Teachers & Staff

As international school in Semarang, our teaching staff consists of two teachers in each classroom environment. All primary classrooms have a fully qualified, native English expatriate class teacher with a wide variety of experience and skills to help them succeed in an international environment.  University-qualified local teachers work closely with the class teachers to support the learning program offered.

We are also lucky to be supported by wonderful specialist teachers and an incredible and enthusiastic office staff.

TEACHERS

Cameron Woods

PRINCIPAL

Mr. Cam has an Applied Science degree in Building & Management, a Graduate Diploma in Secondary Education, a Masters in Educational Leadership degree, and even a Diploma in Chinese Medicine! Mr. Cam began teaching in Australia, and has since taught in China and Indonesia too. He has taught Business Studies in the IGCSE and the IB Diploma Programme, and this is his first year teaching Business at SMS. Mr. Cam likes keeping fit, playing guitar, playing with his kids and making bad jokes.

Florence Gabriele R

PAPUA CLASS TEACHER

Ms. Gaby holds a Barchelor degree in Psychology and currently she is persuing her Master degree in Clinical Psychology. She has experienced in handling special needs student. she started working at SMS one year ago. She is now happy teaching in the preschool classroom. Aside from working at school she also providing counseling to those who need it. She is passionate about cooking and eating :).

Contact

Email: gabby@semarangis.or.id

Desi Kusmanto

Early Years 1 Teacher

Ms. Desi holds a Bachelor degree in English from Diponegoro University Semarang. She has 10 years teaching experiences in 2 difference International School. She started her Early Childhood teaching career in 2009 as a local teacher in International School in Jakarta. This is her 8th year at SMS and focusing on Early Years Department. She loves teaching in Early Years Class. For her, Early Childhood is very important phase, where young children emotional, social and physical development has a direct effect on their overall development and on the adult they will become. That is why understanding the need to invest in very young children is so important, so as to maximize their future well-being. That is also why she expands her knowledge by taking Early Childhood Education Master Degree in Semarang State University.

Contact

Email: desi@semarangis.or.id

Desiyanti Setiorini

Early Years 1 Teacher

Ms. Desya graduated from Psychology. She started her teaching career as early years teachers. This is her first year at SMS, teaching as teacher in Jawa Class. Ms. Desya really likes children, be a teacher for the children is her dream start since she was college student, and she enjoys travelling like climbing and doing sports like running and futsal.

Contact

Email: desya@semarangis.or.id

Sri Utami

EARLY YEARS TEACHER

Ms. Utami has been teaching in SMS for 20 years. She spent most of her teaching experience in Early Years class. She is an Early Years specialist. She has natural talent to nurture children and students love her so much. Ms. Utami also has passion on art and craft. She loves drawing and crafts. She is the one of the teacher who responsible for school Display & Events.

Contact

Email: utami@semarangis.or.id

Elian Hasyyati

Early Years 2 Teacher

Ms Eli hold a Bachelor degree in Japanese language education. She has been teaching in SMS for 3 years. She start as a replacement teacher for maternity leave and this year she is part of the team in grade 2 teacher. Ms Eli is a local teacher in Grade 2. Ms Eli like to see the children smile with giving them a lot stickers and she enjoying shopping. She is the one of the teacher who responsible for school Display & Events.

Contact

Email: ellian@semarangis.or.id

Kanchan Rajwani

Early Years 2 Teacher

Kanchan has a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce and a Diploma in Education. She is passionate about teaching and has been in the education field from the past 10 years. She started her teaching career in India as a Montessori Lead Teacher. Prior to joining SMS, she worked in Jakarta in an IB school as a PYP Lead teacher for 5 years. Ms. Kanchan believes that for a successful kindergarten experience it is of vital importance to build a bond with the students and their families based on mutual trust and respect. She is passionate about travelling, experiencing different cultures and cuisines.

Contact

Email: kanchan@semarangis.or.id

Febrina Tresnawati

Early Years 2 Teacher

Ms. Febrina holds a bachelor degree in Psychology specializing in clinical psychology at Semarang State University. She worked with special needs students almost 4 years and started when she was in university. She started her teaching career as a teacher assistant in the Sekolah Luar Biasa Negeri Semarang. This is her second year at SMS, as a shadow teacher. Ms Febrina has a passion to work and learn together with children even in formal education or based on community. She enjoys food travelling, spending time for reading and with her family. She belongs to the Scheduling Team.

