Integrated Programs MYP&DP Teachers

Burcu Culha
Burcu Culha

Burcu Culha, MYP Humanities teacher

Bachelor's degree in Economics   Middle East Technical University,

Postgraduate degree in History  Bogaziçi University

I am a passionate educator who specializes in teaching history and economics. I hold a Bachelor's degree in Economics from Middle East Technical University, a Postgraduate degree in History from Bogaziçi University, and a Pedagogical Formation Certificate from Yıldız Technical University. My commitment to effective teaching methods is evident in my academic achievements.

I have been teaching history and economics full-time at prestigious institutions such as Robert College, Marmara College, and Hisar School in Turkey. My goal is to inspire and guide students on their path to knowledge. I have actively participated in academic seminars and organizations, contributing to stimulating discussions on history education, curriculum design, and active learning methodologies. My contributions to research and teaching have received recognition, including my role as a core team member of the Erasmus + research project "Learning to Disagree". Furthermore, I am a certified teacher for AP Economics and AP World History.

I hold strong beliefs about education, which involve creating a space for active learning, critical thinking, and inclusivity. I think it's important to provide students with not only knowledge but also the skills to question, analyze, and interact with their surroundings. My enthusiasm for history and economics is equal to my dedication to developing individuals who can make a meaningful contribution to society.

Christopher Davidson
Christopher Davidson

My name is Christopher Davidson and I am from New Zealand.

I studied Literature and Philosophy at the University of Otago and I have been an English teacher for more than ten years, in South Korea and China.

Previously, I have taught the IB DP program as well as AP Language and Literature.

I love my subject and I am looking forward to teaching it at Meishi.

Gabriel Herrera
Christopher John Binning

Christopher John Binning, MYP English teacher

Hornsea Language College/Music and Management

Sichuan University/Chinese Language/BA.

I grew up in England and worked as a hotel manager there after graduation. With a strong interest in Chinese culture, I came to Sichuan University in China to study Chinese language and literature, during which time I also obtained TEFL and iPGCE professional teaching certificates. After graduation I stayed in China to teach English, I now have 8 years of teaching experience in the education industry, I have worked in various training schools and schools around Chengdu. I have been awarded "The Most Trustworthy Teacher," "Excellent Teacher" and various other awards.

I am passionate about my career and am continuing to explore and research the IB curriculum. I am also good at observing the learning trends of each student and finding better learning methods for each student so that my classes are engaging and interesting for all.

There is no end to learning, I look forward to seeing you soon. Let us learn together and explore the unknown world.

Chris Lembalemba
Chris Lembalemba

Chris Lembalemba, MYP Science teacher

BSc. in Science education

Physics major from the University of Zambia.

I come from Zambia. have 11 years teaching experience in international schools. I have taught Cambridge's IGCSE and A-Level Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics and Checkpoint Science for middle school. I have also taught FieldWork Education's IMYC Science for middle school and IBDP Physics. I was awarded 2019 and 2021 Cambridge Dedicated Award certificates by Cambridge University Press. I am excited to join Chengdu Meishi International School and teach MYP Science.

Gabriel Herrera
Gabriel Herrera

Gabriel Herrera, master's degree in Electronic Engineering with Business Management at King's College London

International Postgraduate Certificate in Education at the University of Derby

Mr. Gabriel is from Quito, the capital of Ecuador in South America, famous for its rich biodiversity including the Galapagos Island. He studied Electronical and Telecommunications Engineering and spent 7 years in the field of project management to provide quality Telecom services for three prestigious companies, American Mobile, Ericsson, and Huawei. As part of his career development, he obtained his master's degree in Electronic Engineering with Business Management at King's College London through a national scholarship. Also, as part of his teaching journey, he obtained his International Postgraduate Certificate in Education at the University of Derby. He has been teaching and working in China for the last 4 years in Beijing, mainly with Cambridge Curriculum, and he has fostered problem-solving skills in his students. Gabriel believes that mathematics is an essential skill for any daily activity, and not only for science-related fields, so that's why we should cherish our learning in this field rather than be afraid of the subject.

Jack Penn

Jack Penn, University of Dundee/M.A/Philosophy

I come from the country of Northern Ireland, within the United Kingdom. I studied Philosophy as my major at Dundee University with politics as my minor. I feel these subjects and my experience in them have helped develop my own language as well as my ability to teach others.

I've worked at numerous training centers and public high schools across Chengdu since moving here in 2016 and have received training in both teaching and testing students for IELTs.

I love football, have my own team in Chengdu and look forward to helping whichever Meishi football team I can to the best of my abilities.

