员工名录

Lynne Oldfield

总校长

Lynne Oldfield

总校长

Natalie Wilson

副校长(教牧关怀)

Natalie Wilson

副校长(教牧关怀)

Ms. Wilson has over 8 years leading high performing academics in top international schools in both China and South East Asia. Ms. Wilson graduated with honours in Modern History from Oxford University and is currently completing her Masters in Educational Leadership as well as the International Professional Certificate in School Leadership both with the University College London (UCL). “The clear vision for academic excellence and passion for subject knowledge shared by the staff and students at NLCS Jeju is inspiring and helping to shape this course is something I am incredibly excited by”

Jeremy Freeman

副校长(小学校长)

Jeremy Freeman

副校长(小学校长)

Crispian Waterman

副校长(教牧关怀)

Crispian Waterman

副校长(教牧关怀)

Crispian has a BSc (Hons) Zoology from the University of Swansea and a PGCE from the univeristy of Exeter Prior to joining NLCS Jeju, Crispian was Director of Boarding at a school in Thailand. As a Zoologist, Crispian loves to get involved in conservation and enjoys travelling to exotic destinations like Jeju island to appreciate indiginous and unique flora and fauna. Crispian is looking forward to living by the Ocean, camping with his family and learning about South Korean culture and history. Crispain lives on Jeju with his wife, two children and family pets. "Start here, go anywhere' is a really powerful 'call to action' for anyone interested in exploring their potential and I want to be a part of it!"

Henry Wiggins

副校长(员工关系和学校组织)

Henry Wiggins

副校长(员工关系和学校组织)

Henry has a MA (Hons) in Modern History and a PGCE from the University of Oxford. He has over twenty years’ experience working in independent schools in the UK and, in particular, was a Head of Year at Hampton School in West London, Head of History and latterly Assistant Head at the Royal Grammar School, Guildford and, most recently, was Deputy Head (Teaching and Education) at The Portsmouth Grammar School. He has also coached and refereed sports teams throughout his career (most notably rugby and cricket) and has also been greatly involved with various school cadet forces and outdoor education or Duke of Edinburgh Award schemes. He is looking forward to joining NLCS Jeju as someone who is passionate about an education that is both academic and holistic, whilst also living on the beautiful island of Jeju, and fully immersing himself in the life of this very busy school.

Young-Kee Lee

财务主管

Young-Kee Lee

财务主管

Young-Kee Lee has a BBA Finance and International Business from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is a seasoned financial professional with extensive experience and a successful track record in bridging Asian and Western cultures. He is very passionate about building businesses and mentoring new leaders. He believes in creating an environment of collaboration, community, and trust through clear and consistent communication amongst teammates, partners and stakeholders. Before joining NLCS Jeju, he worked on major development projects such as Songdo International City located in Incheon City, which included the development of an international school, and Parc1, which included commercial office towers, shopping mall, and hotel located in Seoul. Young-Kee is an avid cyclist and enjoys spending time outdoors, so the beautiful island of Jeju is the ideal place for me.

Portrait of Dauren Aitmukhamet

Dauren Aitmukhamet

Mathematics Teacher

Portrait of Dauren Aitmukhamet

Dauren Aitmukhamet

Mathematics Teacher

Dauren has a BSc and MSc Mathematics from Novosibirsk State University. Prior to joining the School he worked as a Teacher of Mathematics and Olympiad Specialist in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Dauren enjoys nature and physical activities. He looks forward to cycling and hiking on Jeju Island. They enjoy sharing their knowledge and enthusiasm for Mathematics to help pupils develop their own talent in Mathematics.

Mireille Alwan

Assistant Head Junior School

Mireille Alwan

Assistant Head Junior School

Mireille has a Bachelor of Teaching (Primary Education) from Wollongong University, Australia, graduating with High Distinction and earning a place on the Dean’s Merit List. Prior to joining the School, Mireille worked in inner-city London. She has over 20 years of teaching experience, fulfilling various roles including: Acting Head Teacher, Deputy Head in charge of Inclusion and Assistant Head leading on Curriculum, Assessment and mentoring newly qualified teachers. Mireille is an avid traveller, having lived in many countries from a young age, including Nigeria, Lebanon, Australia and England. She is thrilled to be moving to Jeju Island, and working at NLCS, and is looking forward to getting back to nature where she will enjoy hiking, cycling and swimming--not to mention travelling to new countries across Asia.

Portrait of Merve Bensaglam Arslan

Merve Bensaglam Arslan

Mathematics Teacher

Portrait of Merve Bensaglam Arslan

Merve Bensaglam Arslan

Mathematics Teacher

Merve is originally from Izmir, Turkey. She is a graduate of Integrated BS and MS Program in Teaching Mathematics from Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey. Before completing her masters, she attended Fontys University of Applied Sciences for a fall term (via Erasmus program) at 2010. She had one of her internships in Breda, Netherlands. Currently, she is doing her masters in Statistics at Ege University, Izmir, Turkey. Merve has been teaching mathematics for the last 10 years. Her favorite topics are Statistics and Probability. After attending a CAT2 training program in Berlin, 2018 and getting an IB certificate, she has also become an IB examiner. Working with people from different cultures and a variety of countries always makes Merve feel good because she thinks that mathematics is also a language to communicate with people. Merve is looking forward to joining NLCS because she likes working with competitive groups and having students with high academic expectations.

Yushi Ashford

毕业生助理

Yushi Ashford

毕业生助理

Yushi has a BA (Hons) Architecture from Oxford Brookes University. Yushi enjoys traveling, making films and discovering new meanings and purposes about life through the forms of art.

Rumer Bacon

Year 3 Teacher

Rumer Bacon

Year 3 Teacher

Rumer began her teaching career as a learning assistant at a primary school in London, England. She went on to complete teacher training and was awarded her QTS by UCL. Rumer has been teaching in Korea, first in Jecheon and most recently in Seoul, since 2020. She is greatly excited to inspire, motivate and support students at NLCS Jeju. Outside of the classroom, Rumer enjoys photography, reading and cooking, and she is looking forward to learning more about the unique cultural aspects of Jeju.

Portrait of Ji Hyum (Melody) Bae

Ji Hyum (Melody) Bae

毕业生助理

Portrait of Ji Hyum (Melody) Bae

Ji Hyum (Melody) Bae

毕业生助理

Melody is an NLCS Jeju alumnus with a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering from The University of Hong Kong. Melody has over 4 years of experience in teaching and tutoring, and she has given a summer lecture in Jeju University. As a returning alumnus, who has already spent a year as a Gap Assistant, Melody is a experienced Graduate Assistant full of love for NLCS Jeju. She enjoys garment making, going for a drive and spending time with her family. Melody’s favourite quote is “Harness energy, block bad.

Sung Hyun Baek

University Guidance Counsellor

Sung Hyun Baek

University Guidance Counsellor

Sunghyun is from mainland Korea. After earning a BEd in history education from Seoul National University, he worked in Korean local high schools as a history teacher and was a 12th grade tutor for 10 years. He joined NLCS Jeju in 2011 as a Korean history teacher and he now works as university guidance counselor, specialising in supporting applications to Korean Universities.

Portrait of Margaret Baird

Margaret Baird

Head of Latin

Portrait of Margaret Baird

Margaret Baird

Head of Latin

Mrs Baird has a MA (Oxon) in Classics (Literae Humaniores) from St. Anne’s College, Oxford University. She represented the university in rowing whilst there. Her teaching qualification (PGCE) is from King’s College, London University. She has been teaching since 1989 mainly in the UK and last taught abroad from 1992 to 1994 in Kenya. She enjoys travelling and is excited about exploring a part of the world that she has not yet experienced. Her last teaching position was as Head of Classics at Malvern St James School. She enjoys walking in the Malvern Hills and in Jeju too. She also likes going to the theatre and art galleries and practices Tai Chi. She has three grown up children.

Ruth Baker

Head of Junior School Music

Ruth Baker

Head of Junior School Music

Ruth has an MA in Education from the University of Bath, a PGCE SCITT in Ed from the University of Nottingham and a BMus Hons from the University of Birmingham. Prior to joining the School she taught in Thailand. Ruth is a qualified Yoga teacher and enjoys sharing practise with people of all ages and abilities as well as dabbling in Art. She loves living in Jeju because of the stunning scenery and outdoor adventure possibilities. Ruth has a keen interest in note-taking and is thrilled to have co-authored an award winning article featuring sketchnotes for the 2022 ACM Creativity and Cognition Conference. She lives on Jeju with her husband and dog. Ruth believes that the students explore all areas of Music at NLCS Jeju with access to great physical and technological resources, and feels it is a privilege to be part of their musical journeys.

Portrait of Gary Barker

Gary Barker

Geography Teacher

Portrait of Gary Barker

Gary Barker

Geography Teacher

Gary has an MSc Earth Science and the Environment and a BSc (Hons) in Geology, both from Kingston University, and a PGCE from Newcastle University. Prior to joining NLCS Jeju, Gary worked at a school in Busan. Gary worked as a Geologist in the Geology Department at Kingston Univeristy before training to become a teacher. He has taught Geography and Humanities in the UK, Isle of Man, Kuwait, Portugal and South Korea. Gary enjoys art, cinema and cycling and loves living on the beautiful island of Jeju. He has a keen interest in the birdlife of the island because of his previous experience as a nature reserve warden.

Portrait of Alice Bate

Alice Bate

English Teacher (Tok Teacher)

Portrait of Alice Bate

Alice Bate

English Teacher (Tok Teacher)

Alice has a PGCE in Secondary English and a BA in English Language and Literature from the University of Oxford. She has research interests in nineteenth-century literature and the history of the book. Originally from the East of England, she was based at a state school in Oxfordshire prior to this role at NLCS Jeju. Previously, she worked at NLCS Jeju as a Graduate Assistant. She enjoys creative writing, trips to the sea, and discussing John Keats at any given opportunity. She is excited to share her passion for literature as part of the school community and explore more of South Korea's stunning nature and delicious food.

Fred Bate

毕业生助理

Fred Bate

毕业生助理

Fred has recently received a degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) from the University of Oxford. He comes from Norfolk, a county in the East of England, where he enjoys running in the surrounding countryside. Fred is interested in macroeconomic policy, international relations and the work of John Rawls. He is looking forward to working with the young minds at NLCS Jeju, and being a part of their road to success.

Amanda Bostock

English Teacher

Amanda Bostock

English Teacher

Amanda has an MA in Literature and Culture, 1700-1900 from the University of Sussex and BA (Hons) English Literature from Queen Mary, University of London. She completed her teacher training in the UK, and worked in comprehensive schools in Greater Manchester for 5 years. Prior to joining NLCS Jeju, she taught at a British international school in Portugal. Amanda has a passion for nineteenth-century literature, learning new languages and K-pop - she enjoys exploring Jeju and the rest of South Korea! She believes that high academic and extra-curricular standards lead to a developed, well-rounded individual.

Vivienne Brooks

Mathematics Teacher (Bryant and CCA Coordinator)

Vivienne Brooks

Mathematics Teacher (Bryant and CCA Coordinator)

Vivienne is from the UK where she qualified as a teacher with a BSc in Mathematics from the University College of St. Martin, Lancaster (now University of Cumbria). After ten years teaching in the UK state system, and a year in Colorado, Vivienne moved to North Carolina for four years to work in a county school that focused on an internationally-minded curriculum. During this time, she earnt a Masters degree in Educational Leadership from Virginia Commonwealth University. Vivienne moved to Jeju in 2014 as a member of the Junior School team and is currently a mathematics specialist teacher with a reputation for attending Star Trek conventions and enjoying the Eurovision Song Contest!

Portrait of Dorian Brown

Dorian Brown

Head of Geography

Portrait of Dorian Brown

Dorian Brown

Head of Geography

Dorian has a BA (Hons) Geography and a PGCE from the University of the West of England and is currently studying towards his MA Ed. Teaching & Learning from University of Buckingham. Prior to joining the School he has been a teacher and a leader at schools in Qatar, Indonesia, China, Vietnam and the UK. Dorian is a keen triathlete and enjoys anything that involves the great outdoors. He has an interest in educational research and in particular its capacity to empower teachers to continually improve. He lives on Jeju with his wife, two daughters and two cats. He enjoys helping students realise their academic potential and become happy and healthy global citizens, fostering ambitions to make the World a more peaceful and sustainable place.

Portrait of Duygu Bulut

Duygu Bulut

Head of Mathematics

Portrait of Duygu Bulut

Duygu Bulut

Head of Mathematics

Duygu comes from Turkey having 12 years experience teaching mathematics. Holding a full scholarship, she read Mathematics and Computer Science at Cankaya University, then gained her masters degree from Bilkent University, also with a full scholarship. Duygu also gained Fulbright Scholarship and was sent to America to complete an internship program with Education in Maths. She was engaged in educational programs in several places in the States such as Iowa, Washington DC and Chicago and also continued her education at the Iowa States University for a period of time. Duygu worked as a department head in her previous school for two years.

Jay Byrom

Librarian

Jay Byrom

Librarian

Jay has an MSc Library Science from City, University of London. Prior to joining joining the School Jay was the Librarian at a preparatory school in the UK. Jay has a longstanding interest in film and writing, which they hope to be able to share with others and is excited to be working in a school that values scholarship and places the library at the heart of the school, and to experience a new culture and explore the island.

Portrait of Monica (Yuanyaun) Cai

Monica (Yuanyaun) Cai

Mandarin Teacher

Portrait of Monica (Yuanyaun) Cai

Monica (Yuanyaun) Cai

Mandarin Teacher

Monica (Yuanyuan) Cai initially graduated from Capital Normal University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Chinese Teaching, after which she gained her Master’s Degree in Linguistics and Applied Linguistics from Beijing Language and Culture University. She first started teaching at an elementary school in U.S., when she was still a graduate student in BLCU. Upon graduation, she continued her career as a Senior School Mandarin teacher in Dulwich College Beijing, where she gained further experience both in her subject domain and, in the pastoral area as a form tutor. Her most recent positions were Senior School Mandarin Teacher and Day House tutor in Marlborough College Malaysia, where she taught IGCSE and the IB, as well as fully committing to the boarding school system. In her spare time, Monica has a strong interest in fashion. Monica has two lovely cats.

Portrait of Nicholas Canning

Nicholas Canning

TOK Teacher (Philosophy Teacher)

Portrait of Nicholas Canning

Nicholas Canning

TOK Teacher (Philosophy Teacher)

Nick Canning has a BA (Hons) in Philosophy from Southampton University and an M.Ed from the Open University in Applied Linguistics. His teaching qualification was completed at King’s College London. Prior to undertaking his teacher training, Nick worked on the Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme. After gaining experience of teaching Philosophy, Theory of knowledge and Religious studies in the U.K., he has taught internationally in Vietnam and most recently in Japan at Kanda University of International Studies. At the latter institution he was also able to publish several works of educational research.

Portrait of Thom Carter-Stead

Thom Carter-Stead

Head of PSD (Philosophy Teacher)

Portrait of Thom Carter-Stead

Thom Carter-Stead

Head of PSD (Philosophy Teacher)

Thom joined NLCS Jeju in 2014. He is from the UK and is here with his wife who is from the US. Previously, he worked in the U.K. state sector for six years teaching Philosophy, Religious Studies, PSHE, and Critical Thinking. He completed his PGCE in Religious Studies at the University of Bristol after being inspired by volunteer teaching placements in India. He studied for a BA in Philosophy at the University of Southampton and completed a further Masters in Philosophy of Mind, also at the University of Southampton.

James Caudle

Designated Safeguarding Officer (Head of Emotional Guidance Counselling)

James Caudle

Designated Safeguarding Officer (Head of Emotional Guidance Counselling)

James Caudle has a BSc, majoring in Psychology and Mathematics from the University of Adelaide and a DipEd from the University of Melbourne. He trained as a counsellor with the Australian Institute of Professional Counsellors and is a member of the International School Counseling Association. He has been a Mathematics and Psychology teacher, a pastoral leader and a counsellor for over 20 years in Australia, Malaysia, China and Korea. Helping students find pathways to relief from suffering and finding ways to thrive has been a continuous driving purpose in his career as an educator. He served on the senior leadership team in China and fulfilled multiple roles as the Wellbeing Coordinator, Counsellor, Child Protection Officer and Head of Mathematics. He first moved to Jeju in 2015, with his wife, Faye, who teaches Chinese literature. Their favourite place on Jeju is Sagye. James enjoys the outdoors and exploring the island by bicycle. He looks forward to making a positive contribution at NLCS to the safety and wellbeing of students, teachers and to the broader community.

Portrait of Julia Cha

Julia Cha

Mathematics Teacher

Portrait of Julia Cha

Julia Cha

Mathematics Teacher

Julia Cha is currently pursuing a Master's Degree Programme - Mathematics for Teaching at Harvard University Extension School. She graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Science (Mathematics and Economics) and a Bachelor of Education degrees with Distinction, both from the University of Toronto. After graduating, Julia worked on professional development, thus, receiving an additional teaching qualification in Physics. Prior to NLCS, she has taught multiple subjects at an International School in China; DP Physics, DP Mathematics, and Ontario curriculum Social Sciences courses. She likes creating and investigating many mathematical activities at a stunning island!

Portrait of Minsoo Cha

Minsoo Cha

Mathematics Teacher

Portrait of Minsoo Cha

Minsoo Cha

Mathematics Teacher

Minsoo has spent a significant part of her life living and studying in Australia and New Zealand. In the 14 years that she was there, she obtained a degree in Operations Research and Statistics from the University of Auckland, and a Graduate Diploma in Education from the University of Queensland. As a certified teacher from Brisbane, Australia, Minsoo taught Mathematics and Computer Science in Brisbane for 4 years before returning to Korea to teach at NLCS Jeju in 2014. Minsoo is an experienced IB and IGCSE Mathematics teacher who has completed Master of Educational Studies through University of Queensland in 2022. Minsoo is passionate about supporting students with mathematics competitions; and she is South Korea’s official representative of the International Mathematics Modeling Challenge. Outside of the classroom, Minsoo enjoys travelling and spending time with family.

Nick Chaddock

English Teacher (AED Teacher, Outdoor Education Coordinator)

Nick Chaddock

English Teacher (AED Teacher, Outdoor Education Coordinator)

Nicholas is from York in the UK but has lived in Asia for many years. He has a Korean wife and a son in Year 2 at NLCS Jeju. Having first fallen in love with Jeju island in 2001, he is very happy to now call it home. Nicholas has a Geography degree, a Masters in Linguistics, a PGCE and a Diploma in Special Education. Second language pedagogy and the acquisition of academic English has been the main focus of his teaching career. Nicholas has traveled extensively around the world and is a strong believer in outdoor education, trips and extra-curricular programmes. Nicholas plays football and tennis and is a keen mountain biker.

Eunsil Cho

Korean Teacher (Junior School)

Eunsil Cho

Korean Teacher (Junior School)

Victor Cho

University Guidance Counsellor

Victor Cho

University Guidance Counsellor

Victor is from the United States. He has worked in university guidance counselling for 11 years. Victor graduated from the University of Washington with a BA in Communications (Journalism). He is married and has a son in the Junior School, and a baby boy.

Portrait of Laetitia Choi

Laetitia Choi

Head of European Languages and KSL

Portrait of Laetitia Choi

Laetitia Choi

Head of European Languages and KSL

Laetitia is from France. As a young child she has lived Belgium, Holland, Korea and then moved to France where she completed her studies and obtained a BA degree in English studies. After working as a language assistant near Plymouth, she enrolled into a Postgraduate Certificate in Education course in French and German. Laetitia worked in a Catholic school in Cambridgeshire before deciding to move abroad. Since 2013, she has worked at NLCS Jeju. As a life-long learner, she has continued to take on different academic challenges, including widening her specialism in the IB Diploma by gaining knowledge and experience of the programme. True to her belief in holistic education, she has always contributed to a wide range of extracurricular activities that include sporting activities and competitions.

Portrait of Yong-Jun Chun

Yong-Jun Chun

Mathematics Teacher (Lead Practitioner)

Portrait of Yong-Jun Chun

Yong-Jun Chun

Mathematics Teacher (Lead Practitioner)

Yong-Jun Chun has a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from LeTourneau University, TX and a Masters in Mathematics for Teachers from the University of Waterloo in Canada. He is a Clear Credentialed teacher in the state of California. Before training to be a mathematics teacher, he previously worked in the biomedical industry as a sales engineer. His last post was at Gyeonggi Suwon International School where he was a maths teacher and also the Head of Mathematics. Having grown up in Korea, Nigeria, the UK and the US, Yong-Jun was a third-culture child and has a love for international travel and experiencing new cultures. In his free time, he enjoys being a nerd, watching martial arts and spending time with his family.

Portrait of Alastair Coldwell

Alastair Coldwell

English Teacher

Portrait of Alastair Coldwell

Alastair Coldwell

English Teacher

Alastair has a PGCE from UNISA in English and Theatre and has over 14 years experience working in English and Theatre. Alastair most recently taught at UWCEA in the English, the Arts and the ToK departments. He enjoys spending time with his wife and son, running, fishing and reading philosophy. Alastair is excited about joining NLCS Jeju as it represents a high standard of eduction in a fascinating region of the world.

Portrait of Louise Collier

Louise Collier

Year 1 Teacher

Portrait of Louise Collier

Louise Collier

Year 1 Teacher

Louise is from the United Kingdom but calls New Zealand home. She has taught in NZ, England, Scotland, South East Asia, the Middle East and Kazakhstan and Egypt. She has taught Reception to Year 6 across her career. She holds a Master’s Degree in Education (Honours), a Bachelor of Education Degree, a Post Graduate Certificate in Educational Psychology and a Post Graduate Diploma in Education. Louise is passionate about the learning process and in my classroom, children are nurtured and encouraged to be innovative thinkers, take risks with their learning and become active, confident and independent learners. She also loves swimming, sports and illustrating children’s books.

Charlie Cooney

毕业生助理

Charlie Cooney

毕业生助理

Charlie has a BA Hons Sport Coaching and Physical Education degree from the University of St Mark and St John. He attended NLCS Jeju as a student, returned as a Gap Assistant, prior to completing his degree, and has now returned again as a Graduate Assistant. He is an avid sports fanatic with a distinct passion for football and also enjoys music and film.

Portrait of Shayna Coughlan

Shayna Coughlan

Chemistry Teacher (Boarding Mistress - Halla East)

Portrait of Shayna Coughlan

Shayna Coughlan

Chemistry Teacher (Boarding Mistress - Halla East)

Shayna has a HDE and a BSc Biochemistry, both from Rhodes University. Shayna enjoys learning about new cultures and the best way to know a place and it's people is to live there. She enjoys an active outdoor lifestyle and Jeju climate is perfect for walks and wonderful sunsets. She lives in Jeju with her husband, son and dog, stating that 'On the toughest days the pupils always manage to make me smile.

Rowan Crabtree

English Teacher

Rowan Crabtree

English Teacher

Rowan is from Montana, USA and has a BA in English Literature and Teaching from the University of Montana. Rowan enjoys sport, hiking, and attending the various musical performances at NLCS Jeju throughout the year.

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Sebastien Crebier

PE Teacher (Boarding Master - Hyeopjae)

Portrait of Sebastien Crebier

Sebastien Crebier

PE Teacher (Boarding Master - Hyeopjae)

Sebastien is French by nationality but lived in the UK for several years. He graduated from Greenwich University with a B.Ed and completed his IPGCE from Buckingham University. He taught for several years in different inner London schools and for 7 years in Cyprus before moving to NLCS Jeju with his family in 2014. He has been a Head of Year, Head of House and Head of Department in his previous schools. At NLCS Jeju, Sebastien is the House Master for Jeoji house, a PE teacher and is the head coach for the Middle School Rugby team with whom he has won the National Championship. Sebastien has played competitive table tennis and rugby in France, England and Turkey.

Portrait of Andrew Cronin

Andrew Cronin

PE Teacher (Assistant Boarding Master - Hyeopjae)

Portrait of Andrew Cronin

Andrew Cronin

PE Teacher (Assistant Boarding Master - Hyeopjae)

Andrew has a BA (Hons) in Business Studies and completed his PGCE in Physical Education with Nottingham University. He has lived in South Korea, with his Korean wife and daughter, for 11 years, primarily as Coaching Director of an international football academy and holds coaching licenses through the FA and FFA. He enjoys playing sports and is the Head coach for Middle and High school Football teams.

Portrait of Maggie Dai

Maggie Dai

Head of Mandarin

Portrait of Maggie Dai

Maggie Dai

Head of Mandarin

Maggie has a Bachelor’s degree Major in Education from Northeast Normal University. She also received the Certificate of teaching Proficiency of TCSOL from Beijing Language and Culture University. She holds teaching qualifications for both Kindergarten and Junior School. She has more than 15 years of experience teaching in an international setting. Her last post was Head of Primary Mandarin in an outstanding international school in Shanghai. She has a passion for working with children, and loves Chinese traditional culture which she enjoys sharing with her students.Maggie has particular interests in cooking, traveling, music, sports and charity work. She believes in the power of education and often volunteers to conduct teacher training workshops in remote areas during school holiday.

Portrait of Stephen Davidsdon

Stephen Davidsdon

Art Teacher

Portrait of Stephen Davidsdon

Stephen Davidsdon

Art Teacher

Stephen Davidson has a BA in Education & Visual Arts from The University of Tasmania and is about to complete an MA in International Education from King’s College, London. He started teaching in 1985 in Australia as a primary classroom teacher and in 1999 he started his international teaching career at Batu Hijau International School in Indonesia as a visual arts and computing specialist. In 2010 he moved to Léman International School in Chengdu, China, which is part of the Nord Anglia Education group of schools. For five years at this school he was the sole art specialist, teaching Kindergarten to Grade 12 and was Head of Art for the last year of this post. He have completed the Masters Degree and it was awarded with merit from King's College London in December 2018. He is a practicing artist, who paints large oil paintings and small water colours, both of which are naive, visual narratives. He is also a passionate photographer, quilter and loves to knit clothes from vintage knitting patterns.

Miriam Davies

PE Teacher

Miriam Davies

PE Teacher

Miriam has an Undergraduate from the University of Kent and a iPGCSE from theUniverity of Sheffield. Miriam completed her iPGCSE whilst working as a Gap Assistant at NLCS Jeju in 2021/22, she loves Jeju for it's beautiful coast, hundreds of coffee shops and countless oreums to run. She is looking forward to completing the Jeju Olle trails, seeing more of Korea by signing up to various races, andtravelling. She enjoys embracing NLCS's gifted student's love of learning and intellectual curiosity when offering new and exciting experiences through the vast co-curricular programme at NLCS Jeju - showing cross country runners the beautiful Jeju she knows, and introducing young people to new ways to exercise, such as rhythmic spinning.

Scott Davies

English Teacher (Boarding Master - Halla North)

Scott Davies

English Teacher (Boarding Master - Halla North)

Scott is from Nottingham in the UK and gained an LLB in Law before gaining a PGCE in Secondary English from the University of Wales, Bangor. After working in a state school in the UK he moved to Korea in 2005 where he has remained ever since. Scott has worked in Korean Middle Schools, a University and Foreign Language High Schools before moving to NLCS Jeju. Scott has a Master's degree in English Studies and completed a course in Korean at Sogang University. Scott is married to a Korean national and has three daughters.

Portrait of Simon Davis

Simon Davis

Physics Teacher

Portrait of Simon Davis

Simon Davis

Physics Teacher

Simon Davis received his PhD in Physics from Lancaster University. He holds an MSc in Semiconductor Physics and a BSc in Physics with Astrophysics from King's College London. He has worked at NLCS Jeju for three years and also taught in the UK. Prior to teaching, he worked in several industries for more than a decade. He has seen much of Jeju and is involved in various arts and social activities with his wife on the island.

Daniel Day

PE Teacher

Daniel Day

PE Teacher

Daniel Day has a History & Politics degree from the University of Central Lancashire and has an International Postgraduate Certificate in Education from the University of Sheffield. Daniel has several years experience within Blackpool football club's centre of excellence and recently held the position of Graduate Assistant at NLCS whilst performing his teacher training in Physical Education. Daniel loves to promote students' well-being through physical activity and has found Jeju the perfect place to pursue his own interest within sport. Daniel has played a big part in the extra curricular program at NLCS, and has had the privilege of coaching the boys football teams in multiple competitions across the country.

Harry Dean

毕业生助理

Harry Dean

毕业生助理

Harry has a BSc Environment, Ecology and Economics from the University of York. Harry enjoys sport and travelling, however geography is his main skill.

Portrait of Rachel Donaldson

Rachel Donaldson

Art Teacher

Portrait of Rachel Donaldson

Rachel Donaldson

Art Teacher

Rachel is from the North East of England, UK and has been in the NLCS Jeju community for the last few years, arriving as a Grad Assistant. She has a BA (Hons) in Design from The University of Edinburgh and her teaching qualification from The University of Sheffield. Prior to joining NLCS Jeju, she worked as a freelance designer in the advertising industry, as well as working in freelance arts facilitation for over five years.

Portrait of Tobias Dowling

Tobias Dowling

Chemistry Teacher

Portrait of Tobias Dowling

Tobias Dowling

Chemistry Teacher

Tobias is from New Zealand. He completed his Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree in Chemistry at the University of Canterbury. He holds a Graduate Diploma in Teaching (NZGSE), Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA) and a Graduate Diploma in Business Studies (GDBS). He is passionate about teaching IB Chemistry and has worked as an assistant examiner for several years. He is married and has one son.

Simon Downes

Head of Mathematics

Simon Downes

Head of Mathematics

Simon is from the UK and completed his first degree at the University of Bournemouth, before going on to the University of Nottingham to study for his Mathematics PGCE. He has worked in the UK state sector for 22 years, with most of that time spent in the role of Advanced Skills Teacher in the county of Hampshire. NLCS Jeju is his first overseas role, and he is here with his wife, Jill, and three children.

Portrait of Megan Dyer-Jones

Megan Dyer-Jones

Head of Junior School Humanities

Portrait of Megan Dyer-Jones

Megan Dyer-Jones

Head of Junior School Humanities

Megan Dyer-Jones has a joint MA (Hons) in Anthropology and Geography from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland. After graduating Megan chose to combine her love of teaching with her second love of travelling and completed her CELTA travelling to teach in both China and Spain for three years before returning to the UK to complete her PGCE at the Institute of Education, UCL. For the past four years Megan has worked at an all-through comprehensive school in South East London as both a Geography teacher and 2iC of Humanities. Megan likes adventure and learning more about Korean culture and language while inspiring her pupils to achieve their greatest goals.

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Daniel Edmonds

Year 4 Teacher

Portrait of Daniel Edmonds

Daniel Edmonds

Year 4 Teacher

Daniel completed his Bachelor of Teaching (Primary) at Otago University. He has since taught in the United Kingdom and New Zealand, most recently leading the Senior Syndicate at Wellesley College. Daniel is passionate about mathematics and literacy, but has also led school bands and coached rugby. Outside of the classroom, he is a keen runner, a musician and rugby fan.

Imogen Elliott

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Imogen Elliott

毕业生助理

Imogen has a Bachelor of Music in Pedagogy from TU Dublin Conservatoire. She has five years experience teaching and working with choirs, along with six years of international choral competition experience with Dublin Youth Chamber Choir and DYC Singers, with whom she also worked as a Music Assistant and Alto Mentor. She loves travelling, and has taught, competed and travelled all over Europe and Asia, learning and appreciating a host of different cultures and languages. Imogen has also taken inspiration from learning about her international students’ countries while working five years as a Boarding Supervisor at a school in Dublin. She is looking forward to working with the amazing music students and staff at NLCS Jeju this year.

Peter Evans

Assistant Head Reception and Years 1&2

Peter Evans

Assistant Head Reception and Years 1&2

Peter Evans has been teaching in the Junior School at NLCS Jeju since 2016. He has a Post Graduate Certificate in Education from the University of Brighton and a BA (Hons) in Media and Popular Culture from Leeds Metropolitan University. Peter has taught children in both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2, and has several years experience in teaching pre-School children in the U.K. He is a trained Forest Schools (outdoor learning) practitioner and runs the NLCS Forest School Bryant programme. He is a keen cyclist, walker and whittler, who thoroughly enjoys living on Jeju with his wife and young daughter, and exploring the many attractions that the island has to offer.

David Farrell

Head of Economics an Philosophy

David Farrell

Head of Economics an Philosophy

A keen athlete, David was three-time national champion in 100m sprint and 110m hurdles. He remains interested in sport, particularly rugby. After receiving a scholarship, he obtained a MA Economics from the University of Galway. After spending some time there as a lecturer, he then worked with the Irish government investigating the efficiency of hospital out-patient departments. David then went on to complete a PGDip Education and MA Education at the University of Oxford. David enjoys critical thinking and worked with the University of Cambridge as a question writer for entrance tests such as the BioMedical Admissions Test (BMAT) and the Thinking Skills Assessment (TSA).

