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Edwin Goh

English
Awarded with a Master of Arts in Applied Linguistics (with Merit) from the University of Sydney Mr Edwin Goh also has a bachelor degree in Linguistic from the University of New South Wales and a post graduate diploma in education from National Institute of Education (NTU). With over 20 years of teaching experience in the field of English Language, Mr Edwin has held leadership positions at higher learning institutions. He had rich and a varied teaching experiences. Before joining NTSIS, he was a full-time Senior Lecturer and Head of English Programmes at SIM Global Education. He has also served as cluster leader, subject leader, curriculum developer for various English modules at Temasek Polytechnic and Building Construction Authority in Singapore. Mr Edwin Goh’s teaching philosophy is derived from his favourite quotation from John Dewey “If we teach today's students as we taught yesterday's, we rob them of tomorrow.”

Kong Gaik Suan

English
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.

Warren Spence

English,International G7/8 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

Paul Pandian

Academic Director (Secondary and High School), Coordinator (Math and Science)
Paul has been teaching IGCSE and Advanced Level Physics and Mathematics for more than ten years. He has a strong passion for the Sciences, especially Physics. Before coming to Nantong, he worked in Indonesia for 12 years where he taught English, Mathematics and Science for Primary Y5 to Y6 as well as Physics and Mathematics for Y7 to Y12. He has completed numerous professional development courses offered by Cambridge Assessments which were held in Jakarta and Bali, Indonesia. Paul loves to read widely and enjoys music. His favorite musical instrument is the guitar. He comes from Singapore.

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.

Lindsey Bailey

Creative Arts Coordinator
Miss Lindsey is an art teacher from the United States. She was born and raised in Texas, and has traveled extensively all over Southeast Asia. In addition to teaching art at Nantong Stalford International School, Miss Bailey has taught art all over the United States, and in Singapore and Qatar. She has two master’s degrees from the Maryland Institute College of Art: an MA in Community Arts and an MFA in Studio Art. And her undergraduate degree is in Studio Art from The University of Texas in Austin, Texas. She is fascinated by cultural similarities and differences, and critiquing identity and belonging. Terms she is interested in working into her own artistic practice are nomadism, universality, global perspective, and dislocation. Miss Bailey’s research and interests in her studio practice help her to create artwork that might culminate in a performance, a parade, an installation, or a series of photographs and videos; where painting, costuming, sculpture, and editing play important roles. Creating personal artwork also makes her a dynamic teacher who is animated in the classroom, and builds strong relationships with her students.

Arfa’sha

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.

Brett Greensil

PYP Grade 2 Homeroom
Brett Greensill was born and raised in South Africa. He obtained his Bachelor of Education Honours Degree from the University of South Africa, and has been teaching for 13 years. He taught at a variety of schools, ranging from state schools, private schools and international schools in South Africa. Brett was a PYP teacher at Hout Bay International School in South Africa. He has also taught and owned his own tutoring company in Sydney, Australia, where he tutored Grade 1 to 9 learners. As a primary school teacher he has been a generalist teacher but majored in English and Mathematics in his studies. Brett has also taught a variety of sports at different levels. He sees himself as a lifelong learner and actively seeks new environments and cultures to teach in and learn from.

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!

Dorota Sim

PYP G3/4 Homeroom
Ms. Dorota is an enthusiastic, patient and committed person with over 15 years of experience in teaching. She obtained her diploma in Completion English as a Second Language in Chicago Truman College in 2000 and started her teaching experience as a PYP teacher, earned her master’s degree in English Philology from Marie Curie Skłodowska University in Poland in 2011 and attained Qualified Teachers Status in England – Manchester where she worked in a secondary school as an EAL teacher for a couple of years before moving to China in 2017.

Ellen Huang

PYP K1 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.  

Goh Seok Hwa

PYP Nursery Homeroom
Miss Goh is an Early Childhood Teacher, she loves young children and has taught for many years in Singapore and in Shanghai Singapore International School, China. She obtained her degree in the field of Early Childhood Education, with the Singapore University of Social Science (Singapore). Miss Goh believes that every child is an individual and is unique in his or her own way.

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.

Karla Hiltermann

PYP K2 Homeroom
Miss Karla is an ESL teacher from Canada. After she received her Bachelor of English and Teaching English as a Second Language Certificate at the University of the Fraser Valley, she began teaching English there to International Students. Since then, Karla has taught children and adults English as a second and foreign language. Karla enjoys teaching children because their energy and eagerness to play makes learning fun.Karla believes that kindness and enthusiasm are essential teaching tools because they make children more comfortable with expressing themselves in a new way.

Minah Kwon

Cambridge Exam Officer, International G7/8 Homeroom, 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.

Nilton Resende

Physical Education Specialist
Born and raised in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), Nilton obtained a BA and Master in Physical Education in Brazil. In 2016, he lived in Madrid (Spain) in order to finish his Master in Sports. Nilton played football professionally in Brazil and USA, and has worked as a PE Teacher in Brazil and Korea. Nilton speaks Portuguese, Spanish, English, basics of Japanese, and hopefully, Mandarin next, as he spends his time in China.

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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