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BIBS was introduced to Kunming by Kunming City Government in 2016 as the first international school in town. The school has over 100 teachers, in which 70% are from overseas. Staff-student ratio is 1:3.

Ken Armstrong
Director of Schools
Ken Armstrong

Mr. Ken is an international educational leader with over 40 years of experience.

Mr. Ken possesses professional understandings in relation to early childhood, elementary and secondary education, bilingual education, curriculum, pedagogy, the International Baccalaureate, assessment, school accountability and school improvement. He has worked as a Principal, Consultant Principal and Director Schools. Mr Ken is known as an Educator of quality, having in recent years led three school communities through significant educational change. He led an International School in Nanjing China through the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program to become a fully authorized PYP World School. Similarly he lead one of the first 34 schools out of 700 schools to become an Independent public School in Western Australia. His most recent position in Suzhou was the establishment of a new school where he was the foundation principal. As an educational leader Mr Ken builds distinctive, world-class educational ‘communities of excellence’ all students are motivated to achieve their best and to realize their full potential in a values-rich environment.

Mrs. Wei
Chinese Principal
Mrs. Wei

Mrs Wei is the Chinese Head of school of BIBS Kunming campus.

She graduated from Biology Department of Yunnan Normal University with Bachelor of Science in July 1984. She started working as a teacher in Yunnan Normal University and was transferred to Kunming No.10 middle school. Her past teaching experience has prepared her knowledgeable to edit and co-edit more than thirty textbooks, published about 20 academic papers and was selected as the representative of the People's Congress of Yunnan Province twice in ten years. Over 30 years of teaching and management experience, she was competent for the Chinese Head of school at BIBS Kunming Campus.

Lubaina Essack
Secondary Principal
Lubaina Essack

Ms. Lubaina is a highly qualified specialist Science teacher. Not only did she obtain her PGCE cum laude, but she also holds a BSc, BSc (Honours) and MSc degree, each of which were passed with distinction. She is has taught middle and high school Science in a full service school in South Africa and has undertaken a course in Inclusive Education with EMBURY, equipping her to educate learners who experience a range of barriers to education, including English as a Language of Learning and Teaching barrier. She wasalso nominated for South Africa’s prestigious National Science Teacher Award. Lubaina values the holistic development of learners under her tutelage and has a passion for both reading and writing. Her thirst for adventure has brought her to China and she hopes to immerse herself fully in the culture of this beautiful place.

Charlie Dong
Middle School Chinese Principal
Charlie Dong

Mr.Charlie was graduated from Hult Business School in London with an Undergraduate Degree in Economics and Finance and got his Postgraduate Degree in Actuarial Science from the University of Kent in the UK. He also got his second postgraduate in Education from the University of Warwick in the UK and holds the PGCE UK Teaching Certificate. He is also an IB Mathematics Examiner and a member of the Kangaroo Mathematics Competition Committee. Since he entered the education industry in 2007, he has more than ten years of experience in front-line mathematics teaching and international school management. In 2021, he officially joined BIBS Kunming as the Chinese Principal of the Middle School. He is committed to leading every BIBS student to make excellent progress in school, establish correct opinions on life, learn both Chinese and Western knowledge and have a global perspective and finally enter their ideal university to make their own special contribution to the world.

Nick Garrity
Primary Principal
Nick Garrity

Mr. Nick is originally from the Bay of Plenty in New Zealand where he enjoys swimming, fishing, water skiing, rugby and snowboarding. He have been living, teaching and working in school management here in China for the past ten years. Here he enjoys reading,traveling and learning Chinese. Education is more than just a job for him. Leariing—at it's core, He hopes will be a lifelong passion. He has formally studied Management, Marketing, Finance, International Business and Chinese. He is currently studying Systems Science, Psychology and Chinese History. Nick looks forward to the challenge of bringing the trusted BIBS brand to his second home—Kunming.

Kana. Zheng
Primary Chinese Principal
Kana. Zheng

Mrs Kana, the Chinese Head of Primary of BIBS Kunming campus

She graduated from Communication University of China and joined in BIBS group particularly focused on Chinese courses since February 2007 . Kana as the first tier of staff who developed together with BIBS and was engaged with the bilingual programme teaching and management task, has accumulated rich experience on Western and Chinese educational concept. Kana was relocated to Kunming campus from March 2017, and maintained the Chinese subject taught of good quality. According to the BIBS core value of “The essence of Chinese and Western cultures, beautifully blended” and we have developed Kunming campus as the largest and the locally famous International School in Yunnan.

Dewey Louis Desloge
PYP Coordinator
Dewey Louis Desloge

Dewey Louis Desloge was born and raised in Los Angeles California. After twenty-five years of working as a retail manager for a large grocery chain, he embarked on a career in Education. He completed his Bachelors  in Psychology with a minor in TESL/TEFL from California State University Northridge (CSUN) in 2007. In addition, he earned a Graduate Certificate from CSUN for TESL/TEFL. Louie has spent the past nine years living and teaching in Thailand.  Louie’s passion for teaching has ensured and ever increasing knowledge and desire to keep abreast of current pedagogy. He completed a graduate teaching program, a Masters of Education in Bilingual Education, several PYP training sessions and multiple education certificates.

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