At Sunrise, our teachers are always bright and cheerful
Our teachers at Sunrise Kids International School can't wait to meet you!
Hello everyone! My name is Akiko Maeda.
I have worked for many years as a nursery school teacher at a licensed nursery school and other nurseries using both Japanese and English. I am also interested in foreign countries and have been traveling abroad by myself since I was young. Through those experiences, I believe that understanding the language of the country and communicating is the key to understanding the country and locals better.
When my children were born, I wanted them to learn English in a fun way, so I started the so-called “English at home” when they were 9 months old.
I would like to use my experience of raising a child using English, not only as a nursery school teacher, at Sunrise International School.
I will continue to watch over each child's growth warmly.
Nursery teacher registration: Chiba-016672
Hello!! My name is Mina Nakaibayashi. My hobby is traveling. I like going to new places.
I became interested in English at all, and couldn't communicate while traveling.I worked for 6 years at a childcare center in Yokohama. I looked after children from 0 to 5 years old. It was my childhood dream to become a nursery school teacher.
I wanted to support children as their dreams came true, as well as challenge myself with new things, so I decided to go on exchange.So I went to Australia and stayed for 1 year. I studied English at language school, after I worked at cafe with Australian. I lived with a host family; it was so much fun. I felt that I would like to work at a childcare center and I would like to use English with kids.
I am so happy to be working at Sunrise!!I would like to have a lot of experiences with kids, as well as understand the kids feelings and grow together. Let's have fun! Thank you.
Nursery teacher registration: Kanagawa-057713
Hello! My name is Yukika Ishii. I am very thrilled to have the opportunity to teach all the kids in Sunrise!
First, please let me introduce myself. During my childhood, I lived in Detroit, Michigan for six years and went to kindergarten and elementary school and learned English. After those years, I came back to Japan.
However, I wanted to become a "bridge" which connects Japan and other countries, so I chose to study abroad again. In university, I met lots of students with big future goals which made my days very inspiring. Also, I studied second language development for children and learned the infinite possibilities they have. This experience made my future goal to become an English teacher. After graduation, I worked as a SE and technical support; however, I have decided to start my dream career.
English will be a very important tool to communicate with people from all over the world and will give the kids lots of chances to achieve their future goals.
I hope I can help Sunrise kids to be brave and strong enough to achieve. In addition, I love to dance, so I'm excited to dance with the kids in future events! Thank you!
Nursery teacher registration: Kanagawa-099898
Hello everyone. My name is Megumi Nishina. I was born and raised in Yokohama. Nice to meet you.
I first discovered that I loved studying English when I was in junior high school. I was enrolled in an English course where I went to the U.S. and stayed with a host family. Since that time, I have always wanted to improve my English skills. After graduating high school, I made the decision to study abroad again and I went to California. It was the biggest, and best, decision of my life, and is now one of my most valuable experiences.
After graduating, I asked myself what I wanted to do. I remembered that when I was young I had wanted to be a nursery teacher. Fortunately, I was able to start working at an international school in Tokyo. At this school, I looked after 1 year old to elementary school students.
Learning English as your second language can be very tough, but you can still have lots of fun while you’re doing it. I'd love to share all my positive feelings and encourage the children to develop to their full potential. I look forward to working with everyone!
Hello everyone! My name is Maaya Toki. Nice to meet you.
I love baking cakes, watching movies, going out for new places, and of course playing with kids!
I was born and raised in Kanagawa. I have been learning English since I was 1. When I was little, I remember I was always with my mom and loved to sing English songs with her.
Being adult, I gradually began to think that I want to enhance my English language skill more, so I enrolled American university, majoring Asian Studies and minoring Political Science. Studying there was so hard for me, but was one of my precious memories in my life.
At first I worked in trading company as sales, but I decided to come to Sunrise because I thought I would like to help enhancing children’s English ability, and broadening their dreams.
I am so happy to be here as a member of Sunrise Kids! I will be by your side and would like to help you grow up. Let’s play and have a lot of fun together!
Hello!! I’m Azusa Shoji from Osaka. So happy to meet you!! I enjoy traveling and watching movies. (In particular the Ghibli and Disney movies) I’m honored to join the Sunrise family!!
Let me introduce myself.
