Faculty

Elementary Principal - Brad Leonard

Mr. Brad Leonard believes that education begins with effective teaching, an active community, and students who are joyful. Mr. Leonard finds his joy in hiking, watching baseball, and exploring new places.

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PYP & PE Coordinator - Chris Larter

Mr. Larter has written and implemented a range of curricula and activities programs to keep his students healthy and active. Mr. Larter also has experience as an administrator, homeroom teacher and head teacher in the IB curriculum.

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MS Coordinator & English - Maurice Mickle

Mr. Maurice Mickle brings a range of experience with ELL students from multiple countries and various age groups. He has taught for over eight years in the Asia-Pacific region with students from grades 6 through 12.

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DP* Coordinator - Gustav Helman

Mr. Helman brings 28 years of experience in international education to CHIST, with a particular focus on the four IB Programmes as a teacher, department coordinator and head of faculty.

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CHIST Librarian - Hirono Aoyama

Ms. Hirono Aoyama leads our Resource Center after successfully launching the library at the newly founded IB Bilingual Osaka & Senri International Schools of Kwansei Gakuin, where she served K - 12 students for 27 years.

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Teacher of Science - Michael Roberts

As a science teacher, Mr. Michael Roberts is especially keen on encouraging students to expand their practical techniques through a variety of chemistry experiments, and to think critically about how to improve their methodology and thus design their own experiments

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Teacher of Art - Frederic Beaugeard

As a working artist, Mr. Frederic Beaugeard aligns his comprehensive academic knowledge of the arts with the active process of creation, empowering our CHIST students with a model of autonomy and self-reflection as an artist.

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Teacher of Japanese - Kaori Hakone

Ms. Kaori Hakone is passionate about integrating technology into education with her expertise in Japanese as both a foreign and heritage language teacher to students whose instructional language is English.

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Teacher of Japanese - Megumi Fukada

Ms. Megumi Fukada strives to adopt new ideas and technologies to meet the changing, individual needs of her students. She values a caring approach in the classroom with broad experience in teaching Japanese language at all levels from primary school to university.

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Teacher of EAL - Andrew McGovern

Mr. Andrew McGovern is passionate about merging English language learning and technology in his classes. He brings over fifteen years PYP and MYP experience to CHIST from various international schools.

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Grade 1 Teacher - Mike Mural

Mr. Mike Mural brings enthusiasm and tech-savvy to his classroom. With over twenty years in teaching, including sixteen years at internationals schools, Mr. Mural has extensive experience with the IB curriculum, especially in the PYP.

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Grade 2 Teacher - Grace Altarejos

Ms. Grace Altarejos has earned her Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education at the De La Salle University Manila in the Philippines where she is also a licensed teacher.

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Grade 4 Teacher - Emily Hopkins

Ms. Emily Hopkins has taught a range of grades in elementary education for six years. She also taught world religions to her Sunday School students at Unity Temple on the Plaza "Where diversity is praised and peace and harmony are the rewards".

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Grade 5 Teacher - Matthew Malvern

Mr. Matthew Malvern brings to CHIST a range of experience in the humanities, specializing in teaching English as an Additional Language in private and public schools across Japan before returning to his home country of Canada to complete his education degree.

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