THE TEAM

We’re proud to present our amazing team. Their care, enthusiasm and dedication to helping students exceed pushes #MISmedan to the next level. We invite you to take a moment and read some of their stories below.

OUR BOARD

Yayasan Medan International School

PEMBINA (TRUSTEES)

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DJASAMEN SARAGIH

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MICHAEL STEVENS

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REIN MEIJER

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JOESRA BAHROENY

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NINGRUM SIRAIT

Djasamen Saragih
Michael Stevens
Rein Meijer
Joesra Bahroeny
Ningrum Sirait

Supervisor (Pengawas)

IAN LAU

Mr. Lau has been with MIS since 2013. He is the Vice President Marketing of PT Sasco Indonesia which is involved in the importation and distribution of fertilizers.

NASHA LUBIS

Ibu Nasha earned her Bachelor degree in Accounting from Universitas Parahyangan Bandung and her MBA from Syracuse University, New York.  She’s also a Certified Public Accountant registered in New York State.  She currently serves as an Independent Accountant for a number of small to medium size businesses in Indonesia as well as in the US, focusing on Healthcare and F&B Industries.

OLIVIER TICHIT

Olivier Tichit is the Director of Sustainability of Musim Mas Group. Musim Mas Group is one of the world’s largest, integrated palm oil corporations with operations spanning the entire value chain across the Americas, Europe, and Asia. A tropical agronomist by training, Olivier has worked in South-East Asia for the past thirty years, and in Medan for the past twenty years.

Executive (Pengurus)

MATTHEW GAETANO

Graduated with MA in K-12 Educational Leadership from Michigan State University, M.Ed from University of California, Santa Barbara, and BA. in Music from University of California, Santa Barbara, Mr. G has led a successful DP implementation at MIS resulting in a batch of successful graduates.

HENRY GINTING

Mr. Henry earned his Bachelor of Computer Engineering from STMIK Mikroskil Medan and a Diploma in Hardware Engineering from UNPAD. He was handling the General Affairs in the British Council Indonesia Foundation before joining MIS in 2017. He oversees the school’s compliance with government regulations as well as managing the ground staff at MIS.

YOHANA MANURUNG

Ms. Yohana earned her first Diploma in Banking and Finance from Politeknik Negeri Bandung then completed her Bachelor of Economics from Universitas Panca Budi. She worked with Briton International English School before joining MIS as the accounts officer in August 2013. She oversees the financial activities throughout the school.

Academic Team

MATTHEW GAETANO
PRINCIPAL/HEAD OF SCHOOL

Mr. G is a returning Principal. With his MA in K-12 Educational Leadership from Michigan State University, M.Ed from University of California, Santa Barbara, and BA. in Music from the same university, Mr. G has orchestrated a successful DP implementation at MIS resulting in a batch of successful graduates.

GREG MCGUIRE
MYP COORDINATOR, MYP/DP TEACHER

Mr. McGuire received his B.Sc. from the University of New Brunswick and his B.Ed. from St. Thomas University in New Brunswick, Canada. He holds a Teaching License from the Province of New Brunswick. He has taught overseas at Colegio Albania in Colombia and the American International School of Kingston before joining MIS in 2009.

KARL SLOANE
DP COORDINATOR, MYP/DP TEACHER

Mr. Sloane has his Master of Education in Educational Leadership from Charles Sturt University, Australia. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business & PG DP Marketing (Chartered) from London University, UK. With over 22 years of teaching experience in Australia, Kuwait, Thailand, Qatar, and now Indonesia, Mr. Sloane is the perfect teacher to help our IBDP students getting into the university of their dream.

SHARAN DHAMI
PYP COORDINATOR, PYP TEACHER

Ms. Sharan holds a Master of Education degree from University of Sunderland, UK and has taught in Bahrain, Japan, Oman and Vienna.

