NJIS celebrates its diversity and pride by its highly qualified teaching faculty. NJIS consistently has the largest number of highly qualified native speaker teachers in North Jakarta to take care of your children.





Gerald Joseph Donovan

Head of School


Master’s of Business Administration - MBA - University of Western Australia - 2003

Master’s of Educational Leadership - MEd - University of San Francisco - 2014

Washington Principal Licensure (Equivalent) - Washington State University – 2014


Bogor Raya IB World School - English Teacher, Assistant Director, Director 2001 - 2016                                                     Medan Independent School - Head of School - 2016 – 2019


Gerald was born to Irish parents in the United Kingdom and grew up between the UK and Ireland before moving to Macedonia for his first overseas teaching experience. Not long after completing a year in Macedonia, he moved to Indonesia and fell in love with the country as a teacher of English and, later, High School Economics. After working as a teacher he tried his hand at admin, as an Assistant Director, and eventually Director of School.

Gerald is the author of the English 911! Series of ESL books and is an accomplished teacher trainer who has facilitated  sessions for Oxford University Press, Freeport Schools Papua, The South East Asian School Principals Forum, The Sampoerna Foundation, and the EARCOS, on subjects as diverse as Technology Integration, Inquiry-based Learning, Football Coaching, and School Leadership and he was a recipient of the Education Partnership Leader Award from World Didac in Hong Kong, 2015.


Kate Hamann

English Language Learner (ELL) Coordinator

Bachelor’s of Arts – B.A. – University of Southern California – 2003
Master’s of Arts – George Washington University – 2010

Elementary Teacher - Wilson Elementary - 2003 – 2005
Early Education Volunteer – Peace Corps - 2006 – 2008
Elementary Co-Teacher - John Eaton Elementary School - 2008 – 2009
Bilingual Preschool Teacher - CentroNia Preschool - 2010 - 2011
Bilingual Elementary Teacher - D.C. Public Schools - 2011 – 2014
English Language Learner Support Spanish - Denver Public Schools - 2014 – 2019

Kate Hamann was born in the United States and graduated with her Bachelor's degree from the University of Southern California in 2003 and the George Washington University in Washington, D.C. with her Master's degree in 2010.

She has taught in California,Washington, D.C., and Colorado, often in Spanish/English Dual Language programs. She also spent several years as a Teacher Trainer in the Peace Corps in Paraguay where she met her husband. In her most recent role in Denver, Colorado, she worked with elementary schools to set up systems to better support their English Language Learners. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, traveling and swimming with her two daughters.


Warren Wessels

DP Coordinator, DP English Teacher

Bachelor of Education and Training - University of Kwa-Zulu Natal - 2013

Educator - Durban Academy - 2010 – 2015
Subject Teaching Experience - Durban Academy - 2011 – 2016
Head Of Grade (Acting) - Durban Academy - 2014 – 2015
English HL/FAL Tutor 2003 – 2005 - Kip McGrath Education Centers - 2015 – 2016

“Howzit! I'm Mr. Warren Wessels. I come from South Africa’s playground, Durban. I earned my Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal in Further Education and training. I specialize in Biological Sciences and English Language and Literature. I believe Biology teaches us about Life, and English teaches us how to deal with it. I started my career in 2010 teaching Senior Biology and English at my own former High School, Durban Academy. After six and a half years, I decided to spread my wings and landed here at NJIS.

My passion for life stems from nature. We live on a surreally beautiful planet, I hope to capture as much of its natural wonders, cultures, and people through the lens of my camera. My personal motto is from one of my favorite philosophers, Rumi who said, “Run from what’s comfortable, be notorious, seek those who fan your flames.”


Hendriadi Yasir

MYP Coordinator & MOE Government Coordinator

Master Degree in Management-M. M, - Universitas Indonesia – 2009
Bachelor Degree in Physics Education-S.Pd - Universitas Sriwijaya – 2000

SMA Kusuma Bangsa Palembang - Physics Teacher - 2000 - 2003
Sekolah Victory Plus IB World School - Secondary School Principal - 2003 – 2021

Growing up in a family of teachers and educators, I have always been passionate about teaching and, like Nelson Mandela said, believe that education is the most powerful weapon to change the world and improve one’s life. I have spent almost half of my life as a teacher and later as an administrator in a well-established IB school in this country. In 2007, I received a scholarship from Putera Sampoerna Foundation to pursue my master’s degree in Management.

