Staff

Staff Introduction

Executive director
Kazunori Yoshizawa

Kazunori Yoshizawa

Hello. I am Kazunori Yoshizawa and responsible for this school.

At GIS-Gunma International School, we ensure a 100% English-immersion education through highly skilled native-speaking instructors with plenty of experience.

Learning English correctly during early childhood is the easiest way to achieve the greatest results, and this school uses a curriculum designed for students to get a firm grasp on English in a stress-free environment while enjoying school activities.

In addition, students not only study English, but also acquire knowledge about responsibilities though activities such as our 6 Basic Manners chant:

6basic manners
・A dutiful attitude, with heart!
「はい」という素直な心
・A grateful attitude with heart!
「ありがとう」という感謝の心
・A can-do attitude with heart!
「私がします」という奉仕の心
・A reflective attitude with heart!
「すみません」という反省の心
・A modest attitude with heart!
「おかげさま」という謙虚な心
・A persistent attitude with heart!
「いまからここから」という不屈の心

My hope is that students will also learn the value of this Japanese saying—“当たり前の事を当たり前にできるように”—which means “You should always do everything that’s expected.”

Our school will support every student through their English education such that they can grow to be amazing internationally-aware people in the future and can realize their dreams.


Bruce Allen Schofield

Bruce Allen Schofield

Hello. I am a Bruce Scofield. I'm from America.
I am currently living in Ota, Gunma. I am a proud father, I have two daughters ages 17 and 14 years old and a 6 year old son.
I am also married, my wife is Japanese.
As an English teacher, I have taught English to a wide range of ages, from children to adults for more than 20 year!!
I look forward to seeing you at the GIS Gunma International School.


Jasmine Tsunoda

Jasmine Tsunoda

Hello! My name is Jasmine Tsunoda. I am from America. Now I live in Agaki Town. I have lived in Japan for 6 years. I lived in Nagoya and Ogaki, Gifu before Gunma. I am also married. My husband is Japanese. He likes English, too! I like teaching fun English activities. So let’s have fun together!


Maya Leaver

Maya Leaver

Hello! Please call me Maya. I’m from Ontario, Canada. I have been living in Japan for 8 years and love Japanese culture! I also like making crafts and hope to enjoy many activities with you! I am looking forward to speaking English and having a lot of fun with all of you! Let’s make many wonderful memories!



Michael

Michael

Hello. My name is Michael.
I am from a small coastal town in the south of England.
I enjoy teaching children and find it very rewarding to see them grow and develop as they learn.
I hope to see you in class. Let’s learn English together.



Kimberly

Kimberly Sun

Hello! It’s very nice to meet you. My name is Kimberly Sun. But you may call me Kim. I am from Oregon in the US, but I have been living in Japan for about 8 years teaching. I have been teaching at a kindergarten for about 3 years, so I hope to make amazing and fun memories with everyone at GIS.
When I am not fooling around and having fun with everyone, I enjoy cooking and watching tv dramas. Eventually I would like to do a lot more things, but baby steps!
I hope to get along with everyone and making learning fun and adventurous!



Sean Burrows

Sean

Hello. My name is Sean.
I am an Australian from Sydney currently residing in My wife's hometown Tomioka with our daughters who are aged 11 and 8.
I am looking forward to seeing you guys!



Jesse

Sean

Hello everyone. My name is Jesse but you can call me Jess.
I am from the USA. I have lived in Japan for 18 years. I currently live in Takasaki city. I have worked with children of all ages for more than 15 years.
I like reading, taking walks in the country and I also enjoy eating delicious food. I look forward to meeting you all in the future.