Rachel Faulkner

毕业生助理

Rachel Faulkner

毕业生助理

Rachel has a BSc degree in Speech and Language Therapy from Newcastle University. Rachel has previously worked at the school as a gap assistant. She is really looking forward to returning to NLCS because she loves working at the school and exploring the island.

Martyn Fernandes

English Teacher (Assistant Boarding Master - Halla)

Martyn Fernandes

English Teacher (Assistant Boarding Master - Halla)

Martyn has a BA (Hons) in English and History from York University and an MA in Modern and Contemporary Literature from Sheffield University. His teaching qualification is from Liverpool Hope University. Whilst studying at York University, he was fortunate enough to have his poems published in local anthologies. Martyn has taught overseas since August 2000 and has taught in Taiwan, China and Singapore. His last post was as the IGCSE Coordinator and English teacher at the Australian International School in Singapore. Martyn is a lover of the great outdoors and has travelled extensively across Europe, North America and Asia.

George Fitzpatrick

Year 2 Teacher (Year Lead Teacher)

George Fitzpatrick

Year 2 Teacher (Year Lead Teacher)

George has an MA Applied Linguistics from the University College London, a BA Popular Music Performance (Hons) from the University of West London and a PGCE Early Years and Primary Education from London Metropolitan University. Prior to joining the School he was Vice Principal at an international school in South Korea. George is an avid reader who also enjoys playing the guitar, as well as hiking and cycling. He lives on Jeju with his wife and two children. He looks forward to inspiring his pupils with a lifelong love of learning.

Akinyi Freeman

Reception Teacher (EYFS and KS1 Transition Coordinator)

Akinyi Freeman

Reception Teacher (EYFS and KS1 Transition Coordinator)

Akinyi has a Bachelor of Education (Arts) from Kenyatta University Akinyi enjoys music, fitness and the outdoors. She loves living in Jeju because of its beauty and quiet island life. Recently she has rekindled her love for learning new languages by trying her hand at Korean language. She lives on Jeju with her husband and daughter. "Floors not ceilings resonates with my personal experience of how a great education opens doors to limitless opportunities.

Lauren Gammond

Year 2 Teacher

Lauren Gammond

Year 2 Teacher

Lauren has a BSc Geography from the University of Plymouth and a Masters degree in TESOL from Swansea University. After realising her passion for teaching, she obtained a QTS as a Primary Education and ESL teacher. Lauren has taught primary school children in Korea since 2017, most recently teaching Year 1 and Year 3 at a private school in Seoul. She enjoys encouraging and supporting children to become creative, curious, and confident young people. Lauren lives in Jeju with her family and is excited to get outdoors and experience all Jeju has to offer. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, baking and drawing, and spending time with her family.

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Alex Gellersen

Physics Teacher

Portrait of Alex Gellersen

Alex Gellersen

Physics Teacher

Alex Gellersen has a BSc in Physics from the University of Birmingham and a PGDipEd in Teaching from King Edwards Consortium. She won an Institute of Physics scholarship alongside her teacher training. She has taught Physics in the UK and Switzerland, with a focus on post-16 courses. She is excited to work as part of a large Physics department and experience a new culture.

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John Gilbertson

Head of Science (Head of Jujak)

Portrait of John Gilbertson

John Gilbertson

Head of Science (Head of Jujak)

John is a Canadian-certified teacher who has worked in Canada, Colombia, Saudia Arabia, Syria, Kuwait, and Malaysia during the last two decades. He holds four degrees from Lakehead University in Canada and an MA in International Educational Leadership from Leigh University, Pennsylvania. Teaching science is his passion and he has been the Head of Science in his previous roles. In his last role, John was in a Senior Leadership position and he is proud to have been able to bring the new STEAM programme to that school. Having played football throughout his life, he enjoys playing sports in Jeju.

Nick Gillings

Head of Physics

Nick Gillings

Head of Physics

Nick is originally from the UK but has lived and worked in East Asia for many years. He also attended an international school himself as a boy, in France. He studied physics and astrophysics at the University of London, then spent nearly eight years teaching English in Japan and China before getting married and returning to the UK to qualify as a physics teacher at the University of Sussex. He has since worked in the UK independent sector and internationally, and has experience as a housemaster and pastoral leader as well as teaching physics and maths across the secondary age range. He joined NLCS Jeju in 2016 and has children in the senior school.

Susan Gleeson

Head of Academic English Development and English Strategy

Susan Gleeson

Head of Academic English Development and English Strategy

Susan is from Australia and has resided in Korea for many years. She has worked in academics for over twenty years and this is her third international school (Brunei, Malaysia). Susan has vast experience in a diverse range of curricula ranging from junior to higher education. Susan holds a Postgraduate qualification in Applied Linguistics, Bachelor of Applied Science, Bachelor of Education, Associate Diploma of Applied Science, Advanced Diploma of Business Management, Diploma of Financial Planning and qualifications in TESOL and Training and Assessment. She retains full registration with the Queensland Teachers College in Australia. Susan has taught extensively in language acquisition, business management and sciences along with representation on several corporate Boards in Australia. At Susan’s previous international school, she held the position of Head of English and English as an Additional Language.

Joon Go

Head of Operations

Joon Go

Head of Operations

Joon holds a CPA from the US, prior to moving to Jeju he worked at a food manufacturing company in Seoul. Joon enjoys mountain climbing and playing golf. He likes the fantastic natural environment of Jeju.

Mark Godley

Mathematics Teacher

Mark Godley

Mathematics Teacher

Mark has a B.Sc. (Hons) Applied Mathematics and a PGDE (Secondary), both from the University of Glasgow. Prior to joining the School, Mark was Head of Maths at a school in Switzerland. Mark enjoys travelling, working out, and games and puzzles of any sort. He enjoys exploring Korea and learning about it's culture.

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Laura Gough

Year 3 Teacher

Portrait of Laura Gough

Laura Gough

Year 3 Teacher

Laura has a BEd Primary Education from the University of Gloucestershire, whilst studying for her degree she also taught English at a summer camp in Spain. Laura is from the Isle of Wight, UK, which is where she started her teaching career. Prior to joining NLCS Jeju she worked in Busan as an English teacher for three years. Laura enjoys Laura enjoys journaling, reading, K-pop and hiking - she is looking forward to exploring the Olle trails, beaches and beauty of Jeju! "I am looking forward to working at NLCS Jeju and celebrating students' success!"

Kendall Grady

毕业生助理

Kendall Grady

毕业生助理

Kendall has a Masters of Music from the University of Miami Frost School of Music and a Bachelors of Music from University of North Carolina School of Music. Prior to joining the School Kendall was the Concertmaster of Maine Augusta Symphony an Additional Violinist with Bangor Symphony and a University of Miami Frost School of Music Preparatory Program Staff Instructor. Kendall is a coffee, tea, and book lover who enjoys listening to records and experiencing cultures while travel, especially influenced by her time on Rapa Nui and all the lovely people that have impacted her life. She specialises in working with music-for-social-change initiatives, and copyrighted her own Holistic Music Pedagogy TM approach to music education and performance.

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Evangeline Grant

English Teacher

Portrait of Evangeline Grant

Evangeline Grant

English Teacher

Evangeline Grant has a BA in English Language from the University of Manchester. She completed the Teach First Leadership Development programme and obtained her PGCE in Secondary English. She has taught in the U.K., Hong Kong and Kenya. Evangeline is excited to join NLCS and share her passion for her subject. She is also looking forward to exploring the island of Jeju and learning more about Korean culture.

Melissa Green

English Teacher

Melissa Green

English Teacher

Melissa has a PGDip Bilingualism in Education from the University of Birmingham and a Bachelor of Arts in Modern Languages -from DePaul University. Prior to joining the School she taught in Germany. Melissa is an avid reader and language learner. She is looking forward to practicing her Korean with the students. She lives on Jeju with her husband and son. Living in Jeju allows her the opportunity to follow her passions in a new cultural context while developing her professional skills in a high quality school.

Akanksha Guleria

English Teacher

Akanksha Guleria

English Teacher

Akanksha is an outgoing and jovial person. She has a Bachelor in Arts, a BEd. in secondary economics and English language teaching, an MA in linguistics, and an MEd in advanced teaching practices. Before joining NLCS Jeju, she taught in Bangladesh, Indonesia, India, and Oman and looks forward to experiencing Korean culture and sharing her passion for teaching at NLCS Jeju.

Koray Gumus

毕业生助理

Koray Gumus

毕业生助理

Koray has a BSc (Hons) Chemistry from the University of Kent and has recently completed an MSc Chemistry. Koray enjoys being active, taking part in sporting events, and exploring the Far-East. He has a keen interest in organic synthetic Chemistry as his research masters specialised in making sustainable batteries via vitamin sources, and he hopes to transfer these interests to the Senior School students and make Chemistry even more exciting for them.

Andrew Han

毕业生助理

Andrew Han

毕业生助理

Andrew has a qualification from Ringling College of Art and Design, with a focus on Illustration. During his studies he worked at NLCS Jeju as a Gap Assistant and completed his Military Service. Andrew enjoys drawing and painting, as well as trying challenging new foods. He's happiest sitting in a cafe and drawing.

Warren Haines

学习支持

Warren Haines

学习支持

Warren went to school in London, England and has an MA in French from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. He worked in commerce for several years both in the UK and in France before completing his PGCE at De Montfort University, Bedford. Since then, he has worked for over twenty years as both a Secondary specialist and a Primary teacher in international schools in Vietnam and Greece and in the UK state sector. Warren enjoys music, reading and sports, particularly football, golf and cricket. He spends much of his free time running and cycling or exploring the beautiful Jeju countryside with his wife and daughter.

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Chris Harris

English Teacher (AED Teacher, Assistant Head of Sarah House)

Portrait of Chris Harris

Chris Harris

English Teacher (AED Teacher, Assistant Head of Sarah House)

Born in Northampton, England, Chris has an iPGCE from the University of Sunderland and a Masters in Teaching English as a Foreign Language from the University of Birmingham. He has been teaching in Korea for over 12 years; and has worked as a teacher trainer to Korean public-school teachers. He leads a student-centered classroom and is passionate about developing both himself and his students. When not in the classroom, Chris can be found out on his bike getting lost in the Korean countryside.

Tina Haystead

Year 3 Lead Teacher

Tina Haystead

Year 3 Lead Teacher

Tina studied for a BA in Visual communication at the University of Wolverhampton then worked in the software development industry as an artist and animator. In 2007, Tina was awarded her PGCE Primary from York St John University and has worked as an educator ever since. Prior to NLCS, Tina worked at an independent school in Yorkshire for 12 years. During her time there, she taught in Years 2 to 6, led on ICT and Computing and has held various leadership positions such as Deputy Head (Junior School) and, Acting Head (KS2). Most recently, Tina has been Whole School House System Coordinator and Professional Skills Coordinator. Tina will be joined in Jeju by her husband and their pet dog, Bella. They are very much looking forward to exploring the Olle Trails together.

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William Hebbron

Mathematics Teacher (2nd in Mathematics)

Portrait of William Hebbron

William Hebbron

Mathematics Teacher (2nd in Mathematics)

Will Hebbron graduated with a Bsc (Hons) in Mathematics and Philosophy from the University of Sheffield, and completed his teaching qualifications at the University of Cambridge. He has taught mathematics in the UK and China, and was Acting Head of the mathematics faculty at Dulwich College Suzhou immediately before coming to Jeju. Prior to teaching mathematics, Will spent six years teaching Englsih as a Second Language in Korea and is well-acquainted with the country. He enjoys living in Jeju Island where he had his honeymoon in 2014. Will lives with his wife Miseon, and baby daughter Clara.

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Miri Heo

Korean Language and Korean History

Portrait of Miri Heo

Miri Heo

Korean Language and Korean History

Mi Ri is from Korea and obtained Bachelor's degree specializing in Korean Language & Korean History Education at Chosun University in GwangJu. She also qualified as a Korean second language teacher from Seoul National University. Mi Ri began a career in teaching at a local high school on the mainland for 4 years and She has been working at NLCS Jeju since 2015. She is teaching the whole year group and she is delighted to share all the joys and sorrows with students on their journey to complete their dreams. She is still looking forward to exploring the unknown world upcoming, which will be doing with students.

Fabian Herrera

Spanish Teacher

Fabian Herrera

Spanish Teacher

Fabián Herrera is from Chile where he obtained a BA in Social Communication and Journalism from Universidad Católica de la Santísima Concepción. After working as a reporter for the national television station, he enrolled in a language teacher training course studying English and German, before moving to the UK where he completed his teacher training at the then National Centre for Languages, CILT. He has been a teacher in a grammar school in Kent, England since 2004, where he has taught Spanish at all levels. He has held posts as Head of Year, Head of Spanish and Head Modern Languages. He has also been a mentor for trainee teachers and worked as a Teacher Leader for the Prince's Teaching Institute delivering professional development workshops for teachers across the UK. Fabián is delighted to join NLCS Jeju to continue to develop his experience in teaching foreign languages. He has been interested in Korean culture, language and food for many years now and he and his wife are very pleased to be able to live in the magnificence of Jeju-do as well as discovering the culinary treasures of the island and Korea in general..

Chris Heydinger

Geography Teacher (Head of Geomum)

Chris Heydinger

Geography Teacher (Head of Geomum)

Chris has an MA Educational Leadership and Management from The Open University. Prior to joining the School he taught at a school in the UK. Chris lives on Jeju with his wife, two daughters and their dog. He loves loves physical activity and the outdoors. He has already cycled all over the island, scaled Halla on foot and by bike, enjoyed the ski fields of the mainland and visited the beautiful beaches of Jeju.

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Sarah Heydinger

Mathematics Teacher (Assistant Boarding Mistress - Iho)

Portrait of Sarah Heydinger

Sarah Heydinger

Mathematics Teacher (Assistant Boarding Mistress - Iho)

Sarah Heydinger has a B.Ed. (Hons) in Secondary Mathematics from Gloucestershire University, UK. She has twenty seven years Mathematics teaching experience across a broad range of academic settings within the UK and overseas from Year 7 to 13. Sarah spent three years teaching in New Zealand and was a Dean of School. Sarah has spent the last ten years teaching at the outstanding Comberton Village College in Cambridge UK. Sarah also has a wealth of pastoral experience having been a Head of Year and a young persons’ counsellor. Sarah has also been a Head of Faculty (mathematics) in the UK. Sarah has a teaching spouse and four children, two of whom will attend NLCS Jeju. Her two older children will remain in the UK to continue their university studies. The family likes exploring Jeju Island and the wider region as well as immersing themselves in Korean culture.

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David Hong

Mathematics Teacher and Bryant Coordinator

Portrait of David Hong

David Hong

Mathematics Teacher and Bryant Coordinator

David is ethnically Korean but was raised in the United States. He has a BS in Mathematical and Computational Science and a MS in Engineering-Economic Systems and Operations Research from Stanford University along with a MA in Intercultural Studies and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from Wheaton College. He has his teaching credentials for teaching secondary mathematics from the state of Florida. He has been teaching internationally, both mathematics and English, for over 13 years in Korea, China, and Turkey. He has a lovely wife named Hannah and an equally lovable beagle named Billy. He considers himself a lifelong learner, and believes the best teachers are those who see their jobs as a calling. He is excited to share his enthusiasm for maths with his students and learn what they are passionate about.

Portrait of Mingyu (Echo) Hu

Mingyu (Echo) Hu

Mandarin Teacher

Portrait of Mingyu (Echo) Hu

Mingyu (Echo) Hu

Mandarin Teacher

Mingyu is from China, and came to NLCS Jeju in 2015 after working at Dulwich College, Beijing. Mingyu earnt her Bachelor’s degree from Hunan Normal University, majoring in Chinese language and culture before embarking on her teaching career in Beijing. She gained a master’s degree in teaching Chinese to speakers of other languages from Peking University. Mingyu has been teaching IB Mandarin B and ab initio since 2004, and has been an IB examiner since 2008.

Gayle Hume

Deputy Head of Junior School (Academic)

Gayle Hume

Deputy Head of Junior School (Academic)

Gayle has a BA (Hons) Urban Planning from the University of Strathclyde and PGDE (Primary) from the University of Dundee. She is currently working towards a MEd Educational Leadership. Prior to joining NLCS Jeju, Gayle was Head of Primary at a school in Latvia. She has also had experience teaching in Scotland and Japan. Before beoming a teacher, Gayle was a Chartered Urbam Planner for eight years. Gayle enjoys travelling and learning about new cultures - especially food! She also has a keen interest in hiking, music and antique collecting. When time permits, Gayle studies Korean and hopes to take the first Topik exam sometime in the future.

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Leela Kent Hume

Year 3 Teacher

Portrait of Leela Kent Hume

Leela Kent Hume

Year 3 Teacher

Leela has a Bachelors in English and Journalism from the University of Tasmania and a PGCE from the University of Cumbria. Prior to joining the School, Leela worked at a school in the UK, she started her teaching career 9 years ago as a teaching assistant. Leela enjoys reading, baking and dancing, she also loves travelling to new countries and experiencing their culture. She values the holistic approach to an NLCS Jeju education.

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Jaheeda Hussain

Year 4 Teacher

Portrait of Jaheeda Hussain

Jaheeda Hussain

Year 4 Teacher

Jaheeda has a BEd Primary Education from the University of Hertfordshire, prior to joining NLCS Jeju she worked in a School in Seoul. Jaheeda greatly enjoys music, reading and learning new languages, and islooking forward to exploring Jeju and learning about the culture and history of the island.

Gwangho Im

Service and Community Coordinator (Korean Language and Social Studies Teacher)

Gwangho Im

Service and Community Coordinator (Korean Language and Social Studies Teacher)

Gwangho is from Korea. After earning his BEd in Junior Education, Gwangho started his teaching career at KIS, Jeju. Gwangho joined NLCS Jeju in August 2014 as a Korean Language teacher in the Junior School. Previously, he has been the Assistant Housemaster of Harubang House and is now the school's Community and Service coordinator.

Jun Woo (Andy) Jang

毕业生助理

Jun Woo (Andy) Jang

毕业生助理

Andy completed his Bachelor of Science (BSc) and Master of Science by Research (MSc(R)) degrees in Cellular and Molecular Medicine at the University of Bristol. He is passionate about stem cell biology and cartilage/cardiac repair. Andy enjoys swimming, hiking, as well as cooking Korean food.

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Louise Jarvis

Emotional Guidance Counsellor

Portrait of Louise Jarvis

Louise Jarvis

Emotional Guidance Counsellor

MA Counselling - Goldsmiths University London Louise has worked at NLCS Jeju since 2020. Prior to joining the School she worked as a Psychotherapist in Schools and Private Practice across London (UK). Louise enjoys playing tennis, walking, travelling and singing in the School choir. She loves living in Jeju because of the beautiful scenery, kind nature of the people and totally magical feel of the island. Louise has a particular interest in mindfulness and relaxation and she really enjoys sharing this with the students and staff to help care for their wellbeing. "I love working at NLCS Jeju because I find the students extremely engaged and responsive, in addition, my colleagues are committed and hardworking but also really fun to work alongside"

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Marina Jeffery

English Teacher

Portrait of Marina Jeffery

Marina Jeffery

English Teacher

Marina Jeffery has a BA (Hons) in English Literature from the Open University, which she gained whilst working full time in Retail Management and Training. Having re-trained as an English Teacher, she has developed her love of Victorian novels and creative writing within her 20 years in the classroom. She is also fascinated by the way people learn, and enjoys keeping up to date with the latest educational research. Marina likes learning Korean literature and popular culture (and experiencing Korean food with her Chef husband!)

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Eunmi Mi Jeong

Korean Language and Social Studies Teacher

Portrait of Eunmi Mi Jeong

Eunmi Mi Jeong

Korean Language and Social Studies Teacher

Eunmi Jeong has a Master’s degree in Elementary Education in English and a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education in Social Studies from Jeju National University. She has been teaching for 15 years in Korean public elementary schools. Before coming to work for NLCS Jeju, she was a Best English Teacher and Science-Information Head Teacher. She also worked as a consultant for young teachers and foreign teachers with Jeju POE. She has won 1st place in a teaching competition for Korean teachers in 2013 and 2017. She has an interest in Korean history, children’s books, and loves to cook Korean food and hope that her interests can be shared with students at NLCS Jeju.

Yeonhwa Jeong

Korean Second Language Teacher (Art Teacher)

Yeonhwa Jeong

Korean Second Language Teacher (Art Teacher)

After earning a BFA in Illustration from the Parsons School of Design in New York, Yeon Hwa went on to gain a Master’s degree from a graduate school of Hongik University in Art Education. She started her teaching career at Hillsboro Private School in the US and before moving to NLCS Jeju, she taught Art and Korean at Seoul Foreign School, Seoil University and Digital Seoul Culture Arts University in Seoul. Yeon Hwa is passionate about Art as well as teaching those new to the Korean language.

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Daniel Jewitt

Head of English

Portrait of Daniel Jewitt

Daniel Jewitt

Head of English

Daniel has an MS.Ed. in English Education from City University of New York Lehman College, a BA English from Ohio University - Honors Tutorial College and a Public School Teacher Professional Certificate- from University of the State of New York. Prior to joining the School he taught and was the Director of IB Programmes at a school in America. Dan is a passionate lifelong learner and IBEN educator who, when not in the classroom, enjoys spending time with his family in the outdoors, basketball, and travelling. He lives on Jeju with his wife and two children. He enjoys contributing to NLCS Jeju's traditions of academic excellence and the cultivation of international mindedness and global citizenship in service of a better world.

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Nick Jones

English Teacher

Portrait of Nick Jones

Nick Jones

English Teacher

Nick graduated in English and American Studies BA (Hons) at the University of Manchester before qualifying to become a teacher. He has been teaching the IB curriculum for 10 years and was in Italy before moving to Jeju. Nick enjoys reading widely and building his knowledge of English in all of its forms. He has a keen interest in European languages and is hoping to add some Korean to his existing knowledge. Nick enjoys the outdoors, sports and yoga. He is relishing the opportunity to get into Jeju’s natural environment.

Byung Gyu Kang

Korean Language and Literature Teacher

Byung Gyu Kang

Korean Language and Literature Teacher

Before coming to NLCS Jeju in 2011, Byung Gyu was teaching Korean in a Korean School. He studied Korean Language and Literature and then carried on further studies and has got a Master’s degree in Korean language education. Byung Gyu graduated from Yonsei University and is currently completing a PhD in Koreanology, he is passionate about academic life and wishes to use this passion for his subject to further inspire his students. Byung Gyu has now a long experience of teaching the IBDP Korean and IGCSE Korean Language classes. He has enjoyed living in Jeju since 2011 and has fallen in love with its nature and unique atmosphere that the island offers.

Taeyeon Kang

毕业生助理

Taeyeon Kang

毕业生助理

Taeyeon completed a Mathematics major and a Chinese Langauge and Culture Minor at The University of British Columbia in Canada. She also holds a US teaching certification. Prior to joining NLCS Jeju, she taught at international schools in Korea. Taeyeon enjoys swimming and traveling. She is excited to join the community and is looking forward to exploring Jeju Island.

Maxton Karamalla

Acting Head of Sixth Form (Pastoral)

Maxton Karamalla

Acting Head of Sixth Form (Pastoral)

Maxton Karamalla is a teacher of French and Spanish and joined the European Languages Department in 2016. Maxton joined us from the UK and he has also taught Italian and Japanese as part of our co-curricular program. Maxton is an avid linguist and he has completed extensive academic research in Modern Languages and Literature in a range of universities including the University of London, Oxford University, the Sorbonne University and Universidad de Buenos Aires. Whilst here in Jeju, Maxton has completed his PHD and is now Dr Karamalla. He enjoys reading, playing sports, travelling and discovering new cultures in his free time.

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Sharon Kennington

Head of Art

Portrait of Sharon Kennington

Sharon Kennington

Head of Art

Sharon joined NLCS Jeju in September 2014, having been Head of Faculty at an International IB School in Cyprus for 7 years. In addition to her BA (Hons.), she studied Psychoanalysis and Culture for her MA, specialising in visual analysis. Sharon has particular expertise in critical and contextual studies, and film and digital media. She completed her PGCE at UCL and worked for 5 years in an inner London state school running the A level Art program. Sharon moved to Jeju with her partner, Mr Crebier and has 2 sons.

Boyoung Kim

University Guidance Counsellor

Boyoung Kim

University Guidance Counsellor

Boyoung Kim is from South Korea and came to NLCS Jeju in 2016 with over 16 years of university guidance experience at prestigious high schools in Korea such as Hanyoung Foreign Language High School and CheongShim International Academy. She studied Psychology at Purdue University in the United States and finished a Master's Degree in Educational Counseling in Yonsei University. She was an advisory committee member of AP Research and Development Team in KIST. She was also a consultant for the Dream Scholarship in Korea Student Aid Foundation and is a member of Korean Counselling Psychological Association.

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Brian Kim

Head of Korean

Portrait of Brian Kim

Brian Kim

Head of Korean

Brian has a Master of Education in Korean Language Education and a Bachelor of Arts in Korean Language and Literature , both from Sungkyunkwan University, Korea. Prior to joining the School he has taught in South Korea, China, Tailand and Singapore. Outside of work Brian loves riding a bicycle, taking a long walk, writing blog posts and traveling around the world. He is thrilled to teach the Korean courses and work as head of Korean at NLCS Jeju, which he believes will not only help the students to be independent learners but also play a crucial role in furthering their studies.

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Hugh Kim

Biology Teacher

Portrait of Hugh Kim

Hugh Kim

Biology Teacher

Hugh was born in South Korea and he grew up in London. Hugh studied BSc Biomedical Science at Imperial College London and MSc Clinical Neuroscience at University College London. After obtaining a PGCE Secondary Science qualification from the Institute of Education, he started to work as a Science teacher in both state and private schools in the UK. Prior to joining NLCS Jeju, Hugh has been teaching at Harrow Beijing for 3 years and he is thrilled to continue his teaching career at NLCS Jeju.

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Hyehyang Kim

Korean Second Language Teacher

Portrait of Hyehyang Kim

Hyehyang Kim

Korean Second Language Teacher

Hyehyang is from Korea and after earning a BA in English Language and Literature, went on to gain a Masters degree in English Education and teaching certification at Chung-Ang University in Seoul. She has also completed KTTC Korean Teacher's Training Course at Jeju National University and recently completed a BA in Korean Language and Literature from the Korea National Open University. She worked at the Shanghai Korean International school before she moved to Jeju to start work at NLCS Jeju when it opened in 2011. She is passionate about teaching KSL and Korean B.

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Jae Shin Kim

Korean Language and Literature Teacher (2nd in Korean Department)

Portrait of Jae Shin Kim

Jae Shin Kim

Korean Language and Literature Teacher (2nd in Korean Department)

Jae Shin Kim comes from Korea and, after earning a Bachelor's degree in Korean and English, went on to gain a Masters degree in English and a TESOL Diploma in Canada. She is currently attending graduate school to acquire a Master's degree in Korean. After working in a foreign company for some years, she worked as a teacher in domestic schools for more than 6 years. Jae Shin enjoys teaching at NLCS Jeju, which is her first post in international education.

Jeanhee Kim

Korean Language and Korean History

Jeanhee Kim

Korean Language and Korean History

Jeanhee is a Korean Language and History teacher at NLCS Jeju. Prior to joining NLCS, she worked in Korean high schools for more than 11 years. She also worked as a public educational official affiliated with the Office of Education. She completed three majors as part of her degree: History, Social studies and Korean Language and Literature. Jeanhee also holds both a Master’s degree in education and Social studies education. She also earned her Reading, Debating and Essay Instructor Certificate from National University Association. Jeanhee remains passionate about students and their learning and looks forward to guiding our students in achieving academic success and continued intellectual growth.

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Mark Kim

Biology Teacher

Portrait of Mark Kim

Mark Kim

Biology Teacher

Mark has a Master of International Education -from the University of Melbourne, and a Master of Teaching from the University of Western Australia, as well as a Graduate Certificate of STEM Education from Monash University and a Bachelor of Science Biology from University of Maryland College Park. His CELTA is from the University of Cambridge. Prior to joining the School Mark was a teacher in Australia. He is a qualified Visual Arts teacher and has taught Visual Arts until last 2021. He has taught lower school mathematics and EAL/D as well. Furthermore, he has been an ESL/EFL teacher for more than 10 years. Mark enjoys adventure and learning from new experiences, which is why he decided to come to Jeju. He loves reading and watching movies and has a keen interest in how people learn and apply their knowledge, which is why he is currently studying Gifted Education.

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Yeonha Kim

Korean History Teacher

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Yeonha Kim

Korean History Teacher

Yeonha is originally from Incheon. She graduated from Ewha Womans University in 2013 and studied Social Studies Education and Integrated Social Studies Education. Yeonha worked at Chadwick International school in Songdo for 2 years before moving to NLCS Jeju in 2017. She teaches Korean History for Yr7 to Yr11.

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Kihyun Kwon

Korean History Teacher

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Kihyun Kwon

Korean History Teacher

Kihyun has a Bachelor’s degree in Political science and Diplomacy and a double major in history from Konkuk University. She has taught Grade 12 Korean history at Chadwick International School for five years. Her previous experience at a multicultural public school sparked her interest in learning about other cultures. This led to Kihyun travelling to various places around the world such as Russia, Mongolia, Vietnam, U.SA and Taiwan. She is originally from Incheon.

Luke Lamkin

毕业生助理

Luke Lamkin

毕业生助理

Luke has been awarded a first class Bachelor of Arts (honours) degree in Dance and has recently become the recipient of the Christophersen award from De Montfort University - Leicester, UK. Luke also has four years experience training on Trinity Laban's Centre for Advanced Training scheme, a dance conservatoire in London, UK. After completing a study abroad placement in New York, USA Luke is looking forward to joining NLCS, Jeju to experience culture, community, and to inspire young people, in particular men, to get involved in dance and consider it as a serious career option.

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Alexandra Lea

Year 4 Teacher

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Alexandra Lea

Year 4 Teacher

Alexandra has a LLB Law, Human Rights and Social Justice from De Montfort Universtiy. Prior to joining the School, Alexandra taught in the UK and was Head of Computing and Online Safety. Alexandra has a keen interest in crochet and reading. Alongside this, she enjoys hiking, swimming and scuba diving. She enjoys exploring the beauty of Jeju and inspiring her students.

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Dongkwang Lee

Head of Korean and KSL

Portrait of Dongkwang Lee

Dongkwang Lee

Head of Korean and KSL

DongKwang Lee comes from Korea and after earning a BEd in elementary education in Seoul National University of Education he went on to gain a Masters degree in Educational Administration from the University of Kyongbuk. DongKwang started his teaching career in the Korean public education system before gaining posts as Head of Science and Year 6 in Gaeil elementary school in Seoul. In 2009 he acquired his 1st level teacher degree and joined NLCS Jeju in 2011 as the Head of Korean department. DongKwang has been married for 19 years and has two children who are students in the Senior School.

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Geun Lee

Korean Language and Social Studies Teacher

Portrait of Geun Lee

Geun Lee

Korean Language and Social Studies Teacher

Geun Lee has a BA in elementary education from Jeju University. Her teaching qualification is from Jeju University. Before working as an international school teacher, she was public school teacher. Her last post was a teacher of Year 4 and also in charge of cocurricular activities at the Donggwang elementary school of Jeju. As a public school teacher, she has received the Seogwipo-city superintendent of education citation in 2016 and the superintendent of education Jeju commendation in 2017. She loves sports, music, camping and fishing.

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Jin Woo Lee

Chemistry Teacher (Assistant Boarding Master - Aewol)

Portrait of Jin Woo Lee

Jin Woo Lee

Chemistry Teacher (Assistant Boarding Master - Aewol)

Jin Woo has a BSc Chemistry from the University of Auckland and a PGDipTchg from the University of Auckland. Prior to joining the School he taught at a Grammar School in Auckland, New Zealand. Jin Woo enjoys travelling and learning about Korean history and culture. He enjoys discovering Jeju's beautiful scenery and trying local delicacies. He has a keen interest in Football and he is a Liverpool FC supporter. They enjoy mentoring students to develop their passsion for Chemistry.

