Faculty

APIS strives for excellence in teaching:

  • To ensure measurable, standard-based student performances and achievements by implementing a cutting-edge curriculum and research-based instructional strategies.
  • To assemble a superb group of educators, who are not only excellent teachers but also accomplished individuals serving as role models.
  • To provide a Christ-centered, loving, and caring community that promotes students’ creativity and passion for learning.
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  • Fairoz Leonard D’Cruz
    Dean of Students
    B.S. Nanyang Technological University / PGDE National Institute of Education Singapore
    Born and raised with mixed Malay and Indian heritage in Singapore, Mr. D’Cruz served his nation as a Military Police Officer in the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) before graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore. He then began his career as a Genetics Researcher with the Genome Institute of Singapore leading a nationwide research study to analyze genetic polymorphism markers among heart patients. However, his passion has always been to inspire minds and Mr. D’Cruz pursued his teaching diploma with the National Institute of Education (NIE) in Singapore.

    With over 11 years of experience in education, Mr. D’Cruz has worked with the IB, AP, and GCSE-A Levels curriculums in private and government institutions based in London, Frankfurt, Singapore, and Seoul. He also took part as a curriculum consultant in the redesign of Qatar’s National Curriculum Framework (QNCF). Other previous roles held were Head of Science and Head of Education and Career Guidance.

    Working as an administrator in the school, Mr. D’Cruz is responsible for the behavioral management of students while overseeing the school’s programs to support our students’ needs and wellbeing. He is a firm believer in problem-based learning, technology integration and transformational leadership.

    During his free time, Mr. D’Cruz is an avid Newcastle football club fan who absolutely adores ‘Hamilton’ the play and loves experiencing new cultures through his travels with his wife and vlogs at ‘adcruzstory’ on Youtube.
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  • Alison Allen
    High School English Language Arts (ELA)
    M.A. George Fox University / B.S. Kennesaw State University
    Ms. Allen holds a Bachelor of Science in Communications and a Master of Arts in Teaching. She was born and raised in Texas, U.S. She spent over 20 years in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. Ms. Allen has over 20 years of experience working in corporate America as a writer, editor, and project manager, before transitioning to education. Her first teaching job was at an international school in China, where she taught middle and high school English core and elective courses, including AP Language and Composition, AP Literature, AP Seminar, and AP Research. Ms. Allen also ran summer English enrichment camps and led the Student Services team. She came to APIS to seek new challenges and is excited that life has brought her to APIS.
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  • Naomi Anno
    Japanese
    M.Ed. Hiroshima University / B.A. Shiga University
    Ms. Anno earned her Bachelor of Arts from Shiga University and a Master of Education from Hiroshima University. She was a lecturer at Iwakuni Nursing College, teaching social psychology. After marrying a Chilean citizen, she moved to Chile and taught at a Japanese school in Santiago. During that time, she became aware of the importance of language as a tool of communication and started to teach at a Japanese language institute organized by the Chilean Japanese Association. To gain her formal qualification as a Japanese teacher, she completed the Japanese Teachers Training course in Tokyo. Ms. Anno is an excellent Koto (Japanese traditional string instrument) player, and she enjoys Japanese cultural activities such as Ikebana (flower arrangement) and Sadou (Japanese tea ceremony). She is also interested in art and has learned and taught Medup (Korean traditional knot). While her native language is Japanese, she also speaks English, Spanish, and Korean.
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  • Samuel Bae
    Teaching Fellow
    B.A. University of Washington
    Born and raised in Seoul for most of his life, Mr. Bae is extremely happy and excited to be back at APIS. Upon graduating from APIS in 2014, Mr. Bae earned his bachelor’s degree in communications at the University of Washington, Seattle, and has built a diverse portfolio of teaching as a church volunteer to an in-court interpreter. Mr. Bae loves to build meaningful relationships with his students through active engagement and dynamic interaction and is currently working towards a master’s degree in teaching. This upcoming year, Mr. Bae looks forward to taking on the next load of responsibilities in a familiar and loving environment. In his free time, Mr. Bae enjoys playing basketball, running, and playing board games.
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  • Elizabeth Beavers
    Music (Choir)
    B.M. / B.M.E University of Maryland
    Ms. Beavers has taught musicians ages two to adult through her experiences at Perry Hall High School in Baltimore County and the International School of Busan in South Korea. She also spent two years as a cultural ambassador on a Fulbright Grant teaching at Masan Guam High School in Masan, South Korea, and Shinseong Girls’ High School in Jeju City, South Korea.

    Ms. Beavers holds degrees in both Vocal Performance and Music Education with a piano concentration from the University of Maryland, College Park. Ms. Beavers has also taken additional coursework in activating student voice, blended classrooms, and digital portfolios and is PYP and ESL certified. Ms. Beavers has participated in and led excellent choirs in both the East and West, sung with professional ensembles such as the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington D.C., the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, and the Philadelphia Singers. She has also toured around the world with her alma mater choir. One such trip brought her to South Korea in the first place for the 10th World Symposium on Choral Music. Outside of music-making, Ms. Beavers enjoys nature, cooking, listening to audiobooks and podcasts, and spreading joy through her blog, ‘Vegan in Korea.’
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  • Enhe (Helen) Choi
    Chinese
    B.A. China Agricultural University
    Ms. Choi earned her bachelor’s degree in English and tourism management from China Agricultural University (CAU). Upon graduation, she taught foreign people Chinese at the Beijing New Century Foreign Language Agency for three years. Afterward, she taught Chinese, English, and Tourism Management at the Shanxi Technical Secondary School for six years. Ms. Choi likes traveling and learning foreign languages in her spare time.
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  • Clara Chung
    Counselor
    B.A. Wellesley College / AdvCert Columbia University Teachers College
    Ms. Chung received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Economics from Wellesley College and an Advanced Certificate in College Advising at Columbia University Teachers College. Before joining APIS, Ms. Chung has been a counselor at another international school in Seoul. Ms. Chung is a typical ‘third-culture kid’ – she was born in Switzerland, grew up in India, Korea, Germany, Netherlands, and Singapore, and attended university in the U.S. She feels a great deal of joy helping students learn and grow, and is excited to get to know students and their families at APIS as their counselor. Outside of school, Ms. Chung enjoys reading, watching movies, exercising, and spending time with her family.
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