Jason Clarke
Jason Clarke

Jason Clarke, DP English B teacher

I'm Jason Clarke, the IBDP English B Teacher at Meishi. Drawing upon extensive teaching experience, I have a solid foundation in English Literature from Manchester Metropolitan University, further enriched by a PGCiE from Staffordshire University and a TEFL certification.

In my classroom, I emphasize inquiry and critical thinking, ensuring our IB students are thoroughly prepared. Infusing lessons with my passions, such as music and IT, I strive to offer an engaging and dynamic learning environment.

Joe Harlan
Joe Harlan

Joe Harlan, From United States of America (USA)

Master's Degree - Health and Human Performance, University of Montana, USA

Bachelor's Degree - Teaching Physical Education, University of Central Missouri, USA

Teaching Certificate, Secondary Education, State of Missouri

TEFL Certification - University of Toronto, Canada

I was born and grew up in the USA.  After Master's graduation, I worked in multiple states across the US teaching, coaching sports, and in Educational Administration at multiple levels.  Later I added additional Educational expereinces in Malaysia, Dubai (UAE), and Thailand as well. I first came to China in 2016 and have greatly enjoyed it, so I continue working and living in Chengdu.

I love teaching and working with students helping them discover new things and aquire additional skills.  My philosophy is that of a firm belief in Life-Long Learning and being a positive citizen of the world. I hope to make an impact helping our students continue to learn, grow, and develop.

Jordane Visagie
Jordane Visagie

I studied Literature, Sociology and Ancient History at Rhodes University in South Africa. I have lived and taught English as a Second Language in China for 9 years. I have expeience teaching many different age groups. I really enjoy teaching and look forward to continuing learning and growing with Meishi.

Joseph Kleven
Joseph Cameron Kleven

Gonzaga University/BA/English Literature.

I was born and raised in Alaska, eventually settling down in Anchorage. After high school I studied English Literature in a Jesuit university in Washington. Reading and literary discussion has always been a large part of my life and I'm really excited to bring that passion to my teaching here. I moved to China in 2011, teaching basic oral English to IT and digital art students in Dalian. I moved on to teaching English major students in Wulumuqi and finally oral English and audio/visual seminar at Dalian Maritime University. I've become interested in bicycling since arriving in China, and hope to explore Chengdu by bike in the near future.

Murali Kamidi

Murali Kamidi, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University/Bachelor/Mechanical Engineering

I am a mechanical engineer by education. My teaching career started with preparing students for Mathematics and Physics sections of India’s version of 高考 (called the IIT JEE). This is my 18th year teaching physics, and the 8th teaching IB Diploma courses.

I believe our lives are made of just two measureable things – time and energy – both limited resources. I invest them in learning (and teaching) as I find them to be perpetual sources of happiness.

Sylvia Chang

IB-DP Biz & Mgt Teacher

Master's Degree - University of Queensland – Double major Finance and Accounting

I studied Finance and Accounting as my postgraduate major in Australia. Before that, I revived my bachelor’s degree in Sichuan University on English and Teaching Chinese as a Second Language. All the areas I studied showed me different perspectives of the world. And finally I choose teaching Business and Management as my career is because I believe the reason behind the business world will help our next generation a lot under the context of globalization. I love to spend time with my students. And I am so grateful to be part of the CMIS community.

Yijing Ding

Master of music from International University college of Twintech, Major in Music Education

Bachelor of music from the Southwest University, Major in Music Performance.

Since young I have the passions on music and learning different instruments, and now music is my life long career. Within years of music education in Meishi, I realize that music is not only a skill, but also bring lots of fun and confidence to the students. I love to spend time with my students, and I am so grateful to be part of the CMIS community.

Sunny Fan

Sunny (Yanli) Fan, MYP Math teacher

Master of Sciences, Graduate School of Chinese Academy of Sciences;

Master of Science at the University of California, Berkeley.

Previously taught at universities and international schools, teaching multiple courses in IB Mathematics and Statistics for grades 9-12. I love teaching work and enjoy the harmonious and caring atmosphere of Meishi, as well as the spirit of seeking knowledge and exploration. Committed to enabling students to discover the beauty of Mathematics and statistics, and emphasizing the construction of students' knowledge frameworks. Respect the characteristics of students, cultivate interest in learning, enhance confidence in the subject, believe in the potential of each student, and strive to help them realize their potentials.

Alisha Gong

MYP design teacher

B.S.Education in applied electronic technology-China West Normal University

From my major study, I have professional teaching skills and electronic application knowledge.I like to approach the fangle, and I think exploration and reflection are the purposes of design. In design classes kids can do lots of things, what i can do in the classes is guiding students to develop their creativity, making them feel happy in the process of learning.

