Administrative Staff

  Blair Lee – Head of School
Blair is a versatile, dedicated, and student-focused professional with more than 20 years of experience in educational leadership. Throughout his career, he has successfully created supportive learning communities by developing a positive school culture, supporting and leading professional growth for faculty and staff, implementing instructional strategies and assessment tools that help students find success, and partnering with parents. His previous international experience includes positions at the American International School of Kuwait, Mount Zaagham International School and Seoul Foreign School. Blair holds an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from Lehigh University (USA), an M.Ed. in Educational Leadership from the University of Regina (Canada), and a B.Ed. from the University of Saskatchewan (Canada). Blair is excited to join the community at Dalian American International School along with his wife, Kim, and two teenage sons, Hudson and Maguire.
  Chris Boyle - Principal for the Secondary Divisions
Chris graduated from Colorado State University in 2003 with a degree in history and secondary social studies teaching certification. After teaching for eight years in Fort Collins, Colorado and earning an MS in Sport Administration from the University of Northern Colorado and a MEd. In Educational Leadership from Colorado State his love of travel and risk-taking brought him overseas. Before joining DAIS in 2014 Chris was the Vice Principal at Pledge Harbor School and Sports Academy outside of Dhaka, Bangladesh. Chris is passionate about active pedagogy and experiential learning and some of his favorite memories as an educator involve taking students out on field studies, adventure trips and on international travel experiences. He is a former softball coach and loves to play a variety of sports. Chris enjoys cooking, the outdoors and social studies.

Nathan Burton - Assistant Principal for the Secondary Divisions

Nathan Burton is a twenty-four year veteran with degrees in Business Education and School Administration. Nathan is a North Carolina native and world traveler, who is passionate about service learning, global citizenry and problem-based learning. Nathan's professional experience includes two years at Covenant Christian School (K-8) as a middle school teacher, 17 years at Paisley International Baccalaureate Magnet School (grades 6-10) as a teacher, athletic director and administrator, and five years at John F. Kennedy High School as assistant principal. Nathan has also served as a volleyball and track coach and is a certified tennis professional with the United States Professional Tennis Registry. Whether as a coach, teacher or administrator, Nathan is dedicated to building efficacy in students and teachers.


Peter Row - Principal of Elementary School

Peter Row graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University in 2002 with a Degree in History. That year, he moved to Jeonju, South Korea to begin teaching English as an Additional Language. After falling in love with education, he earned his Graduate Diploma in Elementary Education from the University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia in 2007. From then, Peter has taught Elementary Education in Cairo, Egypt; Wollongong, Australia and Dalian, China. In 2014, Peter became the Elementary Curriculum Specialist at DAIS before enrolling in the International School Leadership Program through Washington State University and University of San Francisco, where he will be earning a Principal Certificate and Master’s in Organizational Leadership. Peter loves to travel around the world with his wife and daughter.

     Eddie Chung - Director of Admissions
  Audrey Wong - Director of Business Development & Communications
  Tiffany Wei - Business Manager


What Parents are Saying

"DAIS is more than just a school.. we are a community. And I am so lucky to have my children growing up in such a loving, caring environment. The small classroom and warm environment at DAIS have provided my children with such a unique education... our family is grateful for the opportunity. My kid are excited every day they leave for school. The feel at home in the halls at DAIS and are having so much fun, they don't even realize they're learning!"
Jennifer (America)

"This is our fourth year at Dalian American International School. The teachers and administration at DAIS truly care, and do anything to help the students. We are seeing strong academics and small class sizes but learning here is also about building character. Our children are becoming well-rounded thinkers that see themselves as an important part of a bigger community."
Brianna (America)

"I have seen my children bloom educationally during the last two years while they have attended DAIS. The school has a focus on small class sizes, an excellent teaching staff and a friendly international environment which has created a positive learning atmosphere for my daughters. My kids look forward to school on a daily basis and I feel that says it all."
Nathalie (Canada)
Live on Campus and Walk to School

Campus Village is an international housing community interated into the campus of Dalian American International School, and an important part of the school community. Your children can walk to school in a matter of minutes and avoid the chaos of Chinese streets. Visit the Campus Village website at to get more information.

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Address (English)

2 Dianchi Road; Golden Pebble Beach

Jinzhou New District

Dalian, P.R. China 116650

Address (Chinese Pinyin)

2 Dianchi Lu; Jinshitan

Jinzhou Xinqu

Dalian, Zhongguo 116650