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Senior management, employment and financial matters are handled by the General Manager and Supervisor of the School. The Supervisor has ultimate decision-making powers over all school matters.
The day-to-day running of the school including coordination of class curriculums and after-school clubs is handled by the Vice-Principal and Principal.
All educational matters within the classroom including class curriculums are handled by the class teacher.

Mr. James Lambert

School Principal

James Lambert is a British citizen, born in Liverpool. He gained a Masters in Science before moving into education. He has worked at L.I.S. since 2001 as an upper primary teacher. He was appointed Vice-Principal in 2012, and the Principal of L.I.S. in July 2020.

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Ms. Karen Sargent

Reception Class (English Teacher)

Karen Sargent is an American Citizen, born in Maryland. She gained her degree in Communications before moving to Hong Kong. She received her Post-Graduate Degree in Education with a focus on Early Childhood from the University of Hong Kong. Karen has been teaching young learners at international schools in Hong Kong for the past 8 years. She joined LIS in August 2020.

Mr. Teddy Sun

Reception class (Mandarin Teacher)

Teddy Sun is a graduate of Master of Arts in Traching Chinese as an International Language, holds the certification of Putonghua Proficiency Test(by Ministry of Education of the PRC) and LPAT(by HKEAA and EDB).He has been teaching Chinese in Hong kong for the past 8 years.

Ms. Anna Yu

P1A - Teacher

Anna YU is a British Citizen.She holds a PGCE from the University of Sunderland (UK) as well as a degree in Bsc Surveying from Birmingham University, UK. Anna is also a keen musician who obtained a merit in her ABRSM Grade 8 violin.

Mrs. Suzy Lambert

P1B - Teacher (Lower Primary Vice-Principal)

Suzanne Lambert is a British citizen. She graduated in 2000 from Didsbury School of Education with a PGCE. She joined LIS in 2002.

Mrs. Debjani Dey

P2A - Teacher


Debjani Dey has joined L.I.S. in October and her educational background comprises Master degree in Science and Education. She has an overall 9 year experience in teaching Primary and Secondary students. She strongly believes that a good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination and instill a love of learning. Looking forward to create opportunities for students to find success in coming years.

Mr. Marc Doucette

P2B - Teacher

Marc Doucette is a Canadian citizen. He holds a Ba of Arts (Major in Sociology from the Ontario University (Ottawa) as well as Teacher Certification in Elementary Education from the College of New Jersey (USA). He was a teacher in Seoul (South Korea) from 2003 to 2009, then moved to Hong Kong as a NET teacher.

Ms. Rebecca Burnell

P3A - Teacher

Rebecca Burnel is a British citizen who has a PGCE from Sunderland University and a BA (Hons) in English Language and Literature from Liverpool University. She has been teaching in Hong Kong for 8 years and is excited to join the L.I.S community.

Ms. Claudia Wong

P3B - Teacher

Ms. Claudia Wong has joined the L.I.S. family since 2016. She grew up in Vancouver, Canada and graduated from Simon Fraser University with a BBA in Human Resource Management and International Business. She has obtained her PGCE at the University of Sunderland.

Mrs. Tara Hemsted

P4A - Teacher

Tara Hemsted is a British and a Canadian citizen. She holds a Bsc in Biology and a PGCE (Early Years focus) from Oxford Brookes University. She was a teacher in international primary schools in Hong Kong from 1998 until 2004 when she left to live in Canada. In Toronto she was Director of Education for a Sylvan Learning centre. She returned with her family to Hong Kong in 2012 and has been the Head of Primary and class teacher for a local international school for the past two years.

Mr. Michael Evans

P4B - Teacher

Michael Evans is a United States citizen. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Psychology from New York University, as well as a Teacher Certification in Elementary Education from the University of West Florida. He has been teaching internationally since 2010, first in South Korea and after in China. He moved to Hong Kong in 2020.

Mr. Kevin Tam

P5A - Teacher

Mrs. Josephine Williamson

P5B - Teacher

Josephine Williamson moved to Hong Kong with her family from Scotland in 2004, having obtained a BA in Social Sciences (Hons in Psychology) and worked across the UK before spending two years working in Nepal. She obtained a Master of Education (Primary Teaching) from Charles Sturt University (Australia) in 2011 and has taught in Reception, Primary 3 and as an Educational Support Specialist at LIS.

Mr. Nigel Pearson

P6A - Teacher

Nigel Pearson joins the L.I.S. community bringing much experience teaching in Hong Kong and elsewhere. Born and educated in New Zealand, he holds an M.A. in Applied Linguistics, and a B.A. in English Literature. Through his teaching he especially enjoys fostering creativity and self-expression.

Mrs. Ruby Bhatia

P6B - Teacher (Upper Primary Vice-Principal)

Ruby Bhatia has a Bachelor of Engineering from MNIT Jaipur, India as well as a PGCE from the University of Hong Kong. She began her teaching career at LIS in 2006 and is now the Vice-Principal of Upper Campus where she will also be in charge of assessments and testing. Ruby has taught several primary classes over the years and thoroughly enjoys the different experience each one brings.

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L.I.S. Additional Staff

Ms. Monique Chiasson

Music teacher

Monique Chiasson moved to Hong Kong in 1999 from eastern Canada where she taught piano and violin for several years. She received her degree in music from Mount Allison University and the following year, followed that with a degree in education from Queen’s University, both in Canada. She also went on to study viola more intensely in London with violinist and professor at Trinity College of Music, Nicholas Roth. Her teaching experience includes pre-nursery to secondary school. 

Ms. Mavis Choi

Mandarin teacher (Lower Primary)

Mavis Choi is a Hong Kong citizen with a Master of Arts in Languages from a US University.

Ms. Jeanny Tse

Mandarin teacher (Upper Primary)

Jeanny Tse holds a BEd from HKCAAVQ. She is also a graduate of the College of Foreign Languages Fujian Normal University (Fujian Province, China).

Mr. Christopher Luke

Special Educational Support Teacher

Christoper Luke is a British citizen who grew up in Hong Kong. He holds a PGCE from the University of Sunderland as well as a BA (Dual cons) in History and Philosophy from Keele University. He enjoys trekking and formerly worked as an outdoor educator on Lantau Island. During his free time he likes to practice Muay Thai and read about world history.

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Assistant Teacher

Ms. Giuliana Lee

P1A Assistant Teacher
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