New Early Childhood and Primary Co-Principals Take the Helm at YCIS

YCIS Hong Kong is delighted to announce the appointment of two new Co-Principals commencing from the new academic year. 

Ms McAlister, our newly appointed Early Childhood Co-Principal began her career in teaching in 2007, first as an Associate Teacher, then a Master Teacher at the Sonoma State University Children’s School in the US.  She joined YCIS in 2011 and has held an ECE Co-ordinator position since August 2011.

Ms McAlister holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts in Early Childhood Education from the Sonoma State University, US. She also holds a Child Development Program Director Permit from California, US.  She has published an article “Play Is Essential for Living and Learning” in 2014 and has given five public presentations at various early years conferences around the world.


Mr Martin Scott, our new Primary Co-Principal has been in education since 1988, commencing as a primary teacher in the UK. He advanced to leadership and management appointments internationally, notably in Serbia, China, Thailand, Nigeria, Libya, and the UK.

Mr Scott holds a Bachelor of Education Honours degree and qualified as an Ofsted Inspector in 2014, obtaining the added qualification in School Inspection with Distinction from Liverpool Hope University, UK. He has been responsible for supporting the development and raising of standards in a number of schools, additional to his own, through the Schools Supporting Schools initiative in Norfolk, UK. In addition, he has been a consultant headteacher with Her Majesty's Inspectors of School Reference Board, served on numerous committees of the Local Education Authority and been Vice-Chairman of the Primary Headteachers Association.

For those parents considering applying to YCIS’s Early Childhood and Primary sections, Ms McAlister and Mr Scott will be available for questions at our Information Sessions held throughout the school year.

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