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Lindsay Lee

Biology Teacher

Portrait of Lindsay Lee

Lindsay Lee

Biology Teacher

Lindsay has a Master of Education (M.Ed) - Society, Culture and Literacies. Lindsay enjoys exploring Jeju Island and finding small gems within different neighbourhoods. She explores new places with her dog, Oreum, who was found all by herself exploring the bottom of Sanbang-san. She loves Jeju because of the easy access to beaches at time of the day. She loves to snorkel and hopes to learn freediving on the island in the near future. Lindsay also likes to paint and do calligraphy at home.

Seong-Il Lee

Korean Language and Social Studies Teacher

Seong-Il Lee

Korean Language and Social Studies Teacher

Seong-il is from Seoul. He studied and graduated from the Seoul National University of Education. Seong-il received a Masters from the graduate school of Baekseok University after 3 years of study. He started his teaching career in public elementary school in 1999 and worked as head of various academic departments for 7 years. Seong-il began teaching at NLCS Jeju in 2017.

Seungyong (Warwick) Lee

Head of HR

Seungyong (Warwick) Lee

Head of HR

Warwick has a BA Psychology from a Korean university, prior to joining NLCS Jeju he worked as a HR Manager in a broadcasting company in Seoul. Warwick enjoys living in Jeju because all his family members are happy here - he loves fishing, his wife loves gardening and his daughter loves the nature of the island. He feels that the school aims to encourage all students to take risks and try something new, and he enjoy working with jhis team at NLCS Jeju, with taking risks and trying something new everyday!

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Richard Levett

Physics Teacher (Head of CCA Programme)

Portrait of Richard Levett

Richard Levett

Physics Teacher (Head of CCA Programme)

Dr Levett has 10 years teaching experience both in the UK and internationally. After completing his degree in Physics at the University of Bristol, he completed a PhD in experimental Physics at the University of Cambridge. He then spent 10 years working in Finance, qualified as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG then had a successful career in Investment Banking. He then decided to go back to his love of learning and achieved Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) through the Post Graduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) programme at Canterbury Christ Church University. He worked in London followed by 6 years at a prestigious Malaysian International School before joining NLCS Jeju. He is passionate about fundamental Physics and how the intellectual skills developed in Physics can be applied to a wide range of areas of knowledge. He got married in 2018 and loves the Jeju countryside.

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Carl Lewis

Assistant Vice Principal (Academic - Teaching & Learning)

Portrait of Carl Lewis

Carl Lewis

Assistant Vice Principal (Academic - Teaching & Learning)

Carl has a NPQSL from the University College London, NASENCO from the University of Wolverhampton, an MA Educational Leadership and Innovation from the University of West London, a PGCE from the University of Warwick and a BA (Hons) English Language and Literature via the Open University. Prior to joining the School he worked at an international school in China. In keeping with his subject specialism in English Literature, Carl really enjoys reading prose that can transport him to different worlds and cultures. He also enjoys remaining abreast of developments in pedagogy and practice, and will often be found with a recent educational publication on his reading pile. Carl has a keen interest in sports and takes immense pleasure in the playing and watching of football and cricket, despite the fact that his best playing days are long behind him. Having led large departments, faculties and whole school teaching and learning portfolios in the past, Carl has aspirations to develop and grow further as a school leader and he looks forward to contributing to the continued growth and innovation here at NLCS Jeju. Carl lives on Jeju with his fiancée. He is looking forward to immersing himself in the natural beauty of Jeju and further adventures into the many splendours of South Korea.

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Adam Lim

English Teacher (Assistant Head of House)

Portrait of Adam Lim

Adam Lim

English Teacher (Assistant Head of House)

Adam Lim has a Bachelor of Arts in English with a Philosophy Minor from the University of Alberta, a Master of Education with a specialization in International Education from Framingham State University, and a Teaching Certificate from Moreland University. He has been living and teaching in South Korea since 2011. Most recently, he was the IBDP English A Language and Literature Teacher, TOK Coordinator, and University Guidance Counsellor at the Gyeonggi Academy of Foreign Languages in Uiwang, South Korea. When he is not spending time with his wife, Adam enjoys a variety of physical activity, ranging from weightlifting to water polo. He is interested in learning new skills and looks forward to working with NLCS Jeju’s students and staff alike towards turning dreams into reality.

Audrey Liu

Mandarin Teacher

Audrey Liu

Mandarin Teacher

Audrey has a Bachelor’s degree in Chinese Language and Literature from Sichuan Normal University, Chengdu, China. Prior to joining NLCS Jeju, Audrey worked at an International School in Thailand. She has also taught in international schools in Indonesia for 10 years and has experience of teaching IBDP and IGCSE. She also worked for a youth association in Hong Kong. Audrey is likely a gourmet. She enjoys tasting delicious food, cooking food, photography, language study and traveling. She enjoys exploring the many beautiful cafes of Jeju.

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Henry Liu

Chemistry Teacher

Portrait of Henry Liu

Henry Liu

Chemistry Teacher

Henry Liu has a B.Sc. (Hons.) in Agricultural Botany from University of Glasgow and a Ph.D. from the Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon. His teaching credential is from Warner Pacific College Portland, Oregon. He has secondary teaching experience in Science and Mathematics in Hong Kong, USA and China. His last post was as a KS3 Science, IGCSE Coordinated Science and IB Chemistry teacher at Yew Chung International School, Shanghai, China. His teaching mission is to inspire students to be lifelong learners and to equip them with the skills of critical thinking and problem solving. He enjoys hiking, reading and cooking.

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Jenny (Chen Yin) Liu

Head of Mandarin

Portrait of Chen-Yin Liu

Jenny (Chen Yin) Liu

Head of Mandarin

Jenny brings extensive international experience to NLCS Jeju after spending years living in Beijing, the United States and her home country of Taiwan. She was the Head of Chinese at Dulwich College, Beijing prior to moving to Jeju. She received a Master's degree in Education and teaching from The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) in the US. Jenny is married and has two children.

Stacey Liu

Mandarin Teacher

Stacey Liu

Mandarin Teacher

Stacey has an MA English Literature from National Chung-Hsing University Taiwan, BA English Literature from Tamkang University Taiwan and a PGCEi from Keele University. Prior to joining the School she has worked in Taiwan, New Zealand and Vietnam. Stacey enjoys reading and traveling. She loves living in Jeju because of all the outdoor activities and beautiful scenery. She lives on Jeju with her husband. Whilst at NLCS she enoys gaining further experience both in her subject domain and to inspire students to learn the language.

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James Lilywhite

Head of English (Professional Tutor)

Portrait of James Lilywhite

James Lilywhite

Head of English (Professional Tutor)

James has a BA (Hons) in Politics and International Studies from the University of Leeds. He has his teaching qualification from Hainault Forest School in North London. James also studied in Maastricht, Holland, at UCM, where he completed a study-abroad qualification in International Relations. He has previously worked as head of Gifted and Talented at the International Community School in Amman, Jordan where he was also a Year 4 teacher. James enjoys running and has taken part in events in Palestine, Amman and London.

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Helen Lock

Director of Marketing (Admissions and Community Engagement)

Portrait of Helen Lock

Helen Lock

Director of Marketing (Admissions and Community Engagement)

Helen has an MA Leadership and Management from Buckinghamshire New University, a BA (Hons) Business Studies from the University of Plymouth and a Certificate in Admissions Management from AMCIS. She is working torwards a Diploma in Professional Digital Marketing through the Chartered Institute of Marketing. Prior to joining the School she was the Senior Admissions Manager at an independent school in the UK, before that she spent 14 years at a UK univeristy in a variety of roles which encompassed UK, EU and International Marketing, Recruitment, Admissions, Enrolment and international student welfare. Helen loves travelling and has enjoyed exploring Jeju and South Korea. In her spare time she likes cooking and entertaining friends, as well as dining out and trying Korean food.

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Alejandra Navarro Lopez

Spanish Teacher

Portrait of Alejandra Navarro Lopez

Alejandra Navarro Lopez

Spanish Teacher

Alejandra has a BA in English language, history and literature from the University of Granada, an MA in Teaching Spanish as a second language from the University of Sevilla and an MA in Teaching Compulsory Secondary Education and Baccalaureate, Vocational Training and Language Teaching from the University of Granada. She completed her PGCE at the University of Southampton. Prior to joining the School she taught in the UK. Alejandra enjoys long walks by the seaside, sports, cooking and drawing. At the moment, she is learning how to play the ukulele, and she enjoys exploring Jeju with her husband and immersing herself in the Korean culture - and trying the delicious Korean cuisine, of course. She enjoys teaching languages and is excited to share her passion for the Spanish language and culture at NLCS Jeju.

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Dylan Thomas Loser

Head of History

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Dylan Thomas Loser

Head of History

Dylan has a BA (Hons) in Historical Studies from The University of KwaZulu-Natal and an MA in Historical Studies from the University of Cape Town. After university, he went back to his old school where he taught English and headed the history department before moving to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to teach English at Jeddah Knowledge International School. Dylan considers himself a curious mixture of sports-jock and academic-nerd as his interests include rugby, kayaking, endurance running, reading, researching and writing. Academically, he is co-authored an article for the Journal of Natal and Zulu History. Personally, he loves living on Jeju and exploring the Olle trails with his wife and young daughter.

Cara Love

Emotional Guidance Counsellor

Cara Love

Emotional Guidance Counsellor

Cara grew up in Wales and graduated with a first class honours in creative arts, followed by a secondary school PGCE from Swansea University. She taught in an independent special educational needs school operated by Action for Children in Cardiff where she helped support young people identified as having complex emotional and social challenges, as well as Autism. Following this Cara undertook a position as a Special educational needs teacher at an international school in Singapore. Professionally, Cara is passionate about pastoral work, mental health advocacy and inclusion and recently completed her Masters degree from the University of Nottingham in Special Educational Needs with a focus on emotional and behavioural wellbeing. Cara enjoys travelling and living in Jeju, exploring the beautiful trails with her husband and young daughter, Florence.

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Lai Lai Luo

Mandarin Teacher (Learning Support)

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Lai Lai Luo

Mandarin Teacher (Learning Support)

Ms. Luo originally comes from China. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Science from Zhejiang University, China and a Master of Philosophy degree in Environment and Development Economics from the University of Oslo, Norway. She also has a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (International) With Merit from University of Nottingham, UK. Ms. Luo is passionate about development issues and has worked for three outstanding development organisations: Voluntary Service Overseas UK, IFRC and UNICEF. Ms Luo has worked at NLCS Jeju since 2015. She had taught for 4 years in the Senior school and also served as Chinese Community Coordinator from 2015 to 2019. Now she works as a full time Mandarin teacher in Junior school. Ms. Luo is married to Douglas Machin who also teaches at NLCS Jeju. They have three children.

Timothy Lutley

French Teacher

Timothy Lutley

French Teacher

Tim has a BA from Swansea University and a Master’s from Université Lumière Lyon II. He has over 20 years’ experience teaching in the UK, France and Japan, and most recently held the position of Head of MFL and Assistant Head of Sixth Form at a school in North Devon. Tim is looking forward learning another language and to having a new adventure with his family.

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Douglas Machin

Mathematics Teacher (Assistant Vie Principal (Beyond the Curriculum))

Photo of Douglas Machin

Douglas Machin

Mathematics Teacher (Assistant Vie Principal (Beyond the Curriculum))

Doug is from the UK. After earning a BSc in Pure Mathematics and Chemistry, he went on to gain an MSc degree in Operational Research. Following a few years in London as a Management Consultant, Doug's career path moved towards education and he completed his PGCE, specialising in teaching Mathematics. Doug started his career in education in the UK and then took his first international teaching position and has never looked back. Doug has now taught internationally for 15 years in Asia and for 3 years in Africa. Alongside teaching, Doug enjoys the outdoors, specifically walking and kayaking and loves leading the 'Beyond the Classroom' programme.

Russell Maddison

Head of Psychology

Russell Maddison

Head of Psychology

Russell has a BA Sociology from the University of Reading and PGCE from the University of Exeter. Currently he is working towards an MSc in Psychology with a specialism in Clinical Psychology from the University of Exeter. Prior to joining the School, Russell worked at schools in inner city London. Russell enjoys travelling around Asia, reading widely and cooking. Russell loves living in Jeju because it’s so beautiful and full of wonderful nature to hike in. Russell has a keen interest in politics and current affairs. He lives on Jeju with his wife and son. He enjoys bringing his experience of British education to this exceptional school.

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Kyungmin Maeng

Korean Language Teacher

Portrait of Kyungmin Maeng

Kyungmin Maeng

Korean Language Teacher

Kyungmin is originally from South Korea and holds a Bachelor's degree in Korean Language Education along with his teaching qualification from Korea University. He began his teaching career at a local high school in Jeju and also has experience working as a mock exam developer for the Korean language subject in the Korean S.A.T. Currently, he teaches Korean Language and the IB Korean A Lang & Lit, striving to create a joyful learning experience for his students. Since getting married in 2016, he has been residing in Jeju, where he enjoys exploring the island's natural beauty, including its trail courses, oreums (volcanic cones), and beaches.

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Muhammad B. Mahfouz

Chemistry Teacher

Portrait of Muhammad B. Mahfouz

Muhammad B. Mahfouz

Chemistry Teacher

Muhammad is an Egyptian educator with a Bachelor's degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences from Cairo University. He holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) from Liverpool John Moores University. With experience in teaching at seven British international schools in Egypt and Morocco since 2012, Muhammad is passionate about nurturing young minds. He also has a background in laboratory work, he worked as Quality Control Analyst. Married and a proud father of one daughter, Muhammad's dedication to education and family shines brightly in his life.

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Kiran Mandhare

Computer Science Teacher

Portrait of Kiran Mandhare

Kiran Mandhare

Computer Science Teacher

Kiran has an MSc Computer Science from Mumbai Univerisity. Prior to joining NLCS Jeju, Kiran taught at a School in Indonesia. Kiran loves sports and enjoy playing cricket and badminton. He lives on Jeju with his wife and son. He believes an organisation with a heritage of 170 years and delivering the best of education and developing global citizens will allow him to grow both as an individual and professional. He loves to explore the the culture of Korea and natural beauty of Jeju's island.

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Oscar Matsell

毕业生助理

Portrait of Oscar Matsell

Oscar Matsell

毕业生助理

Oscar has a BSc (Hons) in Biology and Psychology from Newcastle University. Oscar has previously worked as a Gap Assistant at our school on two separate 6 month terms, and has a love for both the school and the island. He enjoys exploring new places, experiencing new cultures, and taking photographs.

Ben Matthews

Assistant Head of IB (History Teacher)

Ben Matthews

Assistant Head of IB (History Teacher)

Ben Matthews has a BA (Hons) in History with Sociology and a PGCE from the University of Leeds. He also earned a MA in History from the University of Birmingham, where he was awarded a distinction. Prior to teaching at NLCS Jeju, he worked as an IBDP Coordinator for three years and taught for ten years at Gyeonggi Academy of Foreign Languages, in Korea. Ben has also taught History in England and Qatar, and is excited to join NLCS Jeju. He is originally from Whitley Bay (England) and he loves to spend time with his family, and play a range of sports.

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Adam McCue

AED Teacher (Head of Sarah)

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Adam McCue

AED Teacher (Head of Sarah)

Adam McCue has an Upper Second class degree from Liverpool John Moores University, a Diploma in TESOL and an MEd (Applied Linguistics). He is in his tenth year of teaching English as an Additional Language, with the majority of this time in various locations around Korea; Seoul, Incheon, Daegu and Busan.Since joining NLCS Jeju, Adam has worked as an AED teacher and also as Assistant Housemaster in Halla East as well as being a Housemaster in Jeoji.

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Fiona McDonnell

Drama Teacher (Mulchat House Coordinator)

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Fiona McDonnell

Drama Teacher (Mulchat House Coordinator)

Fiona McDonnell holds a bachelor’s degree in Drama and Theatre Studies from Trinity College Dublin and a PGCE in Drama from the University of Warwick. She has previously taught Drama in both state and international schools in China, United Kingdom and Ireland. Her first play ‘Life on the Inside’ debuted at Fringe Festivals and the Samuel Beckett Theatre, Dublin. Outside of the theatre, she is also very interested in nature, travelling, debating and poetry. She is very excited to join NLCS Jeju and is looking forward to exploring the beauty of the island and being immersed in Korean culture.

Stephen McKeogh

Geography Teacher (Head of Jeoji)

Stephen McKeogh

Geography Teacher (Head of Jeoji)

Stephen McKeogh has a Master’s degree in Geography from NUI Maynooth and GMIT, where he was also awarded a BA in Heritage Studies with Honours. Stephen graduated with Distinction and has presented a paper at The Royal Geographical Society. Prior to teaching in Korea, Stephen was Head of Geography at Boston Spa Academy in West Yorkshire, he spent 7 years teaching there with excellent results. Stephen has also worked in Ireland and Korea in the University sector, in Ireland Stephen worked as an Academic Coordinator whose focus was upon Academic writing and integration for Chinese and Korean students in Ireland. Stephen worked at Dongguk University in Seoul for 5 years teaching English and also lectured in Environmental Geography. He has an interest in Korean History, Archaeology and Geography. Stephen likes Korean culture and cuisine.

Robert McLaughlin

TOK Teacher (History Teacher)

Robert McLaughlin

TOK Teacher (History Teacher)

Robert has BA in Philosophy and Politics from University College Dublin, in Ireland. He gained further qualifications in the UK including a Masters in International History and a PGCE through the University of Sunderland. Prior to joining NLCS Jeju, he has taught at mixed IB and British International schools for six years, with time spent in Korea and the cities of Nanjing and Hangzhou in China. Robert has a keen interest in both playing and watching sports and he hopes that Jeju can provide the impetus to reignite his passion for golf and tennis once again.

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Rohita Menon-Gordon

Dance Teacher

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Rohita Menon-Gordon

Dance Teacher

Rohita has a BA of Dance from Wesley College and a PGCE from Liverpool Hope University. Prior to joining NLCS Jeju, Rohita was the curriculum lead at a school in Dubai. Rohita has lived and taught in 4 different countries as an adult and loves cooking food from different cultures. Rohita has a keen interest in the making of independent films and film festivals because she is curious about the art of cinematography. Rohita is currently training in stylized contemporary choreography where you explore merging various dance styles together in modern dance. She plans to further develop the value of creative risk in performance art.

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Darija Minic

Psychology Teacher (Interim Assistant Head of Sixth Form)

Portrait of Darija Minic

Darija Minic

Psychology Teacher (Interim Assistant Head of Sixth Form)

Darija Minic has an MSc in Occupational Health Psychology from Leiden University in the Netherlands. She obtained her BSc in Psychology at University of Belgrade, Faculty of Philosophy, in Serbia, her home country. Darija has already spent two years working at NLCS Jeju as a Gap Assistant and as a Grad Assistant after which she moved to Thailand and spent a year working in boarding and in the Learning Support Department at Harrow International School Bangkok.

Anna Kyeong Yeon Moon

Korean Language Teacher (Maternity cover)

Anna Kyeong Yeon Moon

Korean Language Teacher (Maternity cover)

Anna always been a creative person who thrives in a challenging environment. She has a master degree from Inha university and have been in education for over 15 years, recently specializing in IB Korean, most recently held the position of Korean teacher. Anna is looking forward to joining NLCS because I can meet new people and I am such a natural person.

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Anthony Moore

Physics Teacher

Portrait of Anthony Moore

Anthony Moore

Physics Teacher

Dr. Moore has continually utilised an interdisciplinary approach in his research and study of Physics and Biology. These diverse interests have allowed him to assist in the use of cryo-electron microscopy at the University of Manchester (UK) to link the structure of the MjCorA transporter protein to its transport mechanism as part of his BSc (Hons). He then obtained his Ph.D. at Newcastle University (UK) where he used Bioinformatic and Pathway Analysis approaches to elucidate the effects of Selenium on the stress responses of gastrointestinal epithelial cells. During this time, Dr. Moore had collaborated with researchers in New Zealand to investigate the effects of differential partial pressures of oxygen on cell responses using a novel cell culture system. He then embraced his passion for teaching by obtaining a PGCE in Physics and has taught in the UK for 4 years before moving to Jeju. Dr. Moore's mission in teaching is to inspire his students to become life-long learners that create bridges between specialisms to help further our scientific knowledge. He enjoys wild camping, cycling and nature.

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David Moore

TOK Teacher (History Teacher)

Portrait David Moore

David Moore

TOK Teacher (History Teacher)

David has a Social Sciences Degree from Westminster University and a Masters from Greenwich University. David has over 23 years' experience working in London and Qatar and most recently held the position of Head of Sociology and Director of Model United Nations. David is looking forward to joining NLCS Jeju because of its reputation for academic achievement and the beautiful nature of the island.

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Carolyn Moran

Year 1 Teacher

Portrait of Carolyn Moran

Carolyn Moran

Year 1 Teacher

Carolyn Moran is an Early Years trained teacher with a Master's degree in Educational Studies from the University of South Australia. She was also awarded a Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Language and a Bachelor's degree from Murdoch University. Having an interest in child development, Carolyn was trained in the effects of movement and environment on early learning by the Institute of Neuro Physiological Psychology, Cambridge. Prior to teaching in Korea, she was an Early Years teacher in Brunei Darussalam, developed bilingual education in the Cocos Keeling Islands and worked as both an Early Years teacher and in an advisory capacity in Western Australia. Carolyn is also a trained and registered Dance teacher with the Commonwealth Society of Teachers of Dance (Com dance). She has two children working in London and Perth and a third at university in Chicago. She enjoys experiencing the culture in Korea and exploring Jeju island.

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Philip Morton

Chemistry Teacher (Assistant Vice Principal Academic - Assessment and Reporting)

Portrait of Philip Morton

Philip Morton

Chemistry Teacher (Assistant Vice Principal Academic - Assessment and Reporting)

Philip has a PgDipEd from the University of Birmingham and a BSc (Hons) Forensic Science from the Staffordshire University. Prior to joining the School, Philip has been working for the last 7 years in a British International school located in the deserts of Qatar, teaching Chemistry and ICT as well as being responsible for leading with the many digital systems used for school management and teaching. Before obtaining his PgDipEd Philip developed the passion for education whilst writing and lecturing for Staffordshire University, and for several years led the development of award winning products used in school science labs and classrooms around the world. Like most international teachers Philip is a keen traveller and has taken his backpack to many places all over the world. He is particularly at home in Greece which he visits at least once a year and has spent many a summer and christmas holiday. As an amateur wildlife photographer at weekends he can often be seen with camera in hand walking through a nature reserve or wildlife park and is eager to start hiking the trails of Jeju.

James Munday

History Teacher

James Munday

History Teacher

James Munday has a BA (Hons) in English and History, an MA in Classics and Ancient History from the University of Exeter, and his iPGCE from the University of Sheffield. After James' time at Exeter, he fell in love with Jeju and NLCS Jeju whilst on holiday to see his mum. James is a film lover and particularly enjoys historical films. He is also a keen gamer, walker, reader, and J.R.R. Tolkien enthusiast. James enjoys research and wants to study for a PhD in history. James also loves the many Olle walks that Jeju has and intends on walking more of them this year with his wife.

Dominic Ng

毕业生助理

Dominic Ng

毕业生助理

Dominic has a BA (Hons) Graphic and Media Design from the University of the Arts London and prior to joining NLCS Jeju he worked as a freelance deisgners in London. Outside of design, Dominic loves playing badminton, rock climbing, and his cat. He also enjoys music and is currently trying to learn music production and songwriting in his spare time. "Being at NLCS Jeju is an exciting opportunity to be involved in an accomplished international academic community and to experience Korea and its culture for the first time."

Justine Oliver

History Teacher (Assistant Vice Principal (Academic - Head of Sixth Form, IBDP Coordinator))

Justine Oliver

History Teacher (Assistant Vice Principal (Academic - Head of Sixth Form, IBDP Coordinator))

Justine Oliver has a BA (Hons) in History from the University of Nottingham and an MA in South Asian Area Studies from The School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. Her teaching qualification is from Keele University. She has also worked as an archaeologist, being part of excavation teams at both Roman and Iron Age sites. Her work in education has also taken her to the museum sector where she designed and ran workshop programmes at the Science Museum, London. Justine is passionate about the IB Diploma Programme, and which she has led at both Island School, Hong Kong and Southbank International School, London. Justine loves Jeju - especially exploring the island on foot, by mountain bike and on horseback.

Timilehin Isaac Oluwadare

Drama Teacher

Timilehin Isaac Oluwadare

Drama Teacher

Timilehin is a Nigerian with a bachelor's degree in theater Arts (Directing and Playwriting) and a Professional Diploma in education. He has five years of experience teaching Drama in international schools and a successful track record directing performances for Nigerian theaters. In 2022, he took up his first international teaching role in Myanmar. Timilehin enjoys reading, taking walks, and exploring new sights. He is excited to join NLCS, as he looks forward to sharing his passion for teaching and immersing himself in the rich culture of education that NLCS has to offer.

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Arunima Paliwal

Economics Teacher

Portrait of Arunima Paliwal

Arunima Paliwal

Economics Teacher

Arunima comes from India where she taught Economics and Business Studies to IB & IGCSE students for over 18 years. She has a Masters degree in Economics and English along with a B.Ed. Arunima is an IB Examiner and Moderator for Economics HL. Before taking her first overseas teaching job at NLCS Jeju Arunima worked in IB schools as Head of Department, IB Coordinator and Head of School. She has a daughter who attends the Junior school.

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Joan Park

English Teacher

Portrait of Joan Park

Joan Park

English Teacher

Joan has a BA in English Language and Literature from Seoul National University and an iPGCE from the University of Sunderland. Prior to joining NLCS Jeju, she taught IBDP and IGCSE at schools in Mexico, Uzbekistan and Turkey. She was born in South Korea and raised in Mexico. Joan is looking forward to exploring the beautiful island of Jeju and indulging in its culinary delights with her husband.

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Kyung Soo Park

Emotional Guidance Counsellor

Portrait of Kyung Soo Park

Kyung Soo Park

Emotional Guidance Counsellor

Kyung Soo graduated from Busan National University and Hansei University before embarking on further studies in Birmingham, England. Kyungsoo also trained and experienced a number of different aspecst of social work in counselling centers in Seoul and Kyunggi-do and currently enjoys working with our students and skilled counselling team.

Mi-Sun Park

Korean Language Teacher

Mi-Sun Park

Korean Language Teacher

Before joining and helping to establish NLCS Jeju’s Korean Department in 201, Misun taught Korean in various capacities at an international school in Seoul for 5 years, as well as a local Middle and High school in Cheong-ju. Misun has extensive experience of teaching Korean from KS3 to KS5 and she has a passiom for teaching Korean Literature. Misun also has an MA from Hankook University of Foreign Studies.

Sangduk Park

Korean Language and Literature Teacher (Assistant Boarding Master - Hall North)

Sangduk Park

Korean Language and Literature Teacher (Assistant Boarding Master - Hall North)

Mr. Park has various experience not only teaching but also as a government officer at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He started teaching at Myungduk Foreign Language High School in Seoul before he moved to Thailand as an IB Korean teacher. He worked at the British International School Phuket and Prem Tinsulanonda International School in Chiang Mai for 5 years prior to joining NLCS Jeju in August 2017. He is the sole IB workshop leader of the Korean Language and Literature Programme in the world and holds a MEd from Yonsei University. He is an enthusiastic learner who is always geared up to challenge something new. He believes his unique work experience enabled him to broaden his horizons and this will foster students to be a global citizens.

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Derek Patenaude

Head of Chemistry

Portrait of Derek Patenaude

Derek Patenaude

Head of Chemistry

Derek Patenaude has a BSc. (Hons) in Chemistry and Biochemistry from University of Western Ontario, London, Canada and an MEd in Curriculum Development and English as an Additional Language Learning from the University of British Columbia. His teaching qualification is from the University of Toronto, Ontario Institute of Education. Before training as a teacher, he was an assistant teacher of laboratories at McGill University and worked in an educational capacity for various organisations in Canada such as the Ontario March of Dimes. His last post was as a chemistry teacher and Vice-Principal for Maple Leaf International School in Tianjin, China. He is enjoys the many hiking trails of Jeju and returning to such beautiful sites as Mt. Halla and Ilchulbong

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Antony Paye

Head of Co-curricular Music and Instrumental Coordinator

Portrait of Antony Paye

Antony Paye

Head of Co-curricular Music and Instrumental Coordinator

Tony has an MEd-RMIT, BMus (Performance) from the University of Melbourne and a Grad Dip Ed from theUniversity of Melbourne. Prior to joining the School he was Director of Music at a school in Australia. Tony loves playing music and enjoying sports such as Australian Rules Football and Cricket. He lives on Jeju with his wife. He is really looking forward to meeting and making music with the students at NLCS Jeju and enjoying the best of what Jeju has to offer.

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Ian Peirson

Head of Drama

Portrait of Ian Peirson

Ian Peirson

Head of Drama

Ian has a BA (Hons) in Music from Kingston University and has taught both Music and Drama for half of his professional teaching career. His PGCE teaching qualification is from Middlesex University, however, before training as a teacher he worked in the UK as an assistant opera director. He has worked overseas for many years in countries including Madrid, Rome and Jakarta, with his most recent post being Head of Drama at Tanglin Trust School, Singapore. He enjoys living in Jeju and exploring the culinary world of the region.

Sophie Perry

Head of PE (Junior School)

Sophie Perry

Head of PE (Junior School)

Sophie Perry graduated from the University of Brighton with a BA (Hons) degree in Physical Education (QTS). Upon graduation, she worked in the South of England before venturing abroad to teach internationally. She worked in a British international school in Thailand and has held a variety of middle leadership positions, both academically and pastorally throughout her teaching career. Sophie is a keen sportswoman and was a professional footballer in England for Brighton and Hove Albion and Chelsea FC, she was a senior international for the Republic of Ireland and has played against some of the world's best players.

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Thomas Perry

Spanish Teacher (Boarding Master - Yongduam)

Portrait of Thomas Perry

Thomas Perry

Spanish Teacher (Boarding Master - Yongduam)

Thomas has a BA (hons) in Spanish with French from Royal Holloway, University of London. After completing his honours degree, Thomas trained as a teacher at UCL's Institute of Education, working in both an inner-London state school and a rural boarding school. He is in his second year at NLCS Jeju and has previously worked as a Languages teacher and held boarding positions in schools in the UK and Chile. Although the global pandemic has altered his plans to visit different countries this past year.

Valentina Pokovnikova

Dance Teacher

Valentina Pokovnikova

Dance Teacher

Valentina is a dance educator, performance artist, and dance anthropologist. She completed the International Choreomundus Master programme in Dance Knowledge, Practice and Heritage from the University of Roehampton and a PGCE from the University of Sunderland. Her contemporary dance choreographies were selected for the Shenzhen Fringe Festival 2022 and Shekou Theater Festival 2022. Valentina is passionate about developing a multicultural dance curriculum with an emphasis on young learners’ well-being. When she is not dancing or teaching dance, you can find her going for hikes and convincing everyone about the importance of movement quality.

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Kym Prichard

Head of Libraries (Head of Biology)

Portrait of Kym Prichard

Kym Prichard

Head of Libraries (Head of Biology)

Kym has a BSc in Molecular Biology from Flinders University, Australia and a postgraduate degree in Environmental Studies from Adelaide University. Her teaching qualification is from the Open University. In addition to qualifications in the field of biology and environmental studies, Kym has a Trinity Certificate and a postgraduate certificate in teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL). Kym is in the final year of her Master's in educational management. Jeju is an extraordinary contrast to the deserts of Qatar where she has been working for the last five years in a British International school where she was Lead Biology teacher as well as Housemistress, External Relations Coordinator and the link person for the parent school in the UK.

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Anthony Quinn

Assistant Boarding Master - Yongduam (Head of TOK)

Portrait of Anthony Quinn

Anthony Quinn

Assistant Boarding Master - Yongduam (Head of TOK)

Anthony Quinn has a Bachelor of Arts in History and Politics from Macquarie University, and a Masters in International Education from the University of Sydney, Australia. He graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Education (Secondary Education) (Human Movement and Health Education), and is currently studying a Masters of Education (Leadership and Management) from the University of Melbourne. After spending some time in the UK teaching A level History and Politics, he returned to teach in Brisbane and raise a family over the last decade. His last post was teaching History and TOK at Markham College, Lima, Peru. He loves to explore the hiking trails, local cuisine, and beaches of Jeju with his wife and three children.

