HIGH SCHOOL AND SPECIALS TEACHERS

LAMAR KAUFFMAN

HS MATH AND AP COMPUTER PROGRAMMING

Lamar Kauffman is a veteran educator of over 18 years in a wide variety of settings.   A certified teacher in New York, he taught at a public high school in Harlem for 8 years, where he founded an honors and Advanced Placement math program.  He held a Newton Master Teacher Fellowship with Math for America, where he served on the advisory committee for P.D., and presented a workshop on effective use of technology in the classroom at Google world headquarters.   A BSEd in Mathematics, He also holds a Masters in Choral Conducting from Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ, and completed post-graduate courses in mathematics at Hunter College in New York City.  Lamar teaches all Technology sections at AIAN, as well as AP Calculus AB, chairs the Technology Committee, and leads the after-school glee club

Eric J. Pollock has taught English literature in South Korea since 1995. He last taught AP© English Literature and Composition, and AP© English Language and Composition at CheongShim International Academy in Seoul, Korea. He has authored many books with Korean publishers, including How to Read 250% Faster, Become a Number 1 Student: A Project, and Letter Writing for Personal and Business Communication.

POONAM DHYANI

HS Science

Poonam Dhyani has a Bachelor of Education (Science) and a Master’s Degree in Chemistry. She is our High School Science teacher. She focuses on developing  strong analytical skills so that students can quickly assess how to solve problems.She believes in learner-centred and task based learning teaching.She has an  experience to  guide students in practical and theory of  AP, A level, As Level and IGCSE . She has  more than fourteen years experience in Education Sector .  She is a committed, devoted,  enthusiastic, patient and flexible teacher.

STANLEY ZAVATSKY

Information Technology / Curriculum Coordinator

S.J. Zavatsky hails from Milton, Massachusetts just outside Boston with his wife Suzanne and daughter Alexandra, 13. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree in System and Control Engineering from Case Western Reserve University. He also completed two Master Degrees, one in Occupational Education from Fitchburg State University and Information Technology from the University of Massachusetts at Boston.  He has worked in the computer field for over 20 years.  SJ has served as adjunct faculty at various colleges in the New England area.  For the past five years SJ has advised student organizations in high school where students have gone on to compete in national competitions and recognized for their community service work.


ROBERT BOHLER

Art


Robert Bohler received his formal training as an artist at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, and B.Ed. from Queen’s University in Canada.

Drawing upon 25 years’ practical experience as an artist, he gives students exposure to a wide range of media and artistic techniques including; drawing, painting, digital photography, sculpture and printmaking.  He believes that art can be used as a powerful tool to reinforce student learning in other areas of the curriculum, and as such students will be able to create stronger personal connections with what they are studying in language arts, social studies, science and even mathematics


YOONJEONG JI

Music


Yoonjeong Ji is from South Korea and has 12 years of teaching in 4 different Asian countries.  Ms. Ji has experience teaching learners of all ages general Music, Music History, Music theory, vocals, Music Musical composition and Physical Education.  She holds a BA in Music and Korean literature with teaching certification from South Korea.  Currently, Ms. Ji is expanding her teaching qualifications in order to be certified in the United States.  Her goal is for all of her students to develop their musical skills in a creative and collaborative environment.


STEVE TSANDELIS

Health and Physical Education


Steve Tsandelis currently teaches Health and Physical Education at AIAN. He has two years previous teaching experience in Kuwait. He recieved a Bachelors of Education  from Canada and has a Degree in Psychology from Canada


ASHLEY CHEN

Mandarin


Ashley Chen is one of our Chinese Language Insructors. She has a B.A in English from China.

 She has 3 years teaching Chinese language in China and 4 years teaching ESL in China


JULIA ZHU

Mandarin


Julia Zhu teaches Mandarin at AIAN. She graduated from XI`AN International Studies University. Julia has been in AIAN for more than 3 years and is loved by students and colleagues. She is continually learning and has National Teacher Certification, Mandarin Certification, and International Profession Certification. She loves kids and teaching.