Meet Our Teachers

Teachers

BIS teachers are experienced, dedicated and IB trained international teachers. We have 42 teachers and 12 Indonesian teaching partners. Over 80% of our teachers are expats. The average teaching experience at BIS is 16 years and more than half of our teachers have a Masters Degree.

Primay Teachers:

Our Primary teachers are well versed in differentiating teaching and learning to meet the needs of children with different interests, learning styles, and levels of readiness. All homeroom teachers are supported by qualified Indonesian teaching partners. In addition to this, student needs are carefully assessed, monitored, and addressed by our Early Intervention Teacher, Counselor, Learning Support Teacher, and English as an Additional Language Teacher.

Secondary Teachers and IB Examiners:

All of our Secondary teachers are experienced to respond to the different needs and levels of the students. They are in part also IB examiners and moderators. Teachers assess students with problem-solving activities, tests, and examinations, hands-on experimentation, performances, exhibitions, and analysis and reflection, providing a well-rounded curriculum that is both challenging and enjoyable

Specialist Teachers:

All BIS students benefit from our team of Specialist Teachers who integrate their expertise through Modern Languages, Music, and Physical Education. We also have a counselor, who provides support for social–emotional needs and university orientation.

Our selection process for new teachers is strict to secure a world-class education.

% Expats Teachers

% Expats Teachers With MA or Above

Average Years Experiences

Alice Guzowski

Grade 2 Teacher

Alice Guzowski

Alice Guzowski

Grade 2 Teacher

Education

    1. Master of Arts in Child Study and Education, OISE, University of Toronto (2002)
    2. Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Human Biology, University of Toronto (2000)

Experience:

9 years international teaching experience, 1 year PYP Canada, Cuba, Singapore, Dominican Republic, Bali

Favorite Quote / Fun Fact / Why Bali:

“You’re off to great places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, so get on your way!” – Dr. Seuss

Alyshia Kitchen

Kindergarten

Alyshia Kitchen

Alyshia Kitchen

Kindergarten

Education

  1. BA in Communications
  2. BA in Education
  3. TESOL Certification

Experience:

Experience teaching in Canada, France, Korea, Myanmar and Indonesia

Favorite Quote / Fun Fact / Why Bali:

“You miss 100% of the shots you never take.” Wayne Gretzky

Anna Erickson

MYP I&S, Language & Literature, and PHE Teacher

Anna Erickson

Anna Erickson

MYP I&S, Language & Literature, and PHE Teacher

Education

  1. BA in History at the University of Minnesota

  2. Masters In Arts of Teaching at Mankato State University (MN)

Experience:

12 years of teaching in the US, China, Mali, Saudi Arabia, and Bali

Favorite Quote / Fun Fact / Why Bali:

“When anxious, uneasy, and bad thoughts come, I go to the sea, and the sea drowns them out with its great wide sounds, cleanses me with its noise, and imposes a rhythm upon everything in me that is bewildered and confused.” Rainer Maria Rilke

Ayu Kristiandayanti

Grade 2 Teacher

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Education

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Experience:

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Favorite Quote / Fun Fact / Why Bali:

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Canan Cermen

DP Environmental Systems and Societies, MYP Science

Canan Cermen

Canan Cermen

DP Environmental Systems and Societies, MYP Science

Education

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Experience:

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Favorite Quote / Fun Fact / Why Bali:

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Desak Made Dewi Prabayanthi

Language B Indonesian teacher

Desak Made Dewi Prabayanthi

Desak Made Dewi Prabayanthi

Language B Indonesian teacher

Education

  1. Bachelor of English language and Literature
  2. Akta IV Teaching Certificate
  3. Master of Humaniora (Teaching and Learning)

Experience:

5 years teaching in Educational Institutions

8 years At Bali Island School:

    1. Secondary Secretary (4 years)
    2. MYP Indonesia B teacher (4 years)

Favorite Quote / Fun Fact / Why Bali:

“When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.”