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Seyed Raeisian

Mathematics Teacher

Portrait of Seyed Raeisian

Seyed Raeisian

Mathematics Teacher

Dr Seyed has a Bsc and Msc in Applied Mathematics from the University of Guilan, and the IAU respectively; both universities located in Iran, and has a Phd in Mathematics (Differential Equations) from the National Academy of Sciences of Armenia. Seyed has over 17 years teaching experience in higher education institutes in Iran and an IB school in Georgia, and most recently held the position of Invited Lecturer in the University of Guilan. All through his life, he has been fascinated with sports such as Athletics, Soccer, Rugby, and Badminton, and also art such as Music, Playing Keyboard, Film Editing, Film Producing, Filming (Camerawork). Seyed is looking forward to joining NLCS because he loves to work in an International environment, be a part of a well developed school and play a role in a pioneer educational system.

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Paul Ananda Raj

Chemistry Teacher

Portrait of Paul Ananda Raj

Paul Ananda Raj

Chemistry Teacher

Paul Anada Raj Poovindran qualified with a PhD in Surgery (Neuroscience) From the University of Malaya, Malaysia. He was previously teaching Chemistry in Malaysia as part of the IBDP programme. Outside of the world of science he is Interested in cookery and exploring the science behind cooking.

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Thena Reddy

English Teacher

Portrait of Thena Reddy

Thena Reddy

English Teacher

Thena Reddy has a BA in English Language and Literature and Yr 1 Honours in Journalistic Media and a Postgraduate Certificate in English and Social Studies from the prestigious Nelson Mandela University in South Africa. She has taught in Johannesburg, Japan, London and China. Her passion lies in showing those that the English language is as delicious as forbidden fruit and once you are exposed to it in a meaningful and exciting way one is able to see that it is always evolving. She is knowledgeable in writing curriculums and has a profound understanding of English pedagogy and assessment. An avid reader that enjoys a variety of genres. She is also a toastmasters candidate.

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Aisleen Renshaw

Head of Year 5 and 6

Portrait of Aisleen Renshaw

Aisleen Renshaw

Head of Year 5 and 6

Aisleen Renshaw has a BSc (Hons) in Education Studies from University of Southampton. Her teaching qualification is from Institute of Education, University College of London, where she specialised in primary mathematics. Before training as a teacher she was a Learning Support Assistant at Botley Primary School (Southampton, England) and supported Year 6 children in preparation for their end of Key Stage 2 examinations. Her last post was at ARK Globe Academy (London, England) where she taught as a Year 1 and year 4 teacher. In her spare time, Aisleen enjoys dancing and participated in three showcases in London. She enjoys living in Jeju and is exploring the beautiful spots across the island and trying local cuisine.

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Craig Rhodes

English Teacher

Portrait of Craig Rhodes

Craig Rhodes

English Teacher

Craig holds a BA in media and mass communication theory and a PGCE from the University of Derby with a focus on English education. He is currently completing his master’s in English literature with the University of Northumbria, with research interests in early modern literature. Craig has over fifteen years of experience working in education and has worked with primary and secondary students as well as adults in the UK and Korea. Craig has lived in Seoul, Incheon and Geoje-do in South Korea before moving to Jeju-do. He has a keen interest in a variety of literature, from nineteenth-century classics to science fiction, and is excited to discuss whatever it is you’re currently reading. When not reading or in the classroom, Craig enjoys a slow morning at a café with his family or playing the guitar.

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Glenn Roberts

Director of Sport

Portrait of Glenn Roberts

Glenn Roberts

Director of Sport

Glenn graduated from Leeds Metropolitan University in 1997 with a Bachelor of Education degree in PE. He has taught for twenty years in two Independent Schools in West Yorkshire, England as Head of PE and Head of Sport respectively. Before starting his teaching career, he played as a Professional Cricketer for Derbyshire County Cricket Club for four seasons and also spent time playing and coaching cricket in Brisbane, Australia and Cape Town, South Africa. During his teaching career, he has led a number of overseas sports tours and ski trips and is also qualified as a cricket coach and umpire, a rugby and football referee and coach and a ski instructor. He and his wife Sarah are looking forward to teaching in an International School and meeting both pupils and staff whilst experiencing a new culture and country.

Portrait of Sarah Roberts

Sarah Roberts

Mathematics Teacher

Portrait of Sarah Roberts

Sarah Roberts

Mathematics Teacher

Sarah graduated in Law from Birmingham University in England and had a successful career as a Litigation Lawyer in Manchester for twelve years. However, she has a lifelong love of Mathematics and was fortunate to be presented with the opportunity to retrain as a Maths teacher. She has subsequently taught in two Grammar Schools and one Independent school in West Yorkshire, England. She enjoys keeping fit, reading, and traveling and spent time living and traveling in Australia and South Africa with her husband, Glenn. She likes experiencing a new culture.

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Jake Roden

Geography Teacher

Portrait of Jake Roden

Jake Roden

Geography Teacher

Mr Roden has an MEnvSci in Environmental Science from the University of Bangor and a PGCE from the University of Buckingham. He has worked in a number of independent and state schools in the UK as an Assistant Housemaster and Head of House. He joined NLCS Jeju in 2019 as an Assistant Boarding Master and has taught KS3, IGCSE, and IB Geography throughout. He lives on Jeju with his wife and son and enjoys exploring the fantastic landscape the island has to offer.

Jearson Narvaez Rojas

Mathematics Teacher

Jearson Narvaez Rojas

Mathematics Teacher

Jearson has a BSc (Hons) in Maths Teaching and an M.ed in Technology and Educative Innovation both from the National University of Costa Rica. Prior to joining NLCS Jeju he taught at a school and a number of univerities in Costa Rica - Teaching Calculus, Linear Algebra and Numerical Methods. Jearson enjoys outdoor activities (especially fly fishing ) and football.

Joel Rushton

Biology Teacher

Joel Rushton

Biology Teacher

Joel has a BSc Pharmacology from University of Hertfordshire, prior to joining NLCS Jeju, Joel taught at a school in Malaysia. Joel has a passion for extreme sports and the natural world, and is excited at the prospect of having opportunities for both scuba diving and snowboarding, while living and working in Jeju. He believes in the power of a holistic education and hopes to foster a sense of independence and internationalism in the students of NLCS Jeju.

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Emma Sage

Classics Teacher

Portrait of Emma Sage

Emma Sage

Classics Teacher

Emma has a BA(HONS) in Classics I from Durham University and a PGCE from Kings’ College London. Passionate about her subject, she loves to inspire her students to share her interest in the Classical world. She has over 20 years of teaching experience and has been Head of department in both her previous schools, most recently a boarding school in Devon. She is looking forward to exploring Jeju and experiencing a new culture with her family.

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Zainab Saleem

毕业生助理

Portrait of Zainab Saleem

Zainab Saleem

毕业生助理

Zainab has an MA Linguistics from the University of Manchester and a BA English Literature and Language from the University of Salford. Prior to joining the School, Zainab studied Linguistics and worked in various schools in Manchester. She enjoys travelling and experiencing new cultures. She likes supporting students and being part of their NLCS Jeju journey.

Caroline Sannegadu

English Teacher (Professional Tutor)

Caroline Sannegadu

English Teacher (Professional Tutor)

Caroline is from the UK and holds a BA (Hons) in English Literature and German from Swansea University, as well as a PGCE in English from the University of Bristol. Caroline taught in the UK state system for five years prior to her move to Jeju, holding the positions of 2nd in Department and Literacy Coordinator. NLCS Jeju is Caroline’s first international school, and she has worked here as an English Teacher since 2015. Caroline is married with two young children and her husband also teaches at NLCS Jeju.

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Jason Sannegadu

History Teacher (Assistant Vice Principal (Pastoral and Head of Houses))

Portrait of Jason Sannegadu

Jason Sannegadu

History Teacher (Assistant Vice Principal (Pastoral and Head of Houses))

Jason is from the UK and holds both a BA (Hons) and MA in International Relations. He specialises in Political Theory and the International Politics of Space. Jason went on to complete his teacher training at Bristol University where he completed his PGCE. He have completed the NPQML and is also a facilitator of this course (UCL). Jason started his teaching career in the UK state system and held a number of positions including Director of Humanities.Jason is married with two children. Jason currently teaches IB History and is the Link Teacher for the International Relations Society.

Jacob Sarao

毕业生助理

Jacob Sarao

毕业生助理

Jacob has a BSc (Hons) Zoology and Marine Biology with Conservation and Biodiversity. Prior to joining NLCS Jeju who worked at a biology blood donor center. Jacob loves travelling and experiencing new cultures. Jacob would like to do a postgraduate qualification in an area he is passionate about. Jacob also likes sports especially football.

Peter Scargill

Physics Teacher (Assistant Vice Principal - Head of Houses)

Peter Scargill

Physics Teacher (Assistant Vice Principal - Head of Houses)

Peter has an undergraduate Master of Physics degree and completed his teacher training at Loughborough University. His last post was at the Kolej Tuanku Ja’afar, an international school in Malaysia. There he was a boarding Housemaster, a Physics teacher, and a rugby coach. Peter has previous educational experience in the U.K. and the Middle East. He is a keen rugby player, specialising in the front row, and has previously captained and coached the KL Saracens 1st XV. Pete lives on campus with his wife Yeongil and daughter SooYoung.

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Niall Scarlett

Computer Science Teacher (Senior School Trips and Visits Coordinator)

Portrait of Niall Scarlett

Niall Scarlett

Computer Science Teacher (Senior School Trips and Visits Coordinator)

Niall is from Northern Ireland, and holds a BSC (Hons) in Multimedia Technology. Before arriving at NLCS Jeju, he taught Computer Science for 5 years in a leading school in London and spent 3 years teaching in middle schools in South Korea. Niall enjoys living in Jeju with his wife and daughter and enjoys mountain biking around the island and exploring its various oreums.

Meg Shaul

毕业生助理

Meg Shaul

毕业生助理

Meg has a BA Degree in Media and Communications from the University of Liverpool. Since leaving university, Meg has worked at an after school club, and prior to that, built up 4 years of experience as a swimming teacher. Recreationally, Meg enjoys all kinds of sport, but mostly water polo and football. She also loves exploring new cultures, learning languages and meeting new people. She is excited to immerse herself in all the challenges NLCS Jeju has to offer.

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Sunghyun Shin

Geography Teacher (Assistant Boarding Mistress - Pyoseon)

Portrait of Sunghyun Shin

Sunghyun Shin

Geography Teacher (Assistant Boarding Mistress - Pyoseon)

Sunghyun has a BA Liberal Arts programme - History of East Asia from University of Tokyo (full 'The University of Tokyo Scholarship) and an iPGCE (Geography) from the University of Sunderland. Sunghyun was a student at NLCS Jeju for four years where she was Head of the Geogrpahy Society, a member of the Big Six and a Mulchat House Captain. She returned to NLCS Jeju to work as a Graduate Assistant in the Geography Department and trained to be a teacher. Sunghyun enjoys going to library and gym/Sunghyun loves living in Jeju because of the relatively low population density. (in comparison to Seoul). She believes that students can only learn when they are happy and healthy (importance of pastoral care)

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Tajvir Singh

Head of Computer Science

Portrait of Tajvir Singh

Tajvir Singh

Head of Computer Science

Tajvir is married with one son and one daughter. He comes from India, where he taught in one of the leading boarding school as Head of Computer Science for 5 yrs, before moving on to his first International school in January 2009. His first degree was in Computer Science and he also holds a PGCEi in Education from Nottingham University. Before moving to NLCS Jeju, Tajvir taught in Jakarta for six years as Curriculum coordinator and the MYP project coordinator.

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Izabella Sloczynska

大学指导与外联团队负责人

Portrait of Izabella Sloczynska

Izabella Sloczynska

大学指导与外联团队负责人

Izabella Sloczynska graduated from London University Institute of Education with joint honours in Biology and Psychology. She qualified as a teacher following postgraduate studies in London and worked in the UK as a teacher of Science and Biology before embarking on a career in international schools in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Following further postgraduate study in Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance at Cambridge University, Izabella has worked as a University Guidance Counsellor for many years, providing particular expertise in applications to the world’s top universities. Helping each student to achieve their career goals through the university application process is, for Izabella, the ultimate vocational reward.

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Julia Smith

Dance Teacher (Sarah House Coordinator)

Portrait of Julia Smith

Julia Smith

Dance Teacher (Sarah House Coordinator)

Julia Smith has a BA hons in Physical Education and Dance Fellowship in Freestyle dance from the University Greenwich in the UK. She has worked extensively in the UK - most recently as Head of Dance and School Sports Co-ordinator at Langley Park School for Girls in Beckenham, Kent. Previously she was Head of Dance at Plumstead Manor School.She hopes to share her passion for dance and creative wellbeing with the students and NLCS Jeju community. She wants to develop new opportunities to showcase creative talent and enrich and grow students’ confidence and self belief.

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David Smithson

Head of Computer Science

Portrait of David Smithson

David Smithson

Head of Computer Science

Dave completed his PGCE in primary education at the University of Hull and has lived and taught at NLCS Jeju since 2011 when the school first opened. He was originally a Y4 teacher and the maths coordinator for the Junior School before teaching Year 2 students. Dave then followed his passion and became Head of Computer Science. Prior to working in South Korea, he worked as a Y6 & Y3 teacher and coordinated PE in a state school in the UK. Dave is married with a young daughter and whenever he finds any spare time he likes to cycle, play tennis and paddle-board.

Meltem Solak

Physics Teacher

Meltem Solak

Physics Teacher

Meltham has a GradDipTchg(Sec) from the University of Auckland. Prior to joining the School she was Head of Physics at a school in New Zealand. Turkish origin and a former Kiwi, she has been teaching senior and junior students for 7 years in Auckland, New Zealand, getting them excited about the beauty of physics and science. Meltem loves to travel and appreciates books, historical places and new flavours. She is looking forward to getting know the island, the people and the school.

Grace Son

Korean as a Second Language Teacher

Grace Son

Korean as a Second Language Teacher

Grace Son is from Korea and graduated with a BA in Early Childhood Education and English Literature. She had completed with an MA in English Education and Korean Language at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies. She has more than 20 years of experience as a school teacher. Since January 2013, she has been a KSL teacher at NLCS Junior School.

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Eunji Song

Emotional Guidance Counsellor

Portrait of Eunji Song

Eunji Song

Emotional Guidance Counsellor

Eun Ji Song studied International Tourism in Korea and after working with children and young people over 10 years, she found a passion in pastoral care. She gained a Diploma in Counselling and Postgraduate Certificate as a SENCO in the United Kingdom. She joined NLCS Jeju in 2017 and worked in the Additional Educational Needs department in the Junior School and is now a member of Individual Needs department. Currently, she is taking a Master's degree in Mental Health and Well-Being in Education.

Emily Spivey

PE Teacher (Boarding Mistress - Pyoseon)

Emily Spivey

PE Teacher (Boarding Mistress - Pyoseon)

Emily has a BAed from the University of Exeter. Prior to joining the School, she worked as an Assistant Housemistress and teacher in the UK. Emily enjoys many outdoor activities including water sports and tennis. Emily is a keen crafter and recently taught herself to crochet. Emily is studying towards her BSA diploma. She lives on Jeju with her husband and children. She is excited to experience teaching in a new country and relish the challenge of adapting her teaching and pastoral care to a school with such high academic standards and students with such incredible aspirations.

Thomas Stewart

Year 4 Teacher

Thomas Stewart

Year 4 Teacher

Thomas has a Multimedia, Technology and Design degree from the University of Kent and a PGCE from the University of East Anglia. Thomas has over six years of teaching experience post PGCE. He taught at a rural primary school on the North Norfolk coast for three years but most recently Thomas worked at one of the top bi-lingual schools in Shanghai for three years where he held the position of Education Technology and Innovation Leader. Prior to that, he worked in Korea as a CELTA qualified English Instructor for almost six years. Thomas is looking forward to joining NLCS Jeju because of the community, outstanding facilities and natural surroundings.

Rukia Sultana

Art Teacher

Rukia Sultana

Art Teacher

Rukia is from the UK and was awarded a First Class in BA (Hons) Fine Art from Kingston University. She obtained her QTS from Wessex Schools Training Partnership and her PGCE from Bath Spa University. Prior to joining NLCS Jeju, she taught art, photography and graphics along the South West coast of England. She has a keen interest in the creative arts, travel and food.

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Neil Tamlyn

Assistant Vice Principal (Academic Y9 (The Arts and Academic Enrichment))

Portrait of Neil Tamlyn

Neil Tamlyn

Assistant Vice Principal (Academic Y9 (The Arts and Academic Enrichment))

Neil is from the UK and gained a combined honours degree in Music and English from Oxford Brookes University before qualifying as a teacher and embarking on a career in Gloucestershire, England. Neil became an Advanced Skills Teacher and Head of Music at one of the UK’s leading state schools in Cheltenham and, after five years, Neil found a new challenge as an Assistant Headteacher in Bristol before taking up his first overseas post as a founding member of NLCS Jeju. Neil is a passionate cyclist and continues to hold vain hopes of racing in the Tour de France.

William Tan

Head of PE

William Tan

Head of PE

Will has a Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science from Deakin University, a Master of Teaching from Southern Cross University and is studying towards a Master of Science from the University of Southern Queensland. Prior to joining NLCS Jeju he was Head of Pysical Education in an international school in Thailand. Will has competed in a variety of sports: namely Muay Thai (Thai boxing) at the professional level, Western boxing at the amateur level, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ), Powerlifting, and Olympic Weightlifting recreationally. He enjoys using his experiences to help others and has coached Muay Thai, powerlifting, and general fitness. In addition to physical activities, Will enjoys spending time with friends and family, watching movies, reading and being in the great outdoors.

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Stella Taylor

Head of Dance (Assistant Head of Boarding)

Portrait of Stella Taylor

Stella Taylor

Head of Dance (Assistant Head of Boarding)

Stella is originally from Dublin, Ireland. She began her teaching career at NLCS UK in 2006 having previously worked in Arts Administration. Her qualifications include a BA (Hons) in Dance and Sport Science from the University of Liverpool, a Professional Diploma from Trinity Laban and a PGCE from the Royal Academy of Dance. As a founding member of NLCS Jeju, she was the Housemistress of Geomun House for 8 years as well as Head of the Dance Department.

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Andrew Thomas

History Teacher (Head of Mulchat)

Portrait of Andrew Thomas

Andrew Thomas

History Teacher (Head of Mulchat)

Drew Thomas graduated from Swansea University with First Class Honours in History where he later achieved his Masters with distinction in the same subject focusing on cultural and social themes and the construction of national and regional identities. Prior to arriving in Jeju Drew has worked for several years in Singapore and more recently spent time teaching in the UAE where he was also Head of Year. He loves traveling and exploring the countries he lives in with his wife and daughter.

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Ewan Thompson

毕业生助理

Portrait of Ewan Thompson

Ewan Thompson

毕业生助理

Ewan has a BSc (Hons) Mathematics and Statistics from the University of Bath. Before joining NLCS Jeju he worked at a quantitative investment managment firm in London. Ewan enjoys reading, football and most other sports as well as running and cycling in his free time.

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Sarah Thornley

English Teacher

Portrait of Sarah Thornley

Sarah Thornley

English Teacher

Sarah Thornley has a Masters degree in Gender, a Graduate Diploma in Law and a BA in Philosophy. Before coming to Korea, she taught English Language and Literature at a large comprehensive school in London. Her interests include yoga, knitting and hiking.

Harry Thorrington

Director of Music

Harry Thorrington

Director of Music

Harry Thorrington, MA (Oxon) MA (Leuven) has lived in Canada, South Korea, Belgium and Bangladesh. He was a Music and ToK teacher at NLCS Jeju from 2013-2018 and is happy to be back this academic year; it's an inspiring and ambitious community! He left Korea to successfully pursue a master's degree in Belgium, then went to Bangladesh to study the UN Sustainable Development Goals on behalf of the Association of Commonwealth Universities at the University of Dhaka.

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Jodie Torrance

Geography Teacher (Head of Noro)

Portrait of Jodie Torrance

Jodie Torrance

Geography Teacher (Head of Noro)

Jodie has a BA (Hons) in Geography and Education Studies (Bishop Grosseteste University College, Lincoln) and a PGCE from the University of Nottingham. She is also currently studying her MA in Education from the University of Nottingham to further her education pedagogy. Her last post was as the Deputy Head of Secondary at the British School Yangon in Myanmar. In this role she led the pastoral and safeguarding teams within the Secondary School. She enjoys exploring the beautiful island of Jeju with her family.

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James Towner

House Competition Coordinator (Computer Science Teacher)

Portrait of James Towner

James Towner

House Competition Coordinator (Computer Science Teacher)

James is from Sheffield in the UK where he studied a BSc in Computer Science and then completed his teacher training (PGCE). He taught in the UK for eight years where he was the head of Computer Science and Information Communications Technology as well as subject leader at a high achieving catholic school in Sheffield. James moved to the NLCS Jeju as a Computer Science teacher in 2016 and has now undertaken the role of House Competition Coordinator.

Amanda Tranmer

Mathematics Teacher (Design Technology Teacher, Assistant Head of Geomun)

Amanda Tranmer

Mathematics Teacher (Design Technology Teacher, Assistant Head of Geomun)

Amanda Tranmer has a PGDE in the teaching of Mathematics from the University of Strathclyde. Prior to this she was also awarded a BEng in Mechanical Engineering with First Class Honours from the same university, with a year of her undergraduate studies undertaken at the University of South Carolina. Prior to moving to Korea she has worked at schools within Scotland, teaching in the Stirling and Perthshire areas. Having had the opportunity to travel around Asia over the past 10 years she and her young family are excited to move to Korea to gain a more global life experience, learn more about Korean culture, and expand their love of gastronomy. Ms Tranmer has varied interests outside of mathematics (in the arts and sciences to name a few) and is excited to explore how these can benefit the students at NLCS Jeju.

Portrait of James Tuffs

James Tuffs

Design Technology and Film Studies Teacher (Boarding Master - Aewol)

Portrait of James Tuffs

James Tuffs

Design Technology and Film Studies Teacher (Boarding Master - Aewol)

James has a BA (Hons) in Graphic Design, Film and Photography from Hull School of Art. His teaching qualification is from the University of Sunderland and he has most recently been working for Island School in Hong Kong. His previous award-winning career in the creative arts included the UK Arts Council Show of the Year and the Cannes Lion for Best International Short Film. He was part of the management team that led R/GA London to win Campaign's Global Digital Innovation Agency of the Year for four years in a row. James is a keen cyclist. He combines this passion with his support of Education for All by riding in the annual Marrakech - Atlas Etape in support of the charity.

Eszter Vörösvári

学习支持

Eszter Vörösvári

学习支持

Eszter has an Erasmus Mundus Master in Adapted Physical Activity from KU Leuven, Palacky University, University of Limerick and Norwegian School of Sport Sciences. After completing her joint Masters degree, she gained her teaching qualification in Special Education Needs from the University of Jyväskylä and her Professional Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis from UCSB. Prior to joining the School she was a SEN teacher in Finland and an ABA Tutor in Malta. Eszter is a lifelong learner, currently studying towards her PhD with a focus in Positive Behaviour Support. She enjoys travelling, hiking, watching movies and getting to know more about Korean culture.

Portrait of Michelle Walker

Michelle Walker

Head of Junior School Art

Portrait of Michelle Walker

Michelle Walker

Head of Junior School Art

Michelle is from South Africa. She has a Bachelor of Primary Education degree and has many years experience as a class teacher in Grades 1-3, as well as an Art Teacher teaching children from Grades 1-7. She has also led the Foundation Phase and Art Departments as Head of Department in schools where she has taught in her home town of Port Elizabeth. Michelle has a passion for reading, travel, art and all things creative and loves to use these passions to instil a love of learning in her young students. She is passionate about creating student-friendly, engaging activities and resources for use within her classroom. Michelle and her family enjoys many long walks and exploring the island and to experiencing the wonderful culture of South Korea.

Portrait of Daniel Walsh

Daniel Walsh

PE Teacher

Portrait of Daniel Walsh

Daniel Walsh

PE Teacher

Danny has a BA (Hons) degree in Sports Journalism and PGCE with PE Specialism from the University of Chester. He most recently held the position of whole school PE and Sport Science teacher at an international school in Central Asia and has worked overseas for the past eight years. He is looking forward to being a part of the extensive sporting programme at NLCS Jeju and meeting students and staff. Danny has a passion for health and fitness and various sports including football, tennis, golf and snowboarding. He is excited to explore Jeju island and experience Korean culture.

Portrait of Claire Washington

Claire Washington

Emotional Guidance Counsellor (Boarding Mistress - Iho)

Portrait of Claire Washington

Claire Washington

Emotional Guidance Counsellor (Boarding Mistress - Iho)

Claire has a Master of Counselling from the University of Canterbury, and a Bachelor of Education and a Bachelor of Physical Education from the University of Otago in New Zealand. She has taught in Auckland, Hong Kong and Christchurch where she has been Head of Health, a House Dean and since having children, a counsellor for the last 8 years. She has three children, Kate, George and Angus. Her husband Richard also teaches at the school.

Richard Washington

Deputy Head with Additional responsibility for Lower School DSO

Richard Washington

Deputy Head with Additional responsibility for Lower School DSO

Richard Washington is from New Zealand. He has a Bachelor of Education and Graduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning from the University of Canterbury. He has recently finished a post-graduate certificate in Applied Practice (Digital and Collaborative learning) from Unitec Institute of Technology in Auckland, and he is part-way through his Master of Education. He has taught in Hong Kong and various New Zealand Schools with different roles from Director of Sport, Head of Department, Dean of Students and for the last 6 years as Assistant Principal with a direct focus on Well- Being and Pastoral Care. He is moving to Jeju with his wife and three children, his wife Claire will be working at the school and two children will be part of the Junior School, one will attend the local nursery. He is looking forward to exploring the Island and Korea’s beautiful cities along with its hidden gems while having an experience of a lifetime with his family. He is keen to get involved in a range of extra-curricular activities having coached numerous teams in New Zealand and has a passion for the outdoors.

Portrait of Joshua Waterman-Wiggins

Joshua Waterman-Wiggins

Mathematics Teacher

Portrait of Joshua Waterman-Wiggins

Joshua Waterman-Wiggins

Mathematics Teacher

Joshua has a Bsc (Hons) Mathematics from the University of Bristol and PGCE from the University of Canterbury. Prior to joining NLCS Jeju, Joshua worked as a Lead Practitioner in a school in the UK. He has been teaching Maths for over 11 years. Joshua enjoys all sports but is an avid football fan both playing and watching his home team Spurs.

Tannis Waugh

University Guidance Counsellor

Tannis Waugh

University Guidance Counsellor

Tannis has a Bachelor of Arts, jointly from the University of Guelph, Canada, with the University of the South Pacific, Fiji and also has a MEd from the University of London, UK. In addition, she attained a Post Grad Diploma in Journalism from the London School of Journalism ‘just for fun’ because she loves writing and is a news junky. She has taught in a range of international schools in several continents, including Africa, South America and Asia. Her last position was at Wellington College International, China, teaching Economics and Geography as well as being Deputy Head of Sixth Form which included counseling for university applications. As University Guidance Counselor in NLCS Jeju, a role which includes preparing students for SAT and medical applications.

Jenny Wayte

Year 1 Teacher

Jenny Wayte

Year 1 Teacher

Jenny has a Teaching Masters Degree from Western Australia. Prior to joining the School she taught in a primary school in the UK and before that, at a school in Australia. Jenny enjoys spending time with her family, especially going to the beach or watching movies together. She enjoys helping children achieve their academic best, in a caring environment and likes to be involved in co-curricular activities.

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Craig Wehrle

Director of IT

Portrait of Craig Wehrle

Craig Wehrle

Director of IT

Craig Wehrle is from Canada, has a Master’s Degree in Educational Technology from the University of British Columbia, a Bachelor of Social Science with Honours in Criminology and a minor in Sociology. His Bachelor of Education is from the University of Windsor. He is qualified to teach as an IT Specialist as well as English. He has extensive teaching experience, including teaching in the Japanese school system in Junior and Middle School, as well as teaching in Japanese universities. He has taught and served as the IT Director in international schools in Oman, Japan and Uganda. In his free time he enjoys reading and cycling around Jeju.

David Whitehorn

English Teacher

David Whitehorn

English Teacher

David has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of KwaZulu-Natal and a PGCE from the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Prior to joining the School he was Head of Grade 12 English at a school in South Africa. David has a passion for reading and bird watching, but also spends many hours building Lego, brewing coffee, and lamenting the bad luck of the South African cricket team. He lives on Jeju with his wife. He enjoys helping students grow their love for English (with all its maddening peculiarities) and a desire to become life-long learners and avid story tellers.

Portrait of Lawrence Whiteley

Lawrence Whiteley

Year 2 Teacher

Portrait of Lawrence Whiteley

Lawrence Whiteley

Year 2 Teacher

Lawrence graduated from Liverpool John Moores University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree and continued his studies with a Postgraduate Degree in teaching from the University of Hull. In the UK, Lawrence taught in Newcastle Upon Tyne as part of the NEAT Academy Trust, gaining experience in all Key Stages, from Early Years to Upper Key Stage 2, and holding roles such as P.E lead, STEM coordinator and council representative for the Trust. After moving to Malaysia, Lawrence worked as an Early Years Coordinator and then Year 3 lead Teacher at an International school in Kuala Lumpur. Lawrence is delighted to return to South Korea, and especially Jeju-do, where he is looking forward to raising his young family on the island, rediscovering his passion for the amazing food and culture that South Korea is so famous for.

April Wilson

PE Teacher

April Wilson

PE Teacher

April has a Bachelor of Education and a Graduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning (Secondary) both from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. Prior to joining the School she taught at a school in Mexico. April really enjoys Crossfit, exploring the outdoors with her two dogs, drinking coffee and eating new and exciting foods. She lives on Jeju with her husband and two dogs. She is really looking forward to working with the staff and students, particularly those in Jeoji house.

Samuel Wilson

Mathematics Teacher (Assistant Boarding Master - Yongduam)

Samuel Wilson

Mathematics Teacher (Assistant Boarding Master - Yongduam)

Sam has a BSc Mathematics from the University of Otago and a Graduate Diploma Teaching and Learning from the University of Canterbury. Prior to joining the School, Sam taught at a school in Mexico and before that, was a Boarding House Master in Malaysia. Sam enjoys exercising and playing with his 2 dogs, watching and playing cricket and exploring the outdoors. He lives on Jeju with his wife. He enjoys worksing with the wonderful and ambitious students and staff at NLCS Jeju.

Portrait of Melissa Woo

Melissa Woo

Reception Teacher

Portrait of Melissa Woo

Melissa Woo

Reception Teacher

Melissa is from the U.S. and majored in Foreign Languages (Korean). She also holds a PGCEi from Nottingham University. She has been at NLCS Jeju since 2016 working in both Nursery and Reception. During her time here at NLCS she has also worked together with the Junior School Korean language department and taught KSL in KS1 and KS2. The unique environment of NLCS Jeju has given Melissa the opportunity to combine her passion for Early Years with her love of Korean language and culture.

Daehyeok (Frank) Yang

Head of Finance

Daehyeok (Frank) Yang

Head of Finance

Daehyeok has a Bachelor's degree in Accounting and Physics. Prior to joining NLCS Jeju, Daehyeok worked at Jeju Bank and for JDC. Daehyeok was part of NLCS Jeju at its inception and contributed to its success for which he is very proud. He enjoys reading and travelling and loves living in Jeju.

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Adam Yates

Biology Teacher (Assistant Head of Boarding)

Portrait of Adam Yates

Adam Yates

Biology Teacher (Assistant Head of Boarding)

Adam Yates has a Degree in Secondary Science Education with a specialism in Biology from the University of Lancaster and has completed a Diploma in SEND. Having taught for 17 years, Mr Yates has experienced teaching in a variety of settings including British international boarding schools in Malaysia and China. Mr Yates is accompanied by his Wife Esther Yates and has a son and granddaughter living in the North East of England. Having a keen professional interest in student well-being and character education.

Emma Yee

毕业生助理

Emma Yee

毕业生助理

Emma has an MSci degree in Applied Psychology (Clinical) from the University of Reading and has completed a placement year as a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (PWP) in the NHS in London. Emma enjoys travelling with a strong appreciation for diverse cultures and food. In her spare time, she enjoys nature walks, photography, baking, and the gym

Portrait of Gahee (Amy) Yoon

Gahee (Amy) Yoon

Learning Support (Assistant Boarding Master - Halla East)

Portrait of Gahee (Amy) Yoon

Gahee (Amy) Yoon

Learning Support (Assistant Boarding Master - Halla East)

Amy has a PGCE from the University of Nottingham, MA International Commerce from Seoul National University, MA International Relations from Peking University and a BA Chinese Studies from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Despite being new to teaching in international schools, she has substantial teaching experience of over five years in China, Korea, and Ethiopia. Amy aspires to advocate for, support and challenge neurodivergent students as a Learning Support Teacher, and to empower Sixth Form female boarding students to achieve their personal best and to develop the skills, knowledge and intellectual curiosity to prepare them for university life as an Assistant Boarding Mistress in Halla East. As reflected in her educational background, Amy is committed to lifelong learning and is excited to be completing her SENCO qualification and remaining abreast of best international practice in boarding provision and safeguarding to continue growing as an educator. In her free time, Amy enjoys travel, baking, fine dining, and binge watching Netflix. She holds a Korean passport, but as a truly global citizen, she has studied and worked abroad in the US, China, HK, Japan, Ethiopia, and Cambodia. Amy lives on Jeju with her husband who also works at NLCS Jeju and enjoys the fruits of her baking labor.

