I am Adenikee Munroe. I am from the sunny island of Jamaica.
I am the PYP G3 Homeroom Teacher and the CBSE G2 English Teacher this year. I previously taught at various schools in Jamaica and Japan. I have a degree in International Relations with certification in Education and Training.
I enjoy singing, reading, puzzles, and learning new things. I love to help students to overcome their challenges and shine. I look forward to an exciting learning journey with everyone.
I am Vaishali from India. I have been living in Japan since 2014. I have a bachelor’s in Zoology, 2-year Certification in environmental education, certification in Nutrition and dietetics, and master in Business Administration with a specialization in Human resources.
I have always been passionate towards teaching. My professional career started with teaching the underprivileged kids ( 6-10 years ) in India, with an NGO where I used to teach English to the underprivileged kids. After coming to Japan, I started teaching English to kindergarten children in Jidoukan, in addition to conducting private tutoring classes online. Along with enhancing my Japanese language skill, I took up an assignment as a kindergarten teacher in a school. Parallelly, I started online science exploration classes for kids ( 6-10 ) wherein I used different tools and techniques to keep the children enthusiastic about learning.
My way of teaching would me more interactive type. My aim is to bring out the students’ ideas and use interesting activities to ignite their imagination to peak levels and which will help them in finally choosing the right career ultimately where they will excel.
I am Parinitha Padmanabhan. I have completed Computer Science Engineering in my undergraduate and went on to pursue a Masters in Business Administration specializing in International Business. I am from Chennai, India and moved to Tokyo 7 years back. I have 3 years of teaching experience to Primary Graders in an International School in Tokyo. I would be teaching Mathematics at SWWS.
I love watching cookery shows and gardening. I care a lot about the environment and grow a lot of plants in my home. I do my best to avoid plastics and wastage of resources. I have developed a strong passion to teach the kids and see them master the skills. I am very much looking forward to being a part of the new beginning.
Maria van Eeden was born and raised in sunny South Africa and she enjoys being outdoors playing badminton, riding her bicycle, and taking long walks. She also enjoys playing the ukelele and uses it in the classroom to teach her students some concepts and vocabulary words. She completed her B.Ed Early Childhood Development degree at the University of Pretoria and has since taught Kindergarten, Elementary school, as well as High School students. She has been privileged to teach in countries such as South Korea, Saudi Arabia, the U.A.E, and China. She has spent the past decade working at different private and International schools and loves seeing students grow in confidence on stage and in the classroom through poetry performances and songs. This is her third year being part of a PYP school and has learned how valuable the skills, concepts,and learner profiles are in the development of students as internationally-minded citizens that add value not only to their families and friends, but also the community. Maria is thrilled to be a part of Sai Sishya and has come to love every student and is eager to help them grow and mature.
My name is Margo and I will be teaching the G45 for this year. I have my bachelor`s of science in physics with a math minor and I have been teaching for four years. I started a Ph.D. in physics at UCSD before realizing that my passion was teaching, not doing research.
I enjoy reading, painting, cooking, and running. Although I read all types of books, sci-fi is my favorite.
In the morning or during free time, students are welcome to come and ask me any questions they may have about science (and other subjects too) or come and talk to me about a book they are reading!
Originally from Wisconsin, USA, I have been living in Japan since 2002. I hold a BA from The American University, Washington, DC; teaching certification from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, continuing education from Charles Sturt University, Australia; Harvard Graduate School of Education, USA; and IBO workshops for PYP. I also worked in the manufacturing sector (small engines and transmissions) developing curriculum for adult education and even managed a restaurant in Tokyo. My husband and I have two sons and a cute rescue dog, named Sniffer.
I’m Sam Prescott, and I teach the G2 class.
I’m from Arkansas in the United States. I have lived in Japan for four years around the Tokyo area. I have a bachelor’s degree in K-12 music education and a master’s in music. I have taught high school, junior high, and kindergarten classes in music and English. I joined Sai Sishya in May 2021.
My hobbies are cooking, hiking, and singing opera.
I am looking forward to exploring adventures in education!
My name is Mark Beese and I am from the UK. I am the CLS Coordinator and CLS English and Global Perspectives teacher for G6-7.
