Alexei Chernock is originally from Kailua, Hawaii which is on the island of Oahu. After graduating from Northern Arizona University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Communications: Computer Imaging he worked for several years as a freelance graphic designer and artist. In 2012 he and his family moved to Qingdao to pursue an international lifestyle. He taught one year of English at Ocean University Qingdao, China before accepting a job at QISS (Qingdao No.1 International School of Shandong Provence) as the upper school IT teacher and lead designer. During his three years at QISS Alexei completed a teaching certificate program through the University of West Florida. He is married to Jennifer Nicklas, a veteran teacher of over 10 years who is one of the PYP art teacher at ISNS. Their two kids also attend the school. Their whole family is honored to be a part of the ISNS community, the primer IB World School in Shenzhen.