Administrative Staff

Ross Konings

Nationality: Australian

Year starting at Clifford: 2005

Position: Elementary Bilingual Associate Principal

Qualifications: Degree in Teaching (Primary)

Teaching Experiences: Taught in Australia, Botswana and China

“I really enjoy watching the students grow though their time at Clifford Bilingual - from being very shy, to speaking English, to being comfortable having serious discussions. I am also lucky to work with fantastic Western Teachers and Chinese Teaching Assistants. Every day at work is a great pleasure!”

Vince McDermott

Nationality: American

Year starting at Clifford: 2015

Position: Grade 6 English Teacher

Qualifications: Masters degree in Elementary Education

Teaching Experiences: 1 year in USA & 4 years in South Korea

“I'm very passionate about teaching, guiding, and helping students grow intellectually and emotionally.  For kids to learn and grow there needs to be a strong collaborative effort between teachers, parents, and students.”

Andrew Gomez


Year starting at Clifford2010

Position: Lower Elementary Dean

QualificationsBA Spanish, MA Elementary Education

Teaching Experiences: Taught 13 years in China

“Teaching students to read and write is very rewarding. Each morning I love being bombarded by hugs from my students. I also enjoy coaching and being a part of older students' lives.

Steven Toth

Nationality: Canadian

Year starting at Clifford: 2015

Position: English Language Support (ELS) Coordinator

Qualifications: Bachelor of Arts; TESL Certified

Teaching Experiences: Taught for 5 years in Zhuhai, China

“I am very thankful and happy to join Clifford School and look forward to teaching my students. I am excited to see the students improve their English and learn another language.”

Chinese & English Administrative Staff