Contact

Email: febri@semarangis.or.id

Puji Suharni

Reception & Year 1 Class Teacher

She has a bachelor degree in English Education in PGRI University in Semarang. She has been teaching for 6 years. She started her teaching career as an English Teacher in Smart & Fun Home before she joined SMS. This is her 5th year at SMS, She experienced teaching as a local teacher in reception for 2 years and kindergarten for 2 years. She has a passion for educating children by sparking their curiosity, and she enjoys traveling and mostly spending time with her young family. She belongs to the Scheduling Team.

Contact

Email: puji@semarangis.or.id

Meta Nur Utaminingsih

RECEPTION & YEAR 1 CLASS TEACHER

Ms. Meta Nur holds a Bachelor degree in English Education from Semarang State University. She has been teaching English for 4 years as a private teacher. She started her teaching career as a private teacher for Junior and Senior high school students and also for Bidik Misi Students of Semarang State University. She has been teaching in SMS for a year. Ms Meta has a passion for educating children since she had only taught junior and high school students. Ms. Meta enjoys travelling, culinary, studying Hangul ( Korean language) and mostly spends her time writing on her blog. She is the one of the teacher who responsible for National Exam

Contact

Email: meta@semarangis.or.id

Rachmawati Hidayah

Year 2 Class Teacher

Ms. Rachma holds a Bachelor degree in English Education from UNNES. She has been teaching for 5 years. She started her teaching career as a Pre-school teacher in SMS.This is her fifth year at SMS, teaching Bahasa Indonesia and Indonesian Studies for Grade 1. Ms Rachma has a passion for children education, she believes that each child brings a unique quality to the classroom She also enjoys travelling and watching movies. She is one of the teacher who responsible for School Year Book.

Purbasari

Year 3 Class Teacher

Ms. Sari graduated from the Semarang State University with a degree in English Education. She has been teaching for 5 years. She began her career in education as a tutor in Edubright English Course. This is her fifth year at SMS, teaching as a local teacher in Grade 3. She got a professional development by joining IPC Summer School in her first year teaching in SMS. She is grateful to work with students who continue to inspire her each day. In her free time, she loves cycling, travelling and reading. She belongs to the Scheduling Team.

Lauren Carter

Year 4 CLASS TEACHER

Ms Lauren holds a Bachelor Degree in Junior Primary / Primary Education from Flinders University in Australia. She has been teaching for ten years. She has taught in primary schools in Australia and in an International School in Bali. This is her third year at SMS, for the first two years she was teaching in Grades 5 and 6 as well as Music throughout the school. She is now the lead teacher of Grade 4. She has a passion for literature and the arts and enjoys being outside, spending time with her young family and cooking.

Contact

Email: lauren@semarangis.or.id

Indah Darianawati

YEAR 4 CLASS TEACHER

Ms. Indah holds a Bachelor degree in English Education from Satya Wacana Christian University. She has been teaching for 4 years. During her college life she experienced teaching English as a second language to the first year college students in English Department of Satya Wacana. This is her fourth year at SMS, teaching Bahasa Indonesia and Indonesian Studies in Grade 4. Ms Indah believes that teaching is part of learning and enjoys the process of exploring new knowledge and different cultures. She is one of the teacher who responsible for School Year Book.

Contact

Email: indah@semarangis.or.id

Nur Hidayah

YEAR 5 & 6 CLASS TEACHER

Her full name is Nur Hidayah, but everybody calls her Yaya. Yaya graduated from Semarang State University (UNNES) majoring in English for Education. She experienced teaching English across various levels. She joined Semarang Multinational School on September 2014. After two years working as our ESOL teacher, she decides to embrace new challenge to be classroom teacher. This year, she is working together with Mr. Jason in grade 5 & 6. For her, being a teacher allows her to learn countless new things and experience various challenges. She believed that each student is unique and interesting. Each has their special way in learning and growing. “Never lose faith in them”, she said. She is the one of the teacher who responsible for National Exam.

Contact

Email: hidayah@semarangis.or.id

Jason Rayner

YEAR 5 & 6 CLASS TEACHER

Jason has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Postgraduate Diploma of Teaching in Primary Education. He has been teaching for eleven and a half years. Jason started his teaching career teaching Year 7 and 8 students at Tokomairiro High School in New Zealand (equivalent to Grades 6 and 7). Jason was Head of the Music Department for eight years at the same school, and, for the last three years he was the lead teacher for the Accelerated Learning in Literacy” programme. This programme aims to catch up students who are not at their expected level in literacy. This is Jason’s first year teaching at SMS, where he is teaching Grade 5/6. Jason has a love of arts; he enjoys playing a variety of musical instruments (guitar, bass, drums, piano) and creating his own art (pencil drawing, digital painting, and photography). Jason also enjoys sport, walking his dog, and loves travelling.

