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With a diverse mix of teaching, administrative and curriculum experience, we are excited to partner with you on a day-to-day basis to bring exciting opportunities and programs to students and faculty


Markus Tillmanns

Director of Curriculum and Teacher Training

​Before joining our team:

  • Social Studies Teacher: 10+ years in Korea, China and the United States

  • Department Chair and Civics Coordinator: Democracy Prep Harlem High School, NYC

  • Dean of Student Living: St. Paul American School, Shanghai

  • Certified Teacher: Iowa, Minnesota, New York

  • Wartburg College Graduate: Bachelors in Education, World History and U.S. History


James Green, M.E.

Director of Academic Standards

​Before joining our team:

  • ELA Teacher: 6+ years in Korea

  • Academic Director: Beyond Dream Scholars, Chungju

  • Head Teacher and Administrator: BC Collegiate, Seoul

  • Certified Teacher: Washington D.C.

  • Central Washington University Graduate: Masters in Education

  • Gonzaga University Graduate: Bachelors in Science


Chase Vaughn, M.S.E

Director of Operations

​Before joining our team:

  • Teaching: 12+ years, 6 years in China

  • Academic Superintendent & Student and Host Family Advisor: USA

  • Principal: St. Paul American School, Beijing

  • Dean of Students, Professional Development, & School Improvement Coordinator: St. Paul American School, Beijing

  • Certified Teacher: New York

  • Canisius CollegeAdv. Cert. Educational Leadership, SUNY Cortland Graduate: Masters in Exercise Science


Helen Gu, M.A.

Preschool Curriculum Specialist

​Before joining our team:

  • Early Childhood Teacher: 20+ years in Korea

  • Director: St. Paul American School, Gwanggyo

  • Academic Representative: St. Paul Kinder and St. Paul Junior schools

  • Ajou University Graduate: Masters in Sociology

  • Ryerson University Graduate: Early Childhood Education


Our lead team brings a level of career experience and the connections that few other international consulting teams can match. Each has owned, built and established successful schools across the United States, Korea and China.  


David Flannery, Ph.D.

Honorary Chairman

​Before leading our team:

  • Associate Superintendent: Nacel International School System

  • Founding Principal: St. Paul American School, Beijing

  • Superintendent: Elk River Area Schools, Minnesota

  • Interim Director: Perpich Center for Arts Education, Minnesota State Agency

  • Teaching and Administrative Experience: 40+ years in the United States and China


James Walker, M.E.

Director of STEM Program

​Before leading our team:

  • STEM Director: St. Paul Preparatory, Minnesota

  • Founding Principal: St. Paul American School, Shanghai

  • Mathematics Teacher: 20+ years in the United States and China

  • Certified Teacher: Minnesota, Ohio

  • Math Coach: Head coach of MN state math leading students to state records and a top 3 finish in MIT/Harvard Math Tournaments

  • St. Thomas Graduate: Masters in Education

  • MIT Graduate: Bachelors in Mathematics


Luke Lee, MBA

Director of Administration

​Before leading our team:

  • Director of Asian Operations: Nacel Open Door and St. Paul American School System

  • Director of Administration: Shepherd International Education, Seoul

  • Acclaimed Educational Author: #1 Best Seller on Educational Curriculum in Korea

  • A.I. Accreditation Committee Visiting Member

  • Syracuse University Graduate: Masters in Business

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