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the 2021 Global Education Summit

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2021 Global Education Summit

Our inaugural Global Education Summit was attended by 1,317 global educators from 190+ K-12 schools and 60+ higher education institutions—across 66 countries. Thank you for participating in the Summit and for being enthusiastic partners in reshaping the future of global education, together. As our opening keynote, Dr. Borhene Chakroun of UNESCO, said: “This is our chance to work together to find new solutions not explored in the past, and open doors of lifelong learning opportunities to all, and promote the cause of sustainable development and reclaim the dream of leaving no one behind.”  

In that spirit, we call on you to utilize your Summit learnings to advance innovation and collaboration within the sector. With more than 66 countries represented, the Global Education Summit’s reach has been truly global—embracing educators from every continent and providing points of exposure in the education and education technology sectors. The connections in education and industry arising from the Summit will further enhance our collective ability to positively impact the next generation of learners.  

Planning for a Summit in early 2023 is underway—we look forward to sharing the date—as well as the Call for Panelists and Partnerships! 

2021 Sessions Available to Watch Below

2021 Keynote Speaker and Panelists

Director, Division for Policies and Lifelong Learning Systems, UNESCO

Dr. Borhene Chakroun

Dr. Borhene Chakroun is the Director of Policies and Lifelong Learning Systems Division at UNESCO-HQ. Borhene conducted a range of policy reviews and skills systems diagnosis in different contexts. He has authored and co-authored various articles and books in the field of skills development and lifelong learning. Much of his most recent work focuses on global trends in reforming education and training systems and global agenda for skills development in the context of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda. He is also the coordinator of the Global Education Coalition launched by UNESCO to respond to the COVID-19 crisis. 

Borhene is an engineer and has a PhD in Education Sciences from Bourgogne University in France. Prior to UNESCO, Borhene worked as a trainer, chief trainer and project manager. He has also worked as short-term consultant for the European Union, World Bank and other international organizations before working with the European Training Foundation (ETF) in 2001. At the ETF, Borhene worked as Senior Human Capital Development specialist.  

UNESCO is the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. It seeks to build peace through international cooperation in Education, the Sciences and Culture. UNESCO’s programmes contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals defined in Agenda 2030, adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 2015. 

Managing Director & CEO, Rosedale International Education

Michelle Cui

Michelle Cui is the Managing Director and CEO at Rosedale International Education. An innovator and strategic thinker, Michelle believes combining the power of disruptive tech, innovative models, and mature management approaches with a transformative approach to learning will create exceptional education programs that truly suit the development of our future world, while making it accessible to students around the globe. 

Michelle founded Rosedale in 2014, and crafted the company’s business model with an eye on the scalability of high quality, differentiated and skill-focused programs. Today, she guides colleagues on growth strategies, product development and operational design, while establishing a service framework to support sustainable and intentional growth of the Rosedale Global High School Program—a program that expanded to 51 international partner schools in 13 countries in just four years of market development. As an experienced management consultant, she’s worked on corporate growth strategy, strategic planning, M&A, new business establishment and more, for companies and government agencies including: IBM, Rogers, BMO, Scotia Bank, Aviva Insurance, Canadian Tire, HP, Government of Ontario, Ministry of Finance, and cross-industry business development with a leading tech company in China. 

Director of Teaching and Learning, Rosedale International Education

Pam Turnbull

Pam Turnbull is the Director of Teaching and Learning at Rosedale International Education, where she designs and implements professional development programs for faculty to assist them in becoming more effective educations in transformative learning. Pam is a renowned advocate and practitioner of differentiated education in the Ontario K-12 sector and across the globe, with an extensive background in in curriculum development, instructional strategies, and teacher professional development.  

As a trusted leader in education, Pam shares her expertise at global education conferences, working with educators delivering professional development programs for teachers in South Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, China, Nigeria and Kuwait. In her work with the Ontario Ministry of Education, she developed lessons for provincial distribution, was an advisor for the development of the Student Success Resources for all Ontario teachers, and peer-reviewed provincial curriculum guidelines and profiles in the areas of guidance and career education. Pam dedicated 29 years of service to the York Region District School Board, an international acclaimed Ontario board with more than 120,000 students, in a career spanning teaching, counselling, district-level curriculum consultation, and collaborative work with provincial leaders. 

