PEOPLE OF KINGSGATE

LEADERSHIP TEAM AND HOMEROOM TEACHERS

School Leadership Team

Greg Parry

CEO & Executive Principal

Australia
Greg is the Co-Founder of Kingsgate International School and is the CEO and Co-Founder of Kingsgate’s education management company, Global Services in Education.. Internationally renowned for his expertise in education leadership, Greg Parry’s vast experience includes high-level positions with secondary and vocational institutions throughout Australia, the Middle East, the United States, India and China. A robust leader and dedicated educator, Greg’s various positions at these institutes of learning include: CEO, director, headmaster and consultant. Recognised for his numerous contributions in the education arena, Greg has received the Ministers Award for Excellence in School Leadership based on improvements in school performance and a range of successful principal training and leadership development programs, as well as the School of Excellence Award for Industry/School Partnerships and the School of Excellence Award for Technology Innovation.

Considered one of the premier experts in his profession, Greg has trained teachers and principals throughout the world in areas such as critical thinking, language development and leadership. His expertise in school start up projects, leadership and curriculum development, has made him a sought after authority in these disciplines.

Shanna Parry

Senior Managing Partner

USA
Shanna is the Senior Managing partner of Kingsgate’s education management company, Global Services in Education. She is the Senior Education Director of Kingsgate International School. Shanna is renowned for outstanding achievements both as an educational leader and author of engaging, innovative curricula. Combining her passions for teaching, training and travel, she has since worked throughout the USA, Middle East, India and China serving as a director (Higher Education), headmaster (Secondary School) and consultant (K-12). Shanna brings a wealth of experience in a variety of critical areas.

In 2018 and 2019 Shanna was identified as top 30 in the Education category for Global Gurus among some of the worlds leading Education experts including Sir Ken Robinson, Eric Jensen, John Hattie and Robert J Marzano. Shanna continues to travel extensively to meet the demands for her consulting expertise in administrative and teacher development, curriculum writing and language programs. Shanna has consistently delivered exceptional results for increasing and improving student achievement in all key areas, including language development, reading proficiency and writing skills. In her role as Managing Partner of GSE and Director of Kingsgate International School, she plays a key role in the day-to-day operations of the school as well as pioneering creative models for other international schools and providing groundbreaking training methods for directors, administrators, teachers, and students.

David John

Principal

United Kingdom

David is from Wales and is the Principal of Kingsgate International School Malaysia. 

He is a graduate of Swansea University and the University of Wales Trinity Saint David in the UK. A very experienced Mathematics teacher for IGCSE and A-Levels, he is also well regarded for his ability to maximise student achievement. 

In his free time, he is also a passionate golfer who also enjoys a range of other sports as well as travel

Neoh Soon Ken

Chief Marketing Officer

Malaysia
A true blue Penangite and foodie, Ken dabbled in the film and broadcasting industry before finding his passion in education many years ago and has not look back ever since, spending more than one third of his life in the industry in a variety of leadership and management roles ranging from academia to corporate training, business development, branding, communications and marketing. His vast and progressive experience in cradle to grave education ranges across various education entities such as KDU Penang University College, Epsom College in Malaysia and St. Joseph’s Institution International School Malaysia before his present role with Kingsgate International School as Chief Marketing Officer and leads the business development, marketing, communications and admissions function of the school.
Early Years and Primary School Teachers

Stuart Hart

Early Years & Lower Primary Coordinator

United Kingdom
Stuart is a graduate of the University Of Aberdeen and London Metropolitan University in the UK. He worked extensively in the UK before moving to China where he worked in Shanghai. He has taught children from early years all the way to secondary including specialist design technology programs.

Stuart is a dynamic and energetic teacher with excellent skills in language acquisition. In his spare time he enjoys cooking and exploring the sights of Malaysia.

Kirsty Jeacocks

Primary Teacher

South Africa

Kirsty is a graduate from the University of South Africa. Having studied a PGCE in Foundation Phase Education, her speciality and passion lies with younger students.

She has spent the last four years teaching in China where she worked with students from Early Years to Year 3.Her time in China has given her invaluable experience.

Her goal is to create a safe and secure learning environment for children which will enable them to be themselves and develop their potential and own learning styles. She enjoys the outdoors and cannot wait to see the nature that Malaysia has to offer.

Jacintha

Early Years Teacher

Malaysia

Jacintha graduated from the University of Greenwich, United Kingdom with a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Early Years Education. She has been teaching the Early Years for the past 7 years and is very passionate about the proper development of young children in school. 

She is a strong believer that the first few years of a child’s life are highly formative and influential and therefore, adopts a nurturing and encouraging approach to child guidance with a penchant for hands-on learning with the children in school. 
 
Outside of the teaching world she enjoys retail therapy, travelling to new countries and food hunts as it gives her so much joy. 

Jessica

Early Years Teacher

Malaysia

Jessica graduated from the University of Greenwich, United Kingdom with a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Early Years Education. She has been involved with Early Years education for the past 9 years.

She has a true passion for working with our youngest learners and thrives on helping each child progress in all areas of their development — academic, social, language, arts, crafts, and motor skills. She strives to create a community of learners that nurtures this growth in a positive and fun environment. A proponent of growth mindset, Jessica hopes to be a positive influence for young minds so that they grow to become respectful, selfless, kind, and successful people.

