Matthew E. Watland
B.S. in Biology Science Education from Taylor University;
M.S. in Biology in Ecotoxicology and Behavioral Ecology from Ball State University.
I used to work as a science teacher in a middle school in Elwood, IN. I also have working experience of science and math teaching in an international school in the United Arab Emirates.
I love the relational side of teaching: as students learn in a welcoming environment where they feel accepted they are able to learn at their best and experience the most academic success.
BA Degree in English and German from Cape Town University
Postgraduate secondary teaching certificate
I worked as a high school teacher for three years after graduation. After that, I moved to Germany where I taught English and German. I also worked at an American public school for 23 years as an ESL Director and District Trainer, English Language Arts, and Foreign Language teacher. Three years ago, I taught English at an international school in Wuxi, China. This is my second-year teaching at CDES.
I firmly believe that our students, living in this 21st Century global society, must acquire a foreign language, so I am really looking forward to meeting my new 6th Grade students and teaching English at CDES.
Bachelor degree from Qufu Normal University
Master degree of Education from Columbia International University
I have had about 3 years of teaching experience in Shandong. This year I have come to CDES to teach Math and Technology. I am so grateful for this new experience.
B.Ed. in Secondary School Education with a major in Science and Chemistry
certificate in Teaching English as a second language, in addition to completing Master’s level units on the topic.
I have been teaching since 2000. My experience includes extensive classroom teaching in Queensland state education (from grades 3 to 12), a Tasmanian adult learning center, and primary school in an Indian charity organization. I am very excited to start a new teaching adventure this year here at CDES in Chengdu, China!
M.A. from University of Electronic Science Technology of China
4rd Grade Teacher
I have been teaching elementary for the past three years loving each and every moment. There is no subject I like more than another. I love all subjects and enjoy teaching them all. As a teacher, I believe that one can always have more to learn or to improve what one already knows. I look forward to getting to know you and your child throughout this year in 4th grade!
4rd Grade Co-Teacher
Bachelor of Fine Arts from State University of New York at Buffalo
Master of Education from State University of New York at Buffalo
Early Childhood and Childhood Education（K-6）
One year teaching Social Studies in CDES. One year Student Teaching at two New York State Public Schools in 4th and 1st Grade. One year volunteering at Buffalo Zoo Early Childhood Program
I believe that we are on earth to be lifelong learners. I love to learn and am willing to learn to love.
3rd Grade Teacher
B.S. in Atmospheric Science and M.S. in Applied Mathematics from Florida State University (B.S. & M.S.)
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) at Florida State University (B.S. & M.S.).
I have experience in teaching weather lab classes and English to international students at my university. I have taught part time as well at the middle school level in the U.S. I enjoy drumming, playing basketball and Frisbee, playing board games, and of course teaching!
3rd Grade Co-Teacher
Bachelor Degree from Sichuan Conservatory of Music Broadcasting.
I lived in Australia to teach Chinese. In my 10 years teaching career, I built close relationships with parents and their children and helped students enjoy learning by playing. This in turn enabled students to discover the joy in the learning process, even seeing their own results。
2nd Grade Teacher
B.S. from University of Georgia
M.Ed from Rhodes University
I have taught 3rd grade for two years while living in Atlanta, Georgia. Then I coordinated and managed an After school Enrichment Program in South Africa for three years. There I taught children in grade 1 to grade 7.
“I believe every child has the capacity to achieve great things in every grade. I expect them to work hard to achieve their goals during the year. I love watching them reach those goals and even go higher!”
2nd Grade Co-Teacher
B.A. from Southwest University of Political Science and Law
I have a great passion for teaching. Besides that, I enjoy singing, drama playing, doing crafts and playing sports very much. I believe that every student has a precious spirit. So the students need to be taught not only in their brain but also in their heart and soul. Teaching is a dream from my childhood, and I cannot wait to watch the students growing!
1st Grade Teacher
B.S. in Elementary and Special Education from Taylor University
I have worked as a special needs coordinator and life skills teachers in the United Arab Emirates.
“Teaching is about discovering as a community, EVERY student is of great value and has potential for GREAT success!”
1st Grade Co-Teacher
B.A. in Vietnamese from Sichuan International Studied University
I worked in Singapore International school Danang for a year as Chinese teacher and one year and half in an American marketing company. During my time in Vietnam I realized that education is the field that attracts me the most and I am passionate in teaching. One of the biggest joy in life is to see my students grow and learn.
1st Grade Teaching Assistant
MTCSOL. from Sichuan University, BA. from Beihang University.
Before I became a teacher and trainer I took up jobs like a project manager assistant, a cabin attendant on international flights, a mental health counselor.
I always have a passion for working with children and youngsters. I am eager to take on a shared learning journey with your children here in CDES.
