Our Team

BASIS Curriculum Schools focus on cultivating expert teachers by hiring individuals who possess deep knowledge in the discipline they teach, providing them with a large degree of autonomy in determining how to best achieve student learning gains, and holding them accountable for their results.

Mark Allen

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Head of School

Mark Allen is the founding Head of School at BASIS International School Guangzhou! Mark has been the Head of School for BASIS Peoria for the last two years, but also held a number of roles in the BASIS Curriculum Schools' network since 2011, including the Head of Operations and School Director.

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William Qian

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Head of Operations

Prior to joining BASIS, William spent six and half years as the Chief Financial and Operations Officer at the American international School of Guangzhou. Before that, he worked as an investment advisor in Guangzhou, and previously as an auditor for Ernst and Young in San Francisco, California.

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