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Tsinglan School is very honored to invite the following distinguished educators, entrepreneurs, statesmen, and social activists on board as our academic advisers. In the process of constantly improving ourselves and internationalization, we sincerely thank these consultants for giving advice to and supporting the development of the Tsinglan School. We also thank people from all walks of life who devote their efforts to our school since it was established. Much appreciated for your continuous support as always! 


Larry Tash, the Founding Academic Principal of Tsinglan School, was born and raised in Los Angeles, California and graduated from University of California, Los Angeles and California State University, Northrigde. He worked as a school administrator, principal, and supervisor of principals in the Los Angeles Unified School District after graduation and took the role of principal and director at Walter Reed Middle School for 11 years.  Currently he worked as an educational consultant in the Los Angeles area. He loves his career as an educator and has always been very serious about doing what is best for children in whatever educational setting he has worked in.  He believes that building positive relationships with the school educational staff, the parents, and the students is the only way for a school to become a successful learning environment.  These relationships have been critical to his own success and happiness in the positions that he has held. 


       Song Tao is a former member of the China national basketball team. He is the founder of Dongguan Songshan Lake Charity Federation (SSLCF). He is currently the consultant of the Dongguan municipal government, the president of the Dongguan Biotech Industry Association and the chairman of Dongguan Biotech Industry Development Co., Ltd. Song Tao entered the national team and won many gold medals such as the Asian Games at the age of 18. In 1988, he was the standard-bearer of the Chinese delegation in the Seoul Olympic Games. When he was selected by the Atlanta Hawks in the 1987 NBA draft, he became the first Chinese to sign a contract with NBA. After being hurt by accidental injuries, Song Tao went to Taiwan to play games and work for nearly ten years. Later he returned to Suzhou to serve in the largest foreign-invested and world-renowned integrated circuit company as an executive. In 2009, he was invited by the then officials of Guangdong province to come to Dongguan to help with the development and investment of Taiwan high-tech Industrial park in the year of 2009. He has introduced more than 400 Taiwan-funded and biotechnology enterprises and platform organizations. After he finished his basketball career, Song Tao, who was good at learning from childhood, grasped the opportunity to become a successful businessman. He has been engaged in public welfare activities for a long time. He was chosen as a "good man in China" in 2018. In his spare time, he has spared no effort to promote the progress of basketball. He now serves as vice president of the Guangdong Basketball Association.


Annie S.C. Wu

Honorary Doctor of Laws


Standing Committee Member

The National Committee of Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference

Honorary Chairman

Beijing Air Catering Co., Ltd

Lifetime Honorary Board Member

World Trade Centers Association

Supervisor / Chairman of School Management Committee

Chinese Foundation Secondary School

Honorary Advisor

UNESCO Hong Kong Association


Dr. Annie Wu is a pioneer figure in the air catering business. In 1980, she founded China’s first joint venture: Beijing Air Catering Co., Ltd., with the license number “001”. She currently serves as vice chair or board member in over twenty air catering and food companies in Mainland China and Hong Kong. She was awarded as one of “Ten Outstanding Youths” in 1978, and the “Hong Kong Young Entrepreneur Award” in 1990.

Dr. Wu has made tremendous contributions to society, especially in the fields of women’s affairs, education, and youth development. She is committed to encouraging young people to learn Chinese history and culture and has organized hundreds of cultural exchanges between Mainland China and Hong Kong. She has sent tens of thousands of Hong Kong youths to Mainland China to connect to their Chinese roots. Dr. Wu joined the Hong Kong Pei Hua Education Foundation in 1982. She is one of the founders of the Hong Kong Federation of Women. She is also president of the Chinese History and Culture Enhancement Fund and the Soong Ching Ling Children’s Foundation of Hong Kong.

Between 2000 and 2007, Dr. Wu served on the boards of Hong Kong Vocational Training Council, the Chinese Culinary Institute, and many others. 

Dr. Wu has also served multiple terms as the Standing Committee Member of the National Committee of Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference. She holds several other public offices too. In 1997, Dr. Wu was appointed as a Justice of the Peace. In 1999, she was awarded the Silver Bauhinia Star from the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region for her long-term outstanding leadership in public affairs and voluntary work.



