Gene Marie Chagaris joined the KAS team in 2012. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies and CLAD Teaching Credential (Crosscultural, Language and Academic Development) at San Diego State University, California. Gene Marie also has training in Balanced Literacy, Writing Workshop, PYP and MYP. Ms. Chagaris taught in the upper elementary level at KAS from 2012 – 2017, and joined the middle school team in 2017. She is currently teaching MYP Y1 math and science and is a member of the Technology Ambassador team.. Before coming to Taiwan, Gene Marie taught for 16 years in six different countries at international schools, teaching primarily grades 5-6. Ms. Chagaris is originally from California and she has a passion for science, traveling, and outdoor activities. She also loves trying new and innovative ways to engage her students.