Assistant Principal, Shanghai Concord Bilingual School

James Stubbert

James is the current Assistant Principal, Academic at Shanghai Concord Bilingual School, where he is responsible for high school curriculum development, and teaching and learning pedagogy.  

James worked at Cheltenham College in the UK for 11 years, originally as a teacher of mathematics, followed by other roles including, Head of Community Action, Cover and Internal Exams, Second in Mathematics and Head of Teaching and Learning Research. Previous to his work at Cheltenham College, he served as Head of House and STEM coordinator at the Cleeve School. 

About Shanghai Concord Bilingual School 

Shanghai Concord Bilingual School is located in the core area of Shanghai’s Huangpu District. The unique geographical location and regional culture provide a fertile soil for the development of international education, and provides more opportunities to serve the different educational needs of school-age students. Shanghai Concord Bilingual School is the first partner school of Concord College in the UK. 

Project Director, Inter-American Organization for Higher Education

Luis Kauachi

Luis joined the Inter-American Organization for Higher Education (IOHE) in 2016 and has since been Academic Coordinator and Senior Manager of the Conference of the Americas for International Education (CAEI) held in Canada-2017, Colombia-2019 and now, Chile-2021.

He has been involved in international education since 1991, when he first moved from Mexico to Ottawa, Canada for his education. He later participated in academic mobility experiences in Quebec and Chicago, and obtained his master’s degree from the Norman Patterson School of International Affairs in Ottawa.

In previous roles at Tec de Monterrey in Mexico, he held the position of Professor of International Affairs, Program Director and Mobility Coordinator, and was appointed Director of International Student Mobility for the Tec System, reporting to the VP-International, with the mandate to revise and normalize the academic aspect of the student mobility programs in which 12,000 students participated annually. As Director of the Tec de Monterrey’s International Liaison Office in Montreal, he strengthened institutional relations in the provinces of Ontario, Quebec and Eastern Canada. He also worked for Université Laval, where he was responsible for international recruitment and regional initiatives for Latin America.

About Inter-American Organization for Higher Education & Conference of the Americas on International Education 

The Inter-American Organization for Higher Education was formed in 1980 with a mission to contribute to the transformation of Higher Education Institutions in order to respond to their social and political contexts, while building and creating common spaces of Inter-American collaboration. The Conference of the Americas on International Education is the continental forum of excellence that brings together the main actors and decision-makers related to the internationalization of higher education in the Americas to strengthen contacts, exchange experiences, and chart the future of the academic cooperation in the region; the event is organized every two years in a different host country in alliance with national, regional and international higher education institutions and organizations, offering a platform from which emerging challenges and trends, as well as good practices, are made known. related to international education in the continent.

Featured Panelists

CEO, Maple Bear Global Schools

Arno Krug

Arno Krug is the CEO at Maple Bear Global Schools, managing operations for 567 schools in more than 31 countries around the world. He oversees company structures, budgets, KPI management and financial sustainability. He also supports growth in the numbers of global schools and students by working closely with existing joint venture partners and new partners, as well as building new strategic relationships. 

Holding a BSc in Law, a Post Grad in Administration, two Masters in Business Administration (MBA) in Logistics and in Franchising, as well as many certificates such as Disruptive Strategies, Global Business and Leading Management in Education from Harvard Business School, Arno has served in many executive roles and companies including ALL Logistics, AB Inbev, Pearson PLC and Wall Street English. 

About Maple Bear Global Schools 

Maple Bear Global Schools offer full Canadian programs utilizing Canadian methodology and curriculum developed from the ground up for preschool, elementary and high school. 

There are currently more than 42,000 students in 567 Maple Bear Early Childhood, Elementary and High Schools operating or opening in Korea, China, Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, India, UAE, Oman, Turkey, Morocco, Brazil, Mexico, Hong Kong, Romania, Bulgaria, Nepal, Thailand, the USA and Peru. 