        Dominic Randolph

Head of School 

Riverdale Country School


Dominic A.A. Randolph is Riverdale's sixth Head of School and a leader in the international character education movement. Randolph is a co-founder of the nonprofit educational research organization, Character Lab, along with Dave Levin, founder of the KIPP charter schools, and Angela Duckworth, a psychologist at the University of Pennsylvania and author of the best-selling book, Grit. Randolph is a steering committee member of the International Positive Education Network, and a board member of the Mastery Transcript Consortium. Randolph is a member of the leadership team of nXU, an out-of-school program that helps highly promising NYC high school students explore, identify, and pursue their life purpose. 

Known as an innovator, Randolph is the founder of Plussed+, a learning experience design studio based at Riverdale. Working with IDEO’s Design for Learning Studio, Plussed+ developed The Teachers Guild, a platform for creating and sharing new teaching strategies. Also with IDEO, Randolph collaborated on the Design-Thinking Toolkit for Educators, and The Purpose Project, a digital platform in beta testing designed to help students use design-thinking methods to prototype their purpose. 

    Randolph has been featured in World Class: Tackling the 10 Greatest Challenges in Schools Today edited by David James and Ian Warwick, How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character by Paul Tough and Most Likely to Succeed: Preparing Our Kids For The Innovation Era by Tony Wagner and Ted Dintersmith.


Mitzi Leung

BSocSc(Hons) (HKU), MEc(MacquarieU), DipEd (CUHK), FCIS, FCS, FTIHK, CMILT

Vice President 

UNESCO Hong Kong Association 

Former Principal

Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (Morrison Hill and Tuen Mun) 

Mrs. Mitzi Leung is an experienced professional educator who contributed to the development of vocational and professional education and training (VPET) in Hong Kong. She is a first mover and believer in business-education partnerships in developing education and training platforms for stakeholders. After sixteen years with the Hong Kong Polytechnic (now Hong Kong Polytechnic University), Mrs. Leung joined the Planning Team of the Vocational Training Council Hong Kong Technical College which later became the Institute of Vocational Education (IVE). She was the IVE Academic Leader of the Business Discipline, the Principal of the Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education at the Morrison Hill (2002-06) and Tuen Mun (2006-08) campuses.  

 Mrs. Leung initiated innovative teaching and educational projects and practices supporting learning and development. They included the setup of the Hong Kong Network of Practice Firms and the HK Centre for Transport & Logistics to support training for emerging needs for industries and the community. She supported the development of Hong Kong professional bodies including the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators in Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries, and the Taxation Institute of Hong Kong. She served as directors, advisers and council members of various public and professional bodies.   

 Mrs. Leung is actively involved since 2008 in the establishment and development of the UNESCO Hong Kong Association, an NGO and charitable organization.  She initiated the Education for Sustainable Development Learning Program in 2009 and the Peace project in 2012. In 2013, Mrs. Leung was recognized and awarded the China ESD (Education for Sustainable Development) Project “Pioneer Award" by UNESCO China National Commission.

Mrs. Leung is currently the Vice President of the UNESCO Hong Kong Association (UNESCO HK), the Co-Chairman of the UNESCO HK Peace Project Committee (2016-now), and Co-Founder of the Centre for Peace and Glocal Development (2017-now). Mrs. Leung is also the Vice President of the Rotary Club of Hong Kong, Director of the Association of China Trend Studies (Hong Kong), Founding Member of the HK Professional and Senior Executive Association, and serves on the Wofoo Social and Community Network Steering Committee of the Wofoo Social Enterprise.


Kevin Mattingly Ph.D.