Kindergarten Teaching Assistant
B.A. in Preschool Education from Chengdu University.
I’m very glad to join in CDES family. I worked in an international school as Mandarin teacher for three years, and another half year for teacher assistant with foreign teacher.I always enjoy exploring world with children due to they bring me a lot of fresh ideas and countless impressive moments.
Kindergarten Teaching Assistant
Junior Kindergarten B teacher
B.A. in Psychology from Columbia International University
I have worked in various school systems in varying capacities in the United States and abroad. I have 7+ years of experience in childcare. My original intent was to be a child psychologist.
I love watching this age group discover learning through play. It is amazing to see how they grow, develop, and learn over the course of a year at this age. I hope to introduce them to the adventure of being curious about the world around them!
Junior Kindergarten B Teaching Assistant
Bachelor degree in English Education from Yunnan University Tourism and Culture College
I had a part-time job in college as an English teacher until I entered in LJIA (Lijiang International Academy) as K5’s TA for college internship, and then my official career life began. My years in LJIA made my love for teaching children stronger.
Junior Kindergarten A Co-teacher
B.A. in Graphic Design from Sichuan University
I got my Teaching License in 2001. I have been a teacher for over 8 years in CDIS, and this will be my third year in CDES. I am excited to work with the Junior Kindergarteners— watching them learn, grow, and discover their potential. I am looking forward to a fun, fabulous, and fruitful year ahead!
Junior Kindergarten A Teaching Assistant
Junior Kindergarten A Co-Teacher
B.A. from Sichuan Normal University
I am from a beautiful island in the Hainan province. I got to be a teaching assistant for one of CDES’ English Summer Camps. I love getting to work in the classroom with the kids and enjoy playing games with them, watching them grow as they learn.
Foundation A Teacher
B.A. in Elementary Education from Auburn University.
I am from Alabama, USA. I am one of seven children with two older siblings and four younger. They have inspired me to become a teacher. I am very excited to be teaching your child this year!
Foundation A Co-Teacher
B.A. from Sichuan Normal University
Hi, my name is Ms. Rebekah Ruan. I was born in Chengdu and grew up here. After graduated I went to Beijing Living Rock learning Education course for one year, focused on educational psychology and mainly studied curriculum design and teaching for thematic curriculum. And this will be my 5th year working with children. It is a great honor to teach your child this year.
Foundation B Teacher
B.Ed from Cheltenham & Gloucester College of Education
the Language Proficiency Requirement for English Teacher from Queensland University of Technology
I have been teaching in Hong Kong and China over 20 years. I have also taught for short times in the UK, Europe and USA. I love little children.
Foundation B Co-Teacher
Hi, I am Luana Lin and I was born in Chengdu. This is the 5th year that I am working in the early childhood education system. I have high interests in music, art and different cultures. It is very grateful that I can work and grow with the children.
Junior Foundation Co-Teacher
B.S. from CISISU, CA in Senior Teaching Certificate.
I have taught kids for almost four years, and I enjoy working with children, I hope I will help my students know this world better in a safe environment. In Junior Foundation it is our goal to provide a safe environment to begin our children’s education.
Junior Foundation Teaching Assistant
Chengdu University’s pre school education degree
I am very happy to have the opportunity to start a wonderful new year with your children here. I worked as a Chinese teacher in an international school for three years and as an international assistant for half a year. I like to explore with my children. They always bring me a lot of fresh ideas and touches. Next let’s go forward hand in hand and make progress.
Intensive English Teacher
B.A. in English Language and Literature from Sichuan Normal University
TESOL Certificate from American TESOL Institute
I taught ESL students at CDIS for more than 10 years. I love my students and I love helping my students growing in English! It’s a great pleasure to work here at CDES.
Intensive English Teacher
B.A. in TESOL from Houghton College.
I have experience in working with ESL students in America and most of them are refugees.
Nobody can acquire any language within a day. I believe every student has his or her own talent and shining point. “Teaching is a work of heart.” This is what I always believe. I hope to grow and develop with every student in our school.
B.A. in Chinese literature at Sichuan Normal University
Chinese teacher in Chengdu No.7 Middle School Affiliated Primary School
I believe in the idea that the best education is love.
B.A. from Guangxi Normal University
Teacher’s certificate for high school. Have been teaching for ten years. Worked as a Chinese teacher in the states for two years. The grade ranges from K-12. Love teaching and love kids, and enjoy seeing the students grow.
M.A. in Art in Communication from Hong Kong Baptist University.
My name is Cynthia. Li, and I’ll be the Chinese teacher and teaching assistant of second grade. I have been granted as a lecturer of “Sunshine in Your Heart Project” of Red Cross Society of China, and I’m also a National Third-level Counselor. I love reading and music. I am really looking forward to enjoying the happiness of learning Chinese with the kids.