CONSULTING TEAM

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

LEAD TEAM

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.  

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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

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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

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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