Head of School

Blair Lee

Blair is a versatile, dedicated, and student-focused professional with more than 20 years of experience in educational leadership.


Throughout his career, he has successfully created supportive learning communities by developing a positive school culture, supporting and leading professional growth for faculty and staff, implementing instructional strategies and assessment tools that help students find success, and partnering with parents.

His previous international experience includes positions at the American International School of Kuwait, Mount Zaagham International School and Seoul Foreign School. Blair is excited to join the community at Dalian American International School along with his wife, Kim, and two teenage sons, Hudson and Maguire.


  • Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from Lehigh University (USA)
  • M.Ed. in Educational Leadership from the University of Regina (Canada)
  • B.Ed. from the University of Saskatchewan (Canada)

Previous Schools

  • American International School of Kuwait
  • Mount Zaagham International School
  • Seoul Foreign School in South Korea

The Start of School Year

The start date for all DAIS divisions has been moved from August 5th to September 1st. We continue to monitor the recent Covid-19 outbreak in the Dalian area and will report to the community any impact that this outbreak may have on the start of the school year.