Li Rong (Mary) Zhang

Mandarin Teacher (Assistant Boarding Mistress - Iho)

Li Rong (Mary) Zhang

Mandarin Teacher (Assistant Boarding Mistress - Iho)

Li Rong moved from Singapore to Jeju where she has been teaching for 6 years since 2014. She graduated from Nanjing University in China and obtained a Master's degree in Chinese Language and Literature. Before her appointment as a reporter for five years at the Tianjin Evening News, she engaged with education for many years, teaching at Tianjin University of Science & Technology for two years from 1982 to 1984. Li Rong is an experienced Chinese first language and foreign language teacher with nearly 20 years experience in Singapore. Li Rong loves adventure and enjoys travel during her free time. She has traveled around the world and visited more than 20 countries. Li Rong's husband is a musician and a cellist. They have a daughter and a son; their daughter is a Psychologist and their son has been awarded a music scholarship to study at the University of Melbourne in Australia.

Mireille Alwan

Assistant Head Junior School

Mireille Alwan

Assistant Head Junior School

Mireille has a Bachelor of Teaching (Primary Education) from Wollongong University, Australia, graduating with High Distinction and earning a place on the Dean’s Merit List. Prior to joining the School, Mireille worked in inner-city London. She has over 20 years of teaching experience, fulfilling various roles including: Acting Head Teacher, Deputy Head in charge of Inclusion and Assistant Head leading on Curriculum, Assessment and mentoring newly qualified teachers. Mireille is an avid traveller, having lived in many countries from a young age, including Nigeria, Lebanon, Australia and England. She is thrilled to be moving to Jeju Island, and working at NLCS, and is looking forward to getting back to nature where she will enjoy hiking, cycling and swimming--not to mention travelling to new countries across Asia.

Rumer Bacon

Year 3 Teacher

Rumer Bacon

Year 3 Teacher

Rumer began her teaching career as a learning assistant at a primary school in London, England. She went on to complete teacher training and was awarded her QTS by UCL. Rumer has been teaching in Korea, first in Jecheon and most recently in Seoul, since 2020. She is greatly excited to inspire, motivate and support students at NLCS Jeju. Outside of the classroom, Rumer enjoys photography, reading and cooking, and she is looking forward to learning more about the unique cultural aspects of Jeju.

Vivienne Brooks

Mathematics Teacher (Bryant and CCA Coordinator)

Vivienne Brooks

Mathematics Teacher (Bryant and CCA Coordinator)

Vivienne is from the UK where she qualified as a teacher with a BSc in Mathematics from the University College of St. Martin, Lancaster (now University of Cumbria). After ten years teaching in the UK state system, and a year in Colorado, Vivienne moved to North Carolina for four years to work in a county school that focused on an internationally-minded curriculum. During this time, she earnt a Masters degree in Educational Leadership from Virginia Commonwealth University. Vivienne moved to Jeju in 2014 as a member of the Junior School team and is currently a mathematics specialist teacher with a reputation for attending Star Trek conventions and enjoying the Eurovision Song Contest!

Eunsil Cho

Korean Teacher (Junior School)

Eunsil Cho

Korean Teacher (Junior School)

Portrait of Louise Collier

Louise Collier

Year 1 Teacher

Portrait of Louise Collier

Louise Collier

Year 1 Teacher

Louise is from the United Kingdom but calls New Zealand home. She has taught in NZ, England, Scotland, South East Asia, the Middle East and Kazakhstan and Egypt. She has taught Reception to Year 6 across her career. She holds a Master’s Degree in Education (Honours), a Bachelor of Education Degree, a Post Graduate Certificate in Educational Psychology and a Post Graduate Diploma in Education. Louise is passionate about the learning process and in my classroom, children are nurtured and encouraged to be innovative thinkers, take risks with their learning and become active, confident and independent learners. She also loves swimming, sports and illustrating children’s books.

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Maggie Dai

Head of Mandarin

Portrait of Maggie Dai

Maggie Dai

Head of Mandarin

Maggie has a Bachelor’s degree Major in Education from Northeast Normal University. She also received the Certificate of teaching Proficiency of TCSOL from Beijing Language and Culture University. She holds teaching qualifications for both Kindergarten and Junior School. She has more than 15 years of experience teaching in an international setting. Her last post was Head of Primary Mandarin in an outstanding international school in Shanghai. She has a passion for working with children, and loves Chinese traditional culture which she enjoys sharing with her students.Maggie has particular interests in cooking, traveling, music, sports and charity work. She believes in the power of education and often volunteers to conduct teacher training workshops in remote areas during school holiday.

Miriam Davies

PE Teacher

Miriam Davies

PE Teacher

Miriam has an Undergraduate from the University of Kent and a iPGCSE from theUniverity of Sheffield. Miriam completed her iPGCSE whilst working as a Gap Assistant at NLCS Jeju in 2021/22, she loves Jeju for it's beautiful coast, hundreds of coffee shops and countless oreums to run. She is looking forward to completing the Jeju Olle trails, seeing more of Korea by signing up to various races, andtravelling. She enjoys embracing NLCS's gifted student's love of learning and intellectual curiosity when offering new and exciting experiences through the vast co-curricular programme at NLCS Jeju - showing cross country runners the beautiful Jeju she knows, and introducing young people to new ways to exercise, such as rhythmic spinning.

Simon Downes

Head of Mathematics

Simon Downes

Head of Mathematics

Simon is from the UK and completed his first degree at the University of Bournemouth, before going on to the University of Nottingham to study for his Mathematics PGCE. He has worked in the UK state sector for 22 years, with most of that time spent in the role of Advanced Skills Teacher in the county of Hampshire. NLCS Jeju is his first overseas role, and he is here with his wife, Jill, and three children.

Portrait of Daniel Edmonds

Daniel Edmonds

Year 4 Teacher

Portrait of Daniel Edmonds

Daniel Edmonds

Year 4 Teacher

Daniel completed his Bachelor of Teaching (Primary) at Otago University. He has since taught in the United Kingdom and New Zealand, most recently leading the Senior Syndicate at Wellesley College. Daniel is passionate about mathematics and literacy, but has also led school bands and coached rugby. Outside of the classroom, he is a keen runner, a musician and rugby fan.

Peter Evans

Assistant Head Reception and Years 1&2

Peter Evans

Assistant Head Reception and Years 1&2

Peter Evans has been teaching in the Junior School at NLCS Jeju since 2016. He has a Post Graduate Certificate in Education from the University of Brighton and a BA (Hons) in Media and Popular Culture from Leeds Metropolitan University. Peter has taught children in both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2, and has several years experience in teaching pre-School children in the U.K. He is a trained Forest Schools (outdoor learning) practitioner and runs the NLCS Forest School Bryant programme. He is a keen cyclist, walker and whittler, who thoroughly enjoys living on Jeju with his wife and young daughter, and exploring the many attractions that the island has to offer.

George Fitzpatrick

Year 2 Teacher (Year Lead Teacher)

George Fitzpatrick

Year 2 Teacher (Year Lead Teacher)

George has an MA Applied Linguistics from the University College London, a BA Popular Music Performance (Hons) from the University of West London and a PGCE Early Years and Primary Education from London Metropolitan University. Prior to joining the School he was Vice Principal at an international school in South Korea. George is an avid reader who also enjoys playing the guitar, as well as hiking and cycling. He lives on Jeju with his wife and two children. He looks forward to inspiring his pupils with a lifelong love of learning.

Akinyi Freeman

Reception Teacher (EYFS and KS1 Transition Coordinator)

Akinyi Freeman

Reception Teacher (EYFS and KS1 Transition Coordinator)

Akinyi has a Bachelor of Education (Arts) from Kenyatta University Akinyi enjoys music, fitness and the outdoors. She loves living in Jeju because of its beauty and quiet island life. Recently she has rekindled her love for learning new languages by trying her hand at Korean language. She lives on Jeju with her husband and daughter. "Floors not ceilings resonates with my personal experience of how a great education opens doors to limitless opportunities.

Lauren Gammond

Year 2 Teacher

Lauren Gammond

Year 2 Teacher

Lauren has a BSc Geography from the University of Plymouth and a Masters degree in TESOL from Swansea University. After realising her passion for teaching, she obtained a QTS as a Primary Education and ESL teacher. Lauren has taught primary school children in Korea since 2017, most recently teaching Year 1 and Year 3 at a private school in Seoul. She enjoys encouraging and supporting children to become creative, curious, and confident young people. Lauren lives in Jeju with her family and is excited to get outdoors and experience all Jeju has to offer. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, baking and drawing, and spending time with her family.

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John Gilbertson

Head of Science (Head of Jujak)

Portrait of John Gilbertson

John Gilbertson

Head of Science (Head of Jujak)

John is a Canadian-certified teacher who has worked in Canada, Colombia, Saudia Arabia, Syria, Kuwait, and Malaysia during the last two decades. He holds four degrees from Lakehead University in Canada and an MA in International Educational Leadership from Leigh University, Pennsylvania. Teaching science is his passion and he has been the Head of Science in his previous roles. In his last role, John was in a Senior Leadership position and he is proud to have been able to bring the new STEAM programme to that school. Having played football throughout his life, he enjoys playing sports in Jeju.

Portrait of Laura Gough

Laura Gough

Year 3 Teacher

Portrait of Laura Gough

Laura Gough

Year 3 Teacher

Laura has a BEd Primary Education from the University of Gloucestershire, whilst studying for her degree she also taught English at a summer camp in Spain. Laura is from the Isle of Wight, UK, which is where she started her teaching career. Prior to joining NLCS Jeju she worked in Busan as an English teacher for three years. Laura enjoys Laura enjoys journaling, reading, K-pop and hiking - she is looking forward to exploring the Olle trails, beaches and beauty of Jeju! "I am looking forward to working at NLCS Jeju and celebrating students' success!"

Melissa Green

English Teacher

Melissa Green

English Teacher

Melissa has a PGDip Bilingualism in Education from the University of Birmingham and a Bachelor of Arts in Modern Languages -from DePaul University. Prior to joining the School she taught in Germany. Melissa is an avid reader and language learner. She is looking forward to practicing her Korean with the students. She lives on Jeju with her husband and son. Living in Jeju allows her the opportunity to follow her passions in a new cultural context while developing her professional skills in a high quality school.

Tina Haystead

Year 3 Lead Teacher

Tina Haystead

Year 3 Lead Teacher

Tina studied for a BA in Visual communication at the University of Wolverhampton then worked in the software development industry as an artist and animator. In 2007, Tina was awarded her PGCE Primary from York St John University and has worked as an educator ever since. Prior to NLCS, Tina worked at an independent school in Yorkshire for 12 years. During her time there, she taught in Years 2 to 6, led on ICT and Computing and has held various leadership positions such as Deputy Head (Junior School) and, Acting Head (KS2). Most recently, Tina has been Whole School House System Coordinator and Professional Skills Coordinator. Tina will be joined in Jeju by her husband and their pet dog, Bella. They are very much looking forward to exploring the Olle Trails together.

Gayle Hume

Deputy Head of Junior School (Academic)

Gayle Hume

Deputy Head of Junior School (Academic)

Gayle has a BA (Hons) Urban Planning from the University of Strathclyde and PGDE (Primary) from the University of Dundee. She is currently working towards a MEd Educational Leadership. Prior to joining NLCS Jeju, Gayle was Head of Primary at a school in Latvia. She has also had experience teaching in Scotland and Japan. Before beoming a teacher, Gayle was a Chartered Urbam Planner for eight years. Gayle enjoys travelling and learning about new cultures - especially food! She also has a keen interest in hiking, music and antique collecting. When time permits, Gayle studies Korean and hopes to take the first Topik exam sometime in the future.

Portrait of Leela Kent Hume

Leela Kent Hume

Year 3 Teacher

Portrait of Leela Kent Hume

Leela Kent Hume

Year 3 Teacher

Leela has a Bachelors in English and Journalism from the University of Tasmania and a PGCE from the University of Cumbria. Prior to joining the School, Leela worked at a school in the UK, she started her teaching career 9 years ago as a teaching assistant. Leela enjoys reading, baking and dancing, she also loves travelling to new countries and experiencing their culture. She values the holistic approach to an NLCS Jeju education.

Portrait of Jaheeda Hussain

Jaheeda Hussain

Year 4 Teacher

Portrait of Jaheeda Hussain

Jaheeda Hussain

Year 4 Teacher

Jaheeda has a BEd Primary Education from the University of Hertfordshire, prior to joining NLCS Jeju she worked in a School in Seoul. Jaheeda greatly enjoys music, reading and learning new languages, and islooking forward to exploring Jeju and learning about the culture and history of the island.

Portrait of Eunmi Mi Jeong

Eunmi Mi Jeong

Korean Language and Social Studies Teacher

Portrait of Eunmi Mi Jeong

Eunmi Mi Jeong

Korean Language and Social Studies Teacher

Eunmi Jeong has a Master’s degree in Elementary Education in English and a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education in Social Studies from Jeju National University. She has been teaching for 15 years in Korean public elementary schools. Before coming to work for NLCS Jeju, she was a Best English Teacher and Science-Information Head Teacher. She also worked as a consultant for young teachers and foreign teachers with Jeju POE. She has won 1st place in a teaching competition for Korean teachers in 2013 and 2017. She has an interest in Korean history, children’s books, and loves to cook Korean food and hope that her interests can be shared with students at NLCS Jeju.

Portrait of Alexandra Lea

Alexandra Lea

Year 4 Teacher

Portrait of Alexandra Lea

Alexandra Lea

Year 4 Teacher

Alexandra has a LLB Law, Human Rights and Social Justice from De Montfort Universtiy. Prior to joining the School, Alexandra taught in the UK and was Head of Computing and Online Safety. Alexandra has a keen interest in crochet and reading. Alongside this, she enjoys hiking, swimming and scuba diving. She enjoys exploring the beauty of Jeju and inspiring her students.

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Dongkwang Lee

Head of Korean and KSL

Portrait of Dongkwang Lee

Dongkwang Lee

Head of Korean and KSL

DongKwang Lee comes from Korea and after earning a BEd in elementary education in Seoul National University of Education he went on to gain a Masters degree in Educational Administration from the University of Kyongbuk. DongKwang started his teaching career in the Korean public education system before gaining posts as Head of Science and Year 6 in Gaeil elementary school in Seoul. In 2009 he acquired his 1st level teacher degree and joined NLCS Jeju in 2011 as the Head of Korean department. DongKwang has been married for 19 years and has two children who are students in the Senior School.

Portrait of Geun Lee

Geun Lee

Korean Language and Social Studies Teacher

Portrait of Geun Lee

Geun Lee

Korean Language and Social Studies Teacher

Geun Lee has a BA in elementary education from Jeju University. Her teaching qualification is from Jeju University. Before working as an international school teacher, she was public school teacher. Her last post was a teacher of Year 4 and also in charge of cocurricular activities at the Donggwang elementary school of Jeju. As a public school teacher, she has received the Seogwipo-city superintendent of education citation in 2016 and the superintendent of education Jeju commendation in 2017. She loves sports, music, camping and fishing.

Seong-Il Lee

Korean Language and Social Studies Teacher

Seong-Il Lee

Korean Language and Social Studies Teacher

Seong-il is from Seoul. He studied and graduated from the Seoul National University of Education. Seong-il received a Masters from the graduate school of Baekseok University after 3 years of study. He started his teaching career in public elementary school in 1999 and worked as head of various academic departments for 7 years. Seong-il began teaching at NLCS Jeju in 2017.

Portrait of James Lilywhite

James Lilywhite

Head of English (Professional Tutor)

Portrait of James Lilywhite

James Lilywhite

Head of English (Professional Tutor)

James has a BA (Hons) in Politics and International Studies from the University of Leeds. He has his teaching qualification from Hainault Forest School in North London. James also studied in Maastricht, Holland, at UCM, where he completed a study-abroad qualification in International Relations. He has previously worked as head of Gifted and Talented at the International Community School in Amman, Jordan where he was also a Year 4 teacher. James enjoys running and has taken part in events in Palestine, Amman and London.

Portrait of Lai Lai Luo

Lai Lai Luo

Mandarin Teacher (Learning Support)

Portrait of Lai Lai Luo

Lai Lai Luo

Mandarin Teacher (Learning Support)

Ms. Luo originally comes from China. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Science from Zhejiang University, China and a Master of Philosophy degree in Environment and Development Economics from the University of Oslo, Norway. She also has a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (International) With Merit from University of Nottingham, UK. Ms. Luo is passionate about development issues and has worked for three outstanding development organisations: Voluntary Service Overseas UK, IFRC and UNICEF. Ms Luo has worked at NLCS Jeju since 2015. She had taught for 4 years in the Senior school and also served as Chinese Community Coordinator from 2015 to 2019. Now she works as a full time Mandarin teacher in Junior school. Ms. Luo is married to Douglas Machin who also teaches at NLCS Jeju. They have three children.

Portrait of Carolyn Moran

Carolyn Moran

Year 1 Teacher

Portrait of Carolyn Moran

Carolyn Moran

Year 1 Teacher

Carolyn Moran is an Early Years trained teacher with a Master's degree in Educational Studies from the University of South Australia. She was also awarded a Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Language and a Bachelor's degree from Murdoch University. Having an interest in child development, Carolyn was trained in the effects of movement and environment on early learning by the Institute of Neuro Physiological Psychology, Cambridge. Prior to teaching in Korea, she was an Early Years teacher in Brunei Darussalam, developed bilingual education in the Cocos Keeling Islands and worked as both an Early Years teacher and in an advisory capacity in Western Australia. Carolyn is also a trained and registered Dance teacher with the Commonwealth Society of Teachers of Dance (Com dance). She has two children working in London and Perth and a third at university in Chicago. She enjoys experiencing the culture in Korea and exploring Jeju island.

Portrait of Aisleen Renshaw

Aisleen Renshaw

Head of Year 5 and 6

Portrait of Aisleen Renshaw

Aisleen Renshaw

Head of Year 5 and 6

Aisleen Renshaw has a BSc (Hons) in Education Studies from University of Southampton. Her teaching qualification is from Institute of Education, University College of London, where she specialised in primary mathematics. Before training as a teacher she was a Learning Support Assistant at Botley Primary School (Southampton, England) and supported Year 6 children in preparation for their end of Key Stage 2 examinations. Her last post was at ARK Globe Academy (London, England) where she taught as a Year 1 and year 4 teacher. In her spare time, Aisleen enjoys dancing and participated in three showcases in London. She enjoys living in Jeju and is exploring the beautiful spots across the island and trying local cuisine.

Portrait of Jake Roden

Jake Roden

Geography Teacher

Portrait of Jake Roden

Jake Roden

Geography Teacher

Mr Roden has an MEnvSci in Environmental Science from the University of Bangor and a PGCE from the University of Buckingham. He has worked in a number of independent and state schools in the UK as an Assistant Housemaster and Head of House. He joined NLCS Jeju in 2019 as an Assistant Boarding Master and has taught KS3, IGCSE, and IB Geography throughout. He lives on Jeju with his wife and son and enjoys exploring the fantastic landscape the island has to offer.

Portrait of David Smithson

David Smithson

Head of Computer Science

Portrait of David Smithson

David Smithson

Head of Computer Science

Dave completed his PGCE in primary education at the University of Hull and has lived and taught at NLCS Jeju since 2011 when the school first opened. He was originally a Y4 teacher and the maths coordinator for the Junior School before teaching Year 2 students. Dave then followed his passion and became Head of Computer Science. Prior to working in South Korea, he worked as a Y6 & Y3 teacher and coordinated PE in a state school in the UK. Dave is married with a young daughter and whenever he finds any spare time he likes to cycle, play tennis and paddle-board.

Grace Son

Korean as a Second Language Teacher

Grace Son

Korean as a Second Language Teacher

Grace Son is from Korea and graduated with a BA in Early Childhood Education and English Literature. She had completed with an MA in English Education and Korean Language at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies. She has more than 20 years of experience as a school teacher. Since January 2013, she has been a KSL teacher at NLCS Junior School.

Thomas Stewart

Year 4 Teacher

Thomas Stewart

Year 4 Teacher

Thomas has a Multimedia, Technology and Design degree from the University of Kent and a PGCE from the University of East Anglia. Thomas has over six years of teaching experience post PGCE. He taught at a rural primary school on the North Norfolk coast for three years but most recently Thomas worked at one of the top bi-lingual schools in Shanghai for three years where he held the position of Education Technology and Innovation Leader. Prior to that, he worked in Korea as a CELTA qualified English Instructor for almost six years. Thomas is looking forward to joining NLCS Jeju because of the community, outstanding facilities and natural surroundings.

Portrait of Michelle Walker

Michelle Walker

Head of Junior School Art

Portrait of Michelle Walker

Michelle Walker

Head of Junior School Art

Michelle is from South Africa. She has a Bachelor of Primary Education degree and has many years experience as a class teacher in Grades 1-3, as well as an Art Teacher teaching children from Grades 1-7. She has also led the Foundation Phase and Art Departments as Head of Department in schools where she has taught in her home town of Port Elizabeth. Michelle has a passion for reading, travel, art and all things creative and loves to use these passions to instil a love of learning in her young students. She is passionate about creating student-friendly, engaging activities and resources for use within her classroom. Michelle and her family enjoys many long walks and exploring the island and to experiencing the wonderful culture of South Korea.

Richard Washington

Deputy Head with Additional responsibility for Lower School DSO

Richard Washington

Deputy Head with Additional responsibility for Lower School DSO

Richard Washington is from New Zealand. He has a Bachelor of Education and Graduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning from the University of Canterbury. He has recently finished a post-graduate certificate in Applied Practice (Digital and Collaborative learning) from Unitec Institute of Technology in Auckland, and he is part-way through his Master of Education. He has taught in Hong Kong and various New Zealand Schools with different roles from Director of Sport, Head of Department, Dean of Students and for the last 6 years as Assistant Principal with a direct focus on Well- Being and Pastoral Care. He is moving to Jeju with his wife and three children, his wife Claire will be working at the school and two children will be part of the Junior School, one will attend the local nursery. He is looking forward to exploring the Island and Korea’s beautiful cities along with its hidden gems while having an experience of a lifetime with his family. He is keen to get involved in a range of extra-curricular activities having coached numerous teams in New Zealand and has a passion for the outdoors.

Jenny Wayte

Year 1 Teacher

Jenny Wayte

Year 1 Teacher

Jenny has a Teaching Masters Degree from Western Australia. Prior to joining the School she taught in a primary school in the UK and before that, at a school in Australia. Jenny enjoys spending time with her family, especially going to the beach or watching movies together. She enjoys helping children achieve their academic best, in a caring environment and likes to be involved in co-curricular activities.

Portrait of Lawrence Whiteley

Lawrence Whiteley

Year 2 Teacher

Portrait of Lawrence Whiteley

Lawrence Whiteley

Year 2 Teacher

Lawrence graduated from Liverpool John Moores University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree and continued his studies with a Postgraduate Degree in teaching from the University of Hull. In the UK, Lawrence taught in Newcastle Upon Tyne as part of the NEAT Academy Trust, gaining experience in all Key Stages, from Early Years to Upper Key Stage 2, and holding roles such as P.E lead, STEM coordinator and council representative for the Trust. After moving to Malaysia, Lawrence worked as an Early Years Coordinator and then Year 3 lead Teacher at an International school in Kuala Lumpur. Lawrence is delighted to return to South Korea, and especially Jeju-do, where he is looking forward to raising his young family on the island, rediscovering his passion for the amazing food and culture that South Korea is so famous for.

Portrait of Melissa Woo

Melissa Woo

Reception Teacher

Portrait of Melissa Woo

Melissa Woo

Reception Teacher

Melissa is from the U.S. and majored in Foreign Languages (Korean). She also holds a PGCEi from Nottingham University. She has been at NLCS Jeju since 2016 working in both Nursery and Reception. During her time here at NLCS she has also worked together with the Junior School Korean language department and taught KSL in KS1 and KS2. The unique environment of NLCS Jeju has given Melissa the opportunity to combine her passion for Early Years with her love of Korean language and culture.

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Dauren Aitmukhamet

Mathematics Teacher

Portrait of Dauren Aitmukhamet

Dauren Aitmukhamet

Mathematics Teacher

Dauren has a BSc and MSc Mathematics from Novosibirsk State University. Prior to joining the School he worked as a Teacher of Mathematics and Olympiad Specialist in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Dauren enjoys nature and physical activities. He looks forward to cycling and hiking on Jeju Island. They enjoy sharing their knowledge and enthusiasm for Mathematics to help pupils develop their own talent in Mathematics.

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Merve Bensaglam Arslan

Mathematics Teacher

Portrait of Merve Bensaglam Arslan

Merve Bensaglam Arslan

Mathematics Teacher

Merve is originally from Izmir, Turkey. She is a graduate of Integrated BS and MS Program in Teaching Mathematics from Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey. Before completing her masters, she attended Fontys University of Applied Sciences for a fall term (via Erasmus program) at 2010. She had one of her internships in Breda, Netherlands. Currently, she is doing her masters in Statistics at Ege University, Izmir, Turkey. Merve has been teaching mathematics for the last 10 years. Her favorite topics are Statistics and Probability. After attending a CAT2 training program in Berlin, 2018 and getting an IB certificate, she has also become an IB examiner. Working with people from different cultures and a variety of countries always makes Merve feel good because she thinks that mathematics is also a language to communicate with people. Merve is looking forward to joining NLCS because she likes working with competitive groups and having students with high academic expectations.

Sung Hyun Baek

University Guidance Counsellor

Sung Hyun Baek

University Guidance Counsellor

Sunghyun is from mainland Korea. After earning a BEd in history education from Seoul National University, he worked in Korean local high schools as a history teacher and was a 12th grade tutor for 10 years. He joined NLCS Jeju in 2011 as a Korean history teacher and he now works as university guidance counselor, specialising in supporting applications to Korean Universities.

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Margaret Baird

Head of Latin

Portrait of Margaret Baird

Margaret Baird

Head of Latin

Mrs Baird has a MA (Oxon) in Classics (Literae Humaniores) from St. Anne’s College, Oxford University. She represented the university in rowing whilst there. Her teaching qualification (PGCE) is from King’s College, London University. She has been teaching since 1989 mainly in the UK and last taught abroad from 1992 to 1994 in Kenya. She enjoys travelling and is excited about exploring a part of the world that she has not yet experienced. Her last teaching position was as Head of Classics at Malvern St James School. She enjoys walking in the Malvern Hills and in Jeju too. She also likes going to the theatre and art galleries and practices Tai Chi. She has three grown up children.

Ruth Baker

Head of Junior School Music

Ruth Baker

Head of Junior School Music

Ruth has an MA in Education from the University of Bath, a PGCE SCITT in Ed from the University of Nottingham and a BMus Hons from the University of Birmingham. Prior to joining the School she taught in Thailand. Ruth is a qualified Yoga teacher and enjoys sharing practise with people of all ages and abilities as well as dabbling in Art. She loves living in Jeju because of the stunning scenery and outdoor adventure possibilities. Ruth has a keen interest in note-taking and is thrilled to have co-authored an award winning article featuring sketchnotes for the 2022 ACM Creativity and Cognition Conference. She lives on Jeju with her husband and dog. Ruth believes that the students explore all areas of Music at NLCS Jeju with access to great physical and technological resources, and feels it is a privilege to be part of their musical journeys.

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Gary Barker

Geography Teacher

Portrait of Gary Barker

Gary Barker

Geography Teacher

Gary has an MSc Earth Science and the Environment and a BSc (Hons) in Geology, both from Kingston University, and a PGCE from Newcastle University. Prior to joining NLCS Jeju, Gary worked at a school in Busan. Gary worked as a Geologist in the Geology Department at Kingston Univeristy before training to become a teacher. He has taught Geography and Humanities in the UK, Isle of Man, Kuwait, Portugal and South Korea. Gary enjoys art, cinema and cycling and loves living on the beautiful island of Jeju. He has a keen interest in the birdlife of the island because of his previous experience as a nature reserve warden.

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Alice Bate

English Teacher (Tok Teacher)

Portrait of Alice Bate

Alice Bate

English Teacher (Tok Teacher)

Alice has a PGCE in Secondary English and a BA in English Language and Literature from the University of Oxford. She has research interests in nineteenth-century literature and the history of the book. Originally from the East of England, she was based at a state school in Oxfordshire prior to this role at NLCS Jeju. Previously, she worked at NLCS Jeju as a Graduate Assistant. She enjoys creative writing, trips to the sea, and discussing John Keats at any given opportunity. She is excited to share her passion for literature as part of the school community and explore more of South Korea's stunning nature and delicious food.

Amanda Bostock

English Teacher

Amanda Bostock

English Teacher

Amanda has an MA in Literature and Culture, 1700-1900 from the University of Sussex and BA (Hons) English Literature from Queen Mary, University of London. She completed her teacher training in the UK, and worked in comprehensive schools in Greater Manchester for 5 years. Prior to joining NLCS Jeju, she taught at a British international school in Portugal. Amanda has a passion for nineteenth-century literature, learning new languages and K-pop - she enjoys exploring Jeju and the rest of South Korea! She believes that high academic and extra-curricular standards lead to a developed, well-rounded individual.

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Dorian Brown

Head of Geography

Portrait of Dorian Brown

Dorian Brown

Head of Geography

Dorian has a BA (Hons) Geography and a PGCE from the University of the West of England and is currently studying towards his MA Ed. Teaching & Learning from University of Buckingham. Prior to joining the School he has been a teacher and a leader at schools in Qatar, Indonesia, China, Vietnam and the UK. Dorian is a keen triathlete and enjoys anything that involves the great outdoors. He has an interest in educational research and in particular its capacity to empower teachers to continually improve. He lives on Jeju with his wife, two daughters and two cats. He enjoys helping students realise their academic potential and become happy and healthy global citizens, fostering ambitions to make the World a more peaceful and sustainable place.

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Duygu Bulut

Head of Mathematics

Portrait of Duygu Bulut

Duygu Bulut

Head of Mathematics

Duygu comes from Turkey having 12 years experience teaching mathematics. Holding a full scholarship, she read Mathematics and Computer Science at Cankaya University, then gained her masters degree from Bilkent University, also with a full scholarship. Duygu also gained Fulbright Scholarship and was sent to America to complete an internship program with Education in Maths. She was engaged in educational programs in several places in the States such as Iowa, Washington DC and Chicago and also continued her education at the Iowa States University for a period of time. Duygu worked as a department head in her previous school for two years.

Jay Byrom

Librarian

Jay Byrom

Librarian

Jay has an MSc Library Science from City, University of London. Prior to joining joining the School Jay was the Librarian at a preparatory school in the UK. Jay has a longstanding interest in film and writing, which they hope to be able to share with others and is excited to be working in a school that values scholarship and places the library at the heart of the school, and to experience a new culture and explore the island.

Portrait of Monica (Yuanyaun) Cai

Monica (Yuanyaun) Cai

Mandarin Teacher

Portrait of Monica (Yuanyaun) Cai

Monica (Yuanyaun) Cai

Mandarin Teacher

Monica (Yuanyuan) Cai initially graduated from Capital Normal University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Chinese Teaching, after which she gained her Master’s Degree in Linguistics and Applied Linguistics from Beijing Language and Culture University. She first started teaching at an elementary school in U.S., when she was still a graduate student in BLCU. Upon graduation, she continued her career as a Senior School Mandarin teacher in Dulwich College Beijing, where she gained further experience both in her subject domain and, in the pastoral area as a form tutor. Her most recent positions were Senior School Mandarin Teacher and Day House tutor in Marlborough College Malaysia, where she taught IGCSE and the IB, as well as fully committing to the boarding school system. In her spare time, Monica has a strong interest in fashion. Monica has two lovely cats.

