Middle School Principal
- Eric Dyck Hilty
Eric has been actively involved in education for the past 25 years as a math and science teacher and as a secondary administrator. His overseas international school experience includes 3 years in Mumbai, India and 11 years in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.
While working at the International School of Ouagadougou he developed the science and math curriculum using AERO and McRel standards and managed the department curricular resources. In addition to his teaching responsibilities he was the athletic director and coached high school boys basketball.
Eric develops positive relationships with students, staff and parents through his communication and collaborative skills. In addition to developing academic rigour, he believes schools have a responsibility in developing life skills that create responsible students. In his role as Deputy Head of Secondary at Oberoi International School in Mumbai, India he developed and supported various student activities such as MUN, GIN Club, TEDx events, Relay for Life cancer walks, and various student-intitatives. He oversaw the student leadership skills through his work with student council and high school events committee.
Eric met Heidi during their undergraduate studies at Goshen College, Indiana, USA. A year after their studies were completed they were married and have been serving in the education profession. Eric completed his Master of Education in International Education Administration in 2012 from Endicott College, USA.
While at home, Eric enjoys his morning coffee, reading, taking care of his pets, and keeping up-to-date with his favourite sports teams. When traveling he looks for places that allow for quiet walks and cater to a variety of international cuisines. He also enjoys playing basketball and football with his friends and colleagues.
Jennifer BergerScience teacherDegree & University: Master of Arts, Teaching, Pacific University, Forest Grove, Oregon, USA
Bachelor of Science, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, USA
Teaching Credential: Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission, Professional Teaching License
IB MYP Certificates
Began Educational Career: 2005
Educational philosophy: I believe that all students can learn and become life-long learners. Through a relationship built on mutual respect, honesty, and trust, students must be given the opportunity to engage in the lessons, show what they have learned, and reflect on their learning process. Each student will experience education in a different way but all of them require educators who are caring and will help them along the way.
Another important aspect in the education of students is communication, not only with the student but also with parents and other educators. Working together we can help students to become caring and productive world citizens.
Irina SapaevaMath teacherDegree & University: Kazan State University, Mathematics
Began educational career: 1987
Educational Philosophy: «Each child is a person»
Yulia ShishkinaRussian teacherDegree & University: Naberezhnye Chelny Institute of Socio-Pedagogical Technologies and Resources. Teacher of Russian language and literature
Began Educational Career: 2012
Educational Philosophy: «The main stimulus of knowledge is success. If the student is successful, he will be successful personally and professionally in the future. Creativity and collaboration are the basic points of my work».
Alex HarrisonScience teacherDegree and University: Bachelor of Science in Astrophysics, Aberystwyth University, Wales
Teaching Credentials: TEFL Masters
Began Educational Career: 2014
Educational Philosophy: Everybody is a genius, but if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing it is stupid. During a student’s time in education, they must be provided numerous opportunities to excel and discover what they are a genius at.
Tavrie RobinsonEAL teacherDegree & University: University of The Commonwealth Caribbean — Bs in Information Technology
Teaching credential: Diploma in TESOL, Certificate in TEFL, Certificate in Teaching ESL in mainstream classrooms
Began educational career: 2015
Educational philosophy: Education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world
Melissa LyonsMusic teacherDegree & University: Bachelors of Music in Music Education, Boise State University, USA.
Your teaching credential: State of Idaho K-12 Teaching Certificate, IB MYP and DP certified.
The year you started your career: 1998
Your educational philosophy: I believe more than ever in educating the whole child through music. By creating relevance and meaning, every student comes to my room excited to work in performance groups as well as in classroom settings. Whatever it takes to make learning meaningful, relatable, and fun is what I am willing to do. It is the type of environment I thrived in and one in which I know others can succeed in as well
Johnn Paul Y. Montalla
Johnn Paul Y. MontallaICT teacherDegree and University: Bachelor’s Degree: BS Mathematics Major in Computer Science, University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines
Master’s Degree: Masters in Secondary Education, Acacia University, Phoenix, Arizona, USA (currently taking)
Teaching credentials: Licensed Teacher in the Philippines (PGCE equivalent)
IB MYP and IB DP certificates
Began educational career: 2007
Educational philosophy: There is Chinese proverb that says, «Tell me and I’ll forget. Show me and I’ll remember. Involve me and I’ll understand». As a teacher, I want my students to be involved in the learning process where the environment is conducive and safe and where students use their learning to create meaningful lives in the future.
Daniel KiteEnglish teacherDegree and University: Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in English and Political Science, University of Toronto; Bachelor of Education, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education
Teaching credentials: Ontario College of Teachers Certification - Intermediate/Senior English and Politics; British Columbia TRB Certification
Began educational career: 2013
Educational philosophy: Teaching students to think critically and creatively is the key to creating a bright future, for the individual and for the planet.