I believe in lifelong learning and thus experience and knowledge will only be useful if one keeps on learning and improving oneself. This is a vision in which I hope I can share with my students throughout my teaching career.


Ezra Alexander

PYP Coordinator, PYP 4 Teacher

Bachelor’s of Human Kinetics - BEd - University of British Columbia - 1994
Bachelor’s of Education - BEd - University of British Columbia - 1996
Master’s of Education - MEd - Western Washington University – 2003

Teacher and Athletics and Technology Director, Elementary - Riverdale Elementary - 1998 – 2003
Teacher and Student Advisory Coordinator - Middle School Physical Education and Math - American
School Foundation of Monterrey - 2003 – 2007
Teacher and Team Leader - Middle School Mathematics - Singapore American School - 2007 – 2014

Hailing from beautiful Vancouver, Canada, Ezra is excited to put his knowledge and passion to good use as the new 4th-grade teacher at NJIS. Graduating from the University of British Columbia with a B.Ed he worked several years with inner-city children in Surrey, B.C. During that time, Ezra returned to school and graduated with an M.Ed from Western Washington University focussing on School Leadership.

With extended teaching stays at the American Foundation School of Monterrey, Mexico and Singapore American School, Ezra is happy to now call Indonesia his home. Outside of work, you can find him spending quality time with his family, losing balls on one of the local courses or playing ice hockey at Mall Taman Anggrek.


Elsa Van Der Westhuizen

PYP Liaison, Kindergarten Teacher

Bachelor’s of Education - University of Natal – 1982

Lecturer - Namaqualand Technical Training Institute O'Okiep - 1993 – 1994
Teacher (Subtitution, Typing, Business Economics) - Tuine High School - 1997 - 1998
Teacher (Subtitution, Accountancy, Business Economics) - Pretoria Christian Academy - 1998
Teacher (Grade 1, Pre-Kinder & Kindergarten), Cornel Home School - 1999 – 2000
Teacher (Lower School Faculty Liaison), Kindergarten and Pre-Kindergarten Home Room Teacher – NJIS - 2000 – 2007
Teacher (Life Orientation) - Overkruin High School - 2008 – 2009
Grade 1 Homeroom Teacher - QSI Bishkek - 2009 – 2010
Learning Support Teacher & Subtitute Teacher - American International School of Jeddah - 2010 – 2011

I am from wild, sunny, South Africa and have been in Indonesia since 1998. I joined the NJIS Family in August 2000. After 30 years of teaching, my experiences include teaching Pre-K/Kindergarten (NJIS for MANY years), Learning Support Teacher for Grades 1, 5, and 6 (Saudi Arabia), Grade 1 (Kyrgyzstan), Homeschooling (our daughter - PK and K), High School Grades 9 - 12 (South Africa) and College (Business students - South Africa).

I graduated from the University of Natal (Durban) in South Africa at the end of 1982, with a Higher Diploma in Education, followed that with a Further Diploma in Youth Preparedness, and later a Home School Training Diploma. I received my first Merit Award for teaching in 1990. My hobbies are scuba diving (I am a certified as a Master Scuba Diver and a Scuba Divemaster), reading, cross stitch, and puzzle building.
In Jakarta, if I am not exploring the beauty of the underwater world, I spend my weekends relaxing at home with my hubby.”


Pauline Pantauw



Bachelor’s of Psychology – S.Psi – Universitas Gadjah Mada – 2009

Master’s of Psychology – M.Psi, Psikolog -Universitas Gadjah Mada – 2013



Yayasan Pendidikan Kristen Gloria Surabaya – School Counsellor – 2016-2018

Joyin Children’s Center – Child Therapist/Psychologist – 2019-2020


Hi, I’m Pauline, an ENFJ working as a counsellor and clinical psychologist as well. I have experiences in treating young children with autism, speech delay, and young adults with substance abuse problems.


