Departing Faculty: Mrs. Kobayashi

Article By: Shin Yazawa Photograph By: Shin Yazawa Name: Deborah Kobayashi Origin: United States Of America Years taught: 2002-2018 Role at St. Mary’s: ESL Teacher and Elementary Substitute Teacher Mrs. Kobayashi has been teaching here at St. Mary’s International School for 16 years. Before joining the faculty as a full-time ESL teacher, she taught as…

Kanto Plains Debate Tournament 2018

Article by Ryan Shimizu “We will give this tournament all that we have, and we hope our hard work will pay off.” This quote is from Timothy Chon, captain of the debate team class of 2018, on the bus to the Varsity debate tournament in ASIJ. The hard work paid off, as St. Mary’s won…

Departing Teacher: Mr. Sharp

Article by Daniel Montalto Name: Daniel Sharp Origin: Canada Years taught: 2013~2018 Role at St. Mary’s: High School Assistant Principal, Director of Teaching and Learning As our school year ends, so does our time with some of our faculty. Mr. Sharp, who has been working at St. Mary’s for five years, is one such faculty.…

Mr. Hung

Article by: Cai Rahman Photograph by: Cai Rahman Name: Tran Hung Origin: United States/Vietnam Cezar’s Kitchen Staff Professional Mr. Tran, forty-seven years old from Vietnam with a vivid and friendly personality, will not hesitate to greet you with a happy “How are you doing?” and a “Have a good meal.” Before coming to St. Mary’s,…

Ms. Durrett

Article by: Rian Barrett Photo by: Nishant Chanda Name: Troy Kraatz Origin: United States of America Classes: English 10 and English 11 IB Language and Literature Professional Background: Julia Durrett teaches English 10 and English 11 IB Language and Literature. Ms. Durrett previously taught at Kestrel Heights School in Durham, North Carolina and decided to apply…

Mr. Hart

Article by: Cai Rahman Photograph by: Toki Schafer Name: Stephen Hart Origin: Krasnodar, Russia Cezar’s Kitchen Staff Professional   Coming to St.Mary’s, from Krasnodar, Russia,  Mr. Anton Hart is taking steps to reach his goal of becoming a chef as he works in Cezar’s kitchen. Mr. Hart learns something new each and every day as…

Mr. Kraatz

Article by: Rian Barrett Photo by: Nishant Chanda Name: Troy Kraatz Origin: United States of America Classes: Personal Life Management, ITGS 10, ITGS 11, and Yearbook Adviser Professional Background: Troy Kraatz teaches Personal Life Management (PLM), ITGS 10, ITGS 11, and Yearbook. He previously taught at Zama American Middle School and decided to apply to teach at…