ricky-singh

Mr. Ricky Singh

Key Stage 3 & IMYC Coordinator

    • B.Sc. Sports and Exercise Science, University of Westminster, UK
    • M.Sc. Physical Education, Loughborough University, UK
    • 7 years of teaching experience; also an Award Leader for the Duke of Edinburgh
    • Associate Trainer for Fieldwork Education – IMYC
Roohi Safi

Ms. Roohi Shafi

Key Stage 4 Coordinator

  • B.A. in Law and ICT, University of East London
  • PGCE, University of East London
  • 8 years of teaching experience, including as Head of Year and receiving ‘Outstanding Teacher’ title
Mathematics Department
Chai Min Hiung

Mr. Chai Min Hiung
Head of Mathematics

  • B.Sc. (Hons) Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering, University of Malaysia Sarawak
  • CIPTT Dip, University of Cambridge
  • M.Eng., Universiti Malaya
  • 15 years teaching experience in local university and college
Steven Ovenden 2

Mr. Steven Ovenden
Second in Mathematics Department

  • B.Sc. in Computer Science, University of Hull, UK
  • PGCE in secondary mathematics, University of Leeds
  • Over 4 years of teaching experience in the UK and Malaysia
ken-kannaparan

Mr. Kanesan Kannaparan

Mathematics

  • B.Eng. (Hons) Mechanical Engineering, University of Northumbria, UK
  • M.A. Mathematics Education, Institute of Education, University of London
  • PGDE, Secondary Mathematics, University of Strathclyde, Scotland
  • 7 years of teaching experience
ruth-norman-jones

Ms. Ruth Louise Norman-Jones

Mathematics

  • B.A. (Hons) Sport Studies, Maths and Education, 2:1 University of Wolverhampton, UK
  • PGCE, Physical Education and Mathematics, Bath University, UK
  • 19 years of teaching experience internationally, including as Key Stage Coordinator in HIS
Simon Hamilton

Mr. Simon Hamilton
Mathematics

  • Master in Teaching and Learning, Mathematics, University of Chester, UK
  • PGCE (Mathematics)
  • 6 years of teaching experience in the UK
  • Prior to teaching, he was a cryptographic engineer for the UK Ministry of Defense
siti-zaleha

Ms. Siti Zaleha

Mathematics (Accredited Cambridge Tainer)

  • B.Sc. (Hons.) Applied Science – Geology, National University of Malaysia
  • Cambridge International Diploma for Teachers & Trainers (CIDTT )- with distinction
  • Master of Teaching & Learning (Specialisation in Mathematics), Taylor’s University Lakeside Campus, Malaysia
  • Currently pursuing a PhD program in Mathematics Education
  • 9 years of experience teaching KS3-4 CIE IGCSE Mathematics in international schools.
ananthan-seluerajah

Mr. Ananthan Seluerajah

Mathematics

  • B.Eng. Mechatronic, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Currently pursuing postgraduate programme in education
  • 10 years of teaching experience
Crystlyn Hng

Ms. Crystlyn Hng Sher May
Mathematics

  • B.Eng., Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia
  • Cambridge International Certificate in Teaching and Learning(CICTL)
  • Currently completing her Cambridge International Diploma in Teaching and Learning (CIDTL)
  • Over 9 years of teaching experience in another international school
pauline-mok

Ms. Pauline Mok

Mathematics

  • B.Sc. (Hons) Education, University Putra Malaysia
  • M.Ed. Curriculum and Instruction (majoring in Mathematics), University Putra Malaysia
  • Over 7 years of teaching experience, including as Academic Supervisor, Exam Officer and Perfect Coordinator in both private and international school.
tong-wen-hong

Mr. Tong Wen Hong

Mathematics

  • B.Sc. (First Class) Information Technology – Computer Science Specialisation, Sunway University, Malaysia
  • PGCE (International) with University of Nottingham, UK
  • Several years of tutoring experience
Musa Kalif Abdi

Mr. Musa Kalif Abdi
Mathematics

  • B.Sc. Mathematics, Queen Mary University, UK
  • PGCE Secondary Education, Goldsmith University of London, UK
  • 3 years of teaching experience having worked as a math teacher and a form tutor at a school in London
Jennifer Jane Acquaye

Ms. Jennifer Acquaye
Mathematics

  • B.A. Economics with German, University of Nottingham, UK
  • PGCE Secondary Education, Goldsmith University of London, UK
  • TESOL, Trinity College, UK
  • 10 years of teaching experience having taught math and holding the role as Second in Department in an academy in London. Mentored a number of NQT students.
Science Department
margaret-walsh

Ms. Margaret Walsh

Head of Science

Chemistry / Biology

  • B.Sc. Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Compounds, University of College Cork, Ireland
  • PGCE, Chemistry with Science, Swansea Metropolitan University, Wales
  • 6 years of teaching experience internationally
manmeet-kaur

Ms. Manmeet Kaur

Second in Science Department

Physics

  • B.A. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
  • Cambridge International Certificate in Teaching and Learning (CICTL)
  • Over 10 years of teaching experience in Physics, Chemistry, Maths and Add Maths
elaine-thong

Ms. Elaine Thong

Chemistry

  • B.Sc. Applied Chemistry, University of Malaya, Malaysia
  • M.Sc. Chemistry, University of Malaya, Malaysia
  • Cambridge International Certificate in Teaching and Learning (CICTL)
  • 12 years of teaching experience in college and university
Diana Thomas

Ms. Diana Tommas

Chemistry

  • B.Sc. Applied Chemistry, University of Malaya, Malaysia
  • M.Sc. Analytical Chemistry and Instrumental Analysis, University of Malaya, Malaysia
  • 10 years of teaching experience
Matt Wells 2

Mr. Matthew Wells
Chemistry

  • B.Sc (Hons) in Chemistry, University of York, UK
  • PGCE (Secondary) in Science, University of York, UK
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Management Science (Education), Anglia Ruskin University, UK
  • Over 20 years of teaching experience in the UK, Asia and the Middle East
Rupneet Kaur

Ms. Rupneet Kaur
Chemistry

  • B.Ed., Major in Science, Punjab University Chandigarh, India
  • B.Sc., Major in Biology and Chemistry, Punjab University Chandigarh, India
  • M.Sc. (Hons), Major in Biology, Punjab University Chandigarh, India
  • 13 Years of experience in teaching Biology and Chemistry at various international schools
  • Aside from Homeroom teacher, also held school positions such as School Coordinator, Head of Department, Summer Camp Coordinator, and Leadership Camp Coordinator
mark-jones

Mr. Mark Jones

Biology

  • B.A. (Hons) Sport Studies & Biomedicine, University of Wolverhampton, UK
  • PGCE, Secondary in Physical Education and Science, De Montfort University, UK
  • Duke of Edinburgh (Sports Coaching) Instructor and Assessor
  • 17 years of teaching experience
felicia-simone

Dr. Felicia Simone Paulraj

Biology

  • B.Sc. Biomedical Science, University of Adelaide, Australia
  • B.Sc. (Hons) Medical Biosciences,
  • Monash University in Malaysia
  • PhD Medicine (focusing on cancer research), Monash University in Malaysia
  • Cambridge International Certificate in Teaching and Learning (CICTL)
  • 3 years of lecturing experience
Balachandran

Mr. Balachandran Palaniandy

Biology

  • B.Sc. in Microbiology, University Malaya, Malaysia
  • Master’s in Science Education from Sultan Idris Education University, Malaysia
  • Taught Biology for 12 years at a reputable college and his writing on Problem Based Learning was published in 2016
  • Coaches students for university placement and has record in guiding them to top universities around the world
Say Hui Chin

Ms. Say Hui Chin

Physics

  • B.Sc. with Education (Hons) in Physics and Mathematics, University of Malaya, Malaysia
  • Cambridge International Certificate for Teaching and Learning (CICTL)
  • Over 11 years of teaching experience as a lecturer at colleges and as a physics teacher at school. Has experience in teaching A-Level and AUSMAT physics and mathematics
chai-min-hiung

Mr. Chai Min Hiung

Physics

  • B.Sc. (Hons) Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering, University of Malaysia Sarawak
  • CIPTT Dip, University of Cambridge
  • M.Eng., University of Malaya
  • 15 years of teaching experience in college and university
Dr Premalatha Pakirisamy

Dr. Premalatha Pakirisamy

Science

  • PhD in Soil Microbiology and Biofertilisers, Universiti Putra Malaysia
  • Over 10 years of teaching experience
Prianka Sedov 2

