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Kristine Stamp-Jerabek, High School Principal and Academic Head

Kristine Stamp-Jerabek is from the United States and has lived in Georgia, Minnesota, Florida, Texas, and Wisconsin. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English Literature from the University of North Texas, a master’s degree in Special Education and Linguistics from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, a Texas 6-12 Secondary Teaching License in English, and a Texas K-12 Principal License. Kristine was a founding member of KISJ in 2011.


I think everyone should read… Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White, a simple story of friendship that shows how small things can make a big difference in someone’s life.

Outside of school, I most enjoy… exploring.

I’m inspired by… poetry. In the words of Walt Whitman, “Be curious and not judgmental.”

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Colleen Boyett, Associate Principal and AP Coordinator

Colleen Boyett is from Florida, most recently Fort Myers. She holds a Certificate in Arabic from the U.S. Army’s Defense Language Institute, bachelor’s and master’s degrees in History from the University of West Florida, and a doctorate in History from Florida State University. Colleen joined KISJ in 2015.


I think everyone should read… The Enigma of Arrival by V.S. Naipaul.

Outside of school, I most enjoy… reading good books, visiting unusual museums, and viewing stunning seaside vistas.

I’m inspired by… people who are authentic, joyful, and curious about the world around them.

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Ben Wilkins, Associate Principal

Ben Wilkins is from Indianapolis, Indiana. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance, a Master of Arts in Teaching, and is currently undertaking coursework for a licensure in Building Level Administration. Ben joined KISJ in 2013.


I think everyone should read… The Snow Leopard by Peter Matthiessen.

Outside of school, I most enjoy… playing squash with friends, traveling with my wife, eating good food and listening to good music while watching sports and reading a good book.

I’m inspired by… the unknown.

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Diana Abukazam, Counselor (Grade 12)

Diana Abukazam is from Los Angeles. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from UCLA, a master’s degree in Education, Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Phoenix, and a master’s degree in Counseling with a PPS (School Counseling) Credential from Loyola Marymount University. Diana is in her fifth year of being an undergraduate Admissions Reader for UCLA, and joined KISJ in 2015.


I think everyone should read… The Philosophy Gym: 25 Short Adventures in Thinking by Stephen Law, A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future by Daniel Pink, and The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce.

Outside of school, I most enjoy… riding my bike along the coast and hiking the mountains of Jeju.

I’m inspired by… the love, beauty, nature, and motivated people around me.

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Lloyd Baker, AP Physics II and Calculus BC

Lloyd Baker is from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Physics from the University of British Columbia, and joined KISJ in 2015.


I think everyone should read… The Disappearing Spoon by Sam Kean—one of the best books I have read for a down-to-earth explanation of the chemical elements and the periodic table.

Outside of school, I most enjoy… scuba diving, physical fitness, reading and most important, my family.

I’m inspired by… a former colleague/friend I taught with at my previous school. Robert Jackson, an outstanding educator and model parent, was a crew member on a ninth-century Arabian dhow, the Jewel of Muscat, making a four-month voyage from Muscat, Oman to Singapore.

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Eva Biggart, Grade 11 U.S. History and AP U.S. History, Social Studies Department Lead

Eva Biggart is from New England (mostly). She holds a bachelor’s degree in History and a master’s degree in American and New England studies. Eva joined KISJ in 2012.


I think everyone should read… anything by Bill Bryson! Truly an LOL experience.

Outside of school, I most enjoy… eating, and running because of how much I enjoy eating.

I’m inspired by… nature, Gandhi, Oprah, and my hard-working students!

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Chris Bracciano, Psychology, Economics, AP Psychology and Economics

Chris Bracciano is originally from Detroit, Michigan, but has spent most recent years in Seoul and New York City. He hold a master’s degree in Educational Psychology from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, and a bachelor’s degree in History and Sociology from Michigan State University. Chris joined KISJ in 2015.


I think everyone should read… Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell and What We Talk About When We Talk About Love by Raymond Carver.

Outside of school, I most enjoy… making music, eating delicious food, coffee, and spending time in nature.

I’m inspired by… anything that strives towards excellence, but mostly good restaurants, coffee shops, and well-planned cities.

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Amber Brenneman, Grade 9 English

Amber Brenneman is a small-town girl at heart, and calls Montana her home state. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English and Secondary Education from the University of Montana, Missoula. Amber joined KISJ in 2012.


I think everyone should read… Sea Runners and The Whistling Season by Ivan Doig, I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings and books of poetry by Maya Angelou, and for female runners who appreciate wit and inspiration, I recommend Kristen Armstrong’s writing.

Outside of school, I most enjoy… running, walking, reading, sharing coffee with friends, and hiking.

I’m inspired by… my family, New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, Glacier National Park, and learning new things.

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David Burke, High School Technology Integrator

David Burke is from Shellharbour, Australia. He holds a Bachelor of Teaching (Primary) from the University of Wollongong, and joined KISJ in 2016.


I think everyone should read… all the time! As an Elementary School teacher, I always enjoyed finding fun books to read with my class. Roald Dahl was a personal childhood favorite and it was always a pleasure to introduce his stories to my students.

Outside of school, I most enjoy… traveling to new places and planning new adventures, and watching National Rugby League and cricket.

I’m inspired by… people who think outside the square.

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Michelle Cave, High School Librarian

Michelle Cave is from Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. She holds a bachelor’s degree in International Relations and Government from the University of Queensland, a Graduate Diploma in Education from the Queensland University of Technology, a TEFL-C from Columbia University, and is currently undertaking a Graduate Diploma in Information and Library Studies at Curtin University. Michelle joined KISJ in 2014.


I think everyone should read… My Place by Sally Morgan.

Outside of school, I most enjoy… traveling and seeing new places with new experiences, photography, hiking, swimming, and playing softball.

I’m inspired by… random acts of kindness—one person can make a difference.

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Mike Daly, Biology and Astronomy

Mike Daly is from Gillingham, in the United Kingdom. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences, an Open University Teaching Accreditation, and a master’s degree in International Education (Secondary Science) from The College of New Jersey. Mike joined KISJ in 2012.


I think everyone should read… The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien, and Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes.

Outside of school, I most enjoy.. hanging out with my family, and messing about with technology.

I’m inspired by... looking up on a cloudless night. There’s a lot out there.

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John Shannon DeBaun, Grade 12 English, English Department Lead

John Shannon DeBaun was raised an Air Force brat, and has lived in California, North Dakota, North Carolina, Nebraska, and Texas. He holds a bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Texas Christian University, and a master’s degree in English Literature and Writing. John joined KISJ in 2014.


I think everyone should read… Callahan’s Cross Time Saloon by Spider Robinson,The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert A. Heinlein, Rosencrantz and Gildenstern are Dead by Tom Stoppard, The Princess Bride by William Goldman, and War for the Oaks by Emma Bull.

Outside of school, I most enjoy… exploring with my wife and daughter, watching good (and not so good) movies, and reading “brain candy.”

I’m inspired by… Ralph Waldo Emerson: “When you were born you were crying and everyone else was smiling. Live your life so at the end, you will be the one who is smiling and everyone else is crying.”

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Madalena Elshoff, English for Academic Purposes, ELL Department Lead

Madalena Elshoff is a TCK with an American passport, but has never lived anywhere for more than five years at a time. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Chinese Language and Literature from University of Hawaii at Manoa, and a master’s degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from George Mason University. Madalena joined KISJ in 2013.


I think everyone should read… Opening Minds: Using Language to Change Lives by Peter H. Johnson.

Outside of school, I most enjoy… Jeju, practicing ballet or yoga, eating out with my family, and reading to my son.

I’m inspired by… Peter Johnston’s words, “The language we use in our teaching changes the worlds children inhabit now and in the future.”

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Jessi Fisk, Grade 9 Science

Jessi Fisk is from Melbourne, Florida. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Marine Science and Biology, and joined KISJ in 2015.


I think everyone should read… Oh, The Places You’ll Go! by Dr. Seuss.

Outside of school, I most enjoy… spending time with my family; watching my daughter learn and explore the world around her; hiking, swimming, scuba diving, reading and traveling to new places.

I’m inspired by… the unknown. The pursuit of science is about questioning the world around you and seeking the unknown, and I hope to inspire this in my students at KISJ.

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Sean Fisk, Grade 10 Chemistry and AP Chemistry, Science Department Lead

Sean Fisk is from Melbourne, Florida, and grew up in upstate New York. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Marine Science from Eckerd College. Sean joined KISJ in 2015.


I think everyone should read… Cosmos by Carl Sagan. I love the way he makes his point to the layperson, without sacrificing scientific accuracy or losing anything in translation.

Outside of school, I most enjoy… being out with my wife and 2 year-old daughter doing something fun, and watching our daughter learn and grow.

I’m inspired by… the pursuit of truth; for me, that’s through scientific inquiry. Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.

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David Gagnier, Theatre

David Gagnier is from Calgary, Canada, and has been living and teaching in Korea since 2007. Dave holds a bachelor’s degree in English Literature from the University of Calgary and a Bachelor of Education and Certification in Secondary English Education from Simon Fraser University. David joined KISJ in 2016.


I think everyone should read… Letters to a Young Contrarian by Christopher Hitchens and The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. The former reminds us of the value of doubt, and the latter encourages us to keep dreaming anyway. I have learned to appreciate the balance.

Outside of school, I most enjoy… reading, riding my bike all over Korea, playing and watching soccer, and seeking good cinema and theatre.

I’m inspired by… my family, my students, and my rabbit.

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Samantha Georgi, Journalism and Writing

Samantha Georgi is from Lansing, Michigan. She holds a bachelor’s degree in History and English from Hillsdale College, and a Secondary Education certification from Michigan State University. Samantha joined KISJ in 2014.


I think everyone should read… The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien.

Outside of school, I most enjoy… singing, camping, photography, writing poems, dogs, and travel.

I’m inspired by… the night sky and Robert Frost.

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Nickolas Harris, Grade 9 Global Studies

Nickolas Harris is from Tokyo, Japan. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from UC Berkeley, and a master’s degree in International Education from The College of New Jersey. Nick joined KISJ in 2014.


I think everyone should read… How Soccer Explains the World by Franklin Foer.

Outside of school, I most enjoy… soccer. This includes watching, coaching, playing, and playing fantasy football: I come from a family of soccer coaches and coached professionally between careers in finance and teaching.

I’m inspired by… my father, Jose Mourinho, Noam Chomsky, Christopher Hitchens, Sam Harris, J.F.K., Yusuke Matsuda, Sir Alex Ferguson, Bernie Sanders, and John Dewey.

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Jon Heeran, Grade 11 Math, AP Calculus AB, Pre-Calculus, Calculus

Jon Heeren is from Fresno County, California. He holds a bachelor’s degree in History from UCLA, and a Master of Education in Mathematics from Concordia University. Jon joined KISJ in 2015.


I think everyone should read… The Tao of Physics by Fritjof Capra.

Outside of school, I most enjoy… spending time with my family, reading, watching movies, and playing basketball.

I’m inspired by… my students.

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Yeongeun Hyun, Korean Language

Yeongeun Hyun is from Jeju, Korea. She holds a Bachelor of Education in Korean Language and Literature from Jeju National University, and joined KISJ in 2016.


I think everyone should read… Tom Schulman’s screenplay for the film Dead Poets Society.

Outside of school, I most enjoy… good food and watching movies.

