A Chemistry and Mathematics educator by training, Linda was appointed Principal of Deyi Secondary School in 2010 after serving as Vice Principal at Crescent Girls’ School. Prior to that, Linda has been Assistant Director (Sciences) at the Ministry of Education (MOE), where she oversaw the science curriculum at the primary, secondary and junior college levels. Linda has also been Subject Head (Chemistry) at National Junior College.
Linda graduated from the University of Auckland with Bachelor and Master degrees in Chemistry (First Class Honours) on a Singapore Government Scholarship. For her outstanding performance, she received the Fowlds Memorial Prize for being the most distinguished student in the Faculty of Science, and the New Zealand Institute of Chemistry Prize. She received The Commendation Meda in 2008, The Public Administration Medal (Silver) in 2016 and The Long Service Medal in 2020 from MOE.
Linda believes in forging strong partnerships with parents as well as the greater community to foster students’ holistic development. She is confident that SST’s unique applied learning curriculum will enable young passionate innovators to fulfil their potential and in time to come, shape the future of our nation.
Mrs Chew Wai Lee
As Vice-Principal (Academic) of School of Science and Technology, Singapore (SST), Wai Lee led a team to spearhead SST’s applied learning approach upon joining the school in 2009. Beyond curriculum development, Wai Lee cultivated a dynamic professional development programme and culture which equips and empowers her team of educators to deliver the SST programme effectively. In seeking to transform learning within and beyond campus, SST has since championed innovative teaching practices through local and international exchanges such as its signature Teach@SST Lab School and Tech Summit@SST Lab School. She received The Public Administration Medal (Bronze) from MOE in 2014.
Prior to her role at SST, Wai Lee has held previous appointments as Senior Teacher, English and Director, Pupil Development in Raffles Girls’ School (Secondary). She holds a Bachelors degree with a postgraduate Diploma in Education as well as a Master’s degree in Applied Linguistics.
Besides curriculum development, Wai Lee has a deep interest in the study of social-emotional learning and leadership development.
Mr Tan Boon Tiong Vincent
Vincent graduated from the National University of Singapore (NUS) with a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Civil Engineering and holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Aviation Management. His interest in science and technology is a key factor in his pursuit of engineering and the motivation for his current role at SST as Vice-Principal (Administration).
Mdm Han Siu Yin
Head of Department, English Language
Siu Yin graduated from the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) with a Bachelor of Business (Honours). She went on to complete her Postgraduate Diploma in Education with the National Institute of Education (NIE), Singapore before joining Jurongville Secondary School (JVSS). During her time at JVSS, Siu Yin held various appointments as Level Head (English Language), Head of Department (Student Management), and Head of Department (English Language). In her different roles, she helped to establish processes and structures to enhance student outcomes.
The philosopher Wittgenstein said, ‘The limits of my language mean the limits of my world’. With this quote in mind, Siu Yin aims to help her students deepen their understanding on the role of language in different contexts, be open to different perspectives, and expand their knowledge on global issues.
Head of Department, Mother Tongue Languages
Wee Chuen majored in Chinese Studies and received his Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from NUS in 2001. After graduation, he joined MOE and was posted to Deyi Secondary School. He was appointed Subject Head (Chinese Language) in 2008, and in 2009 he headed the Mother Tongue Languages department and helped put in place processes and structures to improve student outcomes.
Wee Chuen firmly believes the Chinese Language is a beautiful language to learn. He aims to make the learning of the Language enjoyable in the classroom, and applicable in life.
Ms Lee Pei Pei Priscilla
Head of Department, Mathematics
Priscilla joined Catholic Junior College (CJC) as a beginning teacher in 2004 and was appointed Subject Head (Mathematics) in 2008. She primarily oversaw the development and implementation of the Higher 2 Mathematics syllabus. During her stint at CJC, she also led numerous Professional Learning Teams, which broadened and deepened her curriculum knowledge and instructional leadership skills. She completed the Management and Leadership in Schools (MLS) course in 2011. She was also awarded The Commendation Medal by MOE in 2020.
A Public Service Commission (Teaching) scholar, Priscilla majored in Applied Mathematics at NUS and attained a Bachelor of Science (Honours). Having a strong inclination for teaching, she was then awarded a Distinction for her outstanding performance in the Post-Graduate Diploma in Education course.
