Meet The Team

Elementary School
  • Ms Ariadna Nunez

    PYP Grade 1 Venezuela

    Ariadna was born in Valencia, Venezuela. She obtained her Bachelors degree in education from Universidad de Carabobo, majoring in English. She has been teaching English to children for 12 years, five of which were at a private ESL English Institute. She also worked in Venezuela for three and a half years at Colegio Internacional de Carabobo as a Teacher Associate and two years as a Kindergarten Teacher. In 2016, she decided to move to Beijing to start a new adventure teaching ESL to Pre-K children.

    Ariadna is a very passionate and caring teacher. Her objective is to inspire students to be independent, life-long learners and to encourage them to believe in themselves and try their best. Her other passion is dancing. She has three years of experience choreographing musicals for school productions. In her free time, she attends hip-hop, jazz, and yoga classes. Additionally, she enjoys traveling and learning about new cultures and languages.

  • Ms Desiree Portes

    PYP Preschool/ Kindergarten Venezuela

    Desiree Portes is from tropical Venezuela. With a major in English, Desiree earned her Bachelor of Education from the University of Carabobo in the beautiful seaside city of Valencia. She has over 12 years of teaching experience and has spent most of that time teaching English as a Foreign Language to different age groups from pre-kindergarten to middle and high school aged students.

    Desiree is known for her larger-than-life personality, constant smile and care for her students. With a Latin flare, her energy in the classroom is matched by her passion for creating a safe, engaging and fun learning environment for her students with a focus on helping students achieve their goals. In her spare time, Desiree enjoys dancing, reading, cooking and yoga.

    Ms. Desiree has been living and teaching in Beijing for the past two years. She joins the BISS family with enthusiasm for creating incredible memories and a commitment to learning and growth.

  • Ms Xin Lu Tian

    Music Teacher China

    Xinlu was born in China. She got Master of Arts major in music pedagogy from Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest. She has lots experience in Elementary aged students.

    She hope through the music course students develop their knowledge and potential as musician, both personally and collaboratively. Students create, participate in, and reflect upon music from their own background and those of others. They develop practical and communicative skills which provide them with opportunity to engage in music for further study, as well as for lifetime enjoyment.

  • Ms Summer Li

    Chinese Studies Teacher China

    Ms. Summer Li strives to lead her students towards happy learning through fun activities. She joined BISS in 2006.

    Ms. Summer Li is originally from Heihe area where Sino-Russian boarder in Heilongjiang province. She came to Beijing for study where she obtained her Diploma in English. She obtained theories of Teaching Chinese as a Second Language from Beijing Language and Culture University. She obtained her Bachelor of Art degree in Elementary Education from Beijing Normal University. Summer loves singing, dancing and traveling.

  • Ms Francoise Raoult

    PYP Grade 2/3 Teacher Canada

    Francoise was born and raised in Canada and has over 10 years of teaching experience. She started her teaching career in Fukuoka, Japan teaching a variety of students in a private language school. She then returned to Toronto, Canada and worked as an Elementary teacher with the school board.

    In September of 2017, she returned to Asia and settled into Beijing. She is very passionate about education and second languages in particular, having taught both French as a second language and English as a second language. She received both her Bachelor of Arts (French & Communication) and Bachelor of Education (Elementary) in Ontario, Canada.

    During her spare time, she enjoys reading, discovering the various historical sites of Beijing and listening to live music.

    She is excited to be teaching the IB-PYP program at BISS and looking forward to the year ahead!

  • Ms Jean Wang

    PYP Grade 4/5 Teacher China

    Ms. Jingjing Wang originally comes from Shanxi which is located in the middle part of China. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Taiyuan University of Technology and a Bachelors degree in International Trade and Economics from Shanxi Finance University. She is an accredited senior Chinese language teacher.

    She has been working in Beijing for 14 years. She worked in China Women’s University for 10 years and worked previously for two years in a IB candidate school as a PYP coordinator.

    She loves education and works to support students with enthusiasm and encouragement.

  • Ms CC Liu

    PYP PE Teacher China

    Ms. CC Liu holds a Teacher Certification as well as a Bachelors degree in Physical Education. Her experience lies in teaching Elementary aged students.

    CC is a really active teacher and excels in creating an exciting atmosphere and making sure every student is involved and enjoying each activity. CC has a variety of experience in teaching basketball, football, badminton and sprints. In her free time she enjoys experience new things and looking for adventures along the way.

  • Ms Amy Pang

    Librarian China

    Ms. Amy is from China and speaks both Chinese and English. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in English Education from Dalian University of Foreign Languages. She has been living in Beijing for eight years and is married to a local citizen. She also possesses a valid and current Teaching Certificate and has worked for several years as an English Language teacher for students aged 3-12 at a local English immersion school.

    Ms. Amy also has training in psychology and has also worked as a business consultant and project manager in Beijing. She also has experience working as a university library.

    In her free time, Ms. Amy enjoys reading, traveling and watching new films.

  • Ms Lindsey Qi

    PYP Grade 4/5 Teacher USA

    Ms. Lindsey Qi comes from the great state of Texas in the United States of America. In 2003 she graduated Summa Cumme Laude from Texas Tech University. She earned her BS in Human Development and Family Studies, specializing in Early Childhood Development. She taught all grade levels at Shijiazhuang Foriegn Language School for four years. In 2014 she became a certified ESL teacher and since then, has taught as a 5th grade teacher in Texas.

    Ms. Qi is passionate about education and the growth of students. She believes that children are the future and we are tasked to help them find their strengths so they can lead the way. In her spare time she likes to watch movies, listen to music, go swimming and, most of all, spend time with her son.