About A-JIS - Faculty

Our Faculty

At A-JIS, our faculty represents educators and professionals from fifteen countries around the world. All are qualified and certified as teachers within their home countries, and all have a minimum of a Bachelors degree in their field of expertise. Our faculty represents educators who possess the capability and experience to deliver our curricular focus: the International Baccalaureate Programme according to our mission and values. They are a dedicated group of people skilled at inspiring students to seek opportunities that lay ahead as wise, creative, entrepreneurial, solution-driven global leaders.

Abe, Mamina

PYP Japanese Teacher

Hikarigaoka Campus


Ahn, Jeong Hee

Kindergarten Teaching Assistant

Hikarigaoka Campus

“Every child is a different kind of flower, and all together, make this world a beautiful garden.” -Anonymous

Alatiit, Sam

Learning Support Teacher

Hikarigaoka Campus

“They may forget what you said but they will never forget how you made them feel.” – Carol Buchner

Read more about Mr. Alatiit

Arreola, Paola

Kindergarten 5 Teacher

Hikarigaoka Campus

A person’s a person, no matter how small.” — Dr. Seuss

Read more about Ms. Arreola

Balugo, Faye Anne

Kindergarten Teaching Assistant

Hikarigaoka Campus

“Children learn more from what you are than what you teach.” – W.E.B Du Bois

Read more about Mrs. Balugo

Basu, Paramita

Grade 1 Teacher

Hikarigaoka Campus

Batnini, Soulef, PhD

Learning Support

Hikarigaoka Campus

“If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.” – Nelson Mandela

Bhavaraju, Gayatri

Grade 6 and 7 Science Teacher

Hikarigaoka Campus

“The important thing is to not stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existence.” –
Albert Einstein


Bullock, John

MYP Language and Literature, Individuals and Societies, and Design

Hikarigaoka Campus

“Heaven is right where you are standing, and that is the place to train”  ~Morihei Ueshiba

Read more about Mr. Bullock

Burdzy, Marta Luiza

Library Assistant, PYP Art Teacher

Hikarigaoka Campus

“The essential thing is to arouse such an interest that it engages the child’s whole personality”

-Maria Montessori