Hello from our American Principal


After being a principal in the United States for the past 22 years, I’m excited about this new challenge and honored to be the principal for the foreign elementary staff here at Yinhu Elementary School.  This is my 35th year of being an educator.  My education includes a Bachelor of Science Degree Elementary Education, a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction and a Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership.  I’m excited about working alongside both foreign and Chinese staffs.  They are a diverse group with a significant amount of education and experience.  I’m also excited to work with the students and parents as well.  I recognize that this program will be most successful when there is a strong partnership between school and home.  Our goal is to provide our students with a “internationalized” program including opportunities for authentic, English learning and exposure to our Western culture.  As I look around this beautiful campus and see the quality of the resources available, I can’t help but think of what a wonderful opportunity this is for our young students.  If you are a parent or someone that is interested in our program, I encourage you to come visit and speak with me.  I look forward to meeting you.

Doug Schleif, Middle and Elementary School Principal