Group CEO, STS Group

Dr. Sandeep Ananthanarayanan

Dr. Sandeep Ananthanarayanan is the Group CEO of the STS Group, the largest multi-interest private conglomerate in Bangladesh, with significant presence spanning healthcare to education—including Apollo Hospitals, DPS Schools and International School Dhaka. He is a Board Member at Bureau of Indian Standards, the Indian government’s leading industrial standards regulation body, and the Chair of the Board at the Confederation of Educational Institutions of India. 

An Indian Institute of Management Calcutta alumnus with a doctorate in mergers and acquisitions, Sandeep has more than 20 years of top-level management experience, designing strategy interventions with professors from world-class universities, such as: Wharton, Yale, Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, Stanford, University of Chicago, Booth, IMD, INSEAD, and some of the world’s leading Fortune 500s. His work has been featured in international publications, from Boston Globe and India Today to Dhaka Tribune. He is the co-author of the best-seller, CULT: Strategy and Leadership & Business Strategy–Ruthlessly Redefined and author of Power Business Strategies. 

About STS Group 

Established in 1997, STS Group is one of the largest corporate groups in Bangladesh with a mission to provide internationally recognized healthcare and education solutions.  

Under the Group, driven by accomplished local and foreign entrepreneurs, STS Holdings Limited represents the healthcare sector and STS Capital Limited represents the education sector. Educational holdings include the International School Dhaka, DPS Schools, and Universal College Bangladesh – Monash University Foundation Program.  

CEO, IGC Education Group

Duong Thuc Linh

Duong Thuc Linh is the CEO of IGC Group, one of the leading private education groups in Vietnam. She is passionate about providing high quality and affordable education services that help develop Vietnamese students to become global citizens. IGC equips students with knowledge, life skills, constructive mindsets and attitude based on IGC’s core values of love, respect and accountability. 

During nearly five years under her leadership, the IGC has shown consistent growth and provides distinguished value to nearly 18,000 students in five Tier 1 cities in Vietnam across 21 campus locations. Duong has more than 15 years of experience in various positions in operations and senior management, including roles in telecom, real estate, hospitality and education. 

About IGC Education Group 

Founded in 1998, IGC Education Group is an integrated private education group located in Southern Vietnam with 21 schools: 10 preschools, nine K-12 schools, one college, and one university. There are more than 18,000 students and 1,900 staff in six major cities and provinces with high growth potential and focus on upper middle class and affluent Vietnamese segment. In IGC, we perform M.K.S.A. education (Mindset, Knowledge, Skills, Attitude) to provide learners with comprehensive academics, in addition to well-being and growth. Along with value-added teaching approaches, IGC adheres to sustainable development goals with the aim of creating a professional and dynamic working environments that develop passionate and highly qualified teams. Positioning itself as an incubator for the next generations of global citizens, IGC is on a meaningful and well-grounded journey to resonate with the name “(the) Institute of Global Citizenship”. 

General School Principal, Colégio Rio Branco

Esther Carvalho

Esther Carvalho is the General School Principal at Colégio Rio Branco, in São Paulo, Brazil. She has an MA in Curriculum and Technology from the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo, a specialization diploma in Interactive Technologies Applied to Education, and a graduation degree in Pedagogy.  

Esther is the author of Educating in the 21st Century – Agency, Social Responsibility and Global Formation and Implementation of Curriculum Innovations in Schools: the Management Perspective, and articles for the print media. She has visited many countries and delved into their educational systems and their best practices, such as: China, Finland, Ireland, Italy, Scotland, Sweden and the United States. She is particularly experienced in the Finnish educational system and best practices due to a long-term partnership between Colégio Rio Branco and Finnish institutions. She has participated in programs on leadership and management, quality improvement in education, and learning and teaching in the contemporary world at Harvard University.  

About Colégio Rio Branco 

Colegio Rio Branco believes education is a constant construction. Students are motivated to assume an attitude of commitment to their personal development, participating in their learning process and interacting, in a responsible way, in the community. Aware of the demands of the contemporary world, Colégio Rio Branco builds its pedagogy around educating children and young learners, guiding them through intellectual, social, emotional, expressive, cultural and interactional dimensions. Colégio Rio Branco’s work is based on UNESCO guidelines: learning to know, learning to do, learning to live together and learning to be.

