Founder & Principal
Patrick founded his first successful preschool at age 21 & brought his expertise to Shanghai as Founder & Principal, The Child Academy, 2007.
Senior Vice Principal
Tim brings 20+ yrs management experience from several Fortune 100 companies & served as Country Director for 2 top education brands in China.
Director, Community Relations
Emile has been in China since the late 90’s working in numerous management and investment positions within the pharmaceuticals, real estate and hi-tech industries. Emile is the Director of Community Relations for The Child Academy
Andrew has 6+ years educational leadership in China holding a Master’s in Education & certifications in CELTA, ESTEM, PD, & Columbia TEFL
Jinqiao Campus Director
Eileen has Master’s Degree, 8+ yrs teaching & leadership & CELTA, Postive Discipline certifications. Recipient of Outstanding Scholar Award
German Centre Campus Director
Andy has 11+ yrs management, education leadership & 7 yrs teaching exp in China. Andy holds certifications in Positive Discipline, TESOL Advanced, and Columbia TEFL
Local Academic Director
Mimi has 7+ years teaching with TCA & 3 yrs as Head Teacher for Gymboree. Mimi holds Bachelor’s & Master’s Degrees in Early Education
Hongfeng Campus Director
Lara has 9+ yrs teaching & holds dual certifications in NYS Childhood Inclusive Education & Students with Disabilities & Positve Discipline
Mommybow Founder & Director
Melissa created Mommybow Baby Classes in 2012. She’s been working in Germany & China with degrees in Int.Marketing Communications & Certifications in Bäderland Hamburg Baby & Child Aquatic, Montessori Preschool Teaching, IFPA, IAIM & DTP.
Training & Development Manager
James has 9+ yrs teaching with TCA as Head Teacher & holding a Master’s Degree in Education & certifications in TESOL & Positive Discipline
Jinqiao Parent Relations Manager
German Centre Parent Relations Manager