Green Ivy International School of Silicon Valley


Deron Marvin, Head of School, Silicon Valley

Deron Marvin began his tenure as the Co-Head in 2021. Mr. Marvin holds a B.A. in Liberal Studies/History from San Francisco State University, an M.A. in Sociology and Education from Columbia University Teachers College, and an M.A. in Educational Leadership from Michigan State University. In 2021, Mr. Marvin was awarded a Klingenstein Fellowship at Columbia University Teachers College. Mr. Marvin's educational career spans more than 20 years across US independent schools and international schools. Most recently, Mr. Marvin was the Head of School at Xiamen International School in Xiamen, China. He, and his wife, Laurie Ransom have one daughter who is a senior and is attending a boarding school in Connecticut.

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Lucy Yan 闫潞霞, Primary Years Program (PYP) Coordinator

Lucy Yan has joined Shu Ren with more than 23 years of academic and administrative experience in various IB and other international schools. She has gathered valuable experience as Head of School, Academic Principal, Curriculum Director, and IB Chair of Multi-Program and Synchronized Evaluation Visits. She believes in the core of the PYP, which is to cultivate students' initiative (Agency), allowing students to have their own voice, choice, and leadership. She has designed and run various events and activities to kickstart student agencies. Students participated in the design and organization of these activities under the guidance of teachers, which allowed for rich, open-minded, and multicultural understanding experiences for all those involved and which also cultivated students' initiative to lead their learning and to become creative, collaborative, and life-long learners.

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