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Inspired learning starts with highly motivated and professional teachers. More than 80% of our teachers possess more than 5 years of teaching experience, and hold 2 or more professional qualifications; highlighting the experience our teachers hold to provide quality education for all our learners. But the learning doesn't stop there. We invest in continuous staff training, from programmes such as our own in-house professional development, to coaching, to hosting guest speakers and sharing best practices with other international schools. Nexus encourages personal development, with 43% of teachers holding a Masters Degree, and with many more currently studying at postgraduate level. We also ensure our support staff are experienced; 57% of our classroom assistants have degrees. Language is very important; as an international school this is often the first time children experience a language that may not be their mother tongue. At Nexus we deliberately employ staff from across the globe who are able to speak a range of languages to help our learners communicate and build confidence.

 

THE CULTURE

The Nexus brand was designed with 21st century learning in mind at every level of the school. This need to continually evolve and respond to the future is an ethos that has underpinned the growth of Taylor’s Schools to become one of Asia’s leading private education providers. The “Nexus Way” was developed with the guiding philosophy to adopt key elements of Mindsets, Relationships, Inclusion, and Innovation. We invest in continuous staff training, from programmes such as our own in-house professional development, to coaching, to hosting guest speakers and sharing best practices with other international schools.

  • My purpose is to inspire people, one conversation at a time, with a shared vision and common purpose. 

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    Lachlan MacKinnon

    Principal

  • Fiona Lewis, Head of Primary School, is passionate about the quality and vigor of teaching and learning across Nexus International School (Singapore). 

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    Fiona Lewis

    Head of Primary School, Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)

  • Heather joins the Nexus community from an established international school in Hong Kong where she was Vice Principal.

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    Heather Millington

    Head of Secondary School, Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)

  • Paul is from the United Kingdom and graduated with a degree in Physical Education with Primary Education from Leeds University. He taught for 4 years in the north of England before moving to the Middle East, where he spent 12 years working at a school in Qatar.

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    Paul Rimmer

    Deputy Head of School (Primary) & PYP Coordinator

  • Steve is a passionate future-focussed educator and leader with twenty years of teaching experience in the UK and Spain. After teaching Primary in a prep school in the UK for three years, Steve embarked on an international teaching career in Spain, fulfilling the positions of Head of Primary in a school in Pamplona, Head of Secondary in a school in Ibiza, before becoming founding principal of schools in Barcelona and Mallorca.

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    Steve Gallego

    Deputy Head of School (Primary)

  • With over seven years education sector experience in the UK and ten years in Singapore, Stephanie Hughes is our key driver for the Middle Years Programme (MYP) and the development of the school's Drama, Art, Music and Dance culture. 

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    Stephanie Hughes

    Deputy Head of School (Secondary), MYP Coordinator & Physical & Health Education Teacher

  • Duncan comes to Nexus International School with over 16 years of experience in education. After eight years of teaching in the UK, Duncan moved to Hong Kong, beginning his relationship with the International Baccalaureate.

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    Duncan Shiel

    Deputy Head of School (Secondary) & Humanities Teacher

  • Fiona Lewis, Head of Primary School, is passionate about the quality and vigor of teaching and learning across Nexus International School (Singapore). 

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    Fiona Lewis

    Head of Primary School, Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)

  • Paul is from the United Kingdom and graduated with a degree in Physical Education with Primary Education from Leeds University. He taught for 4 years in the north of England before moving to the Middle East, where he spent 12 years working at a school in Qatar.

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    Paul Rimmer

    Deputy Head of School (Primary) & PYP Coordinator

  • Steve is a passionate future-focussed educator and leader with twenty years of teaching experience in the UK and Spain. After teaching Primary in a prep school in the UK for three years, Steve embarked on an international teaching career in Spain, fulfilling the positions of Head of Primary in a school in Pamplona, Head of Secondary in a school in Ibiza, before becoming founding principal of schools in Barcelona and Mallorca.

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    Steve Gallego

    Deputy Head of School (Primary)

  • Kerstin Stark moved from Scotland to Singapore with her family in 2008. She has taught both adults and children in a variety of

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    Kerstin Stark

    Nursery Classroom Teacher

  • Katie has taught in the UK for 9 years. She is a passionate early years teacher and her purpose as an educator is to inspire and challenge children to be independent, curious and inquisitive life-long learners.

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    Katie Mack

    Kindergarten Classroom Teacher

  • Karen hails from New Zealand where her teaching career began more than 25 years ago. She started teaching in public schools where she taught intermediate aged children and core music.

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    Karen Orlowski

    Kindergarten Classroom Teacher & Year Leader (Nursery and Kindergarten)

  • Niamh is an energetic and passionate educator who has been teaching since 2008. In 2015, she left Ireland with her husband Sean and moved overseas.

