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.

Kayla Ford

I was born in Taiwan into a family with a bit of a penchant for traveling and living all over the world. Little did I know that I would one day carry on the family tradition myself! After a few years in Taiwan, we moved back to the beautiful horse-and-buggy-filled farmlands of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA, where I spent the majority of my growing up years. As I was heading off to college in the USA, the rest of my family moved to Chengdu. My parents both worked here at CDIS, and my twin brothers both graduated from here as well. I feel blessed to now be living and working here myself. I love linguistics and thoroughly enjoy helping those who are bravely taking on the daunting task of learning the English language. I am encouraged by working with young ESL students and love watching their language ability improve so quickly thanks to their young, malleable minds.

Kayla Ford
Elementary ELL

B.A. in Spanish, Houghton College
B.A. in Intercultural Studies with a Concentration in TESOL, Houghton College
TESOL Certification through i-to-i TEFL