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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, New Zealand, 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.

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. 

Sun Chunxia
Principle of Kindergarten, HD Qingdao Wanda School

Sun Chunxia holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and Language Studies from the Southwest University. She has over 10 years in early childhood education, which has led to a deep understanding of Montessori philosophy, positive discipline, early childhood development and ESL teaching methodologies. She respects and believes that each child is exceptional and unique.

Claire Ann Fletcher
Deputy Principal of Primary School, HD Qingdao Wanda School

Claire Fletcher studied Psychology at the University of Glasgow before completing her PGCE in Education and, currently, her MA in Educational Leadership and Management at the University of Bath. Teaching in the UK, Claire gained valuable experience in a variety of different leadership positions. She then moved to Qatar for the opening of King’s College Doha. Here, Claire was appointed as Head of English, Head of Year and Head of House, responsible for leading large teams in curriculum and pastoral matters. Having attended an independent boarding school herself, Claire enjoys being a part of HD Qingdao’s exciting new journey. She has a passion for Quality First Teaching, developing life-long learners and building positive partnerships with parents. Outside of the classroom, Claire enjoys the performing arts and international travel. 

Illie Tang
Assistant Principals and Chinese Housemaster, HD Qingdao Wanda School

Mr. Tang holds a Mater’s Degree in Education from University of Hong Kong. He has been teaching Chinese language and literature in Hong Kong Education University and Hong Kong Yew Chung International School for nearly 10 years. He is an experienced teacher in international curricula. Before joining HDQD, Mr. Tang taught in HD Ningbo School and served as the Housemaster for junior boys.