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    Niamh Scanlon

    Kindergarten Class Teacher

  • Prior to joining Nexus in 2016, Lyn Hart was awarded the AGS NEiTA (National Excellence in Teaching Award) in Australia, being recognised as one of the most outstanding teachers in the country for her creativity, dedication and innovation. She aims to create a community of young learners, where each child values the importance of their own education.

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    Lyn Hart

    Year 1 Classroom Teacher

  • Since arriving at Nexus Singapore in 2011, Bhavana Nair has enjoyed being involved in the development of the learning environment and other aspects of the Nexus curriculum, and teaching Yoga and Mindfulness to her learners. She is a committed Early Childhood teacher who believes every child can succeed when presented with the right learning opportunities, and continues to be in awe of their ability to teach as well as to learn.

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    Bhavana Nair-Msimanga

    Year 1 Homeroom Teacher & Phase Leader (Year 1 and Year 2)

  • Susan Sanderson has taught primary in international schools in China, Egypt, Kuwait and Dubai, developing a strong interest in the special requirements of bilingual classrooms. This led her to pursue and complete a Master of Education in Bilingualism in Education from Birmingham University. Susan joins the Year 2 team as Assistant Phase Leader after having taught Year 1 since joining Nexus in 2012.

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    Susan Sanderson

    Year 1 Classroom Teacher & Year Leader

  • Clare graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from Wheelock College.

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    Clare Ter

    Year 1 Class Teacher

  • Katrina Jones is a passionate and enthusiastic educator who believes in giving every child the best opportunity to develop their curiosity for learning. A Primary teacher who specialises in Early Years education, she has extensive knowledge and understanding that brings insightful and creative practices to the Phase 2 team. 

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    Katrina Jones

    Year 2 Classroom Teacher & Year Leader

  • Katharina is a caring and passionate educator who firmly believes in the power of building positive relationships within the learning space to allow learners to be open to taking risks and to make meaningful connections.

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    Katharina Scherpel

    Year 2 Class Teacher

  • Tamara comes from a multicultural background, having grown up in both Papua New Guinea and Australia. After completing a Bachelor of Education (Primary) in 2005, Tamara taught in both the public and private education sectors in Australia.

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    Tamara Serong

    Year 2 Classroom Teacher

  • With her passion for teaching, Zehra Shariff has been teaching in international schools in Singapore for the past seven years across a wide range of age groups and abilities. Her teaching philosophy is to facilitate curoisity for learning while building confidence and independence amongst her learners.

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    Zehra Shariff

    Year 2 Classroom Teacher

  • Originally from the UK, Catharine likes to sing and perform. She believes these qualities can help build an engaging environment.

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    Catharine Steele

    Year 2 Class Teacher

  • James Atkins has achieved an impressive number of degrees from universities around the world. He is originally from Canada and has been working overseas for the last thirteen years. This year marks his fifth year at Nexus and eleventh year in Singapore.

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    James Atkins

    Year 3 Classroom Teacher

  • Having taught in New Zealand for nearly 5 years, Aaron recently moved to Singapore with his business-savvy wife and 2 daughters.

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    Aaron Dustow

    Year 3 Classroom Teacher & Year Leader

  • Ryan began as a Year 3 and 4 Classroom Assistant with Nexus when he first arrived in Singapore in 2017. Since 2019 he has been co-teaching in Year 3 and 5 while completing his Post-Graduate Certificate in Education from Warwick University.

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    Ryan Halbert

    Year 3 Classroom Teacher

  • With a diverse teaching experience that spans more than 6 years across various schools in India and Singapore, Bharti is thrilled to be able to share her knowledge and learnings with students at Nexus.

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    Bharti Dadhwal

    Year 3 Class Teacher

  • Although originally from the UK, Rachel Malster spent her childhood in Brunei and has been living and working in North Africa, Asia and Europe, particularly Spain, for more than twenty years. Rachel believes that learning should be inclusive and child-centred, and strives to ensure all learners develop a love of learning.

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    Rachel Malster

    Year 3 Classroom Teacher

  • Suzie has been a member of the Nexus family since 2019, starting out as a Classroom Assistant in Kindergarten.

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    Suzie Bacon

    Year 4 Class Teacher

  • Rick is from Nova Scotia, Canada where he obtained a degree in Recreation Management.

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    Rick Dennis

    Year 4 Class Teacher

  • Originally from New Zealand, Peter Derrick used to teach in the local and international schools in New Zealand and Shanghai (China) respectively before his current position in Nexus. In the classroom, Peter is dedicated to his learners, striving to lift the level of achievement for every individual.

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    Peter Derrick

    Year 4 Classroom Teacher

  • Susan Kelly trained at Westminster College, Oxford and enjoyed teaching in schools in London for several years before moving overseas. Having taught at a wide range of schools, she optimises her extensive experience and knowledge by catering to how children learn best, in different situations.

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    Susan Kelly

    Year 4 Classroom Teacher & Year Leader

  • Having taught in his home country of Ireland for ten years, Seán embarked on his international teaching adventure with his wife Niamh as they worked teaching in schools in the Middle East and Asia.

