Ms Naeemah Rose
Naeemah Rose is a Lead Teacher at YueCheng Courtyard Kindergarten (YCCK). She is a native New Yorker who has been teaching internationally for 9 years. She holds a Professional Educator Certificate in Early Childhood Education. Ever keen to develop and continue to excel in her career, she is embarking on a Master's degree in advanced teaching.
Naeemah is passionately committed to working with young children and has experience teaching pre-school age children in a variety of international schools such as an IB World school, a British school, and an American school. In her last role, she was the Early Years Coordinator and mentor for new pre-school teachers.
Naeemah moved to Beijing with her family in August 2019. It is her first time living and working in China. She wishes to pick up some Mandarin and travel around China. In her spare time, she loves exploring her new city and trying Chinese food. She is excited be working with excellent colleagues from a variety of cultures and disciplines. She is keen to let her love of hands-on, inquiry based learning flourish at YCCK.
Andrew Smith is from Australia and began coaching sports to children as a teenager.He is a professional Level 2 field hockey coach and began coaching in schools 20 years ago.He is also a qualified football and basketball Level 1 coach.
Andrew's first overseas posting was in Hong Kong where he continued to coach school children and assisted schools' Physical Education departments in enrichening their curriculum. He has taught and coached in schools in England, Iran, Uzbekistan, Switzerland and Portugal before arriving in Beijing. In Switzerland, he was the teacher assistant for the Kindergarten teacher where he learned a lot about young children's physical development.
Andrew received his postgraduate certificate in education from Keele University in England and has experience of delivering the British National Curriculum and the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme.