Faculty & Staff

Lama Hajj
French & Theater Teacher

My educational philosophy is to make students love the class environment and enjoy learning. Accept and respect each other differences such background and thought. Keep them engaged and help them achieve their high expectations.

Sara Metwary
 
Pre-K & French Teacher

What I like about my position is that it gives me the ability to shape opinions and help form ideas about society, life and personal goals. I believe that I can also expand students' limits and push their creativity.

Kirpa Rai
 
Grade 2 & Pre-AP English Teacher

I believe in showing my students the importance of having an open mind when it comes to learning, nurturing the natural desire for knowledge and understanding, and using what you learn in the real world. Reading, writing, listening, speaking, and thinking are all skills that can be developed to serve students in their lives. When we learn to articulate what we do and why we do it, we build responsible communities, both inside and outside of the classroom.

Andrae Parchment
 
Elementary  Counselor & AP Humanities Teacher

AISM can be described as a small school that's doing BIG things. I enjoy being a part of a community where instruction is informed by data. AISM is also a school that does not stifle talents. Both students and teachers are provided with opportunities to grow and flourish.

Serdia Holcombe
 Elementary  Administrator

All students can learn and want to learn. It is my job to meet them where they are and move them forward.

Suba Srikumar
 Elementary & Middle School Science Teacher

As a middle school science teacher my philosophy of teaching science is to use hands’ on activities. The only way students can learn science is to experience themselves. Science is all around us and the students need to realize and understand that. They need to be engaged and interested in what they are learning about. The best way to accomplish this is to guide them to asking questions and to try new things.

Viola Johnson
Learning Support & Admissions Coordinator

I believe that all students can learn, but not the same way or on the same day as someone once said. Teachers are facilitators of learning,  teaching students to become life-long learners and contributing members of society. We must recognize that our world is changing rapidly and to accommodate all learners, we must continually adjust our teaching style and methods.

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Anne Cirelli
 
Middle School ELA & Spanish Teacher

The classroom should be a diverse, accepting, inclusive, and calm place where everyone feels comfortable and welcome. Failure is not an option!

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Siji Binoy
 
Middle & High School Math Teacher

I like working at a school that places importance on math as part of the curriculum on attainment and improvement. AISM sets high standards and provides support in my role as a teacher to achieve the objectives of the curriculum. AISM creates an environment that is conducive to effective teaching and learning. I feel that my teaching style would fit well with the program, and I could help encourage more students to enjoy math and succeed in it.

Xena Nam
 Grades 5/6 & Biology Teacher 

My educational philosophy is to empower students to be active participants in their learning process by integrating technology, creative arts, and academics. I strongly believe in helping students to develop a growth mindset to continuously improve themselves. 

Maia-Joi Headley
 Athletic Director & P.E. Teacher

P.E.is Powerful Education

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Rosia Snow
 
Grade 1 Teacher

I have a lifelong passion for learning and I enjoy passing on the knowledge that I have acquired to others. In addition to that, there is so much to be learned from the youth and I am always excited to grow with them. I love my position because it creates an opportunity to instill confidence and new learning strategies in the students.This encourages them to reach their full potential.

Najja Harding
 
Kindergarten Teacher

Achievement, Integrity, Service and Motivation are attributes that I strive for in my own personal life and also my place of work. I also wanted to work in an integrated school environment with students and staff from all over the world.

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Allison Mallory
 
Middle and High School Counselor & Administrator

I believe learning is a lifelong process.  As an educator, I too must continue to educate myself and seek professional development opportunities to grow.  I have adopted the belief that my role is not limited to just counseling and guidance for my students.  I am also perceived as an educator, who supports my students in the classroom and outside of the classroom.

Kerry Kay Rowe
Grade 4 Teacher

I like interacting with my students from diverse cultural backgrounds. Each day I learn from them, help them understand their lessons in a creative, interactive and meaningful way, but I mostly like it when they see the connection between what they are learning and their lives, and transfer it to new situations as they explore and create new experiences.

Aicha Kaba
Art Teacher

My philosophy of education is that all children are unique and must have a stimulating educational environment where they can grow physically, mentally, emotionally, and socially. It is my desire to create this type of atmosphere where students can meet their full potential.

Matsue Wiles
P.E. Teacher

As a Physical Education Teacher, I really enjoy the fact that everyday presents new experiences. I learn so much from my students as I watch them set individual and collective goals, and challenge themselves as they work to achieve those goals.

Gabriela Cabrera
Grade 3 Teacher

AISM gives me a great opportunity to experience new things, learn about different cultures, and expose me to challenging situations that help me grow professionally.

Nyemah Gbonyea
Administrative Assitant

Randulf Barrosa
IT Support

Arun Gopalan
Finance Manager & Human Resources