Teachers College, Columbia University

Director of Co-Curriculum

Riverdale Country School


Professor Mattingly has been a science teacher, administrator, coach and dorm head for 35 years in day and boarding schools. Most recently he was dean of faculty and then director of teaching, learning & educational partnerships at the Lawrenceville School in New Jersey. Over the years he has helped start a school (Milton Academy's Mountain School), been a consultant to systemic school reform initiatives and worked with over thirty schools on curriculum design, teaching strategies and professional development programs. He has been involved with a variety of summer academic programs for students including the New Jersey Scholars, Vermont Governor's Institute on Science and Technology, Hotchkiss Summer Portals and a number of summer enrichment programs for public school students from New York City, Philadelphia and Trenton.  He also has a background in experiential education and has led students and faculty on trips around the world. Professor Mattingly was a lead teacher in the Klingenstein Center’s Summer Institute for 17 years and has taught in their year-long and summer master’s leadership programs for the past ten years. He holds a Ph.D. in zoology and a B.A. in biological sciences from Indiana University.


Michael Ulku-Steiner

Head of School

Durham Academy


Michael Ulku-Steiner graduated Phi Beta Kappa as a Morehead Scholar from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, earned his M.A in Liberal Studies from Duke University in 1997, and another M.A. in Educational Administration at Columbia University in 1998. 

 Michael’s educational career is closely connected to two prestigious independent schools: Durham Academy (DA) in North Carolina, U.S.A, and The American School in Switzerland (TASIS). He served for eight years as teacher, coach, advisor and interim Director of Studies at DA 1992-2000. In 2000-2003, Michael served as Dean of Students at TASIS. In 2003-2008, he returned to DA for five years as Upper School Director. In 2008-2013, Michael was appointed Head of School at TASIS. Finally, he returned to DA in 2013 to be Head of School. He has served as an exemplary and inspirational leader and mentor. 

For nearly three decades, one burning question has animated his work: "What kinds of communities and experiences best allow young people to grow into their most capable, compassionate, and courageous selves?" Says Michael, "It's a privilege to work, play and learn in a school where that question remains always at the core."

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Dr. Johannes Strobel graduated from the University of Missouri. He is currently a professor at the University of Missouri and the head of the I.C.E lab who is committed to STEM education research. He is good at transferring research to practical academic promotion. In addition, he also studies K-12 education system from a humanistic perspective to turn it into a more empathetic and caring discipline. He was awarded the Annual Scientific Educationist Award of Saint Louis Academy and Excellence Award of STEM of the International Educational Technology Association (ISTE).

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Dr.Scott obtained his master's degree and a doctorate degree in Counseling and Counseling Psychology respectively from Harvard Graduate School of Education. He also holds bachelor's degrees in international politics and Spanish at Harvard University. He was appointed by Governor William Weir as a member of the Massachusetts Educational Committee and a clinical psychologist in Massachusetts. He has rich experience in working in Massachusetts General Hospital, Judge Baker Children's Center and Wooster School. Dr.Scott, a teacher and psychology lecturer at Harvard Medical School, has developed an organization consulting practice with Fortune 500 companies, including tools and resources of BayBanks, Nynex, BlueCross Blue Shield to assist the school district in leadership development and strategic planning.



Dr. Ge Weikun graduated from Peking University and the University of Manchester and received his doctorate degree from the University of Manchester. He majored in semiconductor physics and spintronics. He served as the Deputy Director of the Semiconductor Research Institute of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Deputy Director of the Condensed Matter Physics Center of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. He also served as Associate Professor of Dartmouth College, Professor of the Hong Kong University of Science Technology, Professor of Zhongshan University, and Professor of Tsinghua University. He has 25 years of experience in teaching and research abroad. He is currently a consultant of the scientific research project of Peking University, professor of Tsinghua University, and emeritus professor of HKUST. 



Professor Wang Lixin graduated from the Philosophy Department of Shandong University. He used to be teaching in the Department of Social Sciences of Xiangtan University and Philosophy and History and Culture Department of Northeast Forestry University. Now he is a professor at Shenzhen University. In the past 30 years, he has worked hard in the field of Chinese culture. He is currently a visiting professor at the Institute of Humanities and Social Studies of National Taiwan University, an adjunct professor at Shandong University, an adjunct professor at Wuhan University, and an academic consultant at Peking University.



