Celebrating over 50 years in education, Chancellor of Dwight School Stephen Spahn is the longest-serving school leader in New York City. He has been at Dwight since 1967, igniting the spark of genius in every child, mentoring generations of students, and educating them to become innovative global leaders.
As Vice Chancellor, Blake Spahn ’89 has oversight of all Dwight School operations, extending across the Main Campus, Riverside Campus, and the Dwight School Athletic Center. His strategic oversight ensures the efficient and effective management of all facilities, systems, and staff in support of Dwight's innovative world-class programs.
A native of Melbourne, Australia, Ms. Drew is an internationally recognized educator with 30 years of experience in administration, teaching, curriculum development, and educational consulting in both public and private schools in Australia, Asia, and the U.S.
Allison Feldman is an innovative marketing leader with over 20 years of experience in educational publishing, developing programs, partnering with school districts, and collaborating with academics.
Ms. Brantley Turner is originally from Brooklyn, New York. Her interest in China began as an undergraduate at Brown University studying East Asian Studies and Art Semiotics.
Carmen Hernandez joined Dwight School in 2014 after working as the school’s external auditor for nearly 6 years at a public accounting firm. She earned her bachelor's degree in accounting from SUNY Old Westbury and an MBA degree from NYU Stern School of Business.
Originally from the North of England, Chris Beddows has been working in international schools for over 15 years with experience in leadership, curriculum design and development, teaching and learning as well consulting. He has spent extensive time working in schools both in Europe and North America.
David Hutson has been a passionate educator for 20 years, starting as a Business and Economics teacher, before moving into senior leadership positions in two UK schools. In 2011, he moved to Abu Dhabi to join an international school, in its foundation year, as Vice Principal.
Doug Bradley is Dwight’s Global Chief Financial Officer and is responsible for new school development around the world. Mr. Bradley was a founding member of the Board of Directors for Qibao Dwight High School in Shanghai.
Henning Fries’ roots are in Germany and Luxembourg but his 25 years in global hospitality brought him all over Europe, the Middle East, Asia and North America.
Jason Hayter is originally from near Toronto, Canada. He holds a BA in Economics from the University of Waterloo, and a Master of Education from Griffith University in Australia.
Lesa Wang is a maker educator and experience curator. She is known for “bringing the outside in” to her classroom. She has created large-scale projects with her students and has invited experts in the field to come view their work.
Louisa Childs, General Counsel for The Dwight Schools, and Head of School of Dwight Global, brings to Dwight a deep background in international legal work and educational issues.
Nick, a New Jersey native, brings to the Dwight family of schools over 21 years of educational technology and IT experience. He began his career in Information Technology working for The College of New Jersey's IT department while earning his bachelor’s degree in Business Information Systems Management.
Raphaelle Sondak is an alumnus of Dwight School and is happy to return to the Dwight family as Global Director of Human Resources. Ms. Sondak has worked as an HR Director in many industries including for-profit, not-for-profit, and education; and was an adjunct professor at the college level teaching HR management and leadership courses.
Robert “Robbie” Shields is a native of Richmond, Virginia whose professional journey has taken him from the US to Asia, South America, and the Caribbean. Prior to joining Qibao Dwight in 2018, he had extensive experience in university administration and career development.
Shelby Berry has over 15 years of experience in teaching, curriculum development, and administration. She has a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Secondary Education from the University of Miami and a Masters in Educational Leadership and Management from the University of Bath.
Shellee Hendricks, Global Director of College Counseling, has been at Dwight since 2021. She brings over 25 years of global experience as an educator and as Director of College Counseling at American International Schools in Rio de Janeiro, Barcelona, and New York.