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    Sean Stakelum

    Year 4 Class Teacher

  • Gerry Thomson is originally from Vancouver, Canada, and has lived in Singapore for two years before joining Nexus in 2019.

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    Gerry Thomson

    Year 4 Clasroom Teacher

  • Angela has developed a love of inquiry-based learning and believes in the importance of cultivating strong relationships with learners, while finding exciting ways to continually spark their curiosity and creativity.

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    Angela Norman

    Year 5 Class Teacher

  • Susie moved to Singapore from the United Kingdom in 2019 with her husband and three daughters. With over 15 years of teaching experience, she is delighted to join the team at Nexus.

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    Susannah Philpott

    Year 5 Classroom Teacher

  • Originally from Northumberland in the UK, David has worked in education for the last twenty years.

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    David Rixon

    Year 5 Class Teacher

  • Sonya Thompson joined our Nexus community in 2016. Her teaching experience includes her home country of New Zealand, as well as England and Switzerland. She is passionate about providing opportunities for learners to develop and apply a growth mindset.

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    Sonya Thompson

    Year 5 Classroom Teacher & Year Leader (Year 5)

  • Passionate about the world of education, Serene has over 13 years of experience teaching a wide range of year groups in various school systems.

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    Serene Yap

    Year 5 Class Teacher

  • A keen sportsman in both basketball and swimming when he was younger, coaching others served as a springboard for Allan Bilney's career into education. Sixteen years later, Allan has worked in a diverse range of subjects and schools, in Australia, England, Thailand and Singapore. He is highly passionate to make curriculum links to physical and outdoor education, supporting learners to push themselves outside of their comfort zone to succeed.

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    Allan Bilney

    Year 6 Classroom Teacher & Year Leader

  • With fourteen years of teaching experience and counting, Geraldine has taught both the Singapore and International curriculum, specialising in English and Mathematics.

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    Geraldine Lin

    Primary Year 6 Class Teacher

  • Pippa is a Year 3 teacher from Canada. She has extensive experience developing and teaching lessons in the Primary Years Programme and strives to create an environment where students engage in authentic inquiry and are supported and challenged to become independent and self-aware learners.

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    Pippa Thomson

    Year 6 Classroom Teacher & Numeracy Coordinator

  • Born and raised in Canada, Heather lived in Barbados for five years before moving to Singapore in 2022.

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    Heather Woodland

    Year 6 Class Teacher

  • Originally from Singapore, Michelle started her education journey as a third-culture kid, having experienced an extensive range of curriculum during her formative years. Michelle finally settled back in Singapore after further studies in Australia and has taught in multiple international schools across the Early Years and Primary.

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    Michelle Lim

    Classroom Teacher

  • Jewel is an enthusiastic, experienced teacher who works with Early Years and Primary Arts learners.

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    Jewel Mcmillan

    Art Specialist Teacher

  • Matt has been teaching primary art internationally and in the United States for the past 5 years.

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    Matthew Braun

    Art Specialist Teacher

  • With seventeen years of teaching experience, Meher Verghese believes in creating an environment where learners can successfully develop their ideas through research, exploration and reflection. She strives to evoke interest in Visual Art among her learners and deepen their thinking towards the subject.

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    Meher Verghese

    Visual Arts Teacher

  • Charlie Proctor has 15 years experience as an EAL and Primary school teacher.

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    Charlie Proctor

    Bilingual and Multilingual Learning Specialist Teacher

  • Jessica has been teaching Bilingual and Multilingual Learners for over a decade.

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    Jessica Mascaro

    Bilingual and Multilingual Learning Specialist Teacher & Learning Area Leader (Primary)

  • Will Porter has been teaching English language learners of many ages in various countries for the last 15 years.

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    Will Porter

    Bilingual and Multilingual Learning Specialist Teacher

  • Jonathan has been teaching English for the past 12 years. He moved to Singapore from Cambridge, UK with his wife and young daughter.

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    Jonathan Chatters

    Bilingual and Multilingual Learning Specialist Teacher

  • Jenny Gong has a Master’s degree in Asian language and literature from the University of Washington, U.S.A. and a B.A. in Chinese language and literature from Shandong University, China. 

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    Jenny Gong

    Chinese Teacher

  • Kathy has been teaching Mandarin as a foreign language across a range of ages in international settings for 7 years in Malaysia and Hong Kong before her move to Singapore with her husband and newborn in 2018. 

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    Kathy Wong

    Chinese Teacher

  • Leanne is greatly passionate about education and has been teaching Chinese in international schools in Singapore for more than 10 years. She believes that everyone learns in their own unique way and enjoys using a variety of teaching stategies to ensure that every learner achieves their goals while taking delight in their learning.

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    Leanne Yun

    Chinese Teacher

  • Originally from Taiwan, Ivy Chang joined Nexus in 2012. She completed her education in the United States of America training to teach Chinese as a foreign language at the National Taiwan University.