Adam GrunzkeMath teacherDegree and University: Ph.D, Masters Degree in Slavic Languages and Literature, University of Toronto; Masters Degree in Education, Johns Hopkins University; Bachelors in English and Russian, University of Florida
Teaching Credentials: Teaching Certificate in Secondary Mathematics, State of Maryland, United States; Teaching Certificate in English to Speakers of Other Languages K-12, State of Maryland, United States
Began Educational Career: 2012
Philosophy: Education is the lifelong search for connections between what we already know and what we wish to understand.
Ravil YusupovLab assistant
Rezeda SagirovaRussian laguage ad literatureUniversity & Degree: State University; specialty: Russian language and literature.
Teaching credential: «Improving the quality of teaching in the Republic of Tatarstan», Singapore. The training course on «Transforming education in 21st century schools.» Member of the Republican expert commission on the Russian language. Winner of the grant «The teacher-mentor.»
Began education career: 1988.
Teaching philosophy: «Only the collaboration of teacher, a student and a parent results in the creation of the personality.»
Lee ZantuaICT teacherDegree & University: MEd Major in Special Education 2007 — De La Salle University Manila — (Completed all academic units) and Masters in IT Education — Lyceum of the Philippines
Teaching Credential: Licensure for Teachers 2004, TESOL Certificate 2007
Began Teaching: 2004
Educational Philosophy: I believe in creating fun, innovative and different learning opportunities that complement the needs of each student.
Brian AustinArt teacherDegree: Bachelor’s degree in art from the University of California, Santa Cruz.
Began teaching: 2004.
Educational Philosophy: Art is a creative pursuit where students can meet themselves through meeting the artistic traditions of the broader world and practicing within the various media. The creative process that students find in the arts can engender innovation and excellence in every other subject.
Shafinaz BuruhanudeenMath teacherDegrees & Universities: B.Sc Computing and Information Systems- University of Bradford, United Kingdom
M.Phil Mobile Ad Hoc Wireless Networks - University of Bradford, United Kingdom
Began teaching: 2003
Educational philosophy: Everyday, our learning process continues to grow. We just have to feed it with knowledge.
Chris StanderPE teacherDegree & University: Bachelor of Education SnrFet, University of Kwa-Zulu Natal, Edgewood Campus, South Africa.
Teaching Credential: Bed SnrFet in Sports Science, Life Orientation, Design and Technology and Afrikaans
Began Educational Career: 2004
Educational Philosophy: The Purpose of Physical Education is to teach the whole student, not just their body and movements. Students should learn through play. Sports not only develops a healthy body, but promotes team work, critical thinking and analysis.
Azat MinsafinEAL teacherUniversity & Degre: The Institute of Social Studies and Humanities. The institute of education development. Specialist degree in linguistics and interpretations and Diploma of further additional to higher education in teaching.
Teaching credentials: Trinity TESOL Certificate
Began teaching: 2012
Educational philosophy: Students learn best by doing, and active teaching encourages active learning
Anibal MustelierEAL teacherUniversity & Degree: Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, Florida International University. Master of Arts in Education, Teaching and Learning, Nova Southeastern University.
Teaching credential: Certified in Florida (United States) in Social Sciences, Exceptional Student Education (ESE), and Elementary Education
Began teaching: 2007
Educational philosophy: "Not all who wander are lost. "J.R.R. Tolkien With education, you can find your path.
Ritchilda VergaraDegree & University: Bachelor of Science Major in Biology, Batangas State University, Philippines. Post-Bachelor’s Certificate in Secondary Education, University of Batangas, Philippines.
Teaching credential: International Educator License, Virginia Department of Education, USA; 2008-2011.
Licensure Examination for Teachers, Philippines, 2002 — present.
Began teaching: 2001
Educational philosophy: A teacher’s role is to create experiences and opportunities that would bring out each student’s latent potential and then nurture it to grow. As Albert Einstein said, «It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge».
Brandon ClemmonsSocial Studies teacherDegree & University/: Master’s of Science in Educational Administration — Arkansas State University (expected May 2017). Bachelor of Arts in History and Social Science Secondary Education — Longwood University
Teaching credential: Grade 6-12 History and Social Science Teaching Certificate — Virginia, USA
Began teaching: 2012
Educational philosophy: «Hearing is not as good as seeing, seeing is not as good as knowing, knowing is not as good as doing; true learning happens when it is put into action.» — Xunzi, Confucian Scholar. Students learn best when they put their knowledge into action.
Yuliya TagrifullinaLibrarianDegree & University: Birsk State Social Pedagogical Academy
Ebglish language teacher.
Educational philosophy: One child, one teacher, one book, one pen can change the world.
Ayrat ShamsutdinovPhysical education Teacher
Degree & University: Kazan Volga-Region Federal University, PE and Sport Medicine.
Educational philosophy: “A healthy body in a healthy mind”.
Kamila MirasovaEAL specialistDegrees & Universities: Yelabuga State Pedagogical University (Specialst in teaching English and German as foreign languages.
Monterey Institute of International Studies (MA TESOL) currently is enrolled into a postgraduate program at Kazan Federal University.
Began teaching: 2010
Educational philosophy: All students are different and learn in different ways.