Teachers at KIS


Learning English isn’t always easy, but we have a staff full of patient, friendly teachers whose job it is make sure that students understand what they’re being taught. Most classes pair a native English speaker with an English-speaking Japanese staff member to ensure students’ safety and comfort.

We’re all eager to meet you!


Native English-Speaking Teachers at KIS

paul3Paul ― Instructor, American
Hello everyone! My name is Paul and I’m from the cold US state of Minnesota! I have been working at Kitty for over 5 years now and have met many wonderful students. I look forward to sharing my passion for international communication and working to improve your English.

In my free time I enjoy caring for my pet lizards, writing and enjoying Japanese nature!

ash2Ash ― Instructor, Canadian

I’m Ash, a Canadian who now teaches English here at Kitty International School! I like farming and technology. Right now I am in charge of the Kindergarten class at Center Minami. The students work hard every day to learn and grow in an all-English environment. I’m extremely proud of them!

joseph3Joseph ― Instructor, American

Hello my name is Joseph! I’m from America but, I studied abroad at Toyo University. I greatly enjoy Japanese culture and customs. So, I’m happy to be able to live here! You’ll often find me at the KIS Futako-Tamagawa Campus teaching!

caryn2Caryn ― Instructor, British

Hello! My name is Caryn and I am from the United Kingdom. Every day in my class is a new adventure with lots of new English to learn and practice. I’m happy always happy to help, so feel free to ask if you have any questions about tricky grammar or silly spellings!

nikkoNikko ― Instructor, Australian

Hi Everyone! My name is Nikko and I come from Brisbane, Australia. I came to Tokyo in October, 2013 to study Japanese. I enjoy writing songs, playing the guitar and singing. To relax, I like to cook and in my spare time, I like to design and make clothes. My favorite sport is soccer. I am very excited to be at Kitty Intl. School and am looking forward to meeting you all.

manonManon ― Instructor, Australian

Nice to meet you! I’m Manon from Australia. I am so excited to be a teacher at Kitty and have an opportunity to help children improve their English! My hobbies include sewing and visiting museums. I also love traveling and stargazing!

hollyHolly ― Instructor, British

I absolutely love working with children—singing, dancing, playing, learning—it’s fun to be a kid!! I strive to create a positive and fun atmosphere for my students so all learners can excel and enjoy themselves.

ivanIvan ― Instructor, American

I am a very outgoing, laid back person. I have a lot of patience and understanding, and always want to support my students however I can. I really care about making sure they can have the best future possible!

Native Japanese Teachers at KIS

j_dragon_newドラゴン斉藤/Dragon Saito ― KIS President

Hello, nice to meet you! I was born and raised in Tokyo. I learned English at Kitty Club for 9 years. That experience gave me a lot of opportunities in my life. I have been to many countries such as U.S.A., Canada, U.K., France, Germany, Australia, China and Korea. I really look forward to our students becoming internationally minded. Let’s learn English together. It will be fun!

こんにちは。私は東京で生まれ育ちました。私はKitty Clubで9年間英語を学んだ卒業生です。Kitty Clubで学んだ英語と経験は私の人生に大きいな影響を与えてくれました。私はアメリカ、カナダ、イギリス、フランス、ドイツ、オーストラリア、中国、韓国などたくさんの国を旅してきました。私達の生徒達が本当の国際人として世界にはばたいていく姿を見ることが今の私の楽しみです!一緒に世界の扉を開きましょう!すごく楽しいですよ!

j_demonディーモン 伊勢田/Demon Iseda ― Senior Manager

I’m from the Shonai area of Yamagata. During Junior High School I met a great English teacher and realized that learning English could be a lot of fun! I think it’s great that Kitty Club students are learning English at a young age.


j_jediジェダイ 内藤/Jedi Naito ― Senior Manager

Hello! My name is Chiho. I like all kinds of things like playing Futsal, and watching soccer on T.V. or in a stadium. .I especially like dogs and cats and also love traveling. .I’ve been to England, France, different parts of the USA, and Australia. I know I will enjoy studying everything with you all at Kitty Club!


j_summerサマー坂本/Summer Sakamoto ― School Manager

Hello!! Nice to meet you! My name is Summer and I’m from Yamanashi. I love children very much. When I was a student I studied English. I majored in teaching English to children.

初めまして、サマーです。専門学校で、児童英語を専攻していました。子どもが大好きなのはもちろんですが、たくさんの子ども達、そしてママ達と出会え、楽しい時間をすごせると思うと、毎日わくわくです!!子ども達への情熱は誰にも負けませんよ!!Big smileサマーがクラスでお待ちしています。

j_cathyキャシー齊藤/Cathy Saito ― School Manager

Hello! I’m from Jyoetsu-shi, Niigata. My parents house is on the seaside. I really enjoy being at the beach. I would like to learn not only English but also about foreign cultures and grow along with the kitty students!