I’m inspired by… carpe diem, Horace’s aphorism made famous again in Dead Poets Society.

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Erin Johnson, Grade 9 English, Grade 9 Team Lead

Erin Johnson is from Fairmont, Minnesota. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English Literature, a bachelor’s degree in Political Science, a master’s degree in Children’s Literature, and a master’s degree in Education. Erin joined KISJ in 2015.


Outside of school, I most enjoy...reading, cooking, exploring, yoga, and traveling.

There are books that inspire, books that make us think, books that transport us to other worlds, and books that grab us by the hand and welcome us like old friends. Some of my favourites are… The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, and Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.

I’m inspired by… words utilized in ways that make us wonder, think, communicate, act, and appreciate; as well as the fabulous Albus Dumbledore quote, “Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic.”

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Yun Ju Kang (Ellie), Korean History

Yunju Kang is from Jeju, Korea. She holds a bachelor’s degree in History from Jeju National University, and joined KIS Jeju in 2012.


I think everyone should read… The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald.

Outside of school, I most enjoy… watching movies and going on trips.

I’m inspired by… carpe diem—seize the day!

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Suzyn Hutton Kelley, Art, AP Studio Art

Suzyn Hutton Kelley was born and raised in sunny south Florida. She started her career and family in Texas, then moved to Virginia, where she and sculptor Greg Kelley renovated a Victorian House, raised three children, and made and exhibited art for 24 years. Suzyn holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Texas at Austin. She joined KISJ in 2012, after teaching in Vietnam for two years.


Some pivotal books for me have been by… Ouspensky, Steinbeck, Dostoevsky, Kingsolver, Allende, and García Márquez.

Outside of school, I most enjoy… painting, drawing, communicating, observing, reading, looking, seeing, thinking and eating.

I’m inspired by… insightful realizations. “Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes. The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.” —Carl Jung

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Bryan Keith, High School P.E.

Bryan Keith is from Baltimore, Maryland. He holds a master’s degree in Educational Administration and a bachelor’s degree of Science Physical Education, and joined KISJ in 2016.


I think everyone should read… The Old Man and Sea by Ernest Hemingway.

Outside of school, I most enjoy… mountain biking, beach volleyball, tennis, and snowboarding.

I’m inspired by… “Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.” – Søren Kierkegaard

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Noelle Kim, Grade 10 English for Academic Purposes

Noelle Kim is originally from Knoxville, Tennessee. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English Literature and a master’s degree in Secondary Education from Lee University. Noelle joined KISJ in 2014.


I think everyone should read… Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, which presents a dangerous future where books are banned and independent thought is looked down upon.

Outside of school, I most enjoy… reading, drinking tea and binge-watching Netflix.

I’m inspired by (and try to live by)… Ralph Waldo Emerson’s words, “Always do what you are afraid to do.”

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Erik Kunik, Counselor (Grade 9), Counseling Department Lead

Eric Kunik was born in Saginaw, Michigan but moved to Phoenix, Arizona after college and joined KISJ from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He holds a Masters of Arts in Education Counseling from the University of Phoenix and a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from Michigan State University. Erik joined KISJ in 2016.


I think everyone should read… The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger, David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell, and The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand.

Outside of school, I most enjoy… spending time with my family, being outdoors, and keeping myself healthy.

I’m inspired by… my son, whose energy never runs out and keeps me young.

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Phaedra Kunik, Counselor (Grade 11)

Phaedra Kunik is from Indiana, and has lived in Arizona, Athens, Dubai, and Kuala Lumpur. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Manchester College and a master’s degree in School Counseling from Ottawa University. Phaedra joined KISJ in 2016.


I think everyone should read… The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern.

Outside of school, I most enjoy… spending time with my family, watching films, baking, and eating delicious food.

I’m inspired by… my husband, my son, and by nature’s beauty.

