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KIS Academic Staff

At Kinabalu International School we understand that our teachers are both our biggest expense and our greatest resource. The appointment and retention of well-qualified, skilled educators is integral to the high standard of education we provide for our students. KIS will not employ anyone without recognised formal teaching qualifications.

  • Recruited from UK or British International Schools: New overseas teachers are appointed from UK schools or other British International Schools overseas. We invest significant time, effort and resources to ensure we employ the right teachers for our KIS students.
  • Experienced in UK National Curriculum: All teachers must have a minimum of three years’ experience working with the UK National Curriculum.
  • Safeguarding Protocols: All teachers are subject to safeguarding protocols and police checks prior to appointment.
  • Appraisal system: All teachers take part in a rigorous Appraisal system.
  • Professional development: A generous professional development budget and a supportive ethos encourages the extension of skills and knowledge to meet both school-wide and individual development targets.

We believe this sends out a positive message to both our KIS community and potential new recruits to our staff.

Name Picture Email
     
Stuart McLay – Principal
Stuart is a British national who joined KIS in August 2009. He has spent over 25 years working in education including 20 years working in British International Schools overseas. Mr McLay joined the school from El Salvador, where he worked in one of the biggest British International Schools in Central America. Prior to that, he held senior positions in British Schools in Thailand, Jordan, India and Saudi Arabia. Qualifications: B.A. (Hons) History, University of Essex, UK PGCE, South Glamorgan Institute of Higher Education, UK
principal@kis.edu.my
Margaret Renshaw – Head of Sixth Form, Teacher of English, English Language & Literature
Margaret is a British national who joined KIS in August 2009 from King George V School in Hong Kong. She is presently our Secondary teacher of English, English Literature and Literature and is the new KIS Head of Sixth Form. Qualifications: Teaching Certificate, University of Liverpool, UK. Master Degree in Education, University of Western Australia
margaretrenshaw@kis.edu.my
Cara Conrad – Year 13 Form Teacher, Teacher of Geography
Cara is a British national who joined KIS in August 2012 from Woodcote High School in the UK. She is presently teaching Geography in the Secondary School and is our Year 13 Form Tutors. Qualifications: PGCCE Institute of Education, University of London BSc Geography 2:1 University of Plymouth, UK
caraconrad@kis.edu.my
Robert Fenn – Year 12 Form Tutor, Teacher of Science and Biology
Robert is a British national who joined KIS in August 2012 from Sharjah English School in the UAE. He is presently teaching Key Stage 3 Science and IGCSE and A Level Biology. Robert is also the Year 12 Form Tutor. Qualifications: PGCE Biology Edinburgh University. MSc Bio-aeronautics Cranfield University. BSc(Hons) Botany 2.2 Nottingham University
robertfenn@kis.edu.my
Kevin Davies – Teacher of Science, Design Technology, Physics & Head of Secondary
Kevin is a British national who joined KIS in January 2001 from The Alice Smith School, Kuala Lumpur. He is presently our Secondary teacher of Science, Design Technology and Physics and is also the Head of Secondary. Qualifications: Degree B.Sc. Hons in Chemistry, University of Durham, UK Postgraduate, Queen Mary College, University of London MA in Education, University of Bath, UK
kevindavies@kis.edu.my
Ian Barker – Teacher of Mathematics, Additional Mathematics, Business Studies and Secondary Curriculum Co-ordinator
Ian is a British national who joined KIS in August 2009 from St Stephen's International School, Bangkok, Thailand. He is presently our Secondary Teacher of Mathematics and Additional Mathematics. Ian is also Secondary Curriculum Co-ordinator. Qualifications: 2:1 Hons in Mathematical Engineering, Loughborough University, UK PGCE in Mathematics, University of London, UK
ianbarker@kis.edu.my
Annie Berry – Year 11 Form Tutor, Teacher of English
Annie is a British national who joined KIS in August 2014 from The Regent’s School, Pattaya, Thailand. She is presently teaching English in the Secondary School and is also our Year 11 Form Tutor. Qualifications: BA Honours degree in Language and Human Communication, University of Leeds, UK. Post Graduate Certificate of Education, University of Hull, UK.
annieberry@kis.edu.my
Simon Bryant – Year 10 Form Teacher, Teacher of English and Drama
Simon is a British national who joined KIS in August 2013 from Internationella Engelska Skolan Järfälla, Stockholm, Sweden. He is presently teaching English and Drama in the Secondary School and is also a Year 10 Form Tutor. Qualifications: BA History (Hons) and Postgraduate Certificate in Education from the University of Chichester, UK
