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Faculty & Staff

Early Childhood +
  • Fiza Jaafar, Kindergarten

    Previous Experience: Lucy Craft Laney Community School, Minneapolis, USA
    Education:

    M.Ed, Early Childhood Education and Special Education, University of Minnesota

    B.A, A Theatre Arts, University of Minnesota

  • Kamisha Morrison, PK4

    Previous Experience: University of Chicago Laboratory Schools, Chicago, USA
    Education:

    M.A., Master’s of Arts in Early Childhood Education, Pacific Oaks College

    B.Sc., Graphic Design, Florida A&M University

     

  • Lisa Bromley, Kindergarten

    Previous Experience: Trinity Basin Preparatory, Dallas, USA
    Education:

    B.A., Interior Design / Art Minor, Stephen F. Austin State University

  • Mandy Moss, Kindergarten

    Previous Experience: Qatar Academy AlKhor, AlKhor, Qatar

    Education:

    B.Ed., Foundation Phase, University of South Africa

  • Nicole Soogrim, PK4

    Previous Experience: Shekou International School, Shenzhen, China

    Education:

    B.Ed., Primary/Junior Education, Nipissing University

    B.Sc., Contemporary Studies & Human Rights and Human Diversity, Wilfrid Laurier University

  • Sabreen Gunsby, Kindergarten

    Previous Experience: American Creativity Academy, Kuwait City, Kuwait

    Education:

    B.A., Theater, Temple University

  • Sherry Falco, PK4

    Previous Experience: Hong Qiao International School, Shanghai, China

    Education:

    M.Ed., Curriculum and Instruction, Loyola University

    B.A., Spanish, DePaul University

  • Stacey Poncia, PK4

    Previous Experience: Shanghai Community International School, Shanghai, China

    Education:

    B.A., English Literature, California State University, Chico

    B.Sc., Recreational Administration, California State University, Chico

  • Teresa Arrastia, PK3

    Previous Experience: Dalian American International School, Dalian, China

    Education:

    M.Sc., Literacy, State University of New York at Buffalo

    B.A., Child Development and Psychology, Evergreen State College

Elementary School +
  • Alysa Montagne, Art

    Previous Experience: American International School, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
    Education:

    M. Sc., Moderate Disabilities, Simmons College (in progress)
    B. A., Art Education, University of Vermont

  • Angela Giuliani Opitz, Counselor

    Previous Experience: Rattlesnake Elementary, Missoula, MT, USA
    Education:

    Ed. S., Conselor Education, University of Montana
    M.A, Counselor Education, University of Montana

    B.A, Psychology, University of Montana

  • Benjamin Newton, EAL

    Previous Experience: Dalian American International School, Dalian, China
    Education:

    M. Ed., Educational Administration, Concordia University
    B. Sc., Political Science, Stephen F. Austin State University
    B. Sc., Public Administration, Stephen F. Austin State University

  • Bethany Ragains, Grade 2

    Previous Experience: Scott Elementary School, Melrose Park, IL USA
    Education:

    B. A., Elementary Education, Augustana College

  • Brandy Brenwall, Physical Education

    Previous Experience: Riffa Views International School, Manama, Bahrain
    Education:

    M. Sc., Health Education & Promotion / Emergency Preparedness, Walden University
    M. Ed., Educational Leadership, Lewis University
    B. Sc., Physical Education, Eastern Illinois University

  • Carla Chavez, Literacy Coach

    Previous Experience: École Dugald School, Dugald, Canada
    Education:

    Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Education, University of Manitoba

    M. Ed., International Education, Framingham State College

    B. Ed., Elementary Education, University of Manitoba

  • Christine Koenig, EAL

    Previous Experience: Jeddah Private School, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
    Education:

    Ph.D., Multicultural Education, George Mason University
    M. Sc., Montessori Education, Loyola College
    B. Sc., Elementary Education, State University of New York at Geneseo

  • David Griffith, Grade 5

    Previous Experience: Riffa Views International School, Manama, Bahrain
    Education:

    M. Ed., Education Leadership, University of New England
    B. Ed., Education, University of New England

  • Elden Montagne, Grade 3

    Previous Experience: American International School, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
    Education:

    B.Sc., International Community Development, University of Vermont

  • Elizabeth Eckenrode, EAL

    Previous Experience: Dowell Middle School, Texas, USA
    Education:

    B.S. Elementary Education, Oklahoma State University

  • Elston Craver, EAL

    Previous Experience: Yes Prep, Texas, USA

    Education:

    M.Ed., Literacy, Pace University

    B.S., Adolescent Education, State University of New York at Onetontat

  • Emma Kim, Korean/Social Studies

    Previous Experience: Song-il Elementary School, Incheon, Korea

    Education:

    B.A., Elementary Education, Jeju National University of Education

  • Frances Foyle, Librarian

    Previous Experience: Polytechnic School, Pasadena, USA
    Education:

    M. Sc., Library Science and Information Technology, University of Houston

    B.A. Social Ecology: Psychology & Social Behavior, University of California

  • Isabel Heredia, Science Specialist

    Previous Experience: Dalian American International School, Dalian, China
    Education:

    M. Sc., Science Education, Montana State University
    M. Sc., Education Media Design and Technology Integration, Fullsail University
    B. Sc., Anthropology & Black Studies, State University of New York at New Platz

  • Jennifer Johnson, Grade 4

    Previous Experience: Thomas Nelson Page Middle School, Texas, U.S.A.
    Education:

    M.A. in International Educational Development, Columbia University, Teachers College

    B.A. in Philosophy, University of Washington

  • Kelly Waite, Learning Support

    Previous Experience: Qatar Foundation - Awsaj Academy, Ar-Rayyan, Qatar
    Education:

    B. Ed., Elementary Education, Boise State University
    M. Ed., Special Education, Northwest Nazarene University

  • Kerin Murphy, Grade 1

    Previous Experience: Emirates National School, Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.
    Education:

    M. Ed., Elementary Education, Cabrini College
    B. A. Liberal Arts, Cabrini College

  • Kirsten Ries, Grade 1

    Previous Experience: Elizabeth East Primary School, South Australia
    Education:

    B. Ed., Early Childhood Education, University of South Australia

  • Melissa Cunningham, Grade 1

    Previous Experience: Mountain Ridge Intermediate, West Virginia, USA

    Education:

    M.Ed., Elementary Education, Old Dominion University

    B.S., Interdisciplinary Studies, Old Dominion University Family Life Course

  • Michael Rosenthal, Grade 2

    Previous Experience: American Creativity Academy, Kuwait City, Kuwait

    Education:

    B. A., Counseling Psychology, Delaware Valley University

  • Michael Tompkins, Music

    Previous Experience: Saudi Aramco Expatriate Schools, Saudi Arabia

    Education:

    M.A., Music Education, Columbia University

    B.A., Piano Performance, Millsaps College

  • Michaela Faulhaber, Grade 3

    Previous Experience: Downtown Denver Expeditionary School, Denver, USA

    Education:

    M.Sc., Education, Adams State College

    B.A., Spanish, University of Northern Colorado

  • Mona Abinader, EAL

    Previous Experience: Concordia International School Hanoi, Hanoi, Vietnam
    Education:

    Doctorate in Education, Appalachian State University, North Carolina, USA

    Master in Arts, Educational Media, Appalachian State

    Bachelor of Education, TESL, Concordia University, Quebec, Canada

  • Myo Jung Kim, Korean/Social Studies

    Previous Experience: Jeondong Elementary School, Seoul, Korea

    Education:

    B.A., Elementary Education, Cheong-ju National University of Education

  • Natalie Boyd, Grade 4

    Previous Experience: University Schools, Greeley, USA

    Education:

    M.Sc., Elementary Education, University of Northern Colorado

    B.Sc., Organizational Communication, Western Michigan University

  • Nicholas Dysken, Counselor

    Previous Experience: The American Baccalaureate School, Kuwait City, Kuwait

    Education:

    M.A., Counseling Psychology, University of Minnesota

    B.A., History, University of Wisconsin

  • Nicole Mcintyre, Grade 5

    Previous Experience: Yangon International School, Yangon, Myanmar

    Education:

    M.A., Elementary Education, Springfield College

    B.A., Anthropology/Scoiology, Mary Washington University

  • Sarah Ratcliffe, Grade 4

    Previous Experience: George F. Kelly Elementary School, Chelsea, USA
    Education:

    Ed.M. in Elementary Education, Boston University

    B.A. in History, Providence College

  • Shannon Keown, Tech Integrationist

    Previous Experience: Dubai American Academy, Dubai, U.A.E.

    Education:

    M.A., Information and Learning Technologies & School Library and Leadership, University of Colorado

    B.Sc., Interdisciplinary Studies, James Madison University

  • Taylor Bowen, Substitute

    Education:

    B. A., Media Studies, Vassar College

     

Middle & High School +
  • Adam Kennedy, Physical Education / Media Design

    Previous Experience: St. Johnsbury Academy,  Vermont, USA
    Education:

    B. Sc., Information System Science, Salve Regina University

  • Anthony DePrato, STEAM

    Previous Experience: YK Pao School, Shanghai, China
    Education:

    M.Ed., Educational Technology, Pepperdine University
    B.A., International Studies, Thomas More College
    B.Sc., Communications, Thomas More College

  • Cynthia Prieto, Spanish

    Previous Experience: American International School, Cairo, Egypt

    Education:

    M.Ed., Education, Tec Milenio

    B.S. Industrial Engineering, ITESM, Campus Laguna

  • Dean Menke, Biology

    Previous Experience: Williston Central School, Williston, USA
    Education:

    M.Sc., Environmental Engineering, Purdue University
    B.Sc., Chemical Engineering, University of Minnesota

  • Diane Keller, Math

    Previous Experience: North Atlanta High School, Atlanta, USA
    Education:
    M.A., Middle-Level Education, Converse College
    B.A., Political Science, University of South Carolina

  • Dubhgan Hinchey, EAL

    Previous Experience: Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Nomi, Japan
    Education:
    M.Sc., Digital Education, University of Edinburgh
    M.A., TESOL, St. Michael's College
    B.A., Japanese Studies, Earlham College

  • Edgar Volker, Math / Chemistry

    Previous Experience: Northlands School, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Education:

    Ph.D. Physical Chemistry, University of Buenos Aires

    Licentiate in Physics, University of Buenos Aires

  • Edward Gonzalez, Social Studies / Film

    Previous Experience: Digital Arts and Technology Academy, Albuquerque, USA
    Education:

    M.A., Secondary Education, Santa Fe University of Art and Design
    B.Sc., Moving Image Arts, Santa Fe University of Art and Design

  • Edward Sheblak, Theater

    Previous Experience: American International School of Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa
    Education:

    M.Ed., Curriculum and Instruction: Second Language Education, University of Houston
    B.Sc., Performing Arts: Design/Technical Theatre, Emerson College

  • Francis Bowen, Science

    Previous Experience: St. Johnsbury Academy, Vermont, USA
    Education:

    M.A., Special Education, St. Joseph College
    B.Sc., Microbiology, Arizona State University

  • Jonathan Sceerey, Social Studies

    Previous Experience: American Creativity Academy, Kuwait City, Kuwait
    Education:

    B.Ed., Secondary Social Studies, University of Maine
    B.A., History & Political Science, St. Thomas University

  • Jonathan Stein, Counselor / Psychologist

    Previous Experience:  PS X721 - Stephen McSweeney OTC School, Bronx, USA
    Education:
    M.Ed., PD, School Psychology / Educational Psychology, Fordham University
    B.A., Psychology / Community Mental Health, SUNY - University at Buffalo

  • Juan Sheblak, Social Studies / Learning Support

    Previous Experience: American International School of Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa
    Education:

    M.A., Secondary Education, The College of New Jersey
    M.A., Sustainable Development Faculty of Economics and Management Sciences, University of Stellenbosch
    B.Sc., Social Science: Psychology and Sociology, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University

  • Justin Boyd, English
    Previous Experience: Aims Community College, Greeley, USA
    Education:
    M.A., English Education, University of Northern Colorado
    B.A., Secondary Education - English, Western Michigan University
  • Katie Welch, English

    Previous School: Gangnam International School, Seoul, Korea
    Education:

    B.S., Secondary Education, French Language and Literature (minors in English as a New Language, and Japanese Studies), University of Evansville

  • Kendra Perkins, Librarian

    Previous Experience: YK Pao School, Shanghai, China
    Education:

    M.A., Library and Information Science, University of Alberta
    B.A., Psychology and English Literature, University of Waterloo
    B.Sc., Science, University of Manitoba

  • Kristine Emerson, Art
    Previous Experience: Riffa Views International School, Manama, Bahrain
    Education:
    M.Sc., Art Education, University of Nebraska
    B.Sc., Education, Queen's University
    B.Sc., Visual Arts, University of Western Ontario
  • Luis Avila, Math / Physics

    Previous Experience: American International School, Cairo, Egypt
    Education:

    M.S., Multidisciplinary Studies, State University of New York

    M.A., Business Administration, St. Mary's University in San Antonio

    B.S., Electronics and Communication Engineering, ITESM, Monterrey, Mexico

  • Ricki Liang, Chinese

    Previous Experience: Chengdu International School, Chengdu, China
    Education:

    B.A., Teaching Chinese as A foreign Language, Harbin Normal University

  • Sean Spiller, Physical Education

    Previous Experience: Sejong University, Seoul, South Korea
    Education:
    M. Ed., International Education, Framingham State University
    B. Ed., Education, University of Victoria 

  • Stephen Arrastia, Music

    Previous Experience: Dalian American International School, Dalian, China

    Education:

    M. A., Music Performance, University of Michigan

    B. A., Music, California State University at Northridge

  • Suzy Song, Korean Language

    Previous Experience: Chung-Ang University, Seoul, Korea

    Education:
    M.A., Curriculum and Instruction, Assumption University of Thailand

    B.A., Philosophy, Chung-Ang University

  • Vivienne Seo, Korean History

    Previous Experience: Seogwipo Middle School, Jeju, Korea

    Education:
    B.A., History, Chung-Ang University

    M.A., Art Management, Korean National University of Arts

  • William Lee, International Counselor

    Previous Experience: San Marcos Academy, San Marcos, Texas

    Education:
    B.A., English Literature, Yonsei University