Bethan was born in Canada, then moved to Nigeria before settling in the UK as a child. She loves travel, history, theatre and of course, reading! She has moved to China with her husband, Darren who is a Primary School Teacher and their two children. She feels that she has a natural ability to build rapport with people and has a caring and supportive nature. She has always been surrounded by books, her parents owned a bookshop for 10 years where she spent many happy hours working.
Bethan has a degree in Social Policy and worked for Social Services for many years in the UK and Canada. She also spent 8 years working for the Hong Kong Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC) in the UK. More recently, she spent 2 years as a Community Governor for the Vale of Evesham School and gained a CELTA – Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language qualification.
She thoroughly enjoys being part of the school community and in the past has helped raise money for schools and other charitable groups, including securing a GBP 20,000 grant for a local special needs school in the UK. She believes that it is so important for children to enjoy books, whatever their reading level and this helps them discover the hidden treasures and worlds that can only be discovered inside the pages of a book!
Iris Chen is a woman of energy and motivation. Her six-month internship at a Private Kindergarten vested her with cherished experiences that she feels made her more caring and more patient. She is a team player and a fast leaner with good social skills. . Iris joined Huili Nursery Hangzhou in July 2018 as Library Assistant and has been deeply involved in the Nursery since that time.
She graduated from Qingdao Technical College in 2017. Her versatility can be shown by her many awards and achievements, such as Preschool Teacher Qualification Certificate, Piano Grade 8 Certificate, and Vocal Music Grade 8 Certificate. She likes listening to music, playing the piano, painting and travelling.
Alice Ding graduated from Zhejiang Normal University with a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Chemistry and holds the Certificate of Senior High School chemistry teacher qualification. She has over 4 years of comprehensive experiences in laboratory management and scientific research fields, which started at Adsorption Separation Lab in ZJNU. A qualified science teacher should be equipped with desire and an ability to explore strongly in their mind.
Before Wellington, she held the position of science teacher for Grade 3 and Grade 5 at Maple Leaf International School in JiaXing ,Zhejiang. She is deeply aware that only in a bilingual or international school can science subject make education of the discipline meaningful complete.
Outside of the classroom, she loves her life and enjoys her Hangzhou time. She is learning Chinese cooking and loves making her favorite food after working, She describes herself as quiet and moving like a rabbit. She loves intense sports and having quiet hobbies such as rope skipping, table tennis and playing diablo. Now she is learning Chinese Guzheng. The saying ‘YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE’ is her favorite. She hopes that every student in Wellington can be always curious about the world, always be a pious student and always believe that there is something you want to learn and need to learn in the world.
Eric Wang graduated from the University of Science & Technology in Beijing with a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering and was also educated at Jining Normal University, majoring in musicology. He has a primary school music teacher qualification certificate, theater management and stage related technology qualification certificate. He loves education and is willing to devote himself to it. He has more than 12 years working experience in stage operation management and arts operation management. Before Eric joined the Wellington family, he worked at Suzhou Culture and Art Center .
As an enthusiast of arts, Eric has had global footprints in many famous theaters around the world, including the United Kingdom, Singapore, Poland, Taiwan China and Mainland China.. After joining theHuili School Hangzhou family, he has been determined to make great contributions in improving the school theatre processes. He believes that perfect technological equipment is educational, and will provide pupils with guidance in future studies, which will be a great help to make pupils positive, confident and happy.