Middle School Faculty
To ensure our school hires only the most qualified teachers, each is hand-selected not only for their excellence in their subject matter or division, but for their personality, their curiosity, their alignment with the ADLP, and their empowerment of others. All of the faculty and staff at AISK undergo rigorous background checks, and a hiring process that has continually brought us the best and brightest educators available globally.
- Social Studies
- Modern Language
- Creative Arts
- Strategies of Success
- Student Support
- Physical Education
- Guidance Counselor
Children are such a delight to be around!
I wanted to teach at AISK because they had a more holistic approach to education and began teaching at AISK in August 2009. I currently teach Middle School Mathematics, but have also taught MS Science, Health/IT and Dance. I have been an educator for two decades and hold Bachelor degrees in History and Elementary Education, an MA in Early Childhood Education and a Postgraduate Certification in MS Mathematics. I am inspired to teach as children are our future, they are full of wonder and curiosity and I want to do my part in contributing to the development of tomorrow’s leaders.
I love to dance, read and drink tea; and am a published author of 2 children’s books.
When I first applied to teach at AISK I really appreciated the community feel and the new approaches to education that the school embraces. I joined the AISK family in January 2012 and have been here since! Currently I teach all of MS English and am also the MS Coordinator. I have a B.S. in English and Secondary Education and an M. Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction, both from the University of Maryland, College Park.
I personally did not really enjoy English as a high school student and so I garner great joy in bringing a new generation into the mysteries of English and imparting my love of the subject. The best moments are when students cannot wait to tell me about a new book they have read or to see their reactions when they make real world connections to the fictional characters/worlds we explore.
An interesting fact, (though it is one all my students are aware of) is that I am an avid video gamer. Lesser known is the fact that I did Varsity track and swimming in high school.
I pursued a career in teaching because I wanted to ignite passion in young people, especially in the field of Science, to make the world a better place. I joined the AISK family in August 2020. I am the Middle School Science teacher and I am also a Grade 7 Advisor. I wanted to teach at AISK as I was looking for a school that I could become a member of a supportive community that was at the forefront of educational practices, as well as a school that my 2 sons would flourish at. I graduated from Southampton University, UK in 2003 with a 2:1 in Biomedical Sciences and completed my PGCE postgraduate certificate in Secondary Education in 2008 from Bath Spa University, UK. I have worked in the UK, Singapore and Dubai, before joining AISK, which has given me 13 years experience in teaching. I have held middle management positions including Head of Middle School Science as well as Head of Grade.
I enjoy cooking, being a mum, gardening and traveling the world.
I appreciate the immeasurable impact teachers make on the lives of young people and chose to pursue this profession for a number of years. I joined the AISK family in August 2020 as the Middle School Social Studies teacher. After teaching in Dubai for a few years, my family decided it was time for a change in scenery. We heard about a school in Jamaica and thought it would be the ideal place to work and for my two sons to grow up. I hold a degree in History from a UK university and a Postgraduate Certificate in Education, which has seen me halfway through my Masters in International Educational Leadership. Reflecting on my educational experiences, creating a safe, stimulating environment for them to learn, whilst watching them develop, continually inspires me to continue with this wonderful profession.
In previous schools I have set up and trained the Rugby teams for Middle School students, and would love to continue that tradition when sports resume.
Teaching is profound and is a noble calling. I joined the AISK family in 2020 as a part-time Middle School Spanish teacher, a role which has expanded to my being blessed to serve in the High School in the past few months. As an I.B. trained Spanish teacher with E.S.L. (Celta Qualifications), multilingual voice actor, actor, (James Bond- No Time To Die), producer, musician and interpreter in both Spanish and Japanese. AISK offers an environment where a few of my international experiences garnered through having lived in Japan or having studied and taught in Thailand, translates to the potential for a synergistic exchange of knowledge. Teaching can be tough sometimes but when that spark hits and the success of succession occurs before your eyes, it is humbling and most rewarding.
I have represented Jamaica in swimming and was invited to the U17 national football squad in my teenage years. I play many sports well and have been enjoying learning how to surf in the past year.
I am absolutely passionate about the teaching and learning of foreign languages. I joined the AISK family as a French teacher in 2017 and I currently teach Middle School, High School and IB French. My main objective as an educator is to inspire students to expand their horizons by showing them the benefits and opportunities associated with learning a foreign language.
The international nature and cultural diversity of AISK initially sparked my interest as this is a good catalyst for forieng language education. However, being here for four years, I love the environment created by our team to foster a holistic, supportive and positive learning environment for our students.
