Bachelors of Science in Human Ecology major in Family and Child Development Bachelor of Science in
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.
Bachelor of Arts in History and Philosophy; Certified Educator by South African Council of Educators;
Over 6 years of teaching experience teaching children in an International School; enjoys reading, hiking
and rock climbing.
Hello, I’m Riaan Jacobus Van der Walt. I come all the way from South Africa. I have been living in
Japan for five years and have been teaching for seven. I earned my Bachelor’s degree and postgraduate
certificate in education from the University of South Africa, and have been working to improve my
I have multiple hobbies and things that occupy my time. You can find me painting or reading a book on
rainy days, while at other times I enjoy hiking and rock climbing to challenge myself physically. I
study Japanese tea ceremony and have lately spent a lot of time working on my programming skills as
I hope that I can contribute to the further development of all the students in my charge; learning and
growing together with them. I hope to make my classroom a fun and educational place, where each day is
engaging for the students. At the same time I hope to ensure they meet the end of the year more enriched
and able to take on the challenges of the life that awaits them.
Hi there! My name is Jessica. I am from Chicago, Illinois, USA. I have lived in Japan for over two years and
am enjoying it thoroughly.
I have had the pleasure of watching many children develop and learn new
My goal is to show children that communication is fun, and that when we try our best
great things come from it. Children have such a wonderful ability to try their hardest at every task, while
not being afraid of mistakes.
Every child is different in the ways that they learn and absorb information.
Finding the best way to help with each child’s individual needs is what is so rewarding about working with
children from a young age.
I hope to help the children of Aiwin to become confident in their own abilities
and to grow into the globally successful people that I know they can be.
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
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
Bachelor of Arts in Japanese Studies; over 4 years experience in teaching English to young learners;
enjoys travelling, learning languages, exploring new cultures, snowboarding, hiking, playing the guitar,
listening to music, reading and practicing Aikido.
Hello, my name is Michal and it`s great to meet you. I am originally from the Czech Republic, but since I
was 19 I have lived, worked and studied in English speaking countries such as Australia, USA, UK and
Japan. 3 years ago I moved to Japan and started working as an English teacher for young learners and I
thoroughly enjoy what I do.
To see the kids developing, improving their English skills and being able to express themselves in a
foreign language is a great thrill and a pleasure to watch. I strongly believe, that having a good command
of at least one international language plays a vital role in our global society. I look forward to meeting
all of you and I will do my best to give all of my students the opportunity to broaden their horizons
through English learning while having a fun!
Earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Linguistics and Literature; Gained Eiken Pre1 and Financial planner 3
certifications; like traveling, learning new languages, eating, Karaoke, watching movies, playing sports.
Hello everyone! My name is Saya Sugiura. I studied in New Zealand for a year when I was 16 and I've learned
how important it is to be able to communicate in different ways and how big the world is through different
languages. I enjoy learning new things and meeting new people because it broadens my horizons. Please feel
free to talk to me anytime. I look forward to seeing you all everyday and cannot wait to make unforgettable
memories with all of you.
Hello! My name is Misa Masuda and I am in charge of accounting. My hobbies are watching movies, karaoke, traveling and listening to music.
Before coming to Aiwin, I worked in the medical industry for more than 5 years. I came to Aiwin because I wanted to try more things and was interested in international schools. I am very happy to work in an environment that is conducive to learning. And I am healed every day by the smiles of my beloved children.
My basic work is back office work, so I may not have many opportunities to meet you all, but I would appreciate your help when I do.
looking forward to seeing you all.