Gaye has extensive experience as a teacher and educational leader having been a Principal (K-12), District School Superintendent, Director with the Ministry of Education of Nova Scotia, University Professor and Head of Schools. Gaye also has broad leadership experience working in China, Middle East and Canada.
As a system supervisor in Canada, she provided educational leadership and management of a large district over 60 schools, 1400 staff and over 20,000 students. Her specific area of responsibility was the fastest growing area in her province.
She has experience with new school development having worked with partners in China, Egypt, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, and Canada. Gaye has also worked as a Director with the government inspecting and accrediting private schools. As a senior educational leader, she has been responsible for academic program services, (curriculum, assessment, student services) and non-academic school administration.
Geraldine is originally from the Philippines. She completed her master’s degree in psychology with a concentration in education from Walden University. Also, she holds a postgraduate certificate in special education. Geraldine brings over 19 years of experience in teaching and educational leadership as a program coordinator for the Rainbow Project in Hong Kong Academy and Sunshine House Preparatory School, as well as the program director for the Rainbow Model Center for children with autism and related developmental delays. During her time in Beijing, she serves as a consultant for learning support teams in various international schools, including MSB. Geraldine specializes in developing and delivering curriculum to enhance students’ knowledge base and ability to utilize knowledge in a real-world environment. Her previous role as MSB’s Head of Learning Support department allowed her to build a strong rapport with students and colleagues based on knowledge, professionalism, and integrity. Geraldine is highly lauded for her attention to detail, adherence to standards, and expert technical background. Her passion lies in sharing her knowledge and skills in the fields of special education and developmental psychology to other teachers and parents through workshops and conferences in China and across Asia. Geraldine has been at MSB for five years. While not at MSB, Geraldine enjoys reading books and traveling.
Paul Barwinski brings to MSB a wealth of education experience spanning over the past 30 years. He has been a Principal in the Middle East, Costa Rica, Egypt, China, and Canada.
He has a working knowledge of various international curricula, including International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement.
Paul has specialized in International School Leadership, holding a Master of Education in Leadership and Learning. He has developed and promoted integrated curriculum programing, Social-Emotional learning, and Safe Schools processes. Paul has a keen interest in promoting health and wellness of children. He has a science background in Kinesiology and promotes recreation and athletics in schools.
As MSB IT Manager, Nick is in charge of all technological issues about computer, printer, system, program, network and cooperates with teachers to make IT plan for students. He also trains teachers with efficient work program or system. He has been with MSB for 7 years.
Originally from Albania, Xhilda has lived in Beijing since 2000. Her first Master of Science is in Social Work from Tirana University Albania. She has completed her second master's in Global Elementary Education with the University of New Jersey USA. She also holds a graduate certificate in Elementary Education from The College of New Jersey, USA, together with her International Montessori Teaching Diploma from the North American Montessori Center, Canada. Xhilda brings over 25 years of experience in education. She has been part of the MSB community for eight years.
May Tong is originally from Anhui Province, China. She has a bachelor's degree in teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language from Beijing Language and Culture University. May earned her American Montessori Society (AMS) credentials in 2004 and is an experienced intern advisor.
May is a long-serving member of the MSB faculty, with 21 years of service. During this time, May has made valuable contributions to the development of the Montessori Chinese cultural studies curriculum at MSB.
May is committed to creating a warm Montessori environment founded in respect, equality, and friendship, in which children can explore and innovate with autonomy thus stimulating their innate love of learning. May believes that intentional social-emotional learning will assist in cultivating children's independence, self-confidence, and foundational learning skills, setting each child up for success.
Sherry is originally from Dalian, China. She has a bachelor's degree in teaching Chinese as a second language from Beijing Language and Culture University, as well as a post-graduate certificate in child psychology from the Institute of Psychology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Sherry earned her American Montessori Society Early Childhood credentials from the Northeast Montessori Institute and her AMS Elementary credentials from the Seacoast Center in New Hampshire, USA. Sherry is a long-serving member of MSB with 20 years at school. One of her most significant accomplishments was to open and teach the first elementary dual Language class as the Chinese lead teacher. Over the years she has taught intensive Chinese, held the role of elementary Chinese Coordinator, and is now the Elementary Division Head.
Alice is originally from China. She is the head of our Elementary and Middle/High School Chinese program. In addition, she is the developer of those two programs. She completed her master’s in education degree from Monash University in Australia. She is a fully trained elementary Montessori teacher. She is a long-serving member of MSB with 26 years at the school. She loves teaching and enjoys being around children. She also loves to spend time with her dog Teddy. They take walks together in the morning and in the evening.
Rosalinda (Rosy) Hernandez was born in Texas, United States and has seventeen years of experience in education, both in public and international schools. Her experience includes bilingual education and International Baccalaureate (Middle Years Program MYP and the Diploma Program DP program).
She received her Master of Education degrees (Leadership, Humanities and Spanish) from Sul Ross State University in Texas.
Rosy has served schools in a variety of countries: United States, Vietnam, Kuwait, and China as a Curriculum Coordinator, Department Chair, Middle and High school teacher, teacher Mentor/Coach, Project Advisor, and Team Lead for Child Protection Services and School Accreditation.
Peter Oldreive has over 30 years of experience working in education as a Director of Curriculum, a Coordinator and teacher. Most recently he has worked in China supporting curriculum development and implementation.
While working for the Ministry of Education in Canada Peter was Director of Learning Resources and Technology Services. He was responsible for the province’s Virtual high school, school resources bureau, curriculum revision, and the acquisition of technology to support learning and teaching. He introduced and implemented the coding strategy (K-12) and oversaw the revision of the curriculum to support project-based learning in science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematic classes (STEAM).
Cheri Barwinski is beginning her 28th year in education. She has served as a Principal, Coordinator of Curriculum and Development, Department Head of Learning and Classroom Teacher (K – 12), in public and international schools in five countries: Canada, Kuwait, Costa Rica, Egypt and China.
Cheri has a Master of Education in Organizational and Administrative Studies, including academic research on the benefits of parental involvement in schools and the development of school parental programs.
She holds two bachelor’s degrees in Geography and in Physical Health Education, and dual teaching certification from Universities in Canada and the United States. She specialized in International School Leadership, International Baccalaureate, Special Education, and Advanced English Teaching. She is a successful school leader who uses humanist strengths as an approach to school business and strategic planning that meets the standards of practice, student achievement success and school culture development necessary to advance schools. Cheri has a deep passion for instructional leadership and believes that education and schools develop through exploration and practice rooted in mission and vision statements, moral beliefs, and values.
Charles is originally from France. He earned his certification in sports education from IREPS Bordeaux. Charles has over 35 years’ experience. Charles teaches the Grades 3-6 music and is the head curator of the annual Winter Show extravaganza show held in December. He is a long serving member of MSB with 21 years at the school. His passion is enjoying life. While not at MSB, Charles still enjoys life.
Jaime is originally from Spain. He got his bachelor’s degree in Art History from the University of Seville. He has over 10 years' experience in education. Jaime has taught in Spain, Morocco, and Hong Kong. He is the head curator of the annual Art Show held in May that showcases individual and group projects. The group projects are auctioned to raise money for charity. Jaime is passionate about music and art, of course. Jaime has been at MSB for eight years. While not at MSB, Jaime enjoys getting lost in town just hunting for art exhibitions and other different types of events.