-Helen Keller

Edward Andrews

Secondary Music Teacher

Edward Andrews

Edward Andrews

Secondary Music Teacher

Education

Bachelor of Music Education

Experience:

    1. 3 years in Australia
    2. 14 years in IB curriculum

Favorite Quote / Fun Fact / Why Bali:

“The music is not in the notes, but in the silence between.”  Mozart

Garth Wyncoll

Head of School

Garth Wyncoll

Garth Wyncoll

Head of School

Education

Masters in Education Leadership, University of San Francisco

Experience:

28 years in education.
Landon School for Boys, USA.
Brent Subic, Philippines.
American International School Lagos, Nigeria.
Academia Cotopaxi, Ecuador.

Favorite Quote / Fun Fact / Why Bali:

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas Edison

Hamish Sutherland

Student Life Coordinator and Secondary PE Teacher

Hamish Sutherland

Hamish Sutherland

Student Life Coordinator and Secondary PE Teacher

Education

  1. MBA (International Education), Keele University, UK
  2. BPE, University of Western Australia
  3. DipEd, University of Western Australia
  4. Dip SAQ, SAQ International, UK

Experience:

25 years teaching, 17 internationally

Favorite Quote / Fun Fact / Why Bali:

Member of Australia’s first National Sudoku Team, World Championships, Goa, India 2008.

Hayley Green

Visual Arts Teacher

Hayley Green

Hayley Green

Visual Arts Teacher

Education

  1. Masters Fine Arts – Elam – Auckland University
  2. Bachelor of Education – Auckland University

Experience:

  1. 8 yrs  – Whangamata Area School – New Zealand
  2. 7 years  – Bali Island School – Bali – Indonesia

Favorite Quote / Fun Fact / Why Bali:

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” 

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Heather McNaughton

Grade 3 Homeroom Teacher

Heather McNaughton

Heather McNaughton

Grade 3 Homeroom Teacher

Education

Bachelor of Education, Massey University, NZ (2011)

Experience:

21 years teaching

  1. Auckland, NZ (3)
  2. Bali – Dyatmika (5)
  3. Bali – BIS – (13)

Favorite Quote / Fun Fact / Why Bali:

Since I visited Bali at the age of 9 (two months before BIS started), I have felt Bali was my second home. Happiness is…

Istiqomah Arina Proboningtyas

Primary Music Teacher

Istiqomah Arina Proboningtyas

Istiqomah Arina Proboningtyas

Primary Music Teacher

Education

Bachelor of Education in Music

Experience:

  1. Purwacaraka Music Studio (tutor)
  2. Stamford International School Semarang 
  3. Gandhi Memorial International School Bali
  4. Dyatmika School Bali

Favorite Quote / Fun Fact / Why Bali:

Look at the mirror, that person is someone who will spend your life time with. Be good.

Jackie Wyncoll

Primary School Learning Support and

Jackie Wyncoll

Jackie Wyncoll

Primary School Learning Support and EAL

Education

  1. MS ED Multi-disciplinary Studies Buffalo State University, USA
  2. BS ED Elem & Special Ed. Kutztown University, USA

Experience:

29 years teaching experience:

  1. LS/EAL Bali Island School, Indonesia
  2. Learning Support Coordinator, Academia Cotopaxi, Quito, Ecuador
  3. LS/ EAL and Early Childhood, American International School, Lagos, Nigeria
  4. Elem Ed and EAL, Brent-Subic, Philippines
  5. Special Ed and Early Childhood, Maryland, USA

Favorite Quote / Fun Fact / Why Bali:

“ I just don’t think I can take anymore 1.5 hour massages…” – BIS colleague

Joshua Field

Learning Support teacher

Joshua Field

Joshua Field

Learning Support teacher

Education

  1. Master of Inclusive and Special Education – University of Newcastle
  2. Bachelor oF Education/Arts – University of Newcastle
  3. IV Training and Assessment- AFS

Experience:

10 years experience in education of  students with additional learning, social and emotional needs

Favorite Quote / Fun Fact / Why Bali:

“Everyone is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” Albert Einstein

Kadek Ayu Martina

Language B Indonesian and Indonesian Studies teacher

Kadek Ayu Martina

Kadek Ayu Martina

Language B Indonesian and Indonesian Studies teacher

Education

  1. Bachelor of English language and Literature
  2. Akta IV Teaching Certificate

Experience:

4 years teaching at English course in Denpasar.

