OIS Graduate Begins Her Teaching Career


Congratulations to OIS alumna (2012) Nobuko Shigeyama on her first teaching position at the Harbor View Elementary School in Newport Beach, California. Nobuko received her undergraduate degree from Chapman University (Orange, California) with a major in Integrated Educational Studies, a major in Japanese language and Culture and a minor in Language and Literacy. She went onto complete her Master’s degree in Teaching from Chapman in 2017.

We are proud of Nobuko who studied at OIS for 13 years. She was so excited to greet her first group of fifth graders. Nobuko said she was inspired by several OIS teachers including Miyuki Endo sensei and Mr. Paul Sommer. The OIS mission of Informed, Caring and Creative allowed her to find her passion for young people and education.

Harbor View Elementary is an innovative small school with a focus on the child and educational technology. Ms. Shigeyama will have a big impact on teaching and learning at the school and her students are fortunate to have such a wonderful person and teacher. Best wishes from OIS for a successful career!



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