こんにちは。新潟県上越市出身のキャシーです。実家が海のすぐ近くで、海が好きです。夏になると1人で海に入り楽しんでいます。 Kittyの子ども達と英語はもちろん、様々なことを一緒に学んで成長していきたいです!

j_bettyベティ熊谷/Betty Kumagai ― School Manager

I’m from Fukushima. My hometown is close to the sea and mountains, so I like nature. I have also lived in USA for two years. That’s why I started studying English. I love English and kids, so I hope you will enjoy the lessons with me.


j_michelleミシェル 佐々木/Michelle Sasaki ― School Manager

Hi, my name is Michelle! I was born on July 16th in Saitama. My hobby is dancing. At first I learned classical ballet, and now I really enjoy street dance. I studied and got teaching licenses for children, junior high and high school students. I love all Kitty students. Let’s be friends and enjoy our time together with a big smile 😉



j_julieジュリー内田/Julie Uchida ― School Manager

Hi, I’m Julie! My hobbies are playing piano, traveling around the world, and climbing mountains!! I was in England for two years to work at an international nursery school and now I’m working at Kitty!! I am always surprised that Kitty’s children enjoy speaking English, and are learning English quickly. I will share how the children are growing !

こんにちは、ジュリーです! 趣味は小さい頃から習っているピアノ、海外旅行。 登山などアウトドアな活動も好きです!! 二年間イギリスに住み、現地のインターナショナル保育園で働き、キティに来ました。 キティの子どもたちがどんどん英語を吸収してレッスンを楽しんでくれることがとても嬉しいです。 誰よりも元気な声とPOWERで盛り上げていきます!!

j_serenaセリーナ 松本/Serena Matsumoto ― School Manager

Hello everyone!My name is Serena. I love Okinawan food. Recently, I have tried surfing and yoga. I went to Saipan in high school for a school trip. And then we visited a kindergarten there. This chance made me interested in English end childcare. I also lived in Canada and it affirmed my career choice. “Knows no borders.” It means there is no wall, even though the culture and language is different. I want to make kids to think that “We love to speak English.” I will do my best and support them as I can!

こんにちは!沖縄料理が大好きなセリーナです。最近はヨガとサーフィンに挑戦しています。高校の修学旅行でサイパンの幼稚園へ訪れたのがきっかけで、子どもと英語が大好きになりました。その後カナダでの生活で、おもしろい!悔しい!などの経験を得て、日本の子ども達に英語の面白さ、楽しさを伝えていきたいと、強く思いました。 キティの子ども達の「英語大好き!」をあらゆる面から引き出せるよう、全力でサポートしていきます♪

j_sugarシュガー松田/Sugar Matsuda ― Instructor

Hello! My name is Sugar. I was born and grew up in Nagoya. I have two children and a dog named Kuru. When I was a high school student, I went to America to study English as an exchange student. I’ve been to countries in both Europe and Asia as well. It’s really fun to understand the cultures of other countries. Please use what you have learned here to explore the world and broaden your horizons!



j_mirandaミランダ大山/Miranda Ooyama ― Instructor

Hello everyone! I’m Miranda! I was born and raised in Tokyo. I used to spend my childhood reading books. I like gardening and cooking, too. I’ve been fascinated by teaching children since I obtained a license at university. I am also a parent of a boy and raising him bilingually! I’m excited to talk to children and bring out the best of their abilities! I can’t wait to meet new friends at Kitty!

皆さんこんにちは!ミランダです!東京で生まれ育ちました。幼少期はよく読書をして過ごしました。ガーデニングと料理も好きです。大学で教員免許を取得以来、子ども達と一緒に学ぶことにすっかり魅了されています。私はバイリンガルとして育てる男の子を持つ、親でもあります!息子を連れて短期アメリカに滞在して現地で生活しながら、幼児英語教育を学びました。なので、子ども達に話しかけて、最良の能力を引き出すことが楽しみです! キティで新しいお友達に会えるのを楽しみに待っています!

j_martyマーティ満江/Marty Mitsue ― Instructor

Hello! I’m Marty and I’m from Kobe. I have been to Montreal, Canada and England to study English. I taught English for six years as a volunteer at my child’s elementary school. Let’s enjoy studying English together.

こんにちは、マーティです!私は神戸の出身です。 英語の勉強のためにカナダとイギリスに行ったことがあります。子どもの小学校で、英語ボランティアとして、6年間教えていたことがあります。 いっしょに楽しく、英語を勉強しましょう。

j_roseローズ石川/Rose Ishikawa ― Instructor

Hello! I’m Rose Ishikawa. I was born in Kagawa Prefecture. I’m having a lot of fun teaching students at Kitty International School. I have lived in Hawaii for 17 years due to my husband’s business and raised 2 children. My hobbies are yoga and running. I have participated and finished the Honalulu Marathon over 10 times. I always try to do my best! Let’s enjoy learning English!!


j_mileyマイリー堀内/Miley ― Instructor


Biography coming soon!

j_megメグ相川/Meg ― Instructor

Hello! When I was in elementary school I lived in Canada for five years. Since coming back to Japan I’ve continued to study English and use it as much as I can!

I’m very happy to be teaching other children English and hope they can have a better future by using the skills they have learned at KIS!

j_annieアニー久貫/Annie Kunugi― Instructor

Hello! My name is Annie. I was born and raised in Osaka, but have also lived in Australia and Thailand. I like traveling abroad and watching movies. I want to make many children smile at Kitty Club. Let’s enjoy English together!


j_ellieエリー勝部/Ellie Katsube ― Instructor

I like playing tennis and drawing pictures. This spring, I started to go to art school. There are many new things I have to learn. Drawing pictures are difficult and fun. Let’s play and draw pictures together!