STAFF

Susan EbyPrincipal, Head of School

Professional Qualifications
BA Mathematics and Psychology – Auburn University, USA
Teaching Credential
State of North Carolina

Sam KuntzHead of Secondary/IB DP Coordinator, University/College Counselor & Resource Manager, Business Management Teacher grades 11 and 12

Professional Qualifications
B.S. Business Administration: University of Colorado at Boulder
M.A. Education- Teacher Leadership: Western Colorado University
M.A. English Creative Writing: Southern New Hampshire University
Colorado State Teaching Credential

Tim Balaz Head of Elementary/IB PYP Coordinator, Exhibition grade 5, Library & Research Skills grades K-5

Professional Qualifications
B.A. Political Science – University of Calgary
B.Ed. Elementary Education – University of Calgary
Hong Kong Teaching Credential

Len Carnochan MYP Coordinator, Design Teacher grades 6-10, Technology Teacher grades K-5, Technology & Data Coordinator

Professional Qualifications
B.A. Sociology/Criminology: University of Windsor
Graduate Diploma of Education: University of Wollongong
Teaching Credential
Ontario College of Teachers Certified

Joy Kim Head of Office Administration

Professional Qualifications
M.D. in English Linguistics at Gyeongsang National University
B.A. in French Literature at Dong – A University
Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care at MEGT Institute in Australia
YL-TESOL Certificate at Sookmyong Women’s University
Child Care Education Certificate at Jungang Distance Education Center

Heather Kim Front Office: Office Administration and Accounting

Professional Qualifications
Gyeongsang National University, B.A. in Accounting
Crown Institute of Studies in Auckland, New Zealand– General English

Eunice Kim Front Office: Uniforms and Transportation

Professional Qualifications
Yeungnam University, B.A. in Chinese Language/Literature and English Language/Literature
ERCi in Singapore, Studied Business Marketing

Sandy Francis K-1 Teacher & Elementary Vocal Music Teacher

Professional Qualifications
Bachelor of Music in Education (BME); University of Memphis in Tennessee
Teaching Credential
Texas Educator Certificate

Caroline Pattinson 2nd/3rd Grade Teacher

Professional Qualifications
B.A with QTS in General Primary Teaching: St. Martin’s University College, Carlisle Campus
Teaching Credential
St. Martin’s University College, Lancaster, England

Tia Opdenweyer 4th/5th Grade Teacher & Assistant PYP Coordinator

Professional Qualifications
B.S. Elementary and Early Childhood Education, Pennsylvania State University
Teaching Credential
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Teaching Certification
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Program Specialist

Yuri Oh Korean Language and Culture Teacher grades K-5 & Social Media Coordinator

Professional Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in international studies: Dongseo university
Professional Business English Translator and Interpreter: Pusan National University
The Korean language teaching certificate
Teaching Credential
Korean Ministry of Education

Marthinus Strydom Secondary English Teacher grades 11 and 12, ELA Teacher grades K-10 & ELA Coordinator

Professional Qualifications
Bachelors of Education: North West University
Teaching Credential
South African Council of Educators

Ronel de Jongh Secondary English Teacher grades 6-10

Professional Qualifications
B.A. Humanities: Stellenbosch University
PGCE: Stellenbosch University
Teaching Credential
South African Council for Educators

Glen Monaghan Secondary Teacher – Physics and Biology grade 12, Integrated Science grades 8 and 10

Professional Qualifications
B.Hk – Bachelor of Human Kinetics: The University of Windsor
B.Ed – Bachelor of Education: The University of Windsor
M.Ed – Teaching English as a Second Language: Framingham State University
Teaching Credential
Ontario College of Teachers

Michael Cusick Secondary Science Teacher – Chemistry grade 12, Biology grade 11, Integrated Science grade 9

Professional Qualifications
B.S. Physiology and Developmental Biology: Brigham Young University
M.A. Curriculum and Instruction: Angelo State University
Teaching Credential
Texas State Teaching Credential (Life Science 7-12)

Mustafa Kilic Secondary Mathematics Teacher- Mathematics Analysis and Approaches grade 12, Mathematics grades 7, 9, 10

Professional Qualifications
Marmara University Bachelor of Education in Math Education
State University of New York at Buffalo Master of Education in General Education
Teaching Credential
Marmara University

Dennis Dow Secondary Social Studies Teacher- History grade 11, Theory of Knowledge grades 11 and 12, Individuals and Societies grades 6, 9, 10 &  Extended Essay Coordinator

Professional Qualifications
B.A. History Education: Berea College
Teaching Credential
Kentucky State Teaching Credential

Ronak Patel Secondary Mathematics Teacher – Applications and Interpretation grades 11 and 12; Secondary Science Teacher – Integrated Science grades 6 and 7

Professional Qualifications
B.Sc. Mathematics, B.Sc. Physics
M.Sc. Mathematics
Bachelor of Education with Science and Mathematics
Teaching Credential
Gujarat University, India

Jaimee van der Westhuizen Secondary Mathematics Teacher grades 6 and 8; Individuals & Societies Teacher grades 7 and 8; Personal Project Coordinator

Professional Qualifications
BSc Environmental & Geographical Science and Archaeology: University of Cape Town
PGCE Geography, Mathematics and Mathematical Literacy: University of Cape Town
Teaching Credential
South African Council of Educators

Becky Kim Korean Language Teacher – Korean Language and literature grades 6-12, Korean Language Acquisition grades 9 and 10

Professional Qualifications
B.A. English Language and Literature,
M.A. English Education: Pusan National University
B.A Korean Language Education (Pending)
Teaching Credential
Korean Ministry of Education

Carlos Flores Secondary Spanish Teacher – Spanish B grade 12, Spanish Ab Initio grade 11, Spanish Language Acquisition grades 6-10

Professional Qualifications
B.A. Cinematography: ECAM
M.A. Law: Complutense University
M.A. Journalism: Complutense University
Teaching Credential
Complutense University, Spain

Catherine Lee Music Teacher grades K-8

Professional Qualifications
B.A(Music). and B.E.(Secondary Music Education): University of British Columbia
Teaching Credential
British Columbia Province Teaching Credential

Demien Sullivan Art Teacher grades K-10, Visual Art grade 12

Professional Qualifications
Bachelor of Fine Art (painting focus) – Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design
M.Ed STEM Education and Leadership – American College of Education
National Certificate for STEM Teaching

Misoon Kim GIFS Librarian

Professional Qualifications
Bachelors of Science of Business Administration – Changwon National University

Brandon Cates Physical Education Teacher grades K-10; Athletic Director; CAS Coordinator

Professional Qualifications
B.S. Finance: Bentley College
Teaching Credential
Arizona State Teaching Credential

Marie Reyes-Balaz SEN Coordinator & Learning Support grade 4/5

Professional Qualifications
B.A. Psychology/Early Childhood Education – Philippines Normal University
Postgraduate Diploma in North American Montessori Teacher Training – NAMC, Hong Kong
Postgraduate Diploma in ELT – University of Hong Kong
Postgraduate Certification in TEFL – Windsor Academy, Windsor, U.K.
Postgraduate Certification in CELTA – Bridge-Linguatec, Denver, Colorado, U.S.A
M.A. Guidance and Counseling – University of Sto. Tomas, Philippines
Teaching Credential
Hong Kong Teaching Credential
American Psychological Association International – Affiliate
Psychological Association of the Philippines – Affiliate

Alex Kwon Assistant