Monica Gao

DP Economics teacher

Xiamen University/M.A/Finance and Economics

Certified IB Economics, AP Economics, and TEFL teacher

I received my master degree in Finance and Economics from The Wang Yanan Institute for Studies in Economics at Xiamen University. During my tertiary education, I was an exchange student at the University of New Mexico in America and Frankfurt University in Germany. After graduating in 2016, I became a teacher. Earlier in 2020, I went to Australia for a short period of study and it further developed my love and passion for teaching. I love teaching and enjoy the time being together with students. Also, I highly appreciate the IB education philosophy. I hope all my students can learn happily and develop holistically in my class.

Rui Guo

Rui Guo  TOK Teacher

Study Theater Education at the University of Northern Colorado while earning a bachelor's degree from Chengdu University of Technology and a master's degree in education from Elon University School of Education.

I've previously instructed social studies, global studies, and Chinese in an American Public middle school. I enjoy working with students to develop engaging, creative, and hands-on projects to help them achieve learning goals. I enjoy being in nature, travelling, and exploring different places and cultures.  I'm excited to be a part of Meishi!

IB TOK Certificate

China Teacher Qualification Certificate

State of North Carolina Professional Educator’s License

National Level 2 Psychological Counselor

National Level 2 Project Manager

Lin Huang

Lin Huang, Psychological counseling teacher


Jerome Huang

Art Teacher

Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, China/M.FA./Oil Painting

Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, China/B.FA./Fine Arts

Jerome Huang, born in Chongqing, graduated from the Department of Oil Painting, Sichuan Institution of Fine Arts, Master of Arts. His works exhibited in Chongqing Art Museum, Chongqing CAEA Art Museum, Shenzhen Guanshanyue Art Museum and other art galleries. His work published in " The Art Album of Dimensional Difference" (published by Chongqing Publishing House), and other 19 works and 1 academic article were published in professional periodicals.

He worked in Chengdu No.2 Middle School, Sichuan University of Science and Engineering, and obtained the University Teacher Qualification Certificate in 2006. Now he is teaching IB MYP Visual Arts in IB Department of Chengdu Meishi International School.

Shuyin He

DP chemistry teacher

B.A Chemistry -Sichuan Normal University

I was born and grew up in Chengdu. Before I came to Chengdu Meishi International school, I taught honor chemistry and AP chemistry  in the International programs in Nanjing and Shanghai 's Public schools.

Anita Huang

DP Chinese B &Mandarin ab initio teacher

M.A. Master of Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages-Fudan University

I had several interships when I was still a post-graduate student ,worked as an editorial staff in Communication and Media Dep. in American International Assurance in 2013.

I also worked in two IB schools and one private university in Poland from 2014 to2015,I taught Chinese A of IB Program and also arrange cultural exchanges .I love to teach students from other cultures and promote cultural diversity.After I came back from Europe ,I chose to stay in Meishi .I am very grateful to teach students here who bring happiness to me everyday.

Jennifer. Li

Jennifer. Li, MYP teacher of Chinese Language and Literature.

BA in Chinese Language and Literature, The Northwest Normal UniversityBA in Chinese Linguistics, Taiwan National Pingtung University

MA in International Education(Reform and Innovation of Education), University of LeicesterTeacher  Certification of Senior High School

I used to work as a Practical Writing teacher in Lanzhou Aviation Industry University, then I taught Chinese Language as an inter at De Montfort University. After that I moved to Chengdu and settled here. I taught English in the New Oriental company, then I worked in Malvern College Chengdu and teaching Chinese for more than 2 years. My career aspiration is to become a successful international educator, a professional and good teacher that students love. And my aim is to broaden students’ horizons and insights, then cultivate young people who could be respectful and understanding about multiculturalism, be knowledgeable and be valuable for creating a better world. I strongly agree with Meishi's teaching philosophy. High-quality education lies in inclusiveness, integration and innovation, and scientific education.

Ashley. Li

Ashley. Li, Chinese teacher

King's College London MA.Education.

Bachelor of Arts in Chinese Language and Literature, Beijing Normal University (Zhuhai)l

Senior Secondary School Language Teacher Qualification

I graduated from King's College London with a Master's Degree in Education and from Beijing Normal University (Zhuhai) with a Bachelor's Degree in Chinese Language and Literature. Through the comparison of domestic and international education systems, I have a different perception of education. Education is not only the process of imparting knowledge, but also the process of letting students discover their interests, explore their interests and develop themselves in learning. This is especially true for the subject of Chinese Language and Literature. For the subject of Language and Literature, I hope that students can learn and feel its charm in the classroom, and read and explore its joys in life.

