International Schools Consortium

International Schools Consortium (iSC) is a nonprofit organization that, since 1986, has offered excellent academic programs to meet the intellectual, physical, and emotional needs of students. iSC has six schools in China — in Chengdu, Qingdao, Wuhan, Wuxi, Tianjin, and Yantai — one school in the UAE, and helps to support various other educational initiatives globally. iSC is a multi-school program, enabling students and teachers to participate in system-wide programs where they can interact with others outside of their immediate school. Students compete in basketball, volleyball and soccer tournaments, as well as music and choral festivals, and Model United Nations (MUN) conventions.

Jeff Birdsong

After spending many years working in human resources, I took a job as a paraprofessional in a local high school. Working with the students there confirmed my desire to teach full time so I returned to school to finish my English degree at the university in my area. I was born and raised in the middle Georgia area of the U.S. and moving to China is a new experience for me and my family. I am married and have two children who are both in middle school at CDIS. I count it a privilege to be able to teach students and help them become successful members of society.

Jeff  Birdsong

B.A. in English, Middle Georgia State University