Priscilla firmly believes in authentic learning experiences in Mathematics and aims to make Mathematics both enjoyable and meaningful in the classroom. Having worked in a junior college for several years, Priscilla also seeks to share her experience with her students, and inspire them to achieve their goals beyond their secondary school education.
Mrs Lim-Leong Woon Foong
Head of Department, Science
Woon Foong joined the teaching service in 1990 and taught Biology and Chemistry in River Valley High School for 20 years. She was appointed Head of Department in 1998; a designation she has held to date. She holds a Masters of Science in Biology from NUS and a Diploma in Departmental Management (Sec) from NIE.
At RVHS, Woon Foong was responsible for setting up the West Zone Centre of Excellence for Science and Technology (WZCOE) and served as Chairman for 10 years, from 2001 to 2010. She also spearheaded many programmes for the development of Science talents. In 2001, in recognition of her contribution to the advancement of Science Education, she was awarded the SAAS Outstanding Science Teacher Award, the National Productivity Award (Individual) and the National Day Award (Commendation). She received The Long Service Medal in 2020 from MOE.
Woon Foong has a strong interest in Science Education and Scientific Research and believes in equipping her students with relevant intellectual and practical skills that are necessary in helping them explore the physical world and satisfy their innate curiosity.
Mr Koh Siak Peng
Head of Department, Instructional Programme (Science)
Siak Peng graduated from NUS with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Chemistry. He went on to complete his Postgraduate Diploma in Education with NIE before joining Raffles Institution as a teacher in the Gifted Education Programme.
Siak Peng firmly believes in constructivism and aims to design quality learning experiences for SST students to be active participants in their learning.
Mr John Tan
Subject Head, Physics
John received his Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from NTU Singapore and Masters of Science in Industrial Systems Engineering from NUS.
Prior to joining the education service, he worked as an engineer for several years. His experience in the industry inspired him to join the teaching industry to inspire young STEM talents, where he could play a role in helping students foster critical thinking skills.
He obtained his Postgraduate Diploma in Education from NIE before joining Pasir Ris Crest Secondary School (PRCS). When he was in PRCS, he was one of the key drivers for the MOE’s 21st Century Competencies (21CC) Pilot School Programme from 2010 to 2013. In 2013, one of the key interdisciplinary experiential learning programmes that he spearheaded was presented at the ‘21CC in the Total Curriculum’ national seminar to the education fraternity. He joined SST in 2015 and is currently the Subject Head for Physics.
John hopes to cultivate his students’ interest in science through applied learning and engaging hands-on science lessons that are infused with technology.
Mr Tan Ruihao Alvin
Head of Department, Humanities
Alvin majored in Geography and received his Bachelor of Social Science (Honours) from NUS in 2006. He joined the teaching service after graduation and was appointed Subject Head of Geography in Meridian Junior College (MJC) in 2011. Throughout his five years in MJC, he has helped put in place processes and structures relating to both his subject area as well as in the Discipline Committee. Such contributions helped develop the academic and social emotional well being of students.
Alvin strongly believes in the engagement of students through developing authentic learning experiences. With the aid of Information and Communications Technology (ICT), students are able to access a wide variety of resources and learn by solving complex, real-world problems.
A geographer at heart, Alvin hopes to provide opportunities for students to conduct geographical investigations out in the field. He seeks to develop a holistic geography programme that allows students to learn beyond the strict confines of the classroom.
Mr Choo Boon Kwee, Leon
Subject Head, History & Social Studies
Leon graduated from NUS with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in English Literature. He joined the teaching service after graduation, teaching General Paper, English Literature and Project Work at Anderson Junior College.
Prior to joining SST, Leon was part of the Curriculum Planning and Development Division at MOE HQ, helping to oversee the development of new syllabi for A-level literature and Knowledge & Inquiry.
Leon is interested in critical thinking and how to better infuse this in the History and Social Studies classroom. He seeks to develop lessons that will excite and engage students in this way.
In his free time, Leon writes poetry. His poems have been published in two local anthologies: “A Luxury We Cannot Afford” and “The Singpowrimo Anthology”.
Mr Lam Hin Chew
Dean, Student Development
Hin Chew has been in the education service since 1990, and his teaching experiences span across both primary and secondary schools (Poi Ching School and Tampines Secondary School). During his stint with the MOE head office, he was involved in curriculum development work with the Physical Education Unit.
