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 senior 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. Michelle joined Shu Ren International School in August of 2020. In her spare time, Michelle enjoys traveling and spending quality time with family and friends.

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Karen Leung 梁嘉恩, Marketing and Events Coordinator

Karen was born in the Bay Area and raised in Hong Kong. She attended an IB international school in Hong Kong from Grade 2 to Grade 7 before moving to Cupertino, California to continue High School. She went to El Camino Community College in Southern California for two years before transferring to University of California, Berkeley, where she double majored in English and Media Studies. After receiving her B.A. in the Winter of 2020, she interned and worked at a few start-up companies both abroad in Hong Kong and in the Bay Area before joining Shu Ren International School. Outside of work Karen loves to travel, cook, spend time with family and friends, and listen to music. 

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Caitlyn Wong 黄美玲, 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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