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Cecelia Peyer

International G3/G4 Homeroom
With more than 20 years of teaching experience, Ms Cecelia Peyer brings along her wealth of experience to NTSIS. Armed with a diploma in Education (Primary) from Zonnebloem Teachers College SA, a Bachelor of Education (Hons) and a ACE/SEN Diploma in Special Educational Needs/ Learning Support from University of the Western Cape, she also has a Masters in Counselling Psychology. Ms Peyer has taught in South Africa, Middle East and Beijing, China. She had represented her school in attending international conferences as well. Before joining NTSIS, she has been a head of department, learning support supervisor, SEN Coordinator, PYP Team Leader/Mentor and Reading Specialist. Ms Peyer believes that all children can learn and that teachers have to adjust the learning and teaching in each situation in order for the students to get the maximum benefits out of each lesson.

David Buist

International G2 Homeroom
Other than a Master of Arts, International Relations (East Asia) from the University of Durham, Mr David Buist also has a Bachelor of Arts in English from Goldsmiths College, University of London. With more than 8 years of teaching experience in private schools in China, Mr Buist brings along rich teaching experiences and understanding of the current environment. A dedicated and passionate teacher who is eager for his students to improve, Mr Buist believes that hard work, dedication and discipline are the key attributes to success for each student to become the best version of themselves.

Janet Batoon

K1 Homeroom Teacher
With 12 years of teaching experience, Ms Janet Batoon has a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Technology from Davao del Norte State College, Philippines. She has vast experience teaching in private and public schools in China, including Cambridge Foreign Language School in and No. 3 Experimental Public Primary School in Liaoning Province. A multi-talented and passionate teacher, Ms Janet believes that a teacher affects eternity as she can never tell where her influence stops.

Kong Gaik Suan

Ms Kong Gaik Suan obtained her Master in Educational Management from University of Western Australia (UWA). She was also awarded a Post Graduate Scholarship of Applied Linguistics from Ministry of Education Singapore. With more than 20 years experience in teaching in Singapore and Cambodia, Ms Kong has rich classroom experiences with students from kindergarten to primary schools. Other than serving as a Head of Department as well as other leadership roles outside the classroom, Ms. Kong has also published books such as “: An Evaluation of Primary Three Listening Comprehension Tests”. For her service, Ms Kong was also awarded 2012 National Day Award for Service in Education by Singapore’s government. Ms Kong firmly believe in the phrase “Give someone a fish, he’s fed for a day, teach that same person to fish, he's fed a lifetime.”

Md Noor Adri Bin Md Ali

Maths, Science
Graduated from Nanyang Technological University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry(Hons) with a minor in Environmental Studies, Mr Adri is an enthusiastic teacher with lots of new ideas. With a few years of teaching experience in Chemistry and Mathematics, Mr Adri is always caring and patient. Mr Adri believe that students grow best in a supportive environment and works hard to support students in their learning.

Melvin Batoon

PYP N Homeroom
Graduated with a Master of Education in Instructional Management and a Bachelor of Elementary Education in Communication Arts from University of Southeastern Philippines Davao City, Mr Melvin Batoon is an experienced teacher with 10 years of experience under his belt. Having taught in schools such as Canadian International School of Beijing and Beijing New Talent Academy, Mr Batoon also brings along rich teaching experience. An avid sport enthusiast, especially in badminton, Mr Batoon is also currently pursuing a Doctor of Education in Educational Management. Mr Batoon believes in maximising students’ performance, inspiring students to explore their intelligences and instilling values among all students.

Warren Spence

English,International G9/10 Homeroom
Graduated with an Honours Degree and a higher Diploma in Education from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, Mr Warren Spence also has a diploma in Educational Management Development from the Independent Institute of Education (IIE) Johannsburg, South Africa. With more than 26 years of teaching experience in public and private schools in South Africa, such as Crawford College Lonehill, Mr Warren brings along rich classroom teaching experiences as well as strong pedagogical knowledge. He was a winner of Transvaal Teacher’s Association (TTA) medal for excellent teaching. Mr Warren Spence has also served as a Deputy Principal as well as Head of Department. A compassionate but firm teacher, Mr Warren believed that learning must be fun, engaging and without fear. We need to be humble in and of learning

Serena Loke

PYP Coordinator
Serena graduated from the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore with a BA (Hons) degree in Education in 2007. Prior to that, she obtained a BA degree in Fine Arts from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. She holds other certificates in Special needs education as well as a diploma in TESOL. Just as the education landscape keeps evolving, Serena continues to upgrade herself to ensure that her students receive the best. To her, teaching is not a job but a passion.