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    Ivy Chang

    Chinese Teacher

  • Yijie is a professional teacher who has more than twenty years experience in teaching Chinese. Her perspective towards teaching is that the role of a teacher goes both ways; that the teacher learns from learners just as much as the latter do from the former. 

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    Yi Jie Ge

    Chinese Teacher

  • Zoe Zhou came to Singapore from China at 2010 and has worked as an international school teacher since. She is an experienced language teacher who has worked with learners of various levels and also taught the bilingual program.

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    Zoe Zhou

    Chinese Teacher & Learning Area Leader (Primary)

  • With big goals in mind, Andy is in the midst of working towards achieving three major milestones here at Nexus - preparing for the National Professional Qualification in Senior Leadership, developing and embedding the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award and further developing the Mother Tongue Programme for the school. He is committed to motivating learners of all ages to develop their confidence and interest in both their existing and new language(s)

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    Andy Jefferson

    European Languages Teacher & EOTC Coordinator

  • Claire Jefferson was born and raised in the UK, where she began her teaching career in a wide range of schools, both State and Private. She joined Nexus in 2013 and since then, loves being part of the Nexus community, especially working with a diverse age range of learners and sharing new experiences with her home room.

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    Claire Jefferson

    European Languages Teacher and Learning Area Leader (Primary)

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    An accomplished multilingual communicator, Marcela believes that languages open doors and, most importantly, provide insight to other peoples’ lives and cultural heritage.

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    Marcela Ellerbrock

    European Languages Specialist Teacher (Spanish & French)

  • Deeply passionate for music, Clare Lambert has always been involved in a music-related role growing up. Her work experience has seen her being the previous Head of Music, Head of the Arts, Faculty Leader and Co-Chair of FOBISIA Music. Currently she is the Subject Leader for music at NISS after a career in teaching music across Asia in Hong Kong and Singapore.

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    Clare Lambert

    Music Teacher & Learning Area Leader (Secondary)

  • Christopher Jung is a music specialist who graduated with a PGCE from University of Nottingham and a BMus from Berklee College of Music. He seeks to provide engaging and creative music lessons for young children in hopes of instilling a love for music in them, by incorporating the Kodály approach with music and movement.

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    Christopher Jung

    Music Teacher

  • Natassja is from South Africa and started teaching 12 years ago, after studyng music at UKZN. She started teaching in public schools in South Africa, where she taught learners from ages 5-13 music, dance and drama. 

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    Natassja du Toit

    Music Teacher & Learning Area Leader (Primary)

  • Coach Adrian teaches the primary swim curriculum and heads the Junior performance squad.

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    Adrian Ong

    Swim Teacher & Coach

  • Coach Dhill is currently coaching the Senior performance squad. He was a national swimmer from 2004 - 2014 for the Philippines and he competed in the World Championships, South East Asian Games and other International Competitions to name a few.

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    Dhill Lee

    Swim Coach

  • Coach Isaac is one of Nexus's primary and secondary swimming curriculum and junior swimming team coaches.

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    Isaac Williams

    Swim Coach

  • Coach Larisa is one of Nexus' key contributors to the school's rapidly growing swimming programme and is currently leading the Primary swimming curriculum. Her energy and background as a former national swimmer have inspired many young learners to pursue the sport. 

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    Larisa Mogutova

    Director of Aquatics

  • Russell is from the Scotland and has 20 years teaching experience. 17 years of this was in Scotland before a move to the international sector where he taught in Madrid and Milan. 

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    Russell Pollock

    Physical and Health Education Teacher

  • Sarah brings over a decade of international experience in the UK, Australia, Hong Kong and Singapore to Nexus and the Primary PHE team.

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    Sarah Cole

    Physical and Health Education Teacher & Learning Area Leader (Primary)

  • Originally from New Zealand, Anna Shaw has taught internationally in countries such as Kazakhstan, Thailand and now Singapore. She joined Nexus in 2014 as a homeroom teacher in Elementary School and has loved the experience of working with children in the school's unique innovative learning environment.

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    Anna Shaw

    Teacher Librarian

  • Anjali has over 14 years of teaching experience, of which, he has spent 7 years and counting across acclaimed IB international schools across India and Singapore.

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    Rathi Anjali Abhishek

    Relief Teacher (Whole School)

  • Sabrina was born in Singapore and graduated from Birmingham City University with a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Early Childhood Studies.

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    Sabrina Tan

    Relief Teacher (Whole School)

  • Heather joins the Nexus community from an established international school in Hong Kong where she was Vice Principal.

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    Heather Millington

    Head of Secondary School, Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)

  • With over seven years education sector experience in the UK and ten years in Singapore, Stephanie Hughes is our key driver for the Middle Years Programme (MYP) and the development of the school's Drama, Art, Music and Dance culture. 

