Physical Education & Health Department

  Brooks Perry – Physical Education, Outdoor Education
Brooks Perry graduated from the University of Kansas in the spring of 2010 with a Bachelor of science degree in kinesiology. While at the University of Kansas he was employed by a public research affiliate of the university called Energy Balance Laboratory. His primary role was to develop fitness plans for research subjects studying the effects of whey protein on muscle mass development. After graduating, he worked as Peace Corps volunteer in rural Zambia for 2 years under the health umbrella. He returned to the United States in 2012 and began working in physical education and outdoor education for at-risk students at a therapeutic boarding school in Idaho. In this capacity, he developed a working knowledge of instructing adolescents from a holistic perspective. In August of 2015, Brooks joined the DAIS academic team as the secondary health/physical education/outdoor education teacher. He believes in empowering students through meaningful activities that encourage them to be life-long learners and positive contributors to a growing world community.
  Elizabeth Lobe – Health Education
Elizabeth Lobe graduated from Washington State University in 1989 with a degree in Home Economics Education with a minor in Health. She received her Master’s in Education with an emphasis in Leadership from University of Portland in 1998. Elizabeth is National Board Certified Teacher from the United States which she received in 2009. She and her husband Randy joined the DAIS community in 2016 from Lacey, Washington, where she taught Family and Consumer Science (formerly, Home Economics) for 26 years plus AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination), a college and career ready course, the last three years. In addition to teaching, she loves to cook, swim and explore new surroundings. Mrs. Lobe believes in hands-on, applied learning approach to her teaching. The connection between the topic discussed in class and everyday living is an integral part of understanding the world we live in.
  Thomas Sybouts – Physical Education
Thomas Sybouts earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Physical Education and Health from Linfield College in 1980. While at Linfield, Tom played American Football and earned all-conference honors. He then completed his Master degree in Health Education from Portland State University in 1987. Tom has had the pleasure of teaching and coaching young adults for the last 3o years in the United States before joining DAIS in the fall of 2013. Tom believes that within a health body is a healthy mind.


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)
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2 Dianchi Road; Golden Pebble Beach

Jinzhou New District

Dalian, P.R. China 116650

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Jinzhou Xinqu

Dalian, Zhongguo 116650