The excitement, smiles and buzz from being back on campus over the last week is terrific, and this energy reminds us how much of a community we are, not just for learning but for everyone who is part of it each day.
Faculty and 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.
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.
As the YIS community prepares to celebrate our centenary in October 2024, it is worth taking a look back at the genesis of our high school which this year marks the 50th anniversary of the first graduating class of Dragons.
I am not sure if it is just because I am getting older, but it feels like the years are disappearing in front of me. This marks the end of my tenth year at YIS, and speaking at the Gr. 12 Graduation last week about belonging and identifying what it means to feel you belong to a community felt fitting.
The year 2024 will bring a significant milestone for our whole school, as we will be celebrating our school’s centenary, a milestone few schools can boast about, and already there is much excitement building for this event.
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?
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.