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Teachers & Administrators

Teachers &
Administrators

 

The staff and teachers at SIS are committed to its students’ welfare and give of their best in serving their needs. We are privileged to have a diverse pool of qualified and experienced staff who contribute their talent and expertise to our school comunity.

  

Heath Kondro

Principal

Heath Kondro holds a Bachelor of Education and two Master of Education degrees in the areas of Technology and Administration Leadership, all from the University of Alberta.  Now in his 20th year of teaching, Mr. Kondro has taught World and Canadian History, Economics, Communication Technology in Malaysia and first-year university courses in Canada.

His administrative background includes 5 years as Technology Director in Bolivia, and Vice-Principal in a middle school in Vietnam, Student Affairs Coordinator, and Deputy Principal and Principal of Sunway International School (Sunway City campus). Mr. Kondro’s primary responsibilities are oversight of academic priorities and initiatives, management of all staff, overall student welfare, and ensuring compliance with the International Baccalaureate Organization and the Malaysian Ministry of Education policies.

  

 

Danielle Snyder

Deputy Principal 

Danielle Snyder graduated from the University of Waterloo with a B.A. in French studies. She received her B.Ed from Nipissing University and began teaching ESL in Seoul, Korea.  For over 12 years she has been teaching in Canada at the primary, junior and intermediate level. Ms. Danielle has taught Grade 3 - 5 at SIS Iskandar since arriving in 2017. Ms. Snyder received her Principal’s Qualifications from Lakehead University. She is the first Deputy Principal in SIS Sunway Iskandar.

 
 

Kenneth Tuttle

IBDP and IBCP Coordinator

Kenneth Tuttle is the IB Diploma and Career-related Programme Coordinator. He has been teaching for over 23 years in various settings: Primary, Secondary, Pre-University, University, and Career Training. He has taught in Taiwan, Australia, America, Vietnam, Malaysia, and held several leadership positions along the way. Mr. Tuttle is currently working on his doctorate, and has earned his Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Graduate Diploma in Education.

    

 
 

Kimberly Percy

IBMYP Coordinator

Kimberly Percy is the IBMYP Coordinator at SIS with over 24 years of teaching experience in various subjects. Ms. Percy graduated from the University of Regina with a Bachelor of Education and a Bachelor in Music Performance. Ms. Percy has taught various curriculums including Canadian, American, UK, CIPP, and the IB Programmes. Ms. Percy has held various leadership roles during her teaching career. At SIS, Ms. Percy is also the Subject Lead for Design in the MYP and teaches MYP Design.

 
 

Gra︠inne Dorney

Elementary Coordinator

Grainne Dorney graduated from Mary Immaculate College of Education in Limerick Ireland. She obtained a Bachelor of Education (Hons) and a degree in English Literature (Hons). Her teaching career began in Ireland where she worked as a primary school teacher at all levels. She has taught internationally in various roles and countries including New Zealand, Cook Islands, and Brunei. Currently she is serving at SIS as the Elementary Coordinator as well as providing Learning Support for Elementary students.

 
 

Veronica Quek

Manager - Admission & Administration

Veronica Quek first joins SIS in August 2015. She graduated from the University of Montana, Missoula, the USA with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. Ms. Quek has more than 20 years of working experience in the education sector. She oversees all admissions & administration matters for SIS.    

 
 

Zuriana Azreen

Manager - Finance & Operations 

Zuriana Azreen joins  SIS in May 2017, where she looks after the school's financial and operational matters. She has more than 12 years of working experience in various industries; a financial consultancy firm, the government's southern corridor authority, and the healthcare sector. She is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA) and The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).    

 
 
 

Edward Soh

Assistant Manager - Principal's Office

Edward Soh has been with SIS since it began operations in January 2017, where he assists the principal on HR, Administrative, and Operational matters.  He graduated from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, with a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology.  He roles include ensuring the school's facilities are well managed and taken care of.

 
 
 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

Adom Thorne

Adom Thorne graduated from Tyndale University with a BA in Religious Studies & Theology and completed his B. Ed at the University of Ottawa. He worked with the Toronto District School Board in a variety of Special Education settings for 9 years. Prior to SIS, Mr. Thorne worked in  Mexico for 3 years. Mr. Thorne is currently the Language and Literature Subject Lead, English and Individual & Societies teacher for MYP. He also teaches IBDP Theory of Knowledge.