Ms. Prianka Sedov

Science

  • B.Sc. (Hons) in Chemistry, University College London
  • M.Sc. in Analytical Chemistry from Birkbeck College, University of London
  • PGCE in Post Compulsory Education, The Institute of Education, University of London
  • Last teaching post was at an international school as a Chemistry Teacher and Housemaster for 4 years
nadia-halim

Ms. Nadia Halim

Science

  • Master in Mechanical Engineering, Imperial College London
  • Cambridge International Certificate in Teaching & Learning (CICTL) with distinction
  • Extensive operational and executive roles while working in PETRONAS eg. Facilities and Project engineer, E.A. for Senior Vice President.
  • Over 2 years of experience coaching project engineers.
  • Over 3 years of teaching experience in Secondary Science and Physics
Paul Lau 2

Mr. Paul Lau
Science

  • B.Sc. First Class in Biotechnology, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Cambridge International Certificate for Teaching and Learning (CICTL)
  • 19 years of experience teaching Malaysian and international curriculums, with the last 8 years in senior management.
Ivan Tai 2

Mr. Ivan Tai
Science

  • B.Sc. Biological Sciences and Earth Sciences, Brock University, Canada
  • M.Sc. Biological Sciences, Brock University, Canada
  • 10 years of teaching experience
Mohd Nasirali

Mr. Mohd Nasirali Saiyadali
Science

  • B.A. in Education, University of Roehampton, UK
  • Over 5 years of teaching experience in IB science, maths and digital design
Musa Kalif Abdi

Mr. Musa Kalif Abdi
Science

  • B.Sc. Mathematics, Queen Mary University, UK
  • PGCE Secondary Education, Goldsmith University of London, UK
  • 3 years of teaching experience having worked as a math teacher and a form tutor at a school in London.
Subbashini

Dr. Subbashini Sekar Chandran
Science

  • Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery with first class honours from University of Aberdeen, UK
  • Cambridge International Award in Teaching and Learning (CIATL)
  • Prior to teaching, Dr Subba served with the Ministry of Health Malaysia as a medical doctor
English Department
chan-siew-yen

Ms. Chan Siew Yen

Head of Department

  • B.Ed. (Hons) TESL, University of Malaya, Malaysia
  • M.A. English Literature, University of Malaya, Malaysia
  • Diploma of Christian Ministry, Faith Bible College, New Zealand
  • Cambridge International Certificate for Teaching and Learning (CICTL)
  • Over 12 years of teaching experience in New Zealand and Malaysia
Ebon Trenchfield

Mr. Ebon Trenchfield
Second in Department

  • B.A. Journalism, Middlesex University, UK
  • Diploma in English, Barnfield College, UK
  • PGCE, University of Bedfordshire, UK
  • Published contributor with Cambridge University Press
  • 7 years of teaching experience – 3 years teaching English and PE in the UK; 4 years in an international school in Malaysia where he served as the Head of the English Dept.
Annie Khaw

Ms. Annie Khaw

English

  • B.A. in Media Studies and English, University of Malaya, Malaysia
  • M.ESL, University of Malaya, Malaysia
  • Cambridge International Diploma in Teaching and Learning (CIDTL) with distinction
  • 11 years of teaching and lecturing experience at HIS, HELP University and language centres
lydia-sundaramutty

Ms. Lydia Sundaramutty

English

  • B.Ed. TESL, University of Malaya
  • Cambridge International Certificate in Teaching and Learning (CICTL)
  • 15 years of teaching experience, including as Head of Academic and Assessment in an international school
Amy Singh

Ms. Amy Singh
English

  • B.A. in English and Drama, Manchester University, UK
  • PGCE, Liverpool Hope University, UK
  • Over 10 years of teaching experience, most recently as the Head of English at an international school
mabel-poon

Ms. Mabel Poon

English

  • B.A. (Hons) English Literature, University of Malaya, Malaysia
  • M.A. English Literature, University of Malaya, Malaysia
  • Cambridge International Certificate in Teaching and Learning (CICTL)
  • 16 years of teaching experience in international schools and universities
MARIE-ANNE THIANG

Ms. Marie-Anne Thiang

English

  • B.Ed. in TESL (First Class Honours) with HELP University, Malaysia
  • CELTA certification from the British Council.
  • Taught at the British Council and at an IGCSE centre since 2016, as well as served as president and vice-president in the TESL student council
Alissa Roslan

Ms. Alissa Roslan

English

  • Bachelor of Journalism, University of Sourh Australia, Adelaide
  • M.Ed. specialising in TESL, Univeristi Teknologi MARA
  • 10 years of teaching experience
Jessie Tan

