HEAD OF KEY STAGE 3
Ms Aainaa graduated from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia with a Masters of Educational Psychology (2012) and Science and Computer with Education (Chemistry) (2009).
Since 2009, she has been involved in teaching Malaysian and Cambridge Curriculum in other government and international schools. She has a passion in bringing the future leaders to their greatest potential by empowering their education.
MIGUEL GARCIA FERNANDEZ
HEAD OF KEY STAGE 4
Mr Miguel obtained his bachelor's degree in Foreign Language Teaching from the University of Oviedo, in Northern Spain, and has two master's degrees from the University of Lleida: one in Applied Linguistics, and a second one in Teaching Spanish to Immigrants. Before joining CHIS, he taught in Spain, Romania, and the USA.
On top of his educational career, he is also a DELE examiner (Spanish as a Foreign Language Diploma). His passions include martial arts, fitness, painting miniatures, video editing and learning about different cultures, their languages, and their history.
WINNY WONG KAI LI
HEAD OF KEY STAGE 5
Ms Winny obtained her Master's Degree in Chemistry and has taught Chemistry and Science for many years. Prior to teaching at CHIS, she had taught A-Levels and Foundation Programmes at universities and colleges since year 2010.
She is a trained Cambridge A-Levels Chemistry teacher and also has experience as a University Placement advisor who gives guidance and advice on university applications. She is a passionate teacher who wants to make a difference in her students’ lives.
During her free time, she enjoys watching movie with her family.
MARIA GABRIELA MARINESCU
HEAD OF YEAR 7
Ms Maria has earned a BA in Psychology from the Faculty of Sociology-Psychology from Bucharest. She obtained her Master’s degree in Teaching Spanish from the University of Lleida, Spain. She is also a qualified DELE (Spanish as a Foreign Language) examiner by the Instituto Cervantes, sanctioned by the Spanish Ministry of Education.
She is currently working on her PGCE international certificate from the Liverpool John Moores University, England. She has had the opportunity to live in Spain before moving to South Carolina, USA, where she worked for four years at a Montessori Elementary School. She enjoys the challenge of experiencing other cultures and their languages, as well as travelling and seeing new places.
HEAD OF YEAR 8
Ms Nurul Huda joins Crescendo-HELP International School as a Bahasa Malaysia Teacher. She graduated with a Bachelor of Education (Mathematics) from Universiti Tun Abdul Razak and recently obtained her Master's Degree in Human Resource Development from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia.
Previously, she has worked in an international boarding school before joining the Malaysian Institute of Integrity (INTEGRITI) holding a post as Assistant Director cum Coordinator for Children, Students and Youth Programme.
Over at INTEGRITI, she led integrity courses and seminars throughout the nation for four years. Nevertheless, her strong desire to teach brings her back into the classroom. She loves traveling, cooking, writing and reading.
TAN WOEN TIAN
HEAD OF YEAR 9
Mr Tan joined CHIS as a Secondary Mandarin teacher. He earned his Bachelor Degree (Hons) from University of Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR), majoring in Chinese Studies. He enjoys teaching, and has taught in Chinese Independent school and International school in Kuala Lumpur.
During his leisure time, he enjoys playing badminton, jogging and philosophizing. His next life challenge is to experience the way of St. James.
HEAD OF YEAR 10
Mr Artem Firstkin graduated from Moscow Aviation Institute (National Research University) with a Master’s degree in Engineering (Mathematical Modeling) and a Master’s degree in Economics (Data Management). He then completed his military service in Serpukhov Academy of the Rocket Forces in the rank of lieutenant.
After starting his teaching career in Malaysia, Mr Artem obtained his Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching, Cambridge International Certificate in Teaching and Learning with distinction. He achieved his Qualified Teacher Standard (Russia) as a Mathematics teacher. He has experience teaching KS1 - KS5, Checkpoint, IGCSE and A-Levels students. His teaching philosophy is that ALL STUDENTS CAN LEARN!
Mr Artem creates a classroom where students can flourish and explore to reach their full potential. His main goal as an educator is to make the learning process inclusive, engaging and fascinating. He had participated in a co-curricular life of the school as the Student Council coordinator for two years, and now he joins our pastoral team as the Head of Year 10. He is looking forward to working closely with all the members of our CHIS community: students, parents and his colleagues.
HEAD OF YEAR 11
Ms. Hazila has a Master's degree in Physics granted by Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. Before joining CHIS, Ms Hazila has taught Physics and Mathematics for more than 10 years at a private college and several international schools in Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya and Johor Bahru.
During her career, Ms Hazila has contributed significantly as a Physics Team Leader, Expedition Campus Leader as well as a supervisor for many successful students' project. She believes by being a proactive and caring teacher, she can help students to find their true potential. Ms Hazila loves spending time with her kids and always finds time to go picnic and camping together.