Faculty & Staff

Teachers are the most important asset of any school and YIS is no exception. Our dedicated faculty and staff reflect the international nature of our community, representing over 16 different nationalities, and have tremendous collective breadth and depth of experience in international education. Over half of our faculty hold advanced degrees and many others are currently working towards additional qualification. Our multicultural senior leadership team possesses educational insight and experience gleaned from years of teaching and international school administration. Above all, our teachers love working with children and helping them to grow and develop. We seek to inspire students and to provide them with the academic and social skills that will enable them to fulfill their potential as responsible global citizens.

As a school and faculty, we are committed to ongoing professional learning. This includes taking advantage of our own wealth of pedagogical knowledge and experience through regular in-service training, as well as leadership and participation in workshops, conferences and other training opportunities hosted by international education organizations throughout Asia and beyond.

We are interested in excellent teachers who are passionate about education and are willing and able to contribute to the school and student life in a wide variety of ways. Please see our Work at YIS page for information on our approach to professional learning, life in Yokohama, a list of vacancies, and more.

In Our Words

At YIS, we actively communicate our ideas on education and leadership, thus nurturing an environment of pedagogical dialogue and dynamic inquiry. "In Our Words," is an outlet where administrators, teachers and staff share their thoughts, ideas and observations about teaching, learning and community, to spark conversations and growth throughout the school. 


TEDxYouth@YIS: Dear Future Me

If you could write a letter to your future self, what’s the one message that you need to share? What questions would you ask?

large group of teachers sitting at rectangular desks for teacher training

With over 90 staff from 25 different countries, we have a wealth of experience and expertise to draw upon as we learn through informal and formal ways, explicitly and implicitly, from each other every day to impact learning for all our students.

Write a Letter. Change a Life.

Gr. 10 students are engaging directly in the Amnesty International Write for Rights Campaign through their current unit in Language & Literature, focusing on Advocacy, Fairness & Development.