Staff Directory

Senior Management Team

Graham Gamble

Head of School
  graham.gamble@ssm-fc.org

Mr. Gamble brings over 18 years of international school administrative leadership to Shattuck-St. Mary’s Forest City, most recently as the Headmaster at Alexanders College in the United Kingdom and The English School in Cyprus. Mr. Gamble earned his bachelor’s degree at the University of Edinburgh, then trained as a teacher at Cambridge University. Mr. Gamble has also worked in the U.S., Brazil, The Netherlands, Greece, Spain and Australia.  Mr. Gamble and his wife Sue are currently renovating their home in England and when they are not ripping down ceilings or attempting to install floors, they like to participate in or attend arts events of any kind.

Meg Brainard

Early Years Principal
  meg.brainard@ssm-fc.org

Ms. Brainard earned a Bachelor’s of Elementary Education from the University of Alaska Fairbanks and a Master’s in Early Childhood Education from the University of Alaska Southeast. Ms. Brainard’s 19 year career in education has included teaching and leading in Alaska schools as well as International Schools in Shanghai, China, Hanoi, Vietnam, and Seoul, South Korea. She loves reading, traveling, and spending time with her parents on their Alaska farm.

Wayne Burnett

Elementary School Principal
  wayne.burnett@ssm-fc.org

Dr. Burnett earned his Bachelor’s Degrees in sociology and education from the bilingual Glendon College of York University. He has a Master’s Degree from the University of Toronto and an Education Doctorate from Nova Southeastern University. The subject of his doctoral dissertation was using educational robotics to teach elementary science.

Prior to his position at SSM-FC, Dr. Burnett taught in Canada, Japan, and in Singapore where he was founding head of a Middle School.

Dr. Burnett has two sons, Kaymin and Nelsin, who are both approaching the end of high school.

Joe Lingle

High School Principal
  joe.lingle@ssm-fc.org

Mr. Lingle earned a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Geology from California State University, a credential in teaching Mathematics and Science from the University of California and a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from California State University.

His career in education has also included Middle School and High School math and Science teaching as well as school leadership. He has worked in California, Singapore, Bangladesh, Turkey and Malaysia.

Mr. Lingle and his wife, Joanie, have twin sons Ben and Sam, and they are ruled by their cats Scuzi and Sandy.

Sundari Thangavelu

Marketing and Admissions Director
  sundari.thangavelu@ssm-fc.org

Ms Thangavelu graduated from National University of Singapore with a Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences (majoring in Economics and Sociology). She holds a graduate diploma in Human Resource management.

She worked in human resource management for 7 years in Singapore before moving to Germany. She returned to Singapore after 8 years and prior to joining SSM-FC, she worked for 12 years in GESS as Head of Admissions.

Her evening is totally consumed by her two adorable children, Harchana (14) and Vinod (16). She loves travelling, listening to soft music but above all, she loves indulging herself with her mum’s cooking.

Academic Team

Adam Harrison

Science
Mr. Harrison grew up in a small town, Goderich, located on the shores of Lake Huron in the province of Ontario, Canada. He graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Science from the University of Toronto, a Bachelor of Education from Nipissing University, and a Masters in Education from the University of Western Ontario. Feeling a sense of wanderlust after graduating, Mr. Harrison travelled to the Republic of Korea where he has spent the last decade teaching in both primary and secondary education. Mr. Harrison has an interest in gifted science education, and has also spent his time in Korea preparing and implementing gifted science programs in English.

He has supervised after school debate teams, chess clubs, and science clubs (robotics and ecology focus). He is joined in Malaysia by his wife Sunny, his daughter Olivia, and their dog Elvis. When he is not teaching Mr. Harrison enjoys canoeing, amateur astronomy, the less embarrassing form of golf known as screen golf, and dominating in online games (World of Warcraft and Overwatch).

Craig Edwards

Physical Education

Mr. Edward’s passion for sports started young. His main interests were running, Australian rules football, tennis and martial arts. His interests now include personal fitness and holistic health. He started his professional career as a classroom teacher, but always knew that he wanted to branch out into physical education. He is passionate about coaching basketball and really enjoys seeing the growth and potential of young athletes as they expand into team players. His other passion is guitar. If he could go back in time, he would eagerly come back as a rock guitar god!