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Ed Lehmann, Statistics, AP Statistics and Engineering, Grade 12 Team Lead

Ed Lehmann is from Cleveland, Ohio. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University, a Teaching Certification in Integrated Mathematics Grades 7–12, and a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from Cleveland State University. Ed joined KISJ in 2015.


I think everyone should read… The Two Koreas by Don Oberdorfer and Robert Carlin.

Outside of school, I most enjoy… spending time with my wife and playing sports.

I’m inspired by… students’ desire to learn.

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John Leonard, High School Band, Fine Arts Department Lead

John Leonard earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts and Education from Wayne State College, a master’s degree from Columbia University, and has completed coursework for the PhD in Music at the University of Rochester. John has played tuba professionally in the U.S. Military Academy Band at West Point, and performed in the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra and on CBC radio and television.


I think everyone should read… any work by David McCullough (I’m now reading The Wright Brothers), and I find that fellow Iowan Bill Bryson provides plenty of hearty chuckles along with wry observations.

Outside of school, I most enjoy… throwing pottery on the wheel; listening to live or recorded music; sailing; singing in barbershop quartets; oh yes, and playing tuba!

I’m inspired by… I am still inspired and thrilled when that phrase is in-tune and so joyfully musical that goosebumps result!

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Lisa Li Zhiping, Chinese

Lisa Li Zhiping is from Tianjin, China. She holds a Bachelor of Education Management from Tianjin Normal University, and joined KISJ in 2015.


I think everyone should read… Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo.

Outside of school, I most enjoy… running, and traveling.

I’m inspired by… the idea that life isn’t about finding yourself; life is about creating yourself.

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Daisy Lo, Chinese

Daisy Lo is from Taipei, Taiwan. She holds a master’s degree in Teaching English as a Foreign Language from the University of Southern California, and a bachelor’s degree in Applied English from Kunshan University in Taiwan. Daisy joined KISJ in 2012.


I think everyone should read… Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua.

Outside of school, I most enjoy… going to the beach.

I’m inspired by… exchanging languages with my students.

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Casey Moden, Grade 9 Math

Casey Moden grew up internationally as the child of international educators, living in Venezuela, Lebanon, and Charleston, South Carolina. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and and a master’s degree in Science and Math Education. Casey joined KISJ in 2014.


I think everyone should read… Catch-22 by Joseph Heller.

Outside of school, I most enjoy… exercising, reading, and occasionally binge-watching TV.

I’m inspired by… the kindness and compassion of my wife.

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Masha Patterson, Grade 10 English

Masha Patterson is originally from Russia, but has lived in the U.S. most of her life. For the past nine years, she has lived in puddletown Portland, Oregon. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Cal State University, Long Beach, and a master’s degree in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University. Masha joined KISJ in 2016.


I think everyone should read… Where the Wild Things Are, by Maurice Sendak. I can enjoy it with my two year old daughter and with my seniors. Subtle. Anything but simple.

Outside of school, I most enjoy… surfing, bouldering, getting lost, taking pictures.

I’m inspired by… risk takers and independent spirits. I’m also inspired by the love of my family, especially my husband and little daughter.

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Scott Patterson, Spanish

Scott Patterson was born in Boulder, Colorado and last lived in Portland, Oregon. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Spanish, a bachelor’s degree in Outdoor Recreation from Western State University of Colorado, and a master’s degree in Secondary Education from Portland State University. Scott joined KISJ in 2016.


I think everyone should read… Hermann Hesse’s Siddhartha, as it offers an inspiring tale of stepping out of one's comfort zone and overcoming life's challenges for the sake of self-discovery and liberation from the norm.

Outside of school, I most enjoy… being in nature's elements—water, sand, snow, rock, and forest.

I’m inspired by… the notion that anything is possible.

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Anna Pfeiffer, Grade 10 Math, Grade 10 Team Lead

Anna Pfeiffer is from Aurora, Ontario, Canada. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English Literature and Mathematics, and a Bachelor of Education in Intermediate/Senior English and Math Education from Queen’s University, where she also completed several ELL courses. Anna joined KISJ in 2014.