I am a proud graduate of Shortwood Teachers’ College, where I received a teaching diploma (Hons.) in French and Spanish as foreign languages and a Bachelor’s degree (Hons.) from the University of the West Indies in French education. After completing my Bachelor’s, I followed my passion for French to its origin, France, where I taught English as a second language at the high school and middle school level in the region of Orléans-Tours. While there, I also completed my Masters (Hons.) in the teaching and training course design of English and French as foreign languages from the University of Montpellier in France.
During my spare time, I love reading, playing video games and catching up with my favourite T.V series. I consider myself a lifelong learner and I am always searching for new activities and strategies to improve the quality of learning for my students.
I believe that learning and speaking foreign languages are essential to being successful in the world today. I joined AISK in 2016 as a MSHS teacher of World Languages (Spanish and French). I was impressed by the fact that as an international school, AISK embraced all nations and focused on inclusiveness, a focus they maintain today. I have a BA in French and Spanish from the University of the West Indies, Jamaica and am in the process of completing my MA in Translation.
I’ve taught in France and Ethiopia and have travelled extensively to Spanish speaking countries, including Spain, Mexico and Cuba on various field trips. Throughout my 20 years experience teaching foreign languages at both local and international schools, I’ve completed IB Spanish training at IB workshops in Atlanta, Georgia and recently an IB French B workshop in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
I enjoy reading, doing yoga, hiking, knitting (when I have time) and reasoning with my three sons.
AISK is an inspiring community that prepares young people for the future and makes room for students to develop their collaborative, creative and communication skills. I am a music educator and choir conductor with a degree in Jazz piano and Music Education from the City College of New York. I have worked in music my whole life: as a piano player, educator, arranger, musical theatre director, composer and choir conductor. I have been teaching music in local and international education for 15 years and have taught in Ghana, New York City and the Netherlands. I joined the AISK family with my wife and 2 daughters in August 2020 to start and teach a new music curriculum schoolwide, including the new IB Music course.
The reason I love working at AISK is that we understand that music education and the rich musical culture of Jamaica can play an exciting role in that! I aim to design opportunities for our students to grow as human beings, develop musical skills, and become confident and creative members of a colourful society.
In my free time I love to play or watch football and my favorite hobbies are DJ-ing, cooking and playing board games with my family.
I am inspired by the importance AISK has placed on the creative arts. As a retired Founding and Principal Dancer/Teacher/Administrator at the Company Dance Theatre/Tony Wilson School of Modern Dance, with over 30 years experience in teaching dance at every level, I joined AISK in August 2019, in the role of Modern Dance Teacher to the Middle and High schools. During my 2 years here, I expanded my role to include the Elementary school and all Staff. AISK recognizes the balance of creativity and insight in problem-solving, maintains a culture of support and respect and cultivates honest self-evaluation, all of which I have witnessed in all my students. Teaching, for me, presents the wonderful opportunity to guide students through the process of drawing out their quest for knowledge, inviting them to discover, question, deduce, innovate, and confidently express from the foundation of their individuality.
I am an upper management professional in corporate Jamaica and a serial entrepreneur who loves mentoring, data analysis and the card game Kalooki.
I find pure joy to watch artistic passion awake and grow in young minds. I have been a member of the AISK family since August 2010. Originally he was the ES and MS drama teacher, but as the drama program grew he transitioned to teaching HS and IB drama and running the Drama Club. I was originally drawn to the school by a desire to teach in the IB program. Once here, the holistic approach to learning and the mission to create productive and compassionate members of society have kept me teaching at this institution.
I studied theatre at Middlebury College in Vermont, USA. I am a professional thespian and wears many hats in the local drama industry, including but not limited to: Actor, Director, Stage Manager. When not at the theatre, I love to go hiking and swimming.
AISK’s ethnic and cultural diversity, and it's progressive curriculum made me want to teach at this institution. I started teaching at AISK in August 2010. Currently I teach Middle School Strategies of Success, but I taught Middle and High School English in my earlier years. I have been an educator for two decades and have a BA in English, a Diploma in English Education and a MS In Literacy Education. I am inspired to teach because each day I learn something new and am grateful to have the opportunity to help to shape the next generation.
I love to travel, read and spend time with my family and friends.
As educators, we are trained to step back and look at what students CAN DO, and then we begin to build on the rich cultural and language experiences that they take to the classroom.