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    Stephanie Hughes

    Deputy Head of School (Secondary), MYP Coordinator & Physical & Health Education Teacher

  • Duncan comes to Nexus International School with over 16 years of experience in education. After eight years of teaching in the UK, Duncan moved to Hong Kong, beginning his relationship with the International Baccalaureate.

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    Duncan Shiel

    Deputy Head of School (Secondary) & Humanities Teacher

  • Greg Walasek is a creative and inspiring Visual Art educator with over 14 years of international teaching experience across various countries, including South Korea, Singapore and Brazil.

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    Gregory Walasek

    Art Specialist Teacher & Learning Area Leader (Secondary)

  • Joanna teaches across both Primary and Secondary in her role as a specialist Visual Arts teacher. She also has a keen interest in the IBDP years through her role as the CAS Coordinator and as a teacher of TOK. 

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    Joanna Bevan

    Visual Arts Teacher & CAS Co-ordinator

  • With seventeen years of teaching experience, Meher Verghese believes in creating an environment where learners can successfully develop their ideas through research, exploration and reflection. She strives to evoke interest in Visual Art among her learners and deepen their thinking towards the subject.

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    Meher Verghese

    Visual Arts Teacher

  • Aysha comes from a mixed English and Turkish background and recently moved from Turkey to join Nexus after working for an IB school for 14 years. She enjoys working with a range of age groups across Primary and Secondary.

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    Aysha Guller

    Bilingual and Multilingual Learning Specialist Teacher

  • Having grown up as a Third Culture Kid herself, this experience has provided Deborah a keen interest in working with bilingual learners, as she understands the challenges and joys of living and studying in various countries. 

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    Deborah Uy

    Bilingual and Multilingual Learning Specialist & Guardian Coordinator

  • Marianne has taught in Singapore for seven years before joining Nexus, and collectively has over 20 years of teaching and leadership experience in Singapore, Thailand and the UK.

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    Marianne Harvey

    Bilingual and Multilingual Learning Specialist Teacher & Learning Area Leader (Secondary)

  • Steve hails from Johannesburg, South Africa where he was fortunate to grow up in the multicultural and diverse sport mad Rainbow Nation. He started his teaching career in 2002 and has gone on to teach young learners, teens and adults specialising in Bilingual and Multilingual Languages, Teacher Training (CELTA) and IELTS in Johannesburg and Bangkok.

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    Stephen Hensman

    Bilingual and Multilingual Learning Specialist

  • Jim Bevan comes with many years of pastoral experience at The British School Kathmandu as well as in a large comprehensive school in Bath, UK. Since joining Nexus in 2014, he has enjoyed introducing learners to fantastic opportunities such as’ Junior Achievement - Company of the Year’ and ‘Young Founders School’ as he has a passion for enterprise outside the classroom.

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    Jim Bevan

    Business and Economics Teacher & Year Leader (Year 12 and Year 13)

  • Kevin Ohn has 30 years of experience in the investment research and asset management industry before joining the teaching profession.

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    Kevin Ohn

    Economics Teacher

  • Tiana's journey in international education began as a student at Cairo American College. Her goal is to help her learners become confident communicators and critical thinkers.

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    Tiana Sexton

    Business & Economics Teacher & Learning Area Leader

  • Hemangi is a passionate Computer Science teacher who has been teaching for more than 8 years.

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    Hemangi Ahire

    Computer Science Teacher

  • Norayr is a well-travelled, experienced and enthusiastic Computer Science teacher who strives to improve the gender balance and make Computer Science classes more appealing to female learners.

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    Norayr Ghazaryan

    Computer Science Teacher & Learning Area Leader

  • In his role as Digital Learning Coach (DLC) and Apple Distinguished Educator, Ed Bailey facilitates innovative learning experiences using the latest technologies across both the Primary and Secondary schools. In addition to his DLC role, he also leads the designing and operating the Nexus Makerspace to share his passion for Digital Design and Fabrication and hands-on experiential learning.

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    Edward Bailey

    Digital Coach

  • Growing up in Slovakia, Vicki has lived and taught in the UK for over 25 years. She has taught a wide range of subjects to varying range of ages and abilities over her teaching career.

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    Vicki Risianova

    Design Teacher & Learning Area Leader

  • A vocal advocate of arts, cultural and linguistic education, Gadi aims to activate his learners’ natural curiosity in a safe and nurturing environment where they continually surprise themselves in their achievements.

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    Gadi Burman

    Drama Teacher

  • Kim is a British girl from Devon who grew up in Kenya and has spent the last 13 years teaching in international schools around t

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    Kimberley Bennett

    Drama Teacher & Learning Area Leader

  • Hailing from Co Donegal, Ireland, Aine Massey is a passionate educator who believes in the importance of innovation and inclusion within the classroom as well as building positive relationships between all members of the Nexus community. When pursuing her Postgraduate Diploma in Education, she took it a step further by completing it through the medium of the Gaelic language, at NUIG, Galway.

