New Life International School - Kofu, Yamanashi, Japan

Principal and Faculty

校長 と 教職員

Suzy Brown, the founder and principal of the school, has a B.S. in Elementary Education and an M.A. in Language and Literacy.  Mrs. Brown is a licensed teacher with 9 years of elementary teaching experience in the public school system in Texas, USA. She also worked for two years at the University of Texas as a student-teacher trainer, observing, evaluating, and advising teacher trainees, and ultimately deciding whether they were ready to graduate and receive a state teacher's license.  Mrs. Brown taught English part-time for 18 years at Yamanashi Eiwa College in Kofu, Yamanashi, Japan.  While living in Japan, Mrs. Brown homeschooled her three boys using English curriculum. The oldest has completed his Ph.D and is an associate professor at Hosei University.   Another son completed his BA in a university in Texas and is currently teaching at New Life International School.
この学校の創設者で、校長でもあるスージー・ブラウン先生は、初等教育の学士号を持ち、語学や文学に関しては修士号を取得しています。また、教員免許を持ち、アメリカ・テキサス州の公立小学校で9年間教えた経験もあります。さらに、テキサス大学で、実習生の指導者としても2年間働きました。そこでは、実際に実習生の授業を見学し、評価した後にアドバイスをあげたり、その実習生が卒業して教員免許を取得してもいいかどうかを最終的に決定する、といったことなども任されていました。 ブラウン先生は、甲府の山梨英和大学で非常勤として18年間教えてきています。また、日本にいる間、自分の3人の息子を英語のカリキュラムを使ってホームスクールで教えました。長男は博士号を取得し、准教授として法政大学で教えています。次男はテキサス大学の学士号を持ち、現在、ニューライフ インターナショナル スクールで教えています。
Christian Brown teaches full time in the intermediate grades and physical education to all grades.  He has a BA in Communications from Dallas Baptist University and has had over 11 years of teaching in Japan.  The students love him and he is a dedicated, gifted teacher.
Claudia Stadius is a trained, licensed teacher.  She teaches  K/1. She has a BS  in education and has over 14 years of experience teaching in Japan. She is a gifted teacher and we are blessed to have her with us. 
Jonathan Rasson will teach our 6th/7th grade class and physical education to 4th through 7th grades from April 2019.  He has taught 4 years in Yamanashi in the JET program in junior high and has a masters degree from Waseda University.  We are really looking forward to having him join us!
ジョナサン ラッソン先生は、2019年4月より小学6年生と中学1年生を受け持ちます。また、小学4年生〜中学1年生の体育も担当します。これまでに、山梨県の中学校で4年間JETプログラムで教えてきた経験があり、早稲田大学の修士号ももっています。一緒に働けることをとても楽しみにしています。
Consultant for NLIS and pastor of New Life International Church, Danny Brown, has a B.A. in Religious Studies, an M.A. in Teaching E.S.L., and a Ph.D. in Foreign Language Education.  Dr. Brown has been a full-time English teacher at Yamanashi Eiwa College for 21 years.  Dr. and Mrs. Brown are married and work closely together in planning NLIS.
Stephen Veale is our chaplain.  He teaches the children stories from the Bible.  He is an experienced teacher from New Zealand. 
Japanese teachers are Kiyoyasu Kawaguchi and Tomoko Furuya.  Mr. Kawaguchi is a highly qualified and experienced teacher with over 30 years of college teaching.  Mrs. Furuya is also a highly qualified and experienced teacher with a master's degree.   We are very blessed to have such gifted teachers in our school! 
Aiko Veale is our accountant and secretary.  She is an experienced bookkeeper and teacher, as well.  She can answer any questions in Japanese, as needed.

Future teachers:

A teacher must be a native English speaker and a Christian who regularly attends church. He or she must have a bachelor’s degree and certification to teach from an English-speaking country, or hold a Master's degree. 
For more information contact Suzy Brown at Please send your resume (CVC) with a letter describing your faith and your teaching philosophy.
詳しいことはスージ ブラウンまでご連絡下さい。( また、ご自身の信仰と教育に対する考えを述べたものを送って下さい。