Mary Shaffner

Executive Director

I was the Founding Executive Director of Washington Yu Ying PCS and led the effort to open and lead the school from 2005-2012. I have more than 15 years experience in management and marketing in not-for-profit organizations and the private sector. I have an MBA and a BA in International Affairs from George Washington University. I’m passionate about education and entrepreneurial ventures. I love travel, being in the wilderness and in the water. I’m an advanced diver. I have two children and a husband who is a DC Native. We love spending time outside in nature. I speak Chinese and keep trying to improve it. I also speak German. I’m excited about DCI because this is an incredible educational opportunity for students and our graduates will have so many options! I want to see this education available for more students around the world.