Faculty & Staff

Meet the Administration

Andy Leathwood

Interim Head of School

leathwooda@marist.ac.jp

Derek Lipp

Deputy Head of School

lippd@marist.ac.jp

Stephanie Hanamura

Head of Lower School

Digital Skills

hanamuras@marist.ac.jp

What makes a great faculty?  Some might say it is professional credentials - we have that, in fact, the majority of our teachers have a Master's Degree.  Some might say it is experience that counts most - we have that, too, with an average of 15 years' classroom experience per teacher.  We would argue that a great faculty is built over time - not only do our teachers have experience, they have it here, at MBIS.  On average, our teachers have been at our school for 12 years (not including time some have spent as students here!).  There's a simple reason for this - it's a great place to work with a wonderful, supportive community of people.

Meet our faculty and staff:

Montessori

Miyuki Asai

Montessori Assistant

 

Julie Sugiuchi

CH2 Homeroom Teacher

Tracy Khorana

Montessori Assistant

Tina Mathers

CH1 Homeroom Teacher

Emi Lipp

Montessori Assistant

Elementary school

1st Grade

Sherrie Ito

Homeroom Teacher

2nd Grade

Yuka Zaiki

Homeroom Teacher

3rd Grade

Annabelle Staack

Homeroom Teacher

4th Grade

Aaron Geddes

Homeroom Teacher

5th Grade

Matthew Writer

Homeroom Teacher

6th Grade

Cristal Buchanan

Homeroom Teacher

Student Council Moderator

6th Grade

Kristen Kuhl

Homeroom Teacher

P.E.

Tom Stang

Physical Education

Health

Mathematics

P.E.

Mark Pilgrim

Physical Education/Health

Venus Yoon

Teaching Assistant

Upper school & specials teachers

Rebecca Carter

Art

Zachary Carter

Social Studies / Film Studies

Mark Deyss

Grade 8 Homeroom Teacher

Social Studies (Dept. Head)

MUN Moderator

Jason Duck

Music

Band Director

Matthew Akitani

Director of Guidance/Character Education

Yo Ikenishi

Japanese / Art

Bradley Jones

Mathematics (Dept. Head)

Physics

Junya Kobo

Mathematics

Athletics Director

MAA Moderator

Elizabeth Neill

English/ELL

Yearbook & Journalism

Upper School Student Council Moderator

Daniel Raffa

Grade 11 Homeroom Teacher

Science

James Ranni

Social Studies

Psychology

Theory of Knowledge

Mio Ranni

Japanese (Dept. Head)

NHS Moderator

MHS Moderator

CAS Coordinator

David Lynch

Grade 12 Homeroom Teacher

Religious Education/Business

Musical Director

Diploma Programme Coordinator

Jason Mejia

Science (Dept. Head)

David Neill

English (Dept. Head)

Elbert Shitamoto

Teacher Librarian

Cameron Caldwell

Library Assistant

Chris Spaulding

English

Casey Staack

Mathematics

Computer Science

Yumiko Takagi

ELL (Dept​​​​​​. Head)

 

Miho Tempesta

Japanese

Mie Suzuki

Japanese

Stewart Whitney

Grade 9 Homeroom Teacher

English/ELL

Theory of Knowledge

Elementary Art

Rachel Wang

Science / Elementary Art

Allen Timola

Religious Studies

Glen Emslie

Mathematics

Science

Staff

Yoko Abe

Business Manager

Hirokazu Akamatsu

Maintenance / Infrastructure Manager

Kazuya Imamura

Finance Officer

Mayumi Yoshikawa

Secretary

Admissions Officer

Yuki Ponce

IT Officer

Shin Tatebe

Health Officer

Mika Inada

Secretary