Our Leadership

Ms. Karrie Dietz

Head of School

Ms. Karrie Dietz, originally from the United States, serves Stamford American School Hong Kong with more than 25 years of teaching and school leadership experience in six countries. As a founding member, she has led its development since 2017. Since opening, Ms. Dietz has been instrumental in building a caring community and a strong partnership with parents.

Teresa Foard

Secondary School Principal (Grade 6 to 12)

Ms. Teresa Foard joined Stamford in 2020 from the International School, Ho Chi Minh City (ISHCMC) in Vietnam, a Cognita school, where she served as the Assistant Principal and IB DP Coordinator. Originally from Australia, she has held leadership positions in Australia, England, Vietnam, Lao PDR and Germany.

Rose Chambers

Elementary School Principal (Pre-Primary to Grade 5)

Ms. Rose Chambers Joined Stamford as a founding member in 2017. Originally from New Zealand, Rose has taught internationally for over 18 years at schools in Japan, China, and Guatemala. She is highly experienced in early childhood teaching and is a specialist in Reading and Writing Workshop, STEM, and EAL. Rose has a Masters of International Education from Framingham State University, USA.

Alan Erickson

Student Welfare and Safety Principal

Alan has been working at Stamford American School Hong Kong since we first opened back in August of 2017. He joined us from another member of the Cognita Schools Group, The Australian International School in Singapore, where he worked as a Physical Education and Mathematics Teacher for five years. Alan has been involved at Stamford American School in a number of capacities during his time here. He started as a Physical Education Teacher and CCA Director and has since moved into his current role of Safety and Student Welfare Principal where his first priority is to support the Health and Safety of our Stamford School Community.

Qian Wang

Student Support and Elementary Deputy Principal

Qian joined us as a founding member in 2017 from our sister campus in Singapore, where she taught Mandarin to elementary students since 2015. With a Master’s degree in teaching Mandarin as a foreign language, Qian has over fourteen years’ experience in international schools offering the IB and American curriculum. She has both taught Mandarin and led Mandarin teaching teams. She is passionate about personalized learning, and her students have made significant progress in only one year. Qian also has a strong music background and plays an active role in coordinating after-school and enrichment activities.

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