I’ve had the opportunity of teaching English as an additional language to Elementary, Middle School and High School students since 2017. I read for a Bachelor of Arts degree in Literatures in English at the University of the West Indies. Thereafter, I completed a diploma in Education with a concentration in Double English at the Shortwood Teachers’ College. Since then, I have completed a Master of Science in Reading and Language Arts from K-12 at Central Connecticut State University which has qualified me as a Literacy Coach and or Reading Specialist. I have over 10 years of successful classroom teaching experience as a teacher of English Language, English Literature, Communication Skills and teaching English as an additional language. Since I have continued my teaching career at AISK, I have benefited from the wide range of cultural and teaching diversity which has strengthened my core skills as an educator. The various levels of differentiation and individualized instruction that are at the heart of our EAL program has strengthened both students and teachers alike.
My interests and passions are in language, linguistics and speech development and I get to do this every day. At AISK I get to be a part of positions that facilitate the sharing of cultures, languages and the corporation of individuals in a global community. One interesting fact about me is that I love gaming and reading picture books.
Education is an opportunity to provide young minds with the guidance, compassion, and values necessary to make this a better world. I currently work as the MS/HS Learning Support teacher at AISK. I have been involved with the AISK since 2003, when my eldest son started in EYP. In 2009, after working as a substitute teacher, I took on a full-time position as an elementary teacher before qualifying as a STEM/Math teacher in 2017.
Before teaching in Jamaica, I taught upper elementary for seven years at an international school in South America. I am Canadian qualified and hold a Master of Education degree. My family’s affinity to the Caribbean allowed us to relocate to Jamaica, which has been our home for the past 18 years. Teaching at AISK has allowed me to work with a dynamic group of teachers, passionate about creating a learning environment that values diversity. AISK encourages professional learning communities that enable its teachers to gain new skills, fostering enthusiasm in the learning process. I have been committed to my profession for over two decades and will continue to help students to develop holistically.
When I am not in the classroom, I enjoy participating in anything that keeps me moving, running, traveling, or trying something new.
- PE and Swimming: David Bromfield
- PE: Jhanelle Brown
- Aquatics: Kerri-Ann Steer
- Lifeguard: Brenton Armstrong
As a small community in size but big in heart, AISK allows me the ability to work with enthusiastic students to unlock their athletic potential. My name is David Bromfield and I have been teaching PE and Swimming at AISK since 2018. I have a BSc. in Sports Sciences, a Masters in Business Management and I am a Level 2 certified coach by the World Swimming Federation (FINA).
When I am not teaching young minds, I find comfort in reading, watching sports and playing video games.
Physical education fosters development in many different ways. My tenure with AISK began in 2017 as a MSHS Physical Education teacher. I earned my Bachelor of Education degree from GC Foster College in Physical Education and Sports.
Being a part of numerous sporting teams and bodies, I have had the opportunity to witness AISK’s diversity and ability to allow all individuals to feel welcomed and at home. The sense of belonging received from the school community drew me towards AISK. I am keen on nation building and supporting dreams of individuals and being at AISK allows me to put this into practice. The curriculum is broad and allows me to add my knowledge of various soft skills learned through sports as well as life skills to programme. My main inspiration to teach comes from students beaming with excitement after accomplishing a task presented to them.
An interesting fact about me is I was privileged to represent Jamaica at the Hong Kong 7’s Rugby tournament and I was a part of the U17 Female Football team as a teenager. Playing video games and going to the beach are my favorite things to do.
My inspiration to teach stems from the fulfillment of students learning a life skill that is fun and enjoyable. My journey as the Aquatics Manager and swimming coach at AISK began in 2018. My first degree, a Bachelor of Arts (Hons), from Howard University, was awarded in Political Science with a minor in Psychology. My Master of Science degree, from The University of the West Indies was awarded in Psychotherapy. While I have spent some of my career in the corporate arena, my entire life has been centered around the element of water and the sport of swimming. Those qualifications include certifications from The Fédération Internationale de Natationand, The American Swimming Coaches Association as well as being a certified and licensed lifeguard.
The magnet that drew me towards AISK was being involved with a swimming program that was in its infancy stages of development. Additionally, the warmth of the community, teachers and a learning environment where students are encouraged to embrace every aspect of themselves through determination, sacrifice and resilience was also undeniable. Lessons learned in the corporate world coupled with my knowledge and experience in psychology and competitive swimming allows me to guide students in their achievements. To see students, marvel with pride at their accomplishments when they have triumphed is truly amazing.
One interesting fact about me is that I not only represented my club in international meets, but also my country, Jamaica, accumulating several accolades including a swimming scholarship to Howard University. Hobbies include reading and having spontaneous adventures.