One of my purposes in life is to help young children and teenagers to improve not only their academic performance but also well-being, since I believe that their mental health is as important as their grades. Here at NJIS I try and will always try my best to assist and facilitate students’ well-being.


Christannia Anthonny

Preschool Junior Teacher


Broadcasting - Universitas Bunda Mulia - 2020

Pendidikan PAUD - Universitas Terbuka - 2014



ELF - Teacher - 2015 – 2016

Tutor Time – Teacher - 2016 – 2018

Private – Shadow Teacher - 2018 – 2019


Greetings! My name is Christania Anthonny but you can call me Ms. Tania. I am originally from Indonesia. I started to work in the Early Childhood Education field from the year 2014 and fell in love with it eversince. I admire the work of Dr. Montessori for the early years and that is what inspires me to become a better educator from time to time. To see the life of children growing and developing in their golden period is my biggest passion.


What makes the EY different is that we focus not only in their academic skill but we also prepare them for life, not only for school. I believe every child is unique in their own ways – just like beautiful flowers in the middle of a garden, they make this world a wonderful place to live.


Westy Irene Wohon

Preschool Senior Teacher

Bachelor’s of English for Education - Atmajaya Catholic University - 2011

Mighty Minds Preschool - Co-Teaching - 2016 – 2018
Mighty Minds Preschool - Lead Teacher - 2018 – 2019

I am Westy Irene Wohon, I go by Westy for short. I am Indonesian, born and raised in Jakarta. I graduated from Atmajaya Catholic University in Jakarta and I took English for Education which specifies in Early Childhood Education. I have been teaching for five years and this will be my sixth year. I have taught children from age 5 until 2 years old but I fall in love with the younger ones. I feel so honored just by teaching and witnessing a child's progress in tackling numerous kinds of skills that they experience at school.



Rinanti Susbandayani

Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

Bachelor of English Literature- Universitas 17 Agustus 1945 - 1999
Early Childhood Education - Universitas Pelita Harapan - 2014

Homeroom Kindergarten – Sekolah Ciputra - 2004– 2008
Homeroom Kindergarten - Sinarmas World Academy - 2008– 2014
Homeroom Year 1 - Sinarmas World Academy - 2014 – 2015
Homeroom Year 1 - Sekolah Perkumpulan Mandiri - 2015 – 2016
Homeroom Kindergarten – The KAUST (King Abdullah University of Science & Technology) School, Saudi Arabia - 2016 – 2021

My name is Rinanti Susbandayani and I am an Indonesian national. I began my teaching career in EY and have remained a specialist in Early Childhood Education for the last seventeen years. Being an educator for early years have taught me to open my mind and my heart to the joys, innocence, and diversity of ideas in the world. My passion for teaching is to cultivate a love for learning and develop relationships with each child to help them thrive and become who they are. I see that a child's learning is a journey, not a race.

I love being outdoors and always try to reconnect with nature during holiday periods.


Regina Ekaputri

PYP 1 Teacher

Bachelor’s of Arts, Psychology with minor in Italian - University of Notre Dame, USA, 2018
Master’s of Education, Elementary Education - University of Notre Dame, USA, 2020

Teaching Assistant for Summer Studio Art Program, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - 2017
Student Teacher, St. Adalbert’s School, South Bend - 2018
3rd Grade Homeroom Teacher, Our Mother of Sorrows School, Tucson - 2018-2020

Regina Ekaputri grew up in Indonesia, but has lived in Singapore and also in the United States. She graduated from the University of Notre Dame with her BA in Psychology, with a minor in Italian studies. She worked as a 3rd grade homeroom teacher in Tucson, Arizona for two years while completing her M.Ed. that focuses on Elementary Education.

Outside of work, she enjoys reading, hiking, cooking, and painting. When she lived in Arizona, she would often go hiking with her friends and explore the unique desert plants and animals! She also enjoys traveling to new places, meeting new people, and learning about new cultures and languages.


