Teaching and Specialist Team



Emma Dean

BSc (Geography), PGCE

Forest-Beach School Leader (Coronation Circle and Island West)

Emma is originally from Twickenham, England, and draws upon 10 years of classroom and outdoor teaching experience in the UK and Thailand. She started her career in Central London where she identified the need for children to have access to nature. Taking lessons outside, Emma created valuable outdoor learning opportunities for her pupils including allotments, a Science Garden and Forest School.
Emma studied Geography at the University of Southampton and completed her Primary PGCE at St Mary’s University Twickenham. She strongly believes that a school should ignite curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with children for the rest of their lives. Emma loves the outdoors and the benefits it provides for the physical and mental health of children – and adults! In her free time, she likes to go hiking, surfing, surf skating, sailing and SUP boarding.

Annie Chan


Music Teacher (Coronation Circle and Island West)

Ms. Annie Chan is excited to be working with you all and your children, sharing her stories, games, and activities in class! She was born in China and started to express her love for music at a very early age. Since then, she has made every effort to pursue her dream of being a musician through learning piano and taking a step further in Performing Arts. She received her Master of Education in Music from The Education University of Hong Kong in 2011 and Licentiate of Trinity College London Piano Recital with Distinction in 2019. She has been teaching music at International school in Hong Kong for more than 10 years through providing inquiry-based learning environment that engages with children’s diverse interests, needs and capabilities. She believes that all children should have the opportunity to be involved in music. She is passionate about exploring different cultural and artistic perspectives in music with children as well as helping them to learn, have fun and grow as a music lover!