Lu Yushun is currently the executive vice president and doctoral tutor of the Chinese Academy of Art. He is the vice president of Harbin Normal University, a member of the CPPCC National Committee, director of China Artists Association, deputy director of the Chinese Painting and Art Commission, vice president of the Chinese Painting Society. From the late 1980s to present, he has not only conducted pioneering work in the landscape painting field in the northeast of but has gradually created a series of "quiet and eight wilds" series and gradually moved from northeast to the whole country and the world, successively creating a series of "Tang Poetry" series and "sketching abroad" series. He expands the artistic conception and language of Chinese landscape painting. In particular, he widened the link between Lao Zi and Zhuang Zi's philosophy and landscape spirit and formed his own distinctive artistic style. 


Prof. Wang Lixin graduated from East China Normal University. He was once the fifth president of the Xia Yu Poetry Society of Hunan. Now he is a marketing teacher at the school of economics and management of Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications. He published poems in magazines such as "Flower City" and "Hunan literature". He used to win the  College Student's Poetry Award of Shanghai TV station by "standing on the high ground of the soul". Wang Lixin prefers to be called "Xia Yu poet Wang Lixin". In.1985, he was also a student in the Department of political education at East China Normal University. 


Yan Zi is a consultant at the TSTA Qing Lan Tennis Academy. She is an outstanding female tennis player who won the bronze medal of the 2008 Olympic Games, the 2006 and 2010 Asian Games gold medals, and the Australian Open and Wimbledon Tennis Championships. Yan Zi and Zheng Jie became the first Chinese team to win the Grand Slam Women's Doubles Championship. She was also in the first Chinese women's doubles team that made the year-end finals. She has won 17 WTA championships in her career.

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Wang Shi is the assistant dean of Tsinghua University High School, director of the center for advanced studies. (former Vice-Chancellor of the Kevin school in Haidian, Beijing). He serves as the adviser of the College Board Global Advisory Committee of the United States. The winner of the USA outstanding contribution award of WLSA. He was the founding director of BHSF international campus and director of the overseas study guidance office. He is a member of the US NACAC (National Association for College Admission Counseling ) and International ACAC. He is the first overseas secretary-general of Beijing Overseas Study Guidance Association, BACC's first secretary-general, and China ICAC executive committee member. He successfully guided a large number of students to get into Harvard, Yale, MIT, and many other top universities in the world. He is widely recognized by many officials of famous universities such as the president of Northwestern University, President of Rice University, Dean of Michigan, and director of Harvard University. He used to be evaluated as "the best learning guide in Chinese public secondary schools" and "China's advanced learning guidance forerunner". He has also published many articles on China's international education in the Chinese version of the New York Times.


       Wei Wang is the academic advisor of Tsinglan School. He got his Bachelor's and Master's degree from Tsinghua University, another Master's degree from the University of Northern Colorado with a major in Education Technology, and a Ph.D. from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University with major in Math & Course. His doctoral thesis topic is The Impact of Volitional Feedback on Students’Self-Efficacy and Satisfaction: in a Blended Learning Context. After he returned to China, he worked as Tsinghua university and Shengyan Teachers College. Currently he is the professor of Shenyang Teachers College.


Yang Yufen is a psychological specialist of Huawei. She is a family education coach, Ph.D., senior engineer. Now she is a core expert member of the mother education seminar, mother education forum and seminar teacher, and Tsinglan School parent adviser. She was awarded the best courseware award of the fifth "good lecturer" in 2017 in China. She has passed the first, second, third stage training of mental coach leadership and won the Personal Growth Award of the Yuan De education platform from 2016 to 2017. In 2019 she won the title of "the most beautiful family in Haidian" in Beijing. She is also the expert of the Hebei Psychological Counseling Center. 


Chen Yitong (Vanessa Chen) is a positive teaching lecturer. She graduated from Lincoln University in New Zealand. She is a candidate teacher of the American Correctional Association. She is a senior teacher in the learner in the United States. She is a learner and practitioner of Adler's individual psychology and Nonviolent Communication.