Christopher Clay

PYP 2 Teacher

Bachelor’s of Laws - University of Keele – 2006

Trainee Teacher - Grove Vale Primary School, Great Barr - 2011 – 2012
Class Teacher - St. Joseph and St. Theresa RC Primary School - 2012 – 2013
Class Teacher - Great Bridge Primary School
Grade 2 Homeroom Teacher - Beanstalk International Bilingual School - 2015 – 2017
Year 3 Classroom Teacher - Harroe Beijing – 2017 – 2019

Christopher Clay was born in Burton, Staffordshire, England and graduated with a Law degree from Keele University in 2006. After working for a few years in banking, he completed his PGCE at Nottingham Trent University. He has successfully taught for a total of eight years, four years at an Ofsted Rated Good school in England and four years in Beijing. Since working overseas, he has obtained a wealth of experience working with young ESL students to succeed across all subjects.

Outside of work he enjoys training at the gym, hiking and exploring new places and meeting new people from a range of cultures and backgrounds. A real world explorer.


Esi Santi

PYP 3 Teacher

Bachelor’s of Accounting - Gadjah Mada University – 2001
Bachelor’s of Education - University of Windsor – 2008
Master’s of Educational Administration - University of Windsor – 2009

Teaching Assistant - Faculty of Education University of Windsor – 2006 – 2008
Teacher Accounting/Economics grade 10-12. teacher Humanities grade 7-9 - Binus International School – 2004 – 2006
Supply Teacher Kindergarten - Ottawa-Carleton Distric School Board & Western Quebec School Board, Canada - 2009 – 2016

My name is Ms. Esi Santi. I am a Canadian certified teacher with a combined experience of 5 years of teaching in both Indonesia and Canada, working with students of all levels from Kindergarten up to Grade 12. I received my teaching credentials (B.Ed.) and Masters of Education (M.Ed.) from the University of Windsor, Ontario, Canada. Prior to teaching, I received my Bachelor of Economics (major in Accounting) from Gadjah Mada University, where I graduated to work as a public auditor at Price Waterhouse Coopers and then Ernst & Young.

Aside from being a teacher, I developed my entrepreneurship skills while I was on maternity leave in Canada. With my child's diet and allergy needs, combined with my interest in baking, I opened a vegan and gluten-free cupcake store. My other passions include facilitating Dance education activities for Kindergarten to grade 6. For example, my two favorite workshops are teaching the fast-paced “Kecak” dance from Bali and the smooth “Saman” dance from Aceh. I love helping boys and girls build confidence physically, socially, and creatively.”


Daniel Fleming

PYP 5 Teacher

Bachelor’s of Arts: Drama in Education & Community - University of Windsor Ontario - 2008
Bachelor of Education: Generalist Teaching and Drama & Social Science - University of Windsor Ontario - 2008
Bachelor’s of Education : Generalist Teaching and Drama & Social Science - University of Windsor Ontario - 2009

ESL Teacher - The British Institute - 2003 – 2004
Supply Teacher for Grade 1-6 Math, English, Visual Art, Gym, Special Education - Chelsea Elementary School & Lord Aylmer School – 2010 - 2014
Specialist Teacher of Grade 3-6 - Lord Aylmer Elementary School - 2014 – 2015
Specialist Teacher of Grade 3-6 Drama & Literacy/Numeracy Resource Teacher, Lord Aylmer Elementary School - 2015 – 2016
Homeroom Teacher of Grade 4/5/6 English, Math, Drama, Music, Early Literacy, Onslow Elementary School - 2016 – 2017

Hello! My name is Mr. Dan, a certified teacher from Canada qualified to teach primary grades 4-6, and secondary grades 7-12 with specializations in Drama and Social Science. I also have a B.A. Honors in Drama in Education and Community and a minor in Psychology. At the start of my career, I developed public education campaigns for the City of Ottawa, including a series of cartoons teaching cyclists and drivers how to share the road safely.

I then fell in love with teaching Drama, English and Math for several years in the Western Quebec School Board in Canada. I am very happy to join the talented team at NJIS, and I am proud to bring my own children here every day.


