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UES is one of the first international schools in the city authorized to offer the IB PYP program. This curriculum framework offers students and families an education that is truly bilingual and multi-cultural in design.

Michael Donaldson
Foreign Principal
Michael Donaldson

28 years of experience in education since graduating from the Canadian University of Saskatchewan in 1990. Started as a teaching in BC till 2001, then worked as international school principal and headmaster in Qingdao, Nanjing, Shanghai, Beijing and Chengdu.

Jane Zhang
Chinese Principal
Jane Zhang

30 years of experience in education, a core teacher and academic leader in Beijing, multiple award winners. Used to be the researcher of Chaoyang District Education Committee.

Jacqui Patrick
Academic Principal
Jacqui Patrick

Originally from Australia, where she earned her Masters of Teaching from the University of Sydney. She has worked in education for over 20 years. After teaching in Sydney, she began her international teaching career in China in 2003. Jacqui has extensive leadership experience and has held the positions of Principal, Assistant Principal and PYP Coordinator. She is IB PYP Workshop leader and has led a variety of workshops in the Asia and Australia. She has been a team member on IB and CIS (Council of International Schools) Accreditation visits for schools in the region. 

Sinclair McMath
Assistant Principal
Sinclair McMath

Mr. Sinclair McMath moved to China 4 years ago from New Zealand. He has been the G5 &6 Level Leader here at UES and became the Assistant Principal in 2018. Mr. Sinclair McMath has been teaching for 15 years in New Zealand, the UK and China. He was trained at Canterbury University and is now completing a Masters in Educational Leadership at Waikato University. Although he is a true Kiwi at heart, he was born and raised in Hong Kong many years ago. Since being a teacher, Mr. Sinclair has always loved interacting with students and finding ways to help them progress within themselves. 

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