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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Bachelor of Psychology & Mental Health - Auckland University of Technology - 2006
Graduate Diploma - ECE Teaching - Auckland University, 2012
Early Childhood Teacher - Little Feet Preschool - 2009 – 2012
Teaching Practicum (Student Teacher) - Aro Arataki, Auckland - 2012
Teaching Practicum (Student Teacher) - Lollipops Ellerslie, Auckland - 2012
Early Childhood Teacher - New Zealand Independent School 2014 – 2015
Secondary IGCSE Mandarin and AS Level Psychology Teacher - New Zealand Independent School - 2015 - 2016
“I am from the land of 17,000 over islands, sunny Indonesia. I was born here in Indonesia, packaged in Singapore, shipped to New Zealand and along the way had a stopover in Australia. I earned a Bachelor of Health Science, double majoring in Psychology and Applied Mental Health from the University of Auckland Technology in 2008 and started my teaching career in a private school in Auckland, New Zealand, where I taught for 4 years. In 2011, I decided to head back to University and earned a Graduate Diploma in Teaching (Early Years).
I returned to Indonesia in 2013 and taught at an international school for 2 years prior to NJIS. Outside the classroom, I love traveling and exploring new places, I enjoy a good hike, doing outdoor activities and a day out with my 4 dogs, husband and baby daughter.”
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.”
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
Bachelor of Arts, Major studies: English, History and Media Studies, University of Canterbury, New Zealand - 1997
Graduate Diploma of Teaching and Learning, Christchurch College of Education New Zealand - 1999
Masters of Teaching and Learning University of Otago New Zealand - 2008
Literacy Coordinator Yr 7-8, English and SOSE Teacher Yr 7-10 - Williamstown High School, Australia - 2001- 2002
Senior English and SOSE Teacher - Ipeka Christian High School, Indonesia - 2002 - 2003
Native Speaker Head of High School English Teacher - Jakarta International Korean School - 2004 - 2017
VCE / MYP Lang and Lit and EAL Teacher - Dili International School, Timor Leste - 2017
Kia ora Koutou NJIS, my name is Nick Shearman and am from the land of the long white cloud, New Zealand. After teacher qualification and some teaching experience in New Zealand I decided to travel and work and arrived in Indonesia in the year 2000. Apart from a couple of years teaching in Australia, Timor Leste and Papua New Guinea, I have spent much of my life teaching in Indonesia. I have lived in Bandung, Bali and Jakarta.
My teaching subjects at NJIS are English and Media and I am a big believer in the IB system, as are my two sons Max and Sunny who are very happy to become part of the NJIS family. In the school holidays we love to explore the beautiful coastal areas of the Indonesian archipelago and fish, dive and surf.
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.”
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.
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.
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
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.”
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.”
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
Bachelor’s Degree - Information Technology Mercubuana - 2010
Master’s of Pendidikan Bahasa Indonesia, FIB Indraprasta PGRI University – 2017
Bahasa, Social studies, Math, Civic Teacher - Binus International School - 2007 – 2011
Library, Social study, PLKJ teacher - Sekolah Citrabuana - 2011 – 2014
Teacher Library Nursery, Librarian Officer, UOI Support Teacher, Jakarta World Academy - IB School - 2013 – 2014
ICT,religion, Bahasa Teacher, Royal Primary Academy - 2014 – 2017
Hi NJIS student and family! My name is Mr Kamal Aziz and I am going to be a Lower School Bahasa Indonesia teacher. This will be my first year teaching at NJIS but my 12th year teaching at several school. I love teaching lower school students and all exploring, learning, and fun we get to have! I have a master’s degree in Indonesian Language and Literature (Bahasa Indonesia). I was born in a small city, Garut, West Java.
I am a proud father to one beautiful daughter. I have been married for 6 years to my wife, Safika. When I am not teaching I enjoy spending time with family, listening to music, reading, dancing and exploring cities and villages.
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.
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.