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Paul Boland, G7 English / Social Studies

Paul Boland is from St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada, but most recently worked in Geoje, South Korea. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and History and a Bachelor of Education from Memorial University of Newfoundland. He is currently undertaking a master’s degree in Educational Leadership. Paul joined KISJ in 2017–18. 


I think everyone should read… Long walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela and The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank. 

Outside of school, I most enjoy… ice hockey, golf, and camping with my family and friends.  

I'm inspired by… my two children and goodwill.




Alisha Brizicky, G6 English / ELL 

Alisha Brizicky is from Nashua, New Hampshire, but has worked in New York and Beijing. She holds a master’s degree in Library and Information Science and a bachelor’s degree in English from St. John’s University. Alisha joined KISJ in 2017–18.


I think everyone should read… Wonder by R.J. Palacio.

Outside of school, I most enjoy… exploring the world by traveling and reading about amazing places and people!

I'm inspired by… books that help me learn to be a kinder, more empathic, and more just person.



Tania Campbell G8 English / ELL 

Tania Campbell is from New Zealand and most recently worked in Seoul. She has a master’s degree in anthropology and a bachelor’s degree in anthropology and English from the University of Otago. She also holds a graduate diploma in teaching from the New Zealand Graduate School of Education and a CELTA certificate from Cambridge English.

I think everyone should read...Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl. 

Outside of school, I most enjoy...writing, reading, exploring the world, yoga, capoeira and learning new things. 

I’m inspired by...people who strive to make a positive difference in the world. 



Michael Keogh, G7 English / ELL 

Michael Keogh is from Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania. He holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Boston College and a master’s degree in TESOL from The College of New Jersey. Michael joined KISJ in 2014.

I think everyone should read… Our Twisted Hero (우리들의 일그러진 영웅) by Yi Munyol.

Outside of school, I most enjoy… reading, swimming, and motorcycling (rarely simultaneously).

I’m inspired by… Thorton Wilder’s play, Our Town: “The morning star always get wonderful bright the minute before it has to go, - doesn’t it?”



Bill Rago, G6 English / ELL

Bill Rago is from Bristol, Pennsylvania. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education/Early Childhood Development from Temple University, and an M.S.Ed. in TESOL from the University of Pennsylvania. Bill joined KISJ in 2016.

I think everyone should read… Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass by Frederick Douglass.

Outside of school, I most enjoy… spending time with my family outdoors, playing sports, playing music, and fishing.

I’m inspired by… underdogs.



Luke Zaya, G8 English

Luke Zaya is from Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Most recently, he worked in Kuwait. Luke holds a Bachelor of Education from Queen’s University, and a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Concordia University. Luke joined KISJ in 2017–18.


I think everyone should read… How to Talk so Kids Can Learn by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish.

Outside of school, I most enjoy… traveling, running, playing basketball, and being with my family.

I'm inspired by… my students, my colleagues, and my wife; but most of all, by our (almost) one year-old son!




Neil Barnum, G8 English / Social Studies

Neil Barnum is from Central Iowa. He holds a bachelor’s degree in History from the University of Northern Iowa, and a teaching certification in Social Sciences. Neil joined KISJ in 2015.

I think everyone should read… Undaunted Courage by Stephen E. Ambrose.

Outside of school, I most enjoy… hiking, fishing, tabletop computer gaming, and playing sports.

I’m inspired by… breathtaking vistas.



Arthur Scibal, G7 English / G8 Social Studies

Arthur Scibal is from Lititz, Pennsylvania, but most recently worked at Brent International School in Manila, Philippines. He is pursuing a second master's degree in Educational Leadership. He holds a master's degree from Framingham State College in International Education and a bachelor's degree in German and Economics from Mary Washington College. Arthur will join KISJ for the 2018-19 school year. 

I think everyone should read "Transitions" by William Bridges. 

Outside of school, I most enjoy hiking, skiing and exploring new places with my wife and two small kids. 

I'm inspired by the caring nature of others. 



Nicole Kipfer, G7 English / Social Studies

Nicole is from Aurora, ON, Canada, and has been working in Jeju, South Korea for the past year. She holds a master's degree in Teaching from the University of Toronto, and an honors bachelor's degree in Sociology and English Literature from the University of Western Ontario. She also holds a Certificate of Proficiency in Sociology from the University of Otago. Nicole joined KISJ in 2018.


I think everyone should read "Beloved" by Toni Morrison, "A Thousand Splendid Suns" by Khaled Hosseini, "The Yellow Wallpaper" by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, and "Eat, Pray, Love" by Elizabeth Gilbert. 


Outside of school, I most enjoy art, nature, and immersing myself in new environments and experiences. 


I am inspired by the strength, resiliency, and generosity of others. 




Anneice Jones, G7 English / ELL

Anneice Jones is from Omaha, Nebraska in the United States, but most recently from Dallas, Texas in the United States. She holds a master's degree in Special Education from The University of Nebraska- Kearney, and a bachelor's degree in Education and Human Sciences from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Anneice joined KISJ in 2019-2020. 


She thinks that everyone should read "Children of Blood and Bone" by Tomi Adeyemi. 


Outside of school, she most enjoys being with her family - both outdoors and inside the comforts of their home, interacting on social media, and journaling. 


She is inspired by her ancestors and her pursuit of balance. 


Tim Cushing, G6 Social Studies

Tim Cushing is from Maine in the USA. He began his Asia adventure in 2011 as one of the founding staff members of KISJ in the dorms. For the past two years he has been teaching language arts in Shanghai, and will rejoin KISJ in 2019-2020. He studied English literature at Wagner College in New York City for undergrad, and holds a Masters of Arts in Education from Goddard College in Vermont.


I think everyone should read Wizard of the Crow by Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o or Visions of Cody by Jack Kerouac


Outside of school I most enjoy running, photography, creating music, the NBA, and cooking.


I'm inspired by literature, people, podcasts, travel, and music 



Natalie Bahen, G8 English / ELL

Natalie is from Toronto, Canada, but most recently worked in Saudi Arabia. She holds a master's degree in Education from State University of New York and a bachelor's degree in Sociology from Trent University. 


I think everyone should read "A Long Walk to Water" by Linda Sue Park and "The Hate U Give" by Angie Thomas. 


Outside of school, I most enjoy spending time at the beach, paddleboarding, running, baking bread and playing games with my husband and two young boys. 


I'm inspired by being in nature and reading books. 


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