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Lloyd Baker, AP Calculus BC, AP Physics 2 and Calculus

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.

Edward Lehmann, Engineering, Statistics and AP Statistics

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.

Casey Moden, Grade 9 Math and Computer Science

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.

Anna Pfeiffer, Grade 10 Math

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.

Jacob Wagner, Pre-Calculus and AP Calculus AB

Jacob Wagner is originally from and grew up around Lake Ariel, Pennsylvania in the United States. He most recently taught in Mountain Top, Pennsylvania. He holds a master’s degree in Education from Wilkes University, and a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Selinsgrove University. Jacob joined KISJ for the 2017–18 school year. 

I think everyone should read… The Grapes of Math by Greg Tang.

Outside of school, I most enjoy… playing bass guitar, being a father, playing video and board games, trying new foods, and exploring nature.

I’m inspired by… innovative educators, my family, art, nature, and my students.

Rashadia Redmon, Grade 9/10 Math

Rashadia Redmon was born in Germany, but raised in Atlanta, Georgia. She most recently worked in Virginia. While she earned a Master of Education degree in Instructional Technology from the University of West Georgia, she also holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Clayton State University. Rashadia joined KISJ in 2019-2020. 

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

Outside of school I most enjoy travelling, arts & crafts, and DIY projects. 

I’m inspired by the finality of death. 

Joseph Catron, Grade 10 Science and AP Chemistry

Joe Catron is from Sheridan, Wyoming. He holds a M.Ed. in science education from Montana State University and a B.S. degree in biology and chemistry from Wayne State College.  Joe joined KISJ in 2018.

Outside of school, I  enjoy exploring nature and learning about the natural history of a region and documenting travel and culture through photography.

I think everyone should read "Guns, Germs, and Steel" by Jared Diamond.

I am inspired by Spring; bees buzzing about plum blossoms, fragrant air, and rain.

Mike Palmer,  Grade 9 Science and AP Biology

Mike Palmer is from Fort Worth, Texas in the United States, but most recently worked in Yantai, Shandong Province, China. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Science, majoring in Biology from Tarleton State University, part of the Texas A&M University family. Mike joined KISJ in 2017–18.

I think everyone should read… Welcome to the Universe by Neil deGrasse Tyson and Meditations by Marcus Aurelius.

Outside of school, I most enjoy… cooking, cycling, reading and spending time with my family. 

I’m inspired by… people who have come from troubled pasts but overcame them, individuals like Nikola Tesla and Michael Faraday, and the adaptability of life in general. 

Evan Wilke, Grade 11 Science: Physics and AP Physics 1

Evan is from Old Saybrook, Connecticut, USA, but most recently worked in Managua, Nicaragua. He holds a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from New York University Tandon School of Engineering. Evan joined KISJ in 2018. 

I think everyone should read "How to Win Friends and Influence People" by Dale Carnegie. 

Outside of school, I most enjoy the outdoors and spending time with my wife. 

I'm inspired by, music, courage, nature.

Ann Shea, Grade 9/10 Science  

Ann Shea grew up in Buffalo, NY and Ontario, Canada, and is a citizen of Ireland and the USA. She most recently worked in Abu Dhabi, UAE and previously worked in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire and Saigon, Vietnam. She holds a master's degree in science from New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology and a bachelor's degree in social work. 

Ann joined KISJ in 2019-20. I think everyone should read, read, read whatever book peaks your interest. Outside of school, I most enjoy reading, time with friends, walking in nature, yoga, and traveling. 

I am inspired by Jimmy Carter and the depth of his humanity and the beauty and vastness of nature.

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