A Word from the Head of School

Dear HIS Community,

It is a pleasure to join the amazingly dedicated teaching staff at Hope International School as its new head of school. When considering this position, I sensed a peace deep in my heart while making the decision to join such an extraordinary school. My wife and I along with my youngest son, Jadon, have lived here in Beijing for five years, and it has been a delight to live and work in Beijing.

My family is very important to me. My wife and I have been married for thirty - three years and have five children and four grandchildren. Our oldest daughter lives and works here in Beijing, as does my youngest daughter. Our middle daughter lives in Denver, Colorado and our oldest son lives in New Zealand. We are truely an international family and have lived overseas for the last twenty five years. We know what it is like to live and serve in an overseas capacity and we understand the sacrifice of living and serving overseas.

My professional in education started in Florida having worked as a teacher in Polk County Schools, and then my experience shifted to working at international schools in Estonia, Lativia, and China. I have also served in pastoral ministry over these many years. Hence, my excitement in coming to HIS isthat I get to combine the best of both worlds. My pastoral and education experience combined is what creates excitment in joining this very special community at HIS.

Finally, I would very much like to meet you and have coffee or tea with you soon. My office is always open to you, and I look forward to learning about what makes HOPE International School the very special school that it is. I am eager for an exciting, stable school year for this 2019 - 2020.

Best Regards,

Mr. Randal Eplin

Head of School

Hope International School