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Nicholas Canning

TOK Teacher (Philosophy Teacher)

Portrait of Nicholas Canning

Nicholas Canning

TOK Teacher (Philosophy Teacher)

Nick Canning has a BA (Hons) in Philosophy from Southampton University and an M.Ed from the Open University in Applied Linguistics. His teaching qualification was completed at King’s College London. Prior to undertaking his teacher training, Nick worked on the Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme. After gaining experience of teaching Philosophy, Theory of knowledge and Religious studies in the U.K., he has taught internationally in Vietnam and most recently in Japan at Kanda University of International Studies. At the latter institution he was also able to publish several works of educational research.

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Thom Carter-Stead

Head of PSD (Philosophy Teacher)

Portrait of Thom Carter-Stead

Thom Carter-Stead

Head of PSD (Philosophy Teacher)

Thom joined NLCS Jeju in 2014. He is from the UK and is here with his wife who is from the US. Previously, he worked in the U.K. state sector for six years teaching Philosophy, Religious Studies, PSHE, and Critical Thinking. He completed his PGCE in Religious Studies at the University of Bristol after being inspired by volunteer teaching placements in India. He studied for a BA in Philosophy at the University of Southampton and completed a further Masters in Philosophy of Mind, also at the University of Southampton.

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Julia Cha

Mathematics Teacher

Portrait of Julia Cha

Julia Cha

Mathematics Teacher

Julia Cha is currently pursuing a Master's Degree Programme - Mathematics for Teaching at Harvard University Extension School. She graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Science (Mathematics and Economics) and a Bachelor of Education degrees with Distinction, both from the University of Toronto. After graduating, Julia worked on professional development, thus, receiving an additional teaching qualification in Physics. Prior to NLCS, she has taught multiple subjects at an International School in China; DP Physics, DP Mathematics, and Ontario curriculum Social Sciences courses. She likes creating and investigating many mathematical activities at a stunning island!

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Minsoo Cha

Mathematics Teacher

Portrait of Minsoo Cha

Minsoo Cha

Mathematics Teacher

Minsoo has spent a significant part of her life living and studying in Australia and New Zealand. In the 14 years that she was there, she obtained a degree in Operations Research and Statistics from the University of Auckland, and a Graduate Diploma in Education from the University of Queensland. As a certified teacher from Brisbane, Australia, Minsoo taught Mathematics and Computer Science in Brisbane for 4 years before returning to Korea to teach at NLCS Jeju in 2014. Minsoo is an experienced IB and IGCSE Mathematics teacher who has completed Master of Educational Studies through University of Queensland in 2022. Minsoo is passionate about supporting students with mathematics competitions; and she is South Korea’s official representative of the International Mathematics Modeling Challenge. Outside of the classroom, Minsoo enjoys travelling and spending time with family.

Nick Chaddock

English Teacher (AED Teacher, Outdoor Education Coordinator)

Nick Chaddock

English Teacher (AED Teacher, Outdoor Education Coordinator)

Nicholas is from York in the UK but has lived in Asia for many years. He has a Korean wife and a son in Year 2 at NLCS Jeju. Having first fallen in love with Jeju island in 2001, he is very happy to now call it home. Nicholas has a Geography degree, a Masters in Linguistics, a PGCE and a Diploma in Special Education. Second language pedagogy and the acquisition of academic English has been the main focus of his teaching career. Nicholas has traveled extensively around the world and is a strong believer in outdoor education, trips and extra-curricular programmes. Nicholas plays football and tennis and is a keen mountain biker.

Victor Cho

University Guidance Counsellor

Victor Cho

University Guidance Counsellor

Victor is from the United States. He has worked in university guidance counselling for 11 years. Victor graduated from the University of Washington with a BA in Communications (Journalism). He is married and has a son in the Junior School, and a baby boy.

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Laetitia Choi

Head of European Languages and KSL

Portrait of Laetitia Choi

Laetitia Choi

Head of European Languages and KSL

Laetitia is from France. As a young child she has lived Belgium, Holland, Korea and then moved to France where she completed her studies and obtained a BA degree in English studies. After working as a language assistant near Plymouth, she enrolled into a Postgraduate Certificate in Education course in French and German. Laetitia worked in a Catholic school in Cambridgeshire before deciding to move abroad. Since 2013, she has worked at NLCS Jeju. As a life-long learner, she has continued to take on different academic challenges, including widening her specialism in the IB Diploma by gaining knowledge and experience of the programme. True to her belief in holistic education, she has always contributed to a wide range of extracurricular activities that include sporting activities and competitions.

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Yong-Jun Chun

Mathematics Teacher (Lead Practitioner)

Portrait of Yong-Jun Chun

Yong-Jun Chun

Mathematics Teacher (Lead Practitioner)

Yong-Jun Chun has a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from LeTourneau University, TX and a Masters in Mathematics for Teachers from the University of Waterloo in Canada. He is a Clear Credentialed teacher in the state of California. Before training to be a mathematics teacher, he previously worked in the biomedical industry as a sales engineer. His last post was at Gyeonggi Suwon International School where he was a maths teacher and also the Head of Mathematics. Having grown up in Korea, Nigeria, the UK and the US, Yong-Jun was a third-culture child and has a love for international travel and experiencing new cultures. In his free time, he enjoys being a nerd, watching martial arts and spending time with his family.

Portrait of Alastair Coldwell

Alastair Coldwell

English Teacher

Portrait of Alastair Coldwell

Alastair Coldwell

English Teacher

Alastair has a PGCE from UNISA in English and Theatre and has over 14 years experience working in English and Theatre. Alastair most recently taught at UWCEA in the English, the Arts and the ToK departments. He enjoys spending time with his wife and son, running, fishing and reading philosophy. Alastair is excited about joining NLCS Jeju as it represents a high standard of eduction in a fascinating region of the world.

Portrait of Shayna Coughlan

Shayna Coughlan

Chemistry Teacher (Boarding Mistress - Halla East)

Portrait of Shayna Coughlan

Shayna Coughlan

Chemistry Teacher (Boarding Mistress - Halla East)

Shayna has a HDE and a BSc Biochemistry, both from Rhodes University. Shayna enjoys learning about new cultures and the best way to know a place and it's people is to live there. She enjoys an active outdoor lifestyle and Jeju climate is perfect for walks and wonderful sunsets. She lives in Jeju with her husband, son and dog, stating that 'On the toughest days the pupils always manage to make me smile.

Rowan Crabtree

English Teacher

Rowan Crabtree

English Teacher

Rowan is from Montana, USA and has a BA in English Literature and Teaching from the University of Montana. Rowan enjoys sport, hiking, and attending the various musical performances at NLCS Jeju throughout the year.

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Sebastien Crebier

PE Teacher (Boarding Master - Hyeopjae)

Portrait of Sebastien Crebier

Sebastien Crebier

PE Teacher (Boarding Master - Hyeopjae)

Sebastien is French by nationality but lived in the UK for several years. He graduated from Greenwich University with a B.Ed and completed his IPGCE from Buckingham University. He taught for several years in different inner London schools and for 7 years in Cyprus before moving to NLCS Jeju with his family in 2014. He has been a Head of Year, Head of House and Head of Department in his previous schools. At NLCS Jeju, Sebastien is the House Master for Jeoji house, a PE teacher and is the head coach for the Middle School Rugby team with whom he has won the National Championship. Sebastien has played competitive table tennis and rugby in France, England and Turkey.

Portrait of Andrew Cronin

Andrew Cronin

PE Teacher (Assistant Boarding Master - Hyeopjae)

Portrait of Andrew Cronin

Andrew Cronin

PE Teacher (Assistant Boarding Master - Hyeopjae)

Andrew has a BA (Hons) in Business Studies and completed his PGCE in Physical Education with Nottingham University. He has lived in South Korea, with his Korean wife and daughter, for 11 years, primarily as Coaching Director of an international football academy and holds coaching licenses through the FA and FFA. He enjoys playing sports and is the Head coach for Middle and High school Football teams.

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Stephen Davidsdon

Art Teacher

Portrait of Stephen Davidsdon

Stephen Davidsdon

Art Teacher

Stephen Davidson has a BA in Education & Visual Arts from The University of Tasmania and is about to complete an MA in International Education from King’s College, London. He started teaching in 1985 in Australia as a primary classroom teacher and in 1999 he started his international teaching career at Batu Hijau International School in Indonesia as a visual arts and computing specialist. In 2010 he moved to Léman International School in Chengdu, China, which is part of the Nord Anglia Education group of schools. For five years at this school he was the sole art specialist, teaching Kindergarten to Grade 12 and was Head of Art for the last year of this post. He have completed the Masters Degree and it was awarded with merit from King's College London in December 2018. He is a practicing artist, who paints large oil paintings and small water colours, both of which are naive, visual narratives. He is also a passionate photographer, quilter and loves to knit clothes from vintage knitting patterns.

Scott Davies

English Teacher (Boarding Master - Halla North)

Scott Davies

English Teacher (Boarding Master - Halla North)

Scott is from Nottingham in the UK and gained an LLB in Law before gaining a PGCE in Secondary English from the University of Wales, Bangor. After working in a state school in the UK he moved to Korea in 2005 where he has remained ever since. Scott has worked in Korean Middle Schools, a University and Foreign Language High Schools before moving to NLCS Jeju. Scott has a Master's degree in English Studies and completed a course in Korean at Sogang University. Scott is married to a Korean national and has three daughters.

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Simon Davis

Physics Teacher

Portrait of Simon Davis

Simon Davis

Physics Teacher

Simon Davis received his PhD in Physics from Lancaster University. He holds an MSc in Semiconductor Physics and a BSc in Physics with Astrophysics from King's College London. He has worked at NLCS Jeju for three years and also taught in the UK. Prior to teaching, he worked in several industries for more than a decade. He has seen much of Jeju and is involved in various arts and social activities with his wife on the island.

Portrait of Rachel Donaldson

Rachel Donaldson

Art Teacher

Portrait of Rachel Donaldson

Rachel Donaldson

Art Teacher

Rachel is from the North East of England, UK and has been in the NLCS Jeju community for the last few years, arriving as a Grad Assistant. She has a BA (Hons) in Design from The University of Edinburgh and her teaching qualification from The University of Sheffield. Prior to joining NLCS Jeju, she worked as a freelance designer in the advertising industry, as well as working in freelance arts facilitation for over five years.

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Tobias Dowling

Chemistry Teacher

Portrait of Tobias Dowling

Tobias Dowling

Chemistry Teacher

Tobias is from New Zealand. He completed his Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree in Chemistry at the University of Canterbury. He holds a Graduate Diploma in Teaching (NZGSE), Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA) and a Graduate Diploma in Business Studies (GDBS). He is passionate about teaching IB Chemistry and has worked as an assistant examiner for several years. He is married and has one son.

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Megan Dyer-Jones

Head of Junior School Humanities

Portrait of Megan Dyer-Jones

Megan Dyer-Jones

Head of Junior School Humanities

Megan Dyer-Jones has a joint MA (Hons) in Anthropology and Geography from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland. After graduating Megan chose to combine her love of teaching with her second love of travelling and completed her CELTA travelling to teach in both China and Spain for three years before returning to the UK to complete her PGCE at the Institute of Education, UCL. For the past four years Megan has worked at an all-through comprehensive school in South East London as both a Geography teacher and 2iC of Humanities. Megan likes adventure and learning more about Korean culture and language while inspiring her pupils to achieve their greatest goals.

David Farrell

Head of Economics an Philosophy

David Farrell

Head of Economics an Philosophy

A keen athlete, David was three-time national champion in 100m sprint and 110m hurdles. He remains interested in sport, particularly rugby. After receiving a scholarship, he obtained a MA Economics from the University of Galway. After spending some time there as a lecturer, he then worked with the Irish government investigating the efficiency of hospital out-patient departments. David then went on to complete a PGDip Education and MA Education at the University of Oxford. David enjoys critical thinking and worked with the University of Cambridge as a question writer for entrance tests such as the BioMedical Admissions Test (BMAT) and the Thinking Skills Assessment (TSA).

Martyn Fernandes

English Teacher (Assistant Boarding Master - Halla)

Martyn Fernandes

English Teacher (Assistant Boarding Master - Halla)

Martyn has a BA (Hons) in English and History from York University and an MA in Modern and Contemporary Literature from Sheffield University. His teaching qualification is from Liverpool Hope University. Whilst studying at York University, he was fortunate enough to have his poems published in local anthologies. Martyn has taught overseas since August 2000 and has taught in Taiwan, China and Singapore. His last post was as the IGCSE Coordinator and English teacher at the Australian International School in Singapore. Martyn is a lover of the great outdoors and has travelled extensively across Europe, North America and Asia.

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Alex Gellersen

Physics Teacher

Portrait of Alex Gellersen

Alex Gellersen

Physics Teacher

Alex Gellersen has a BSc in Physics from the University of Birmingham and a PGDipEd in Teaching from King Edwards Consortium. She won an Institute of Physics scholarship alongside her teacher training. She has taught Physics in the UK and Switzerland, with a focus on post-16 courses. She is excited to work as part of a large Physics department and experience a new culture.

Nick Gillings

Head of Physics

Nick Gillings

Head of Physics

Nick is originally from the UK but has lived and worked in East Asia for many years. He also attended an international school himself as a boy, in France. He studied physics and astrophysics at the University of London, then spent nearly eight years teaching English in Japan and China before getting married and returning to the UK to qualify as a physics teacher at the University of Sussex. He has since worked in the UK independent sector and internationally, and has experience as a housemaster and pastoral leader as well as teaching physics and maths across the secondary age range. He joined NLCS Jeju in 2016 and has children in the senior school.

Mark Godley

Mathematics Teacher

Mark Godley

Mathematics Teacher

Mark has a B.Sc. (Hons) Applied Mathematics and a PGDE (Secondary), both from the University of Glasgow. Prior to joining the School, Mark was Head of Maths at a school in Switzerland. Mark enjoys travelling, working out, and games and puzzles of any sort. He enjoys exploring Korea and learning about it's culture.

Portrait of Evangeline Grant

Evangeline Grant

English Teacher

Portrait of Evangeline Grant

Evangeline Grant

English Teacher

Evangeline Grant has a BA in English Language from the University of Manchester. She completed the Teach First Leadership Development programme and obtained her PGCE in Secondary English. She has taught in the U.K., Hong Kong and Kenya. Evangeline is excited to join NLCS and share her passion for her subject. She is also looking forward to exploring the island of Jeju and learning more about Korean culture.

Akanksha Guleria

English Teacher

Akanksha Guleria

English Teacher

Akanksha is an outgoing and jovial person. She has a Bachelor in Arts, a BEd. in secondary economics and English language teaching, an MA in linguistics, and an MEd in advanced teaching practices. Before joining NLCS Jeju, she taught in Bangladesh, Indonesia, India, and Oman and looks forward to experiencing Korean culture and sharing her passion for teaching at NLCS Jeju.

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Chris Harris

English Teacher (AED Teacher, Assistant Head of Sarah House)

Portrait of Chris Harris

Chris Harris

English Teacher (AED Teacher, Assistant Head of Sarah House)

Born in Northampton, England, Chris has an iPGCE from the University of Sunderland and a Masters in Teaching English as a Foreign Language from the University of Birmingham. He has been teaching in Korea for over 12 years; and has worked as a teacher trainer to Korean public-school teachers. He leads a student-centered classroom and is passionate about developing both himself and his students. When not in the classroom, Chris can be found out on his bike getting lost in the Korean countryside.

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William Hebbron

Mathematics Teacher (2nd in Mathematics)

Portrait of William Hebbron

William Hebbron

Mathematics Teacher (2nd in Mathematics)

Will Hebbron graduated with a Bsc (Hons) in Mathematics and Philosophy from the University of Sheffield, and completed his teaching qualifications at the University of Cambridge. He has taught mathematics in the UK and China, and was Acting Head of the mathematics faculty at Dulwich College Suzhou immediately before coming to Jeju. Prior to teaching mathematics, Will spent six years teaching Englsih as a Second Language in Korea and is well-acquainted with the country. He enjoys living in Jeju Island where he had his honeymoon in 2014. Will lives with his wife Miseon, and baby daughter Clara.

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Miri Heo

Korean Language and Korean History

Portrait of Miri Heo

Miri Heo

Korean Language and Korean History

Mi Ri is from Korea and obtained Bachelor's degree specializing in Korean Language & Korean History Education at Chosun University in GwangJu. She also qualified as a Korean second language teacher from Seoul National University. Mi Ri began a career in teaching at a local high school on the mainland for 4 years and She has been working at NLCS Jeju since 2015. She is teaching the whole year group and she is delighted to share all the joys and sorrows with students on their journey to complete their dreams. She is still looking forward to exploring the unknown world upcoming, which will be doing with students.

Fabian Herrera

Spanish Teacher

Fabian Herrera

Spanish Teacher

Fabián Herrera is from Chile where he obtained a BA in Social Communication and Journalism from Universidad Católica de la Santísima Concepción. After working as a reporter for the national television station, he enrolled in a language teacher training course studying English and German, before moving to the UK where he completed his teacher training at the then National Centre for Languages, CILT. He has been a teacher in a grammar school in Kent, England since 2004, where he has taught Spanish at all levels. He has held posts as Head of Year, Head of Spanish and Head Modern Languages. He has also been a mentor for trainee teachers and worked as a Teacher Leader for the Prince's Teaching Institute delivering professional development workshops for teachers across the UK. Fabián is delighted to join NLCS Jeju to continue to develop his experience in teaching foreign languages. He has been interested in Korean culture, language and food for many years now and he and his wife are very pleased to be able to live in the magnificence of Jeju-do as well as discovering the culinary treasures of the island and Korea in general..

Chris Heydinger

Geography Teacher (Head of Geomum)

Chris Heydinger

Geography Teacher (Head of Geomum)

Chris has an MA Educational Leadership and Management from The Open University. Prior to joining the School he taught at a school in the UK. Chris lives on Jeju with his wife, two daughters and their dog. He loves loves physical activity and the outdoors. He has already cycled all over the island, scaled Halla on foot and by bike, enjoyed the ski fields of the mainland and visited the beautiful beaches of Jeju.

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Sarah Heydinger

Mathematics Teacher (Assistant Boarding Mistress - Iho)

Portrait of Sarah Heydinger

Sarah Heydinger

Mathematics Teacher (Assistant Boarding Mistress - Iho)

Sarah Heydinger has a B.Ed. (Hons) in Secondary Mathematics from Gloucestershire University, UK. She has twenty seven years Mathematics teaching experience across a broad range of academic settings within the UK and overseas from Year 7 to 13. Sarah spent three years teaching in New Zealand and was a Dean of School. Sarah has spent the last ten years teaching at the outstanding Comberton Village College in Cambridge UK. Sarah also has a wealth of pastoral experience having been a Head of Year and a young persons’ counsellor. Sarah has also been a Head of Faculty (mathematics) in the UK. Sarah has a teaching spouse and four children, two of whom will attend NLCS Jeju. Her two older children will remain in the UK to continue their university studies. The family likes exploring Jeju Island and the wider region as well as immersing themselves in Korean culture.

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David Hong

Mathematics Teacher and Bryant Coordinator

Portrait of David Hong

David Hong

Mathematics Teacher and Bryant Coordinator

David is ethnically Korean but was raised in the United States. He has a BS in Mathematical and Computational Science and a MS in Engineering-Economic Systems and Operations Research from Stanford University along with a MA in Intercultural Studies and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from Wheaton College. He has his teaching credentials for teaching secondary mathematics from the state of Florida. He has been teaching internationally, both mathematics and English, for over 13 years in Korea, China, and Turkey. He has a lovely wife named Hannah and an equally lovable beagle named Billy. He considers himself a lifelong learner, and believes the best teachers are those who see their jobs as a calling. He is excited to share his enthusiasm for maths with his students and learn what they are passionate about.

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Mingyu (Echo) Hu

Mandarin Teacher

Portrait of Mingyu (Echo) Hu

Mingyu (Echo) Hu

Mandarin Teacher

Mingyu is from China, and came to NLCS Jeju in 2015 after working at Dulwich College, Beijing. Mingyu earnt her Bachelor’s degree from Hunan Normal University, majoring in Chinese language and culture before embarking on her teaching career in Beijing. She gained a master’s degree in teaching Chinese to speakers of other languages from Peking University. Mingyu has been teaching IB Mandarin B and ab initio since 2004, and has been an IB examiner since 2008.

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Marina Jeffery

English Teacher

Portrait of Marina Jeffery

Marina Jeffery

English Teacher

Marina Jeffery has a BA (Hons) in English Literature from the Open University, which she gained whilst working full time in Retail Management and Training. Having re-trained as an English Teacher, she has developed her love of Victorian novels and creative writing within her 20 years in the classroom. She is also fascinated by the way people learn, and enjoys keeping up to date with the latest educational research. Marina likes learning Korean literature and popular culture (and experiencing Korean food with her Chef husband!)

Yeonhwa Jeong

Korean Second Language Teacher (Art Teacher)

Yeonhwa Jeong

Korean Second Language Teacher (Art Teacher)

After earning a BFA in Illustration from the Parsons School of Design in New York, Yeon Hwa went on to gain a Master’s degree from a graduate school of Hongik University in Art Education. She started her teaching career at Hillsboro Private School in the US and before moving to NLCS Jeju, she taught Art and Korean at Seoul Foreign School, Seoil University and Digital Seoul Culture Arts University in Seoul. Yeon Hwa is passionate about Art as well as teaching those new to the Korean language.

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Daniel Jewitt

Head of English

Portrait of Daniel Jewitt

Daniel Jewitt

Head of English

Daniel has an MS.Ed. in English Education from City University of New York Lehman College, a BA English from Ohio University - Honors Tutorial College and a Public School Teacher Professional Certificate- from University of the State of New York. Prior to joining the School he taught and was the Director of IB Programmes at a school in America. Dan is a passionate lifelong learner and IBEN educator who, when not in the classroom, enjoys spending time with his family in the outdoors, basketball, and travelling. He lives on Jeju with his wife and two children. He enjoys contributing to NLCS Jeju's traditions of academic excellence and the cultivation of international mindedness and global citizenship in service of a better world.

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Nick Jones

English Teacher

Portrait of Nick Jones

Nick Jones

English Teacher

Nick graduated in English and American Studies BA (Hons) at the University of Manchester before qualifying to become a teacher. He has been teaching the IB curriculum for 10 years and was in Italy before moving to Jeju. Nick enjoys reading widely and building his knowledge of English in all of its forms. He has a keen interest in European languages and is hoping to add some Korean to his existing knowledge. Nick enjoys the outdoors, sports and yoga. He is relishing the opportunity to get into Jeju’s natural environment.

Byung Gyu Kang

Korean Language and Literature Teacher

Byung Gyu Kang

Korean Language and Literature Teacher

Before coming to NLCS Jeju in 2011, Byung Gyu was teaching Korean in a Korean School. He studied Korean Language and Literature and then carried on further studies and has got a Master’s degree in Korean language education. Byung Gyu graduated from Yonsei University and is currently completing a PhD in Koreanology, he is passionate about academic life and wishes to use this passion for his subject to further inspire his students. Byung Gyu has now a long experience of teaching the IBDP Korean and IGCSE Korean Language classes. He has enjoyed living in Jeju since 2011 and has fallen in love with its nature and unique atmosphere that the island offers.

Maxton Karamalla

Acting Head of Sixth Form (Pastoral)

Maxton Karamalla

Acting Head of Sixth Form (Pastoral)

Maxton Karamalla is a teacher of French and Spanish and joined the European Languages Department in 2016. Maxton joined us from the UK and he has also taught Italian and Japanese as part of our co-curricular program. Maxton is an avid linguist and he has completed extensive academic research in Modern Languages and Literature in a range of universities including the University of London, Oxford University, the Sorbonne University and Universidad de Buenos Aires. Whilst here in Jeju, Maxton has completed his PHD and is now Dr Karamalla. He enjoys reading, playing sports, travelling and discovering new cultures in his free time.

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Sharon Kennington

Head of Art

Portrait of Sharon Kennington

Sharon Kennington

Head of Art

Sharon joined NLCS Jeju in September 2014, having been Head of Faculty at an International IB School in Cyprus for 7 years. In addition to her BA (Hons.), she studied Psychoanalysis and Culture for her MA, specialising in visual analysis. Sharon has particular expertise in critical and contextual studies, and film and digital media. She completed her PGCE at UCL and worked for 5 years in an inner London state school running the A level Art program. Sharon moved to Jeju with her partner, Mr Crebier and has 2 sons.

Boyoung Kim

University Guidance Counsellor

Boyoung Kim

University Guidance Counsellor

Boyoung Kim is from South Korea and came to NLCS Jeju in 2016 with over 16 years of university guidance experience at prestigious high schools in Korea such as Hanyoung Foreign Language High School and CheongShim International Academy. She studied Psychology at Purdue University in the United States and finished a Master's Degree in Educational Counseling in Yonsei University. She was an advisory committee member of AP Research and Development Team in KIST. She was also a consultant for the Dream Scholarship in Korea Student Aid Foundation and is a member of Korean Counselling Psychological Association.

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Brian Kim

Head of Korean

Portrait of Brian Kim

Brian Kim

Head of Korean

Brian has a Master of Education in Korean Language Education and a Bachelor of Arts in Korean Language and Literature , both from Sungkyunkwan University, Korea. Prior to joining the School he has taught in South Korea, China, Tailand and Singapore. Outside of work Brian loves riding a bicycle, taking a long walk, writing blog posts and traveling around the world. He is thrilled to teach the Korean courses and work as head of Korean at NLCS Jeju, which he believes will not only help the students to be independent learners but also play a crucial role in furthering their studies.

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Hugh Kim

Biology Teacher

Portrait of Hugh Kim

Hugh Kim

Biology Teacher

Hugh was born in South Korea and he grew up in London. Hugh studied BSc Biomedical Science at Imperial College London and MSc Clinical Neuroscience at University College London. After obtaining a PGCE Secondary Science qualification from the Institute of Education, he started to work as a Science teacher in both state and private schools in the UK. Prior to joining NLCS Jeju, Hugh has been teaching at Harrow Beijing for 3 years and he is thrilled to continue his teaching career at NLCS Jeju.

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Hyehyang Kim

Korean Second Language Teacher

Portrait of Hyehyang Kim

Hyehyang Kim

Korean Second Language Teacher

Hyehyang is from Korea and after earning a BA in English Language and Literature, went on to gain a Masters degree in English Education and teaching certification at Chung-Ang University in Seoul. She has also completed KTTC Korean Teacher's Training Course at Jeju National University and recently completed a BA in Korean Language and Literature from the Korea National Open University. She worked at the Shanghai Korean International school before she moved to Jeju to start work at NLCS Jeju when it opened in 2011. She is passionate about teaching KSL and Korean B.

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Jae Shin Kim

Korean Language and Literature Teacher (2nd in Korean Department)

Portrait of Jae Shin Kim

Jae Shin Kim

Korean Language and Literature Teacher (2nd in Korean Department)

Jae Shin Kim comes from Korea and, after earning a Bachelor's degree in Korean and English, went on to gain a Masters degree in English and a TESOL Diploma in Canada. She is currently attending graduate school to acquire a Master's degree in Korean. After working in a foreign company for some years, she worked as a teacher in domestic schools for more than 6 years. Jae Shin enjoys teaching at NLCS Jeju, which is her first post in international education.

Jeanhee Kim

Korean Language and Korean History

Jeanhee Kim

Korean Language and Korean History

Jeanhee is a Korean Language and History teacher at NLCS Jeju. Prior to joining NLCS, she worked in Korean high schools for more than 11 years. She also worked as a public educational official affiliated with the Office of Education. She completed three majors as part of her degree: History, Social studies and Korean Language and Literature. Jeanhee also holds both a Master’s degree in education and Social studies education. She also earned her Reading, Debating and Essay Instructor Certificate from National University Association. Jeanhee remains passionate about students and their learning and looks forward to guiding our students in achieving academic success and continued intellectual growth.

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Mark Kim

Biology Teacher

Portrait of Mark Kim

Mark Kim

Biology Teacher

Mark has a Master of International Education -from the University of Melbourne, and a Master of Teaching from the University of Western Australia, as well as a Graduate Certificate of STEM Education from Monash University and a Bachelor of Science Biology from University of Maryland College Park. His CELTA is from the University of Cambridge. Prior to joining the School Mark was a teacher in Australia. He is a qualified Visual Arts teacher and has taught Visual Arts until last 2021. He has taught lower school mathematics and EAL/D as well. Furthermore, he has been an ESL/EFL teacher for more than 10 years. Mark enjoys adventure and learning from new experiences, which is why he decided to come to Jeju. He loves reading and watching movies and has a keen interest in how people learn and apply their knowledge, which is why he is currently studying Gifted Education.

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Yeonha Kim

Korean History Teacher

Portrait of Yeonha Kim

Yeonha Kim

Korean History Teacher

Yeonha is originally from Incheon. She graduated from Ewha Womans University in 2013 and studied Social Studies Education and Integrated Social Studies Education. Yeonha worked at Chadwick International school in Songdo for 2 years before moving to NLCS Jeju in 2017. She teaches Korean History for Yr7 to Yr11.

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Kihyun Kwon

Korean History Teacher

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Kihyun Kwon

Korean History Teacher

Kihyun has a Bachelor’s degree in Political science and Diplomacy and a double major in history from Konkuk University. She has taught Grade 12 Korean history at Chadwick International School for five years. Her previous experience at a multicultural public school sparked her interest in learning about other cultures. This led to Kihyun travelling to various places around the world such as Russia, Mongolia, Vietnam, U.SA and Taiwan. She is originally from Incheon.

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Jin Woo Lee

Chemistry Teacher (Assistant Boarding Master - Aewol)

Portrait of Jin Woo Lee

Jin Woo Lee

Chemistry Teacher (Assistant Boarding Master - Aewol)

Jin Woo has a BSc Chemistry from the University of Auckland and a PGDipTchg from the University of Auckland. Prior to joining the School he taught at a Grammar School in Auckland, New Zealand. Jin Woo enjoys travelling and learning about Korean history and culture. He enjoys discovering Jeju's beautiful scenery and trying local delicacies. He has a keen interest in Football and he is a Liverpool FC supporter. They enjoy mentoring students to develop their passsion for Chemistry.

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Lindsay Lee

Biology Teacher

Portrait of Lindsay Lee

Lindsay Lee

Biology Teacher

Lindsay has a Master of Education (M.Ed) - Society, Culture and Literacies. Lindsay enjoys exploring Jeju Island and finding small gems within different neighbourhoods. She explores new places with her dog, Oreum, who was found all by herself exploring the bottom of Sanbang-san. She loves Jeju because of the easy access to beaches at time of the day. She loves to snorkel and hopes to learn freediving on the island in the near future. Lindsay also likes to paint and do calligraphy at home.

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Richard Levett

Physics Teacher (Head of CCA Programme)

Portrait of Richard Levett

Richard Levett

Physics Teacher (Head of CCA Programme)

Dr Levett has 10 years teaching experience both in the UK and internationally. After completing his degree in Physics at the University of Bristol, he completed a PhD in experimental Physics at the University of Cambridge. He then spent 10 years working in Finance, qualified as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG then had a successful career in Investment Banking. He then decided to go back to his love of learning and achieved Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) through the Post Graduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) programme at Canterbury Christ Church University. He worked in London followed by 6 years at a prestigious Malaysian International School before joining NLCS Jeju. He is passionate about fundamental Physics and how the intellectual skills developed in Physics can be applied to a wide range of areas of knowledge. He got married in 2018 and loves the Jeju countryside.

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Carl Lewis

Assistant Vice Principal (Academic - Teaching & Learning)

Portrait of Carl Lewis

Carl Lewis

Assistant Vice Principal (Academic - Teaching & Learning)

Carl has a NPQSL from the University College London, NASENCO from the University of Wolverhampton, an MA Educational Leadership and Innovation from the University of West London, a PGCE from the University of Warwick and a BA (Hons) English Language and Literature via the Open University. Prior to joining the School he worked at an international school in China. In keeping with his subject specialism in English Literature, Carl really enjoys reading prose that can transport him to different worlds and cultures. He also enjoys remaining abreast of developments in pedagogy and practice, and will often be found with a recent educational publication on his reading pile. Carl has a keen interest in sports and takes immense pleasure in the playing and watching of football and cricket, despite the fact that his best playing days are long behind him. Having led large departments, faculties and whole school teaching and learning portfolios in the past, Carl has aspirations to develop and grow further as a school leader and he looks forward to contributing to the continued growth and innovation here at NLCS Jeju. Carl lives on Jeju with his fiancée. He is looking forward to immersing himself in the natural beauty of Jeju and further adventures into the many splendours of South Korea.

