Our Team

Faculty Team

Wahaha Bilingual School’s strong and experienced teaching team is the cornerstone of our program. WBS shares our large, purpose-built, state-of-the-art facilities with Wahaha International School, allowing us an exciting synergy and sharing of educational resources.

  • Ms. Dido Li, Vice Principal of WBS Elementary School

    Ms. Dido Li graduated from Eastern China Normal University where she majored in Chinese Language and Literature. She has more than 20 years teaching and educational management experience in public, international, and bilingual schools. She has also participated in funding management of well-known international schools in Guangzhou and Shanghai. Dido is very experienced in promoting Chinese-Western integrated curriculum, project based learning, learning community instruction, and teacher training.


  • Ms. Shen Baoru, WBS Executive Principal

    Ms. Baoru Shen graduated from Shanghai Normal University where she majored in Education. She has 30 years teaching and educational management experience with six years in public schools in Shanghai, and more than 20 years at international and bilingual schools. She has participated in the development of Chinese language curriculum worldwide, and assisted in the development of Chinese studies programs of well-known bilingual schools in both the Philippines and the United States.  She has rich experience in teacher training, development and management. Her professionalism, dedication, thoroughness and sincerity are well recognized by her team.

  • Ms.Jelena Vugdelija, Vice Principal of WBS Middle School

    Ms. Jelena Vugdelija began her career as a teacher of Mathematics, Physics and ICT, after obtaining her master's degree in Electric Engineering. She worked in several schools in Croatia, UK, UAE and China as a teacher, coordinator and head of house. During that time she completed her PGCE. She plans to continue her studies in education and educational leadership in the near future. Before joining WBS, she worked for 6 years at Hongwen School Qingdao as Head of Lower School, and was responsible for the school’s core management work.

  • Mr. Young Jiao, High School Principal

    Mr Young Jiao graduated from Nanyang Technological University with a full scholarship awarded by Singapore Ministry of Education. Following this, he received his Master of Education degree from The University of British Columbia in Vancouver Canada. He has ten years experience in international education in China, Singapore, and the United States in AP, A-Level and IB schools. He is dedicated to empower his students to start thinking critically, creatively and holistically. He encourages his students to take initiatives in everything and explore their passions of life beyond mere academics. As a “global citizen” who are fluent in both Mandarin and English, Mr Jiao believes that international education in China is entering a new era which we should embrace with greater openness, equality and understanding. His vision is to nurture bicultural elites who are able to achieve excellences both in China and on the global stage.

  • Mr. Trevor Bignall, Director of English

    Mr. Trevor Bignall began his teaching career in London, U.K. working across a variety of schools over a 14-year period. He graduated from Exeter University. Before moving to China, he worked in lead practitioner and other management and leadership roles in mainstream and the arts education institutes. In the U.K. Mr. Bignall was School Head and Lead Teacher of Holistic Education. This involved the design and inclusion of students’ character and school values. He also pioneered and was Head of International Relations in Education. Communicating with international schools and instigating comparisons in school educating systems. Prior to his current role, Mr. Bignall was responsible for the day-to-day operations and management of an international school in Shanghai as Head of K-13 for 3 years. Part of his responsibilities was based around curriculum development and teacher training amongst other core management team duties. Mr. Bignall believes the role of any educator is to bridge the gap between theory and kinesthetic learning so young learners can comprehend in true context and identify the purpose behind what they do. 

    Taking the steps however big or small with children in their development is the driving force behind his inspiration and need to constantly improve. Mr. Bignall looks forward to shaping and leading the way in education for our young and focused learners for years to come. 

The over 40 international teachers working in our two schools create an excellent bilingual teaching environment and atmosphere for students, with many opportunities to communicate in English outside the classroom. Half of our international teachers hold Master's degrees or above, and 34% have more than 10 years of teaching experience. Our outstanding senior Chinese teachers come from a wide range of backgrounds with more than 10 years of teaching experience. Our excellent young teachers have graduated from well-known universities at home and abroad, and many have university and teaching experience overseas. A number of teachers have won provincial, city, and other honorary titles. Our academic leadership team’s innovative ideas provide a clear and exciting vision. They monitor current trends in education and review related research from top universities and experts at home and abroad, and are constantly incorporating the best ideas and practices into our curriculum and environment to improve the caliber of learning. WBS places great importance on the organic connection between Chinese national curriculum and western education, explores and integrates curriculum design and development, regularly sends teachers overseas to partner schools for exchange and study, and brings the most advanced teaching methods and experience to our school.