On the personal side, she has a keen interest in traveling, reading books and listening to music.

Yuvanesvari Kalimuthu

Day Care Teacher

Malaysia

Coming soon

Vidyadhyalanee

Day Care Teacher

Malaysia

Coming soon

Robyn Pickles

Primary Teacher

United Kingdom
Robyn is a graduate of Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, in the UK where her studies specifically focused on how young children learn to write through phonics acquisition. She grew up in a small town in the north of England, worked in UK schools and then moved overseas to teach in Rome and then Malaysia .

Robyn has a strong interest in teaching children with English as an additional language and how to best support their development. In her spare time she loves to travel and explore Malaysia.

Iain Humphrey

Primary Teacher

United Kingdom

Mr Humphrey graduated from the University of Bath and gained his teaching qualification from the University of Nottingham. He taught in the UK for 8 years after that before spending the last 5 years of his teaching career here in Malaysia.

He is a staunch advocate of the importance of pastoral care within a child’s learning which has really driven his own teaching values and has become his passion.

On the personal side, he is a big health and a sports fanatic and used to be a full-time athlete. He competed in the sport of Bob Skeleton and was extremely dedicated to his sport. He was ranked 5th in the country in his sport and competed around the world for Great Britain.

Addison Bunch

Primary School Teacher

USA

Ms. Bunch is a graduate of Grand Canyon University with a masters in reading intervention.  Her global mindset drives her skills of differentiation and passion for creating individualised learning for all. 

 She has taught in a village in Uganda and science lessons to children in Cambodia. Furthermore,  Ms. Bunch has five years of experience teaching children of all ages and has led data-driven instruction to instill adequate growth for all learners.  

She enjoys meeting the needs of children holistically and implementing each child’s interests throughout her lessons.  Ms. Bunch is thrilled at the opportunity to work within an innovative environment at Kingsgate International School.

Greg Woloszyn

Primary School Teacher

Canada

Greg is a graduate from the University of Alberta, Canada with a bachelor’s Degree in Education. After graduating he moved to England to teach primary school and then moved to Vietnam to continue his career. He believes in a student centered approach where each child is engaged, can take risks and develops a love for learning. 

Greg has a background in physical education and enjoys playing football, running and spending time outdoors, which he hopes to bring to Kingsgate International School.

Jasinta Christofi

Primary School Teacher

South Africa

Jasinta is a graduate of the University of Pretoria, South Africa, who holds a BA in Drama and a PGCE in Education. She grew up in the small mining town called Phalaborwa and later moved to Johannesburg where she has been teaching at a Cambridge school for the last thirteen years.  

Jasinta has a deep love of performing, singing and teaching. She firmly believes in developing the child as a whole and building their confidence to achieve their utmost potential. She is passionate about allowing children to express themselves through cultural activities and hopes to encourage each child to see the shining star within themselves. 

 This will be Jasinta’s first time travelling abroad to teach and she is extremely excited to begin her international teaching career at Kingsgate.

Secondary School Teachers

Terry Barrett

Secondary School Teacher

United Kingdom

Terry studied at the University of Essex, University of Keele and University of Reading in the UK. He is an extremely qualified teacher in Mathematics with a BA Degree in mathematics, Postgraduate Diploma in Sociology and PGCE in secondary mathematics. His extensive teaching experience in various parts of the world includes working with all Cambridge secondary maths courses and other widely recognised international programmes. 

In his teaching, Terry endeavours to instill an in-depth understanding of mathematical principles and develop higher-order problem solving skills. Meanwhile, outside of school, he likes hiking and travelling.

Terry is enthusiastic to be part of a growing and evolving school like Kingsgate.

Gary Giles

Secondary School Teacher

New Zealand

Aileen Murphy

Secondary School Teacher

United Kingdom

Aileen is a graduate of The University of Bristol and London South Bank University in the UK. She has a BA in journalism and a PGCE in secondary English. Aileen has extensive experience teaching at secondary schools across the UK and Vietnam. 

As an English teacher, she feels passionate about inspiring students to read for pleasure and to enjoy learning. Outside of the classroom, she has a keen interest in drawing, yoga and travel. Aileen is very excited to begin teaching at Kingsgate and is looking forward to sharing her love of literature with her students.

Ian Martin

Secondary School Teacher

United Kingdom

Ian is from Northern Ireland in the UK and is passionate about the learning of different cultures and languages. He obtained his BSc (honours) degree in Science and Education from the Ulster university in Northern Ireland, where he also taught for six years before venturing overseas. 

He is a globe-trotting educator and has taught in international schools in Botswana, Seychelles, Malaysia, Egypt, Indonesia, China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Vietnam. Outside the classroom he enjoys playing golf, experiencing the environment and traditional Scottish and Irish music.

Lynn Maclachlan

Secondary School Teacher

United Kingdom

John Lamont

Music & Drama Teacher

United Kingdom

John is a graduate of The University of Wales Trinity St David. Studying a BA in Acting, he has extensive knowledge of Drama as well as a passion for music and musical theatre. Additionally, he is an experienced Jiu-Jitsu instructor with nearly 15 years of experience. With a passion for teaching, John is very excited to work at Kingsgate and is eager to establish a school choir and Jiu-Jitsu club.

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