I think everyone should read… Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie, or anything else written by her.

Outside of school, I most enjoy… baking, curling, traveling, and eating.

I’m inspired by… the Bayon Temple in Siem Reap, Cambodia.

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Thom Polizos, Grade 10 Global Studies, AP History

Thom Polizos is from Greece and New Jersey. He holds a master’s degree in Secondary Education, and joined KISJ in 2015.


I think everyone should read... Amanda Ripley’s The Smartest Kids in the World: And How They Got That Way, and Kevin Fedarko’s The Emerald Mile: The Epic Story of the Fastest Ride in History Through the Heart of the Grand Canyon.

Outside of school, I most enjoy… being outdoors: in the mountains, on rivers, and occasionally the beach.

I’m inspired by… Aristotle’s words, “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit.”

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Ty Riddick, High School P.E.

Ty Riddick is from Whitby, Ontario. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Physical Education and a Bachelor of Education from Brock University. Ty joined KISJ in 2016.


I think everyone should read… Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain or The Brain That Changes Itself by Norman Dodige.

Outside of school, I most enjoy… hiking and being in nature, playing hockey or rugby and reading any historical fiction.

I’m inspired by… the resilience shown by individuals when faced with unique challenges such as Joe Simpson (Touching the Void), Team Hoyt and Derek Redmond.

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Joe Shulist, Grade 11 English

Joe Shulist is from Ottawa, Canada. He holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Education from the University of Ottawa, and a master’s degree in International Education Administration from Endicott College. Joe joined KISJ in 2016.


I think everyone should read… The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde and Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut.

Outside of school, I most enjoy… camping, snowboarding, photography, and just enjoying life with my wife and daughter.

I’m inspired by… art—when words, sounds, images, and colors are used artfully in the service of good ideas and beautiful imaginations.

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Alexis Stearman (deYoung), Business, Economics, Entrepreneurship

Alexis is from Colorado Springs, Colorado. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs, and is undertaking a master’s degree in Applied Economics at the University of North Dakota. Alexis joined KISJ in 2015.


I think everyone should read… Freakonomics by Stephen J. Dubner and Steven D. Levitt.

Outside of school, I most enjoy… scuba diving, knitting, and exploring Korea.

I’m inspired by… Elon Musk, who is breaking norms in the world of business and is still a successful entrepreneur. He recently released hundreds of patents related to electric cars, and yet his company Tesla is growing and thriving. Only by sharing knowledge will we be able to make the world a better place.

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Paul Stearman, Biology, AP Environmental Science

Paul Stearman was born in Fort Collins, Colorado, and grew up in Washington, D.C. He holds a Bachelor of Education in Biology from Colorado State University, and joined KISJ in 2015.


I think everyone should read… Walden by Henry David Thoreau.

Outside of school, I most enjoy… being outside biking, hiking, playing tennis, or diving; or being inside cooking, playing video games, and watching anime.

I’m inspired by… the simple things in life, especially those things that are alive.

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Logan Westmoreland, Counselor (Grade 10)

Logan Westmoreland is from Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Therapeutic Recreation from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and a master’s degree in Counseling from Nova Southeastern University. Logan joined KISJ in 2015.

I think everyone should read… The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.
Outside of school, I most enjoy… being outside, whether hiking, biking, running, or just walking on the beach.

I’m inspired by… Eleanor Roosevelt’s words, “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”

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Josh Wood, Grade 11 Physics, AP Physics I, Grade 11 Team Lead

Josh Wood is from Toronto, Canada. He holds a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Education from Queen’s University. Josh joined KISJ in 2014.


I think everyone should read… 1984 by George Orwell.

Outside of school, I most enjoy… windsurfing and golf.

I’m inspired by… the wonderful faculty and students that make KISJ such a special place to teach and learn.

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