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.

Desi Kusmanto

Jawa Class 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

JAWA CLASS 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

JAWA CLASS 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.

Contact

Email: utami@semarangis.or.id

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

Fransisca Nur Widhi Krisanti

Papua Class Teacher

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

Kanchan Rajwani

KALIMANTAN CLASS 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

Puji Suharni

Kalimantan 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.

Contact

Email: puji@semarangis.or.id

Semarang Multinational School

Rossy Oktaviani

Reception Class Teacher

Ms. Rossy holds a Bachelor degree in English Education from State University of Semarang (UNNES). She has been teaching for four years. She started her teaching career as a voluntary teacher in Aceh Province for the Indonesian Government Program called SM-3T (Sarjana Mendidik di Daerah Terdepan, Terluar, dan Tertinggal). This is her fourth year at SMS, teaching as a local teacher in Reception. Ms. Rossy has a passion for educating children by making teaching and learning process fun. She enjoys traveling and watching movies and spends most of her time with her family.

Contact

Email: rossy@semarangis.or.id

Marea Rudolph

RECEPTION CLASS TEACHER

Marea holds a Bachelor degree in Arts and Social Sciences majoring in Psychology and Anthropology. Marea also holds a Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood Education. She has been teaching for seven years. She started her teaching career as an Early Childhood teacher in New Zealand before making the move to Semarang. This is her sixth year at SMS, teaching as a lead teacher in Reception class. Marea has a passion for authentic lifelong learning, working along side parents, Indonesian culture and spending time with her young family.

Contact

Email: marea@semarangis.or.id

Elisha Campbell

Year 1 Class Teacher

Ms Elisha graduated from the University of Newcastle in 2009 with a Bachelor of Education (Primary)/ Bachelor of Arts. She has been teaching for 8 years. Ms Elisha began her career teaching a variety of classes from grades Kindergarten-6 in two small countey towns in Australia. This is her fifth year at SMS, teaching as a lead teacher in grades 1 and 2 as well as helping to coordinate the IT programs in the school. Ms Elisha provides her students with a challenging, stimulating and supportive environment that values participation from all students. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, cooking and spending time with her young family.

Contact

Email: elisha@semarangis.or.id

Rachmawati Hidayah

Year 1 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.

Putri Setyani

SHADOW TEACHER

Ms Putri, as eveyone calls her, was graduated from Semarang State University in 2017, majoring in English Education.  She started her teaching career as an English conversation teacher in SD Labschool UNNES Semarang and an English teacher in SDN Karangsari 3 Demak. In her first year at SMS, she works as a shadow teacher who is responsible for helping the student to focus, communicate and participate in the class. She enjoys dealing with photojournalism and travelling.

Contact

Email: putri@semarangis.or.id

Elian Hasyyati

Year 2 Class 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 know some cheap shop around Semarang.

Contact

Email: ellian@semarangis.or.id

Richard Ian Atterbury Thomas

YEAR 2 CLASS TEACHER

He is the home room teacher for Grade 2 at Semarang Multinational School. He teaches all curriculum subjects, except Indonesian Studies/Bahasa and Mandarin. Those important elements he leaves to the in-house experts. Mr. Richard holds a Bachelor of Arts, Honours Degree with QTS. in Primary Education, from Lancaster University: He specialises in Environmental Science studies, P.E., and Dance. He has been teaching for 19 years. He started his teaching career as a teacher in London, England. Since then, he has worked globally. This is his first year at SMS, teaching as a lead teacher in Grades 2. Mr. Richard has a passion for educating children by sparking their curiosity, and enabling their understandings. He enjoys literature, arts, travelling, and mostly learning about the world.

Contact

Email: richard@semarangis.or.id

Simon Lawrence

YEAR 3 CLASS TEACHER

Mr Simon has a Bachelor degree in Primary Education specializing in Human Movement. He has taught in Australia for many years and overseas for three years in Mexico, Qatar and China. He continues to enjoy teaching and embraces the challenge of working overseas in different countries. Mr Simon believes every student can learn and should be given the opportunity to in a safe and supportive environment without the fear of failure. He enjoys traveling, reading, music, chess and long walks on the beach.

Contact

Email: simon@semarangis.or.id

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.

Febrina Tresnawati

SHADOW 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.

Contact

Email: febri@semarangis.or.id

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.