Dharmestya Adyana

PYP Bahasa Teacher

Bachelor’s of Humanities - Universitas Indonesia - 2006
Master of Early Childhood Institue of Early Childhood -  Macquarie University, Australia - 2009

Possums, Sydney - Childcare Worker - 2009
Tutor Time Coorporate - Curriculum Specialist - 2009 – 2012
Tutor Time - Lead Teacher (Preschool to Pre-kindergarten) - 2012 – 2018

My name is Dea, and I will be teaching PYP Bahasa Indonesia and Indonesian Studies. I have been a part of NJIS for over three years now and am super happy to work and collaborate with my colleagues to create meaningful and fun learning experiences. I graduated from the Faculty of Humanities, University of Indonesia, majoring in Indonesian linguistics in 2006. I continued my learning journey with the Translation and Interpretation Preparation Program (TIPP) at Macquarie University. In 2008, I attained a master’s degree in Early Childhood from the same university. Sampai jumpa di kelas Bahasa Indonesia!.


Ida Bagus Alit Manuaba

PYP S.T.E.M Teacher, MYP & DP Science Teacher

Bachelor’s of Chemistry Education- Ganesha University of Education - 2013
Master of Science Education - Ganesha University of Education - 2018

Teacher - Sekolah Lentera Kasih Bali - 2012 – 2021
Assistant for Chemistry - SMK N 3 Singaraja - 2011 – 2012
National Principal for Primary - Sekolah Lentera Kasih Bali - 2019 – 2021

Hi, everyone! I am a new member at NJIS. My name is Alit. I graduated from the Ganesha University of Education in Bali and am a certified Chemistry educator of Cambridge. I’ve been teaching for eight years in my previous school at SLK Bali. I was the Science Coordinator and handled Science for primary to secondary levels, IGCSE Co-ordinated and Combined Sciences, and AS/A Level Chemistry. To balance my life, I use my spare time to listen to music and do photography. I also love to travel to experience new things, different cultures, and exploring the beauty of mother nature.


Josefine Ariane

PYP Art Teacher

Bachelor’s of Visual Design Communication - Universitas Tarumanegara - 2005

Art Teacher - Pelangi Kasih Gading School - 2012 – 2015

Joins NJIS in 2017.
Teaches art for lower school students from Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 2.
Graduated from Tarumanagara University, specialised in Visual Communication Arts                                                                                  


Angela Muljadi

PYP Music Teacher

Bachelor’s of Music for Education, Jakarta State University- 2011
Master’s of Educational Technology, Pelita Harapan University - 2020

Music Teacher for Primary - Ipeka Christian school - 2011 - 2013
Music Teacher and music coordinator O/A level - Mahatma Gading International School - 2013 - 2016
Music teacher and Curriculum Development Team - Indonesian Institute For Sacred Music - 2016 - 2020

Hi! My name is Angela. I’m Indonesian. I earned my Bachelor of music education majoring in piano from Jakarta State University and later did my master in Education Technology from pelita harapan University. I have been teaching for 13 years.

I love teaching students and doing all creative things like compose a new music, explore the music technology in a fun way with them. In my free time, I love to play music instruments, learning, and swimming.I am so glad to be a part of the NJIS family.


Amalia Seruni Permata Intan

PYP / MYP Music Teacher

Music Teaching Licentiate - Rockschool London (RSL Awards) - On Going
Rockschool (RSL Awards) Music School Network, Certified in Bali, Indonesia - 2018
Jazz Studies - Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA, USA - 2014
Grade 8 Electric Guitar, Contemporary Music, Rockschool London International Music Exam Board - 2013

Partnership Owner and Head of Academic - Bali Performing Arts, Bali, Indonesia - 2019 - Present
Head of Music - Sekolah Lentera Kasih Bali (Cambridge School), Bali, Indonesia - 2017 - 2020
Music Lecturer for Student Organization of the Arts, PERTAMINA University, Jakarta - 2016

Hello, my name is Amalia and I was born in Jakarta. I love traveling and cats! I have been teaching music for 5 years and I’ve had a wonderful experience as a teacher inside and outside the classroom.

I love encouraging my students to pursue their goals and believe in themselves; to show them that they can do their best. I also like the idea of being a lifelong learner! For me, students are my best teachers and I believe that teaching can change lives for the better.