ALEX HUGHES
PYP TEACHER

Mr. Alex graduated with a Bachelor of Education (Hons) in Primary Education for students aged 3-8 with QTS from the University of Wales, UK and earned his CELTA certification from Cambridge Assessment, UK. He has vast experiences in teaching Early Years and Primary Years before joining us in 2023.

JULIE HOFFMAN
PYP TEACHER

Ms. Julie earned her BA from UC Riverside and holds a Master’s Degree in Education from University of California, Santa Barbara complemented with Teaching Credential (K-8) from the same university. She has over 20 years of experience teaching in California, Italy, Taiwan, Jamaica, Mauritania, and Indonesia.

JASON PRINGLE
MYP – DP TEACHER

Mr. Pringle holds a Master of Education in International Schooling, Education and Development from the University of New England, Australia; two Graduate Certificates in Secondary Education, one in English Literature and the other in Educational Leadership from Charles Sturt University, Australia; and two Bachelor degrees, one in Arts and the other in Teaching, from the same university. With over seven years of teaching experience, four of which are in Indonesia, Jason is a great English teacher for our MYP and DP students.

KATHY GINTING
KINDERGARTEN TEACHER

Ms. Kathy earned her BA in English Language and Literature at North Sumatra University. She holds a teaching certificate from Pelita Bangsa University. She has worked at MIS since 2001. She has attended IB Training sessions on Assessment, Inquiry and Promoting International Mindedness.

RENTA PANGARIBUAN
KINDERGARTEN TEACHER ASSISTANT

Ms. Renta holds a Bachelor Degree in English Language & Literature from University of North Sumatra. She is a caring teacher who is experienced in teaching as Sunday School teachers at church, and teaching the Kindergarten classes at local schools.

SUCI DEPARI
PYP INDO COORD/ 3/4 CO-TEACHER

Ms. Suci earned her BA in English Language and Literature from Nommensen University. She joined MIS in May 2012.

STEVAN FAGIO
PYP TEACHER ASSISTANT

Mr. Stevan joined MIS recently in 2023. He holds a Bachelor Degree in Education from State University of Medan and has over 2 years experience in a bilingual school in Medan before joining our PYP Team.

MARIA PURBA
PYP TEARCHER ASSISTANT

Ms. Maria holds a Bachelor Degree in English Education from State University of Medan. She has over 2 years experience in teaching at a Sekolah Lentera Nusa Medan before joining us in 2022.

ANDY MANURUNG
MUSIC & ART TEACHER

Mr. Andy holds a Master’s Degree in Composition & Arts Research from University of North Sumatra and a BA in Music from Nommensen University. He has published a book “Contemporary Church Music: Between Ministry and Industry”, Deep Publish, Yogyakarta, (ISBN 978-602-401-087-4). He has taught 7 years in local schools before joining MIS in 2013 and has over 10 years experience teaching the university students in Nommensen and STT Pelita Kebenaran.

IMELDA HUTABARAT
LIBRARIAN, MYP TEACHER, DP CAS COORDINATOR

Ms. Imelda holds a Master’s Degree in Occupational Health from North Sumatra University adding on to the Public Health Degree from North Sumatra University. She has attended IB Training for PYP, MYP Mathematics, and DP CAS as well as the Inspired Education Conference about Language, SEN & Resources in Jakarta. Ms. Imelda has been with MIS since 2011.

EXAUDI DAMANIK
PHYSICAL EDUCATION TEACHER

Mr. Exaudi Damanik earned his Bachelors of Arts in Teaching Department of Sport and Health Education from Medan State University. He has over 8 years teaching experience in various schools in Medan before joining MIS in 2019.

DESY TARIGAN
DESIGN & BAHASA INDONESIA TEACHER

Ms. Desy earned her BA in Management from North Sumatra University. She holds a teaching certificate from Pelita Bangsa University. She has attended multiple training sessions covering aspects of the IB PYP. She began working at MIS in 2004.