Ms. Jessie Tan

English

  • B.A. in TESL (First Class Honours) from HELP University, Malaysia
  • Taught in HELP University’s Literary Programme for 3 years and has several years’ experience tutoring at language centres and working as a volunteer in a school with students of special need
Louis McCarthy

Mr. Louis McCarthy

English

  • Degree in History, specialising in African and Asian history from University College London, School of African and Oriental Studies, UK
  • Currently pursuing his PGCE(i) with the University of Nottingham
  • Formerly worked in publishing and is an experienced tutor for English and History in France and the UK
Abigail Mary

Ms. Abigail Mary
English/ESL

  • B.Ed. in Language and Literature, Universiti Tun Abdul Razak, Malaysia
  • M.Ed. in English Language, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
  • 8 years of experience on teaching ESL, English and EAL in an international school in Penang.
stella-wong

Ms. Stella Wong Pei Tiean

ESL

  • B.A. Psychology, Upper Iowa University, USA
  • M.Ed. (Teaching and Learning), HELP University, Malaysia
  • 12 years of teaching experience in a local school
Mandarin Department
charmaine-lim-soo-ching

Ms. Charmaine Lim

Head of Mandarin

  • B.A. Media Studies and Public Relations, University of Malaya, Malaysia
  • Diploma in Teaching, Beijing Normal University, China
  • 14 years of tutoring and teaching experience in international schools
Irene Tsen

Ms. Irene Tsen

Mandarin

  • B.A. Mass Communication, University Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia
  • Diploma in Education, New Era College, Malaysia
  • Over 10 years of teaching experience with more than 5 years as a homeroom teacher and a Year Group Leader in another international school.
lee-boon-keat

Mr. Lee Boon Keat

Mandarin

  • M.A. Chinese Literature, Zhejiang University, China
  • Dip. Education, CIDTL, Cambridge English for Life, Malaysia
  • 6 years of teaching experience
Hong Wai Bing 3

Ms. Hong Wai Bing

Mandarin

  • B.A. Chinese Studies, National Taiwan Normal University
  • M.A. Chinese Studies, Universiti Malaya
  • Over 20 years of teaching experience
victor-tseng-li

Mr. Victor Tseng Li

Mandarin

  • B.A. (Hons) Tourism Management and Engineering, Universite De Toulouse Le Mirail, France
  • Currently pursuing Cambridge International Diploma in Teaching and Learning (CIDTL)
  • 7 years of teaching experience; also a qualified basketball coach
anny-tang-hui-lan

Ms. Anny Tang Hui Lan

Mandarin

  • B.A. Digital Content and Applied Design, Southern Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
  • Diploma in Graphic Design, Malaysia
  • Cambridge International Certificate in Teaching and Learning(CICTL)
  • 5 years of teaching experience in Confucian Private Secondary School (Malaysia) and Southern Taiwan University
  • 20 years of working experience in Art and Design industry
Bahasa Malaysia Department
dessy-jamaluddin

Ms Dessy Jamaluddin

Head of Bahasa Malaysia (Accredited Cambridge Trainer)

  • B.A. in English Studies (Hons) TESL, Wawasan Open University, Malaysia
  • Cped_Education Certificate, Plymouth University, United Kingdom
  • Cambridge International Award of Teaching & Learning (CIATL)
  • Diploma in Management Accounting, Stamford College, Malaysia
  • Currently pursuing Master of Education in leadership and management in UITM Malaysia
  • 14 years of teaching experience in private schools and International school
NUR ANIS FARIHA

Ms. Nur Ainis Farihah
Bahasa Malaysia/ Agama

  • Bachelor of Malay Studies (Malay Language) from University of Malaya, Malaysia,
  • Sijil Tinggi Agama Malaysia from SMU (A) Maahad Muhammadi (P), Kota Bahru, Malaysia
vanitha-jayabalan

Ms. Vanitha Jayabalan

Bahasa Malaysia

  • B.A. Malay Language and Linguistics, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Certificate in Introduction to Cambridge Primary, University of Cambridge
  • 6 years of teaching experience
rabiatul-abdul-razak

Ms.Rabi’atul Abdul Razak
Bahasa Malaysia

  • Bachelor of Human Sciences (Hons) in English Language and English Literature, International Islamic University Malaysia
  • Master in English as a Second Language, Universiti Malaya, Malaysia
  • 5 years of teaching experience
European Languages Department
Claire Cuthbert