Justin James Mclean

MYP Language and Literature Teacher

Bachelor of Education, Faculty of Indonesian Language and Literature - University of Pasundan – 2014
Master of Applied Linguistics - University of Melbourne - 2015
Diploma in Teaching and Learning - The University of Canterbury, New Zealand – 2019

ESL Instructor - Darul Hikam Integrated School, Bandung Indonesia - 2010 – 2018
English Teacher - Rolleston College, New Zealand - 2019
English Teacher - Brightstar Online Language Academy, Edmonton, Canada - 2015 – 2021

Teaching Senior English and Junior Social Studies, before eventually being invited on board as a teacher of MYP language and literature at NJIS. Since assuming my role here, I have come to learn that my goals as an educator dovetail perfectly with those of this school, as we collectively aim to help our learners explore language through a variety of media and modes, and to help them come to use it as a vehicle for their own thoughts, creativity, reflection, learning, self-expression, and analysis.

Lastly, it should be said that since arriving here I have been struck by the formidable degree of dedication and care shown by all faculty, staff, students, and leadership, and I feel deeply honoured to be part of such a competent and committed team.


Ni Putu Desy Damayanthi

MYP - DP Bahasa Indonesia and PPKN

Bachelor’s of Bahasa Indonesia for Education - Ganesha University of Education – 2006
Master’s of Bahasa Indonesia for Education - Ganesha Universtity of Education – 2014

Bahasa Indonesia Teacher - Sekolah Lentera Kasih - 2015 – 2016
Bahasa Indonesia Teacher - Doremi Excellent School Bali - 2016 – 2017
Homeroom Bahasa Indonesia - Reagent School Bali - 2019 – 2021

Hai Everyone! My name is Ni Putu Desy Damayanthi, but you can call me, Ibu Desy. I am a new member at NJIS. I did my Bachelor's and Master's Degrees at the Ganesha University of Education in Bali, and I have been teaching for seven years in different school in Bali. I am also an author of an Augmented Reality Book titled "Di Mana Hanoman ?" and an active volunteer teacherin remote areas of Bali.


Dennis Le

MYP Math & Design Teacher


Associate of Arts - Normandale Community College - 2006

Bachelor’s of Science - Minnesota State University - 2012

Master’s of Science - Framingham State University – 2014



Grade 9 Integrated Math Teacher / Grade Coordinator - American School of Guatemela - 2012 – 2019

Grade 3 Teacher - Indian Mounds Elementary - 2011 – 2012

Practicum Experience III/ Seven grade Mathematics - Inver Grove Heights Middle School – 2011


Dennis Le was born in the United States and graduated with his Bachelor's degree from Minnesota State University, Mankato in 2012 and his Master's Degree from Framingham University in 2014.

He has been a teacher at the American School of Guatemala for the past seven years teaching 9th grade Integrated Mathematics. For the past six years he was a team manager of a program called Destination Imagination with a team that took 2nd place at Global Finals this year. In his free time, he enjoys playing board games, watching television shows and movies


Jezreel Anne R. Casaul

MYP Individuals and Societies, IBDP Business Management and AP Human Geography 12 Teacher

Bachelor of Arts, Major in Philosophy - University of the Philippines Diliman – 2010

Upper School Social Studies Teacher - Chinese International School Manila, Philippines – 2020 – 2021
IBDP Psychology and Theory of Knowledge Teacher - Xavier School San Juan, Philippines – 2018 - 2020
Junior High School Social Studies Teacher and Grade 10 Team Leader - Xavier School San Juan, Philippines - 2014 – 2020
Author Art Appreciation Textbook for General Education - Rex Publishing House - 2017

I am currently in my eighth year as a teacher and it has been the greatest adventure of my life. In that span of time, my flexibility and adaptability has been put to the test. Initially my goal was to foster an environment that promotes meaningful and collaborative learning among my students. I have witnessed the beauty of classrooms where students are engaged and motivated. But as an educator, I knew that helping my students learn the content through meaningful lessons and activities was not the end goal.

I have come to a realization that being a huge part of the formation of my students, I have a responsibility to ensure that certain values and principles are inculcated in their young minds. It has been a personal advocacy to open their minds to the social realities outside of their comfort zones. I want them to see the value of empathy and a sense of civic responsibility even in their young lives.


