School Faculty

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.

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. 


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.


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もっています。

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


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 she has started a Japanese as a Second Language afterschool class.

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. 



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


Future teachers:  

All classroom teachers should have at least a bachelor’s degree from an English-speaking country, and a certification to teach. He or she must be a native English speaker (highly fluent for kindergarten) and an active Christian.  For more information contact Suzy Brown at Please send your resume (CVC) with a letter describing your teaching philosophy and your faith.

Note:  We do not need any teachers for the April 2021- March 2022 school year. 

今後、教師募集の条件この学校で教える常勤の先生は、全員英語のネイティブであり、毎週教会に通う熱心なクリスチャンであることが条件になります。また、英語圏の国の学士号+教員免許を取得しているか、修士号を取得していることも条件になります。詳しいことはスージ ブラウンまでご連絡下さい。( また、ご自身の信仰と教育に対する考えを述べたものを送って下さい.

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Tel. 055-287-9577 in Japanese from 9:00 to 4:00


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5-4-16 Asahi

Kofu, Yamanashi 400-00255

400−0025 山梨県甲府市