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HD Qingdao Wanda School

Leadership Team


The Chief Academic Officer, Academic Director, and Principals all have rich experience in managing bilingual schools and international schools. The international teachers come from various English-speaking countries (including the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Ireland, and Australia) and are professionally qualified. The Chinese teaching team are all well-experienced teachers from international schools or public schools and are led by academically outstanding teachers. Every member of our teaching team embraces education with full passion and commitment to academic excellence. 

Teachers get to know each child as an individual and offer a personalised education for each child. We offer a unique curriculum integrated with character education.

Zhencun Li
Chief Academic Officer of ELITE K12 Education Group

Zhencun Li was the Founder of Chinese Integrated Curriculum in the Primary Sector and member of Steering Committee for Basic Education Curriculum Material with the Ministry of Education. He was the former Founding Principal of Yizhuang (Etown) Branch of Beijing National Day School. He is the Chief Editor of Contemporary Education & Dean of Contemporary Education Institute.

Warren Johnston
Chief Academic Officer of ELITE K12 Education Group

Warren Johnston, the Chief Academic Officer of ELITE K12 Education Group, was formerly the founding Executive Principal of Shanghai YK Pao School, and the Primary School Headmaster of German Swiss International School. In addition to his unique personality and excellent leadership, he also has a profound insight into both Chinese and international culture. Warren enjoys a strong reputation as an excellent educator within China’s international education community.

Dr. Robert Holroyd
Chief Academic Officer of ELITE K12 Education Group

Robert Holroyd is a graduate of Oxford University and an internationalist with over 25 years' management experience in schools in the UK and abroad. Prior to joining HD schools, Robert was Headmaster of Repton School, UK, and during his thirteen-year tenure of this post, he was privileged to internationalize the Repton brand in multiple locations across the world including Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Jordan and India.

Wanny Hersey
Chief Academic Officer of ELITE K12 Education Group

Wanny Hersey is a graduate of the University of British Columbia and is a pioneer in educational innovation and reform, with over 35 years' experience in public education, covering elementary,

middle, and high schools in the USA and Canada. Prior to joining EliteK12, Wanny was the Founder and Superintendent for 15 years at Bullis Charter School in Los Altos, California, in the heart of Silicon Valley. Under Wanny's leadership, BCS has been recognized not only for its consistent top 1% academic ranking but also as a state Gold Ribbon and national Blue Ribbon School for its STEAM, Project-Based Learning, and Design Thinking curricula.

James Cai
Principal of High School, HD Qingdao School

James Cai worked in Hangzhou foreign language school which is a provincial -level key high school in Zhejiang Province,and he has been engaged in education for nearly 20 years. He attached great importance to the innovative education of students, and won the first prize of Zhejiang Province and national physics quality course appraisal, and the honor of excellent coach in the American Physics bowl competition. He used to be a principal in a famous international schools of Hangzhou for many years and he has rich experience in international curriculum education and management. Among the students he has taught, many of them have been admitted by Harvard, Cambridge, Oxford University and other top universities in the world.

Li Suxiang
Middle School Academic Director. Principal of Middle School, HD Qingdao School.

Ms. Li, Suxiang is a secondary senior teacher, national famous principal, national excellence teacher, an expert who receives special subsidies from China State Council, award receiver of the 4th Mingyuan Education Forum, national innovative principal, national famous curriculum modification principal, national excellence principal, Shandong provincial special Math teacher, Huangdao District People’s Congress Representative.


Ms. Li, Suxiang is also knows as “the educator that grow up in the classroom”. She has hosted over 10 national curriculum studies, published 16 educational books and over 30 study papers.


Ms. Li, Suxiang used to lead the Qingdao Development District Experimental Middle School and obtained the first place in the High School Entrance Examination for 8 consecutive years. She has also served as the principal of YuCai Middle School since 2013, turn the school into a famous school in only 3 years.

James Glowacki
Vice-Principal of Middle School, HD Qingdao School


Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and History

Master of Arts Degree in Comparative / Master of Science Degree in

Educational Leadership / master's degree in the Art of Teaching

Doctoral Candidate in Literary Theory

Professional Experience:

14+years as Headmaster and President and 10 years as English, History, & Theology Teacher in St. Mary's Preparatory School

Executive Vice President/COO at an international educational company

3 years as Foreign Headmaster/Deputy Principal in a Foreign Language School of China

Li Hongxia
Principal of Primary School, HD Qingdao School

Li Hongxia is a famous special-grade teacher ,having been teaching for 30 years,she made a change in the traditional teaching method by incorporating her own creation of “Integrated Teaching Method”.What’s more, under the premise of respecting the development of talents, she created the “Happiness Classroom” curriculum system. She taught in a well-known school in Haidian, Beijing as a talent introduction.Her monograph "Creating a Happy Classroom" was published by the Educational Science Press and then quickly became a best seller.Her teaching innovations and educational concepts were reported by many national and provincial media, such as "People's Education", "China Education News", "China Teacher's Daily", "Contemporary Educator"and so on.

Li Hongxia advocates that educators should stay humble and view education in the perspective of children. In this way, children will not be "enslaved" and "restricted" by rules. What she hopes for is to start a school that is earnest for education.

Jamie McNamara
Principal of Primary School, HD Qingdao School

Jamie grew up in London where he gained a BA Hons degree in English Literature from the University of Hertfordshire followed by a Primary PGCE from the University of Roehampton. 

Jamie taught in London, where he quickly became a leading literacy teacher in the London borough of Wandsworth. In 2009 Jamie moved to Dulwich College Beijing as a Year Leader before joining Dulwich College Seoul as the Deputy Head of Primary.

Jamie became the Founding International Primary Principal of HD Qingdao in May 2018 and has a master’s degree in education from the Institute of Education in London. 

Jamie is passionate about creating a broad and balanced curriculum combined with a nurturing environment where children can achieve their potential.

Renee Zhang
Principle of Kindergarten, HD Qingdao School

AMI(International montessori certificate)3-6 certified teacher, with more than 10 years of kindergarten teaching and management experience.Parents always give her a thumbs up when they comes to Renee. She worked as a teaching director and lecturer of a positive management of a famous bilingual kindergarten in Beijing.As a Montessori practitioner with rich teaching experience ,she knows the importance of 0-6-year-old children's education and the changes Montessori education brings to children, she has been committed to continuous research and practice in this field.