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 Academic Staff for the 2018-2019 school year are as follows:



  • M. Parr  Head of School  
  • A. Curran  Whole School Principal for Learning
  • L. Willis  Whole School Principal for Well-Being
  • H. Johnson  Associate Principal: Primary
  • M. Farrell  Associate Principal: Secondary
  • E. Olson-Kikuchi  Director of Admissions & Development  
  • C. Walter   Director of Business & Operations  

Curriculum Leadership Team

  • A. Curran  Whole school Principal for Learning
  • M. Farrell   Associate Principal: Secondary /  IBMYP Coordinator
  • C. Hart   Service Learning  Coordinator / MYP Science
  • S. Pearlz   Student Services Coordinator
  • H. Johnson  Associate Principal: Primary / IBPYP Coordinator
  • S. Johnston  Technology Coordinator
  • P. Moody   IBDP Coordinator / College Counsellor
  • J. Mossman    ELC Coordinator / ELC Atelierista
  • L. Willis  Whole School Principal for Well-Being

Academic Staff - All School Support

  • S. Pearlz   Student Services Coordinator
  • K. Humphreys   Whole School Counselor  
  • C. Imamura   Nurse  
  • W. Dobbs  EAL Teacher: Primary
  • H. Henak  Student Services Teacher: Lower Primary
  • N. Iida  Student Services Teacher: Middle Primary
  • E.  Jones   Student Services Teacher: Upper Primary
  • R. Pierce  EAL Teacher: Secondary
  • A. Kelkar  Student Services Assistant Teacher
  • M. Ogino  Student Services Assistant Teacher
  • A. Sword  Student Services Assistant Teacher
  • C. Maplethorpe  Student Services Intern
  • M. Radigan  Student Services Intern
  • N. Mayer Librarian  
  • E. Furuhashi Librarian Teaching Assistant  


Primary School Staff

Early Learning Center (ELC)

  • J. Mossman    ELC Coordinator / ELC Atelierista/PYP Specialist
  • C. Wilson  ELC Preschool Teacher
  • D. Gomez   ELC Kindergarten Teacher
  • G. Puffer  ELC Kindergarten Teacher
  • Y. Kamikokuryo  ELC Teaching Assistant
  • C. Nomura  ELC Teaching Assistant
  • B. Schaefer  ELC Teaching Assistant
  • Y. Watanabe  ELC Teaching Assistant
  • M. Yagi     ELC Teaching Assistant

Elementary School

  • G. Beane Grade 1G PYP Teacher  
  • M. Hester  Grade 1W PYP Teacher  
  • M. Gooding  Intern Grade 1
  • J. Ovenden  Grade 2G PYP Teacher  
  • C. Schreuder  Grade 2W PYP Teacher  
  • J. Hanlon  Grade 2 Intern
  • D. Graeber Grade 3G PYP Teacher   
  • S. C. Johnston  Grade 3W PYP Teacher  
  • K. Cobb  Grade 3 Intern
  • M. Rodrigues  Grade 4G PYP Teacher    
  • P. Condon  Grade 4W PYP Teacher
  • D. Tucker   Grade 4 Intern
  • N. Maley Grade 5G PYP Teacher  
  • J. Dwyer Grade 5W PYP Teacher  
  • A. Baker   Grade 5 Assistant Teacher 
  • N. Feil  PYP Visual Arts Teacher
  • G. Horner  Department Leader Science / DP Chemistry Teacher/MYP Science Teacher/PYP Science consultant
  • J. McCarthy   Department Leader PE / PYP & MYP Physical Education Teacher
  • W. Ueda  Music Teacher


Secondary School Staff

  • C. Ammons   Music Teacher  
  • T. Bathija    MYP Language Acquisition (English) Teacher
  • R. Butterfield  MYP/DP Mathematics Teacher 
  • P. Curran  MYP Science Teacher 
  • J. de la Hera  DP Physics/DP Mathematics Teacher / MYP Science Teacher  
  • E. Drowatzky Department Leader Arts  / DP & MYP Visual Arts Teacher 
  • N. Fell   PYP/ MYP Visual Arts Teacher
  • N. Gildart   Department Leader Individuals and Societies  / DP History/MYP Individuals and Societies Teacher
  • P. Goodman  Department Leader Mathematics / DP & MYP Mathematics Teacher / MYP Personal Project Coordinator
  • I. Haga   Japanese Language Teacher    
  • M. Hardman  Japanese Language Teacher
  • C. Hart   Service Learning  Coordinator / MYP Science Teacher
  • M. Hayashida    Japanese Language Teacher
  • D. Hester   MYP Design Subject Leader & Teacher
  • G. Horner Department Leader Science / DP Chemistry/MYP Science/PYP Science consultant
  • K. Butterfield Science Technician
  • C. Kim MYP Physical and Health Education / MYP Design
  • P. Lalis   MYP Mathematics Teacher / Athletic Director
  • D. Lugt  DP Environmental systems & societies
  • N. Mayer Librarian  
  • E. Furuhashi Librarian Teaching Assistant  
  • J. McCarthy   Department Leader Physical Education / PYP & MYP Physical and Health Education Teacher
  • P. Moody   IBDP Coordinator / College Counsellor / DP Biology Teacher 
  • K. Nakata   Japanese Language Teacher  
  • C. Nice   MYP Art / Arts department intern
  • H. Nomura   Japanese Language Teacher
  • M. Olson-Kikuchi   MYP Physical and Health Education Teacher
  • G. Pearlz   MYP Individuals and Societies Teacher   
  • N. Partridge   Mother Tongue Learning Leader
  • S. Prosek DP/MYP English/TOK Teacher 
  • M. Russell   Department Leader English Language & Literature / DP & MYP English Teacher
  • A. Ryan  DP/MYP English / TOK Teacher
  • M. Sai   Japanese Language Teacher  
  • M. Seki  Economics / Individuals and Societies Teacher  
  • R. Thomas  DP/MYP Drama Teacher