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 multi-ethnic pool of qualified and experienced staff who contribute
their talent and expertise in the running of the School, whether administration, academic or governance.
Mr. Anthony Petitti is a graduate of University of Toronto in Ontario, Canada and followed up on his honours degree by obtaining a Bachelor of Education, from same university. He later obtained a Master of Education degree from York University, Toronto. He has taught in primary, junior, and intermediate grades. Mr. Petitti was a school principal for 10 years, a central program coordinator for 7 years, and a Superintendent of Education for 4 years, all with the Toronto Catholic District School Board. The last 4 years of his career in Ontario were spent at the Ministry of Education, where he served as Field Team Lead for a group of 19 Student Achievement Officers, supporting learning in 8 Toronto regional school boards. He is proud to be “breaking new ground” in his role as Principal of SIS Sunway Iskandar.
Mr. Adam Colantonio graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University in Ontario with a Bachelor (Hons) of Music specializing in Music Education and received his Bachelor of Education from Queen’s University. Mr Colantonio joins SIS as the Music and Drama teacher for students K-10.
Mr. Adam LaJoy has obtained a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Education from the University of Windsor, Canada He has taught in Italy, South Korea, and Turkey. He joins SIS as the grade 4 homeroom teacher.
Ms. Amy Crawford graduated from Brock University in Ontario with a Bachelor (Hons) in Physical Education and Education. Prior to SIS, she worked as an Outdoor Educator in Toronto, Canada. She has also taught in China and South Korea. Ms. Crawford joins the SIS to teach Grade 1.
Ms. Amy Malcolm graduated from Acadia University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and earned her Education degree at Brock University, Ontario. Prior to SIS, she worked as a sixth grade teacher in Doha, Qatar. She has taught internationally in a variety of school settings for more than 15 years. She is currently serving as the Elementary Coordinator at SIS and as the sixth grade teacher.
Ms. Birute Richardson has worked in international schools for 20 years and has lived many exciting and beautiful parts of the world. These international experiences drew her to teach and coordinate in the International Baccalaureate as a teacher and as a coordinator for 10 years. She started her teaching career in Toronto after completing a B.A., B.Ed., and a Masters at the University of Toronto and the University of London. She is the Secondary School and IBDP Coordinator at SIS.
Mr. Dan Meerveld graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a BA in Political Science and attained his B.Ed at Brock University in Canada. He has been teaching internationally for the past 8 years in South Korea, Kuwait and Qatar prior to SIS. Mr. Meerveld joins SIS as the grade 3 homeroom teacher.
Mr. George Koo graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Science from the University of Toronto, Canada. He has taught Mathematics, Chemistry and Biology in Canada and Guangzhou, China. He is excited to continue teaching these disciplines at SIS.
Helen Ramirez DeLeon
Ms. Helen Ramirez DeLeon graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor’s of Secondary Education focusing on History and English. She has worked in Seoul, Quebec, China, and Manitoba teaching a wide variety of subjects. Ms. DeLeon teaches the Grade 7-9 Science, Grade 7 Maths, Grade 10 Bio, and IB Geography at SIS.
Mrs. Kelly Jorgensen is a graduate of Seneca College in Toronto, Ontario. She has also studied at Anaheim University in California, US and has additional qualifications in TESOL. Prior to SIS, she has taught in China for 3 years. Mrs. Jorgensen joins the SIS team as the Early Years teacher.
Lai Kuan Tang
Ms. Lai Kuan Tang is a graduate of National Taiwan Normal University in Taiwan with a Master degree in Teaching Chinese as a Second Language. She also attained her certification to teach IBDP Mandarin A and Mandarin B. Prior to SIS, Ms. Tang has taught in several International Schools in Malaysia.
Ms. Marene Mohammad holds a Bachelor of Arts, degree in Malay Language and Literature from University Of Education, Indonesia. She has taught Malay Language for 20 years in universities, colleges, local schools, and international schools. She also has taught Malay for the professionals and expatriates. Ms. Marene is currently teaching Malay Language across the grades at SIS.
Mr. Mike Lewis holds a Bachelor of Arts and Community Studies from Cape Breton University, and an Education Degree in Professional Studies from Niagara University. He also hold a TESOL diploma from Global TESOL College. Mr. Lewis is also an accredited ACPP level 4 Instructor. Prior to SIS, he taught for 5 years in Toronto as both an ESL teacher and core elementary teacher. Mr. Lewis teaches grade 2 students at SIS.
Mrs. Robin Bird is a graduate of Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada, graduating with a Diploma of Education where she studied English and Humanities. She has taught in Canada, South Korea, Australia, China, Brunei Darussalam, and Kazakhstan. Mrs. Bird joins SIS as a secondary teacher of English and IBDP CAS Coordinator.
Mr. Saiful Aris graduated from University Technology Mara Malaysia with a Bachelor of Sports Management (Hons). He also a qualified football coach recognised by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) with Football C License. He has taught in an international school since 2015 and currently serving as a Physical Education Assistant Teacher at SIS.
Mr. Scott Bird is a graduate of RMIT (the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology), Australia, with a Graduate Diploma in Education (Secondary) with Distinction, where he studied History, Business, Geography, and English as a Second Language. He has taught in South Korea, Australia, China, Brunei Darussalam and Kazakhstan. Mr. Bird joins SIS as a secondary teacher of Social Studies, History, Business Management, and Theory of Knowledge.
Mr. Simon Tiew graduated from Universiti Malaysia Terengganu with a Bachelors degree of Science in Financial Mathematics. He is a certified UK swimming instructor with special needs and a certified Australian swimming coaching under the Malaysia Swimming Teachers' Association. He had more than 15 years of coaching swimming in Malaysia. A certified coach under the National Coaching Academy of Malaysia, he joins SIS as the Lifeguard cum Swim Instructor.
Stefan Cusi holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics and completed his Bachelor of Education degree, both in University of Toronto, Ontario. He also has an additional teaching qualification in ESL. Before coming to SIS, Mr. Cusi taught in an international school in China for 2 years and now teaches high school Math and Physics, as well as Math HL and Physics for the IB Diploma Programme.
Mr. Wilson Mah studied at the University of Calgary and the University of Alberta (Edmonton) and has obtained a teaching degree (B.Ed.) and a Master degree in TESOL. He is a member of the Alberta Teacher’s Association. Mr. Wilson has taught elementary and high school in Calgary, and ESL in Qiqihar in the Northern Province of Heilongjiang, China, and in Taiwan. Mr Mah teaches English as Second Language (ESL) at SIS.