The school works so that children and young people can assume their rights and duties as integrated citizens, capable of facing a constantly changing world. 

Professor, Teachers College at Columbia University

Dr. Jeffrey Young

Dr. Jeffrey Young is a Professor of Practice in Education Leadership at Teachers College (TC), Columbia University. He serves as Program Director for TC’s Education Leadership Program and Co-director of the Urban Education Leaders Program, an Ed.D. program for aspiring district-level leaders. He is also a core faculty member of TC’s Cahn Fellows Program.  

Before joining the faculty at TC, Jeffrey served as Superintendent of Schools in Cambridge, Massachusetts from 2009 through 2016, following terms as Superintendent in Newton, Lexington and Lynnfield, MA. He began his career in education as an English teacher, Department Chair, and Curriculum Coordinator, and Jeffrey was a member of the Adjunct Faculty at the Boston University School of Education and has delivered talks at various institutions of higher learning as well as at the International Education Conference in Beijing, China. Among his distinctions, he has been recognized by the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents with the President’s Award; Brandeis University with the Levitan Award for Leadership; and the Cambridge NAACP with the Martin Luther King, Jr. Award for his work “to provide an effective, innovative education to ALL of Cambridge’s children regardless of race or class.” He received a B.A. in English and American Literature from Brandeis University, a Master’s Degree in Education from Tufts University, and a Doctorate in Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.  

About Teachers College at Columbia University 

Teachers College at Columbia University offers more than 100 programs in our four core areas of expertise—education, health, psychology and leadership—and conducts research on topics that range from the impact of poverty on the brain to the legal basis for a Constitutional right to education; from hip-hop pedagogy to the revival of Inca languages in Latin American schools; from the study of motherhood as a developmental stage to the exploration of resilience in military veterans; from the impact of microaggressions on mental and physical wellbeing to language development in children on the autism spectrum; and so much more. When Teachers College at Columbia University speaks of education, we mean education writ large—the study of how people learn, and how they should be taught, in all fields.  

CEO, The Pie

Amy Baker

Amy Baker is CEO of The PIE, a media, recruitment and events business founded for professionals working in global education. She is an international education expert with 20 years of experience in the industry, working first as a journalist, then as editor of a trade magazine before establishing The PIE in 2011.  

She is passionate about international exchange and business, migration, tech-enabled learning and education as a global passport. The PIE’s flagship website reaches three million readers each year. Amy was the recipient of the IEAA Award for Excellence in Professional Commentary in 2014 and named Woman Business Owner of the Year in 2017 from Lead5050. 

About The PIE 

Professionals in International Education News Media (The PIE News) is a UK-based media, careers and events company comprised of international education professionals and covering in-depth issues and analysis in the international education sector. The PIE celebrates innovation and achievement in global education at their annual PIEoneer Awards events in London. 

Former Executive Principal, Overseas Chinese Academy of Chiway Suzhou

Min Tian

Min Tian was the Executive Principal of Overseas Chinese Academy of Chiway Suzhou and was the Head of Senior High School Department of Chiway Education Group, founded in 1996 and known as one of the pioneering practitioners of private education in China. He previously worked in many well-known Beijing public schools as executive vice president, international project director and other management positions, and offers rich experience in the field of international education promotion and operation. 

About Overseas Chinese Academy of Chiway Suzhou 

Overseas Chinese Academy of Chiway Suzhou (OCAC-Suzhou) has more than 15 years of continuous K-12 dual language education. With a motto of “Chinese Origins, Global Originality,” the school is committed to building a model of international education in East China that blends Chinese and western curriculums and education philosophies. OCAC-Suzhou is an IB World School and is authorized for the Diploma Program by the International Baccalaureate Organization. 

Head of Learning Development, King’s College London

Dr. Eleanor Parker

Dr. Eleanor Parker has 15 years’ experience in supporting secondary and post-secondary students and educators with enhancing the student experience, teaching and learning, student recruitment, student and staff skills development, and mental health and wellbeing.  