I teach because I’m absolutely in love with seeing growth and development. It's just a wonderful feeling watching someone grasp and apply something that they didn’t know how to do before. Taking on the role of the Lifeguard at AISK for the past two years has been a rewarding experience.
I joined the team in March 2019, having been a certified lifeguard for the past sixteen years working in International hotels such as The CourtYard Marriott Hotel, The Pegasus Hotel and The Hilton Hotel to name a few. I was eventually promoted to Lifeguard Instructor, allowing me to become a part of the team responsible for training new Lifeguard candidates as well as renewal of lifeguards across the island. I am also a FINA (International Federation of Swimming) and ASCA (American Swimming Coaches Association) level certified swim coach for sixteen years. I am also a certified Pool and Spa Operations manager for the past eight years.
I have a love for photography and drama, but unfortunately I don’t get a chance to explore them both in the way that I would like.
Working with young people provides the opportunity for me to support them socially and emotionally so that they can develop the ability to bounce forward through challenges, love themselves, and be the gift to the world that each one is. I’m delighted to be a member of the AISK family since August 2020 as the Elementary and Middle School Counselor, working with students from EYP - Grade 8.
Prior to working at AISK I had the opportunity to conduct observations in a number of AISK Elementary classrooms. I was impressed with the exploratory and cooperative learning I witnessed, and the way in which children are empowered to think critically, express their ideas and direct their own learning. I could see that each child and his or her unique qualities are valued and cultivated. I wanted to be a part of that.
I am a Clinical Social Worker and a Registered Associate Professional Counselor. I earned the Master of Social Work from New York University, and the Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies - Counseling Psychology emphasis from CGST. I have also done graduate studies in Child Development at Sarah Lawrence College in New York.
I enjoy music and singing, and I am one of the cantors at the local synagogue.
My work in education began as a PE and Maths teacher in the UK where I worked for three years. Following that, I moved to an American International School in Budapest, Hungary, where I worked as an Athletic Director. After four years in Hungary, I moved to Amman, Jordan where I worked as a PE teacher and Athletic Director and also taught TOK ( Theory of Knowledge). After three years in Jordan I took a year break, during which I cycled from the UK to Turkey, and then took up a position in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia teaching PE. After two years I moved to Caracas, Venezuela with an aim to move into administration and following a period of working as a PE teacher and Athletic Director I became the assistant principal and IB Co-ordinator and eventually the MS and HS Principal. After nine years in Caracas, I moved to work in an international school in the UK where I worked for six years as the High School Principal. During my time in Venezuela, I began a Masters Degree in International Education at Bath University, UK, which I completed when I returned to England.
My approach to education is holistic and I believe in a rounded education that not only focuses on academics but on all aspects of a student’s development. I find the IB programs and philosophy a great way to achieve this and have enjoyed working in schools that are committed to an all-round education. My desire is that every child succeeds whilst being conscious that success means different things to different people. It is therefore important we help students find ‘the best fit’ when deciding on courses and academic programs and provide each child with educational opportunities that allow each of them to be challenged and motivated and to learn in a safe and secure environment. An environment that not only promotes academic excellence but also recognizes the need to promote physical, social and emotional well being.
Having spent most of my career working in physical education I have always had a passion for sports and enjoy football, rugby, skiing, golf, and long-distance cycling. I am an avid reader and enjoy trying to play the guitar, and both my wife (Tania) and I enjoy cooking. Our two children are both now studying at Universities in the UK but both enjoy the prospect of visiting Jamaica during their vacations, and who wouldn’t!
I have been the Administrative Assistant to the Middle & High School Principal since July 1, 2014. I possess a Degree in Management with a minor in Marketing from the University of Technology. I spent most of my working life in Human Resources in the Manufacturing & Finance sector and have happily moved to the Educational sector since 2008.
Having been at AISK for the past 6 years I marvel at just how important the environment and encouragement of teachers can make a significant difference in the learning for a student. I think AISK provides that environment where our students are allowed to be their best selves resulting in student confidence that makes all the difference. A rigid space does not work for everyone and genuine student care is important. This is what inspires me. That I can be here to make the learning experience different or better for my students gets me excited to don my “Mother Hen hat” and just be there. I truly love my job!!
One interesting fact about me is that I love love love to dance. Reading and Sewing are my favorite hobbies.
- Students thrive when they know they are cared for;
- Students reach greater heights when they know the adults around them hold them accountable and believe in possibilities;
- Students rely on the adults in their lives to create the best environment for learning;
- Students do not get to choose to underachieve;
- Students have a voice, they have things to say and are heard.