Meet the Staff
Hello! My name is Takako. I am the school manager and in charge of school orientation. It is always a pleasure for me to encounter new people. I have always enjoyed studying English and working with children. This led me to obtain a certificate in Early Childhood English Education. I am still constantly searching for new teaching activities and children’s books.
My goal is to help the children develop their personalities, treasure themselves, build confidence and show them that English is fun!
Please come and see Smile Kids, I’m looking forward to meeting everybody.
Hello, my name is Sachiko. I’m head teacher of Smile Kids.
I teach the Kinder class, Saturday class, Private class, After class and Programming class.
I’ve been working here at Smile Kids for 7 years. My older sister use to work here and watching her I was hoping to work at Smile Kids one day.
I was raised in the Philippines with my grandparents. I’ve been going to an International school since I was a child and after I graduated university I decided to live in Japan with my parents.
I learned English through many experiences. I understand the feeling from being away from our parents since we’re spending time at school so, I will like to make a fun learning environment here at Smile Kids.
Hello! My name is Nana. I’m very happy to be back here, at Smile Kids International, after working for the students with intellectual and emotional disorders at a public elementary and junior high schools for the last 8 years. I studied child psychology at the University of Nevada, Reno, USA for 4 years, and after graduating university, I’ve stayed in Columbia, South Carolina for 2 years. I also taught younger children English at Abiko for more than 5 years. I really enjoyed my experience there. While interacting with various types of children, I learned how important the childhood environment is.
Here at, Smile Kids International, we want children to value their own individualities, feel secure and confident, and have a lot of fun. We also want the children to have fun and confidently say “we did it!” “we can do it!,” and this will be a good chance for us to talk in English. Let’s have fun learning English together!
Hello, my name is Kristi.
I am one of the kinder class teachers. I also teach after class and private lessons.
I am from Melbourne, Australia. A friend of mine used to work at Smile Kids and recommended I join the team as it was a fun place to work. In 2019 I joined the Smile Kids family as an assistant teacher. This year, I feel grateful for the opportunity to be a class teacher and help our wonderful students have fun while learning English.
I love living in Japan and try to travel and see as much of this beautiful country as possible. I especially love Japanese food!
I look forward to us all learning together at Smile Kids International.
Hello my name is Nami. I’m happy to be back here at Smile Kids. I’ve been working at Smile Kids for about 11 years after I graduated university. I’ve learned so much here at Smile Kids and was able to have a better knowledge on how to take care of children when I had my own. I teach Eiken, Arts and Crafts and Writing at Smile Kids. I want to grow up and make a bright school together with our Smile Kids family.
Hello! My name is Nao. I am the nursery class teacher and Mommy and Me class teacher.
I studied in Boston when I was a college student, and I am the licensed preschool teacher. I like outdoor activities such as camping and rock-climbing. I have experience working not only as a bilingual teacher at an international preschool. I will take advantage of my experience and keep challenging myself. I’ll be pleased to cheerfully make a good environment for the students to their school life. I hope the children will love Smile Kids and realize English is fun.
Hello. My name is Sayuri. I get a lot of energy from the children at ”Smile Kids”every day.☻ I hope to help the children enjoy school life and learning English. I like reading ,traveling, and going to Disneyland.
Hello, everyone! I am Kaoru!
After graduating from college, majoring in Child English Education, I worked at a cram school for 7 years, teaching children aged from 2 to 15 years old. When I was a student, I always wanted to go abroad and be able to speak English. Because I longed for the life I saw in American movies I studied abroad and did a homestay.
I studied to qualify as a kindergarten teacher in the U.S. and worked at a private kindergarten in L.A. California, utilizing my elementary school English teacher qualification as well.
Now I am here at Smile Kids International and I am very excited about teaching English and learning together with joy! Every child has infinite potential. Let’s nurture a caring heart, rich in sensitivity through learning about Japan and different cultures in the world.
Hello,there! I’m Kumiko. This is my 10th year working at this school. After college, I worked for the Embassy of Japan in the U.S. I hope to help all students to discover the joys of education I enjoy playing with kids, and I am excited to spend time With them, Let’s enjoy learning English!
Hello my name is Susumu. I’m happy to be the P.E. teacher from this year. I’ll try to do my best and want them to have fun too! Let’s have fun together!
Hi! I’m Katherine. I’ve studied international communication. I’m a mixture of English and Japanese. I enjoy teaching at Smile Kids. I hope I can help all of the students to enjoy using English. I am excited to spend time with them. Let’s have fun!!
Hello, I’m Kentaro! I’m the P.E. class teacher at Smile Kids International!
Shousinn#3 Building 2F 1-6-6 Kitakashiwa Kashiwa-shi Chiba Japan
When you come by train
Please come toward the south exit and pass by “Hidakaya”, and then come straight ahead along the railroad.The road is parallel to the railroad.
Turn left at the third block and the school building is on your left.
Smile Kids International is on the 2nd floor.
It takes about 3 minutes from Kita-Kashiwa Station on foot.
When you come by car
When you come from the direction of Kashiwa on the route 6, you will see the sign “北柏入口”（to Kitakashiwa).
Please get down from the route 6 there, and make a right turn at the first intersection.
And then please make a left turn right after the viaduct of railroad. You can find the big sign on the roof of the small white building ahead.
When you come from the direction of Kita-Kashiwa station, go straight ahead to the first intersection and turn right. Follow that road and turn right just before going under the train tracks.
You will see the Smile Kids International sign on the building in front of you.