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    Aine Massey

    English Teacher and Careers & University Guidance Counsellor

  • Passionate about including and inspiring her students in their studies of English, Clare comes to Nexus with over 12 years of experience, formerly teaching in the UK, Oman and China.

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    Clare Symons

    English Teacher

  • An enthusiastic member of the Secondary English department and teacher in charge of the IB School Supported Self Taught Literature course (SSST), Kate Ellicott is an experienced teacher of the IGCSE and IB, as well as KS3. Originally from New Zealand, Kate has been teaching English for fourteen years, with international experience in Sri Lanka and Thailand prior to Singapore.

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    Kate Ellicott

    English Teacher & Learning Area Leader

  • Michael joins the English team with 11 years of experience teaching in the UK, Malaysia and China.

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    Michael Hayes

    English Teacher

  • Working in Asia for the first time, Nicola has taught English in schools in the UK, Ecuador and most recently at an international school in Spain. Her focus is on developing strong relationships with her learners to understand their individual needs, and using creative methods to deliver engaging lessons.

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    Nicola Harte

    English Teacher & Year Leader (Year 8)

  • Nivashini brings over a decade of teaching experience to the Nexus family. As a former counseling psychologist with a zeal for English, Nivashini has trained in CELTA and is currently pursuing her PGDE with University of Nottingham.

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    Nivashini Manivannan

    English Teacher

  • Sami is a passionate and enthusiastic educator who truly values the importance of positive relationships.

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    Samantha Hine

    English Subject Teacher

  • Having taught in a range of different institutions in both the UK and Singapore, Will particularly likes exploring language from an analytical perspective to find hidden meaning woven into texts.

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    Will Towler

    English Teacher

  • Ms Melis is from Philadelphia, USA. After receiving her B.S.E. in Social Studies Education from Millersville University, she began her teaching career in sunny Florida, teaching A.P. Human Geography and World History.

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    Abigail Melis

    Humanities Teacher (History) & Learning Area Leader

  • Christelle grew up between the UK and Switzerland and previously lived in Rwanda and India. 

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    Christelle Favre

    Humanities Teacher (Geography)

  • Henry is a Humanities teacher with a specialism in Geography, with experience in both independent and selective schools.

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    Henry Le Jeune

    Individuals and Societies Teacher & Year Leader (Year 10)

  • English National Curriculum Year 8: Humanities Year 9: Humanities International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (IB-MYP) Ye

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    Paul Dubenec

    Individuals and Societies Teacher

  • Ronan Dockrell was born in Scotland, UK, and has worked with children in a number of locations including the USA and Italy before graduating with a degree in History, Politics and Professional Education.

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    Ronan Dockrell

    Individuals and Societies Teacher

  • Fairly new to the Nexus family, Sarah Baldock arrived in Singapore in 2018 with her family from the UK. She comes with fifteen years of teaching experience, specialising in both Pastoral Care and Curriculum Leadership. In the classroom, Sarah is passionate about focusing on personalising the needs of the individual learner, and raising aspirations, expectations and achievements.

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    Sarah Baldock

    Individuals and Societies Teacher & Year Leader (Year 7)

  • Vicky Holdcroft is an experienced and dedicated educator who has been teaching for over twenty years. Originally from the UK, she has also taught in Brazil and the Netherlands. Vicky enjoys encouraging her learners to think for themselves and question the world around them. She is also a Principal Examiner and Lead Author for the IBO and is passionate about improving the quality and consistency of international exams.

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    Vicky Holdcroft

    Individuals and Societies Teacher & IB,TOK & EE Coordinator

  • In his twenty years as an international teacher, James has been grateful for the opportunity to help learners to develop academic rigour and an understanding of themselves, their ability to affect positive change in the world, as well as their social responsibility.

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    James Cairns

    Mathematics Teacher & Learning Area Leader

  • Lisa Smith was born in the UK where she spent a decade working in various schools and colleges after graduation. After taking a gap period of extensive travelling, she then worked in various countries in Asia as a teacher, such as Shanghai (China) and Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam), and now Singapore, where she has been since 2013.

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    Lisa Smith

    Mathematics Teacher

  • Manuela O’Reilly has extensive experience as a teacher of Mathematics in the UK, Melbourne and Sydney where she taught MYP Maths and Science and latterly, Head of Year 10.

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    Manuela O'Reilly

    Mathematics Teacher

  •   English National Curriculum - Year 9: Mathematics International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB-DP) - Year 12: Mathematics

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    Melody Zheng

    Mathematics Teacher

  • Rita Wong grew up in Canada, where she studied mathematical biology in university.

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    Rita Wong

    Mathematics Teacher

  • Sonny Feng works with a dedicated team of tutors to support our IGCSE learners in this critical stage of their education. With fourteen years of teaching experience under his belt, he recently became an examiner for IBO.