Her roles as an academic faculty member and in professional support services span three highly competitive UK universities: University of Oxford, where she earned her BA, master’s degree and doctorate; University of Bath; and King’s College London. Eleanor has lived and worked in the UK, Italy, France and North America and collaborates regularly with the Council of International Schools.  

About King’s College London 

King’s College London was founded in 1829 and is an internationally renowned UK-based university delivering exceptional education and world-leading research. King’s College London is dedicated to driving positive and sustainable change in society and realizing our vision of making the world a better place. King’s has five campuses and offers the largest European centre for graduate and post-graduate medical teaching and biomedical research and and includes the world’s first nursing school, the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery. With 30 academic areas, King’s is ranked in the top seven UK universities in all the six major academic rankings of global universities, and 33 in best global universities. 

Principal of Shanghai Hongrun Boyuan School

Wenguo Chen

Wenguo Chen is the Executive Principal of Shanghai Hongrun Boyuan School, and was a founding member of Shanghai High School International Division, spending more than 20 years in leadership positions that helped establish it as one of the most highly regarded international schools in the country. He spearheaded the introduction of AP and IB curricula in China, is a distinguished physics teacher, and consults regularly on the development of international schools for Chinese students. 

About Shanghai Hongrun Boyuan School 

Shanghai Hongrun Boyuan School was founded in 2018 by a group of life-long international educators. The residential campus offers state-of-the-art resources, including a STEAM laboratory building; an arts center with painting, digital arts and ceramics studios; music practice, performance and recording spaces; and recreational sports facilities. The school offers a comprehensive American high school curriculum in partnership with Griggs International Academy, which is accredited by Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.  Shanghai Hongrun Boyuan School is the sole licensed partner of Griggs International Academy in Shanghai. 

Director of Academics, Rosedale International Education

Nathalie Rudner

Nathalie Rudner is the Director of Academics at Rosedale International Education, leading the Rosedale Global High School Program in curriculum development, teacher training and co-curricular projects. Nathalie manages the development of specialty high school programs—including STEM Entrepreneurship, Creative Industry Media Arts and the English Enhancement Learning Program. 

Nathalie was President of the Board of Directors at Science Teachers’ Association Ontario, driving strategic planning and governance to meet evolving needs of STEM educators, addressing Ontario Ministry of Education priorities, engaging school boards, and supporting teachers. She is on the Educator Advisory Panel for Let’s Talk Science; at York Region District School Board, she built capacity for educators and system leaders with her expertise in K-12 curriculum, assessment, differentiated instruction, design thinking and growth mindset. She developed/led workshops on differentiated education as an Instructor for the China Education Program at York University for educators from the Beijing Ministry of Education, Chaoyang Branch in China—and was named a Foreign Expert with Beijing Ministry of Education.  

Professor, Beijing Foreign Studies University

Xiaohong Fan

Xiaohong Fan is a Professor at Beijing Foreign Studies University and was the General Manager of the International Education Group of Beijing Foreign Studies University. She worked in Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press of Beijing Foreign Studies University since 1999 and served as vice president in 2007. Xiaohong has been engaged in the innovation of business management for many years, and has in-depth research and participation in business operations and capital operations in K-12 international education and training, children’s publishing, online education, cultural and creative business, and overseas promotion of Chinese cultures.   

About Beijing Foreign Studies University 

Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU) is best known for its excellence in foreign languages and literature, teaching 101 foreign languages, more than any other Chinese university. The University also offers programs in humanities, law, economics, management and more, and has 33 teaching and research institutions. To enhance its international exposure, BFSU works in partnership with 313 universities and academic institutions in 91 countries and regions, with cooperative programs with universities across the world. 

Associate Professor, Ontario Institute of Studies in Education (OISE), University of Toronto

Garfield Gini-Newman

Garfield Gini-Newman is a Professor with the Department of Curriculum, Teaching, and Learning at OISE. He explores how to teach through sustained critical inquiry while nurturing deep conceptual understanding and genuine competence. Garfield has worked with thousands of teachers across grades and subjects, helping them to frame learning around engaging and provocative activities and rich, authentic assessments.  

