Our Staff

NIS recruits and retains staff who are inspired by the mission of our school to inspire and empower students to think creatively and critically, pursue lifelong learning, and contribute positively to the global community.

Our teaching staff is diverse and representative of nine different countries, and hold appropriate qualifications for teaching. NIS also runs an intern program in which children benefit from additional adults, working alongside teachers, in support of student learning.

Administration and Instructional Staff for the 2016-2017 school year are as follows:


  • M. PARR  Head of School
  • P. KETKO   Primary School Principal
  • R. KLYMOW   Secondary School Principal
  • E. OLSON-KIKUCHI   Director of Admissions & Development
  • C. WALTER   Director of Business & Operations
  • L. WILLIS  Director of Teaching, Learning & Inclusion


Instructional Staff


  • K. HUMPHREYS  Department Learning Leader in Student Services
  • Y. SPACHUK  Whole School Counselor
  • E. JONES  EAL* Teacher
  • K. MITCHELL  English/EAL* Teacher
  • J. OVENDEN  EAL* Teacher
  • Z. SANTOSUOSSO  Secondary English Department Learning Leader, English/EAL* Teacher
  • N. IIDA  Student Services Teaching Assistant
  • A. BAKER Student Services Intern
  • M. BARNES  Student Services Intern
  • A. KELKAR  Student Services Intern
  • M. ROCHETAR  Student Services Intern
  • C. IMAMURA  Nurse

*EAL = English for Speakers of Additional Languages


  • M. ABDUL   PYP Coordinator

Early Learning Center (ELC)

  • A. BOUDREAU   ELC Coordinator, ELC Preschool Teacher
  • K. BERNSTEIN   ELC Kindergarten Teacher
  • D. GOMEZ   ELC Kindergarten Teacher
  • M. TALER-HESTER   ELC Preschool Teacher
  • J. MOSSMAN   ELC Teacher (Art/Music/PE)
  • Y. KAMIKOKURYO   ELC Teaching Assistant
  • Y. WATANABE  ELC Teaching Assistant
  • M. YAGI   ELC Teaching Assistant 

Elementary School 

  • G. BEANE   Grade 1 PYP Teacher
  • K. BAUMAN    Grade 1 PYP Teacher
  • M. WILSON Intern Grade 1 and PYP Art Grade 1
  • E. STUCKEY  Grade 2 PYP Teacher
  • C. SCHREUDER   Grade 2 PYP Teacher
  • C. DONAHUE  Grade 2 Intern
  • D. GRAEBER  Grade 3 PYP Teacher
  • S. JOHNSTON  Grade 3 PYP Teacher  
  • S. JOHNSTON  Grade 3 PYP Teacher / Technology Coordinator
  • M. SOEJIMA  Grade 3 Intern
  • M. RODRIGUES Grade 4 PYP Teacher
  • H. JOHNSON Grade 4 PYP Teacher
  • P. CONDON  Grade 4 Intern
  • N. MALEY Grade 5 PYP Teacher
  • S. GRECU   Grade 5 PYP Teacher
  • W. UEDA  Music Teacher


  • A ALVES  Physical Education & Health Department Learning Leader, Physical Education Teacher
  • B. ANTUNES  PYP & MYP Visual Arts
  • C. HART   Lead Teacher for Service Learning
  • N. MAYER   Librarian
  • E. FURUHASHI  Librarian Teaching Assistant 


  • S. ALLAN   DP History/MYP Individuals and Societies Teacher
  • C. AMMONS  Arts Department Learning Leader, Music Teacher
  • P. CURRAN  MYP Science 
  • C. DAVIDSON   Economics / Individuals and Societies Teacher
  • E. DESHON  Department Learning Leader Mathematics / DP & MYP Mathematics Teacher
  • E. DROWATZKY   DP & MYP Visual Arts Teacher 
  • M. FARRELL MYP Coordinator / Athletic Director
  • J. FREEMAN  DP Drama / MYP Theater Arts Teacher
  • D. GRECU   DP Physics/DP Mathematics / MYP Science Teacher
  • D. HESTER   DP Math/MYP Digital Design
  • G. HORNER  Department Learning Leader Science / DP Chemistry/MYP Science/Math
  • C. KIM  MYP Design/MYP PE
  • P. LALIS   MYP Mathematics Teacher 
  • T. MCKEOWN  DP & MYP English / TOK Teacher
  • P. MOODY   IBDP Coordinator / DP Biology Teacher
  • M. OLSON-KIKUCHI  MYP Physical Education Teacher
  • M. PALMER  Individuals and Societies Department Learning Leader, MYP Individuals and Societies Teacher
  • S. PROSEK  MYP & DP English/TOK Teacher
  • K. SPACHUK   MYP English, MYP Health and MYP Drama Teacher  


  • I. HAGA    Japanese Language Teacher    
  • M. HAYASHIDA    Japanese Language Teacher   
  • K. NAKATA    Japanese Language Teacher
  • H. NOMURA    Japanese Language Teacher
  • N. PARTRIDGE    Japanese Language Teacher  
  • M. SAI   Japanese Language Teacher 



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