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Primary School
Alletha Barnett
My name is Alletha Barnett, and I teach science at WICS. I graduated from Evangel University in Missouri, USA, with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Environmental Science. Bringing science to life for students is my passion, and I love using songs, raps, demonstrations, and visual aids to do so. I hope to help raise up the next generation of young people who love God and love science.
Hazel Peralta
My name is Hazel Peralta, and I primarily teach English at WICS. I graduated from Oral Roberts University in Oklahoma, USA, with a bachelor’s in Writing. I later studied at Temple University, Tokyo, and received a master’s degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). I love languages, especially the English language, and I enjoy helping students on their individual journeys toward communication proficiency. As a teacher, I hope to show students that good communication skills not only allow them to share information effectively, but also let them use their God-given ability to create great works.
Erika Sataraka
Aloha! My name is Erika Sataraka, and I was born and raised in both Hawaii and Japan. I attended an international school in Japan and I graduated from New Hope Christian College in Oregon, USA, with a Bachelor of Science in Christian Counseling. I am excited to teach, learn, and grow with the students and see them grow into world changers for Jesus!
Hazel Joy Sablay-Aguinaldo
Mabuhay! My name is Hazel Joy Sablay-Aguinaldo, and I mainly teach Physical Education. I am a licensed Physical Therapist, registered in the Philippines with a Bachelor's Degree in Physical Therapy. I am also a licensed Autism Movement Therapy provider with training and certification in Program of Essential Competencies in Sensory Integration. I worked as a pediatric/school-based Physical Therapist in Malaysia for 12 years and dealt with children with special needs. Sensory and motor development plays a vital role in learning. We believe that our bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit. In WICS, we hope to develop physically literate students who have the knowledge, skills and confidence to enjoy a lifetime of healthful physical activity.
Isiah Large
Hello! My name is Isiah Large, and I am a teacher at WICS. I graduated from New Hope Christian College in Eugene, Oregon, USA. I love Jesus and basketball, and I want to relate to the children through what I love. I want to encourage, teach, and develop students in their academic abilities, passions, and faith, raising up the next generation. I hope that they have a bright future and shine for Jesus.
Izumi Nishiwaki
Hello! My name is Izumi Nishiwaki, and I am a receptionist at WICS Primary School. I also teach Japanese at WICS, having completed a Japanese teacher training course at Human Academy. In my free time, I enjoy singing and playing the guitar and piano. I hope to help my students know God's love and grow into strong young people who can love themselves and others.
Secondary School
Chandler H. Im, Ph.D.
Secondary School Principal & Chaplain
Warm greetings, everyone! My family immigrated to the USA from South Korea when I was a teenager. After finishing high school in Northern Virginia, I earned a B.A. in Religious Studies (minor: Philosophy) from Boston University, an M.Div. from Westminster Seminary California, and a Ph.D. in Intercultural Studies from Fuller Theological Seminary. Before God sent me to Japan in 2016 to work at WICS, I had served at churches and mission agencies in the USA and Canada since 1995. An ordained Presbyterian pastor, I teach Bible, Philosophy, and World Religions classes at WICS. As an assistant professor, I also teach doctoral students online for Faith Seminary in the USA. A few of my hobbies are reading, gardening, and traveling.

Debbie Im, M.Ed.
Vice Principal of Secondary School
My name is Debbie Im. I was born and raised in S. Korea, but lived and worked in the USA for 30 years. I earned these degrees from Western Washington University: a Master of Education, and a B.A. in East Asian Studies (minors: Japanese and TESOL). At WICS, I emphasize academic excellence based on Christian worldview and values. I pray that God would use me to instill in WICS students global perspectives, lifelong learning attitude, and caring for others. My husband and I have two adult children in America. I love reading, dancing, and singing.

Jonathan Berry
Hello everyone. My name is Jonathan Berry and it is my great pleasure to be the Social Studies teacher at WICS. I was born and raised in the Greater Boston Area and graduated from Gordon College with a double major in Biblical Languages and Linguistics. I am very passionate about history and languages, and I want to share that passion with every student who walks through our doors. My two main goals as a teacher are to help students grow closer to God and discover the joy of studying something they love.
Yechan Paul Choi
Hello, my name is Yechan Paul Choi. I grew up as a missionary kid in Uganda, and attended an international high school in Kenya. Having grown up in a very international background myself, I am sure I will be able to relate a lot with the students here, and I wish to share my faith and experiences with them here at WICS. I graduated from The University of the South: Sewanee in Tennessee with a major in Mathematics and a minor in Computer Science. I believe that mathematics is one of the foundations on which God built this world, and I am very excited to provide a strong mathematical education to the students here.
Zach Richardson
My name is Zach Richardson, and I am an English teacher at WICS. I graduated from Texas A&M University with a Degree in English-Creative Writing. Several years later, I discovered by accident that I also love teaching, so I went back to school to earn my English Teaching Certification at Millersville University in Pennsylvania. I am excited to help WICS students of all levels achieve their language learning goals. I also hope to introduce them to works of English literature that will capture their interests and imaginations.
Robert Edward Shiffer II
Hello! My name is Robert Edward Shiffer II. I grew up in Hawaii and later traveled to Japan where I have lived since 2016. While I have lived in Japan, I came to find my passion for education through my experiences volunteering, and I also came to realize Jesus’ guidance in my life. So that I could practice my hands and reflect God’s light as best I could, I studied to obtain my Master’s degree in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) from Temple University Japan. I eagerly look forward to doing my best to teach my future students.
Yukie Okada
Hello, my name is Yukie Okada and I am a receptionist at WICS. I also teach Japanese. I graduated from Akita International University with a master’s in Japanese Language Teaching. I hope to support students so that they enjoy their school life.
Global Partners
Tatsuhiro Mineno, Ph.D.
Honorary President of World Vision

Pastor of Yodobashi Church
  WICS is based on the Christian values of Love, Truth and Peace. It is a new school with small-sized classes, founded to produce talented men and women who will go on to contribute to society and become global leaders. Its goal is to provide students with a holistic education as well as knowledge.
Yoon-bong Hahn, Ph.D.
Head, School of Semiconductor and Chemical Engineering, Chonbuk University

Fellow, Korea Academy of Science and Technology

Top 100 Scientists 2005, 2011, 2014 by International Biographical Centre
  Welcome to WICS where teachers really care about the students and are willing to go out of their way to help students succeed. WICS may be a small school, but WICS will make students and parents happy.