Currently, Garfield is engaged with schools across Canada, in South America, and in Europe. Over the past two decades request for Garfield’s services have taken him from Asia to the Middle East, Europe, the Caribbean and across North America. His interest in effective teaching and learning has led him to actively explore the challenges and opportunities presented by teaching and learning in the digital age. In addition to his work at the University of Toronto and delivering workshops, Garfield has also authored several articles, chapters in books and seven textbooks, and has taught in the faculties of education at York University and the University of British Columbia. His most recent book co-authored with Roland Case, Creating Thinking Classrooms has received widespread praise from leading educators across Canada and internationally. 

About Ontario Institute of Studies in Education, University of Toronto 

OISE is recognized as a global leader in graduate programs in teaching and learning, continuing teacher education, and education research. As one of the largest and most research-intensive faculties of education in North America, OISE is an integral part of the University of Toronto—Canada’s most dynamic and comprehensive institution of higher learning. 

OISE is committed to enhancing the social, economic, political and cultural wellbeing of individuals and communities locally, nationally and globally through leadership in teaching, research and advocacy. A unique place to work, learn and grow, OISE addresses current and emerging challenges with the scale, academic excellence and collaborative energy that few institutions in the world can claim. 

CEO, Eton X

Catherine Whitaker

Catherine Whitaker is responsible for delivering EtonX’s commitment to Eton College’s ambitious vision to help redress inequality through partnership with maintained schools in the UK. Over 1,000 UK secondary schools have taken up the offer of free EtonX courses to date. 

In her career, Catherine has specialized in launching and growing new businesses which utilize the latest technology to create new ways of learning. She was on the development team of the Macmillan English Campus, one of the first online English learning platforms that launched in 2003. As Publishing Director at Collins Language, she created a new English language learning business before joining a Cambridge-based start-up, Knowledge Transmission, as Chief Operating Officer. Her various roles have seen her based in Johannesburg, New York and Paris, and she is a graduate of Oxford University. 

About Eton X 

EtonX is a British education technology company founded by Eton College in 2015. Our mission is to create innovative software and high-quality course materials that allow students to develop the skills they need for their future success. We have supported learners all over the world with our online courses and bespoke learning platform. EtonX is an online subsidiary of Eton College and has three key principles: high-quality content, innovative technology and proven pedagogy. 

President of PGA Education Group

Zhenquan Wang

Dr. Zhenquan Wang is the President of PGA Education Group, and was the former Director of Office of the China Education Policy Research Institute. He holds a doctorate in International Education, and is postdoctoral fellow at Tsinghua University. He is also the Distinguished Professor of Haidian District Educational Society in Beijing. 

About PGA Education Group 

PGA (Project of Global Access) International Courses of Integration of Chinese and Western Education for Chinese students is the operation and management organization of PGA Integrated International Courses in China. PGA has 17 years of operation and management experience serving many top international Schools in China. 

Since its inception, PGA has grown from three to 26 key high schools in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Xi’an, Hangzhou, Wuhan, Chengdu, Nantong, Zhengzhou, Kunming, Urumqi and many other cities. This unprecedented expansion has led to the enrollment of over 10,000 students in our program and continues growing steadily each year.

Manager, International Recruitment, University of British Columbia

Jake Howard

Jake Howard (pronouns she/her/hers) has spent the last 13 years in higher education recruitment and admissions. Jake is currently a manager of international undergraduate recruitment for the University of British Columbia. Working as a part of a global team, she leads recruitment efforts in the Middle East and California and works closely with UBC basecamps located in New York, Nairobi and Dubai. As an enthusiastic supporter for university education, Jake works with students and their families to determine the best path for student success. She recognizes the benefits as well as the challenges of international education and advocates for new initiatives to decrease barriers to access. 

About University of British Columbia 

University of British Columbia (UBC) is one of Canada’s foremost research universities. Consistently ranked as one of the top 40 universities in the world, and with a reputation for excellence in teaching and research, UBC attracts award-winning faculty and outstanding students from around the world. It has two major campuses: the magnificent Vancouver campus surrounded by forest, mountains, and ocean; and a sister campus, UBC-Okanagan, located in lakeside Kelowna BC. Students choose UBC for its international environment, innovative and interdisciplinary programs and the portability of a first-class degree from an internationally recognized university. 

