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Wei Qian

Head of Early Childhood (and Interim Head of Lower School, fall 2023)

Location: 150 Oak Street

  • Certificate in School Management and Leadership, Harvard Business School
  • M.ED. in Foreign Language Curriculum and Teaching, DePaul University
  • B.A. in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language, Shanghai University

Began at CAIS in 2021

Wei joined CAIS from the BASIS Independent School in Fremont, California, where she served as Early Years Dean of Students. There she continued to build on her strength from Yuming Charter School in Oakland, developing and implementing multi-tiered academic and behavioral support systems for all students. Wei holds a bachelor of arts degree in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language from Shanghai University and a master’s of education in Foreign Language Curriculum and Teaching from DePaul University.

Excited to begin at CAIS this coming school year, she shares, “It is an honor to join this extraordinary school community with such persevering students, an extremely dedicated staff, and a supportive school community! I am committed to uniting my experience, my openness to learn, and my student-centered approach to support every student at CAIS and to build strong relationships with students, staff, and parents. Together we will empower our Firedragons to shape their future and the future of our community and our nation!”