WE ARE HIRING

 

KICS is currently looking for leaders to join our team for 2022-2023 school year. Are you a mission-driven educator with a call to serve in Rwanda? Please click HERE to find all the information you need about working at KICS.

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.

 

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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: 10, 4th at KICS

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

 

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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: 10, 5th 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

 

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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: 17, 10th 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

 

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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: 10, 7th year at KICS

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

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Ellen Durling

Middle School Math and Science

edurling@kicsrw.org

HometownPerry, Michigan, USA.

EducationB.S. in Math Education from Taylor University

Years in Teaching: First Year!

Favorite Scripture"Teach me your way, O Lord, that I may walk in Your truth. Give me an undivided heart, that I may fear Your name." Psalm 86:11

 

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Faith Ndayikunda

Middle School Science

fndayikunda@kicsrw.org

Hometown: Kigali, Rwanda.

Education:

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Bio-Technology and Zoology from Bangalore University-India

Diploma in Education , Biology & Chemistry from KIE -Rwanda.

 

Years in Teaching: 5 years.

Favorite Scripture: Psalm 23:1 " The Lord is my shepherd , I shall not be in  want"

 

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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: 7, 6th 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

 

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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: 22, 9th year at KICS

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

 

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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:18, 9th 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

 

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Madison Jacob

Middle School Math, Physics

mkempton@kicsrw.org

Hometown: Denver, Colorado, USA

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

Years in Teaching: 10, 4th at KICS

Favorite Scripture: Isaiah 61

 

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Mala Marivel

French

mmarivel@kicsrw.org

Hometown: Mauritius

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

Years in Teaching: 17, 13th at KICS

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

 

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Rachel Nemeth

Band

rnemeth@kicsrw.org

Hometown: Perry, Michigan, USA

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

Years in Teaching: 5th, 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

 

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Gad Gitore

Middle and High School PE Teacher

ggitore@kicsrw.org

Hometown: Kigali, Rwanda

Education: Bachelor of Education in Physical Education and Sports.

Years in Teaching: 8 years.

Favorite Scripture: Ephesians 3:20

 

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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: 4, all at KICS

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

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Janielle Beh

Performing Arts 

jbeh@kicsrw.org

HometownMelbourne, Australia

Education: Master of Music Education from Monash University

Years in Teaching: 7 years.

Favorite Scripture: 

"Give me an undivided heart, that I may fear Your name." Psalm 86:11