Delivering Exceptional Education


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Fostering Partnerships

Our approach to leadership and board governance is one that fosters a partnership between the Board and school administrators. Adopting this approach ensures our goals are closely aligned so that, together, we are equipping the students of AISG with all the opportunities needed to reach their fullest potential.


Statement of Community

The American International School of Guangzhou (AISG) is a not for profit educational institution. We are a diverse, private, co-educational day school offering an international curriculum, guided by American educational values and principles. The school is characterized by excellence, compassion, and a guaranteed and viable curriculum for all students, from the rigors of its academics to competitive athletic, activity, and artistic programs. AISG endeavors to achieve the highest quality reputation in both its school operations and global education community standing so its future-ready students are nurtured to aspire and contribute to the world they will inherit.


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Leadership at the American International School of Guangzhou has oversight for all aspects of the school’s learning and operations.


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Dr. Bernadette Carmody

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Russell Cooke
Director of Finance and Operations

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Kerry Timmerman
High School Principal

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Rick Bunnell
Middle School Principal

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Will Tragert
Middle School / High School Assistant Principal

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Tatiana Lopukhin
Elementary School Principal

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Duncan FitzGerald
Elementary School Assistant Principal

Simone Leischke
Director of Curriculum and Learning, PYP Coordinator

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Ruth Herrin
Director of Curriculum and Learning

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Bob Bauer
Director of Innovation and Technology

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Zoe Timms
Director of Advancement and Communications

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Phil Walz
Director of Admissions

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Shirley Chan
Director of Human Resources


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