PEOPLE BEHIND SRI KDU
Senior Leadership Team
Dr. Goh Chee Leong
CEO of XCL Education
Dr. Goh Chee Leong, who is the current Group CEO of XCL Education, previously served in HELP Education Group for 20 years and was the founding CEO for HELP Education Services, which established two international schools in Kuala Lumpur and Johor Bahru.
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Dr Goh was also the founder and Dean of the Faculty of Behavioural Sciences at HELP University, Kuala Lumpur, which houses one of the largest Psychology programmes in South East Asia with over 1,400 full-time students. He was the past President for the ASEAN Regional Union of Psychological Societies (ARUPS) and past President of the Malaysian Psychological Association (PSIMA), and has also been appointed Consultant Psychologist for MENSA Malaysia. He has served as project leader for eight UNICEF projects in Malaysia, including a capacity-building project in tsunami-affected communities in Kedah, the development of a national child trauma response team, a bully prevention intervention in Malaysian schools, and a positive discipline initiative in schools.
Together with Mr Eugene Yeoh, Dr Goh has been instrumental in laying the foundation of educational excellence, establishing key partnerships and setting the direction to ensure the standards of a world class education provider at Sri KDU International School Klang.
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Ms. April Peters
Ms April Peters has vast teaching experience spanning close to three decades in the United Kingdom (UK) and Malaysia. She holds a B.Ed. in Physical Education with Computer Studies at the Chelsea School of Human Movement, Brighton, UK.
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At the start of her career in 1990, Ms Peters taught in Kent, advancing from a classroom teacher to a head of department for several subjects, followed by academic management to pastoral management then moving into senior leadership as an Assistant Head teacher in Medway, UK.
In 2005, Ms Peters attained the National Professional Qualification of Headship – NPQH. Following this, she was appointed Deputy Head teacher in a large secondary school in Yorkshire with a wide portfolio including Teaching and Learning, Assessment and Reporting, Staff Training and Development, Pastoral guidance and Discipline.
Ms April Peters is no stranger to Sri KDU. She was the Founding Vice Principal of Sri KDU International School, Kota Damansara from 2011 - 2014. She supported the Principal in ensuring the school was fully set up, working with both local and expatriate staff to design and implement a British curriculum that offered personalized learning for every child to achieve their potential in and outside of the classroom.
She returned to the UK and started a position with Teach First in 2015, training both primary and secondary teachers towards attaining their UK qualified teacher status (QTS). In 2017, she was promoted into the role of Initial Teacher Training Programme Manager which involved working across the North of England with Manchester University, Newcastle University and Sheffield Hallam ensuring that the Teacher Training Programme was delivered to the government contract criteria. Ms. Peters moved back into a school environment in 2019 as a regional manager for a large Multi Academy Trust.
And now in 2020 Ms April Peters has returned to Malaysia as Founding Principal of Sri KDU International School Klang. She is determined and excited about serving the educational needs of families and young people of Klang by offering an international school that will promote excellence in all areas by fully embracing technology and innovation to ensure students leave the school confident and equipped to be successful in the ever evolving landscape of the 21st century whilst being proud of the Malaysian culture.
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Ms. Kephren Sherry
Head of Primary
Ms Kephren Sherry is from the UK and taught for over 20 years in Primary schools in the UK, Japan, and Dubai. She has extensive experience in leading teaching teams to success and particularly enjoys creating an innovative curriculum that excites, challenges, and engages children.
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Prior to her move to Malaysia, Ms Sherry worked in Dubai as the Headteacher of a primary school that she set up as a founding member of the leadership team. She brings with her this knowledge and experience which she will apply to Sri KDU International School (Klang) to ensure that children and parents have the best possible start to their education journey.
Ms Sherry has traveled throughout Asia and now looks forward to the next part of her own journey in Malaysia by providing high quality and high aspirational education to the next generation of children in the latest addition to Sri KDU schools.
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