KICS REIMAGINED

 

KICS is ready to launch the 2020-2021 School year. Please click HERE to find all the information you need about our school reopening.

MEET OUR SECONDARY SCHOOL STAFF

A basic profile of our classroom teachers and administrative staff:

  • Experienced and certified educators, many with advanced degrees in their fields of expertise
  • Predominately native English speakers
  • Experience teaching in International and American school systems
  • Dedication to keeping current with best-practices through professional development
  • Commitment  to living out God’s mission
  • Passion for learning and empowering students from a holistic approach.

Find out more about the academic curriculum and subjects taught at KICS from the Secondary Course Catalog.

 

Eric Spoelstra
Eric Spoelstra

World History

espoelstra@kicsrw.org

Hometown: San Diego, California, USA

Education: B.A. in History & Literature at Dordt College; M.A. in History at San Diego State University.

Years in Teaching: 8, 3rd at KICS

Favorite Quote: “History is not a burden of the memory but an illumination of the soul” Lord Acton

 

Marc Driesenga
Marc Driesenga

English

mdriesenga@kicsrw.org

Hometown: Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

Education: BA in English and History for Secondary Education from Cornerstone University; B.A. in Biblical and Theological Studies from Kuyper College.

Years in Teaching: 10, 5th at KICS

Favorite Scripture: ” When he [Jesus] went ashore he saw a great crowd, and he had compassion on them because they were like sheep without a shepherd. And he began to teach them many things.” Mark 6:43

 

Gottfried Nikoi
Gottfried Nikoi

Mathematics

gnikoi@kicsrw.org

Hometown: Tema, Ghana

Education: P.G.C.E. in Mathematics from London Metropolitan University; B.A. in Mathematics from KNUST.

Years in Teaching: 14, 7th at KICS

Favorite Scripture: ”Say ye to the righteous, that it shall be well with him: for they shall eat the fruit of their doings.” Isaiah 3:10

 

Casey Hughes
Casey Hughes

Physics, Biology, and Chemistry

chughes@kicsrw.org

Hometown: Prosperity, South Carolina, USA

Education: B.S. in Biology from Erskine College.

Years in Teaching: 8, 3rd at KICS

Favorite Quote: “Learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression; bring justice to the fatherless, and plead the widow's casue." Isaiah 1:17

 

Emily Stevens
Emily Stevens

Biology

estevens@kicsrw.org

Hometown: Huntsville, Alabama, USA

Education: Bachelor’s degrees in Biology and English from Freed-Hardeman University.

Years in Teaching: 18, 9th at KICS

Favorite Scripture: “If anyone loudly blesses their neighbor early in the morning, it will be taken as a curse.” Proverbs 27:14

 

Will Swartz
Will Swartz

U.S. History

wswartz@kicsrw.org

Hometown: Bratislava, Slovakia

Education: B.A. in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics from The King’s College in New York; MAT in Social Science from the University of Central Florida.

Years in Teaching: 7, 4th year at KICS

Favorite Quote: “The more you see, the less you know.” Bono

 

Caroline Swartz2
Caroline Swartz

English

cswartz@kicsrw.org

Hometown: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Education: B.A. in English, M.Ed. in Teaching Secondary English Education from the University of Virginia.

Years in Teaching: 5, 4th year at KICS

Favorite Quote: “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Maya Angelou

 

Alfred Kotey
Alfred Kotey

Mathematics

akotey@kicsrw.org

Hometown: London, England

Education: B.A. in Economics from the University of Cape Coast, Ghana; Teaching Certificate in Math Education from Canterbury Christchurch University; M.Ed. in Education, Training, and Development of Adults from City University, London.

Years in Teaching: 20, 7th year at KICS

Favorite Scripture: “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.” Psalm 118:26

 

Mavis Kotey
Mavis Kotey

French

mkotey@kicsrw.org

Hometown: London, England

Education: B.A. from the University of Cape Coast, Ghana; Post Graduate Certificate of Education from the University of London; Post Graduate Certificate in Early Years Education, Tribal, London.

Years in Teaching:16, 7th at KICS

Favorite Scripture: "Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God." Hebrews 12:1-2

 

Natasha Carlson
Natasha Carlson

MS Language Arts

ncarlson@kicsrw.org

Hometown: Minnesota, USA.

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in  Bible from the University of Northwestern, St. Paul, Master’s of teaching with endorsements in Elementary Education, Middle School Social Studies and Middle School Language Arts from Trinity International University.

Years in Education: 7, 4th at KICS 

Favorite Quote: “Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” -William Butler Yeats.

 

Lamberte Nizeyimana
Maya Nzeyimana

Bible

mlamberte@kicsrw.org

Hometown: Bujumbura, Burundi; Lusaka, Zambia

Education: Bachelor's in Business Administration and Biblical Studies from Lancaster Bible College, Pennsylvania.

Years in Teaching: 2nd year, all at KICS

Favorite Scripture: "The Lord is my chosen portion and my cup; you hold my lot." Psalm 16:5

 

Madison Kempton
Madison Kempton

MS Math, Physics

mkempton@kicsrw.org

Hometown: Denver, Colorado, USA

Education: B.S. in Biology and Chemistry from Point Loma Nazarene University.

Years in Teaching: 8, 2nd at KICS

Favorite Scripture: Isaiah 61

 

Mala Marivel
Mala Marivel

French

mmarivel@kicsrw.org

Hometown: Mauritius

Education: Degree in Bible and Theology from the International Assembly of God Bible College in Durban​, SA.

Years in Teaching: 15, 14th at KICS

Favorite Scripture: “Those who look to him are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame.” Psalm 34:5

 

Rachel Nemeth
Rachel Nemeth

Band

rnemeth@kicsrw.org

Hometown: Perry, Michigan, USA

Education: B.A. in Music Education from Alma University.

Years in Teaching: 3rd, all at KICS

Favorite Scripture: “Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.” Philippians 4:6

 

Andres Morris
Andrea Morris

Performing Arts

dmorris@kicsrw.org

Hometown: Port Elizabeth, South Africa

EducationBachelor's in Music & Licentiate in Performing Arts from Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, South Africa & Trinity College London.

Years in Teaching6, 3rd at KICS

Favorite Scripture“But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” Isaiah 40:31

 

Jeph Niragire- Web
Jeph Niragire

Athletics Director

pe@kicsrw.org

Hometown: Kigali, Rwanda

Education: Bachelor's in Physical Education and Sports from Kigali Institute of Education (KIE) and a Masters in Education from Mt. Kenya University.

Years in Teaching: 9, 7th at KICS

Favorite Scripture: "Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you." James 4:7