I have an honors degree in Education from the University of the West of England and have twenty years of experience working in education, specializing in Primary English.
I have worked in primary and special needs schools in the UK and public and international schools here in Japan. I have been living in Japan for 13 years and have taught English at primary, senior high, and junior college levels. I have previously written the English section for the prefectural high school entrance exam in northern Japan, was invited by the Ministry of Education to assist in the development of English education in Japan, and was featured on a weekly English radio broadcast in Ibaraki prefecture.
I am very happy and excited to be part of the Sai Sishya community and I hope to be able to use my experience to help students reach their full potential and enjoy their studies.
I look forward to meeting you all!
My name is Servando Lopez Leon. I am from Oaxaca, Mexico. I hold a PhD and Masters degree in Electrochemistry, additionally, I am a chemical engineer.
I worked before as a scientist, engineer and professor in different countries.
Right now in SWWS, I want to share with the students my passion for science and help them at the same time to reach their daily goals.
I am Geethanjali Srinivasan. I was born and brought up in Tamil Nadu, India. I have my bachelors in Computer Science Engineering. I have completed the workshop in Making the PYP happen and am certified to teach Robotics.
I have three years of experience in teaching. I have joined as a robotics teacher at SSIS/SWWS. I am handling Social Studies as well for grade 3 in SWWS.
I am passionate about learning new skills. My hobbies are listening to music and cooking. I am really excited to work with you all and gain more experience. Hope I will get all your support.
வணக்கம் (Greetings !)
I am Hema Prakash, a native Tamil Language speaker. Basically I am an Engineering graduate and I have been learning Tamil from my childhood. I have 2 years of experience in teaching Tamil to children from Tamil Nadu but living in Tokyo. I can easily interact with the children whlle teaching them Tamil.
Being part of SWWS, I hope my innovative teaching methods will help the students learn the language easily!
My name is Shweta Gupta. I am from India. I moved to Japan in 2008. Since then I have been living in Tokyo.
I have a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a Master’s degree in Computer Applications. I have 7 years of experience in software development.
In my spare time, I like reading books, learning Japanese, watching movies, and sleeping!
I am the Senior Administrative Coordinator at SSIS/SWWS. I look forward to knowing all of you!
I am Sindhu Prasath and have been living in Tokyo for 5 years. I hold a Bachelor’s in Electronics and Communication engineering and a couple of years of experience in IT field.
I am the Accounts administrator at SSIS/SWWS and provide support with database management and accounts. Happy to support our SSIS community.
My name is Veena Tharani and you can just call me Ms. Veena. I am from Bangalore, India.
I have a Master’s Degree in HR/Finance and a degree in Political Science/ Psychology. I have 8 years of experience working as IT Service Desk Team Lead at ING Vysya Bank.
I moved to Japan about 7 years ago, I initially lived in Kanagawa-ken for about 2 years and then moved to Tokyo.
I have a lot of hobbies and interests. My favorite hobbies are cycling, reading, cooking, shopping, BBQing, and gardening.
Recently I have started working with Sai Schools as Admissions Coordinator. I am looking forward to our journey in learning many new things and meeting you all!
My name is Amy.
I am the PYP K5 homeroom teacher and the CBSE G1 English teacher.
I am from Denver, Colorado. I have been teaching IB PYP for over three years. I have my master’s degree in linguistically and culturally diverse teaching from the University of Colorado Denver.
My name is Emma Whittaker. I’m from the UK. I have a bachelor degree and a master degree in Professional Communication from Australia. Later on, I obtained a TEFL teaching license whilst living in the Netherlands. I have over 10 years of work experience in teaching. I first got into teaching when I was in Australia, it was such a great experience. That’s why I’ve decided to pursue my career in teaching. I enjoy teaching kindergarten and elementary school students very much.
Hello, I’m Kazeny O’Neill, an eager lifelong learner from South Africa. I’ve been living in Japan since September 2017, teaching students from age 2 to 85. I have myBachelors degree in Education Foundation Phase.
I am curious and interested in exploring the wonders of the world. I’m excited to get to know each of my students as we are all unique. Looking forward to meeting you.
It’s exciting to reach our potentials, let’s make it a journey working together.