Temmy Cicilia A Sumantri

MYP - DP Art Teacher

Bachelor’s of Interior Design - Institut Teknologi Nasional, Bandung - 2006

Coordinator IB DP & Visual Art Teacher - Mutiara Nusantara International School - 2015 – 2018
DP & MYP Visual Art Teacher - Tzu Chi School - 2018 – 2021
Visual Art DP Examiner - Tzu Chi School - 2018 – 2021

I am someone who is passionate in teaching to give understanding to the students not only through the lesson given but also by developing their consciousness about life. Sharing about real life and bringing the experience to the students by giving the insight and real experience through community service and social activity was something that I like to do. Visual Arts is my expertise and I believe that the students' development of sense and feeling through art will help them grow into better human beings in the future.


Ahmad Yusup

MYP - DP Bahasa Indonesia, Indonesian Studies Teacher

Bachelor’s of English Literature - Universitas Pakuan, Bogor – 2005
Master of Education Management - Universitas Pakuan, Bogor – 2012

English Teacher - Sekolah Eka Wijaya, Cibinong - 2007 – 2010
English Teacher - Sekolah Global Mandiri, Cibubur - 2010 – 2014
Bahasa Teacher - Intercommunity School of Bogor - 2014 – 2017

Please allow me to take this opportunity to introduce myself as the newly appointed Bahasa Indonesia, Indonesian Studies, and Islamic Religious Lesson at North Jakarta Intercultural School. Even before I joined this school, I was aware of the impact of the quality education that the school provides, on students who grow up to be responsible adults. I have 13 years of experience under my belt teaching various subjects English, Bahasa Indonesia, Indonesian Studies, and Islamic Religious Lesson. Leveraging this experience, I anticipate that I will be able to contribute highly in helping students meet their curriculum goals, and provide them with a wider view of perception of these form of arts. Since I have taught students ranging from ages 4 to 18, I am well-aware of all levels of English literature education, and can quite comfortably incorporate technology into standard lessons. I believe this skill will help students in learning through both conventional means and modern ways.


Kenneth R Smith

Athletics Coordinator

Bachelor’s of Science in Kinesiology with a minor in History Sam Houston State University - Huntsville Texas

Girls varsity basketball coach, Physical Education teacher for grades 1-12 - Sekolah Pelita Harapan - 1996 – 2002
Elementary Athletic Director - Sekolah Pelita Harapan - 2002 – 2005
Athletic Director - Bandung Alliance International School - 2005 – 2006
Sport Coordinator - STB-ACS Jakarta International School - 2007 – 2015

“Hello, my name is Rusty Smith and I am from Texas in the US. Although I am an American, I have lived in Indonesia for the past 20 years and consider this my home. I love to play sports and watch movies.

I have an Indonesian wife and 3 boys. I teach physical education and coach basketball. My students and players have enjoyed success on the courts and playing fields but the greatest satisfaction I receive is when I meet a former student that has become a responsible, caring, respectful adult.”


Thombi Layukallo

MYP - DP Maths, Physics & EconomicsTeacher

Bachelor’s of Science Department of Aerospace Engineering - Texas A&M University, USA - 1989
Master’s of Engineering, Department Of Aerospace Engineering - Nagoya University, Japan - 1999
Doctor’s of Engineering, Department Of Aerospace Engineering - Nagoya University, Japan - 2002

Visiting Teacher - Stamford International School - 2007 – 2009
Visiting Teacher - Jakarta Nanyang School - 2013 – 2015
Lecturer & Researcher - Surya University, Indonesia - 2013 – 2015

“Dr. Thombi earned undergraduate and graduate engineering degrees in the US and Japan. He has a wide range of experience in working as a researcher and an engineer in government and private sectors. Over the years, he has developed deep passion in educating the youth and has been involved in education by teaching various engineering-related subjects at local schools and universities.

He wants to see more Indonesians youths, especially girls, to develop more interests in science and technology. In his spare time he enjoys playing and listening to music, watching good movies and reading good books.”


