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: USA

Year starting at Clifford: 2015

Position: Elementary Bilingual Dean

Qualifications: Master in Elementary Education

Teaching Experiences: One year in USA, and 4 years in South Korea

"I am very passionate about teaching, guiding, and helping students grow intellectually and emotionally. For kids to learn and grow best there needs to be a strong collaborative effort between teachers, parents, and students. School should be fun."

Andrew Gomez

Nationality: USA

Year starting at Clifford:2009

Position: Elementary Bilingual Dean

Qualifications: BA in Spanish and Masters in Education

Teaching Experiences: 14 Years teaching in China.

" I enjoy working with children and seeing them grow. I'm grateful to be part of school that makes a positive impact in the community and students lives."


Steven Toth

Nationality: Canadian

Year starting at Clifford: 2015

Position: ELS Team Leader and UELS Teacher

Qualifications: Bachelor of Arts; TESL Certificate

Teaching Experiences: Taught for 5 years in Zhuhai, China.

"I am very thankful and happy to join Clifford School and look forward to teaching in the New Year. I am excited to see the students improve their English and to learn another language."


Chinese & English Administrative Staff