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.

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.

Contact

Email: adam@semarangis.or.id

Virgiawan Listanto

Secondary Years Teacher

Mr Egi graduated from Diponegoro University majoring in Educational Administration. He gained teaching experience in a bilingual elementary school in Semarang for about 3 years. This is his fifth year at SMS, teaching IGCSE Bahasa Indonesia in Grade 9. “It is such an interesting, amazing and great school I can be involved in. Having so many friendly and helpful teachers, staff, and students here is so wonderful”, he said with a smile.

Cheryl Parker

Secondary Years Teacher

Ms Cheryl holds a BSc (Hons) in Sport Science degree from the University of Leeds and Postgraduate Certificate in Education specialising in Secondary Education from Bath Spa University. Prior to joining us, she was the Head of Science at a large International School in Jakarta. She has also taught in the UK and in other cities in Indonesia. Miss Cheryl is passionate about teaching Science and Maths at the school, and also likes to lead other activities at the school to further develop student’s skills and provide new and challenging experiences for them (such as the Worlds Scholars Cup). This year Miss Cheryl is the Award Coordinator for the Duke of Edinburgh International Award program. She hopes to instil a passion for the outdoors and a desire to grow a person through developing their skills and doing service in the community. Outside of school you are most likely to bump into Cheryl doing sports, either running on the trails or the road, hiking with her son on her back, or out and about cycling.

Contact

Email: cheryl@semarangis.or.id

Kris Winfield

Secondary Years Teacher

Miss Winfield joins SMS this year after living for much of the past 20 years in China. She holds a degree in English Literature, and a Masters in Teaching English Literature, from the USA. Miss Winfield has been teaching for almost 20 years, in the USA, China and Korea. She’s enthusiastic about Model United Nations, and World Scholars Cup, and she has a passion for Chinese opera, line-dancing and the works of Edgar Allan Poe.

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

Wahyu Ragil Kurniawan

Physical Education

Mr. Wahyu holds a Bachelor degree of physical education from Semarang State University. Specialising in elementary phyisical education. He started his career as a Physical Education Teacher in Semarang Multinational School. This is his fourth year teaching physical education at SMS, in early years until grade 9. He enjoys doing sport, travelling, and spending time with his family.

Contact

Email: physical@semarangis.or.id

Naimah Mahfuzhah

ESOL TEACHER

Ms. fuza holds a Bachelor degree in english literature of college of foreign language Malang Indonesia. She has been teaching for 4 years. She started her teaching career as an english teacher in “Kampung Inggris” Pare Kediri. This is her first year at SMS, teaching as an ESOL teacher. Ms. fuza believes that every learner has their own way in learning, therefore the teaching method should be flexible, innovative, and adjustable to gain the effectiveness in teaching. She loves watching movies.

Contact

Email: fuza@semarangis.or.id

Meta Nur Utaminingsih

ESOL 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.

Contact

Email: meta@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

Semarang Multinational School staff

Imam Santosa

BUSINESS MANAGER

Imam Santosa is from Purbalingga and went to Stikubank University, Semarang to gain knowledge in Marketing Management Studies. In 2007, Imam began his Semarang Multinational School journey in the role of high school supervisor. Two years later, he was assigned the position of Events Organiser where he brought a unique and energetic flare to the role. In 2010, Imam found his true passion in the role of PR Marketing Officer. Because Imam has such a passion for this school and its community it is like second nature for him to promote and speak about the great work here at this school. He is the most dedicated, organized perfectionist and he loves this school. In his own words this really is “the best school in the world”. Imam Santosa enjoys travelling, reading novels, running and doing volunteer activities during his free time.

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

Anita Triyuniarti

accounting and tax officer

Hi, my name is Anita. I am the accounting and tax officer. This is my job specification:
1. Handle the school budget
2. Handle tax issues for school and for teachers and staff
3. Handle school fees
4. Handle textbook orders
5. One of school nurses
Thank you

Dias Febrisahrozi

ICT Officer

Dias graduated from Institut Pertanian Bogor and then began his role as ICT officer at Semarang Multinational School. He is pleased to help others with their technology-related-problems. Every weekend (or anytime he gets a chance), he would like to ride his bicycle as fast as he could or play his guitar as loud as he could. ”Being part of SMS family is such a great opportunity for me to learn a lot of things”, he said.