Li Yin was the founding headmistress of Wuhan Experimental Foreign Languages School and also worked as a consultant at Stoke College in the UK. Previously, she served as a representative of China's National People's Congress for a decade, and was named a National Woman Leader. During her ten years as NPC representative, she played a role in the revision of China's Compulsory Education Law.
Li Yin is experienced in school management. She led the implementation of the international curriculum at Wuhan Experimental Foreign Languages School, one of Wuhan's most distinguished educational institutions. Li Yin is also an avid runner and has participated in the Wuhan Marathon.
Dr Guo Xin studied a for a Bachelor’s in Journalism at Wuhan University, two Master’s degrees – in Higher Education at Tsinghua University and in Evidence-Based Social Intervention at Oxford University – and holds a PhD in Sociology of Education from University College London. She has held a variety of senior leadership positions in schools and educational organisations and has worked as a Senior Education Advisor for a branch of UNESCO. Dr Guo Xin joins us as Division Head for Lower and Middle School.
Isabelle Lei obtained her doctoral degree in Chinese classic literature and has an extensive background in the Chinese language and culture. She used to serve as the Head of the Chinese Language Department at Tsinghua University High School and was in charge of the Chinese teaching and research of the elementary school division. She also took charge of organizing large-scale Chinese culture events on campus, implementing international education philosophies and methods in Chinese language teaching, improving the Chinese course system. She successfully promoted the Chinese Culture Program at Tsinghua University High School and made it one of the most well-known Chinese programs among international schools, benefiting the field of multi-cultural education. During that time, she also served as the chief editor of the school’s internal Chinese textbook, “Hua Zhang Qing Yun,” and was in charge of the design and delivery of the course. Through the teaching of this internal course, she managed to pass on the mission and vision of the school to her students. What made Isabelle join Whittle was the school’s focus on both Chinese and English and the resolution of creating a global learning community.