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HD Qingdao Wanda School
青岛西海岸新区万达赫德双语学校

Leadership Team

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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. 

Each class has an international teacher, a Chinese teacher and a learning facilitator. 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.

James Cai
Principal of Secondary School, HD Qingdao Wanda School

James Cai worked in Hangzhou foreign language school which is a provincial -level key high schoo 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 has been principal of famous international schools in 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 Hongxia
Principal of Primary School, HD Qingdao Wanda School

Li Hongxia is a famous special-grade teacher and a practical instructor of “Master Pilot Project”, an education project initiated by the Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China.


Having been teaching for 30 years, she made a change in the traditional teaching method by incorporating her own creation of “Integrated Teaching Method”. This teaching method integrates teaching resources and reshapes teaching processes, thus greatly improves the depth and width of Chinese lessons.

What’s more, under the premise of respecting the development of talents, she created the “Happiness Classroom” curriculum system. 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", "Primary School Chinese Teacher", "Shandong Education", "Teacher Monthly", "Chinese Teacher" 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 Wanda School

Jamie McNamara began his teaching career as a primary school teacher in Wandsworth in South London. Shortly after qualifying as a teacher, Jamie was recognised for his ability to teach English effectively and for his ability to use different behaviour management strategies for the benefit of the children in his classes. As such, Jamie became a leading literacy teacher in Wandsworth and supported teachers from other schools in South London develop their ability to teach English. After 3 years teaching at a school recognised as outstanding by Ofsted, Jamie decided to challenge himself and move to a local school that had been identified as failing. During his time at the school leading English, levels of Reading and Writing in the school improved and the school was moved out of special measures by Ofsted. 


Jamie has spent the last 9 years of his career teaching internationally at Dulwich College Beijing and Dulwich College Seoul. During his 6 years in Seoul, Jamie’s curriculum team received wide spread recognition in the UK for their innovative use of assessment to support learning. His team also won an international school award for the innovative development of their mathematics curriculum. 


Jamie has a Master’s Degree in Advanced Educational Practice from the Institute of Education in London and is passionate about using educational research to improve the outcome of students. 

Mark Johnson
Deputy Principal of Primary School, HD Qingdao Wanda School

Mr. Mark Johnson qualified as a teacher at Manchester Metropolitan University in 2004 in the UK, before completing a Masters in Educational Leadership in 2014 at Leicester University. Prior to joining HD Schools he was a deputy headteacher at Dulwich College Suzhou and before that he spent 8 years working with Nord Anglia Education in Beijing as a teacher, head of year and leader of professional learning. His educational interests include developing language amongst children, investigative mathematics, student leadership and cross curricular learning. 

Renee Zhang
Principle of Kindergarten, HD Qingdao Wanda School

Ami3-6 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 the teaching director of a famous bilingual kindergarten in Beijing and the lecturer of a positive management.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.

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