Faculty and staff

Administration

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Deron Marvin, Head of School for Kindergarten-Grade 5

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 junior and is attending a boarding school in Connecticut.

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Yi Que (阙宜), Head of School for Pre-K

Yi Que has been working at Shu Ren since 2012. Yi Que believes that young children are naturally curious, creative, and capable. They have the ability to question and pursue their own learning and research. This firm belief has carried Yi Que through bachelor’s degrees in Early Childhood Education at Shanghai East China Normal University, and a Post Graduate Certificate of Education at the University of Sunderland. Her academic background has been enriched by 30 years of Early Childhood Education experience and 25 years of work experience in bilingual and international schools. After years of leading Early Childhood Education program in Shanghai and the US, Yi Que gains an in-depth insight on whole child development in an inquiry-based learning environment.

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Michelle Peng (彭明瑄), Admissions and Marketing Director

Michelle started her career in Management Information Systems. She was in the corporate world leading cross functional technical programs and projects for fortune 500 companies. Growing up in Taiwan and the States, she attributed her success to wonderful teachers and mentors. They shaped her into a resourceful, determined, and level-headed global thinker that gets things accomplished no matter what obstacles stand in the way. It’s always been a dream of hers to serve as a catalyst to help educators ignite greatness in others. The silver lining in this pandemic is that her dream came true, Michelle joined Shu Ren International School in August of 2020. In her spare time, Michelle enjoys traveling and spending quality time in the backyard over wine and boba tea with family and friends!

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Jill (Yunju) Bao (保蕴钜), Administrative Officer

Jill joined Shu Ren International School in 2017. She was born in China and moved to the United States in 2010. She earned both her Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications. From 2014 to 2017, Jill worked as a logistics specialist for AMZ Intl. Before moving to the U.S., Jill was a patent examiner at the State Intellectual Property Office of China. She has enjoyed living and working in both China and the U.S. Jill has a son and a daughter. She loves kids and enjoys spending time with them. After work, she loves cooking, reading, and watching movies.

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Caitlyn Wong, Administrative Officer

Caitlyn was born and raised in the Bay Area. She went to study at Santa Barbara City College for two years and then transferred to San Francisco State University. She received her B.A. from San Francisco State in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing. Throughout her life she always worked with children. She taught swim lessons from ages 2-14 and she worked for a nanny company when she was going to college in Santa Barbara. She finally realized her passion is to work with children and now she is studying to become a preschool teacher. Later on in the future she hopes to volunteer abroad as a teacher. Before joining Shu Ren International School, she worked at another international school which gave her the opportunity to gain experience working in the office as well as with the students. After work she loves to be outdoors, socialize with her friends and family, and travel.

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