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 now 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 we have five children and four grandchildren. My oldest daughter lives and works here in Beijing, and my youngest daughter lives and works in Beijing as well. Our middle daughter lives in Denver, Colorado, and my oldest son lives in New Zealand. We are truly an international family and have lived overseas for the last twenty years. We know what it is like to live and serve in an overseas capacity, and we also understand the sacrifice of living and serving overseas.

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

Finally, I would very much like to meet you and have a 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 look forward to an exciting and stable school year for 2019-2020.

Best Regards,

Mr. Randal Eplin

Head of School

HOPE International School