Contact

Email: jason@semarangis.or.id

Adam Ismail

Secondary Years Teacher

Mr Adam has a bachelor degree in English Education from Semarang State University (UNNES). Before working in SMS, he was a private English teacher and translator. He started his first year in SMS as ESL teacher. This year, he will be local homeroom and co- teacher for Grade 7-8. Mr Adam likes reading, playing with students, having nice and thoughtful conversation about anything, and building plastic model kits. He is the one of the teacher who responsible for National Exam

Contact

Email: adam@semarangis.or.id

Betty Caraen

Senior Local Teacher

Ms. Betty, a mother of a daughter named Grace, comes from Manado, North Sulawesi. She earned a Master degree cum laude from Semarang State University (Universitas Negeri Semarang) with a specialization in Elementary Education (PGSD). Her career at Semarang Multinational School began in 16th of April 1996. In June 2004, she was appointed to be a Senior Local Teacher and since 2014 she became a Primary Senior Teacher and National Curriculum Coordinator.
She has been teaching various subjects in various classes such as mathematics, literacy studies, genius hour, ESL, science, social studies in addition to Bahasa Indonesia and Indonesian Studies. In June 2011, Betty was invited to attend the Teacher Exchange Program at Macaulay Primary School in the United Kingdom. It was very valuable experience for her. She learned a lot of things there especially the way Macaulay Primary School implements the International Primary Curriculum. In her twenty-one years of teaching, Betty believes the best things about working at Semarang International School are the students, the professional and supportive staff, and the great community atmosphere that comes from being a small school. It is lovely to see many age groups learning and playing together. It is certainly an excellent place for children to develop an appreciation of different cultures and positives social skills.
She loves reading, writing and singing. She also enjoys trying new and adventurous recipes on her family; although she can’t tell that they are as fond as her culinary experiments as she is. One thing her family and her friends said, she is good at cooking Manadonese foods.
She is looking forward to more enjoyable and challenging years at Semarang International School.

Contact

Email: betty@semarangis.or.id

Nicky Avianti

Mandarin Teacher

Ms. Nicky holds a Bachelor and Master degree in Economics. She also took Mandarin course in Kota Bahasa and Xin You at Semarang. She has been teaching for 3 years. She started her teaching career as a Mandarin teacher in YSKI junior highs school and senior high school (Indonesian-Christian school) in Semarang. In 2015, She began to teach Mandarin in SMS. This is her third year at SMS, teaching as Mandarin teacher for primary (grade 1-6) and junior high school (grade 7 and 8). Ms Nicky has a passion for educating children in academic side and behavior side. She enjoys reading, watching movie and traveling.

Contact

Email: nicky@semarangis.or.id

Kridhanto Suryo

Librarian

Mr. Kridha holds a Bachelor degree in Social Education specialising in Civics. He has been teaching for 9 years. He started his teaching career as an Elementary Teacher in the national school. This is his third year at SMS, being a librarian is his passion and he enjoys wathcing movies, playing soccer and pingpong.

Contact

Email: library@semarangis.or.id

OFFICE STAFF

Titien Setyorini

General Administrator

Ms Titien joined Semarang Multinational School in 2012. Previously she worked in finance for 12 years in Jakarta. Titien completed studies in Aquatic Resources Management – Fisheries Faculty from Institut Pertanian Bogor in 2000. She moved to Semarang due to family demands. She is very happy be part of Semarang Multinational School because she loves working with children and meeting so many amazing people.

Lynda Ardelia Brilliana

PR & Marketing Officer

Lynda Ardelia Brilliana comes from Semarang and she graduated from Politeknik Negeri Semarang in 2015, majoring in Computerized Accounting Study. She joins Semarang Multinational School in 2017 as a PR & Marketing Officer. She was very interested to work at SMS just from the first time she came to the school, because she likes to deal with children and loves to work in an international institution. Her hobbies are singingplaying piano, travellingphotography, and also making friends. She is very welcoming to anyone who wants to know more about her

Atik Solechah

Finance Officer

Ms. Atik, graduated from Stikubank University majoring in computer technology. She joined Semarang Multinational School as a finance staff at the beginning of October 2014, and is happy to be part of the school and meeting lovely children.

Contact

Email: finance@semarangis.or.id

Fransisca Nur Widhi Krisanti

Parent liaison officer

Ms Sisca has a Bachelor degree in Psychology from Soegijapranata Chatolic University. After graduating, she has been working st SMS as a co-teacher in preschool. Since then she found her passion in educating the Early Years students. She has been working in the Early Years department since 2009 and now is the Early Years Coordinator. She loves nurturing young minds in becoming independent learners. Watching the students grow and exploring the world with their minds fascinates her.

Contact

Email: sisca@semarangis.or.id