana.  He has also studied Chinese at Chongqing’s South West University. Sean has a great command of Mandarin, which gives him a better understanding of the thoughts and concerns of Chinese students and helps him communicate well with his students. Sean was captain of the men’s Ultimate Frisbee team at the University of Montana and served as an instructor in a Summer Camp that cultivated students’ social skills. He also engaged in recording for standardized English language tests.

Bryan Hou
IT Director, Head of  Science Department
Mr. Hou majored in Management Information Systems and earned Master degrees in Business Management from LaSalle University in Philadelphia and Environmental Health Science from Temple University in Pennsylvania. He worked for Chengdu ISC International School (CDIS) as a Computer Science Teacher, Network Administrator and IT Director for thirteen years. Prior to teaching in China, Bryan spent eleven years studying and working in the Philadelphia area as a Systems Engineer. Bryan is happily married with five children, three of which are currently enrolled in Chengdu Concordia International School. Joining CCIS in August 2017, Mr. Hou is primarily responsible for enabling technology for students and faculty, teaching high school Computer Science and Physics, and assisting CCIS to develop its Science and  Robotics teams.

Maruthi Yerra
Computer Science Teacher

Mr. Yerra graduated from London’s Staffordshire University with his Master’s degree in Computer Science.   During his Master’s program, Maru worked as a Faculty Assistant in the Computer Science department.  Maru is also a qualified TEFL teacher with three years of teaching experience in China. He is proficient in various computer related topics such as Computer Science principles, discoveries and fundamentals as well as programming languages such as Scratch, Python and web development (html, css and JavaScript). Mr. Yerra is always open to new challenges such as immersing himself into new cultures and environments and having to adapt to new situations with varied personalities.

Tracy Cui
Director of Student Affairs
Mrs. Cui Hua, as a senior middle school teacher, she has been engaging in secondary school education for more than 20 years. She has rich experience in education and teaching, student management and home-school communication. She used to be the director of the Academic Affairs Office in Chengdu Shishi Union Middle School.

Megan Huang
Head of English Teaching Department
Graduated from Sichuan International Studies University, major in English, she have been working in international education and standardized test, such as SSAT, SAT, Junior TOEFL for many years. With a rich English teaching experience, she is particularly skilled in reading and writing teaching for standardized tests. Part of her students have got IELTS 7 and TOEFL 105. Besides that, she is also experienced in managing students of international school, knowing how to teach students in accordance of their aptitude

Loma Luo
Academic Administration Assistant
Loma Luo, graduated from Chengdu Institute Sichuan International Studies University, Bachelor of English Translation, now serves as Educational Assistant in CCIS. Be certificate with TEM-8, she is mainly responsible for educational administration as well as Raz-KID online reading program at school. With good-communication and expression, she is thoughtful to complete task in an effective way. Ability to work responsibly and meticulously, she is an observant teacher who is trusted and well-liked by student, which help her to explore and develop student’s interests on learning consistently

Vivi Luo
School Counselor

Majored in Educational Phycology and Graduated From Sichuan Normal University in 2004. She worked as the counselor role focused on US high schools and colleges from 2007 and entered the international program in different types of schools from 2010. She joined many conferences and workshops hold by the EducationUSA and College Board , which makes her very  experienced at the teenager’s career counseling.

Jack Zhang
PE Teacher, Assistant Director of Students Affairs

Mr. Zhang graduated from the Chengdu Sports Institute. He is also certified as an international lifeguard, national intermediate swimming instructor, and national all-ages swimming competition referee. Jack has been involved in Physical Education instruction for over five years, including two years of very valuable work experience in the Singapore Sports Council.  This international work experience provided Jack with a better understanding of sports hall construction, safety precautions, lifesaving and the training of athletes.  Jack also oversees CCIS Student Affairs and Clubs.

May Cao
Science Teacher

Miss Cao graduated from England’s University of Reading with a Master of Science degree and has also earned her Senior School Teacher Qualification Certificate. She has great passion for education and knows international educational concepts very well. In terms of her teaching concept, May focuses on individualized education, cultivation of students’ creativity and curiosity about the unknown world.

Laura Yi
Math Teacher
Miss Yi earned a graduate degree from the University of Sydney in Mathematics and Applied Mathematics. She has also earned a variety of professional qualification certificates. While previously teaching Math in Chinese public schools, Laura could reflect upon and compare international and Chinese teaching methods in order to continue to improve her own teaching. Through her career she has also collected a variety of math resources and developed math exam questions. Miss Yi joined CCIS on August 1st, 2017 as a High School and Junior School Mathematics teacher.  She has already led three CCIS students to winning awards (including Distinguished) in the Australian Math Competition.

Peting Pei
Music Teacher

Mr. Pei graduated from Chengdu’s South West University of Nationalities where he majored in Music Education.  Peting is primarily engaged in Primary and Secondary School Music and Instrument instruction.  He also runs the Library and assists with CCIS course scheduling.  Mr. Pei is adept at playing Dong pipa, accordion and piano.  In the classroom, Mr. Pei focuses on cultivating students’ perception of music. He won an Award of Excellence in a recent CCTV Minority Singing Contest and performed during the China-Korea Culture Trade Exchange Expo during the Incheon Asia Games.

Aleena Kaye
Chinese Language Teacher

Miss Kaye earned her MA in Chinese Language and Literature, and has a teaching qualification for both Middle and High School.  For the last six years she has been teaching Primary, Secondary and Advanced Chinese, including four years of IGCSE and IB Mandarin.  Along with teaching, Aleena has worked on curriculum development and teaching methodology, and has experience planning Mandarin culture and language programs.

Cathy Ma
Chinese Culture Teacher
Miss Ma graduated from Sichuan Normal University with a Bachelor of Arts in Chinese Literature and a Masters degree in International Chinese Langauge Education. Having earned her Senior Teacher certificate, Cathy has plentiful experience teaching Chinese to foreign students. She has participated in the College Entrance Examination Chinese marking work. Being serious and responsible, Miss Ma is good at communicating with students and training students’ independent learning ability, and creativity in particular, with her professional knowledge.

Ma Boling
Art Teacher
Mr. Ma, , alumnus of the Sichuan Fine Art Institute Department of Oil Painting, is a veteran Fine Art instructor and lauded artist. After graduation, he joined the Fine Arts College at Sichuan Normal University as an Associate Professor, and has been teaching for more than 20 years. He is a member of the Sichuan Artist’s Association. Since 1994, he has created over 1,000 pieces of large-scale oil paintings, murals, zenith paintings, science-fiction illustrations, periodical covers, textbook illustrations, comic book monographs, and sketch drawings in Chengdu and Chongqing. More than 600 of them are published work.  Honored with the Silver Award for the Sichuan Fine Arts Exhibition, he has attended various exhibitions and charitable charity events at home and abroad. In addition, his numerous works are collected by private individuals, organizations or institutions.