My childhood dream was to be a nursery teacher. I loved spending time with kids and taking care of my younger brother. After going to junior high school, I had an opportunity to meet foreign people. I wanted to talk to them, but I couldn’t. I was irritated with myself not being able to speak English well, so I decided to be fluent in English. By going to foreign language university, studying abroad and going volunteer, I met many people from different countries, backgrounds, and cultures. It changed my world. My point of view was widened and learned accepting and respecting “differences” of culture and uniqueness of people. It led me to love myself as I am. Through learning English, I learned the importance of having goals and making an effort. Learning English enables us to expand our possibilities in many ways!! So, I decided to work in a job related to English education.
I’ll do my best to support Sunrise kids!! I’m looking forward to meeting you and having a fun time together!!
Hello! My name is Takako Shimamoto.
I am privileged to work in Sunrise Kids International!
I've learned English and been interested in culture abroad since I was little. I got a great opportunity to study abroad for two years in the US, and graduated from local high school there. After graduation, I came back to Japan to study English education and cross-cultural communication in University and worked for global IT company at first.
Through those experience, I've realized how much English itself expands our perspective and gives us opportunities in many ways. This made me decide to work for children to have the same (or even greater!) experience as mine, and now I am here at Sunrise! I will do my best to support children and school!
Hello, everyone! I'm Mr. Steven, it's a pleasure to meet you!
I am from a small town in England called Dover. I live a very active and fun life. For starters, I work at Sunrise Kids! It's one of the most fun parts of my life. I enjoy a wide variety of sports like, running, calisthenics and football (soccer). Some of my favourite places to go, in Japan, are the free-to-use athletic parks with exercise equipment and running tracks, particularly Sagamisansen park, in Ebina.
Other than sports, I thoroughly enjoy embracing the Japanese culture by attending festivals in traditional, Japanese clothes like, jinbei or yukatta and praying at shrines and temples.As for teaching, I truly believe that the children are the future, and with the rapid growth of English being used all around the world, for non-English speakers to learn English will greatly increase their prospects and also expose them to another culture to develop them and prepare them for the smaller world that we now inhabit. So I am very privileged to have the opportunity to teach all the kids at Sunrise! Let's have fun!
Hi Everyone! Nice meeting you!
My name is Karla.
I love gymnastics and I love playing volleyball, badminton and billiards.
I graduated from Medical University with Bachelor Degree in Nursing.
I worked as pediatric nurse for children and for those who has special needs.
But at the same time I have also been interested in teaching and I am passionate about children.
I worked as a Volunteer teacher and English teacher and I have 4 years experience here in japan.
I am very happy to be part of sunrise kids, I want to spend more time with them having fun while learning new things and I want to take care and see them grow and become successful in their journey.
Hi! My name is Mrs. Susan Rubianty. Nice to meet you!
I’m from Jakarta, Indonesia. Even though I’m an Indonesian, but I was born in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. I grew up in so many different countries as I had to follow my father on his foreign affairs duty as the ambassador of some foreign countries, like the USA, France, Malaysia, Algeria, and many more. Most of my families still live abroad. And alike with them, my husband and our two daughters, we decided to stay in Japan. We love Japan so much. We are Sushi lovers!
This year(2021) will be my first year teaching in Sunrise. And I am the Little Caterpillar teacher. Along with a master’s degree in Economic Accounting, I also have teaching certificate from Pakuan University of Indonesia. I love teaching English, especially for the young learners. It has been more than 15 years since I decided to go with my passion as an English teacher, my teaching career has been growing toward and more interested. I greatly enjoyed being among the children.
This Spring is going to be a special moment of learning both for the students and myself. I am so excited and cannot wait to get to know them.
Please come to Sunrise school. Together we are going to learn so many things in English. I look forward to seeing with you soon!
Mrs. Susan Rubianty
Hi! I'm Mico. I was born and raised in a humble town called Muntinlupa in the Philippines. I love singing, playing the guitar and watching lots of TV shows and movies. I enjoy learning Japanese, especially Kanji. I hope to be fluent in Japanese one day. I graduated with a degree in Business Economics and worked in different fields of Marketing. After five years of working in the corporate world, I realized that working with kids is really where my passion is. That's when I decided to come to Japan to learn Japanese and pursue my passion for working with kids at the same time. I have worked in an English conversational school for almost two years mainly teaching toddlers to pre-teens. Now that I'm part of the Sunrise Kids family, I am very excited to build and share new memories with everyone. It's very rewarding to see kids learn something new every day and there's nothing more fulfilling than to be a part of their early growth and development. I want to give my best for my students and make sure they can learn as much as they can and also have the best of times.