外教团队 Foreign Teachers


    Nancy Broskus

    Nancy Broskus received a Bachelor of Arts in mathematics from the University of California, Riverside and a Master of Arts in Education from Azusa Pacific University. She has taught in California, the Philippines, Germany, Bahrain, New York, Virginia, and Florida. Nancy has taught every level of math from remedial through calculus and has worked with students off all ages. In addition to a passion for math, Nancy also enjoys bicycle touring, playing volleyball, volunteering with the Red Cross and spending time with her husband and two children.

    南希·布罗斯库斯从美国加州大学河滨分校获得数学学士学位,并在阿祖萨太平洋大学获得教育硕士学位。她曾在加利福尼亚 、菲律宾、德国、巴林、纽约、弗吉尼亚和佛罗里达教过书。她希望通过微积分来教授各种数学,并有教授不同年龄的学生经验。除了在数学方面有热爱外,南希还喜欢自行车旅行,打排球,在红十字会做义工,并享受和丈夫和两个孩子在一起的时光。

    Vien Carey Lam

    Vien Carey Lam grew up in Toronto, Canada. Graduated from Nipissing University with a Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in English followed by a Bachelor of Education in the J/I category. His teaching philosophy is that all children deserve an equitable education which caters to their own individual strengths and weaknesses in order to provide the greatest chance of success.


    Bethany Pretty

    Bethany grew up in Newfoundland, Canada. She graduated with an Bachelors of Arts Degree in English and Business Administration from Memorial University of Newfoundland. Bethany is currently enrolled to complete her Masters of Education (Educational Leadership Studies). She is a British Columbia and Newfoundland certified Intermediate/Secondary Teacher with a study focus in English Language Arts and Social Studies. She has a total of 7 years teaching experience with Canadian curriculum in Canada, Qatar, United Arab Emirates and China (Shenzhen). Bethany’s teaching experience includes all grades Kindergarten to 9, teaching all subjects areas. She has extensive experience teaching ESL students from a variety of cultures. As well, she enjoys working with children facing learning and/or reading obstacles.


    Kyle O’Brien

    Kyle O’Brien received a Bachelor of Science in Education and a Bachelor of Arts in History from Miami University. He has taught for four years, two of which were spent in China and another two in the United States. Besides teaching ELL, Kyle has taught a variety of subjects in the social sciences, including: economics, history, geography, government and sociology. Outside of the classroom, Kyle enjoys hiking, reading, traveling and drinking endless cups of coffee.


    Dylan Myburgh

    My name is Dylan Myburgh. I like to go by my first name. I have now lived as an educator in China for more than 10 years. My goal in the classroom is not only to transfer knowledge, but also to teach students strategies that can make learning enjoyable and efficient. Ideally, I want to see learners become excited about and hungry for learning. I plan to cultivate positive growth mindset environment, with the teacher and student working as partners.

    我叫Dylan Myburgh。我喜欢别人叫我Dylan。我已经在中国教书超过10年。我的教学目的不仅是传授知识,而且还要教给学生愉快和有效的学习策略。理想情况下,我希望看到学生对学习变得兴奋和渴望。我会与我的学生共同合作,为学生创建健康成长的积极心理环境。


    Kori graduated from the University of Northern British Columbia with a degree in Anthropology and History, and then another in Education. She has lived abroad for almost 10 years, including South Korea, Britain, and China. She enjoys working with the Model United Nations, encouraging students to think outside of their comfort zone, and encouraging fervent discussions in my classroom.

    我毕业于加拿大BC省北部大学,获得人类学和历史学学位,然后又获得教育学位。我在国外生活了近10年,包括韩国, 英国和中国。我喜欢与模拟联合国一起工作,鼓励学生走出舒适区去创新思考,并鼓励在我的课堂上进行热烈的讨论。我喜欢旅行并期待着有一天,能够在南极冰川上行走.

    Sam Opaleye

    Sam Opaleye received a Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology and Health Sciences and a Bachelor of Education, both from York University in Toronto, Canada.  He has taught math, science, english, physical education, and social studies from grades 4 to 12. Sam enjoys coaching, mentoring, and motivating young minds. He has coached and mentored student-athletes from various backgrounds.  He has assumed several leadership roles that helped many young adults become more successful in their lives, and he is always looking for effective ways to improve his teaching practice.

    萨姆·奥帕莱从加拿大多伦多约克大学获得运动和健康科学学士学位和教育学士学位。他教过数学,科学,英语,物理教育。 4年级到12年级的社会学。山姆喜欢做教练、指导和激励年轻人的思想和生活。他指导过来自不同背景的学生和运动员。他坚信——领导角色帮助许多年轻人在生活中变得更加成功,他一直在寻找有效的方法来改进他的教学。

    Judy Borthistle

    Judy Borthistle worked in the Support Room at Maple Leaf International School – Tianjin TEDA and made many strong connections with her students.  Her interests are exercising, home décor, and learning all she can about Chinese food!  She is the mother of three children and is looking forward to welcoming her first grandchild to her growing family.  As Library Assistant her responsibilities are to coordinate the English reading program and to support teachers design research projects for students.  "Miss Judy "loves seeing all students in the library and looks forward to welcoming everyone to visit her!


    Matthew E. Pond


    Our newest teacher, Matthew E. Pond, hails from sunny California, U.S.A. He is no stranger to the classroom though! From the start of his five plus years in the field of education, Matthew has been teaching English to people of all ages in places as far flung as Taiwan and Panama. Matthew’s got what it takes to inspire his students to do their best. Now he is happy to bring this energy to Maple Leaf Academy in Shenzhen!

    He has learned from years of experience how to keep a lively pace and challenge each student according to their skill level. Having had to learn other languages in his travels has also made Matthew an understanding teacher that is ready to give his students the support they will need in their studies.

    The 2018-2019 school year is going to be one to remember.




    Jessica  Jackson

    Jessica is a native New Yorker from the USA. She graduated from the City University of New York with a bachelor’s degree in Sociology where she took many Education and Music classes. Jessica has a BC-Canada teaching certificate, and she has finished 150-hour TEFL/TESOL Master Course with advanced TEFL and TESOL certificates. She is currently in the process of obtaining a Post Graduate Certificate of Education with the University of Nottingham located in the United Kingdom. Jessica has 6 years’ experience in teaching,4 years in a public school in New York and 2 years in an international school China, she’s been living in China for a little over 2 years. She enjoys promoting Multicultural Education in her classroom which will help students get to know a bit about other cultures. She also enjoys learning languages, she has studied Spanish in High School, Japanese in university, Korean on her own and is now on her journey to learning Chinese.