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Adam Lim

English Teacher (Assistant Head of House)

Portrait of Adam Lim

Adam Lim

English Teacher (Assistant Head of House)

Adam Lim has a Bachelor of Arts in English with a Philosophy Minor from the University of Alberta, a Master of Education with a specialization in International Education from Framingham State University, and a Teaching Certificate from Moreland University. He has been living and teaching in South Korea since 2011. Most recently, he was the IBDP English A Language and Literature Teacher, TOK Coordinator, and University Guidance Counsellor at the Gyeonggi Academy of Foreign Languages in Uiwang, South Korea. When he is not spending time with his wife, Adam enjoys a variety of physical activity, ranging from weightlifting to water polo. He is interested in learning new skills and looks forward to working with NLCS Jeju’s students and staff alike towards turning dreams into reality.

Audrey Liu

Mandarin Teacher

Audrey Liu

Mandarin Teacher

Audrey has a Bachelor’s degree in Chinese Language and Literature from Sichuan Normal University, Chengdu, China. Prior to joining NLCS Jeju, Audrey worked at an International School in Thailand. She has also taught in international schools in Indonesia for 10 years and has experience of teaching IBDP and IGCSE. She also worked for a youth association in Hong Kong. Audrey is likely a gourmet. She enjoys tasting delicious food, cooking food, photography, language study and traveling. She enjoys exploring the many beautiful cafes of Jeju.

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Henry Liu

Chemistry Teacher

Portrait of Henry Liu

Henry Liu

Chemistry Teacher

Henry Liu has a B.Sc. (Hons.) in Agricultural Botany from University of Glasgow and a Ph.D. from the Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon. His teaching credential is from Warner Pacific College Portland, Oregon. He has secondary teaching experience in Science and Mathematics in Hong Kong, USA and China. His last post was as a KS3 Science, IGCSE Coordinated Science and IB Chemistry teacher at Yew Chung International School, Shanghai, China. His teaching mission is to inspire students to be lifelong learners and to equip them with the skills of critical thinking and problem solving. He enjoys hiking, reading and cooking.

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Jenny (Chen Yin) Liu

Head of Mandarin

Portrait of Chen-Yin Liu

Jenny (Chen Yin) Liu

Head of Mandarin

Jenny brings extensive international experience to NLCS Jeju after spending years living in Beijing, the United States and her home country of Taiwan. She was the Head of Chinese at Dulwich College, Beijing prior to moving to Jeju. She received a Master's degree in Education and teaching from The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) in the US. Jenny is married and has two children.

Stacey Liu

Mandarin Teacher

Stacey Liu

Mandarin Teacher

Stacey has an MA English Literature from National Chung-Hsing University Taiwan, BA English Literature from Tamkang University Taiwan and a PGCEi from Keele University. Prior to joining the School she has worked in Taiwan, New Zealand and Vietnam. Stacey enjoys reading and traveling. She loves living in Jeju because of all the outdoor activities and beautiful scenery. She lives on Jeju with her husband. Whilst at NLCS she enoys gaining further experience both in her subject domain and to inspire students to learn the language.

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Alejandra Navarro Lopez

Spanish Teacher

Portrait of Alejandra Navarro Lopez

Alejandra Navarro Lopez

Spanish Teacher

Alejandra has a BA in English language, history and literature from the University of Granada, an MA in Teaching Spanish as a second language from the University of Sevilla and an MA in Teaching Compulsory Secondary Education and Baccalaureate, Vocational Training and Language Teaching from the University of Granada. She completed her PGCE at the University of Southampton. Prior to joining the School she taught in the UK. Alejandra enjoys long walks by the seaside, sports, cooking and drawing. At the moment, she is learning how to play the ukulele, and she enjoys exploring Jeju with her husband and immersing herself in the Korean culture - and trying the delicious Korean cuisine, of course. She enjoys teaching languages and is excited to share her passion for the Spanish language and culture at NLCS Jeju.

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Dylan Thomas Loser

Head of History

Portrait of Dylan Thomas Loser

Dylan Thomas Loser

Head of History

Dylan has a BA (Hons) in Historical Studies from The University of KwaZulu-Natal and an MA in Historical Studies from the University of Cape Town. After university, he went back to his old school where he taught English and headed the history department before moving to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to teach English at Jeddah Knowledge International School. Dylan considers himself a curious mixture of sports-jock and academic-nerd as his interests include rugby, kayaking, endurance running, reading, researching and writing. Academically, he is co-authored an article for the Journal of Natal and Zulu History. Personally, he loves living on Jeju and exploring the Olle trails with his wife and young daughter.

Cara Love

Emotional Guidance Counsellor

Cara Love

Emotional Guidance Counsellor

Cara grew up in Wales and graduated with a first class honours in creative arts, followed by a secondary school PGCE from Swansea University. She taught in an independent special educational needs school operated by Action for Children in Cardiff where she helped support young people identified as having complex emotional and social challenges, as well as Autism. Following this Cara undertook a position as a Special educational needs teacher at an international school in Singapore. Professionally, Cara is passionate about pastoral work, mental health advocacy and inclusion and recently completed her Masters degree from the University of Nottingham in Special Educational Needs with a focus on emotional and behavioural wellbeing. Cara enjoys travelling and living in Jeju, exploring the beautiful trails with her husband and young daughter, Florence.

Timothy Lutley

French Teacher

Timothy Lutley

French Teacher

Tim has a BA from Swansea University and a Master’s from Université Lumière Lyon II. He has over 20 years’ experience teaching in the UK, France and Japan, and most recently held the position of Head of MFL and Assistant Head of Sixth Form at a school in North Devon. Tim is looking forward learning another language and to having a new adventure with his family.

Russell Maddison

Head of Psychology

Russell Maddison

Head of Psychology

Russell has a BA Sociology from the University of Reading and PGCE from the University of Exeter. Currently he is working towards an MSc in Psychology with a specialism in Clinical Psychology from the University of Exeter. Prior to joining the School, Russell worked at schools in inner city London. Russell enjoys travelling around Asia, reading widely and cooking. Russell loves living in Jeju because it’s so beautiful and full of wonderful nature to hike in. Russell has a keen interest in politics and current affairs. He lives on Jeju with his wife and son. He enjoys bringing his experience of British education to this exceptional school.

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Kyungmin Maeng

Korean Language Teacher

Portrait of Kyungmin Maeng

Kyungmin Maeng

Korean Language Teacher

Kyungmin is originally from South Korea and holds a Bachelor's degree in Korean Language Education along with his teaching qualification from Korea University. He began his teaching career at a local high school in Jeju and also has experience working as a mock exam developer for the Korean language subject in the Korean S.A.T. Currently, he teaches Korean Language and the IB Korean A Lang & Lit, striving to create a joyful learning experience for his students. Since getting married in 2016, he has been residing in Jeju, where he enjoys exploring the island's natural beauty, including its trail courses, oreums (volcanic cones), and beaches.

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Muhammad B. Mahfouz

Chemistry Teacher

Portrait of Muhammad B. Mahfouz

Muhammad B. Mahfouz

Chemistry Teacher

Muhammad is an Egyptian educator with a Bachelor's degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences from Cairo University. He holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) from Liverpool John Moores University. With experience in teaching at seven British international schools in Egypt and Morocco since 2012, Muhammad is passionate about nurturing young minds. He also has a background in laboratory work, he worked as Quality Control Analyst. Married and a proud father of one daughter, Muhammad's dedication to education and family shines brightly in his life.

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Kiran Mandhare

Computer Science Teacher

Portrait of Kiran Mandhare

Kiran Mandhare

Computer Science Teacher

Kiran has an MSc Computer Science from Mumbai Univerisity. Prior to joining NLCS Jeju, Kiran taught at a School in Indonesia. Kiran loves sports and enjoy playing cricket and badminton. He lives on Jeju with his wife and son. He believes an organisation with a heritage of 170 years and delivering the best of education and developing global citizens will allow him to grow both as an individual and professional. He loves to explore the the culture of Korea and natural beauty of Jeju's island.

Ben Matthews

Assistant Head of IB (History Teacher)

Ben Matthews

Assistant Head of IB (History Teacher)

Ben Matthews has a BA (Hons) in History with Sociology and a PGCE from the University of Leeds. He also earned a MA in History from the University of Birmingham, where he was awarded a distinction. Prior to teaching at NLCS Jeju, he worked as an IBDP Coordinator for three years and taught for ten years at Gyeonggi Academy of Foreign Languages, in Korea. Ben has also taught History in England and Qatar, and is excited to join NLCS Jeju. He is originally from Whitley Bay (England) and he loves to spend time with his family, and play a range of sports.

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Adam McCue

AED Teacher (Head of Sarah)

Portrait of Adam McCue

Adam McCue

AED Teacher (Head of Sarah)

Adam McCue has an Upper Second class degree from Liverpool John Moores University, a Diploma in TESOL and an MEd (Applied Linguistics). He is in his tenth year of teaching English as an Additional Language, with the majority of this time in various locations around Korea; Seoul, Incheon, Daegu and Busan.Since joining NLCS Jeju, Adam has worked as an AED teacher and also as Assistant Housemaster in Halla East as well as being a Housemaster in Jeoji.

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Fiona McDonnell

Drama Teacher (Mulchat House Coordinator)

Portrait of Fiona McDonnell

Fiona McDonnell

Drama Teacher (Mulchat House Coordinator)

Fiona McDonnell holds a bachelor’s degree in Drama and Theatre Studies from Trinity College Dublin and a PGCE in Drama from the University of Warwick. She has previously taught Drama in both state and international schools in China, United Kingdom and Ireland. Her first play ‘Life on the Inside’ debuted at Fringe Festivals and the Samuel Beckett Theatre, Dublin. Outside of the theatre, she is also very interested in nature, travelling, debating and poetry. She is very excited to join NLCS Jeju and is looking forward to exploring the beauty of the island and being immersed in Korean culture.

Stephen McKeogh

Geography Teacher (Head of Jeoji)

Stephen McKeogh

Geography Teacher (Head of Jeoji)

Stephen McKeogh has a Master’s degree in Geography from NUI Maynooth and GMIT, where he was also awarded a BA in Heritage Studies with Honours. Stephen graduated with Distinction and has presented a paper at The Royal Geographical Society. Prior to teaching in Korea, Stephen was Head of Geography at Boston Spa Academy in West Yorkshire, he spent 7 years teaching there with excellent results. Stephen has also worked in Ireland and Korea in the University sector, in Ireland Stephen worked as an Academic Coordinator whose focus was upon Academic writing and integration for Chinese and Korean students in Ireland. Stephen worked at Dongguk University in Seoul for 5 years teaching English and also lectured in Environmental Geography. He has an interest in Korean History, Archaeology and Geography. Stephen likes Korean culture and cuisine.

Robert McLaughlin

TOK Teacher (History Teacher)

Robert McLaughlin

TOK Teacher (History Teacher)

Robert has BA in Philosophy and Politics from University College Dublin, in Ireland. He gained further qualifications in the UK including a Masters in International History and a PGCE through the University of Sunderland. Prior to joining NLCS Jeju, he has taught at mixed IB and British International schools for six years, with time spent in Korea and the cities of Nanjing and Hangzhou in China. Robert has a keen interest in both playing and watching sports and he hopes that Jeju can provide the impetus to reignite his passion for golf and tennis once again.

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Rohita Menon-Gordon

Dance Teacher

Portrait of Rohita Menon-Gordon

Rohita Menon-Gordon

Dance Teacher

Rohita has a BA of Dance from Wesley College and a PGCE from Liverpool Hope University. Prior to joining NLCS Jeju, Rohita was the curriculum lead at a school in Dubai. Rohita has lived and taught in 4 different countries as an adult and loves cooking food from different cultures. Rohita has a keen interest in the making of independent films and film festivals because she is curious about the art of cinematography. Rohita is currently training in stylized contemporary choreography where you explore merging various dance styles together in modern dance. She plans to further develop the value of creative risk in performance art.

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Darija Minic

Psychology Teacher (Interim Assistant Head of Sixth Form)

Portrait of Darija Minic

Darija Minic

Psychology Teacher (Interim Assistant Head of Sixth Form)

Darija Minic has an MSc in Occupational Health Psychology from Leiden University in the Netherlands. She obtained her BSc in Psychology at University of Belgrade, Faculty of Philosophy, in Serbia, her home country. Darija has already spent two years working at NLCS Jeju as a Gap Assistant and as a Grad Assistant after which she moved to Thailand and spent a year working in boarding and in the Learning Support Department at Harrow International School Bangkok.

Anna Kyeong Yeon Moon

Korean Language Teacher (Maternity cover)

Anna Kyeong Yeon Moon

Korean Language Teacher (Maternity cover)

Anna always been a creative person who thrives in a challenging environment. She has a master degree from Inha university and have been in education for over 15 years, recently specializing in IB Korean, most recently held the position of Korean teacher. Anna is looking forward to joining NLCS because I can meet new people and I am such a natural person.

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Anthony Moore

Physics Teacher

Portrait of Anthony Moore

Anthony Moore

Physics Teacher

Dr. Moore has continually utilised an interdisciplinary approach in his research and study of Physics and Biology. These diverse interests have allowed him to assist in the use of cryo-electron microscopy at the University of Manchester (UK) to link the structure of the MjCorA transporter protein to its transport mechanism as part of his BSc (Hons). He then obtained his Ph.D. at Newcastle University (UK) where he used Bioinformatic and Pathway Analysis approaches to elucidate the effects of Selenium on the stress responses of gastrointestinal epithelial cells. During this time, Dr. Moore had collaborated with researchers in New Zealand to investigate the effects of differential partial pressures of oxygen on cell responses using a novel cell culture system. He then embraced his passion for teaching by obtaining a PGCE in Physics and has taught in the UK for 4 years before moving to Jeju. Dr. Moore's mission in teaching is to inspire his students to become life-long learners that create bridges between specialisms to help further our scientific knowledge. He enjoys wild camping, cycling and nature.

Portrait David Moore

David Moore

TOK Teacher (History Teacher)

Portrait David Moore

David Moore

TOK Teacher (History Teacher)

David has a Social Sciences Degree from Westminster University and a Masters from Greenwich University. David has over 23 years' experience working in London and Qatar and most recently held the position of Head of Sociology and Director of Model United Nations. David is looking forward to joining NLCS Jeju because of its reputation for academic achievement and the beautiful nature of the island.

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Philip Morton

Chemistry Teacher (Assistant Vice Principal Academic - Assessment and Reporting)

Portrait of Philip Morton

Philip Morton

Chemistry Teacher (Assistant Vice Principal Academic - Assessment and Reporting)

Philip has a PgDipEd from the University of Birmingham and a BSc (Hons) Forensic Science from the Staffordshire University. Prior to joining the School, Philip has been working for the last 7 years in a British International school located in the deserts of Qatar, teaching Chemistry and ICT as well as being responsible for leading with the many digital systems used for school management and teaching. Before obtaining his PgDipEd Philip developed the passion for education whilst writing and lecturing for Staffordshire University, and for several years led the development of award winning products used in school science labs and classrooms around the world. Like most international teachers Philip is a keen traveller and has taken his backpack to many places all over the world. He is particularly at home in Greece which he visits at least once a year and has spent many a summer and christmas holiday. As an amateur wildlife photographer at weekends he can often be seen with camera in hand walking through a nature reserve or wildlife park and is eager to start hiking the trails of Jeju.

James Munday

History Teacher

James Munday

History Teacher

James Munday has a BA (Hons) in English and History, an MA in Classics and Ancient History from the University of Exeter, and his iPGCE from the University of Sheffield. After James' time at Exeter, he fell in love with Jeju and NLCS Jeju whilst on holiday to see his mum. James is a film lover and particularly enjoys historical films. He is also a keen gamer, walker, reader, and J.R.R. Tolkien enthusiast. James enjoys research and wants to study for a PhD in history. James also loves the many Olle walks that Jeju has and intends on walking more of them this year with his wife.

Justine Oliver

History Teacher (Assistant Vice Principal (Academic - Head of Sixth Form, IBDP Coordinator))

Justine Oliver

History Teacher (Assistant Vice Principal (Academic - Head of Sixth Form, IBDP Coordinator))

Justine Oliver has a BA (Hons) in History from the University of Nottingham and an MA in South Asian Area Studies from The School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. Her teaching qualification is from Keele University. She has also worked as an archaeologist, being part of excavation teams at both Roman and Iron Age sites. Her work in education has also taken her to the museum sector where she designed and ran workshop programmes at the Science Museum, London. Justine is passionate about the IB Diploma Programme, and which she has led at both Island School, Hong Kong and Southbank International School, London. Justine loves Jeju - especially exploring the island on foot, by mountain bike and on horseback.

Timilehin Isaac Oluwadare

Drama Teacher

Timilehin Isaac Oluwadare

Drama Teacher

Timilehin is a Nigerian with a bachelor's degree in theater Arts (Directing and Playwriting) and a Professional Diploma in education. He has five years of experience teaching Drama in international schools and a successful track record directing performances for Nigerian theaters. In 2022, he took up his first international teaching role in Myanmar. Timilehin enjoys reading, taking walks, and exploring new sights. He is excited to join NLCS, as he looks forward to sharing his passion for teaching and immersing himself in the rich culture of education that NLCS has to offer.

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Arunima Paliwal

Economics Teacher

Portrait of Arunima Paliwal

Arunima Paliwal

Economics Teacher

Arunima comes from India where she taught Economics and Business Studies to IB & IGCSE students for over 18 years. She has a Masters degree in Economics and English along with a B.Ed. Arunima is an IB Examiner and Moderator for Economics HL. Before taking her first overseas teaching job at NLCS Jeju Arunima worked in IB schools as Head of Department, IB Coordinator and Head of School. She has a daughter who attends the Junior school.

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Joan Park

English Teacher

Portrait of Joan Park

Joan Park

English Teacher

Joan has a BA in English Language and Literature from Seoul National University and an iPGCE from the University of Sunderland. Prior to joining NLCS Jeju, she taught IBDP and IGCSE at schools in Mexico, Uzbekistan and Turkey. She was born in South Korea and raised in Mexico. Joan is looking forward to exploring the beautiful island of Jeju and indulging in its culinary delights with her husband.

Mi-Sun Park

Korean Language Teacher

Mi-Sun Park

Korean Language Teacher

Before joining and helping to establish NLCS Jeju’s Korean Department in 201, Misun taught Korean in various capacities at an international school in Seoul for 5 years, as well as a local Middle and High school in Cheong-ju. Misun has extensive experience of teaching Korean from KS3 to KS5 and she has a passiom for teaching Korean Literature. Misun also has an MA from Hankook University of Foreign Studies.

Sangduk Park

Korean Language and Literature Teacher (Assistant Boarding Master - Hall North)

Sangduk Park

Korean Language and Literature Teacher (Assistant Boarding Master - Hall North)

Mr. Park has various experience not only teaching but also as a government officer at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He started teaching at Myungduk Foreign Language High School in Seoul before he moved to Thailand as an IB Korean teacher. He worked at the British International School Phuket and Prem Tinsulanonda International School in Chiang Mai for 5 years prior to joining NLCS Jeju in August 2017. He is the sole IB workshop leader of the Korean Language and Literature Programme in the world and holds a MEd from Yonsei University. He is an enthusiastic learner who is always geared up to challenge something new. He believes his unique work experience enabled him to broaden his horizons and this will foster students to be a global citizens.

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Derek Patenaude

Head of Chemistry

Portrait of Derek Patenaude

Derek Patenaude

Head of Chemistry

Derek Patenaude has a BSc. (Hons) in Chemistry and Biochemistry from University of Western Ontario, London, Canada and an MEd in Curriculum Development and English as an Additional Language Learning from the University of British Columbia. His teaching qualification is from the University of Toronto, Ontario Institute of Education. Before training as a teacher, he was an assistant teacher of laboratories at McGill University and worked in an educational capacity for various organisations in Canada such as the Ontario March of Dimes. His last post was as a chemistry teacher and Vice-Principal for Maple Leaf International School in Tianjin, China. He is enjoys the many hiking trails of Jeju and returning to such beautiful sites as Mt. Halla and Ilchulbong

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Antony Paye

Head of Co-curricular Music and Instrumental Coordinator

Portrait of Antony Paye

Antony Paye

Head of Co-curricular Music and Instrumental Coordinator

Tony has an MEd-RMIT, BMus (Performance) from the University of Melbourne and a Grad Dip Ed from theUniversity of Melbourne. Prior to joining the School he was Director of Music at a school in Australia. Tony loves playing music and enjoying sports such as Australian Rules Football and Cricket. He lives on Jeju with his wife. He is really looking forward to meeting and making music with the students at NLCS Jeju and enjoying the best of what Jeju has to offer.

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Ian Peirson

Head of Drama

Portrait of Ian Peirson

Ian Peirson

Head of Drama

Ian has a BA (Hons) in Music from Kingston University and has taught both Music and Drama for half of his professional teaching career. His PGCE teaching qualification is from Middlesex University, however, before training as a teacher he worked in the UK as an assistant opera director. He has worked overseas for many years in countries including Madrid, Rome and Jakarta, with his most recent post being Head of Drama at Tanglin Trust School, Singapore. He enjoys living in Jeju and exploring the culinary world of the region.

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Thomas Perry

Spanish Teacher (Boarding Master - Yongduam)

Portrait of Thomas Perry

Thomas Perry

Spanish Teacher (Boarding Master - Yongduam)

Thomas has a BA (hons) in Spanish with French from Royal Holloway, University of London. After completing his honours degree, Thomas trained as a teacher at UCL's Institute of Education, working in both an inner-London state school and a rural boarding school. He is in his second year at NLCS Jeju and has previously worked as a Languages teacher and held boarding positions in schools in the UK and Chile. Although the global pandemic has altered his plans to visit different countries this past year.

Valentina Pokovnikova

Dance Teacher

Valentina Pokovnikova

Dance Teacher

Valentina is a dance educator, performance artist, and dance anthropologist. She completed the International Choreomundus Master programme in Dance Knowledge, Practice and Heritage from the University of Roehampton and a PGCE from the University of Sunderland. Her contemporary dance choreographies were selected for the Shenzhen Fringe Festival 2022 and Shekou Theater Festival 2022. Valentina is passionate about developing a multicultural dance curriculum with an emphasis on young learners’ well-being. When she is not dancing or teaching dance, you can find her going for hikes and convincing everyone about the importance of movement quality.

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Kym Prichard

Head of Libraries (Head of Biology)

Portrait of Kym Prichard

Kym Prichard

Head of Libraries (Head of Biology)

Kym has a BSc in Molecular Biology from Flinders University, Australia and a postgraduate degree in Environmental Studies from Adelaide University. Her teaching qualification is from the Open University. In addition to qualifications in the field of biology and environmental studies, Kym has a Trinity Certificate and a postgraduate certificate in teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL). Kym is in the final year of her Master's in educational management. Jeju is an extraordinary contrast to the deserts of Qatar where she has been working for the last five years in a British International school where she was Lead Biology teacher as well as Housemistress, External Relations Coordinator and the link person for the parent school in the UK.

Portrait of Anthony Quinn

Anthony Quinn

Assistant Boarding Master - Yongduam (Head of TOK)

Portrait of Anthony Quinn

Anthony Quinn

Assistant Boarding Master - Yongduam (Head of TOK)

Anthony Quinn has a Bachelor of Arts in History and Politics from Macquarie University, and a Masters in International Education from the University of Sydney, Australia. He graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Education (Secondary Education) (Human Movement and Health Education), and is currently studying a Masters of Education (Leadership and Management) from the University of Melbourne. After spending some time in the UK teaching A level History and Politics, he returned to teach in Brisbane and raise a family over the last decade. His last post was teaching History and TOK at Markham College, Lima, Peru. He loves to explore the hiking trails, local cuisine, and beaches of Jeju with his wife and three children.

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Seyed Raeisian

Mathematics Teacher

Portrait of Seyed Raeisian

Seyed Raeisian

Mathematics Teacher

Dr Seyed has a Bsc and Msc in Applied Mathematics from the University of Guilan, and the IAU respectively; both universities located in Iran, and has a Phd in Mathematics (Differential Equations) from the National Academy of Sciences of Armenia. Seyed has over 17 years teaching experience in higher education institutes in Iran and an IB school in Georgia, and most recently held the position of Invited Lecturer in the University of Guilan. All through his life, he has been fascinated with sports such as Athletics, Soccer, Rugby, and Badminton, and also art such as Music, Playing Keyboard, Film Editing, Film Producing, Filming (Camerawork). Seyed is looking forward to joining NLCS because he loves to work in an International environment, be a part of a well developed school and play a role in a pioneer educational system.

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Paul Ananda Raj

Chemistry Teacher

Portrait of Paul Ananda Raj

Paul Ananda Raj

Chemistry Teacher

Paul Anada Raj Poovindran qualified with a PhD in Surgery (Neuroscience) From the University of Malaya, Malaysia. He was previously teaching Chemistry in Malaysia as part of the IBDP programme. Outside of the world of science he is Interested in cookery and exploring the science behind cooking.

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Thena Reddy

English Teacher

Portrait of Thena Reddy

Thena Reddy

English Teacher

Thena Reddy has a BA in English Language and Literature and Yr 1 Honours in Journalistic Media and a Postgraduate Certificate in English and Social Studies from the prestigious Nelson Mandela University in South Africa. She has taught in Johannesburg, Japan, London and China. Her passion lies in showing those that the English language is as delicious as forbidden fruit and once you are exposed to it in a meaningful and exciting way one is able to see that it is always evolving. She is knowledgeable in writing curriculums and has a profound understanding of English pedagogy and assessment. An avid reader that enjoys a variety of genres. She is also a toastmasters candidate.

Portrait of Craig Rhodes

Craig Rhodes

English Teacher

Portrait of Craig Rhodes

Craig Rhodes

English Teacher

Craig holds a BA in media and mass communication theory and a PGCE from the University of Derby with a focus on English education. He is currently completing his master’s in English literature with the University of Northumbria, with research interests in early modern literature. Craig has over fifteen years of experience working in education and has worked with primary and secondary students as well as adults in the UK and Korea. Craig has lived in Seoul, Incheon and Geoje-do in South Korea before moving to Jeju-do. He has a keen interest in a variety of literature, from nineteenth-century classics to science fiction, and is excited to discuss whatever it is you’re currently reading. When not reading or in the classroom, Craig enjoys a slow morning at a café with his family or playing the guitar.

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Sarah Roberts

Mathematics Teacher

Portrait of Sarah Roberts

Sarah Roberts

Mathematics Teacher

Sarah graduated in Law from Birmingham University in England and had a successful career as a Litigation Lawyer in Manchester for twelve years. However, she has a lifelong love of Mathematics and was fortunate to be presented with the opportunity to retrain as a Maths teacher. She has subsequently taught in two Grammar Schools and one Independent school in West Yorkshire, England. She enjoys keeping fit, reading, and traveling and spent time living and traveling in Australia and South Africa with her husband, Glenn. She likes experiencing a new culture.

Jearson Narvaez Rojas

Mathematics Teacher

Jearson Narvaez Rojas

Mathematics Teacher

Jearson has a BSc (Hons) in Maths Teaching and an M.ed in Technology and Educative Innovation both from the National University of Costa Rica. Prior to joining NLCS Jeju he taught at a school and a number of univerities in Costa Rica - Teaching Calculus, Linear Algebra and Numerical Methods. Jearson enjoys outdoor activities (especially fly fishing ) and football.

Joel Rushton

Biology Teacher

Joel Rushton

Biology Teacher

Joel has a BSc Pharmacology from University of Hertfordshire, prior to joining NLCS Jeju, Joel taught at a school in Malaysia. Joel has a passion for extreme sports and the natural world, and is excited at the prospect of having opportunities for both scuba diving and snowboarding, while living and working in Jeju. He believes in the power of a holistic education and hopes to foster a sense of independence and internationalism in the students of NLCS Jeju.

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Emma Sage

Classics Teacher

Portrait of Emma Sage

Emma Sage

Classics Teacher

Emma has a BA(HONS) in Classics I from Durham University and a PGCE from Kings’ College London. Passionate about her subject, she loves to inspire her students to share her interest in the Classical world. She has over 20 years of teaching experience and has been Head of department in both her previous schools, most recently a boarding school in Devon. She is looking forward to exploring Jeju and experiencing a new culture with her family.

Caroline Sannegadu

English Teacher (Professional Tutor)

Caroline Sannegadu

English Teacher (Professional Tutor)

Caroline is from the UK and holds a BA (Hons) in English Literature and German from Swansea University, as well as a PGCE in English from the University of Bristol. Caroline taught in the UK state system for five years prior to her move to Jeju, holding the positions of 2nd in Department and Literacy Coordinator. NLCS Jeju is Caroline’s first international school, and she has worked here as an English Teacher since 2015. Caroline is married with two young children and her husband also teaches at NLCS Jeju.

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Jason Sannegadu

History Teacher (Assistant Vice Principal (Pastoral and Head of Houses))

Portrait of Jason Sannegadu

Jason Sannegadu

History Teacher (Assistant Vice Principal (Pastoral and Head of Houses))

Jason is from the UK and holds both a BA (Hons) and MA in International Relations. He specialises in Political Theory and the International Politics of Space. Jason went on to complete his teacher training at Bristol University where he completed his PGCE. He have completed the NPQML and is also a facilitator of this course (UCL). Jason started his teaching career in the UK state system and held a number of positions including Director of Humanities.Jason is married with two children. Jason currently teaches IB History and is the Link Teacher for the International Relations Society.

Peter Scargill

Physics Teacher (Assistant Vice Principal - Head of Houses)

Peter Scargill

Physics Teacher (Assistant Vice Principal - Head of Houses)

Peter has an undergraduate Master of Physics degree and completed his teacher training at Loughborough University. His last post was at the Kolej Tuanku Ja’afar, an international school in Malaysia. There he was a boarding Housemaster, a Physics teacher, and a rugby coach. Peter has previous educational experience in the U.K. and the Middle East. He is a keen rugby player, specialising in the front row, and has previously captained and coached the KL Saracens 1st XV. Pete lives on campus with his wife Yeongil and daughter SooYoung.

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Niall Scarlett

Computer Science Teacher (Senior School Trips and Visits Coordinator)

Portrait of Niall Scarlett

Niall Scarlett

Computer Science Teacher (Senior School Trips and Visits Coordinator)

Niall is from Northern Ireland, and holds a BSC (Hons) in Multimedia Technology. Before arriving at NLCS Jeju, he taught Computer Science for 5 years in a leading school in London and spent 3 years teaching in middle schools in South Korea. Niall enjoys living in Jeju with his wife and daughter and enjoys mountain biking around the island and exploring its various oreums.

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Sunghyun Shin

Geography Teacher (Assistant Boarding Mistress - Pyoseon)

Portrait of Sunghyun Shin

Sunghyun Shin

Geography Teacher (Assistant Boarding Mistress - Pyoseon)

Sunghyun has a BA Liberal Arts programme - History of East Asia from University of Tokyo (full 'The University of Tokyo Scholarship) and an iPGCE (Geography) from the University of Sunderland. Sunghyun was a student at NLCS Jeju for four years where she was Head of the Geogrpahy Society, a member of the Big Six and a Mulchat House Captain. She returned to NLCS Jeju to work as a Graduate Assistant in the Geography Department and trained to be a teacher. Sunghyun enjoys going to library and gym/Sunghyun loves living in Jeju because of the relatively low population density. (in comparison to Seoul). She believes that students can only learn when they are happy and healthy (importance of pastoral care)

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Tajvir Singh

Head of Computer Science

Portrait of Tajvir Singh

Tajvir Singh

Head of Computer Science

Tajvir is married with one son and one daughter. He comes from India, where he taught in one of the leading boarding school as Head of Computer Science for 5 yrs, before moving on to his first International school in January 2009. His first degree was in Computer Science and he also holds a PGCEi in Education from Nottingham University. Before moving to NLCS Jeju, Tajvir taught in Jakarta for six years as Curriculum coordinator and the MYP project coordinator.

Portrait of Izabella Sloczynska

Izabella Sloczynska

大学指导与外联团队负责人

Portrait of Izabella Sloczynska

Izabella Sloczynska

大学指导与外联团队负责人

Izabella Sloczynska graduated from London University Institute of Education with joint honours in Biology and Psychology. She qualified as a teacher following postgraduate studies in London and worked in the UK as a teacher of Science and Biology before embarking on a career in international schools in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Following further postgraduate study in Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance at Cambridge University, Izabella has worked as a University Guidance Counsellor for many years, providing particular expertise in applications to the world’s top universities. Helping each student to achieve their career goals through the university application process is, for Izabella, the ultimate vocational reward.

