Chairman of the Board

Our chairman of the board is a firm believer that education is one of our most important basic needs to be able to lead a successful and fulfilling life. Moreso, learning from early years makes a big impact in shaping a child to their fullers potentials. This is why young learners are very close to her heart. She envisions children as the future leaders of the world who are capable of making positive changes for the next generations to come. As a person who has first-hand experience in the value of international-mindedness through her work exposure and collaborations with international groups and institutions, she regards that learning English is an essential tool to become confident communicators. Understanding diversity and respecting other cultures are also critical in today's fast-changing world. It is her goal to enrich Aiwin students with BASIC skills (Balanced, Adaptable, Self-confident, Imaginative and Communicative) as a tool to become independent, responsible and globally-minded citizens. In pursuit to provide a solid foundation of education a parent can give to a child, Aiwin International School was built to offer a a unique blend of learning programs, an excellent learning facilities, and a professional team of educators. To manage school affairs and strive to improve in education and child care, our School Principal and Administrative Support Team continue to uphold our philosophy and values as a prestigious international school.


Our Staff

Aiwin International School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of students and their families, and expects all employees to share this commitment. The school has a detailed code of conduct and child protection policies and safeguarding procedures to guide its actions. All our staff and faculty undergo a rigorous recruitment and training process. As a result, we have an outstanding faculty who provide a safe, nurturing environment for our students and shares the goal of promoting high teaching standards.

Administrative andSupport Staff

  • Darlin Caroline Okada

    Darlin Caroline Okada

    School Principal

    Bachelors of Science in Human Ecology major in Family and Child Development Bachelor of Science in Nursing.
    With over ten years of teaching experience as a Licensed Teacher in Early Childhood Education, Elementary and Secondary levels; held educational leadership roles including Curriculum Coordinator; with over 4 years instructing Medical English to Medical and Health Care Professionals; Registered Nurse in the Philippines and New York. She is fond of baking, cooking, playing the guitar, flower arrangement, exploring different culture and geographies.

    Welcome to Aiwin International School where we provide a structured and purposeful international learning environment that allows our children to develop Aiwin's BASIC skills, compassion and confidence into becoming globally responsible citizens. I am truly proud to offer our school programs and curriculum that is continuously being developed to uphold child-centered, holistic and integrated approach in learning. It is a great honor for me to be a part of and lead our professional and talented team of teachers and staff who dedicate themselves in helping our young learners achieve their fullest growth and potential in every aspect of their school life.

    My professional experience gave me an opportunity to teach and train in various educational institutions where I saw how teaching methodologies and school policies could work well together to fulfill student’s learning needs. It also gave me a deeper understanding of how important it is to consider parents and caregivers as active participants in their child’s education and care. Strengthening the connection between home and school ensures a child’s success not only in school but also later on in facing bigger challenges in life. I believe that creating a balance among education, care and governance gives our children the best and most memorable educational experience.

    We continuously strive to become a premier international school that offers excellent learning facilities and well-balanced curriculum while maintaining a warm and supportive family atmosphere that has always characaterized our school. I would like to see our school become even more remarkable, with professional teachers and supportive parents on board, in inspiring our students to develop a love for learning, excellence and service to society.

    Thank you for choosing Aiwin International School. Our doors are always open to welcome you.

  • Khadidrah Lloyd

    Khadidrah Lloyd

    Head Teacher

    Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy Over 5 years of teaching experience Kindergarten, Primary School and childrent with special needs in America and Japan; Family Therapist for 3 years. She likes reading, swimming, playing video games, listening to music, traveling and crafting.

    Hello everyone! My name is Khadidrah, but you can call me Didrah. I’m from Connecticut in America, it’s very close to New York. I have been working with children over the past 10 years in a variety of settings: Summer camps, Special Education Schools, family therapy and teaching English here in Japan.Through my experience working with children of all cognitive levels, I have learned to cherish every step as they grow and look forward to helping them succeed.

    I enjoy teaching kindergarten students because they never fail to put a smile on my face and are eager to learn!My goal as Head Teacher is to provide the children of Aiwin with a quality international school experience and understanding of the world around them. I hope that you will be able to benefit from our international curriculum and learn with your children in Aiwin. Let’s have a great time this school year! I look forward to see you all everyday!

  • Arisa Minematsu

    Arisa Minematsu

    Administrative Office Manager

    More than four years experience in office administration; Certified medical aroma therapist; likes to play the paino, do yoga and explore different gourmet

    Nice to meet you. My name is Arisa Minematsu. After graduating university, I studied abroad in the United States for two and a half years. I learned about the connections between people and the importance of having the same identity as a Japanese by learning about various values and cultures. I hope that the children of Aiwin will reflect the wonderful culture of the Japanese people to the world and play an active role in it. In addition, I will do my best to support the communication between the school and parents so that parents can take care of their children safely.

    We look forward to seeing you all.

  • Yuki Kinoshita

    Yuki Kinoshita

    Office Coordinator

    Nursery Teacher Certification in Japan; more than 2 years of teaching experience in kindergarten; likes travelling, watching movie and spending time with her child.

    My name is Yuki Kinoshita. I was a nursery teacher before I join Aiwin. Also over 10 years experience working for travel agency.

    I went abroad by myself when I was 15. I graduated high school in New Zealand. For myself, I do know how important to know different culture, how useful to know and be able to use English through my career.

    I enjoy talking with children and their parents.I will do my best to support between the family and the school. Please feel free to ask me and lets have fun at Aiwin!

Faculty Teachers

  • Rikki Shepherd

    Rikki Shepherd

    Pre Homeroom Teacher


  • Riaan Van Der Walt

    Riaan Van Der Walt

    Homeroom Teacher


  • comingsoon

    Jr. Kindy Homeroom Teacher

  • Gonzalo Razon Jr.

    Gonzalo Razon Jr.

    Pre Homeroom Teacher


  • Michal Kostrej

    Michal Kostrej

    Homeroom Teacher


  • Manami Sadasue

    Manami Sadasue

    Nursery Homeroom Teacher


  • Idylle Canete

    Idylle Canete

    Nursery Homeroom Teacher


  • Jessica Patras

    Jessica Patras

    Early Nursery Homeroom teacher


  • Hiromi Tokuchi

    Hiromi Tokuchi

    Early Nursery Homeroom teacher


  • Naho Yoshikawa

    Naho Yoshikawa

    Japanese Support Teacher


  • Junko Tsujimoto

    Junko Tsujimoto

    Homeroom Support Teacher


  • Sachie Kuboshita

    Sachie Kuboshita

    Homeroom Support Teacher


  • Saori Tanaka

    Saori Tanaka

    Japanese Support Teacher


  • Nicole Kathryn Go

    Nicole Kathryn Go

    Learning Support Teacher


  • akiko fujiwara

    akiko fujiwara

    Homeroom Support Teacher


Specialist Teachers

  • Kana Ogawa

    Kana Ogawa

    P.E Teacher


  • Katsura Kojima

    Katsura Kojima

    Music Teacher