Meishi provides an open and inclusive learning environment for its students, and I am honoured to be a part of Meishi.

Carrie Li

B.A. Chinese Language Acquisition-China West Normal University/State University of New York

M.A. Linguistics and Applied Linguistics - Southwest University

I was born and grow up in Chengdu. During college I went to the US for 1 year learning and teaching. Before I came to Meishi,I worked as a teacher in Southwest University for 3 years. In 2015, I returned to Chengdu and began to teach CLL at Meishi where I learned how fun it is to work with middle school students. Reading literature works with the students is an amazing experience.

Maggie Liao

Chinese Teacher

Luna Pan

M.Ed -The University of Hong Kong

B.A. Teaching Chinese to Foreigners of Other Languages- Huazhong University of Science and Technology

I was born and grew up in Sichuan. After finishing high school, I chose to have a look at the outside world. I went to New Zealand to teach intermediate school students after graduating from college. While doing Master course in Hong Kong, I visited local schools and had an internship in an international school. I have great passion for international education, and I am very glad to join Meishi.

Celery Rong

Celery Rong, MYP math teacher

Chongqing Technology and Business University/ Bachelor/ Mathematics and applied Mathematics.

I was graduated from the Chongqing Technology and Business University, and my major is Mathematics and applied Mathematics. I taught math in a senior school before, and I have a good knowledge of mathematics. In IB MYP, I hope every student can enjoy the beauty of learning and develop the ability to apply mathematics in real-life context.

Adele Shen

Adele Shen, MYP  I&S teacher

B. A.Geographical Science-China West Normal University/Taiwan National ChangHua University of Education.

I am a geography lover.After I graduated from my university.I go to Beijing worked in the Chinese National Geography for 3 years.And I got the Award for the best employees for 2 years.After I back to Chengdu,I worked in the CMIS as a Chinese geography teacher.The geography is very interesting,and my students also think I am a interesting and responsible teacher.I like to teach the kids to use the knowledge in daily life not only remember.I am proud to work with my hobby.

Claire Song

MYP humanities teacher

Master of World History from Sichuan Normal University.

I once worked as an intern editor in the Local Chronicles Office of Jinjiang District, Chengdu.After graduation in 2017,I taught in IB school as MYP history teacher.

I firmly believe that in addition to imparting knowledge, teachers should also give students full humanistic care.I am very happy to make progress with students and become lifelong learners together.

Jinfeng San

English Language Teacher

Xinjiang University, China/ B.A. / English


Music Teacher

He learned from Chen wan, professor of sichuan music college, and Cai yibin, professor of sichuan music college. Member of jialing river chorus, tutor of NewVisual street dance studio, independent musician of Haitian music culture. He used to be the student activity instructor and art teacher in the moral education department of the international department of chengdu shude middle school. The teachers of CISCD school and music creative works, recording mixing and production of senior high school students. ECA's curriculum teacher.

Lily Tang

DP Math Teacher

XiaMen universit Master of Science Degrees

XiaMen University  Master degree in 2017, First-Class scholarship of XMU(three years).

I have three teaching experience in IGCSE and Alevel maths, served on tutor and deputy house master.

I have Coached and Led students in Maths competition- BmMT in Beijing which got Gold medal in team round, now I am also the competition coordinator in Meishi school.

I wish all my students can enjoy maths lesson and learn some knowledge from me. You only live once, try your best to make your dreams come true, cheers!

Maggie Wang

Math Teacher

Bachelor's Degree – Sichuan University

I have been teaching in international programme since 2009. And I have been teaching IBDP Math for about 10 years now, with 6 years experience as an IB examiner. I enjoy seeing those perplex faces become brightened with my help, and those students who start to show interest and determination in the subject, and meanwhile appreciate the elegance and power of Math. I like teaching in the IB programme, which does not only focus on academic grades but also “encourages students to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners”. I think this is the goal not just for the teenagers, but also for the adults. I am very grateful to be a member of theIB programme at Meishi.

Sue Wang

MYP Math Group leader

B.S.Ed  Mathematics education - Southwest University

Ten years of Chinese junior high school mathematics teaching experience and six years of MYP mathematics teaching experience. Experienced in successfully working with students and developing skills in students at all levels of achievement. Able to utilize creative skills to design and implement well- received lesson plans and program structure. Established learning environments which meet the emotional, intellectual and creative needs of students. Empathetic listener and persuasive speaker.