10 years at Bali Island School

  1. Indonesian Teaching Partner for Indonesian and French department in secondary school (6 years)
  2. PYP Language B Indonesian  (4 years)

Favorite Quote / Fun Fact / Why Bali:

The future depends on what we do in the present  – Mahatma Gandhi

Ketut Arni

Grade 3 Homeroom Teacher

Ketut Arni

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Education

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Experience:

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Favorite Quote / Fun Fact / Why Bali:

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Klaus Weber

DP Economics and Business Management Teacher

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Klaus Weber

DP Economics and Business Management Teacher

Education

  1. BA in Business Economics
  2. QTS

Experience:

  1. 8 years for a multinational corporation with a focus on project management – Germany
  2. 1.5 years for an NGO that supports people with disabilities (autism or down syndrome) – New Zealand
  3. 5.5 years teaching – Indonesia

Favorite Quote / Fun Fact / Why Bali:

You have two hands. One for helping yourself, the other for helping others. (Audrey Hepburn)

Kristen Turner

Grade 4 Homeroom Teacher

Kristen Turner

Kristen Turner

Grade 4 Homeroom Teacher

Education

  1. MSED Teacher Leadership 
  2. Bachelor of Education

Experience:

28 years in education

  1. 12 years in Bali
  2. 7 years in Kalimantan
  3. 4 years in China
  4. 5 years in Australia

Favorite Quote / Fun Fact / Why Bali:

Linda Muliawati

Learning Support teacher

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Education

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Experience:

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Favorite Quote / Fun Fact / Why Bali:

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Makiko Wood

DP Mathematics

Makiko Wood​

Makiko Wood

DP Mathematics

Education

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Experience:

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Favorite Quote / Fun Fact / Why Bali:

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Marie Perin

MYP – DP French teacher

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Marie Perin

MYP – DP French teacher

Education

  1. TEFL Diploma
  2. PGCE in ‘Teaching French as Foreign Language’ 
  3. Master ‘Français Langue Etrangère’ 
  4. BA in Modern Languages (English Literature, French as a Foreign Language, Spanish Literature and Civilisation)

Experience:

13 years (international) teaching experience 6 year teaching MYP 3 years teaching DP UK, UAE, Malaysia, Switzerland, Mongolia, Indonesia

Favorite Quote / Fun Fact / Why Bali:

‘A smile costs less than electricity but brings as much light.’ L’Abbé Pierre

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Mary MacDonald

MYP/DP Language & Literature Teacher

Mary MacDonald​

Mary MacDonald

MYP/DP Language & Literature Teacher

Education

  1. Graduated from Kennesaw State University in 2005 (B.S. in Middle Grades Education)
  2. Graduated from Walden University in 2010 (Masters in Literacy and Learning in all Content Areas)

Experience:

14 years teaching (US, China, and Indonesia)

Favorite Quote / Fun Fact / Why Bali:

“Be the change you want to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi

Matt Wood

DP Coordinator, DP History & TOK, MYP Individuals and Societies

Matt Wood

Matt Wood

DP Coordinator, DP History & TOK, MYP Individuals and Societies

Education

  1. BA Hons Japanese Studies – Durham University (2007)
  2. Higher Degree PGCE History (Secondary) – Durham University (2011)
  3. Masters in Education – Durham University (2012)

Experience:

12 years teaching in Japan, England and Bali.

