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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  • Judy Park
    K-8 Assistant Principal
    M.Ed. American College of Education / M.A. Seattle University / B.A. University of Washington
    Mrs. Park’s 25 years of teaching in both public and private school systems are only a portion of more than 30 years of experience working with children in church settings, inner-city programs, and summer camps. She has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Washington and a master’s degree in teaching from Seattle University. Mrs. Park has also completed her degree from the American College of Education receiving a master’s degree in Educational Leadership. She hopes to make a difference in the lives of students both at a personal level as well as at a school level. Helping others through teaching and ministry has remained Mrs. Park’s desire and passion. She believes that all students can learn and it is important to instill a love of learning and help find and develop what students are passionate about. Mrs. Park has been with the school since the first year of APIS. She feels blessed to be a part of a talented faculty and a supportive Christian community. Outside of school, Mrs. Park enjoys taking road trips with her husband, and her lovely daughter, Claire.
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  • Amanda Meyer
    Director of Academic Programs
    M.A. University of St. Thomas / B.A. College of St. Benedict, St. John’s University
    After graduating summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from the College of St. Benedict/St. John’s University, Ms. Meyer began her career in connecting youth with science as a Project Lead at the Science Museum of Minnesota. This early, project-based experience still continues to influence how she approaches science education today. She earned a master’s degree in education from the University of St. Thomas and has taught a variety of science classes, including Biology, Ecology, Anatomy and Physiology, and AP Biology. Her teaching philosophy embraces the idea that science is not just a set of facts to be memorized, but a manner of inquiring about and interacting with the world. Technology is woven throughout Mrs. Meyer’s classes to support learning, increase collaboration, and encourage creative problem-solving. Along with teaching biology classes, she was also the District Technology Integrationist at her previous school, helping students and teachers with digital tools in the classroom. She served as the Biology Discipline Representative on the Minnesota Science Teachers Association board and has won various teaching awards including the KEYC Golden Apple Award, WEM Outstanding Educator Award, the Medtronic Foundation Science Teaching Award, and the Fox 9 Super Scientist Award. In her free time, Ms. Meyer enjoys cooking, reading, playing board games, and traveling with her two sons.
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  • Jonathan McHugh
    Middle School Coordinator / Middle School Humanities
    M.S. / B.A. University of Wisconsin-Madison
    Mr. McHugh has always felt passionate about exploring the world and cultivating strong multicultural communities. With a master’s degree in Secondary Education, as well as his Bachelor of Arts in Geography and International Studies, Mr. McHugh has followed his passion for teaching including two years in our sister school in Hawaii. He particularly enjoys bringing authentic student projects, gamification, and social-emotional support into his classroom.
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  • Jeff Mills
    High School Social Studies
    M.A. Yonsei Graduate School of International Studies / B.S. Wayne State College
    Mr. Mills comes from Nebraska where he earned his bachelor’s degree in education with endorsements in history, psychology, and sociology. In addition to his studies, he also competed as both a club level and NCAA athlete. In 2015 Mr. Mills received a Korean government scholarship and studied Korean language at Chungnam National University. After that, he also completed a master’s program at Yonsei Graduate School of International Studies where he specialized in East Asian studies and international security. Mr. Mills considers himself a global citizen and is excited to share skills and knowledge that will help students thrive at home or abroad.

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