Kwek Chia Hui

English Coordinator (Secondary and High School)
Awarded with a Teaching Award from the Ministry of Education of Singapore, Ms Kwek Chia Hui graduated from National University of Singapore (NUS) with a Bachelor of Arts (with Merit) degree as well as a Post-Graduate Diploma in Education from National Institute of Education (NIE). Ms Kwek, as her students call her, has always wanted to be a teacher and has worked hard to reach this goal. A believer of lifelong learning, Chia Hui has upgraded her pedagogy by attaining her Masters in Education from Nanyang Technological University (NTU). Before joining Nantong Stalford International School, Chia Hui has been teaching English Language, English Literature and Humanities for the past 15 years in government and independent schools, including Raffles Institution, in Singapore. Other than rich classroom experience in teaching students with diverse abilities, especially students between the age of 12 to 17, Chia Hui had also been a subject head, head of internal examination, cooperating teacher as well as teacher leader in various professional development groups over the years. Chia Hui firmly believes that every child has the potential to succeed and as a teacher, she will always do her best to help them fulfil their dreams and reach their goals.

Pejay Pauly

English Coordinator (Primary)
Pejay Pauly is an experienced primary and secondary English language teacher. He holds Bachelor’s degree in Education from Southern Luzon State University, Philippines and Master’s degree in Education- Curriculum and Instruction with ESL Specialization from American College of Education, USA. Additionally, he is trained and certified Cambridge TKT-YLE and Speaking examiner for YLE starter, movers, and flyers group of students. He has an extensive experience with Cambridge primary years curriculum and taught different schools in the Philippines and international school in Kazakhstan. He is a teacher who understands student’s strengths and challenges and able to tailor learning strategies that are intended to address the additional learning needs, interests, aspirations, and cultural backgrounds of each learner. Currently, he is taking 60 hours professional development called “Specific Educational Support Needs: Cognitive Disability” in a distance mode from Euroinnova Business School, Spain.


DOFE Award Leader, Inquiry Science
Arfa’sha graduated from Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, and obtained her Bachelor of Arts (Education) (Sec) with Hons III. She then served the Ministry of Education (MOE), for 12 years – teaching English Language at a secondary level before moving to China in 2018. Diligent and responsible, Arfa’sha demonstrated an innate capacity to accomplish multiple tasks efficiently and executes them with quality and success in mind. She has ensured that her students succeed through all the diligent work and was able to do so through a thorough analysis, understanding and planning that addresses the learners’ needs, psyche and competencies. It is this methodical approach that has enabled Arfa’sha to contribute to any organisation as she is capable of studying the psychosocial environment to yield the best results possible.

Caryle Filog-Vamvakaris

PYP Grade 1 Homeroom
Caryle earned her bachelor's degree from the University of the Philippines in 1998, and worked for a TOP 500 corporation before shifting careers and heading to China in 2005.She has worked with students of all levels – from early learners to adult students in Taiyuan and Ningbo. Caryle enjoys interesting conversations over a good cup of coffee!

Ellen Huang

PYP K2 Homeroom
Ellen Huang graduated from Flinders University, Australia, with a Master of Teaching. She is also a Singapore ECDA registered teacher and has 12 years of preschool teaching experience. She was a Curriculum Specialist with The Odyssey (Singapore). Prior to her masters, she was working with Smart Kids Educare, Singapore, while studying for a Specialist Diploma in Early Childhood Education with Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapore. Subsequently, she took up a Professional Diploma in Montessori Education (3-6) to improve her knowledge, abilities and capacity as a preschool teacher. She enjoys working with children and strongly believes in a holistic teaching approach, making sure all children have the opportunity to excel in all areas of the curriculum and can achieve their full potential confidently and happily.  

Johnny Cheng

Inquiry Science
Johnny Cheng is a certified teacher from the United States. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from The University of Texas at Austin. He has over six years of teaching experience in both the elementary and middle school levels. His goal as an educator is to cultivate a positive learning environment, through encouragement and discipline, while consistently emphasizing classroom management. He possesses a deep sense of passion and dedication to the development and enrichment of his students.

Minah Kwon

Cambridge Exam Officer, DofE Award Leader
Miss Minah pursued her degree in the field of Science and Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Before her arrival at Nantong Stalford International School, she worked at international school and university in Asia.Miss Minah believes in preparing students to be active community members who will succeed in an increasingly globalized society, thus strengthening their own cultural ties and understanding of their own identity.

Wen Yann Tan

PYP G5/6 Homeroom
Mr. Tan is an experienced and trained teacher with National Institute of Education, Singapore. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and History from the University of Queensland, Australia. He has taught for many years in Singapore both primary and secondary schools as well as in Shanghai Singapore International School, China.



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