OYIS Staff

At OYIS, we have some of the best international educators in Japan. Our experienced office staff are dedicated to providing a friendly and professional customer experience.

Hiroyuki Satoh

Head of school

Dwayne Primeau

Primary Programme Principal

Steve Duex

Primary Vice Principal/EAL Coordinator

Marc Mesich

Secondary Programme Principal

Monique Palmer

Secondary Vice Principal/MYP Programme Coordinator

Jamie Riddals

Diploma Programme Coordinator

William Russell

Science Teacher

Patrick Anderson

MYP Individuals and Societies/DP Tok/EE Coordinator

Patty Fawcett

Mathematics Teacher

Laura McGinty

Language Coordinator/English A Teacher

Brendan O'Leary

PYP Programme Coordinator/PYP EAL Teacher

Eric Killion

Grade 6 Teacher

Thomas Hammerlund

Grade 4 Teacher

Nicole Panoho

Grade 3 Teacher

Lauren Saito

Grade 2 Teacher

Karen Zuvich

Grade 1 Teacher

Judith Masaki

Early Childhood Coordinator/Kindergarten B Teacher

Janelle McNeill

Kindergarten A Teacher

Matthew Nunez

Preschool Teacher

Marc White

Grade 5 Teacher

Vladimir Jocic

Music Teacher
(Grades 1-9)

Tanner Nickel

Physical Education & Health Teacher

Lil Wills

School counsellor

Isidro Montes

Special Language Programmes Coordinator/PYP EAL Teacher

Morris Mandarino

Student Support Coordinator/PYP EAL Teacher

Sim Wei Evers

ECE/PYP Physical Education

Ebru Hos

Visual Arts/MYP Design

Arinobu Kimura

Japanese Language B

Chieko Fukumoto

Japanese Teacher

Chiaki Hasegawa

Japanese Teacher

Yumi Yoshida

Japanese Teacher

Eleanor Chen

Librarian/Activities Coordinator

Natnael Petros

Grades 2 & 3 Teaching Assistant

Sarah Son

Grade 1 Teaching Assistant

Naoko Takizawa

Lead EC & Kindergarten B Teacher Assistant

Miyuki Iwamoto

Kindergarten A Teaching Assistant

Yuka Tanaka

Preschool Teaching Assistant

Kiyokazu Shoji

Director of operations

Kaoru Saito

Office Manager & Admissions Coordinator

Keiko Kawamura

Office staff

Yoko Hatayama

Office staff

Ayako Muramoto

Office staff

Riko Otsubo

Office staff

Yuki Toyoda

Office staff

Miki Komura

Office staff

Yoshiko Shiono

Office staff
(Grades 7-9 Support)

James Fraser

It Director

Eriko Wada

Office staff

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