Region: Candidates new to Search Associates, who live outside of Australia, New Zealand, UK and Ireland, Canada and the United States, and who wish to attend the Hong Kong Fair or the Beijing/Shanghai Fair.
Fair Organizer: Beijing (Virtual), Hong Kong (Virtual), Shanghai
Xiaohang has extensive and wide-ranging international K-12 education experience. With an early career in business and consulting, Xiaohang has spent more than 35 years as an IB student, teacher, examiner, teacher trainer and school leader in N. America, Europe and Asia. During 2010-19, she has been the founding director of innovative international schools in China.
She was the Principal Examiner for ToK in Chinese for the IBO and has contributed to the growing interest in critical thinking as a crucial element in education in Chinese international schools. In her capacity as a trainer for teachers and school board members since 2005, she has contributed to the development of many of the current leaders in the field of international education in Hong Kong and China today. She has been voted as one of the ten most influential school leaders in international education in China and is a frequent speaker at international educational conferences.
In addition to training teachers and founding schools, Xiaohang has also been instrumental in the founding of other not-for-profit educational institutions such as the YK Pao Centre for Teaching and Learning (PCTL) and the Chinese International Educators Association (CIEA), both of which are based in Hong Kong but serve members all over Asia.
Rosie Eacott, Executive Assistant
Rosie has an Environmental Studies degree from the Open University. After experience in various industries including food, financial, agricultural and game technologies, she has recently worked as PA to the Principal of a large secondary school where her many areas of responsibility included staff recruitment. Her interests include running and cycling and she has completed two half-marathons. Rosie lives in Cambridgeshire with her husband and two teenage daughters. Rosie joined the UK team in summer 2017 and, after three successful years there, joined the Hong Kong|China team in April 2020.
As the Executive Assistant of the Hong Kong|China office of Search Associates, Rosie will provide administrative support on candidate registrations.
Mary Qi McMahon, Executive Assistant
Mary Qi McMahon holds a PGDIPL in Language Acquisition from Auckland University and a M.Ed. from Plymouth State University. She is a certified Language Acquisition teacher and has been teaching Chinese for over fifteen years to both secondary school students and adults in New Zealand, mainland China and Hong Kong. She has recently worked as a mentor to intern teachers, applying coaching strategies and techniques to better enhance their professional and personal development. Mary has also worked as an Administration Manager for an international school in southern China.
As the Executive Assistant of the Hong Kong/China office of Search Associates, Mary will provide administrative support on candidate registrations and job fairs.
Steven Wang, Executive Assistant
Steven graduated from one of the top two universities in China (Tsinghua University) with a bachelor of science degree and has been working as a project manager for many years in a variety of industries. In education, he has worked as the Office Manager of the preparatory office of the United World College (UWC) in China, leading the administrative staff and working with multiple government and non-governmental partners across different industries (e.g. construction, marketing) to meet deadlines and help bring the establishment of a new school to fruition.
As the Executive Assistant of the Hong Kong office of Search Associates, Steven will provide administrative support on invoicing and payments. He will also play a crucial supportive role in the smooth running of the Hong Kong and Beijing/Shanghai Fairs.
One of his greatest enjoyments comes from helping others. So, if you need help, call Steven ;-) !