 Susan Midlarsky brings two decades of educational experience from pre-kindergarten through high school as a teacher, tutor, camp director, and consultant. She also offers her expertise in science and technology to her STEM-integrated activities. In addition to providing professional development to teachers in schools in the New York City area, the US Virgin Islands, the US, and China. Susan has worked with faculty and administration in schools independently and through other companies. Susan has also co-written several respected curricula, including Eureka Math. 

 Susan helps schools make those standards practical, hands-on, and achievable. Her expertise in teaching learners at different grade levels allows her to help teachers reach all their learners. Her deep knowledge of math curricula and conceptual progression helps schools implement their math programs successfully and with measurable improvements. Susan also provides school-based support by demonstrating lessons, side-by-side coaching, and providing professional development sessions for K-10 teachers.


Chen Chi (Alice Chen) is a master of management and master of education. She is an American Montessori Association certified teacher and psychological counselor. She used to get PET course training, Nordic forest education training. She is the former director of PHMTEC and AMS Training Center (AMS). Chen Chi has in-depth research and rich experience in Montessori Early Childhood Education. She used to provide teachers’ training and campus counseling for many Montessori International kindergartens to help with the creation of the teaching environment, teaching management, dissemination of parents' and community education ideas.


Wang Zhengming is a former Chinese badminton team member and the world champion of men's singles. Wang Zhengming was selected in the Chinese badminton team in 2006. He won the first world championship title in the India Badminton World Youth Championships in 2008 and the three consecutive championships in men's singles in the 2007-2009 National Youth Championships. He won the runner up for the men's singles in the Asian badminton tournament in 2010. In 2012, he won the Singapore men's singles second prize in the badminton open. In 2013, he won the men's singles championship in the Swiss Badminton Open. In 2013, he won the French men's singles runner up in the French Open Badminton Championships and won the men's singles champion of the Chinese masters in two times in 2013 and 2015.



      James Tierney is the professor and director of the language center of Yale University who leads the English language teaching project. He teaches courses offered for postgraduate, postdoctoral and subject professors jointly designed with architecture, law, art and business schools to solve academic writing problems.

    He graduated from the Philosophy Department of University of Michigan, and then studied Ph.D. courses in linguistics and philosophy from University of Washington. He then voluntarily gave up his Ph.D. degree and was employed as the professor of linguistics at Chicago Art Institute for 5 years. After that, he was employed in the University of Chicago as language professor (10 years) and was employed in the director of Yale University language center from.2010. He has an extremely good command of English and French and can read Latin.James is very fond of Tsinglan School, hoping to help students to improve their language and philosophical-thinking ability.


Ma Jiuyue, art educational advisor of Tsinglan School. At the age of 6, Ma Jiuyue began to learn piano, violin, Liuqin, erhu and other Musical Instruments. When he was 13, he was admitted to China Conservatory of Music, majoring in erhu. After graduation, he worked in the Central Chinese Orchestra. In 1990, he went to the Central Conservatory of Music to study choral conductor. Now he is a composer of China National Orchestra, one of the founders of China New Folk Music, music director of Sichuan Symphony Orchestra "Tianzi Chinese Orchestra", and senior teaching consultant of Beijing Beibei Modern Music School of rhythm.

He has successfully started the "Independent Battle" band, "Horizon" band as the lead singer and keyboard player, and served as the "Beijing Dazang Culture and Art Co., Ltd." music producer. The album "Listen to China · Moon Dance", adapted a number of Chinese traditional folk music, making the audience feel the charm of new folk music. Ma jiuyue once said: "new folk music, in fact, is transboundary music, and is based on the traditional music innovation and integration." Album "listen to China · spirit" , unplugged, made by many top national music players.  Some of the works in this disc have been toured around the world many times. Ma Jiuyue is unique in the fields of world music, and was appraised by Mr. Jeff. Rona, one of the judges of the Grammy Award, as a genius of composing music in the world.

Once again, we like to thank these advisers who are willing to make suggestions for the development of the school. We look forward to continuing in-depth exchanges and cooperation with them and drawing up more wisdom from their professionalism and experience. In doing so, we’ll contribute more to our beloved community of Tsinglan School and the human community we live together.

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