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MYP Coordinator & 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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DP & CAS 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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ICT Coordinator - Teacher of Design - David Dobryden

For undergraduate school, Mr. Dobryden studied the social sciences at Michigan State University (anthropology, sociology, and history) as they relate to Asian countries like Japan, Korea, and China. Between high school and university, he has had nearly a decade of formal Japanese study.

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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 Music - Madoka Tochigi

Ms.Tochigi is a strong advocate of nurturing creativity in the classroom. To encourage, engage and stimulate an appreciation of music within every child on both an emotional and intellectual level.
 

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Teacher of 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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Teacher of Art - Christina Fogle

Miss Christina Fogle earned her Masters of Art Education and Bachelors of Art History with a minor in Fine Arts for Painting from the University of Cincinnati at the School of Design, Art, Architecture and Planning.

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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 Japanese - Sayaka Higuchi

As a Japanese language teacher, Ms Sayaka Higuchi encourages students to improve their critical thinking skills through learning the relation between language and society and improving their language skills as tools for expressing ideas. 

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Grade 1 Teacher - Rebecca Hertle

Ms. Rebecca Hertle has over 12 years of experience teaching in both public and private elementary schools. She believes that all children are unique and that they have something special they can bring to their own education.

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Grade 1 Teacher - Duncan Harris

Mr Duncan Harris was born in Shizuoka, Japan but is British by birth.
Mr Harris has been teaching for nearly twenty years to learners of all ages and backgrounds, both native and non-native speakers of English. He has been teaching within IB for seven years concentrating on PYP in lower elementary. 

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Grade 2 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 2 Teacher - Matthew Eisenhauer

Mr. Matthew Eisenhauer is passionate about literacy learning, sustainability practices, entrepreneurship, and creativity in the classroom. He believes that kids should explore their own interests to discover what they truly love.

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Grade 3 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 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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Grade 5 Teacher - 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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