Ms. Claire Cuthbert
Head of Department

  • M.A. French (Hons), University of St Andrew, UK
  • PGDE, University of Edinburgh, U.K
  • CELTA, Randolph School of English
  • TESMC, Government of South Australia
  • Over 8 years of teaching experience in various international schools locally and globally
andres-jose-ortega-martinez

Mr. Andres Jose Ortega Martinez

Spanish

  • B.A. Philosophy, Valencia University, Spain
  • M.A. Contemporary Philosophical Thought, Valencia University, Spain
  • Teacher Training Course, Valencia University, Spain
  • Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language (FPELE), Cervantes Institute, Spain
  • Cambridge International Certificate in Teaching and Learning(CICTL)
  • 4 years of teaching experience internationally
Veronique 2

Ms. Veronique Paczka
French

  • Bachelor’s degree, Intercontinental Univeristy, Mexico City
  • Teachers’ Diploma, Angloamericano De Coyoacan, Mexico City
  • Cambridge International Certificate in Teaching and Learning(CICTL)
  • Diploma in Studies of French Language DELF B1
  • Worked internationally in Mexico, Albania and the Solomon Islands
miren-nekane

Ms. Miren Nekane
Spanish

  • B.A. Humanities and Communications, University of Deusto, Spain
  • International Programme, the Ibero-American University, Mexico
  • Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language (FPELE), International House, Mexico
  • Cambridge International Certificate in Teaching and Learning(CICTL)
  • 4 years of teaching experience internationally
Performing Arts Department
james-degazio

Mr. James DeGazio

Drama

  • B.A. Theatre, Dalhousie University, Canada
  • Graduate Certificate, The Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts
  • Postgraduate Cert. Education, City and Guilds
  • Member of:
    -The British Academy of Dramatic Combat
    -The British Academy of Stage and Screen Combat
  • 25 years in the performing arts industry
Amy Singh

Ms. Amy Singh
Drama

  • B.A. in English and Drama, Manchester University, UK
  • PGCE, Liverpool Hope University, UK
  • Over 10 years of teaching experience, most recently as the Head of English at an international school
Chew Yi Tien

Ms. Chew Yi Tien
Music

  • B.Sc. in Music (Hons), Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
  • M.Sc. in Music, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Licentiate and Associate Diplomas, Trinity College, London
  • 14 years of teaching experience and prior to joining HIS, served as Head of Music in another international school in Malaysia
Zailan Razak

Mr. Zailan Razak
Music

  • B. Music, Cornell College, Iowa, USA
  • M. Music, University of Arizona, USA
  • Well-known multi-instrumentalist and music producer who has worked with many distinguished artistes including Sister Sledge, Syafinaz, Sheila Majid, Michael Veerapan and Kris Dayanti.
  • 30 years of teaching experience
Design Technology & Art Department
Gurpreet Bansal

Ms. Gurpreet Bansal 

Design Technology and Art Coordinator

  • B.A. in Fashion and Knitwear Design, Nottingham University, UK
  • NVQ Professional Cookery
  • QTS status with Kingston University Graduate Teacher Programme
  • More than 7 years of teaching experience with the last 6 years at a school in London as a Deputy Head of Department.
kevin-soertsz

Mr. Kevin Soertsz

Design & Technology

  • B.A. Graphic Design, Lim Kok Wing University of Creative Technology, Malaysia
  • B.A. Professional Design (Visual Communications), Curtin University, Australia
  • Cambridge International Dip. in Teachers’ Training
  • IB Diploma, International Baccalaureate Organisation, Saudi Arabia
  • 8 years of teaching experience
keith-soertsz

Mr. Keith Soertsz

Design & Technology

  • B.A. Graphic Design, Curtin University, Australia
  • MBA in Multimedia Management
  • IB Diploma, International Baccalaureate Organisation, Saudi Arabia
  • Cambridge International Certificate in Teaching and Learning (CICTL)
  • 4 years of teaching experience
RICHARD SYKES

Mr. Richard Sykes

Design & Technology

  • PGCE in Design & Technology (DT) and Science, University of Manchester, UK
  • Qualified Architect in the UK
  • Teaching experience of over 25 years within British Schools, also served as an educational consultant for DT and ICT, publishing materials relating to Design & Technology and ICT for the UK National Curriculum, ICT training materials for teachers and provided training within schools
Jessica Ching 2

