Ms Amanda Clark
Founding Principal of Yuecheng Courtyard Kindergarten
Amanda Clark started teaching in Australia in 1986, where she taught for 7 years before beginning her international career. For the past 26 years she has lived, taught and lead in a range of schools in Japan, Turkey, Kuwait, China, Indonesia and Malaysia, before returning once again to China in 2018 as Pre-Operational Founding Principal for a start-up school in Beijing.
Amanda has worked within the Primary Years Programme for the past 17 years and is an experienced PYP Field Representative, Workshop Leader, Visiting Team Leader and Consultant. Amanda has also been CIS visiting team member and a representative for accreditation for the NCCT (National Center for Curriculum and Textbooks) in China.
Amanda received her MEd. in Educational Studies and Educational Leadership from the University of Sheffield, UK in 2001. She completed her Principal’s qualification at the Principals’ Training Centre in Miami in 2012, receiving a Certificate of International Schools Leadership.
Ms Xia Ming Zhu
Chinese Director of Yuecheng Courtyard Kindergarten
Dr. Xia studied in the United States for several years and holds a Masters degree in Educational Psychology from Miami University and a Ph.D. in Child and Family Studies from the University of Tennessee. After returning to China, she has worked in several well-known early childhood organizations as a PYP coordinator, Associate Director of a research institution, and the director of an experimental kindergarten.