Michael Urquhart
Head of ISA Liwan International School
Co-head of ISA Wenhua Liwan School
  • 30 years of experience in education, including 15 years’ leadership experience.
  • The former Headmaster at Victoria English School as well as International School of Indiana, both schools ranked top in their area.
  • The former Deputy Head of Utahloy International School and Principal of its secondary school section.
  • IB Diploma Examiner, IB MYP assessment moderator & School Consultant, workshop leader and evaluator.
Beth Jones
Executive Principal of ISA Liwan International School
Head of ISA Tianhe International School
  • Joined ISA Tianhe in 2016 and helped to establish the first of the ISA schools.
  • 30 years’ experience in Primary and Early Years schools in the UK, the British Embassy School in Greece and the British School of Moscow in Russia.
  • TYCEMC teacher trainer and Lexis Education alumni; IB Leadership and PYP training.
Myra Wang
Deputy Head (International) of ISA Wenhua Liwan School
Principal of ISA Wenhua Liwan Secondary School
  • Ms. Wang graduated from Beijing Normal University and was Obtained UCL school leadership training certificate.
  • She has over 20 years’ experience of teaching and management in the mainstream international programmes such as IB, IGCSE, A Level and AP.
  • She served as Vice Principal of High School and IBDP Coordinator in GCGS. The average score of IBDP examinations during her tenure was over 40, ranking among the best in China. Her students are all over the world top universities, including Oxbridge in the UK and Ivy League in the US.
  • She also served as an IBDP training officer and math examiner in the Asia Pacific region of IB International Diploma Organization.
Angela Lisle
Principal of Early Years
  • Angela joined ISA Tianhe in 2018.
  • She has over 21 years of teaching experience in the UK, Middle East, and China and specializes in early years education.
  • Since 2019, as Early Years Coordinator and a member of the Senior Leadership Team Angela has led the Tianhe Early Years department and teaching team to ensure all children, aged from two to six years, received quality teaching, and learning in a creative, safe environment.
  • Angela enjoys working in an international environment and is committed to the ethos and core values of the ISA family to develop and implement an academic and holistic curriculum for children in an international setting.
Peter Guo
Principal of Middle School
  • Peter Guo is the Principal of Middle School Division in Guangzhou ISA Liwan International School. He has worked in well-known International Schools. Extensive experience in teaching MYP and DP language and literature, language acquisition and TOK courses.
  • He received his bachelor’s degree in Chinese Language and Literature from Hunan University of Science and Technology in 2012, and his master’s degrees in Counseling Psychology and Educational Psychology from Assumption University and University of Kent.
  • In 2022, he received the education Leadership training from The School of Education of Harvard University. Peter has worked in domestic public schools, international schools, and many schools in Thailand and the United Kingdom, with rich teaching experience.
Patricia Pope
Principal of Primary School
  • Patricia holds an MA in Education from the University of Sunderland and is currently pursuing her second master’s in leadership and management through the University of Bath.
  • has had over 20 years’ experience in IB schools in Singapore, China and the United States;
  • employed by the Canadian International School of Singapore, she was the Vice Principal (K-12) Chinese English Bilingual program, and Nursery to Grade One Primary Vice Principal for three programs, including the English program, and the Chinese and French English Bilingual programs;
  • has been an IB Workshop Leader, Schools Consultant and Site Visit Team Member for over 8 years.
Michelle Xie
Deputy Principal of Primary School
  • Ms. Xie graduated from the Foreign Language Department of Xiangtan University and was afforded a certificate upon completion of school leadership course by UCL.
  • She has been engaged in education for more than 20 years and has rich experience in teaching and management in mainstream international programme such as IBPYP.
  • She served as vice Principal of Primary School and PYP Coordinator in GCGS. During her tenure, she led the team to obtain the first PYP authorisation in Mainland China and successfully explored a way to integrate national curriculum with international curriculum.
  • She is also the IBAP PYP workshop leader, school visiting team leader and school consultant.
William Qian
Vice President (Operations), ISAIEG
Head of Operations of ISA Liwan
  • Previously the Chief Financial & Operations Officer in the American International School of Guangzhou and Head of Operations in BASIS International School of Guangzhou.
Jeremiah Chua
Deputy Principal of Primary & PYP Coordinator
  • Jeremiah CHUA is from Singapore and has 16 years of experience in bilingual and international education. Starting off as a Homeroom Teacher, he has also taken on leadership roles such as Deputy Head of Primary, PYP Coordinator, Subject Coordinator and Grade Leader. Additionally, he served in Singapore’s Ministry of Education and worked with national leaders on educational policies.
  • He holds a bachelor’s in Education, a master’s in Cross Cultural Communication and a certificate in School Management and Leadership. He currently serves the IB as a Programme Leader, Workshop Leader and Site Visitor. He also contributes to the IB as a member of the PYP Subject Guidance Development team.
  • He is committed to creating an inclusive learning and teaching environment where all in the learning community are encouraged to do and be their best. He is particularly motivated by how the learning can lead to taking action for a better world.
Snober Sohail
DP Coordinator
  • IB Diploma Programme Coordinator, has been associated with the field of education for the past 19 years and has been working as an IB DP coordinator for the past 8 years. She is a member of IBEN – International Baccalaureate Educator Network for the Asia Pacific region. She is also a visiting team member for ACSWASC- Accrediting Commission for Schools Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
  • She has worked as an IB Diploma Programme coordinator, pedagogical team leader and university counsellor in leading international schools in Pakistan and now China.
  • She is a qualified teacher for Theory of Knowledge, English B, CAS and is also an experienced IB DP University Counsellor. Snober also is an IB examiner for English B and TOK.
  • She has also worked as a telephone counsellor with the NSPCC – UK (National Society for the prevention of cruelty to children) one of the largest charities in the world that work against child abuse.
  • She got her Postgraduate Diploma in Computer Science from the UK and a master’s degree in Gender and Women study from Pakistan.