Ms. Jessica Ching

Art

  • Dip. Arts (Fine Art), Dasein Academy of Arts, Malaysia
  • Dip. Montessori Education, Montessori World Education Institute (MWEI), U.S.A
  • M.Ed., Wawasan Open University (ongoing)
  • About 4 years of experience in developing and teaching art and design syllabus for primary to IGCSE level in 2 other international schools in KL.
Noel

Mr. Karunajanan Noel

Art

  • Degree in Fashion Design from the prestigious European Institution, Paris American Academy
  • Currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Design Management in Kuala Lumpur
  • Taught for 11 years from elementary to tertiary levels, 4 years of which were in the IGCSE Art & Design Curriculum
  • As a French-trained fashion and creative designer, he has worked in India, Cambodia and Malaysia
Physical Education (PE) Department
Hannah Budge

Ms. Hannah Budge
Head of Physical Education and Sports

  • B.Sc Sport and Exercise Science, De Monfort University, UK
  • PGCE Physical Education, Chiltern Training Group, University of Bedfordshire, UK
  • 9 years of experience with 4 years in another international school as a Head of Physical Education and Sport.
mark-dowson

Mr. Mark Dawson
Student Events and Sports Team Coordinator

  • B.Sc. in Psychology with Sport Science, University of Hull, UK
  • M.Sc. in Psychology with Sport Science, Loughborough University, UK
  • NCFE Level 3 Award in Diet and Nutrition
  • 7 years of teaching experience; holds awards for football and futsal coaching
ricky-singh

Mr. Ricky Singh

Physical Education and Sports

    • B.Sc. Sports and Exercise Science, University of Westminster, UK
    • M.Sc. Physical Education, Loughborough University, UK
    • 7 years of teaching experience; also an Award Leader for the Duke of Edinburgh
    • Associate Trainer for Fieldwork Education – IMYC
Claire Rushton 2

Ms. Claire Rushton

Physical Education and Sports

  • B.Sc.(Hons) Sport & Exercise (Applied Sport Science)
  • PGCE (QTS), University of Chester, UK
  • Coaching qualifications:
    Rock-it-ball level 2, Athletics level 1, Badminton level 1, High five netball level 1, Swimming level 1, Tennis level 1, Ultimate Frisbee level 1, Volleyball level 1
  • 5 years of teaching experience in schools in the UK and in Malaysia.
Eddin

Mr. Muhammad Eddin Missuan

Physical Education and Sports

  • Bachelor in Sports Science Education, University Technology of MARA UiTM, Malaysia
  • Has 3.5 years of experience in leading the PE department and curricular activities, mainly coaching football, badminton & ultimate frisbee
EdTech Department
matt-oshea

Mr. Matthew O’Shea

ICT

  • B.Sc. Business Information Systems, University College Cork, Ireland
  • M.Sc. eBusiness and Information Systems, Michael Smurfit School of Business UCD, Ireland
  • PGCE in ICT, UK
  • 10 years of teaching experience – The John Wallis Academy Kent UK (3 years), International School Seychelles (2 years) and HIS (5 years)
Roohi Safi

Ms Roohi Shafi

ICT

  • B.A. in Law and ICT, University of East London
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Education, University of East London
  • 8 years of teaching experience, including as Head of Year and receiving ‘Outstanding Teacher’ title
Ungku Ismith Syafiq

Mr. Ungku Ismith Syafiq
ICT

  • BComp.Sc. Multimedia Computing, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia
  • Dip. in Computer Science, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia
  • Diploma Special Programme (Forensic Studies), San Jose, California, USA
  • M.Sc. Occupational Safety and Health Management, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Professional Development Qualification (PDQ) & Cambridge International Certificate in Teaching and Learning (CICTL)
  • Software Developer/ Engineer in the Software Industry
  • Lecturer and Head of Academic Department at a local college
jamie-roy-speakman

Mr. Jamie Speakman

Learning Innovation Coordinator

  • B.A (Hons.) Media, Communication and Culture, Lincoln University
  • PGCE (International), Nottingham University, UK
  • 6 years of teaching experience internationally
andres-jose-ortega-martinez

Mr. Andres Jose Ortega
Learning Innovation Coach

  • B.A. Philosophy, Valencia University, Spain
  • M.A. Contemporary Philosophical Thought, Valencia University, Spain
  • Teacher Training Course, Valencia University, Spain
  • Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language (FPELE), Cervantes Institute, Spain
  • Cambridge International Certificate in Teaching and Learning(CICTL)
  • 4 years of teaching experience internationally
Amy Singh

