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Melanie MacCallum, G6 Science

Melanie MacCallum is from Nova Scotia, Canada, but most recently worked in Bangkok, Thailand. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Science from Acadia University and a bachelor’s degree in Secondary Science Education from the University of New Brunswick. Melanie joined KISJ in 2017–18. 


I think everyone should read… The Three Day Road by Joseph Boyden, as it is a poignant account of an often untold history of Canadian First Settlers in World War I. 

Outside of school, I most enjoy… reading, trying new things, getting out in nature, and going on adventures with my biggest fan, Jon. 

I’m inspired by... small acts of kindness and change.



Lucas Oren, G7 Science / Math

Lucas Oren is from Edgerton, Wisconsin. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin–La Crosse, 6–12 licenses for Science and ESL from the University of Wisconsin–Whitewater, and a Master of Science: Professional Education (MSPE) from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Lucas joined KISJ in 2013.

I think everyone should read… The BFG by Roald Dahl.

Outside of school, I most enjoy… cheering for the Wisconsin Badgers, Milwaukee Brewers, and Green Bay Packers; playing basketball, riding mops, bicycling, traveling, and trying new/strange food.

I’m inspired by… life.




Lindsey Sowell, G7 Math

Lindsey is from Lake Panasoffkee, Florida, but most recently worked in Bahrain. She holds a master’s degree in Education from Framingham State University and a bachelor’s degree in Finance from Florida State University. Lindsey joined KISJ in 2017–18.


I think everyone should read… And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini.

Outside of school, I most enjoy… reading and exploring the world.

I'm inspired by… knowledge and learning; there are just so many things in the world that I don’t know and can’t wait to see!



Jonathan Blake “Bo” Shaw, G8 Science 

Jonathan, Bo, Shaw was born in Gadsden, Alabama in the United States but most recently worked in Alabama teaching science and coaching robotics teams. Bo holds a Bachelor of Science degree in General Science Education from Auburn University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from Auburn University Montgomery. He has sixteen years of science education experience in Alabama. In addition to teaching science, he has coached robotics teams for five years. Bo joined KISJ in 2018.


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


Outside of school, I mostly enjoy...spending time with family, riding my motorcycle, DIY projects, and attempting to play tennis.


I am inspired by...my family and seeing students succeed.




Aaron Allooh, G6 Math

Aaron Allooh is from Akron, Ohio, but most recently worked in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. He holds a bachelor’s degree in education, with an emphasis in mathematics, from the University of Akron. Aaron will join KISJ in 2019-2020.


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


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


I’m inspired by… my grandmother, who overcame hurdles and became one of the first women to work for NASA. 




Christine Meunier, G8 Math

Christine Meunier is from Dale, Indiana, USA but most recently worked in Lahore, Pakistan. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Biology from Wittenberg University, along with minors in Environmental Science and Sociology. Christine joined KISJ in 2019-20. 


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


Outside of school, I most enjoy traveling to new places, reading, yoga and photography. 


I'm inspired by nature, art and people pursuing their passions.



Adam Abbas, G7 Science and G8 Science / Math


Adam Abbas is from London, England, but most recently worked in Guangzhou, China. He holds a master's degree in Education from the University of Nottingham and a bachelor's degree in Neuroscience from the University of Sheffield. Adam joined KISJ in 2019. 


I think everyone should read the Meditations by Marcus Aurelius. 


Outside of school, I most enjoy martial arts like Judo and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu as well as hiking. 


I'm inspired by people who have achieved exceptional mental and physical feats. 


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