Welcome to all our Grade 5 students and families! We are very pleased to introduce ourselves as your teachers. We have been preparing for the first day of school to meet all of our students, and we are really excited. This school year for G5, we will be focusing on each student’s independence and sense of community. We want students to be proactive on creating a grade level community as caring, respectful and full of learning. We all will work as a team to support every child to achieve their potential. Ms. Ninomiya is the 5A homeroom teacher, Ms. Hagiwara is the 5B homeroom teacher and Mr. Terada is the 5C homeroom teacher. Mr. Gear, Mr. Yoo and Ms. Maria will support all of us to improve their English and life skills.
Mizuki Ninomiya – 5A Homeroom Teacher
Hello, everyone. I’m Ninomiya Mizuki. I’m from Osaka. Last year, I was a junior high school teacher in Chiba. I taught English and basketball. My favorite sport is especially basketball, so let’s play basketball together. I always say, “Don’t be afraid of making mistakes.” Try everything you want to do! Enjoy G5!
Yoshie Hagiwara – 5B Homeroom teacher
I’m Yoshie, a teacher in 5B. I’m so excited to meet all students who are between childhood and adulthood must have sensitivity and infinite potential. I hope we all will be able to feel and see dignity of every single person, animal, and all nature and plant, through all school life with me!
Fumihiro Terada – 5C Homeroom Teacher
Hello. I’m Terada. I came from Osaka 3 years ago. I was G4 and G5 teacher for these past 3 years, and I’m 5C’s homeroom teacher this year. I’m happy to share these valuable times with you. I want to spend a fantastic year together! I hope we all will be able to have a meaningful year and enjoy Grade 5!!
Soo Eung Yoo – Math Specialist
Hi grade 5! I’m Mr. Yoo, and I’m a South Korean teacher who grew up in a multicultural /international environment, just like you! I really believe that life is one BIG adventure, and I’m very excited about adventuring together with you all this school year. I’m looking forward to journeying, learning, growing, overcoming challenges, and achieving goals with you all!
Maria Catbagan – Science Specialist
Hi. I am Maria Nita De Lena Catbagan from Philippines, you can call me Ms Maria. This is my fifth year in Amicus teaching Science to 3rd and 4th grade. I am supporting 5th grade this school year. I worked in South Africa and Malawi before joining Amicus.
Frederick Gear – English Specialist
I’m Mr. Gear. I’m from New York City, the city that never sleeps. I am the English teacher for Grade 5. I love traveling around the Islands of East Asia with my wife and son. I have lived on Okinawa for two years now. I am honored to have the privilege to work with your children. Let’s all do our best this year and grow as English speakers!
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