Whole School


Ni Guyin, Honorary Headmistress

  • Honorary Headmistress of Pao School
  • Over 50 years’ in primary school, recipient of ‘Distinguished Principal’ Award
  • Former Head of Primary School Affiliated to No.1 Normal University
  • Director of Shanghai Delight Education Research Institute
  • Deputy Chairman of the Chinese Primary School Management Organisation




Wu Zijian, President of YK Pao School

  • Former Head of Kindergarten, Primary and Secondary School at Shanghai Jianqing Experimental School
  • Over 40 years’ experience in education, recipient of ‘Distinguished Principal’ Award
  • Head of Shanghai Grade 1-9 Education Expert Committee
  • Deputy Director of Shanghai Private Middle and Primary School Association





David Mansfield, Executive Headmaster

  • Successfully led three different schools previously, including one of the leading international schools in China, Dulwich College Beijing, and two ‘Outstanding’ (Ofsted) schools in the UK
  • International education consultant, speaker and writer, working in many parts of the world, with schools, local authorities, investors and for major institutions, like CIS, the British Council and Cambridge International Examinations
  • British, a graduate of Cambridge and Oxford Universities, with an MBA in International Educational Leadership
  • Former Syndic and Director of Cambridge Assessment in the UK, a Freeman of the City of London, and a member of the Court of the University of Essex



Caroline Xu, Deputy Head (Academics)

  • Chinese Language (& Literature) teacher for 18 years, IBMYP teacher for 16 years, and an IB-MYP educator for 8 years
  • Extensive experience in both bilingual and international (IB, CIS/WASC) schools in Shanghai and Hong Kong
  • Previously the Assistant Principal of Secondary (Middle School) at The Independent Schools Foundation (ISF) Academy
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP) school consultant, school visit team leader, and workshop leader





Lucy Liu, Deputy Head (Operations)

  • Degree in Economics from Zhongshan University, Postgraduate Diploma from International Hotel Management School, Switzerland and Master's Degree from Oxford Brookes University, UK
  • Former Vice President, Recruitment and Employee Development, Adults Language Learning, EF Education First, China
  • Former Regional General Manager of South China, EF Education First for Kids and Teens, Adults English Training Centers and Corporate Language Training





Wuding Campus

Siobhain Allum, Primary Principal and Head of Wuding Campus

  • Over 20 years of experiences in education
  • Former EAL teacher, English and Humanities specialist teacher, Head of English, Senior tutor in charge of Pastoral Care and Deputy Head
  • Head of Preparatory at St. Paul’s School in Sao Paulo, Brazil in 2009





Crick Chen, Primary Deputy Principal

  • 24 years of experience in bilingual teaching and education
  • Former Director of International and PYP Departments of Shanghai World Foreign Language Primary School
  • Nationally-recognized, distinguished English teacher






Hongqiao Campus

Lori Marek, Middle School Principal and Head of Hongqiao Campus

  • 26 years' experience in education
  • Extensive experience in school leadership roles, PK-12; secondary level teacher in IB and AP systems, certified in five subject areas
  • Former Principal at the International School Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago and Devine Independent School District, Texas, U.S.A.; Assistant Principal at the American International School Kuwait






Songjiang Campus

Mark Bishop, High School Principal and Head of Songjiang Campus

  • Educated at Charterhouse School and Oxford University where he began studying Politics, Philosophy and Economics and later graduated in Theology
  • Teacher, school counsellor, rugby coach, Head of Department and Head of Year at the Royal Grammar School, Guildford
  • Deputy Head at Caterham School, MBA at Caterham School
  • Head of Trinity School for 10 years 
  • Former CEO at Perrett Laver



Lee Sanders, High School Deputy Principal

  • 18 years of teaching experience working in a mixture of comprehensive, grammar and private schools
  • Held a number of roles, both curriculum and pastoral, and for the past 6 years before joining YK Pao School has been an Assistant Head teacher