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    Sonny Feng

    Mathematics Teacher & Year Leader (Year 11)

  • Originally from the UK, Alex grew up with a passion for the natural world and drive to understand it better. Alex has taught science in both the UK and China before moving to Singapore and joining Nexus.

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    Alex Barrett

    Science Teacher

  • Fabio was born in the UK to Italian parents, and has always seen the world as an international community. From a young age, he was fascinated with how things worked and would regularly take things apart and rebuild them, much to his family’s annoyance.

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    Fabio Di Salvo

    Science Teacher & Learning Area Leader

  • Jozef left his country of Slovakia almost 20 years ago to become an international teacher. Jozef has taught IBDP Biology, Psychology and Environmental Science in England, Romania, China, Vietnam and now in Singapore. Currently, he is an IBDP examiner and the co-author of online content platform for DP Psychology students. Jozef consistently strives to keep up a positive relationship with his learners, by understanding them as individuals and what their behaviour motivators are.

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    Jozef Bendik

    Science Teacher

  • Judy is Canadian and graduated with a Biochemistry degree from the University of Calgary.

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    Judy Fan

    General/Combined Science Teacher

  • Originally from India, Rohit lived in the UK for the last 14 years prior to joining Nexus in 2019. During his time in the UK he has followed his passions by achieving an integrated masters in physics and philosophy, and also a masters in education.

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    Rohit Kishor

    Science Teacher and Learning Management System Coordinator

  • Shabrina has been a member of the Nexus family since 2020, starting out as a Science technician in Secondary.

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    Shabrina Razali

    General/Combined Science Teacher

  • Sylvia Klinzing was born in the Philippines and moved to the US to take her Masters degree after a year of working as a research assistant at the Marine Science Institute. Since graduating, she has enjoyed teaching Science for more than twenty years and has served as a Head of Science in two schools, as well as a consultant at Sun Associates, an educational technology evaluation and integration company.

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    Sylvia Klinzing

    Science Teacher

  • Born and raised in the North of England, Tamzin attended one of the top state schools in the UK before achieving an Integrated Masters in Physics, specialising in defence applications of Particle Physics.

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    Tamzin Owen

    Science Teacher (Physics)

  • Taylor Bernard has over nine years of experience teaching in Canada, Tanzania, Germany, and China.

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    Taylor Bernard

    Science Teacher (Chemistry)

  • Hailing from China, Darcy joined Nexus in 2022.

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    Darcy Duan

    Chinese Specialist Teacher

  • Gabrielle Zhou was born and raised in Shanghai and moved to Singapore in 2006 with her family. She brings with her many years of work experience teaching Chinese as an additional language in international schools and has just recently joined the Nexus family in 2018.

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    Gabrielle Zhou

    Chinese Teacher & Learning Area Leader (Secondary)

  • Jenny Gong has a Master’s degree in Asian language and literature from the University of Washington, U.S.A. and a B.A. in Chinese language and literature from Shandong University, China. 

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    Jenny Gong

    Chinese Teacher

  • Liu Ning is originally from China and comes with nineteen years of teaching experience. Specialising in teaching the IGCSE and IBDP programs, she strives to provide them the ability to understand and respect one another through multicultural learning, educating them to be global citizens of today.

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    Ning Liu

    Chinese Teacher

  • Scarlett is an experienced Chinese Specialist with over 6 years of teaching experience as a Bilingual Homeroom Teacher in the PYP Programme.

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    Scarlett Yu

    Chinese Teacher

  • With big goals in mind, Andy is in the midst of working towards achieving three major milestones here at Nexus - preparing for the National Professional Qualification in Senior Leadership, developing and embedding the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award and further developing the Mother Tongue Programme for the school. He is committed to motivating learners of all ages to develop their confidence and interest in both their existing and new language(s)

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    Andy Jefferson

    European Languages Teacher & EOTC Coordinator

  • Claire Jefferson was born and raised in the UK, where she began her teaching career in a wide range of schools, both State and Private. She joined Nexus in 2013 and since then, loves being part of the Nexus community, especially working with a diverse age range of learners and sharing new experiences with her home room.

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    Claire Jefferson

    European Languages Teacher and Learning Area Leader (Primary)

  • Delphine Touron brings with her an eighteen year wealth of experience in teaching the French and Spanish languages in Secondary schools, in various countries; namely England, Egypt, Mexico, India, Brunei and Singapore. She has a passion for education and believes that it is one of the strongest means to unite people from different countries and cultures for a more peaceful world and sustainable future.

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    Delphine Touron

    French Teacher

  • Julien has had the pleasure of teaching French internationally for 15 years.

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    Julien Menet

    European Languages Specialist Teacher (French)

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    An accomplished multilingual communicator, Marcela believes that languages open doors and, most importantly, provide insight to other peoples’ lives and cultural heritage.