 
 

Afsana Khatun

Afsana Khatun graduated from the University of East London with a Bachelor of Education and Community Development and earned her Education degree (PGCE) at the University of Cumbria, London. Prior to SIS, she worked with Early years to sixth grade in the UAE, Brunei, U.K., and Sudan. She has taught internationally in a variety of school settings for more than 9 years. She is currently serving as the Elementary Grade 3 teacher.

 
 

Amanda Loh

Amanda Loh graduated with a Graduate Diploma of Education (Early Childhood Education) from Edith Cowan University, Western Australia. She completed her placements in Australian schools and continued working there as a volunteer teacher for two years. Ms. Loh is currently the Grade 2 homeroom teacher.

 
 

Amy Jensen 

Amy Jensen has 10 years' teaching experience in different contexts in both South Africa and Malaysia. She joined SIS to teach MYP Year 3 English Language and Literature, and Individuals and Society. She holds a PGCE and a Master's degree from North West University, South Africa.

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Angeline Lazar

Angeline Lazar has more than 10 years of teaching experience in international schools in Malaysia and Myanmar. She has a diverse teaching profile and has experience in teaching students from ages 8 - 17 years. Ms. Lazar is currently pursuing her Master’s in Education and co-teaching Grade 5 at SIS.

 
 

Anis Patel

Anis Patel graduated from York University with his Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and earned his Education degree at Brock University, Ontario.  Prior to SIS, Mr. Patel has taught in Canada and Kuwait in various teaching roles.  Mr. Patel is currently the MYP Mathematics Subject Lead at SIS and teaches mathematics at the DP level.  

 
 

Azmina Abd Razak

Azmina Abd Razak graduated with a Bachelor in Sport Management (Hons) from Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) Perlis.  She has spent 6 years teaching Physical Education and coaching in various schools in Kuala Lumpur and Johor. She is SIS Physical Education Assistant Teacher for Kindergarten to Grade 5.

 
 

Boon Chiann Chia

Boon Chiann Chia graduated from Monash University, Australia with a double degree; a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Secondary Education (Honours). She joined SIS in 2019 and is currently teaching Chemistry to the MYP Year 4 and 5 students, as well as Chemistry at the DP level.

 
 

Brandon Cary-Ramsay

Brandon Cary-Ramsay graduated from the University of South Africa with a Bachelor of Education Degree. He has spent the last 6 years at a South African all-boys school as a Subject teacher, Home-room teacher, and Sports coach. Mr. Cary-Ramsay currently teaches Elementary Grade 5 students at SIS.

 
 

Brendan Portellas

Brendan Portellas from Cape Town, South Africa, and have been teaching for over 7 years. He has taught in both high school and primary school. He has a Bachelor’s of Education from the University of South Africa, as well as a Bachelor’s of Business Administration degree.

 
 

Chandré Von Molendorff

Chandré Von Molendorff graduated from the University of South Africa with a Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Development). She has 4 years’ experience teaching 5 to 6 year olds at an all-boys’ school in Cape Town, South Africa. Ms. Von Molendorff is teaching Junior and Senior Kindergarten at SIS.

 
 

Christine Kennedy

Christine Kennedy received her Bachelor of Education degree from the University of New Brunswick, Canada. She graduated with a major in French and a concentration in Curriculum & Instruction in Second Language Education. She taught for many years in the public school system in Nova Scotia, Canada before began her international teaching journey. Ms Kennedy has taught in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Europe. She is our elementary English as a Second Language specialist.

 
 

Daniele Brotherton

Daniele Brotherton completed her B.Ed., Arts and Languages Teaching, and graduate diploma (D.E.S.S.) in educational psychology and educational administration from the University of Montreal. She taught French for both IBMYP and IBDP in Canada and in the Netherlands. For over 10 years, she was also involved at the university level as a lecturer and coordinator. She is currently working in the Special Education Department supporting SIS secondary students.

 
 

David Hepting

David Hepting graduated from the University of Regina, Canada with a Bachelor of Education and a Bachelor of Arts in English. He then completed his Master’s degree in English Language and Literature through Signum University based in the US. He is TESOL certified. He has taught in Saskatchewan, Canada, and also taught English locally in Malaysia before joining SIS. Mr. Hepting teaches English to our MYP Year 5 students as well as English at the DP level.

 
 

Dienes Palmer

Dienes Palmer is an experienced Ontario certified teacher who comes to SIS from Toronto, Canada. He received his Bachelors of Education from the University of Toronto. Prior to SIS, Mr. Palmer has taught in Canada, Kuwait, and the UK. He joins us at SIS as a Grade 4 homeroom teacher.