Mark Wang

Mark Wang, MYP PE Teacher

Emma Xu

2012 The First Prize in Demo Class Competition in Meishi International School

2011 The Second Prize in Lesson Plan Competition in Hi-tech Zone

2010 The Second Prize in Chengdu Demo Class Competition on behalf of Hi-tech Zone

2009 The First Prize in Demo Class Competition in Hi-tech Zone

Like every life-long learner, I am a work in progress. I earned a bachelor's degree in English Education at Xihua Normal University and I have been teaching middle school English since 2008. I have served as a year head, group leader and teaching mentor. Each experience has served to make me a more effective resource for my school. I believe in the strength of the IB learner profile and I try to emulate those equalities for my students. I am interested in literature and drama and the acquisition of languages. I travel occasionally, most recently to Japan. Every time I travel, I become more deeply aware of the beauty and interconnectedness of our diverse world.

Yaotian Xiao

MYP Science Teacher

Kyushu University/Master/Micro-biotechnology

Xihua University/Bachelor/Biology Engineering

Leah Xiong

Leah Xiong, Chinese Teacher

Alina Ye

Alina Ye, Visual Art teacher in MYP

The University of Queensland, Master’s degree in Educational Studies

Sichuan Normal University, Bachelor degree of Arts and Design(Fashion Design)

During 7 years of teaching art, I have been noticing potentials of visual arts and feeling the vitality and infinite creativity of students.  I hope all my students can feel the beauty of life and apply art to their lives.

Hector Yu

9th and 10th  design teacher

B.E. Computer Science and Technology-Sichuan Normal University

I was born and grew up in Sichuan,but my father is from East-North in china,so I can’t speak a good sichuan dialect,but good at mandarin.I worked at Tencent for two years,It taught me how important it is to respect personality.Before I came to meishi,I have been engaged in children’s programming education for two years.So I’m gonna teach some design in IT area to help students better adapt to the information society.

Stanley Yang

DP Chinese teacher

Sichuan University / master degree /teaching Chinese to foreigners as a second language

Graduated from Sichuan University with master degree of teaching Chinese to foreigners as a second language and bachelor degree of Chinese literature,  having taught Chinese for 6 years.

The reason why I chose teaching as my career is that I have firmly believed that "great learning makes a teacher, moral integrity makes a model". I will devote my knowledge and  passion to my occupation. With energy-putting, efforts-making and enjoyment-gaining, I am looking forward to witness the progress and development of my students.

Xintong Yu

Science Teacher

Phoebe Zhu

Science Teacher

Wuhan University, China / B.S. / Biology Science

I was born and raised in Chengdu. After graduating from Wuhan university, I got my teaching license as a high school biology teacher. Then, I taught biology in a Chinese school for three years.In 2008, I joined Meishi. I love the kids here and I am glad to see them learn and grow happily every day.

Vincy Wang

Vincy Wang, History Teacher

I graduated from South China normal University in 2009 and graduated from Sichuan Academy of Social Sciences in 2012, majoring in pre-Qin history.

In 2011, I entered Chengdu New Oriental School and started my teaching career, teaching high school history and politics for the postgraduate entrance examination.

In 2022, I officially joined CMIS,  and I am very honored to be a part of it.

Wang Xin

Wang Xin, Visual Arts MYP teacher in the integration Department, graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Architectural Design from Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London. In this creatively enriched environment, I cultivated a profound understanding of the integration of art and design.

Subsequently, I obtained a Master's degree in Architecture from the University of Sheffield in the United Kingdom. In this dynamic and innovative setting, I further expanded my design perspective, actively participated in practical projects, and honed my abilities in problem-solving and teamwork.

As an IB Visual Arts teacher, I am dedicated to igniting students' creativity and expression, fostering their independent thinking in the field of visual arts, and guiding them to convey ideas and emotions through their work. I infuse passion and commitment into teaching, nurturing artists with creativity and a global perspective.

Damin Wang

Damin Wang, DP Chinese Teacher

Zoe Wang

Zoe Wang, MYP science teacher

Vicky Zhu

I majored in Teaching Chinese as a second Language in Sichuan international studies university and got my master degree in Chinese language acquisition in Hongkong.Before coming to CMIS,I spent 3 months doing my internship in USA and took a part time job as a Chinese and English teacher in Shifang Yeyu Language school.Spending time with kids is wonderful for me and I am grateful to have the chance to spread Chinese culture.

Rita Zhang

Integrated Programs MYP Coordinator

Australia Flinders university B.Sc.

I have been teaching MYP Math more than 10 years. From 2012-2015 I worked in an international school –WFLMS in shanghai. I taught Grade 6 and 7 for three years. I was the leader of Grade 6 in my last year in WFLMS.

In 2015, I came back to Chengdu, start teaching MYP Math in Chengdu Meishi International School. I love teaching and love the philosophy of IB.