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    Marcela Ellerbrock

    European Languages Specialist Teacher (Spanish & French)

  • Deeply passionate for music, Clare Lambert has always been involved in a music-related role growing up. Her work experience has seen her being the previous Head of Music, Head of the Arts, Faculty Leader and Co-Chair of FOBISIA Music. Currently she is the Subject Leader for music at NISS after a career in teaching music across Asia in Hong Kong and Singapore.

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    Clare Lambert

    Music Teacher & Learning Area Leader (Secondary)

  • Steven Williams joins Nexus after 7 years teaching in the Private Sector as a Director of Music in the UK. 

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    Steven Williams

    Music Teacher

  • Bevan Moriaty is the school's Director of Sport and Physical and Health Education teacher, having brought with him a wealth of knowledge and experience from his proud home in New Zealand. He oversees the organising and directing of our Nexus representative sport programme and is the Head Coach of our girls' Volleyball programme and the Chairperson of ACSIS Volleyball in Singapore.

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    Bevan Moriarty

    Physical and Health Education Teacher & Director of Sports

  • Frank is an enthusiastic Health & Physical Education Teacher who is focused on building relationships within the Nexus community and facilitating new and interesting sporting opportunities for learners.

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    Frank Carter

    Physical and Health Education Specialist Teacher

  • Graeme Massey is a teacher with an immense passion for physical activity and educating young people who leads the Physical and Health Education department across the school. Arriving in Singapore from New Zealand in 2011, he has been a part of Nexus International School (Singapore) since its beginnings in 2. 

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    Graeme Massey

    Physical and Health Education Teacher & Year Leader (Year 9)

  • Coach Isaac is one of Nexus's primary and secondary swimming curriculum and junior swimming team coaches.

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    Isaac Williams

    Swim Coach

  • Katy is an educational leader with over 12 years of experience teaching Physical and Health Education in England, Australia and Singapore.

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    Katy Martin

    Physical and Health Education & Learning Area Leader (Secondary)

  • Coach Larisa is one of Nexus' key contributors to the school's rapidly growing swimming programme and is currently leading the Primary swimming curriculum. Her energy and background as a former national swimmer have inspired many young learners to pursue the sport. 

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    Larisa Mogutova

    Director of Aquatics

  • Russell is from the Scotland and has 20 years teaching experience. 17 years of this was in Scotland before a move to the international sector where he taught in Madrid and Milan. 

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    Russell Pollock

    Physical and Health Education Teacher

  • Originally from Cape Brenton Island, located just off the coast of Nova Scotia in Canada, Karen and her husband left in 2006 to travel and work overseas.

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    Karen Melski

    Teacher Librarian

  • Anjali has over 14 years of teaching experience, of which, he has spent 7 years and counting across acclaimed IB international schools across India and Singapore.

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    Rathi Anjali Abhishek

    Relief Teacher (Whole School)

  • Sabrina was born in Singapore and graduated from Birmingham City University with a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Early Childhood Studies.

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    Sabrina Tan

    Relief Teacher (Whole School)

  • Hailing from Co Donegal, Ireland, Aine Massey is a passionate educator who believes in the importance of innovation and inclusion within the classroom as well as building positive relationships between all members of the Nexus community. When pursuing her Postgraduate Diploma in Education, she took it a step further by completing it through the medium of the Gaelic language, at NUIG, Galway.

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    Aine Massey

    English Teacher and Careers & University Guidance Counsellor

  • Hayley has always been passionate about working with children and has over fifteen years’ experience in providing therapy and academic support for students with communication difficulties and diverse learning needs within the UK, Hong Kong and Thailand.

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    Hayley Thomas

    Learning Support Integrator

  • Paulina Rybak

    Learning Support Integrator

  • Stephanie Kroeker is an experienced inclusive educator and coach with over 12 years of experience.

     

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    Stephanie Kroeker

    Learning Support Integrator

  • Vargini Ledchumykanthan is originally from the UK and come with 26 years of Inclusive Education. Vargini brings  a passion and enthusiasm to address barriers to learning and ensure all learners meet their full potential. 

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    Vagini Ledchumykanthan

    Learning Support Integrator

  • Daniel is a professional counsellor with broad experience working with children, youths and adults in the education, government and private sector.

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    Daniel Tan

    Counsellor

  • Zanthe is a professional counsellor and clinical trauma specialist with a rich experience in the mental health field.

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    Zanthe Ng

    Counsellor

GOVERNANCE

The following are members of the Board of Directors that oversee governance of NEXUS INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD. Company Registration No. 201009668C:

Mr. Mark Tan
Ms. Rosalind Yeoh
Mr. BK Gan
Mr. John Lim
Mr. Thomas Yeoh Eng Leong
 

The Academic Board has the following members:

Mr. Lachlan MacKinnon (Chair)
Mr. BK Gan
Dr. Heather Millington
Mrs. Fiona Lewis

The Examination Board has the following members:

Mr. Lachlan MacKinnon (Chair)
Mr. Duncan Shiel
Dr. Heather Millington