Mr. Usui has been a renowned educationist for almost four decades in Japan.
President & Representative Director
Mr. Usui has been a renowned educationist for almost four decades in Japan. He has served as principal of The New Jersey Japanese School in USA; New Delhi Japanese School in India and Tabara Elementary School in Kamogawa, Wada Junior High School in Minamiboso, Japan before joining Sai Schools.
He has also served as curriculum advisor for Chiba Prefectural Board of Education and as an English teacher in Junior High School of Chiba in initial years of his career.
Mr. Usui is a bachelor of Business Administration from Toyo University Tokyo
Ms. Rebecca Yarita studied education at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Head of School/Representative Director
Ms. Rebecca Yarita joins us from the United States where she studied education at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with emphasis in language acquisition for students in grades K-12. Before arriving in Japan she worked in public and private schools in Wisconsin and also worked in adult education. While in Japan she has had the opportunity to work with the following curricula – US Common Core, UK National, and Cambridge International Examinations at various grade levels. She has been living in Japan for 15 years
She is a firm believer in evidence based practice, the method of making curricular and academic strategy decisions based on research and best practice. Due to this belief, the core areas of reading, writing and mathematics take high priority in her academic planning for the school. She also believes all students can learn and make progress with appropriate levels of support and encouragement at both school and home.
Maria van Eeden was born and raised in sunny South Africa & she enjoys being outdoors playing badminton, riding her bicycle
Ms. Maria Van Eeden
PYP Coordinator / Grade 1 Homeroom Teacher
Maria van Eeden was born and raised in sunny South Africa and she enjoys being outdoors playing badminton, riding her bicycle, and taking long walks. She also enjoys playing the ukelele and uses it in the classroom to teach her students some concepts and vocabulary words. She completed her B.Ed Early Childhood Development degree at the University of Pretoria and has since taught Kindergarten, Elementary school, as well as High School students. She has been privileged to teach in countries such as South Korea, Saudi Arabia, the U.A.E, and China. She has spent the past decade working at different private and International schools and loves seeing students grow in confidence on stage and in the classroom through poetry performances and songs. This is her third year being part of a PYP school and has learned how valuable the skills, concepts,and learner profiles are in the development of students as internationally-minded citizens that add value not only to their families and friends, but also the community. Maria is thrilled to be a part of Sai Sishya and has come to love every student and is eager to help them grow and mature.
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Mark Beese is from the United Kingdom. He is the CLS Coordinator and CLS English and Global Perspectives teacher for G6-7
Mark Beese is from the UK. He is the CLS Coordinator and CLS English and Global Perspectives teacher for G6-7. He has an honors degree in Education from the University of the West of England and has twenty years of experience working in education, specializing in Primary English. He has worked in primary and special needs schools in the UK and public and international schools here in Japan. He has been living in Japan for 13 years and has taught English at primary, senior high, and junior college levels. He has previously written the English section for the prefectural high school entrance exam in northern Japan, was invited by the Ministry of Education to assist in the development of English education in Japan, and was featured on a weekly English radio broadcast in Ibaraki prefecture. He is excited to be part of the Sai Sishya community and hopes to be able to use his experience to help students reach their full potential and enjoy their studies.
Servando Lopez Leon is from Oaxaca, Mexico. He holds a PhD and Masters degree in Electrochemistry
CBSE Coordinator/Science Teacher
Servando Lopez Leon is from Oaxaca, Mexico. He holds a PhD and Masters degree in Electrochemistry, additionally he is a chemical engineer. He has worked before as a scientist, engineer and professor in different countries. He would like to share his passion for science with the students and help them at the same time to reach their daily goals.
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