Jeffrey Netter

Elementary School
Mr. Netter received a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Management from the Conservatory at Shenandoah University, a Master’s Degree in Elementary and Music Education from Dowling College, and a post graduate certificate in School District Administration from Stony Brook University.

During his 31 year teaching career in the United States, he has taught fifth grade, third grade, and instrumental music. In addition to teaching he has also directed the fifth grade variety show, the fifth grade jazz ensemble, served as faculty advisor for Math Olympiads and the Stock Market Game, and has been a building liaison for Project Lead the Way. Outside of school Mr. Netter enjoys playing golf, bridge, traveling, and spending time with his two adult children and his two dogs.

Jessica Dean

Counseling

Mrs. Dean was born and raised in Denton, Texas, the daughter of a kindergarten teacher and math professor. She graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a BS in Education, and my teaching fields are math and psychology. She graduated from the University of North Texas with a Master’s Degree in Counseling in 2006.

Her husband, Scott and she moved to Colorado, where she was fortunate enough to be able to work part-time after having their daughter, Chandler - now 21 years old.

They moved back to Denton to be closer to family when she was pregnant with their son, Jackson, now 18 years old.

Mrs. Dean loves working with all ages of people, and she believes she can learn something from everyone she meets. If you cook a vegan meal, PLEASE invite her over!! She loves eating a plant-based diet!

Joanie Lingle

Early Years Teacher

Mrs. Lingle earned a Bachelor’s of Arts degree with Honors in Early Childhood Education from the University of South Australia. Her specialty is in teaching the early years and she loves using nature and art to teach across disciplines.

Before Shattuck-St. Mary’s School, Forest City, she has taught pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten in international schools in Singapore, Bangladesh and Turkey.

In addition to her primary teaching duties, she has also facilitated in various after school prgrams including teaching older students in swimming, track & field, and recycled arts & crafts. Mrs. Lingle has also been very active in coordinating and supporting community service programs to help the less fortunate both in school and outside of school.

Lanae Netter

Elementary School
Mrs. Netter received her Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre Arts from the Conservatory at Shenandoah University and her Master’s degree in Elementary Education from Dowling College. In her twenty-two years of teaching in the United States she has taught first, second, and third grade, general and choral music to grades 1-8, and was a library/literacy specialist for kindergarten and first grade students. In addition to teaching, she has also directed the fifth through eighth grade musical, been the faculty advisor for the Drama Club, and coached cheerleading. LaNae and her husband Jeff have two adult children; their daughter Devin and their son Daniel. She loves spending time with them and their two adorable dogs, Hunter and Gunner, who entertain them with their silly antics.

Lianne Dominguez

Elementary School

Ms. Dominguez earned her Master’s Degree in International Education with a concentration in Educational Technology at Endicott College USA , Switzerland campus; and graduated with a Bachelors in Elementary Education from Centro Escolar University in the Philippines. She also attained her International School Counselling Certification from the Counselors Training Center, part of the  Principal’s Training Center in London.
 
Working in an international school for the past 11 years, she has dedicated her time enriching the lives of others through the different hats she has worn as an elementary classroom teacher, K-12 Admissions Director, Professional Development Coordinator, Registrar and College & Socio-emotional Counsellor. Outside of school, she travels to many developing communities as an NGO volunteer to help people discover their purpose and place in the world.
 
Ms. Dominguez is joined by her adventurous and lively crew - husband, Marc and 2 children - Javier and Daniela. In her spare time, Ms. Dominguez indulges herself in: Netflix marathons, surfing the net, astrology, muay thai kickboxing, travelling, painting, discovering places and learning new things.

Mark Femia

Music

Mr. Femia holds a Bachelor's degree in Music Education from West Virginia State University, and a Master’s degree in Theatrical Directing from Roosevelt University in Chicago, Illinois.

He has taught public speaking, acting, speech, chorus and general music in independent schools in California, West Virginia and Ohio, all in the U.S.

He has worked in multiple roles in the performing arts, from performing and accompanying theatre productions, leading choirs and orchestras, to vocal and artistic direction of plays and musicals on both the amateur and professional level.

He enjoys listening to jazz and contemporary a cappella music, and loves riding extreme roller coasters.