 
 

Douglas Bissonnette

Douglas Bissonnette graduated from Brock University in Ontario, Canada with a BA in History. He received his Master of Education and a Master of Applied Linguistics from the University of Southern Queensland, Australia. He has taught overseas in Korea, Taiwan, and China for over 23 years. Mr. Bissonnette is teaching Individuals and Societies to the MYP Year 4 and 5 students as well as TOK and ESS at the DP level.

 
 

Foo Jia Kai

Foo Jia Kai is an SIS (Sunway City) alumnus from 2009. He possesses a Bachelor of Science (Biological Anthropology and Genetics) and a Master in Public Health from the Australian National University. Mr. Foo holds a Master of Education in Secondary Teaching from the University of Technology, Sydney, Australia and has previously taught in Sydney. He is currently teaching MYP Stage 3 Math, Science, and Design at SIS.

 
 

Garth Taylor

Garth Taylor graduated from Liverpool John Moores University with a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) and a post-graduate degree in PGCE Secondary Education. He has taught in various schools in England and Malaysia. For 20 years, he has taught a number of subjects, specialising in Physical Education, Math, and Science. Mr. Garth's leadership roles include Head of Physical Education, Head of Year, and Able Gifted & Talented Leader. Mr. Garth is currently pursuing a Masters in Educational Leadership. He is teaching MYP Year 1 Math, Science, and Design.

 
 

Ghayethry Batumanathan

Ghayethry Batumanathan holds a Master's Degree of Science from University Putra Malaysia (UPM) and a Postgraduate Diploma in Education. She has been teaching for more than 5 years a PYP Homeroom and MYP Math teacher. In 2016, she received her IB Certification for Teaching and Learning. Ms. Batumanathan is currently co-teaching Grade 5.

 
 

Ginger Moorey

Ginger Moorey has a Bachelor of Mathematics from the University of Waterloo and a Bachelor of Education from Western University.  She also earned a Master of Art from York University, specializing in Teaching Mathematics. Prior to SIS, she worked in Ontario as a Mathematics teacher. This is her first position teaching outside of Canada.  Ms. Moorey is teaching MYP Year 3 Mathematics and Science.

 
 

Jennifer Wong

Jennifer Wong graduated from SEGi University and University of St. Mark & St. John with Bachelor of Education (Hons). She majored in Special Needs Education and minored in Early Childhood Education. She has 3 years’ experience teaching the Lower Elementary children. Ms. Wong is teaching Grade 1 here at SIS.

 
 

Lee Sim Wei

Ms. Sim Wei graduated from JiaoTong University of Shanghai with a Bachelor of Teaching Chinese in Foreign Language. She has been teaching in various educational settings in Singapore and Malaysia for 7 Years. Ms. Lee is teaching Elementary Mandarin to Kindergarten to Grade 4.

 
 

Lynsey Taylor

Lynsey Taylor has more than 14 years teaching experience from different settings around the United Kingdom. Her roles include teaching students from ages 3 - 13 across the subject spectrum. Her specialty lies in the teaching of English, having spent the last decade leading the subject across two UK Prep Schools. Mrs. Taylor is part of the teaching team in SIS Elementary department. She is currently teaching Grade 4.

 
 

Malinda Musa

Malinda Musa graduated in Early Childhood Education from Asia e-University. She is currently working towards completing her Master of Education. She has attended various courses in regards to education and has been in a variety of educational settings since 2002. She is an experienced educator who had a role as a Vice-Principal in her previous schools. She now teaches MYP Years 1 to 5 Malay Language and Literature.

 
 

Misbah Patel

Misbah Patel graduated from George Brown College with an Ontario College Diploma in Early Childhood Education. She continued her studies at Ryerson University where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Early Childhood Studies. She has previously taught in Canada for younger age groups including infants, toddlers, preschool and recently kindergarten. Mrs. Patel joins SIS as the Grade 1 teacher.

 
 

Nurul Jannah Rosli

Nurul Jannah Rosli graduated with a Bachelor Degree (Hons) in Sport Science from Universiti Teknologi Mara, Shah Alam.  She has taught 6 years in private schools in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, and Johor prior to joining SIS in 2020. She teaches Physical and Health Education to the MYP Year 1 to 5 students.

 
 

Prakash Plpanapan

Prakash Plpanapan graduated from the Open University Malaysia, with a Bachelor of Education Degree and received his Master Degree of Teaching from the Asia e-University for Studies in Malay Language Education. He has been a teacher for more than 10 years. Mr. Plapanapan joins SISJ as an MYP teacher of Malay Language and IBDP Language A and B Malay.

