Teaching Experience: Katie started teaching nearly 20 years ago and her experience includes the UK (primary & early years); ESF (primary & special needs), Dover court (special needs) and SJII (supply).
Nationality: British /Singaporean PR
Background: Katie is a director of Rain Trees and is responsible for the overall management of the school. She has been in Singapore for no more than 15 years and spent most of her childhood and twenties in Hong Kong. Katie is married to Hugh and they have 3 children all born in Singapore.
Teaching Experience: Rohini started teaching nearly 20 years ago, and moved to Early Years teaching about 10 years ago. She has had extensive teaching experience in Singapore including imparting the International Baccalaureate Curriculum at Eton House and taking leadership roles.
Nationality: Indian / Singaporean
Background: Rohini has lived in Singapore for 14 years now and has a 19 year old daughter who is studying in Oxford University, England. Her teaching philosophy includes the tenet that effective learning requires a collaboration between teacher, students and parents grounded in mutual trust and respect. She also believes strongly that the best learning happens when its fun and positive.
Teaching Experience: Gail has around 13 years experience working with infants and kindergarten children. She worked for 4 years in a school with children who have learning difficulties and is also a professional trainer for Jolly Phonics/Grammar. She has worked in schools in England, Hong Kong, Bahrain and Singapore.
Background: Married with three children and moved to Singapore from Hong Kong in summer 2012. Every child in my class will be treated with kindness and respect. The learning that takes place within the classroom will be interesting, meaningful and be taught in a fun way.
Gail enjoys the outdoors, sports, travelling to new places, cooking, baking, sewing, experiments and artwork.
Teaching Experience: Terisa has over 15 years of experience working with Kindergarten, preschool, and elementary grade children. She worked for 13 years teaching Kindergarten in Dallas, Texas before moving to Wisconsin in 2011. In Wisconsin, Terisa worked at a preschool with 3-4 year old children and volunteered at a local elementary school to assist in the reading program each week.
Nationality: US Citizen
Background: Married with no children and moved to Singapore in July 2017 to be with her husband, John, during his work relocation period. Terisa believes all children can learn and deserve the best learning opportunities possible. She is passionate about early childhood and enjoys a fun, lively, loving and respectful learning environment where all children feel safe and successful. Terisa enjoys swimming, cooking, reading, exploring new places, and spending time with John and their two cats Misu and Fonzie.
Teaching Experience: Alba has worked in Primary and Early Years as a supply teacher, class teacher and reception stage coordinator for almost 6 years. She has experience teaching in schools in the UK, Spain and Singapore.
Background: Alba moved to Singapore from Spain in the summer of 2018. She believes that every child is unique in terms of life experiences, developmental readiness, and cultural heritage. Teaching at this stage is based on children’s experiences, through which they learn in a completely natural way (Hands-on).
Alba enjoys spending time with her friends and traveling with her fiancée. She loves music as she plays bagpipes and she also likes reading and swimming.
Teaching Experience: Alice has worked in Early Years for 8 years for private families, Kindergartens, Primary and Special Needs schools. She is a trained Norland Nanny and has worked around the world in the UK, New York and now Singapore.
Background: Alice moved to Singapore from New York at the start of the year with her fiancé Ben.
She is a keen sportswoman, traveller and loves the outdoors.
She believes every child should be given the opportunity to explore nature, hear it, feel it and of course get messy. It’s so important to let children learn through play and experience, and what better place than Rain Trees where there is an abundance of outdoor space to support this.
Teaching Experience: 10 years of Early Childhood experience with Certificate in Infant and Toddler care and also Diploma in Pre-school Teaching. Experience also includes working with children 2 months-6 years old in local pre-schools. Certified Infant Massage Instructor and Secretary for the International Association of Infant Massage, Singapore (IAIM). Licensed Music and Movement Teacher with Octaves by OMS.
Background: Mum to an active 4 year old boy. Angie delivers her lessons through fun and interactive activities using Music and Movement, puppetry, stories, cookery, sensorial activities and craft-works. She strives to ignite the love for learning the Mandarin Language in all children. Angie also loves travelling, cooking, reading and is a firm believer in Homeopathy.
Administration Experience: CPA from New York. Finance/Banking experience over 9 years in USA, UK, India & Singapore.
Nationality: American/PR of Singapore
Background: Married with 2 children; moved to Singapore from UK in 2008. Enjoys traveling to different places, meeting different people. Passionate about the different physical training courses – swimming, Yoga, weights training.
Administration Experience: Office administration in Singapore, prior to this she worked for over 10 years as a Physiotherapist in both New Zealand and the UK.
Nationality: New Zealander
Background: Jenny has lived in Singapore since 2012 with her husband and two young children. She enjoys spending time with family and friends and staying physically active through tennis.
Our wonderful team of Teaching Assistants are Amanda, Jenny, Praxie, Iva and Mel