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.

Founding Head of School – Jason Shorbe

Founding Head of School – Jason Shorbe

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On-Site Managers and Staff

Mark Reford

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Head of School

Dr. Reford is a leading international educator with global experience in all aspects of primary and secondary education. Dr. Reford has published and been interviewed in many local, national and international media outlets on curricular and business trends in American and international education, including The Wall St. Journal, The Washington Post, NPR, Crains Business Journal New York, The Daily News, US News and NAIS Magazine.

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Thomas Qiu

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Head of Operations

Thomas Qiu has 22 years of experience in management, cross-culture and cross language communication, government relations and foreign affairs. He worked for three international schools before joining BASIS International School Shenzhen.

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