Meet the Teachers

Ms. Xaida Zyvatkauskas – Grade 3 Homeroom Teacher

My name is Xaida Yvette Zyvatkauskas. I was born and raised in Toronto, Canada. I graduated from the University of Toronto with my Honours B.A in English Literature. I also have Bachelor of Education from York University where I was trained to teach students from Kindergarten to Grade 6. I have been living in Japan for the past three years. Even though this is my first at TYIS I have already worked at an International school in Tokyo.

In my free time I love cooking, traveling, reading, and watching baseball. I look forward to learning about all hobbies of the grade three students, and talking with them about the things they love.

I am trilled to be spending my first year TYIS with the grade 3 class. I know this is going to be a great year! ^_^

Mr. McNeill – Grade 3 Assistant Teacher

Jamel McNeill here! I have been a teacher for 5+ years in Japan . I also have Bachelor degree in Mass Communications and Advertising, from University of South Florida. I’m really excited to work as a teacher in TYIS. I look forward to being a part of the academic and social skill progress the Grade 3 students will make this year. I know we will have a successful and productive school year with lots of fun and excitement! ^_^