Ms. Amy Singh
Learning Technologies Coach

  • B.A. in English and Drama, Manchester University, UK
  • PGCE, Liverpool Hope Univerity, UK
  • Over 10 years of teaching experience, most recently as the Head of English at an international school
Jessica Ching 2

Ms. Jessica Ching
Learning Innovation Coach

  • Dip. Arts (Fine Art), Dasein Academy of Arts, Malaysia
  • Dip. Montessori Education, Montessori World Education Institute (MWEI), U.S.A
  • M.Ed. Wawasan Open University (ongoing)
  • About 4 years of experience in developing and teaching art and design syllabus for primary to IGCSE level in 2 other international schools in KL
Humanities Department
Matthew Koh

Mr. Matthew Koh

Head of Humanities Department

  • Dip. of Law, KDU (University of Tasmania), Malaysia
  • M.A. Communication, LimKokWing University, Malaysia
  • PGCE (i), University of Nottingham, UK
  • 5 years of experience in 2 other international schools before HIS and was Head of Global Perspectives and Coordinator and Exams Officer.
alex-leong

Mr. Alexander Leong

Global Perspectives

  • B.Sc. Philosophy and Journalism/Advertising, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, USA
  • 3 years of tutoring and teaching experience
Holly William

Ms. Holly Williams

Humanities

  • B.A. English, Film Studies and History, University of Cape Town, South Africa
  • PGCE in English and History, University of Cape Town, South Africa
  • Cambridge International Award in Teaching and Learning (CIATL)
  • 12 years of teaching experience, having taught English and History at colleges in Malaysia and South Africa
  • Head of Subject and Head of Department in previous schools
  • Certificate in School Leadership and Management from Harvard University (ongoing)

 

 

 

 

PAUL ALAN WILSON

Mr. Paul Wilson

Humanities

  • PGCE, Keele University, UK
  • Master’s degree in International Relations, Lancaster University, UK
  • With over 20 years of experience in international teaching including countries as diverse as Kenya, Spain and the UAE
  • Experienced in the provision of Model United Nations as a CCA, taking student delegates to many conferences around Malaysia and to The Hague, Netherlands
matt-oshea

Mr. Matthew O’Shea

Economics/IT & Computing

  • B.Sc. Business Information Systems, University College Cork, Ireland
  • M.Sc. eBusiness and Information Systems, Michael Smurfit School of Business UCD, Ireland
  • PGCE in ICT, UK
  • 10 years of teaching experience – The John Wallis Academy Kent UK (3 years), International School Seychelles (2 years) and HIS (5 years)
uma-rani

Ms. Uma Rani

Business Studies/ Accounting

  • B.A. (First-Class) Business Administration, Universiti Tun Abdul Razak, Malaysia
  • Cambridge International Diploma for Teachers and Trainers
  • Master in Teaching & Learning, Taylor’s University, Malaysia
  • 10 years of teaching experience
  • Produced IGCSE Top in Malaysia Awards in Accounting & Business Studies in 2012 & 2013
Louis McCarthy

Mr. Louis McCarthy

Humanities

  • Degree in History, specialising in African and Asian history from University College London, School of African and Oriental Studies, UK
  • Currently pursuing his PGCE(i) with the University of Nottingham
  • Formerly worked in publishing and is an experienced tutor for English and History in France and the UK
Elaine Tay

Ms. Elaine Tay
Accounting/Business Studies

      • University of Melbourne graduate
      • Member of the Australian CPA (Certified Practising Accountants)
      • Taught in several international schools in Malaysia (accounting, mathematics and commerce to Key Stage 3 and 4 students); prior work experience as an auditor with BDO Malaysia.
Aggie Chua

Ms. Aggie Chua Chiao Chung
Accounting

  • BAcc, RMIT Melbourne, Australia
  • Over 7 years of teaching and supporting students experience. Had other work experience in tax consultancy, travel and tourism, insurance services and management.
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Ms. Caris Liew 

Economics

  • B.A. (First Class) in Economics, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia
  • Cambridge International Certificate in Teaching and Learning (CICTL)
  • 10 years of lecturing experience at various universities
Natalie Loh

