• Robert La Londe
    UC Santa Cruz
    Hongqiao Middle School
    My name is Robert La Londe, and I teach Grade 6 Mathematics and Grade 6 and 7 Science at the Hongqiao campus. I am a third culture kid like our students, having been born and raised overseas by two international school teaching parents. I came into the world in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia; then moved to Budapest, Hungary; then to Bangkok, Thailand; and finished High School in Kfar Shmaryahu, Israel. I immensely enjoyed growing up overseas and that is what prompted me to pursue a career in international teaching. The first time I lived in my home country, the United States, was when I attended the University of California at Santa Cruz where I majored in Environmental Studies. I attained my Masters of Education through SUNY Buffalo and am in the late stages of finishing my doctorate in Educational Leadership. I have now been teaching at SCIS for the past eight years and have had a great time interacting with our fantastic community. Shanghai is a fascinating city and SCIS has a great student population. This is also where I met my wife, Priya Goel, who is a former SCIS teacher. My wife and I have a one-year-old son named Riyaan. I am looking forward to another fun-filled and exciting year at SCIS!