Principal, Kang Chiao International School Xi'an Qujiang Campus

Dr. Dingguo Zhong

Dr. Dingguo Zhong is the Principal at Kang Chiao International School Xi’an Qujiang Campus. He once served as the Founding Principal of Taoyuan Dayuan International High School and the General Principal of Taichung Weige International School and has earned various educational awards. He has been engaged in international education for many years and has rich teaching and management experience. Under his leadership, Kang Chiao International School will take root in Xi’an and “make children have a bright future.” 

About Kang Chiao International School Xi’an Qujiang Campus 

Kang Chiao International School Xi’an Qujiang Campus provides a coherent learning experience from our kindergarten through to high school by utilizing innovative pedagogical methods based on a balanced international curriculum. The school provides a stimulating environment where diversity and inspiration are embraced. 

CEO, Hailiang Education Investment Group

Hongsheng Zhu

Hongsheng Zhu is the CEO of Hailiang Education Investment Group, and was awarded as Forbes Top 10 International School principals in China, Asian Star Principal, and the most influential International School Principal in China. He has 21 of years of experience in the education industry and setting up international campuses. He is a professional in the operations and management of the education industry chain and has unique opinions on the international reform and practice of K-12 education. 

About Hailiang Education Investment Group 

Hailiang Education Investment Group is one of the largest primary, middle and high school educational services providers in China. The Company focuses closely on providing distinguished, specialized and internationalized education. Hailiang Education is dedicated to providing students with high-quality primary, middle, and high school, and international educational services and highly values the quality of students’ life, study and development, devoted to improving its students’ academic capabilities, cultural accomplishments, and international perspectives. They operate multilingual classrooms and languages used include Chinese, English, Spanish, Japanese, Korean, and French. In addition, Hailiang Education has launched various diversified high-quality courses, such as Mathematical Olympiad courses, A-level courses, Australia Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) courses, IELTS courses, TOEFL courses, as well as SAT courses. The Company has established extensive cooperative relations with more than 200 international educational institutions and universities.

Academic Executive, Global Education Partnerships, Rosedale International Education

Dr. David Burpee

Dr. David Burpee is an Academic Executive, Global Education Partnerships at Rosedale International Education. With more than four decades of experience in education, he guides the implementation of overseas projects with Rosedale Academy’s partner schools, while supporting teacher training, curriculum improvement and educational thought leadership.

David was appointed to roles as Campus Principal for K-12 students at Singapore International School; School Director at Vietnam Australia International School; and School Principal at the International School of North America where he guided programming and academic leadership for diverse student groups. In his career, he was a Certified Teacher and Superintendent in New York schools, and provided specialized educational, vocational and technical training opportunities across nine New York school districts. He has served as an Advisory Board Member and Academic President of the Nguyen Hoang Group and has a private consulting practice.

Vice President, Academic Solutions, Rosedale International Education

Victoria Hemming

Victoria Hemming is the Vice President, Academic Solutions at Rosedale International Education, where she leads functions including curriculum, central evaluation, technology and teacher training on corporate level initiatives, which improve the effectiveness, accuracy, and consistency of Rosedale Academy’s evaluation practice.

Victoria is a visionary and strategic leader. Previously, she was the Vice President of Assessment Solutions at Pearson Education in the United States, where she crafted innovative and technology-enabled assessment solutions, strengthened and managed a $95 million product portfolio, and oversaw product management, product design and professional development. As Chief Assessment Officer at the Ontario Education Quality & Accountability Office (EQAO), she directed Ontario-wide assessment operations in English and Mathletics for 750,000 students across nearly 5,000 schools. As an Inspector with the Ontario Ministry of Education, she conducted more than 85 private school inspections to ensure compliance with ministry policies and procedures, identify issues and provide recommendations for improvement. Victoria’s work at provincial and district levels also includes translating broad vision and strategies into actionable solutions for school-level implementation, developing qualitative and quantitative measurement frameworks to assess school effectiveness and academic achievement, and providing professional development to school principals.

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