Yearning to further develop and challenge himself beyond school settings, Hin Chew resigned from the teaching service and translated his interest in outdoor education into a business venture. The experience had enhanced both his personal and professional growth and development. It has also deeply enriched his perspectives and outlook on life. Between 1997 and 1999, Hin Chew worked as an outdoor education facilitator in the private sector. He also received The Commendation Medal by MOE in 2019.
Hin Chew aims to make education experiential, fun and memorable. His current focus in education is to develop future SST students into healthy, caring and responsible citizens.
Mr Lam Boon Seng, Dennis
Subject Head, Sports & Wellness
Dennis graduated from NIE in 2002 with a Bachelor of Science (Second Upper). He started his service at St. Andrew’s Junior College as a teacher and was appointed acting Subject Head (Project Work) in 2007. As a teacher, Dennis organised several overseas learning journeys and numerous camps. He is passionate in the teaching areas of Health, Fitness and Innovation.
He joined SST as a teacher in 2010 and is currently the Subject Head for Sports and Wellness. He seeks to develop an engaging curriculum that enthuses students in physical activities and healthy living.
Ms Camellia Lee
Level Head, Lower Secondary
Academic Staff, Sports & Wellness, ChangeMakers Programme
Camellia received her Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Sports Science from the Edith Cowan University in Perth, Australia. Prior to joining SST, she held the post of Physical Education Teacher at NUS High School of Mathematics and Science. During her tenure, she took on the leadership position of House Mistress, where she advised student leaders, planned house programmes and guided the house towards their vision and mission.
Camellia joined SST in late 2011. In 2013, she assumed the position of Head of Year for Secondary 1, implementing an array of programmes for new batches of students and creating a positive environment for their transition period to secondary school. In 2018, she was appointed as Level Head for the Lower Secondary.
Camellia believes in encouraging students to adopt a healthy lifestyle. To this end, she has introduced them to a wide variety of sports. Outside of work, Camellia’s interests are running and spending her free time surrounded by nature.
Mr Tan Chuan Leong
Level Head, Upper Secondary
Academic Staff, Mother Tongue Languages
Chuan Leong graduated from NUS with a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Chinese Language and Chinese Studies. He then pursued the Post Graduate Diploma in Education at NIE before he joined River Valley High School in 1998. He taught Higher Chinese Language and Appreciation of Chinese Culture and History for 10 years. In 2007, he graduated from the Wee Kim Wee School of Communications and Information Studies, NTU Singapore, and holds a Master of Science in Knowledge Management.
Joining the Technologies for Learning Branch, Educational Technology Division, MOE, in 2010, he sought to help educators engage the learners of the 21st century through technology. To this end, he mentored and worked with educators across primary and secondary levels in his research and practice. In sharing his work beyond Singapore, he presented a paper “Using Virtual World Platform for Language and Critical Thinking Skills Learning and Practice” at the 4th edition of the ICT for Language Learning Conference 2011, in Florence, Italy.
Chuan Leong served as Level Head, Chinese Language, at Queensway Secondary School before joining the SST community in 2014. He guides himself both in life and teaching around a Chinese saying “三人行，必有我師” (If three of us walk together, at least one of the other two is good enough to be my teacher) by Confucius. He leverages ICT to achieve this by promoting interactive, collaborative and differentiated tasks for learning and the real world application of the Chinese Language.
Mr Mohamed Irfan Bin Darian
Head of Department, Art, Design, Media & Technology (ADMT)
Irfan did his Bachelor and Master degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Systems Engineering respectively at NUS. His areas of specialisation include product design, Computer-Aided Design and Systems Optimisation. He also holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Education (with Merit) from NIE, in Design and Technology (D&T), and Mathematics subject.
His personal areas of interests include photography, product sketches and ideation, and experimenting with apps for use in teaching and learning.
Irfan taught in a mainstream school for 6 years as a D&T teacher, before joining SST as key personnel among the pioneer team, to help set up the ADMT department, and its curriculum. An area he is passionate about is to leverage the Design Thinking framework into the existing curriculum and see how the teaching of design as a discipline can be more attuned to the 21st Century learners. He also loves to experiment with applications and new technologies and envisaged their more pervasive use in the classrooms for a deeper learning experience for the students.
Irfan is a proponent of the Maker culture, and leads a team of teachers to make learning more maker-centric, by organising events and programmes, both in-house and for external parties. He actively participates in education- and technology-centric conferences, to both present and share his ideas, as well as continually seek opportunities to extend his learning.
