Faculty & Staff

Taipei Adventist American School has 28 staff members including teaching 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 14 U.S. citizens, five third-country nationals, and nine 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
Joann KoOffice & Finance Assistant
Tina WenAdministrative Assistant
Xan-Lee Fraser1st Grade Teacher
Rachel Gagarin2nd Grade Teacher
Hadassah Oasan1st & 2nd Grade Teacher Assistant
Scott Ishkanian3rd Grade Teacher
Kris Phillips4th Grade Teacher
Robert Johnston5th Grade Teacher / G5-G8 Language Arts Teacher
Chadwick Zalabak6th Grade Teacher/ G5-8 Math Teacher
Danijela Maletin7th Grade Teacher/ G5-G8 Social Studies Teacher
Emerson DePaiva8th Grade Teacher / G5-8 Science Teacher
Helen EdwardsEAL Director/EAL Teacher
Kirsten MachadoELL Homeroom Teacher
Kaley ChurchEAL Teacher
Sue PurkissEAL Teacher
Dean EdwardsTechnology Coordinator/Teacher
Isaac MunguiaG5-G8 Music Teacher & Band Director
Dustin HacklemanP.E Teacher
Michelle YehLearning Support Teacher
Pierre BowrinLearning Support Teacher
Emily ChenChinese Teacher
Peter NiehChinese Teacher
Zhu-Ying LeeBuilding Supervisor
Chin-Cheng ChiehGrounds Supervisor
Adly GuoGrounds Supervisor