Faculty & Staff

Taipei Adventist American School has 26 staff members including faculty and staff.  We are proud of our diversity as we can share insights gained from the perspective of many countries around the world.  The staff includes 12 U.S. citizens, 9 third-country nationals, and five host-country nationals. All TAAS faculty members have a Bachelor’s Degree and approximately 50% have a Master’s Degree or Doctoral Degree.

Elliot FullmerPrincipal
Joshua HoggBusiness Manager
Estella LinEnrollment Coordinator & Registrar
Tina WenAdministration Assistant
Xan-Lee Fraser1st Grade Teacher
Rachel Gagarin2nd Grade Teacher
Michelle Irai1st & 2nd grade teacher assistant
Scott Ishkanian3rd Grade Teacher / Vice Principal
Holly Lin4th grade & 8th grade L.A. Teacher
Chadwick Zalabak5th Grade Teacher
Benjamin Norheim6th Homeroom, 6th-8th Grade Mathematics Teacher
Kris Phillips7th Grade Teacher/ G6-G8 S.S. Teacher
Emerson DePaiva8th grade teacher / 6th-8th grade science teacher / 4th grade art & science teacher
Kirsten MachadoELL Prep-room Teacher
Karina BreslaDirector of Accreditation, Policy and Compliance / ELL Pull-Out Teacher
Patrice SilverELL Director / ELL Pull-Out Teacher
Robert AlwayTechnology Teacher / Director
Isaac MunguiaG5-G8 Music Teacher & Band Director
Silvia DePaivaP.E Teacher
Dionne RobinsonSchool Counselor & L.S. & 6th Grade Writing Teacher
Michelle YehLearning Support Teacher
Emily ChenChinese Teacher
Peter NiehChinese teacher
Zhu-Ying LeeBuilding Supervisor
Ah-Cheng XieBuilding Supervisor
Ruben OasanGround Supervisor