Faculty

APIS strives for excellence in teaching:

  • To ensure measurable, standard-based student performances and achievements by implementing a cutting-edge curriculum and research-based instructional strategies.
  • To assemble a superb group of educators, who are not only excellent teachers but also accomplished individuals serving as role models.
  • To provide a Christ-centered, loving, and caring community that promotes students’ creativity and passion for learning.
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  • Alison Allen
    High School English Language Arts (ELA)
    M.A. George Fox University / B.S. Kennesaw State University
    Ms. Allen holds a Bachelor of Science in Communications and a Master of Arts in Teaching. She was born and raised in Texas, U.S. She spent over 20 years in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. Ms. Allen has over 20 years of experience working in corporate America as a writer, editor, and project manager, before transitioning to education. Her first teaching job was at an international school in China, where she taught middle and high school English core and elective courses, including AP Language and Composition, AP Literature, AP Seminar, and AP Research. Ms. Allen also ran summer English enrichment camps and led the Student Services team. She came to APIS to seek new challenges and is excited that life has brought her to APIS.
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  • Zac Angleton
    Secondary Science and Math
    B.A. Wichita State University
    Mr. Angleton attended Wichita State University in Wichita, Kansas, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Education. While attending Wichita State, his graduating class was selected to partner with Buck Institute of Education to undergo Project-based Learning (PBL) training and how to integrate it into the classroom. Mr. Angleton has a strong focus on 21st century learning. He has coached a state champion debate team. He enjoys seeing productive struggle from his students at all levels.

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  • Naomi Anno
    Japanese
    M.Ed. Hiroshima University / B.A. Shiga University
    Ms. Anno earned her Bachelor of Arts from Shiga University and a Master of Education from Hiroshima University. She was a lecturer at Iwakuni Nursing College, teaching social psychology. After marrying a Chilean citizen, she moved to Chile and taught at a Japanese school in Santiago. During that time, she became aware of the importance of language as a tool of communication and started to teach at a Japanese language institute organized by the Chilean Japanese Association. To gain her formal qualification as a Japanese teacher, she completed the Japanese Teachers Training course in Tokyo. Ms. Anno is an excellent Koto (Japanese traditional string instrument) player, and she enjoys Japanese cultural activities such as Ikebana (flower arrangement) and Sadou (Japanese tea ceremony). She is also interested in art and has learned and taught Medup (Korean traditional knot). While her native language is Japanese, she also speaks English, Spanish, and Korean.
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  • Elizabeth Beavers
    Music (Choir)
    B.M. / B.M.E University of Maryland
    Ms. Beavers has taught musicians ages two to adult through her experiences at Perry Hall High School in Baltimore County and the International School of Busan in South Korea. She also spent two years as a cultural ambassador on a Fulbright Grant teaching at Masan Guam High School in Masan, South Korea, and Shinseong Girls’ High School in Jeju City, South Korea.

    Ms. Beavers holds degrees in both Vocal Performance and Music Education with a piano concentration from the University of Maryland, College Park. Ms. Beavers has also taken additional coursework in activating student voice, blended classrooms, and digital portfolios and is PYP and ESL certified. Ms. Beavers has participated in and led excellent choirs in both the East and West, sung with professional ensembles such as the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington D.C., the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, and the Philadelphia Singers. She has also toured around the world with her alma mater choir. One such trip brought her to South Korea in the first place for the 10th World Symposium on Choral Music. Outside of music-making, Ms. Beavers enjoys nature, cooking, listening to audiobooks and podcasts, and spreading joy through her blog, ‘Vegan in Korea.’
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  • Enhe (Helen) Choi
    Chinese
    B.A. China Agricultural University
    Ms. Choi earned her bachelor’s degree in English and tourism management from China Agricultural University (CAU). Upon graduation, she taught foreign people Chinese at the Beijing New Century Foreign Language Agency for three years. Afterward, she taught Chinese, English, and Tourism Management at the Shanxi Technical Secondary School for six years. Ms. Choi likes traveling and learning foreign languages in her spare time.
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  • Clara Chung
    Counselor
    B.A. Wellesley College / AdvCert Columbia University Teachers College
    Ms. Chung received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Economics from Wellesley College and an Advanced Certificate in College Advising at Columbia University Teachers College. Before joining APIS, Ms. Chung has been a counselor at another international school in Seoul. Ms. Chung is a typical ‘third-culture kid’ – she was born in Switzerland, grew up in India, Korea, Germany, Netherlands, and Singapore, and attended university in the U.S. She feels a great deal of joy helping students learn and grow, and is excited to get to know students and their families at APIS as their counselor. Outside of school, Ms. Chung enjoys reading, watching movies, exercising, and spending time with her family.
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  • Fairoz Leonard D’Cruz
    High School Coordinator / High School Science
    B.S. Nanyang Technological University / PGDE National Institute of Education Singapore
    Born and raised in Singapore, Mr. D’Cruz graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) after serving his mandatory military service as a Military Police Officer with the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF). He then began his career as a Genetics Researcher at the Genome Institute of Singapore. He was part of a nationwide study to analyze genetic polymorphism markers among heart patients. As his passion has always been in teaching, Mr. D’Cruz then continued to receive his teaching diploma from the National Institute of Education (NIE) in Singapore. With over 10 years of experience as an educator, Mr. D’Cruz has taught in Singapore, Frankfurt, and London. He is experienced in three different curriculums – GCSE ‘A’ Levels, AP, and IB. He was also part of a team that worked on the new Qatar National Curriculum Framework. He has held previous roles as Head of Student Behaviors, Head of Science, and Head of Education and Career Guidance. Mr. D’Cruz believes in student-centered creative learning with an emphasis on real-world applicable skills. While his first language is English, Mr. D’Cruz also speaks Malay and is effectively bilingual like many Singaporeans. During his free time, Mr. D’Cruz enjoys watching anime, soccer, and experiencing new cultures through his travels with his wife and vlogs at ‘adcruzstory’ on Youtube.

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