Favorite Quote / Fun Fact / Why Bali:

“The socialism I believe in is everybody working for the same goal and everybody having a share in the rewards. That’s how I see football and that’s how I see life.” – Bill Shankly

Michele McLay

MYP Coordinator

Michele McLay

Michele McLay

MYP Coordinator

Education

  1. Masters in Ed, Murdoch University, AUS
  2. Dip Human Resource Management, AUS
  3. Dip Teaching Chch College of Ed, NZL
  4. BSC University of Canterbury, NZL

Experience:

21 years teaching internationally, 13 years IB Bali Island School- Bali Qatar Academy Al Wakra, Qatar Uptown School, Dubai, UAE Jumeira Baccalaureate School Dubai Prem Tinsulanonda International School, Chiang Mai, Thailand Scots College, Sydney, Australia Narrabeen Sport and Rec, Sydney MacArthur Girls High, Sydney St Chad’s Tilbury, London 

Favorite Quote / Fun Fact / Why Bali:

‘I’ve learned so much from my mistakes, I’m thinking of making a few more’

Murat Gökalp

DP & MYP Mathematics and DP TOK Teacher

Murat Gökalp

Murat Gökalp

DP & MYP Mathematics and DP TOK Teacher

Education

  1. MS Dept. of Economics, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey.
  2. BS Dept. of Mathematics, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey.

Experience:

14 years of high-school teaching experience in Turkey, China and Indonesia.

Favorite Quote / Fun Fact / Why Bali:

“Everything about yesterday has gone with yesterday. Today, it is needed to say new things.” – Rumi.
“A mathematician is a machine for turning coffee into theorems.” – Paul Erdös

Nadia Demolder

Grade 1 Homeroom

Nadia Demolder

Nadia Demolder

Grade 1 Homeroom

Education

  1. MSED in Teacher Leadership 
  2. Higher Diploma in Primary Teaching
  3. BA in Early Years

Experience:

11 years teaching Bali, Indonesia 7 years Dublin, Ireland 4 years 

Favorite Quote / Fun Fact / Why Bali:

Try to be a rainbow 🌈 in someone’s cloud – Maya Angelou

Nathaniel Erickson

Technology Coordinator and Design Teacher

Nathaniel Erickson

Nathaniel Erickson

Technology Coordinator and Design Teacher

Education

  1. Bachelors of International Business – Bethel University (1998)
  2. Masters of Business and Technology Education – University of Minnesota (2004)

Experience:

13 years in education Crown College – Adjunct Instructor Hangzhou International School – China American International School of Bamako – Mali Yanbu International School – Saudi Arabia

Favorite Quote / Fun Fact / Why Bali:

I have spent more than a year of my life camping.

NoahJon Marshall

Head Librarian

NoahJon Marshall

NoahJon Marshall

Head Librarian

Education

  1. Masters in Information Science, University at Albany, Albany New York USA, 2012
  2. Certificate in Teaching and Learning in the IB, Bethel University, Bethel MN USA, 2016

Experience:

9 years experience in libraries

  1. 2010-2012 Librarian Assistant – New York State Library/New York State Education Department – Albany NY USA
  2. 2010-2012 Library Clerk – Ravena Coeymans Selkirk Community Library – Ravena NY USA
  3. 2012 – 2016 Elementary Librarian – American Int’l School of Jeddah – Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
  4. 2016-2017 Middle/High School Librarian – American Int’l School of Jeddah – Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
  5. 2017 – Present Head Librarian, Bali Island School – Bali, Indonesia

Favorite Quote / Fun Fact / Why Bali:

“The mission of libraries is to improve society through facilitating knowledge creation in their communities.” – David Lankes

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Indonesian Language and Literature

Education

Bachelor of English Language Education

Experience:

Translator for local newspaper (Indonesian-English and English-Indonesian) Translator for Balinale Film Festival Contributor for I-Mag 

10 years of teaching in International Schools

  1. Gandhi Memorial International School Bali_1 year (Primary years Indonesian and DP Indonesian ab initio)
  2. Bali Island School_9 years

Indonesian Teaching Partner in secondary school for English, Design, and Drama (4 years), MYP and DP Indonesia B (5 years), MYP Indonesian Language and Literature (3 years)

