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 2021-22 school year are as follows:



  • M. Parr,  Head of School  
  • A. Curran,  Whole School Principal
  • H. Johnson,  Associate Principal: Primary
  • L. Nnadozie,  Associate Principal: Secondary
  • C. Walter,   Director of Business & Operations  
  • E. Olson-Kikuchi,  Director of Admissions & Development  


Primary School Staff

Early Learning Center (ELC)

  • G. Puffer,  Primary Learning Leader / ELC Preschool Teacher
  • Z. Tolkaciova,  ELC Kindergarten Teacher
  • Y. Kamikokuryo,  ELC Teaching Assistant
  • C. Nomura,  ELC Teaching Assistant
  • Y. Watanabe,  ELC Teaching Assistant

Elementary School

  • N. Radcliffe,  PYP Coordinator
  • L. Fujitake,  Gr. 1 Teacher
  • C. Schreuder,  Gr. 1/2 Teacher
  • B. Schaefer,  Gr. 2 Teacher
  • L. Dasher,  Gr. 3 Teacher
  • E. Wilson,  Gr. 3/4 Teacher
  • N. Hautala,  Gr. 4 Teacher
  • D. Graeber,  Gr. 5 Teacher
  • G. Hodges,  Gr. 5 Teacher
  • J. Ovenden,  PYP Art Teacher
  • W. Ueda,  PYP Music Teacher
  • S. Gabi,  Primary Assistant Teacher 1:1
  • L. Gabriel,  Primary Assistant Teacher
  • A. Hardman,  Primary Assistant Teacher


Secondary School Staff

  • P. Goodman,  MYP Coordinator / MYP & DP Mathematics Teacher
  • I. Radcliffe,  DP Coordinator / MYP & DP Mathematics Teacher
  • G. Tsu,  MYP & DP Visual Arts Teacher
  • J. Duffy,  Departmental Learning Leader for Arts / MYP Drama Teacher / DP Theater Teacher
  • C. Reid,  PYP & MYP Music Teacher
  • K. Henry,  MYP Design Teacher
  • M. Olson-Kikuchi,  MYP Physical & Health Education Teacher
  • A. Graham,  MYP & DP English Teacher / MYP Personal Project Lead Teacher
  • S. Prosek,  MYP & DP English / DP Theory of Knowledge Teacher
  • N. Gildart,  Departmental Learning Leader for Individuals & Societies / MYP Individuals & Societies Teacher / DP History Teacher
  • G. Montalvo,  MYP Individuals & Societies Teacher / DP Economics Teacher
  • M. Ogino,  MYP English & Individuals & Societies Teacher / DP English B Teacher
  • A. Steinkamp,  Departmental Learning Leader for Mathematics / MYP Mathematics Teacher / DP Physics & DP Mathematics Teacher
  • C. Hart,  MYP Science & Mathematics Teacher
  • S. Dinyarian,  MYP Mathematics Teacher
  • N. Maley,  MYP English Teacher / MYP Individuals & Societies Teacher
  • G. Horner,  Departmental Learning Leader for Science / MYP Science Teacher  / DP Chemistry Teacher
  • L. Case,  MYP Science Teacher / DP Biology Teacher
  • P. Moody,  College Guidance Counselor / DP Environmental Systems & Societies Teacher
  • M. Greaves,  Science Technician


Whole School Staff

  • S. Sabat,  Technology Coordinator
  • I. Haga,  Departmental Learning Leader for Co-Curricula / Japanese Language Teacher
  • M. Hayashida,  Departmental Learning Leader for Japanese Language / Japanese Language Teacher / DP Theory of Knowledge Teacher / College Guidance Counselor
  • M. Hardman,  PYP & MYP Japanese Language Teacher
  • K. Nakata,  PYP & MYP Japanese Language Teacher
  • H. Nomura,  PYP & MYP Japanese Language Teacher / DP Japanese Ab Initio Teacher / DP Japanese B Teacher
  • N. Partridge,  Mother Tongue Lead Teacher / PYP & MYP Japanese Language Teacher
  • P. Lalis,  PYP & MYP Physical & Health Education Teacher
  • J. Seavey,  PYP Physical & Health Education Teacher / Well-Being Teacher
  • N. Mayer,  Librarian
  • Z. Graham,  Little Dolphins Program Leader

Whole School - Student Services

  • J. Ngugi,  Counselor
  • B. Saez,  Learning Support Primary Teacher
  • F. Saez,  Learning Support Secondary Teacher
  • E. Jones,  EAL Primary Teacher
  • N. Iida,  EAL Secondary Teacher
  • C. Imamura,  Nurse