 
 

Rommel Comia

Rommel Comia graduated from the University of Manitoba with degrees in Physical Education (minor in science) and Education.  Prior to SIS, he has taught in British Columbia and Manitoba, Canada. He has over 28 years teaching experience ranging from Kindergarten to Grade 12.  Mr. Comia is teaching MYP Physical Education at SIS.

 
 

Ryan Nash

Ryan Nash graduated from the University of South Africa with a Bachelor of Education. He recently taught English in Vietnam, with the previous 10 years teaching mostly Mathematics and Science to Grade 6 in Cape Town, South Africa. Mr. Nash currently teaches our MYP Year 2 students Mathematics, Science and Design. 

 
 

Saraniya Murthy

Saraniya M. Murthy graduated from University of Nottingham with a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Education TESOL. She has taught for more than 5 years in diverse international schools for Junior, PYP and MYP levels. She has received IB MYP Language Acquisition workshop and IB Teaching and Learning certificates in 2016. Over the years, she has taught Mandarin as a Second Language for the PYP and MYP. She joined SIS as a Mandarin teacher for primary and is currently teaching Grade 4.

 
 

Shalini Kerishnan

Shalini Kerishnan holds a Bachelor of Psychology from HELP University, Kuala Lumpur and a Postgraduate Certificate in Education from the University of Sunderland, England. She has 8 years’ experience teaching elementary and pre-school students. She has taught internationally in Singapore, Azerbaijan and China. She is currently teaching Grade 2 in SIS.

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Shanmugapriyan Vadivelu

Shanmugapriyan Vadivelu graduated from the University of Madras with Bachelor’s Degree in Electronic Science and Secondary education, and a  Master's in Computer Science. He also holds a certificate to teach IB Physics. Mr. Vadivelu has been teaching for 15 years and has worked as a Head of Science / Teacher in Myanmar, Thailand, China, Kuala Lumpur and is currently the Science Subject Lead for the MYP at SIS.  He is currently teaching MYP Year 4 and 5 students Physics as well as IBDP Physics.

 
 

Shawn Shim

Shawn Shim holds a Bachelor of Education in TESOL from Macquarie University, Diploma in Teaching and Training from University of Cambridge, and a Master of Education from University of Technology Malaysia. He is currently pursuing his Doctorate in Education Management. Mr. Shim has vast experience in education and has held various positions from teaching to senior leader. He is currently the Individuals and Societies Subject Lead for MYP at SIS.

 
 

Simon Tiew

Simon Tiew graduated from University of Malaya with a Master Degree in Strength and Conditioning. He is certified by the Swimming Teachers Association (STA), UK for swimming and special needs. He is also involved with the Sports Council Johor (MSNJ) in high performance swimming and certified by FINA, ASCTA, ACSA and LSSM. Mr. Liew has been teaching Physical Education (Aquatics) from Grade 1 to MYP Year 5 at SIS since 2017.

 
 

Sophia Yong

Sophia Yong graduated from Beijing Normal University with a BA in Chinese Language and Literature. She then earned her Master’s degree in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (MTCSOL) from Peking University. Ms Yong is the IBDP teacher of Mandarin ab initio and Chinese B. 

 
 

Stephen-John Curtis 

Stephen-John Curtis teaches MYP Year 4 & 5 Language and Literature. He holds a Bachelor of Education with a Specialist Major in Drama and English Teaching. He has a Diploma in Performing Arts – Production from V.C.A, a Trinity Cert. Tesol and a Grad Dip.ELT from University of East London. He has over thirty years of teaching experience across Australasia. In 2013, Mr Curtis published his first children’s book “Tujal and the Wind”.

 
 

Sumathi Panirselvam

Sumathi Panirselvam received her Bachelor in Education in TESL from Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, Perak and has completed her Master in Education in TESL in Universiti Putra Malaysia. She has been teaching in a few international schools as a language teacher.  She is currently teaching the MYP English Language Acquisition students in Year 1 and 2.

 
 

Wong Yen Yen

Wong Yen Yen graduated with a Bachelor in Education (TESL) from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) in 2016. She has taught for two years in a private school in Johor prior to joining Sunway in 2018. She is teaching Elementary Malay to students in Kindergarten to Grade 5 at SIS.

 
 

Venice Lim

Venice Lim graduated from University Tunku Abdul Rahman with a Bachelor Degree in Psychology and a minor in counseling. She has a postgraduate degree in teaching and learning with a minor in Mandarin. She has been in the educational field for 4 years and is currently teaching Mandarin to students in Grade 5 as well as MYP Year 1 to Year 5

 

 

 

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