BINTANG SIMBOLON
MYP/DP BAHASA INDONESIA TEACHER

Ms. Bintang holds a Master’s Degree in Education (M.Ed) from University of the People, California (USA), BA in Economics from the University of North Sumatra, B.Ed and Teaching Certificate from Universitas Pelita Bangsa. She has attended IB Training sessions in MYP/DP Language B, EARCOS conference, Language, SEN & Resources conference. She has worked at MIS since 2001.

IRMA TOBING
BAHASA INDONESIA (MYP) TEACHER, FRENCH (MYP/DP) TEACHER

Ms. Irma earned her BA from IKIP Medan. She holds a teaching certificate from the French Department at the State University in Medan. In addition to working at MIS, she also works with the Alliance Français (AF) Medan. She has worked at MIS since 2001.

RIZQI AMATURRAHIM
DP CHEMISTRY & PHYSICS TEACHER

Ms. Rizqi holds a Master of Science in Chemistry after her Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from North Sumatra University. She has been with MIS since 2018 teaching Chemistry and Physics.

BOSMAN SIMANJUNTAK
MYP/DP MATH TEACHER

Mr. Bosman earned his BS in Physics from North Sumatra University. He earned his teaching certificate from Pelita Bangsa University. He has been with MIS since 2008 and is now an IBDP Math examiner.

YUNI FRENICA
MYP GERMAN TEACHER

Frau Yuni earned her Bachelor of German and a Teaching Certificate from Medan State University. She has been teaching German in Goethe-Institut Indonesia Jakarta and an experienced Aupai Mädchen in Germany before joining MIS in 2017.

GOLDA HUANG
MYP MANDARIN TEACHER

Ms. Golda holds a Master Degree in Chinese International Education from South China Normal University, Guanzhou China. She has been with us for 9 years before rejoining us in 2021.

MELI GINTING
ASSISTANT TO MYP & DP COORDINATOR

Ms. Meli earned her BA in Music from Nommensen University in Medan. She’s currently assisting the MYP & DP Coordinator academic and administrative works.

Administration Team

HENRY GINTING
BUSINESS MANAGER

Mr. Henry earned his Bachelor of Computer Engineering from STMIK Mikroskil Medan and a Diploma in Hardware Engineering from UNPAD. He was handling the General Affairs in the British Council Indonesia Foundation before joining MIS in 2017. He oversees the school’s compliance with government regulations as well as managing the ground staff at MIS.

YOHANA MANURUNG
FINANCE MANAGER

Ms. Yohana earned her first Diploma in Banking and Finance from Politeknik Negeri Bandung then completed her Bachelor of Economics from Universitas Panca Budi. She worked with Briton International English School before joining MIS as the accounts officer in August 2013. She oversees the financial activities throughout the school.

MERY WIDIASARI
MARKETING MANAGER

Ms. Mery holds a certificate in Branding from the University of East Anglia, UK, and completed a diploma in Hotel and Tourism from PMCI, Medan. She was the Marketing Manager at British Council Indonesia Foundation before joining MIS in 2016. Ms. Mery manages social media, promotion, communication, and is our key event organizer at school.

EVA SINULINGGA
ADMIN OFFICER

Ms. Eva was an experienced Admin Officer in an international school in Bandung before joining MIS in 2017. She is our key contact at school for parents-relations, administration, and appointments.

PEBRIKA LIMBONG (CIKA)
ASST. FINANCE AND ADMIN

Ms. Cika joined us to assist our Finance team in handling the administration processes. Her work helps the school operate smoothly.

WAWAN KRISDIANTO
IT SUPERVISOR

Mr. Wawan provides tremendous support in device management, network troubleshooting, connectivity supervision, audio/visual quality throughout campus which plays a very important role in providing smooth day–to-day operation at school. With his over 14 years of experience in computer distribution before joining MIS in 2019, Pak Wawan has helped MIS grow in our quality of service.