simonbryant@kis.edu.my
Alun Rendle – Year 10 Form Tutor, Teacher of History
Alun is a British national who joined KIS in August 2012 from St Joseph's Roman Catholic High School in the UK. He is presently teaching History in the Secondary School and is also a Year 10 Form Tutor. Qualifications: PGCE Secondary History, Swansea Institute of Higher Education, UK. BA(Hons) Politics 2:2 University of Wales Swansea
alunrendle@kis.edu.my
Alan Dighton – Year 9 Form Tutor, Science and Geography Teacher
Alan is a British national who joined KIS in April 2014. He is presently teaching Secondary Science and Geography and is a Year 9 Form Tutor. Qualifications: B.Ed in Natural Sciences from Avery Hill College, UK
alandighton@kis.edu.my
Ulyana Semehen – Year 9 Form Tutor, Teacher of Mathematics
Ulyana is a British national who joined KIS in August 2014 from Stockport Secondary School in the UK. She is presently teaching Mathematics in the Secondary School and is also a Year 9 Form Tutor. Qualifications: BSc Honours in Mathematics, Post Graduate Certificate of Education, Sheffield Hallam University, UK.
ulyanasemehen@kis.edu.my
Nigel Woodward – Year 8 Form Teacher, Teacher of ESL
Nigel is a British national who joined KIS in August 2010 from St John's International in Bangkok, Thailand. He is presently the Whole School ESL Coordinator and the Year 8 Form Tutor. Qualifications: Bachelor of Science (Upper second class honours) in geology, University of Southampton, England Master of Science in mining geology, University of Leicester, England
nigelwoodward@kis.edu.my
Mandy Lewis – Year 8 Form Teacher, Teacher of Mathematics
Mandy is a British national who joined KIS in August 2013 from Birches Head High School in the UK. She is presently teaching Mathematics in the Secondary School and is also a Year 8 Form Tutor. Qualifications: BSc (Hons) from the UK Open University and Post Graduate Certificate of Education in Mathematics.
mandylewis@kis.edu.my
Noraineh Suhaibul – Year 7 Form Tutor, Teacher of Bahasa Malaysia / IGCSE Malay
Noraineh is a Malaysian national who joined KIS in August 2010 from Sekolah Swasta Maktab Nasional in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia. She is presently teaching Bahasa Malaysia throughout the school including IGCSE Malay and is a Year 7 Form Tutor. Qualifications: B.A. in Comp Science, Indiana University, Bloomington, United States. Diploma Education, Universiti Tehnologi Mara
noraineh@kis.edu.my
Pierrette Anuar-Ghani – Year 7 Form Tutor, Teacher of French & Primary ESL Support
Pierrette is a Canadian national who joined KIS in January 1993 from the International English Centre in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia. She is presently teaching French and also supports the Primary ESL programme. Pierrette is the Year 7 Form Tutor. Qualifications: BA, Universite de caen, France. PGCE, University of Reading, UK
pierrette@kis.edu.my
Richard Stott – Teacher of Science and Physics
Richard is a British national who joined KIS in August 2011 from The Radcliffe School in the UK. He is presently teaching Key Stage 3 Science and IGCSE Physics and is also the Year 9 Form Tutor. Qualifications: Bachelor of Science in Physics with Theoretical Physics III UMIST.UK
richardstott@kis.edu.my
Maria Blake – Head of Primary and Year 2 Class Teacher
Maria is an Irish national who joined KIS in August 2013 from the British School of Lomé in Togo, West Africa. Maria is Head of Primary and a Year 2 Class Teacher. She brings extensive management and teaching experience to her role having taught in the UK, Egypt, Thailand and Malaysia. Qualifications: BSc Hons in Psychology and Post Graduate Certificate in Education from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
mariablake@kis.edu.my
Matthew Gibson – Year 6 Class Teacher
Matthew is a British national who joined KIS in August 2014 from Sandwich Junior School, Canterbury, in the UK. He is presently teaching our Year 6 class. Qualifications: BSc in Computer Graphics and Mathematical Modelling, Hull University, UK. Post Graduate Certificate of Education, Canterbury Christchurch University, UK.
matthewgibson@kis.edu.my
Felicia Cheong – Year 5 Teacher
Felicia is a Malaysian national who joined KIS in August 2013 from Tunku Abdul Rahman College in Kota Kinabalu. She is presently teaching our Year 5 class. Qualifications: BA (Media and Communications/Linguistics) and Master of Teaching from Melbourne University, Australia.
feliciacheong@kis.edu.my
Jessica Ashman – Year 4 Class Teacher
Jessica is a British national who joined KIS in August 2014 from South Borough Primary School, Maidstone, in the UK. She is presently teaching our Year 4 class. Qualifications: Honours Degree in English Literature, The University of Essex, UK. Post Graduate Certificate of Education, Canterbury Christchurch University, UK.
jessicaashman@kis.edu.my
Sarah Collins – Year 3 Class Teacher
