Maxine Lu currently serves as the Qingpu Campus Principal and General Principal for the Xiehe Education Group. She is also a member of the Standing Committee of the Shanghai Municipal Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference and the Vice-Chairman of the Shanghai Association of Private Primary and Secondary Schools. In 2018, she was awarded the title of Outstanding Builder of Socialism with Chinese Characteristics in Shanghai. Maxine graduated from the Department of Chinese as a Foreign Language at East China Normal University and then went on to complete a Master of Business Administration and Master of Education degree. Since joining Xiehe in 2003, 17 years have passed. Maxine Lu has devoted her rich experience and multiple social resources to the Qingpu Campus, and redefined SUIS’ philosophy as ‘Educate people as the foundation, collaborate and innovate, be harmonious but unique, and pursue excellence’. She has formulated a future strategic development plan for the Qingpu Campus, leading all faculty and staff to educate children with a new outlook and an opportunity to grow and create a future together.
Sunny Huang, Co-acting Principal for the SUIS Qingpu Campus, graduated from Nanjing Normal University with a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education, later earning a Master of Education Management degree and a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE). After nearly ten years of learning, understanding and practicing Chinese and Western education theories and ideas, she has successively taught and managed many well-known primary and secondary schools, and has continuously deepened and refined her understanding of education through the integration of Chinese and Western cultures. Since joining the big Xiehe Education family in 2003, Sunny previously served as the Vice-principal at the SUIS Wanyuan Campus. With her unique understanding and knowledge of the integration of Chinese and Western education and her adeptness at building strong, collaborative teams, Sunny continues to lead teachers at SUIS Qingpu through the ongoing development of our unique and pioneering curriculum and to cultivate future leaders!
Dr Adam Neufield
Dr Adam Neufield, Co-acting Principal for the SUIS Qingpu Campus, graduated from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry, followed by a Bachelor of Education degree from the same university. Originally serving as a science and mathematics teacher in Ontario, Canada, Adam moved to Shanghai in 2000 where he began his international school career. Since that time, he has served as a Chemistry teacher, a Director for Admissions and Marketing, and a Career and University Guidance Counsellor. He then transitioned into a school leadership and management career, taking on several leadership roles in international schools in Shanghai and Jakarta, Indonesia (principal, head of school). Adam has been with the Xiehe Education Group for over five years, initially serving as a Principal at the SUIS Wanyuan Campus. During his international school career, Adam has earned a Master of Education degree (International Education) and recently a Doctorate of Education, both with the University of Bath (UK).
Secretary of the Communist Party Branch & Vice Principal
Leo Ge, Vice-principal of the Qingpu Campus and the campus’ Secretary of the Communist Party Branch, earned a Master of Education and Curriculum Management as well as a Research Diploma from Manchester Metropolitan University in the UK. He holds a Qualified Teacher Status from the UK and is a Cambridge Teacher Professional Development Programme Certification Leader and Programme Leader for Cambridge Professional Development Qualifications. Leo has worked at Oundle School, Wycombe Abbey International, and the SUIS Wanyuan Campus. He has conducted in-depth research on the British tutorial and boarding systems, is skilled at designing and implementing international integration courses in schools and providing bilingual teacher training, and has provided guidance to schools on international education.