Marsha Peter

English as an Additional Language

Ms. Peter has over 20 years of experience in public and private education as a teacher, instructional support coach, administrator, early intervening services facilitator, professional development provider, and athletic coach. She has worked in early childhood, elementary, middle, and high school specializing in English as a Second Language as well as teaching language arts, social studies, science, mediation, reading, and theatre. She has a Bachelor of Science from New Mexico State University in the U.S. and a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Grand Canyon University in the U.S. In her spare time Ms. Peter is a pastry chef, photographer, event planner, world traveler, and she loves to read and watch sporting events.

Michael Wilson

weCreate Director

Mr. Wilson grew up in Essex UK and worked in I.T. in London’s West End at Aquascutum Ltd, Coopers & Lybrand and a Casino. He graduated with a BSc in computing in Bristol and worked as a Software Engineer in lovely, leafy Norwich. He changed career and taught in China then returned to the UK to complete a PGCE teaching qualification in schools around London before moving to international schools. He loves teaching creativity, robotics, programming, as well as football (soccer) and hopes to recruit new talent for Tottenham Hotspur (Come On You Spurs). Mr. Wilson is joined by his wife Alina, their two lively children, Carla and Eddie and equally lively hamsters Sponge and Goldie.

Miel Sadhwani

Early Childhood
Ms. Sadhwani has been teaching since 1999. After earning her degree from the University of Asia & the Pacific in the Philippines, she taught preschool for 3 years. During that time she furthered her studies in Education at the Assumption College. She spent the next 14 years as a Kindergarten teacher at an international school in the Philippines and 2 years as a Lower School Art and ICT teacher.

Ms. Sadhwani has been happily married for 13 years and she and her husband, Nick, have one daughter, Natalia, who will be finishing middle school next year, and a mini schnauzer named Murphy. Her other loves in life are golf, the beach, and cooking and baking.

Rachel Majors

Humanities
Mrs. Majors went to university at the University of Colorado, where she studied humanities, women's studies and received her teaching license. Prior to joining Shattuck-St. Mary’s Forest City, she taught for three years at a STEM school that focuses on inquiry based learning and 21st century skills for students.

Prior to Malaysia she lived in Denver Colorado, USA. Mrs. Majors is joined by her husband and their sweet, three-legged cat named LaFawnduh (named after her favorite movie character). She loves to travel, ski, hike, rock climb and cook new foods.

Scott Dean

Mathematics

Mr. Dean earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Education and Math with a minor in psychology from Black Hills State University and a Master’s Degree in computer education and cognitive systems from the University of North Texas.

He has taught Middle School mathematics in Dripping Springs, Texas and High School mathematics in Ault, Colorado and Denton, Texas. He has coached basketball, volleyball, track, baseball and golf both for boys and girls.

Mr. Dean and his wife have two adult children with whom they love to adventure. He loves travel, skiing, biking, hiking and playing around the world with his family.

Stefanie Goebel

Art

Stefanie Goebel (Germany 1959) graduated from John Moore’s in Liverpool, England as specialist in constructed printed and woven textiles - Bachelor of Arts, and completed her postgraduate certificate in Education also at John Moore’s University. She has worked for several years as freelance artists and artist in residence at International schools in Europe. During this time Stefanie has also worked with Art Galleries in Munich as assistant Art Director, helping to organize, plan and hang various Art exhibitions, and she also did some freelance work for the Conran Design Group in London. Inspired by her workshops with young students Stefanie started her International teaching career in Germany. She has been teaching Art for 25 years in International schools in Europe, South America, Middle East and Asia. . She has taught Visual Arts in every grade, K – 12 including AP ART. “ I love working with students of all ages and I still get excited when my students turn a great project into fantastic art work.”

Administration Team

Reaz Shaheed

Educational Technology Director
Following an MBA from East West University in Bangladesh, Reaz completed a Graduate Certificate Program in Educational Technology from Michigan State University. A Certified professional in Google for Education, he served at the American International School, Dhaka and International School of Tanganyika, Tanzania as the Director of Technology.

A sportsman at heart, he founded the Boys Cricket team at AISD and is passionate about Latin soccer. Wife Sharwana, daughters Maisha and Raisa provide the source of his personal bliss and inspiration.

Shiying Chai

Administrative Executive
  shi.ying@ssm-fc.org

 

Jeremy Lai

Assistant to Admissions Director
  jeremy.lai@ssm-fc.org

 
 
 

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