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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 2023-24 school year are as follows:



  • M. Parr,  Head of School
  • T. Peterson,  Primary Principal
  • L. Nnadozie,  Secondary Principal
  • N. Tao,  Director of Business & Operations
  • E. Olson-Kikuchi,  Director of Admissions & Development


Primary School Staff

Early Learning Center (ELC)

  • L. Gazan,  Primary Learning Leader / ELC Atelierista
  • M. Cote-Costello,  ELC Preschool Teacher
  • F. Dibella,  ELC Kindergarten Teacher
  • C. Yasonia,  ELC Teacher
  • L. Gabriel,  ELC Assistant Teacher
  • Y. Kamikokuryo,  ELC Assistant Teacher
  • M. Yagi,  ELC Assistant Teacher / Little Dolphins Program Leader
  • Y. Watanabe,  ELC Assistant Teacher

Elementary School

  • P. Sagan,  PYP Coordinator 
  • A. Ghorai,  Primary Learning Leader / PYP Teacher
  • D. Graeber,  Primary Learning Leader / PYP Teacher
  • T. Hutton,  Primary Learning Leader / PYP Teacher
  • H. Peterson,  PYP Teacher
  • C. Schreuder,  PYP Teacher
  • C. Schnell,  PYP Teacher
  • F. Moore,  PYP Teacher
  • A. Zimoglyad,  PYP Teacher
  • E. Gillespie,  PYP Teacher
  • M. Krabousanos,  PYP Teacher
  • W. Ueda,  PYP Music Teacher
  • S. Chabi,  PYP Assistant Teacher
  • F. Faiz,  Primary Assistant Teacher
  • L. Law,  Assistant Teacher
  • M. Zandberg,  Primary Intern


Secondary School Staff

  • P. Goodman,  MYP Coordinator / MYP & DP Mathematics Teacher
  • S. Rodgers,  DP Coordinator / DP Chemistry Teacher / TOK Teacher
  • A. Dibella,  Departmental Learning Leader for Arts / MYP & DP Visual Arts Design Teacher
  • N. Shah,  Department Learning Leader for English / MYP & DP English Teacher
  • N. Gildart,  Departmental Learning Leader for Individuals & Societies / MYP Individuals & Societies Teacher / DP History Teacher
  • C. Siu,  Departmental Learning Leader for Mathematics / DP Mathematics Teacher
  • B. Bassett,  Departmental Learning Leader for Science (acting) / MYP Science Teacher
  • H. Arslan,  MYP & DP Math Teacher
  • P. Bathija,  MYP & DP Mathematics Teacher
  • M. Chartier,  MYP Individuals & Societies Teacher / DP Economics Teacher / EE Coordinator
  • N. Maley,  MYP English & Individuals & Societies Teacher 
  • M. Ogino,  MYP English & Individuals & Societies Teacher / Personal Project Lead Teacher
  • S. Prosek,  MYP & DP English Teacher / DP TOK Teacher
  • G. Rose,  MYP Design Teacher
  • M. Saini,  MYP Science Teacher / DP Biology Teacher 
  • C. Vitale,  MYP Drama Teacher / DP Theater Teacher 
  • D. Yeboah,  DP/MYP Science Teacher / DP Physics Teacher
  • A. Schultz,  Science and Design Technician Assistant Teacher

College and Career Guidance Counselors

  • M. Hayashida,  College and Career Guidance Counsellor / Departmental Learning Leader for Japanese Language / Japanese Language Teacher/ DP TOK Teacher
  • P. Moody,  College and Career Guidance Counsellor / DP Environmental Systems & Societies Teacher


Whole School Staff

  • L. Porter,  IT Coordinator
  • R. Schnell,  Departmental Learning Leader for Co-Curricular / MYP Physical and Health Education Teacher
  • M. Bassett,  PYP & MYP Visual Arts Teacher / DP TOK Teacher
  • L. Burns,  PYP & MYP Music Teacher
  • N. Mayer,  Librarian
  • M. Olson-Kikuchi,  PYP & MYP Physical & Health Education Teacher
  • J. Ovenden,  PYP Art Teacher / MYP Drama Teacher
  • J. Yasonia,  PYP & MYP Physical and Health Education Teacher 
  • M. Iio,  Duty and School Support Assistant Teacher
  • I. Haga,  Japanese Language Teacher 
  • H. O'brien,  Japanese Language Teacher
  • Y. Nakanishi,  Japanese Language Teacher
  • K. Nakata,  Japanese Language Teacher 
  • Y. Yates,  Japanese Language Teacher
  • W. Menezes,  MYP Individuals & Societies Teacher / Primary 
  • M. Chaytor,  Well-being Teacher

Whole School Student Services

  • J. Climas,  Department Learning Leader for Student Services / Crossover SEN 
  • J. Laycock,  Primary Counselor
  • J. Ngugi,  Secondary Counselor
  • T. Bathija,  EAL / English Secondary Teacher
  • A. Becerra,  Primary & Secondary EAL Teacher
  • A. Cote-Costello,  Secondary Learning Support Teacher
  • E. Jones,  EAL Primary Teacher
  • C. Law,  1:1 Support / Substitute Teacher
  • A. Zandberg,  Lower Primary SEN Teacher
  • Y. Suzuki,  School Nurse

Support Staff

  • M. Ueki,  Secretary to Head of School
  • T. Holsey,  Primary Secretary (Academic Office)
  • K. Kurachi,  Secondary Secretary (Academic Office)
  • Y. Ogura,  Finance Manager (Business Office)
  • M. Kudo,  Business Office (Receivables)
  • K. Nagata,  Business Office (Payables)
  • E. Iwawara,  Systems Specialist (IT)
  • A. Kihara,  Media Technician / Library Assistant
  • K. Watanabe,  Admissions Coordinator (Admissions & Development Office)
  • S. Okuno,  Social Media Specialist (Admissions & Development Office)
  • E. Sakakibara,  Marketing Assistant (Admissions & Development Office)
  • M. Suzuki,  Admissions and Development Office Communications and Operations Specialist (Admissions & Development Office)
  • A. Vorland,  Alumni Coordinator (Admissions & Development Office) 
  • F. Yang,  Admissions and Marketing Officer (Admissions & Development Office)
  • K. Gogos,  Human Resources Manager
  • N. Marsh,  Human Resources Living Support Desk Specialist
  • K. Davis,  Facilities Manager
  • M. Ota,  Facilities Assistant 
  • K. Uehara,  Facilities Assistant