Andrew VanderMeulen

Head of School

Andrew began his career in education at the turn of the millennium in small town Ontario, Canada. After three years of experience teaching History, Mathematics, and Law, the call of overseas teaching proved irresistible, and ever since 2017 he’s delighted to call Zhuhai home.

Previous to joining ZIS, Andrew and his wife Mirjam found themselves in wonderful schools in Yemen, the Bahamas, Tanzania, and most recently in Shanghai, China. Along the way their family grew?and together they learn about what it means to be global citizens.

Andrew holds an MA in Education with a focus on Educational Leadership and Management from the University of Bath and a BA from Queen’s University in History and Religious Studies. He is certified as a Principal by the Ontario College of Teachers and is a member of the Ontario Principals’ Council.

When not on campus, Andrew can most likely be found on the running track or the football pitch. Breaking away from civilisation from time to time, he likes to find secluded campsites and wooded trails to share with family and friends.



Jessy Yin

Chinese Principal

BIO coming soon…



Danielle Tucker

Head of Secondary

I originally hail from the United States where I studied English and Secondary Education (BA.Ed, University of Michigan) and Curriculum and Instruction (MA.Ed- Arizona State University). For fourteen years, I taught at the high school level in Phoenix, Arizona (Common Core Curriculum). Zhuhai is my first international experience– teaching MYP English Language and Literature and DP English B. This year, I am excited to take on the Head of Secondary role. Outside of school, I enjoy reading and traveling.




Head of?Early Years and Primary

I am from Essex in the UK. I have recently completed my Master’s Degree in International Education with the University of Sunderland. I also completed my PGCE with the same university. I have taught in International Schools for the past five years working in IB schools in South America and Asia. In my previous school, I was the PYP Coordinator and was a part of the leadership team that got that school authorised as an IB World School. I am currently the Year 6 teacher at ZIS and I am excited to work with our ZIS students through their exhibition journey. Outside of school, I am a musician, playing double bass and bass guitar (my undergrate degree being a music degree). I really enjoy reading and I also enjoy going to the gym/running.