Our People

Our dedicated teachers engage our students as active learners and inspire them to reach their full potential in and out the classroom.

We know from research that the teacher is the most important in-school factor that affects student learning. Many other factors matter as well – supportive parents, future-minded leadership, a world-renowned curriculum, and state-of-the-art facilities – but every day it is our experienced teachers that engage students in the rich and diverse learning that is at the core of the Kaohsiung American School experience.

In addition to our classroom teachers, our faculty and staff includes four administrators, counselors, inclusion Coordinators/Literacy Specialists, a robust IT department, teaching assistants, facilities team, and library department, among numerous others that help create a collaborative and caring culture of excellence at KAS.

132
faculty and staff



78%
of teachers and professional faculty hold advanced degrees

15
countries represented

Amber Lin

Teaching Assistant

Amos Ruffer

Middle School ELL

Angela Hsu

Aquatics Director

Angela Kuo

Grade 5

Angeling Chang

Spanish

Anny Chuan

Kindergarten

Ansel Wang

Facilities Director

Audrey Sifunganyambe

Teaching Assistant

Avi Megiddo

MYP Design

Brian Borgi

Humanities

Brian Meehan

Director Of Learning Technology

Candy Chiu

Business Manager

Carina Corey

Pre-K

Carly Santos

HS/College Counseling

Catherine Lin

Laboratory Technician

Celine Fournier

MYP Art/Design

Charlene Lin

Teacher Assistant

Charlotte Wu

Teaching Assistant

Chelsea Armstrong

Principal, Middle School

Cheng-Wei Hsieh

MS Music

Chikako Fukuyo

Japanese

Christine Sung

Receptionist

Claudia Fidalgo

DP Coordinator

Clint Munkholm

MYP Math

Colleen Johnson

MYP Math

Conor Gannon

Science

Daisy Chang

Executive Administrative Assistant

Daniel McMahon

MYP Language & Literature

Danielle Meehan

Science

Deanna McNeil

G5

Debbie Tsai

Teaching Assistant

Denise Wu

ES Receptionist/Secretary

Diana Garcia

MYP Individuals & Societies

Dorothy Hung

Grade 1

Doug Pishkur

Humanities

Dr. David Brackett

DP Chemistry

Dr. Molly Fitzgerald

Principal, Elementary School

Eileen Chang

Teaching Assistant

Elizabeth Marvel

MYP Humanities

Ellen Chiang

Ellen Chiang

Ellen Liu

Library Assistant

Emma Chen

Teaching Assistant

Erica Jheng

Library Assistant

Erin Wang

Teaching Assistant

Gabe Sortino

DP Mathmatics

Gloria Kao

Chinese

Godwin Amedume

DP Economics

Grace Lee

Teaching Assistant

Gulian Fang

MYP non-Native Chinese Language

Hanna Shin

DP Biology

Hannah McIntosh

Special Education

Harold Hernández

MYP/DP Spanish

Hillary Storey

Pre-K

Hsin-Yi Hsu

Music

Ian Baverstock

MYP Design

Irene Lee

Chinese

Iyeshia Haynes

ES Art

Jacob Fiedler

Health & PE Department Chair, Assistant AD

James Gerber

Physical Education

James Laney, Jr.

Head of School

Jamie Hughes

G3

Jasmine Lee

Lifeguard

Jean Tsai

School Counselor

Jeannie Huang

Accountant

Jeff Ko

Facilities Officer

Jennifer Etherton

Inclusion Coordinator & Literacy Specialist

Jenny Tsai

Chinese

Jessica Acholonu

MYP Humanities

Jitesh Pattni

MYP Science

John Lin

Chinese

Joyce Lin

Chinese

Joyce Yang

Teaching Assistant

Judy Chen

Teaching Assitant

Justin Pilon

Science

Kali Knudson

Grade 4

Kate Meade

Elementary ELL

Katy Tseng

Teaching Assistant

Kendrah Walker

Kimberly Clark

High School Principal

Kolas

Humanities

Kristi Bell

Librarian

Kristin Partridge

G1

Kyle Blaikie

G4

Laura Rollison

Learning Support Coordinator

Leah McGinnis

Grade 5

Lena Wang

Systems Analyst

Lily Tejeda

Science

Lisa Fang

Director of Admissions

MacKenzie Daniels

Math

Maggie Yen

Teaching Assistant

Malcolm Lamprecht

Humanities

Margo Carnahan

Grade 3

Mark Quirsfeld

DP Business Management

Matt Bailey

MYP Humanities

Melody Chen

Kindergarten

Monica Cho

MYP Humanities

Nana Su

Cashier

Nancy Huang

Middle School Secretary

Naomi Huang

Teaching Assistant

Natalie Souchon

Art

Niocie Browne

HS Faculty

Noah Dvorak

Director of College Counseling

Paloma Corella

MYP/DP Spanish

Peter Brodhead

Humanities

Pinky Chung

Teaching Assistant

Pon Peng

Teaching Assistant

Rachel Chen

HS Secretary/Registrar

Rebecca Chao

Accountant

Robert Chuang

Senior Technology Specialist

Sara Brodhead

Director of Teaching & Learning

Sean Butler

G5 ELL

Shari Dixon

ES Counselor

Shu-Ping Liu

Nurse

Stella Chen

Athletics Director

Stephanie Kuo

Teaching Assistant

Stephanie Sherlock

Grade 2

Stephen Meade

Science

Steven Hill

STEM & ES Tech Integrationist

Tina Wu

MYP Math/Service Learning Coordinator

Todd Fu

MYP Japanese

Tracy Lee

Purchasing Agent

Vanessa Hsu

Lifeguard

Vincent Pan

MYP Health & PE

Vivi Sun

Teaching Assistant

Vivien Huang

Athletic/IB MYP DP Assistant

Wendy Weng

ELL

Winnie Shen

MS Counselor

YJ Choi

Yu-Min Cheng

Chinese

Zahra Khalifeh

MYP/DP Music

Zoe Chu

ES Health & PE

en_USEnglish