Honouring the Decades-Long Dedication of YCIS Staff

Just before the holiday break in December, the YCIS Shanghai School Leadership Team, faculty, and staff joined together in celebration of the festive season and the many special colleagues who comprise the YCIS Shanghai staff. A highlight of the event was marking the anniversaries of YCIS staff members who have been working at the school for extended periods. As in many years gone by, there were several anniversaries for those who have been with the school for 10 years, and even a few staff who have been with YCIS Shanghai for over two decades.

This academic year, Ms Waheeda Khan, Mr Matthias Peitsch, and Ms Karin Zijlmans of YCIS Puxi Secondary, Ms Catherine Ren of YCiS Puxi ECE, and Ms Julie Qi of YCIS Pudong Secondary were recognised for reaching an impressive 10 years at the school. Additionally, there were three staff members who celebrated an incredible 20 years at the school: Ms Cherry Chen, Performance & CCAs Coordinator at YCIS Puxi Primary; Mr Leo Lazo, Counsellor and Character Education Coordinator who has worked at both YCIS Puxi and YCIS Pudong; and Ms Laura Yao, Library Coordinator at YCIS Pudong’s Century Park Campus. Ms Chen, Mr Lazo, and Ms Yao were recognized for their commitment to the school, and they join a long list of staff who have been with YCIS Shanghai for twenty years or more – some almost as long as YCIS has been in Shanghai. 

According to Ms Rita Chen, Director of School Business Operations & School Business Manager: “We are incredibly blessed to have such committed and talented staff who have chosen to be part of the YCIS Shanghai family for such a long time. We truly value their service to our students and community, and we know how unique a position we are in to have such dedicated, long-serving staff.” 

Beyond the staff members honoured this year, there are many other staff members who have made major career contributions to YCIS Shanghai for a decade or more:

Name Department Years of Service
 Mr Frank Zhang General Manager (Shanghai Region) 26
 Mr Denny Huang Supporting Division, YCIS Puxi Secondary 26
 Mr Danny Zhu Supporting Division, YCIS Puxi Secondary 25
 Ms Gloria Guo  Supporting Division, YCIS Puxi Primary 25
 Ms Jessica Cao Teaching Staff, YCIS Puxi Secondary 25
 Ms He Yi Hong  Teaching Staff, YCIS Puxi Primary 25
 Ms Rita Chen  Director of School Business Operations & School Business Manager, YCIS Shanghai 24
 Ms Kang Liang Qun Teaching Staff, YCIS Puxi ECE 24
 Ms Song Lin Vice Principal, YCIS Puxi ECE 24
 Ms Ji Zheng Teaching Staff, YCIS Puxi ECE 24
 Mr Huo Zhong Chao Supporting Division, YCIS Puxi Primary 23
 Ms Maria Szymanska Teaching Staff, YCIS Puxi ECE 23
 Ms Susan Yue Teaching Staff, YCIS Puxi Primary 23
 Ms Jin Wei Teaching Staff, YCIS Puxi Primary 23
 Ms Feng Jian Fen Supporting Division, YCIS Pudong ECE & Primary 22
 Ms Laura Yao Library, YCIS Pudong Secondary 20
 Ms Cherry Chen Teaching Staff, YCIS Puxi Primary 20
 Mr Jason Zhou Supporting Division, YCIS Puxi 19
 Mr Qian Xin Supporting Division, YCIS Pudong ECE & Primary 19
 Ms Julia Zhu Teaching Staff, YCIS Pudong ECE 19
 Ms Mary Yu Co-Principal, YCIS Pudong 19
 Ms Shen Rong Teaching Staff, YCIS Puxi Primary 19
 Ms Li Hong Yu Human Resources, YCIS Shanghai 18
 Mr Cai Yue Ping Supporting Division, YCIS Puxi Secondary 18
 Mr Damien Hehir Co-Principal, YCIS Pudong 18
 Ms Iris Hua Teaching Staff, YCIS Puxi Secondary 17
 Ms Irene Xie  Library, YCIS Pudong Primary 17
 Ms Michelle Wang Teaching Staff, YCIS Pudong ECE 17
 Ms Diana Dai Teaching Staff, YCIS Pudong Primary 17
 Mr Edward Creighton Teaching Staff, YCIS Puxi Secondary 16
 Mr Kenny Chen Accounts Division, YCIS Shanghai 15
 Mr David Zhang Teaching Support Staff, YCIS Puxi Secondary 15
 Ms Jane Xie Teaching Staff, YCIS Pudong Secondary 15
 Ms Rowling Miao Teaching Staff, YCIS Pudong Primary 15
 Ms Anna Li Teaching Staff, YCIS Puxi Primary 15
 Mr Miki Mahundi IT Department, YCIS Shanghai 14
 Ms Wu Jin Yi Head of Accounts Division, YCIS Shanghai 14
 Mr David Crosby Teaching Staff, YCIS Puxi Secondary 14
 Ms Carolyn Pei Ju Lee Teaching Staff, YCIS Puxi Secondary 14
 Ms Amy Yang Teaching Staff, YCIS Pudong Secondary 14
 Mr Dusten Kent Teaching Staff, YCIS Pudong Secondary 14
 Ms Joan Chen Teaching Staff, YCIS Pudong Primary 14
 Ms Janie Dong Teaching Staff, YCIS Pudong Primary 14
 Ms Melissa Shaw Teaching Staff, YCIS Pudong Primary 14
 Ms Juliet Ji Teaching Staff, YCIS Puxi Primary 14
 Ms Summer Lu School Office, YCIS Puxi Primary 14
 Ms Grace Gu Teaching Staff, YCIS Puxi Primary 14
 Ms Jennifer Jiang Human Resources, YCIS Shanghai 13
 Ms Julia Qu Accounts Division, YCIS Shanghai 13
 Ms Susic Zhang  Accounts Division, YCIS Shanghai 13
 Ms Grace Weng Accounts Division, YCIS Shanghai 13
 Mr Terence Dayes Vice Principal, YCIS Puxi Secondary 13
 Ms Inge Tang Teaching Staff, YCIS Pudong Secondary 13
 Ms Helen Huang School Office, YCIS Pudong Primary 13
 Ms Stacey Zhang Teaching Staff, YCIS Pudong ECE 13
 Ms Zoe Zhang Teaching Staff, YCIS Pudong ECE 13
 Ms Elisabeth Liau Teaching Staff, YCIS Pudong ECE 13
 Ms Sherry Wei Teaching Staff, YCIS Puxi Primary 13
 Ms Yi Wang Supporting Division, YCIS Pudong Secondary 12
 Ms Zeta Zhai Supporting Division, YCIS Puxi Primary 12
 Mr Adam Su Supporting Division, YCIS Puxi Primary 12
 Ms Fiona Sun Teaching Support Staff, YCIS Puxi Secondary 12
 Ms Teresa Tu Teaching Staff, YCIS Pudong Secondary 12
 Mr Matthew Grady Teaching Staff, YCIS Pudong Secondary 12
 Ms Lucy Yang Teaching Staff, YCIS Pudong ECE 12
 Ms Lisa Ye Teaching Staff, YCIS Pudong Primary 12
 Mr Robert Watson Vice Principal, YCIS Pudong ECE & Primary 12
 Ms Li Mei Sun Teaching Staff, YCIS Puxi ECE 12
 Ms Cindy Du Teaching Staff, YCIS Puxi Primary 12
 Mr James Wilcox Vice Principal, YCIS Puxi Primary 12
 Ms Jhulia Cantos Teaching Staff, YCIS Puxi Primary 12
 Ms Kian Ji Admissions, YCIS Shanghai 11
 Mr Paul Smith Teaching Staff, YCIS Puxi Secondary 11
 Ms Rainbow Duan Teaching Staff, YCIS Pudong ECE 11
 Ms Alicia Tong Teaching Staff, YCIS Pudong ECE 11
 Ms Eva Wang Teaching Staff, YCIS Pudong Primary 11
 Ms Sissy Shen Teaching Staff, YCIS Pudong Primary 11
 Ms Carrie Qian Teaching Staff, YCIS Pudong Primary 11
 Ms Cindy Zhang Teaching Staff, YCIS Pudong Primary 11
 Ms Lydia Xu Teaching Staff, YCIS Pudong Primary 11
 Ms Cathy Yang Teaching Staff, YCIS Pudong Primary 11
 Ms Vivien Bai Teaching Staff, YCIS Pudong Primary 11
 Mr Alexander Tabunets Teaching Staff, YCIS Pudong Primary 11
 Ms Fannie Feng Teaching Staff, YCIS Puxi Primary 11
 Ms Sally Sun School Office, YCIS Puxi Primary 11
 Ms Andrea Zhang Library, YCIS Puxi Primary 11
 Ms May Mei Teaching Staff, YCIS Puxi Primary 11
 Ms Mari Flores Teaching Staff, YCIS Puxi Primary 11
 Mr Matthias Peitsch Teaching Staff, YCIS Puxi Secondary 10
 Ms Karin Zijlmans Teaching Staff, YCIS Puxi Secondary 10
 Ms Waheeda Khan Teaching Staff, YCIS Puxi Secondary 10
 Ms Julie  Qi Teaching Staff, YCIS Pudong Secondary 10
 Ms Catherine Ren Teaching Staff, YCIS Puxi ECE 10

In all, there are over 90 YCIS staff whom have been at YCIS Shanghai for more than a decade, making an amazing combined 1,414 years of service! This is a demonstration of their incredible commitment and something the school is extremely proud of. Having such invested staff members at the school provides a continuation of YCIS Shanghai’s history, and benefits everyone from students to other staff and the school community as a whole. 

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