School Faculty

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Dr. Danny Brown is our consultant for NLIS and pastor of New Life International Church.  He has a B.A. in Religious Studies, an M.A. in Teaching E.S.L., and a Ph.D. in Foreign Language Education.  Dr. Brown is a full-time English teacher at Yamanashi Eiwa College.



Sari Ito has a BS in Early Childhood to 6th grade from the University of Texas and has passed the Texas teacher's license test. She teaches our kindergarten. She has 2 years of experience teaching.

​伊藤 沙梨先生は、バチェラーサイエンス幼児期から小学6年の教員免許をアメリカ、テキサス州で合格。アメリカテキサス大学の学士号をもち、現在幼稚園生を教えています。伊藤先生は、2年間教えてきた経験があります。


Suzy Brown, the founder, and principal of the school has a B.S. in Elementary Education and an M.A. in Language and Literacy.  Mrs. Brown is a licensed teacher with 9 years of elementary teaching experience in the public school system in Texas, USA.  Mrs. Brown taught English part-time for 18 years at Yamanashi Eiwa College in Kofu, Yamanashi, Japan.

この学校の創設者で、校長でもあるスージー・ブラウン先生は、初等教育の学士号を持ち、語学や文学に関しては修士号を取得しています。また、教員免許を持ち、アメリカ・テキサス州の公立小学校で9年間教えた経験もあります。 ブラウン先生は、甲府の山梨英和大学で非常勤として18年間教えてきています。


Claudia Stadius is a trained, licensed teacher. She teaches our 1st/2nd class.  She has a BS  in education and has over 15 years of experience teaching in Japan. 

クラウディア スタディウス先生は、実習を受け、教員免許を持つ常勤の先生で、年長-小学1年生を受け持っています。教職の学士号を持ち、日本で15年以上教えてきた経験もあります。

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Aiko Veale is our accountant and secretary.  She is an experienced and licensed bookkeeper and teacher.  She can answer any questions in Japanese, as needed.


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Christian Brown teaches our 5/6 grade class and physical education to grades 3-6.  He has a BA in Communications from Dallas Baptist University and has over 13 years of teaching in Japan.


Jonathan Rasson teaches our junior high.  He taught for 4 years in Yamanashi in the JET program in junior high and has a master's degree from Waseda University. For more information about Mr. Rasson, and a look at the subjects he teaches in the junior high, please look at his site:

 ジョナサン ラッソン先生は、中学1-2年生を受け持ち、また、小学5年生〜中学1年生の体育も教えています。これまでに、山梨県の中学校で4年間JETプログラムで教えてきた経験があり、早稲田大学の修士号も持っています。


Mrs. Tomoko Furuya is a highly qualified and experienced Japanese teacher with a master's degree.   She teaches Japanese classes.



Kiyoyasu Kawaguchi teaches Eiken classes and ESL classes after school.  Mr. Kawaguchi is a highly qualified and experienced teacher with over 30 years of college teaching. 



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Mr. Naoyuki Furuya is a highly qualified and trained language teacher.  He teaches Japanese.



Reiko Maruyama holds a Japanese to foreigners' license, a kindergarten license, and an education degree.  She teaches Japanese classes and a Japanese as a Second Language class after school.



Stephen Veale is our chaplain.  He teaches the children stories from the Bible every Friday.  He is an experienced teacher from New Zealand. 


Positions needed from April 2022:


New Life International School in Yamanashi is growing! 


We are looking for the following:


1.  a full-time high school teacher to begin from April 2022.  The teacher must have at least a 4-year degree in secondary education, or have a 4-year degree in math, science, or language arts (literature).  He or she much be a native English speaker and an active churchgoer.  For the first two years, the teacher will need to teach most subjects since it is a small class.  The salary starts at ¥259,000 a month, plus benefits including half of all insurances and pension paid, small bonuses several times a year, teacher’s children's tuition and fees are free, and about 3 months paid holidays. Interested applicants, please contact Suzy Brown with a resume (CVC) and with a letter describing your teaching philosophy and your faith at


2.   a part-time Japanese high school teacher to begin from April 2022.  The job requires experience, a 4-year college degree, native Japanese, and a license is preferred.  English is not required and should not be used in the classrooms.  The teacher must be an active churchgoer.  The pay is ¥1600 for each class of 45 minutes.  There are 2 classes a day, 4 days a week.  April 2023, there will be 3 classes available, if desired.  Interested applicants, please call the school 055-287-9577 during school hours, 9 to 4, weekdays.  Ask for Aiko Veale.

3.   a part-time English as a Second Language teacher to begin from April 2022.  The job requires a 4-year college degree, experience, and a native English speaker, or if an applicant holds an Eiken license, or something similar, he or she should be near-native English level.  A license or certificate is preferred.  We are a Christian school meeting in the church building so all teachers must be active churchgoers.  The pay is ¥800 for each class of 45 minutes, per student.  The teacher can have up to four, or more in each class, thus getting ¥3200+ for a 45-minute class.  The classes could start from 3:00 to 3:45 and from 3:45-4:30 on Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays.  The teacher can decide on the hours and days. Interested applicants, please call the school 055-287-9577 during school hours, 9 to 4, weekdays.  Ask for Suzy Brown.