Faculty & Staff

April Wuest, Head of Elementary School

Marijana Munro, Head of School

Derek Lipp, Head of Upper School

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

Assistant Teacher

Helen Atkinson

CH2 Homeroom Teacher

Tracy Khorana

Assistant Teacher

Tina Mathers

CH1 Homeroom Teacher

Elementary school

1st Grade

Sherrie Ito

Homeroom Teacher

2nd Grade

Yuka Zaiki

Homeroom Teacher

3rd Grade

Karen Carriker

Homeroom Teacher

4th Grade

Catherine Churchward

Homeroom Teacher

5th Grade

Tom Stang

Homeroom Teacher

Elementary Activities Coordinator

6th Grade

Cristal Buchanan

Homeroom Teacher

Student Council Moderator

6th Grade

Matthew Writer

Homeroom Teacher

P.E.

Mark Pilgrim

Physical Education/Health

Upper school & specials teachers

Katie Allen

Physical Education/Health

David Bradley

Science/Mathematics

Rebecca Carter

Visual Arts

Zachary Carter

Social Studies

Mark Deyss

Social Studies (Dept. Head)

MUN Moderator

Jason Duck

Music

Band Director

Regina Edwards

Director of Guidance

Yo Ikenishi

Japanese

Bradley Jones

Mathematics (Dept. Head)

Science

Junya Kobo

Mathematics

Athletics Director

MAA Moderator

David Lynch

Religious Education/Business

Musical Director

Jason Mejia

Science (Dept. Head)

Brian Munro

Diploma Programme Coordinator

TOK

David Neill

English (Dept. Head)

Elizabeth Neill

English/ELL

Student Council Moderator

Daniel Raffa

Science

James Ranni

Social Studies

Mio Ranni

Japanese (Dept. Head)

NHS Moderator

CAS Coordinator

Elbert Shitamoto

Teacher Librarian

Chris Spaulding

English

Annabelle Staack

ELL

Casey Staack

Mathematics

Yumiko Takagi

ELL (Dept​​​​​​. Head)

 

Kyoko Tanaka

Japanese

Miho Tempesta

Japanese

Stewart Whitney

English/ELL

Staff

Yoko Abe

Business Manager

Hirokazu Akamatsu

Maintenance/Building Manager

Sayaka Caldwell

Secretary

Junko Inada

Library Assistant

Kazuya Imamura

Finance Officer

Yuki Ponce

IT Officer

Shin Tatebe

Medical Officer

Mayumi Yoshikawa

Secretary

Admissions Officer