Sarah is a British national who joined KIS in August 2014 from The Abbey Primary School, Northampton in the UK. She is presently teaching our Year 3 class. Qualifications: Degree in Outdoor and Environmental Education (Hons), Liverpool John Moores University, UK. Post Graduate Certificate of Education, University of Northampton, UK.
sarahcollins@kis.edu.my
Alex Paul – Key Stage 2 Mixed Age Class Teacher
Alex is a British national who joined KIS in August 2014 from Bulphan Primary School, Essex, in the UK. He is presently teaching our Key Stage 2 Mixed Age class. Qualifications: BSc in Environment, Economics and Ecology, University of York, UK. Post Graduate Certificate of Education, Middlesex University, UK.
alexanderpaul@kis.edu.my
Kerry Aryal – Year 2 Class Teacher
Kerry is a British national who joined KIS in August 2014 from the British School, Kathmandu, Nepal She is presently teaching a Year 2 class. Qualifications: Bachelors of Education Honours Degree.
kerryaryal@kis.edu.my
Nicky Russell – Year 2 Teacher & Primary Curriculum Co-ordinator
Nicky is a British national who joined KIS in September 2006 from Heathrow Primary School in the UK. She is presently teaching a Year 1 class and is also the Primary Curriculum Co-ordinator. Qualifications: Bed (Honours) with QTS in Primary, University College Northampton, UK
nickyrussell@kis.edu.my
Laura Cole – Year 1 Class Teacher
Laura is a British national who joined KIS in August 2014 from Rougemont School, Newport, Gwent in the UK. She is presently teaching a Year 1 class. Qualifications: Bachelor of Arts with Honours degree in Drama and Performance Studies, Post Graduate Certificate in Education (Primary 5-11 years), University of Worcester, UK.
lauracole@kis.edu.my
Denise McLay – Foundation 2 Teacher & Whole School Special Needs Co-ordinator
Denise is a British national who joined KIS in August 2009 from the Academia Britanica Cuscatleca in El Salvador. She is presently teaching our Foundation 2 class and is also the Whole School Special Needs Coordinator. Qualifications: B.A. (Hons) University of Essex, UK PGCE (4-8 Years), Derbyshire College of Higher Education, UK
denisemclay@kis.edu.my
Esther Rothwell – Foundation 2 Class Teacher
Esther is a Malaysian national who joined KIS in August 2014. She is presently teaching a Foundation 2 class. Qualifications: Bachelor of Early Childhood Studies, University of Melbourne, Australia
estherrothwell@kis.edu.my
Andrea Henry – Foundation 1 Teacher
Andrea is a German national who joined KIS in January 2001. She is presently teaching our Foundation 1 class Qualifications: Vocational School for Teachers, Germany
andrea@kis.edu.my
Natasha Hale – Head of PE
Natasha is a British national who joined KIS in August 2014 from the Jo Richardson Community School, Dagenham in the UK. She is presently our Head of PE, teaching across the whole school. Qualifications: BA (Hons) in Physical Education, University of Bedfordshire, UK.
natashahale@kis.edu.my
Sascha Slaats – PE and Swimming Coach
Sascha is a Dutch national who joined KIS in August 2014. She is presently teaching PE and Swimming across the the whole school. Qualifications: BA (Hons) in Physical Education, University ofTilburg, Holland.
saschaslaats@kis.edu.my
Damein Yuen – Teacher of Art and Design Technology
Damein is a Hong Kong national who joined KIS in September 2007. She is presently teaching Secondary Art and Design Technology. Qualifications: Bachelor of Fine Arts Design from the University of Tasmania, Australia
dameinyuen@kis.edu.my
Charmaine Ku – Teacher of Music
Charmaine joined KIS in August 2011 from Wells International School in Thailand and teaches specialist music to our Primary and Secondary students. Qualifications: Diploma in Teaching Profession St Theresa Inti College Surawong Campus, Bangkok Thailand. Bachelor of Arts in Music, Avondale College, NSW. Australia. Psychology and Education, Mission College, Saraburi Thailand
charmaineku@kis.edu.my
Lucy Bernard – Teacher of ICT
Lucy is a Malaysian national who joined KIS in November 2006 from Sekolah Swasta Maktab Nasional in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia. She is presently our teacher of ICT. Qualifications: Diploma in Computer Science, University of Technology Malaysia Bachelor of Science (Hons), Malaysia
lucy@kis.edu.my
Saija Wan – Primary ESL
Saija is a Swedish national who has supported students at KIS since 2008. Saija is presently responsible for teaching our Primary ESL programme. Qualifications: Bachelor of Education for Compulsory schools, Stockholm, Sweden
saijawan@kis.edu.my
John Motiung – Teacher of Bahasa Malaysia
John is a Malaysian national who joined KIS in August 2014 from Kiara College in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia. He is presently teaching Bahasa Malaysia throughout the school. Qualifications: Bachelor of Education, University of Malaysia, Kota Kinabalu.
johnmotiung@kis.edu.my
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