Muhammad Iqbal Sikandar

MYP - DP Science Teacher


Bachelor’s of Science- Bahuddin Zakariya University – 1998

Master’s of ZOOLOGY - Bahuddin Zakariya University - 2000

Bachelor’s of Education (B.Ed) – Allama Iqbal Open University - 2013

Master’s of Science - State University of New York (SUNY) - 2017



Chemistry, Biology, Science - GA Atoll School and Gn. Atoll Education Center, Maldives – 2002 - 2008

Chemistry, Biology  - Yemen Modern Schools, Sana’a, Yemen – 2008 - 2009

Head of Science Department, AP Biology and Chemistry - International School of Myanmar, Yangon, Myanmar – 2009 - 2013

IBDP and IGCSE Biology - Aga Khan Mzizima Secondary School, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania – 2013 - 2015

AP Biology, Chemistry and Science Teacher - Michael E DeBakey High School  Doha, Qatar - 2015 – 2019

IB Examiner - 2013-till date


My name is Iqbal and I was born in a remote most village of Punjab, Pakistan.  As a student, I spent most of my time in boarding schools and hostels and immediately after completing my education I got my first job as a science teacher in Maldives.  Till that time I am living abroad moving into different countries.  I am married, father of two sons and a lovely daughter.     


This is my eighteenth year in International teaching and seventh international school. During the last eighteen years, I have gone through a huge shift from being a briefcase teacher to a person who strongly believes in sharing and connectivism. Even though I am still at the bottom level of connectivism and a big lurker but also having an appearance online. The credit for this mind shift does go to COETAIL, Certificate of Educational Technology and Information Literacy. I love to play tennis but my cricket skills are always a hurdle to be very good at tennis.  I am also struggling to reduce my screen time but I think there is a problem with my iPhone which always gives a report i.e. greater than the previous week.   Swimming, hiking and badminton are also my favorites.


Hafiz Qarni

MYP - DP Media Teacher, PYP Math Class Teacher

Bachelor’s of Science in Computer Science - BSCS (Hons) - University of Central Punjab – 2003
Postgraduate Diploma in Mathematics - London Metropolitan University - 2005
Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE Secondary Mathematic) – London Metropolitan University - 2006
Qualified Teacher Status (QTS + Induction - General Teaching Council for England (GTC) – 2007
Master of Teaching (Mteach) - Institute of Education University of London (UCL) - 2013

Teacher of Mathematics - The Wavell School England – 2006 - 2008
Teacher of Mathematics - The Douay Martyrs School England – 2008 - 2015
Teacher of Mathematics - The Langley Academy England – 2015 - 2016
Teacher of Mathematics & Computer Science - Mesaieed International School Qatar – 2016 – 2021

Hafiz Qarni grew up in Pakistan, where hecompleted his first Honours Degree before moving to England for higher education in 2003. Following his teacher training at three different schools in London, he taught at schools in and around London for a decade until 2016. Before joining NJIS in 2021, Mr Qarni worked at Qatar Petroleum’s British International School in Qatar.

During his career, Mr Qarni also had additional Teaching and Learning Responsibilities (TLR) and has completed several additional professional development courses/training with certifications. For over a decade, he has also worked as an examiner with British Exam boards AQA, MEI, CIE and Pearson Edexcel. In his free time, Mr Qarni enjoys swimming, travelling around the world and spending time with friends and family.


Friska Titi Nova

IB Library Coordinator

Bachelor’s of Library & Information Science - Universitas Indonesia - 2011

Record & Information Executive - PT. HM Sampoerna - 2012 - 2013
Librarian - Taruna Papua Boarding School - 2013 – 2018
IB Library Coordinator - Sekolah Global Indo-Asia - 2018 – 2021

Reading and being a reading activist has been part of Friska's enthusiasm for years. Her reading interest initiated her to determine library and information science as the starting point of her life path.
Friska has been a librarian/library literacy activist and travels between Jakarta, Timika, Jayapura, and Batam for more than ten years. She has the vision to help literacy in Indonesia grow better, and each one of us can take part to build that pathway. She thought that her vision goes along with IB Vision, to share the guardianship of the planet, and she is honored to be part of the IB School Community.

Recently she was awarded as the First Winner of the Most Potential Librarian in Riau Province and Runner Up of the Most Potential Librarian 2017 in Papua Province.

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