Favorite Quote / Fun Fact / Why Bali:

If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart._Nelson Mandela

Putu Ayu Siska Paramita

Preschool

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Putu Ayu Siska Paramita

Preschool

Education

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Experience:

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Favorite Quote / Fun Fact / Why Bali:

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Ida Ayu Sri Mahendrani (Sri)

MYP Language B Indonesian teacher

Ida Ayu Sri Mahendrani (Sri)

Ida Ayu Sri Mahendrani (Sri)

MYP Language B Indonesian teacher

Education

  1. Bachelor of English language and Literature
  2. Akta IV Teaching Certificate
  3. Le Cours de Français Niveau 5

Experience:

3 years as liaison officer and translator for International MICE (meetings, incentives, conferences, and exhibitions)  12 years at Bali Island School

  • Indonesian Teaching Partner in French and Indonesian Department (3 years)
  • DP Indonesian ab initio (2 years)
  • MYP Indonesia B (9 years)

Favorite Quote / Fun Fact / Why Bali:

“He who is ignorant of foreign languages knows not his own” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Awardee of Rencontrer des Jeunes Cultural Scholarship in Cannes – France, granted by SCAC (Le Service de Coopération et d’Action Culturelle ) of French Embassy

Suellen Fuller

Preschool Teacher

Suellen Fuller​

Suellen Fuller

Preschool Teacher

Education

  1. Diploma of Teaching ( Primary-Preschool ) NBCAE- Australia
  2. Bachelor of Teaching ( Major Early Years) SACAE-Australia
  3. Masters in Education –Learning Management- CQU- Australia
  4. Cert 4 – TESOL

Experience:

Over 30 year experience in Education, Mainstream teaching – Bali, Mainstream teaching– Australia, Mainstream teaching England, Leadership roles Australia- Master Teacher/ HoC/Early Years Coach, International Teaching – Al Jazzera ,Qatar, International Leadership –Abu Dhabi Kindergarten, UAE – Head of Faculty, Lecturer – Early Years – CQU – Australia

Favorite Quote / Fun Fact / Why Bali:

The children come first.

Trisna

Head Librarian

Trisna​

Trisna

Kindergarten

Education

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Experience:

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Favorite Quote / Fun Fact / Why Bali:

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Vera Pereira

MYP Science & DP Biology Teacher, Action Coordinator

Vera Pereira

Vera Pereira

MYP Science & DP Biology Teacher, Action Coordinator

Education

  1. BA & MA in Education (Biology & Geology)
  2. QTS

Experience:

15 years in education

  • 6 years teaching Science in Portuguese language
    • 4 years in public schools in Portugal
    • 2 years at Escola Portuguesa in Luanda, Angola)
  • 9 years experience DP teacher (Biology and Chemistry)
    • Bali Island school
    • Fukuoka International School, Japan (8 years)

Favorite Quote / Fun Fact / Why Bali:

“When life gets you down, you know what you gotta do? Just keep swimming. Swimming, swimming.” — Dory (Finding Nemo)

Wayan Murni

Preschool

Wayan Murni

Wayan Murni

Kindergarten

Education

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Experience:

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Favorite Quote / Fun Fact / Why Bali:

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Yunita Reny, Made

Math Enrichment Teacher, Bahasa Indonesia, Indonesian SPK Principal

Yunita Reny, Made

Yunita Reny, Made

Math Enrichment Teacher, Bahasa Indonesia, Indonesian SPK Principal

Education

  1. Bachelor of English Education
  2. Master of Education (Teaching English as a Foreign Language)

Experience:

7 years as Kindergarten Teacher at Sekolah Ciputra Surabaya, 9 years in Bali Island School, 2 years as Indonesian Teaching Partner in Grade 4&5, 2 years as Teacher Intern in Kindergarten, 2 years as Co- Teacher in Grade 1, 3 years  as Math Enrichment Teacher

Favorite Quote / Fun Fact / Why Bali:

“ Everybody’s a teacher..if we listen” –

 Doris Roberts.

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