Ms. Natalie Loh
Economics

  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, University of Nebraska, Lincoln USA
  • M.A. in Economics, University of Nebraska, Lincoln USA
  • With about 13 years of teaching experience, including lecturing and tutoring Economics and Communications at several Malaysian colleges
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Ms. Stella Wong 
Humanities / ESL

  • B.A. Psychology, Upper Iowa University, USA
  • M.Ed. (Teaching and Learning), HELP University, Malaysia
  • 12 years of teaching experience in a local school
Student Support
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Ms. Stephanie Cheah

School Counsellor

      • B.A. Psychology, University of Queensland, Australia
      • M. Counseling, HELP University, Malaysia
      • 9 years of experience with various organisations involving teens
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Ms. Fatima Anne Sebastian

School Counsellor

      • B. Ed (TEFL) Queensland University of Technology, Australia
      • M. Counselling, HELP University, Malaysia
      • 7 years of experience in local schools and a tertiary institution
Yap Hui Ling

Ms. Yap Hui Ling

School Counsellor

  • B.A. in Psychology, California State University, US
  • M.Counselling, HELP University, Malaysia
  • 5 years of counselling experiences with various organisations involving children, teens and young adults
  • Currently pursuing a course towards being a certified practitioner in therapeutic play skills (Play Therapy International, UK)
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Ms. Lydia Sundaramutty

Enrichment Coordinator (Secondary)

  • B.Ed. TESL, University of Malaya
  • Cambridge International Certificate in Teaching and Learning (CICTL)
  • 15 years of teaching experience, including as Head of Academic and Assessment in an international school
Rachel Barrel

Ms. Rachel Barrell

SEN Coordinator

  • B. Ed. (Hons) in Science with Primary Initial Teacher Education
  • M.A. in Education, both gained at the University of Worcester, UK
  • Awarded a National Teaching Fellowship by the UK’s Higher Education Academy in 2017
  • Over 20 years of experience in education, leading and teaching on pedagogy, SEN and PSHE, including developing a SEN pathway for the undergraduate programme at the University of Worcester, UK, and was the lead facilitator for the SEN network in the West Midlands region, UK
  • Published works ranging from co-authoring a book on Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing in Primary Schools for SAGE Publications to a feature in the UK’s Guardian newspaper on working with students, SEN and Teacher Training
  • Worked with the University of Reading, Malaysia, on an action research project looking at high impact pedagogies to promote intercultural student engagement
  • Shortlisted for the Times Higher Education Awards for ‘Outstanding Support for Students’ in 2015
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Ms. Rosemary Shamani Joseph

SEN

  • B.A. in Business Administration, Atlantic University, USA
  • Dip in Learning Disorders Management and Child Psychology, College of Allied Educators, Malaysia
  • Masters in Teaching and Learning, HELP University, Malaysia
  • 5 years experience, including 1 year at Kiwanis Down Syndrome Foundation
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Ms. Nameeta Annand Raj

SEN

  • B. Psych (Hons), HELP University, Malaysia
  • High Distinction for the Certificate in Dyscalculia and Numeracy Teaching, from the Dyslexia Association of Singapore (DAS) Academy
  • Trained Orton-Gillingham Practitioner
  • 9 years of experience in teaching, curriculum development and SEN
Catriona Albela

Ms. Catriona Albela 

SEN

  • B.Sc. Psychology, Bemidji State University, USA
  • M.Sc. Psychology of Child and Adolescent Development, York St John University, UK
  • Over 8 years experience in various educational institutions
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Mr. Tanuj Mahesan

SEN

      • B.Psych (Hons), HELP University, Malaysia
      • M.Sc. Developmental Psychology with Education, University College London, Institute of Education, London
      • 6 years of experience, including working with children with autism and was also a behavioral therapist
Kong Tse Mun

Ms. Kong Tse Mun

SEN

      • Bachelor of Psychological Science, University of South Australia
      • Certificate on Supporting Children with Difficulties in Reading and Writing, University of London
      • Over 7 years of experience in the education field, working closely with students of diverse special education and learning needs (ADD/ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Asperger’s Syndrome, delayed speech, Sturge-Weber Syndrome and non-compliant behaviour)
Adelyn Zon

Ms. Adelynn Zon Ming Yee

SEN

  • B.Sc. in Psychology, University of Nottingham, Malaysia
  • Currently pursuing M.A. in Special and Inclusive Education, University of Nottingham, Malaysia
  • 2 years of experience in a centre for special education.