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For 100 days, starting April 7, 2020 KICS stands together with Rwanda during the 26th commemoration of the 1994 Genocide Against the Tutsi.

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: BA in History & Literature at Dordt College; MA 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: Bachelor’s degree in English and History for Secondary Education from Cornerstone University; Bachelor’s degree in Biblical and Theological Studies from Kuyper College.

Years in Teaching: 8, 3rd 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

Math

gnikoi@kicsrw.org

Hometown: Tema, Ghana

Education: P.G.C.E. in Mathematics from London Metropolitan University; Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from KNUST.

Years in Teaching: 12, 5th 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: Bachelor’s of Science in Biology with Microbial Organism Emphasis from Erskine College.

Years in Teaching: 6, 3rd at KICS

Favorite Quote: “An individual has not started living fully until they can rise above the narrow confines of individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of humanity. Every person must decide, at some point, whether they will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.” -Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

 

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: Bachelor 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.

 

 

Alfred Kotey

Alfred Kotey

Mathematics

akotey@kicsrw.org

Hometown: London, England

Education: Bachelor in Economics from the University of Cape Coast, Ghana; Teaching Certificate in Math Education from Canterbury Christchurch University; Master’s degree in Education, Training, and Development of Adults from City University, London.

Years in Teaching: 18, 5th 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: Bachelor’s degree 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:14, 5th 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.

 

Jordan Curtis

Jordan Curtis

Bible

jcurtis@kicsrw.org

Hometown: Dayton, Ohio, USA

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Biblical Studies and Preaching from Cincinnati Christian University.

Years in Teaching: 8, 3rd year at KICS.

Favorite Scripture: “He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” Philippians 1:6

 

 

Stephanie Curtis

Stephanie Curtis

Secondary Art

scurtis@kicsrw.org

Hometown: Wilmington, DE, USA

Education: B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Years in Teaching: 1st, 3rd at KICS

Favorite scripture: We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. Hebrews 6:19

 

Lamberte Nizeyimana

Lamberte Matasi Nzeyimana

Bible Teacher

mlamberte@kicsrw.org

Hometown: Bujumbura, Burundi (and Lusaka)

Education: 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: Bachelor of Science in Biology and Chemistry from Point Loma Nazarene University.

Years in Teaching: Since 2003, 2nd at KICS.

Favorite Scripture: Isaiah 61

 

Charles Stevens

Chuck Stevens

Director of Technology

it@kicsrw.org

Hometown: Fairfield, TX, USA

Education: B.S. in Computer Science from Abilene Christian University; Masters in Education in Curriculum & Instruction from Texas Tech University

Years in Teaching: 15, 9th at KICS

Favorite Scripture: “Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.” Ephesians 5:1-2

 

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: 13, 12th 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: Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Alma University.

Years in Teaching: 3rd year, 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 Degree in Music & Licentiate in Performing Arts from Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, South Africa & Trinity College London.

Years in Teaching4, 1st 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

 

 

Caroline Swartz2

Caroline Swartz

English

cswartz@kicsrw.org

Hometown: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Education: Bachelor’s degree in English, Master’s degree in Teaching in Secondary English Education from the University of Virginia.

Years in Teaching: 4, 3rd 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.

 

Finnerty Valerie

Val Finnerty

Language Arts

vfinnerty@kicsrw.org

Hometown: Halifax, Nova Scotia

Education: Bachelor’s degree in English from Dalhousie University.

Years in Teaching: 24, 4th year at KICS

Favorite Scripture: “Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has gone through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess....” Hebrews 4:14-16.

 

 

Jeph Niragire- Web

Jeph Niragire

Athletics Director

pe@kicsrw.org

Hometown: Kigali, Rwanda.

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

Years in Teaching: 9 with 7 at KICS.

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