Ms Tan Yoke Leng Doreen
Head of Department, Character & Citizenship Education
Doreen majored in Applied Mathematics at NUS and obtained a Postgraduate Diploma in Education (with credit) from NIE. She also has a Masters in Gifted Education with the National Institute of Education.
Since joining the teaching service in 2000, Doreen has presented papers related to Mathematics teaching and Affective education at local and international platforms. She presented two papers at The 10th Asia-Pacific Conference on Giftedness in 2008.
Prior to joining SST, Doreen taught in Raffles Girls’ School (Secondary) for seven years. At RGS, she served as the Head of Year for four years where she was involved in putting structures and processes in place so as to ensure the overall well being of the students.
Doreen has a strong interest in affective education. She believes that the heart of teaching is not just about teaching the knowledge and content, but also to teach the person.
Mr Lim Ming Yang
Subject Head, Character & Citizenship Education
Ming Yang graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering (Second Class Honours) from Nanyang Technological University and a Postgraduate Diploma in Education from NIE. He held appointments such as Subject Head (Character Education) and Pupil Development Coordinator prior to his work in SST.
Ming Yang joined SST in 2013. He is also a Physics and Mathematics teacher by training.
Ms Loh Kwai Yin
Head of Department, Special Projects
Kwai Yin graduated from NUS with a Bachelor of Science and holds a Master of Educational Studies from the University of Adelaide. In her 22 years in the education service, Kwai Yin has taught Mathematics, Computer Applications and Elements of Office Administration. During her three-year stint with the Education Technology Division, she was involved in the development of the Baseline ICT Standards, an initiative that has been rolled out to all schools since 2007. Kwai Yin received the prestigious MOE Service Excellence Award in 2006 as well as the Innergy Award (Commendation) in 2007. She also received The Long Service Medal in 2020 by MOE.
In 2009, Kwai Yin joined SST as one of the pioneer staff, overseeing the ICT department and the FutureSchools@Singapore programme in SST. At present, research into ICT-enabled pedagogy and digital citizenship programmes are two core areas that she looks into, apart from knowledge management. In 2012, Kwai Yin was conferred the “Associate of Academy of Singapore Teachers” for her contribution to the professional development of teachers.
A very experienced teacher, she believes that effective use of technology deepens learning, and curriculum must not be driven by technology but by sharing the practices in schools actively with both local and overseas educators. She is an Apple Distinguished Educator and a Google Certified Teacher.
Mr Soh Wee Peng
Subject Head, Special Projects
Wee Peng graduated with a degree in Computer Engineering at NTU. He joined the teacher service in 2005 and served as a D&T teacher in Admiralty Secondary School. He spearheaded the Niche programme in Robotics Enterprise that infused robotics in curriculum among other things.
His passion for design drove him to experiment with his personal 3D printer and lead students in developing competitive VEX robots. He led them to qualifications for VEX World Championships from 2012 to 2015.
In SST, he teaches Art, Design, Media and Technology, coordinating the secondary two curriculum. He is a Google Certified Innovator and enjoys using ICT to design curriculum to deepen students’ learning. As an ex-national athlete, he firmly believes that students should develop resilience and grit as part of their holistic development in schools to face future challenges.
Mr Yeo Jien Yoen, Aurelius
HOD, Educational Technology
Aurelius graduated with a Bachelor of Arts, specialising in Geography and Southeast Asian Studies in 2001. Upon graduation, his passion for ICT spurred him to take a Diploma in Information Technology in 2002. In 2009, he received his Master’s Degree in Arts specialising in Social Studies.
Prior to joining the education service, he worked as a web developer for a regional Non-Profit Organisation office. He joined the education service in 2002 and obtained his Postgraduate Diploma in Education in 2003. He was appointed as Subject Head (Humanities) in Nan Hua High School in 2007.
A firm believer in using ICT in education, Aurelius developed video podcasts as teaching tools and conducts professional development sessions for teachers. He is an Apple Distinguished Educator (ADE) and a Google Certified Innovator.
In 2012, Aurelius was appointed to the ADE Advisory Board for South Asia, where he works closely with other board members to plan events, training sessions and weigh in on ADE applications. In 2014, Aurelius was also nominated as Honorary Secretary in Mobile Alliance and a Google Educator Group Singapore Leader.