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Julia Smith

Dance Teacher (Sarah House Coordinator)

Portrait of Julia Smith

Julia Smith

Dance Teacher (Sarah House Coordinator)

Julia Smith has a BA hons in Physical Education and Dance Fellowship in Freestyle dance from the University Greenwich in the UK. She has worked extensively in the UK - most recently as Head of Dance and School Sports Co-ordinator at Langley Park School for Girls in Beckenham, Kent. Previously she was Head of Dance at Plumstead Manor School.She hopes to share her passion for dance and creative wellbeing with the students and NLCS Jeju community. She wants to develop new opportunities to showcase creative talent and enrich and grow students’ confidence and self belief.

Meltem Solak

Physics Teacher

Meltem Solak

Physics Teacher

Meltham has a GradDipTchg(Sec) from the University of Auckland. Prior to joining the School she was Head of Physics at a school in New Zealand. Turkish origin and a former Kiwi, she has been teaching senior and junior students for 7 years in Auckland, New Zealand, getting them excited about the beauty of physics and science. Meltem loves to travel and appreciates books, historical places and new flavours. She is looking forward to getting know the island, the people and the school.

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Eunji Song

Emotional Guidance Counsellor

Portrait of Eunji Song

Eunji Song

Emotional Guidance Counsellor

Eun Ji Song studied International Tourism in Korea and after working with children and young people over 10 years, she found a passion in pastoral care. She gained a Diploma in Counselling and Postgraduate Certificate as a SENCO in the United Kingdom. She joined NLCS Jeju in 2017 and worked in the Additional Educational Needs department in the Junior School and is now a member of Individual Needs department. Currently, she is taking a Master's degree in Mental Health and Well-Being in Education.

Emily Spivey

PE Teacher (Boarding Mistress - Pyoseon)

Emily Spivey

PE Teacher (Boarding Mistress - Pyoseon)

Emily has a BAed from the University of Exeter. Prior to joining the School, she worked as an Assistant Housemistress and teacher in the UK. Emily enjoys many outdoor activities including water sports and tennis. Emily is a keen crafter and recently taught herself to crochet. Emily is studying towards her BSA diploma. She lives on Jeju with her husband and children. She is excited to experience teaching in a new country and relish the challenge of adapting her teaching and pastoral care to a school with such high academic standards and students with such incredible aspirations.

Rukia Sultana

Art Teacher

Rukia Sultana

Art Teacher

Rukia is from the UK and was awarded a First Class in BA (Hons) Fine Art from Kingston University. She obtained her QTS from Wessex Schools Training Partnership and her PGCE from Bath Spa University. Prior to joining NLCS Jeju, she taught art, photography and graphics along the South West coast of England. She has a keen interest in the creative arts, travel and food.

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Neil Tamlyn

Assistant Vice Principal (Academic Y9 (The Arts and Academic Enrichment))

Portrait of Neil Tamlyn

Neil Tamlyn

Assistant Vice Principal (Academic Y9 (The Arts and Academic Enrichment))

Neil is from the UK and gained a combined honours degree in Music and English from Oxford Brookes University before qualifying as a teacher and embarking on a career in Gloucestershire, England. Neil became an Advanced Skills Teacher and Head of Music at one of the UK’s leading state schools in Cheltenham and, after five years, Neil found a new challenge as an Assistant Headteacher in Bristol before taking up his first overseas post as a founding member of NLCS Jeju. Neil is a passionate cyclist and continues to hold vain hopes of racing in the Tour de France.

William Tan

Head of PE

William Tan

Head of PE

Will has a Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science from Deakin University, a Master of Teaching from Southern Cross University and is studying towards a Master of Science from the University of Southern Queensland. Prior to joining NLCS Jeju he was Head of Pysical Education in an international school in Thailand. Will has competed in a variety of sports: namely Muay Thai (Thai boxing) at the professional level, Western boxing at the amateur level, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ), Powerlifting, and Olympic Weightlifting recreationally. He enjoys using his experiences to help others and has coached Muay Thai, powerlifting, and general fitness. In addition to physical activities, Will enjoys spending time with friends and family, watching movies, reading and being in the great outdoors.

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Stella Taylor

Head of Dance (Assistant Head of Boarding)

Portrait of Stella Taylor

Stella Taylor

Head of Dance (Assistant Head of Boarding)

Stella is originally from Dublin, Ireland. She began her teaching career at NLCS UK in 2006 having previously worked in Arts Administration. Her qualifications include a BA (Hons) in Dance and Sport Science from the University of Liverpool, a Professional Diploma from Trinity Laban and a PGCE from the Royal Academy of Dance. As a founding member of NLCS Jeju, she was the Housemistress of Geomun House for 8 years as well as Head of the Dance Department.

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Andrew Thomas

History Teacher (Head of Mulchat)

Portrait of Andrew Thomas

Andrew Thomas

History Teacher (Head of Mulchat)

Drew Thomas graduated from Swansea University with First Class Honours in History where he later achieved his Masters with distinction in the same subject focusing on cultural and social themes and the construction of national and regional identities. Prior to arriving in Jeju Drew has worked for several years in Singapore and more recently spent time teaching in the UAE where he was also Head of Year. He loves traveling and exploring the countries he lives in with his wife and daughter.

Portrait of Sarah Thornley

Sarah Thornley

English Teacher

Portrait of Sarah Thornley

Sarah Thornley

English Teacher

Sarah Thornley has a Masters degree in Gender, a Graduate Diploma in Law and a BA in Philosophy. Before coming to Korea, she taught English Language and Literature at a large comprehensive school in London. Her interests include yoga, knitting and hiking.

Harry Thorrington

Director of Music

Harry Thorrington

Director of Music

Harry Thorrington, MA (Oxon) MA (Leuven) has lived in Canada, South Korea, Belgium and Bangladesh. He was a Music and ToK teacher at NLCS Jeju from 2013-2018 and is happy to be back this academic year; it's an inspiring and ambitious community! He left Korea to successfully pursue a master's degree in Belgium, then went to Bangladesh to study the UN Sustainable Development Goals on behalf of the Association of Commonwealth Universities at the University of Dhaka.

Portrait of Jodie Torrance

Jodie Torrance

Geography Teacher (Head of Noro)

Portrait of Jodie Torrance

Jodie Torrance

Geography Teacher (Head of Noro)

Jodie has a BA (Hons) in Geography and Education Studies (Bishop Grosseteste University College, Lincoln) and a PGCE from the University of Nottingham. She is also currently studying her MA in Education from the University of Nottingham to further her education pedagogy. Her last post was as the Deputy Head of Secondary at the British School Yangon in Myanmar. In this role she led the pastoral and safeguarding teams within the Secondary School. She enjoys exploring the beautiful island of Jeju with her family.

Portrait of James Towner

James Towner

House Competition Coordinator (Computer Science Teacher)

Portrait of James Towner

James Towner

House Competition Coordinator (Computer Science Teacher)

James is from Sheffield in the UK where he studied a BSc in Computer Science and then completed his teacher training (PGCE). He taught in the UK for eight years where he was the head of Computer Science and Information Communications Technology as well as subject leader at a high achieving catholic school in Sheffield. James moved to the NLCS Jeju as a Computer Science teacher in 2016 and has now undertaken the role of House Competition Coordinator.

Amanda Tranmer

Mathematics Teacher (Design Technology Teacher, Assistant Head of Geomun)

Amanda Tranmer

Mathematics Teacher (Design Technology Teacher, Assistant Head of Geomun)

Amanda Tranmer has a PGDE in the teaching of Mathematics from the University of Strathclyde. Prior to this she was also awarded a BEng in Mechanical Engineering with First Class Honours from the same university, with a year of her undergraduate studies undertaken at the University of South Carolina. Prior to moving to Korea she has worked at schools within Scotland, teaching in the Stirling and Perthshire areas. Having had the opportunity to travel around Asia over the past 10 years she and her young family are excited to move to Korea to gain a more global life experience, learn more about Korean culture, and expand their love of gastronomy. Ms Tranmer has varied interests outside of mathematics (in the arts and sciences to name a few) and is excited to explore how these can benefit the students at NLCS Jeju.

Portrait of James Tuffs

James Tuffs

Design Technology and Film Studies Teacher (Boarding Master - Aewol)

Portrait of James Tuffs

James Tuffs

Design Technology and Film Studies Teacher (Boarding Master - Aewol)

James has a BA (Hons) in Graphic Design, Film and Photography from Hull School of Art. His teaching qualification is from the University of Sunderland and he has most recently been working for Island School in Hong Kong. His previous award-winning career in the creative arts included the UK Arts Council Show of the Year and the Cannes Lion for Best International Short Film. He was part of the management team that led R/GA London to win Campaign's Global Digital Innovation Agency of the Year for four years in a row. James is a keen cyclist. He combines this passion with his support of Education for All by riding in the annual Marrakech - Atlas Etape in support of the charity.

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Joshua Waterman-Wiggins

Mathematics Teacher

Portrait of Joshua Waterman-Wiggins

Joshua Waterman-Wiggins

Mathematics Teacher

Joshua has a Bsc (Hons) Mathematics from the University of Bristol and PGCE from the University of Canterbury. Prior to joining NLCS Jeju, Joshua worked as a Lead Practitioner in a school in the UK. He has been teaching Maths for over 11 years. Joshua enjoys all sports but is an avid football fan both playing and watching his home team Spurs.

Tannis Waugh

University Guidance Counsellor

Tannis Waugh

University Guidance Counsellor

Tannis has a Bachelor of Arts, jointly from the University of Guelph, Canada, with the University of the South Pacific, Fiji and also has a MEd from the University of London, UK. In addition, she attained a Post Grad Diploma in Journalism from the London School of Journalism ‘just for fun’ because she loves writing and is a news junky. She has taught in a range of international schools in several continents, including Africa, South America and Asia. Her last position was at Wellington College International, China, teaching Economics and Geography as well as being Deputy Head of Sixth Form which included counseling for university applications. As University Guidance Counselor in NLCS Jeju, a role which includes preparing students for SAT and medical applications.

David Whitehorn

English Teacher

David Whitehorn

English Teacher

David has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of KwaZulu-Natal and a PGCE from the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Prior to joining the School he was Head of Grade 12 English at a school in South Africa. David has a passion for reading and bird watching, but also spends many hours building Lego, brewing coffee, and lamenting the bad luck of the South African cricket team. He lives on Jeju with his wife. He enjoys helping students grow their love for English (with all its maddening peculiarities) and a desire to become life-long learners and avid story tellers.

April Wilson

PE Teacher

April Wilson

PE Teacher

April has a Bachelor of Education and a Graduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning (Secondary) both from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. Prior to joining the School she taught at a school in Mexico. April really enjoys Crossfit, exploring the outdoors with her two dogs, drinking coffee and eating new and exciting foods. She lives on Jeju with her husband and two dogs. She is really looking forward to working with the staff and students, particularly those in Jeoji house.

Samuel Wilson

Mathematics Teacher (Assistant Boarding Master - Yongduam)

Samuel Wilson

Mathematics Teacher (Assistant Boarding Master - Yongduam)

Sam has a BSc Mathematics from the University of Otago and a Graduate Diploma Teaching and Learning from the University of Canterbury. Prior to joining the School, Sam taught at a school in Mexico and before that, was a Boarding House Master in Malaysia. Sam enjoys exercising and playing with his 2 dogs, watching and playing cricket and exploring the outdoors. He lives on Jeju with his wife. He enjoys worksing with the wonderful and ambitious students and staff at NLCS Jeju.

Portrait of Adam Yates

Adam Yates

Biology Teacher (Assistant Head of Boarding)

Portrait of Adam Yates

Adam Yates

Biology Teacher (Assistant Head of Boarding)

Adam Yates has a Degree in Secondary Science Education with a specialism in Biology from the University of Lancaster and has completed a Diploma in SEND. Having taught for 17 years, Mr Yates has experienced teaching in a variety of settings including British international boarding schools in Malaysia and China. Mr Yates is accompanied by his Wife Esther Yates and has a son and granddaughter living in the North East of England. Having a keen professional interest in student well-being and character education.

Li Rong (Mary) Zhang

Mandarin Teacher (Assistant Boarding Mistress - Iho)

Li Rong (Mary) Zhang

Mandarin Teacher (Assistant Boarding Mistress - Iho)

Li Rong moved from Singapore to Jeju where she has been teaching for 6 years since 2014. She graduated from Nanjing University in China and obtained a Master's degree in Chinese Language and Literature. Before her appointment as a reporter for five years at the Tianjin Evening News, she engaged with education for many years, teaching at Tianjin University of Science & Technology for two years from 1982 to 1984. Li Rong is an experienced Chinese first language and foreign language teacher with nearly 20 years experience in Singapore. Li Rong loves adventure and enjoys travel during her free time. She has traveled around the world and visited more than 20 countries. Li Rong's husband is a musician and a cellist. They have a daughter and a son; their daughter is a Psychologist and their son has been awarded a music scholarship to study at the University of Melbourne in Australia.

Yushi Ashford

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Yushi Ashford

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Yushi has a BA (Hons) Architecture from Oxford Brookes University. Yushi enjoys traveling, making films and discovering new meanings and purposes about life through the forms of art.

Portrait of Ji Hyum (Melody) Bae

Ji Hyum (Melody) Bae

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Portrait of Ji Hyum (Melody) Bae

Ji Hyum (Melody) Bae

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Melody is an NLCS Jeju alumnus with a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering from The University of Hong Kong. Melody has over 4 years of experience in teaching and tutoring, and she has given a summer lecture in Jeju University. As a returning alumnus, who has already spent a year as a Gap Assistant, Melody is a experienced Graduate Assistant full of love for NLCS Jeju. She enjoys garment making, going for a drive and spending time with her family. Melody’s favourite quote is “Harness energy, block bad.

Fred Bate

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Fred Bate

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Fred has recently received a degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) from the University of Oxford. He comes from Norfolk, a county in the East of England, where he enjoys running in the surrounding countryside. Fred is interested in macroeconomic policy, international relations and the work of John Rawls. He is looking forward to working with the young minds at NLCS Jeju, and being a part of their road to success.

James Caudle

Designated Safeguarding Officer (Head of Emotional Guidance Counselling)

James Caudle

Designated Safeguarding Officer (Head of Emotional Guidance Counselling)

James Caudle has a BSc, majoring in Psychology and Mathematics from the University of Adelaide and a DipEd from the University of Melbourne. He trained as a counsellor with the Australian Institute of Professional Counsellors and is a member of the International School Counseling Association. He has been a Mathematics and Psychology teacher, a pastoral leader and a counsellor for over 20 years in Australia, Malaysia, China and Korea. Helping students find pathways to relief from suffering and finding ways to thrive has been a continuous driving purpose in his career as an educator. He served on the senior leadership team in China and fulfilled multiple roles as the Wellbeing Coordinator, Counsellor, Child Protection Officer and Head of Mathematics. He first moved to Jeju in 2015, with his wife, Faye, who teaches Chinese literature. Their favourite place on Jeju is Sagye. James enjoys the outdoors and exploring the island by bicycle. He looks forward to making a positive contribution at NLCS to the safety and wellbeing of students, teachers and to the broader community.

Charlie Cooney

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Charlie Cooney

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Charlie has a BA Hons Sport Coaching and Physical Education degree from the University of St Mark and St John. He attended NLCS Jeju as a student, returned as a Gap Assistant, prior to completing his degree, and has now returned again as a Graduate Assistant. He is an avid sports fanatic with a distinct passion for football and also enjoys music and film.

Daniel Day

PE Teacher

Daniel Day

PE Teacher

Daniel Day has a History & Politics degree from the University of Central Lancashire and has an International Postgraduate Certificate in Education from the University of Sheffield. Daniel has several years experience within Blackpool football club's centre of excellence and recently held the position of Graduate Assistant at NLCS whilst performing his teacher training in Physical Education. Daniel loves to promote students' well-being through physical activity and has found Jeju the perfect place to pursue his own interest within sport. Daniel has played a big part in the extra curricular program at NLCS, and has had the privilege of coaching the boys football teams in multiple competitions across the country.

Harry Dean

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Harry Dean

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Harry has a BSc Environment, Ecology and Economics from the University of York. Harry enjoys sport and travelling, however geography is his main skill.

Imogen Elliott

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Imogen Elliott

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Imogen has a Bachelor of Music in Pedagogy from TU Dublin Conservatoire. She has five years experience teaching and working with choirs, along with six years of international choral competition experience with Dublin Youth Chamber Choir and DYC Singers, with whom she also worked as a Music Assistant and Alto Mentor. She loves travelling, and has taught, competed and travelled all over Europe and Asia, learning and appreciating a host of different cultures and languages. Imogen has also taken inspiration from learning about her international students’ countries while working five years as a Boarding Supervisor at a school in Dublin. She is looking forward to working with the amazing music students and staff at NLCS Jeju this year.

Rachel Faulkner

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Rachel Faulkner

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Rachel has a BSc degree in Speech and Language Therapy from Newcastle University. Rachel has previously worked at the school as a gap assistant. She is really looking forward to returning to NLCS because she loves working at the school and exploring the island.

Lauren Gammond

Year 2 Teacher

Lauren Gammond

Year 2 Teacher

Lauren has a BSc Geography from the University of Plymouth and a Masters degree in TESOL from Swansea University. After realising her passion for teaching, she obtained a QTS as a Primary Education and ESL teacher. Lauren has taught primary school children in Korea since 2017, most recently teaching Year 1 and Year 3 at a private school in Seoul. She enjoys encouraging and supporting children to become creative, curious, and confident young people. Lauren lives in Jeju with her family and is excited to get outdoors and experience all Jeju has to offer. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, baking and drawing, and spending time with her family.

Susan Gleeson

Head of Academic English Development and English Strategy

Susan Gleeson

Head of Academic English Development and English Strategy

Susan is from Australia and has resided in Korea for many years. She has worked in academics for over twenty years and this is her third international school (Brunei, Malaysia). Susan has vast experience in a diverse range of curricula ranging from junior to higher education. Susan holds a Postgraduate qualification in Applied Linguistics, Bachelor of Applied Science, Bachelor of Education, Associate Diploma of Applied Science, Advanced Diploma of Business Management, Diploma of Financial Planning and qualifications in TESOL and Training and Assessment. She retains full registration with the Queensland Teachers College in Australia. Susan has taught extensively in language acquisition, business management and sciences along with representation on several corporate Boards in Australia. At Susan’s previous international school, she held the position of Head of English and English as an Additional Language.

Joon Go

Head of Operations

Joon Go

Head of Operations

Joon holds a CPA from the US, prior to moving to Jeju he worked at a food manufacturing company in Seoul. Joon enjoys mountain climbing and playing golf. He likes the fantastic natural environment of Jeju.

Kendall Grady

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Kendall Grady

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Kendall has a Masters of Music from the University of Miami Frost School of Music and a Bachelors of Music from University of North Carolina School of Music. Prior to joining the School Kendall was the Concertmaster of Maine Augusta Symphony an Additional Violinist with Bangor Symphony and a University of Miami Frost School of Music Preparatory Program Staff Instructor. Kendall is a coffee, tea, and book lover who enjoys listening to records and experiencing cultures while travel, especially influenced by her time on Rapa Nui and all the lovely people that have impacted her life. She specialises in working with music-for-social-change initiatives, and copyrighted her own Holistic Music Pedagogy TM approach to music education and performance.

Koray Gumus

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Koray Gumus

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Koray has a BSc (Hons) Chemistry from the University of Kent and has recently completed an MSc Chemistry. Koray enjoys being active, taking part in sporting events, and exploring the Far-East. He has a keen interest in organic synthetic Chemistry as his research masters specialised in making sustainable batteries via vitamin sources, and he hopes to transfer these interests to the Senior School students and make Chemistry even more exciting for them.

Andrew Han

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Andrew Han

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Andrew has a qualification from Ringling College of Art and Design, with a focus on Illustration. During his studies he worked at NLCS Jeju as a Gap Assistant and completed his Military Service. Andrew enjoys drawing and painting, as well as trying challenging new foods. He's happiest sitting in a cafe and drawing.

Gwangho Im

Service and Community Coordinator (Korean Language and Social Studies Teacher)

Gwangho Im

Service and Community Coordinator (Korean Language and Social Studies Teacher)

Gwangho is from Korea. After earning his BEd in Junior Education, Gwangho started his teaching career at KIS, Jeju. Gwangho joined NLCS Jeju in August 2014 as a Korean Language teacher in the Junior School. Previously, he has been the Assistant Housemaster of Harubang House and is now the school's Community and Service coordinator.

Jun Woo (Andy) Jang

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Jun Woo (Andy) Jang

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Andy completed his Bachelor of Science (BSc) and Master of Science by Research (MSc(R)) degrees in Cellular and Molecular Medicine at the University of Bristol. He is passionate about stem cell biology and cartilage/cardiac repair. Andy enjoys swimming, hiking, as well as cooking Korean food.

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Louise Jarvis

Emotional Guidance Counsellor

Portrait of Louise Jarvis

Louise Jarvis

Emotional Guidance Counsellor

MA Counselling - Goldsmiths University London Louise has worked at NLCS Jeju since 2020. Prior to joining the School she worked as a Psychotherapist in Schools and Private Practice across London (UK). Louise enjoys playing tennis, walking, travelling and singing in the School choir. She loves living in Jeju because of the beautiful scenery, kind nature of the people and totally magical feel of the island. Louise has a particular interest in mindfulness and relaxation and she really enjoys sharing this with the students and staff to help care for their wellbeing. "I love working at NLCS Jeju because I find the students extremely engaged and responsive, in addition, my colleagues are committed and hardworking but also really fun to work alongside"

Taeyeon Kang

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Taeyeon Kang

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Taeyeon completed a Mathematics major and a Chinese Langauge and Culture Minor at The University of British Columbia in Canada. She also holds a US teaching certification. Prior to joining NLCS Jeju, she taught at international schools in Korea. Taeyeon enjoys swimming and traveling. She is excited to join the community and is looking forward to exploring Jeju Island.

Luke Lamkin

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Luke Lamkin

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Luke has been awarded a first class Bachelor of Arts (honours) degree in Dance and has recently become the recipient of the Christophersen award from De Montfort University - Leicester, UK. Luke also has four years experience training on Trinity Laban's Centre for Advanced Training scheme, a dance conservatoire in London, UK. After completing a study abroad placement in New York, USA Luke is looking forward to joining NLCS, Jeju to experience culture, community, and to inspire young people, in particular men, to get involved in dance and consider it as a serious career option.

Seungyong (Warwick) Lee

Head of HR

Seungyong (Warwick) Lee

Head of HR

Warwick has a BA Psychology from a Korean university, prior to joining NLCS Jeju he worked as a HR Manager in a broadcasting company in Seoul. Warwick enjoys living in Jeju because all his family members are happy here - he loves fishing, his wife loves gardening and his daughter loves the nature of the island. He feels that the school aims to encourage all students to take risks and try something new, and he enjoy working with jhis team at NLCS Jeju, with taking risks and trying something new everyday!

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Helen Lock

Director of Marketing (Admissions and Community Engagement)

Portrait of Helen Lock

Helen Lock

Director of Marketing (Admissions and Community Engagement)

Helen has an MA Leadership and Management from Buckinghamshire New University, a BA (Hons) Business Studies from the University of Plymouth and a Certificate in Admissions Management from AMCIS. She is working torwards a Diploma in Professional Digital Marketing through the Chartered Institute of Marketing. Prior to joining the School she was the Senior Admissions Manager at an independent school in the UK, before that she spent 14 years at a UK univeristy in a variety of roles which encompassed UK, EU and International Marketing, Recruitment, Admissions, Enrolment and international student welfare. Helen loves travelling and has enjoyed exploring Jeju and South Korea. In her spare time she likes cooking and entertaining friends, as well as dining out and trying Korean food.

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Douglas Machin

Mathematics Teacher (Assistant Vie Principal (Beyond the Curriculum))

Photo of Douglas Machin

Douglas Machin

Mathematics Teacher (Assistant Vie Principal (Beyond the Curriculum))

Doug is from the UK. After earning a BSc in Pure Mathematics and Chemistry, he went on to gain an MSc degree in Operational Research. Following a few years in London as a Management Consultant, Doug's career path moved towards education and he completed his PGCE, specialising in teaching Mathematics. Doug started his career in education in the UK and then took his first international teaching position and has never looked back. Doug has now taught internationally for 15 years in Asia and for 3 years in Africa. Alongside teaching, Doug enjoys the outdoors, specifically walking and kayaking and loves leading the 'Beyond the Classroom' programme.

Portrait of Oscar Matsell

Oscar Matsell

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Portrait of Oscar Matsell

Oscar Matsell

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Oscar has a BSc (Hons) in Biology and Psychology from Newcastle University. Oscar has previously worked as a Gap Assistant at our school on two separate 6 month terms, and has a love for both the school and the island. He enjoys exploring new places, experiencing new cultures, and taking photographs.

Dominic Ng

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Dominic Ng

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Dominic has a BA (Hons) Graphic and Media Design from the University of the Arts London and prior to joining NLCS Jeju he worked as a freelance deisgners in London. Outside of design, Dominic loves playing badminton, rock climbing, and his cat. He also enjoys music and is currently trying to learn music production and songwriting in his spare time. "Being at NLCS Jeju is an exciting opportunity to be involved in an accomplished international academic community and to experience Korea and its culture for the first time."

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Kyung Soo Park

Emotional Guidance Counsellor

Portrait of Kyung Soo Park

Kyung Soo Park

Emotional Guidance Counsellor

Kyung Soo graduated from Busan National University and Hansei University before embarking on further studies in Birmingham, England. Kyungsoo also trained and experienced a number of different aspecst of social work in counselling centers in Seoul and Kyunggi-do and currently enjoys working with our students and skilled counselling team.

Sophie Perry

Head of PE (Junior School)

Sophie Perry

Head of PE (Junior School)

Sophie Perry graduated from the University of Brighton with a BA (Hons) degree in Physical Education (QTS). Upon graduation, she worked in the South of England before venturing abroad to teach internationally. She worked in a British international school in Thailand and has held a variety of middle leadership positions, both academically and pastorally throughout her teaching career. Sophie is a keen sportswoman and was a professional footballer in England for Brighton and Hove Albion and Chelsea FC, she was a senior international for the Republic of Ireland and has played against some of the world's best players.

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Glenn Roberts

Director of Sport

Portrait of Glenn Roberts

Glenn Roberts

Director of Sport

Glenn graduated from Leeds Metropolitan University in 1997 with a Bachelor of Education degree in PE. He has taught for twenty years in two Independent Schools in West Yorkshire, England as Head of PE and Head of Sport respectively. Before starting his teaching career, he played as a Professional Cricketer for Derbyshire County Cricket Club for four seasons and also spent time playing and coaching cricket in Brisbane, Australia and Cape Town, South Africa. During his teaching career, he has led a number of overseas sports tours and ski trips and is also qualified as a cricket coach and umpire, a rugby and football referee and coach and a ski instructor. He and his wife Sarah are looking forward to teaching in an International School and meeting both pupils and staff whilst experiencing a new culture and country.

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Zainab Saleem

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Portrait of Zainab Saleem

Zainab Saleem

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Zainab has an MA Linguistics from the University of Manchester and a BA English Literature and Language from the University of Salford. Prior to joining the School, Zainab studied Linguistics and worked in various schools in Manchester. She enjoys travelling and experiencing new cultures. She likes supporting students and being part of their NLCS Jeju journey.

Jacob Sarao

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Jacob Sarao

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Jacob has a BSc (Hons) Zoology and Marine Biology with Conservation and Biodiversity. Prior to joining NLCS Jeju who worked at a biology blood donor center. Jacob loves travelling and experiencing new cultures. Jacob would like to do a postgraduate qualification in an area he is passionate about. Jacob also likes sports especially football.

Meg Shaul

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Meg Shaul

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Meg has a BA Degree in Media and Communications from the University of Liverpool. Since leaving university, Meg has worked at an after school club, and prior to that, built up 4 years of experience as a swimming teacher. Recreationally, Meg enjoys all kinds of sport, but mostly water polo and football. She also loves exploring new cultures, learning languages and meeting new people. She is excited to immerse herself in all the challenges NLCS Jeju has to offer.

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Ewan Thompson

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Portrait of Ewan Thompson

Ewan Thompson

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Ewan has a BSc (Hons) Mathematics and Statistics from the University of Bath. Before joining NLCS Jeju he worked at a quantitative investment managment firm in London. Ewan enjoys reading, football and most other sports as well as running and cycling in his free time.

Eszter Vörösvári

学习支持

Eszter Vörösvári

学习支持

Eszter has an Erasmus Mundus Master in Adapted Physical Activity from KU Leuven, Palacky University, University of Limerick and Norwegian School of Sport Sciences. After completing her joint Masters degree, she gained her teaching qualification in Special Education Needs from the University of Jyväskylä and her Professional Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis from UCSB. Prior to joining the School she was a SEN teacher in Finland and an ABA Tutor in Malta. Eszter is a lifelong learner, currently studying towards her PhD with a focus in Positive Behaviour Support. She enjoys travelling, hiking, watching movies and getting to know more about Korean culture.

Portrait of Daniel Walsh

Daniel Walsh

PE Teacher

Portrait of Daniel Walsh

Daniel Walsh

PE Teacher

Danny has a BA (Hons) degree in Sports Journalism and PGCE with PE Specialism from the University of Chester. He most recently held the position of whole school PE and Sport Science teacher at an international school in Central Asia and has worked overseas for the past eight years. He is looking forward to being a part of the extensive sporting programme at NLCS Jeju and meeting students and staff. Danny has a passion for health and fitness and various sports including football, tennis, golf and snowboarding. He is excited to explore Jeju island and experience Korean culture.

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Claire Washington

Emotional Guidance Counsellor (Boarding Mistress - Iho)

Portrait of Claire Washington

Claire Washington

Emotional Guidance Counsellor (Boarding Mistress - Iho)

Claire has a Master of Counselling from the University of Canterbury, and a Bachelor of Education and a Bachelor of Physical Education from the University of Otago in New Zealand. She has taught in Auckland, Hong Kong and Christchurch where she has been Head of Health, a House Dean and since having children, a counsellor for the last 8 years. She has three children, Kate, George and Angus. Her husband Richard also teaches at the school.

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Craig Wehrle

Director of IT

Portrait of Craig Wehrle

Craig Wehrle

Director of IT

Craig Wehrle is from Canada, has a Master’s Degree in Educational Technology from the University of British Columbia, a Bachelor of Social Science with Honours in Criminology and a minor in Sociology. His Bachelor of Education is from the University of Windsor. He is qualified to teach as an IT Specialist as well as English. He has extensive teaching experience, including teaching in the Japanese school system in Junior and Middle School, as well as teaching in Japanese universities. He has taught and served as the IT Director in international schools in Oman, Japan and Uganda. In his free time he enjoys reading and cycling around Jeju.

Daehyeok (Frank) Yang

Head of Finance

Daehyeok (Frank) Yang

Head of Finance

Daehyeok has a Bachelor's degree in Accounting and Physics. Prior to joining NLCS Jeju, Daehyeok worked at Jeju Bank and for JDC. Daehyeok was part of NLCS Jeju at its inception and contributed to its success for which he is very proud. He enjoys reading and travelling and loves living in Jeju.

Emma Yee

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Emma Yee

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Emma has an MSci degree in Applied Psychology (Clinical) from the University of Reading and has completed a placement year as a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (PWP) in the NHS in London. Emma enjoys travelling with a strong appreciation for diverse cultures and food. In her spare time, she enjoys nature walks, photography, baking, and the gym

Portrait of Gahee (Amy) Yoon

Gahee (Amy) Yoon

Learning Support (Assistant Boarding Master - Halla East)

Portrait of Gahee (Amy) Yoon

Gahee (Amy) Yoon

Learning Support (Assistant Boarding Master - Halla East)

Amy has a PGCE from the University of Nottingham, MA International Commerce from Seoul National University, MA International Relations from Peking University and a BA Chinese Studies from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Despite being new to teaching in international schools, she has substantial teaching experience of over five years in China, Korea, and Ethiopia. Amy aspires to advocate for, support and challenge neurodivergent students as a Learning Support Teacher, and to empower Sixth Form female boarding students to achieve their personal best and to develop the skills, knowledge and intellectual curiosity to prepare them for university life as an Assistant Boarding Mistress in Halla East. As reflected in her educational background, Amy is committed to lifelong learning and is excited to be completing her SENCO qualification and remaining abreast of best international practice in boarding provision and safeguarding to continue growing as an educator. In her free time, Amy enjoys travel, baking, fine dining, and binge watching Netflix. She holds a Korean passport, but as a truly global citizen, she has studied and worked abroad in the US, China, HK, Japan, Ethiopia, and Cambodia. Amy lives on Jeju with her husband who also works at NLCS Jeju and enjoys the fruits of her baking labor.