Our Staff

Our ICSU staff are citizens of numerous countries. We are all Christians, dedicated to teaching children from a Biblical Worldview perspective. We are, by nature, nurturing and caring towards students.

The faculty of ICSU is comprised of certified teachers that are passionate about their work. Teachers are dedicated to the success of their students. All hold at least a bachelor’s degree, and many hold a master’s degree. Our average teachers’ and administration tenure is about seven years, which is longer than many other international schools around the world.

Administration

International Christian School Uijeongbu

 


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The ICSU administration consist of the Head of School, Principal, and Business Manager. Others who are an important part of the administration team is the Guidance Counselor, Technology Director, Athletic Director, Member Care Director, and Front Office Secretaries.


Education:

  • BA in English, Gannon University
  • MRE in Christian School Administration, Cornerstone University
  • Ed.D in Educational Leadership, Liberty University
  • Post Graduate Studies in Educational Leadership, Nova Southeastern University

Certifications/Programs:

  • Pennsylvania – Administrative II, Secondary Principal License, Permanent/Lifetime
  • Pennsylvania – Instructional II Certification, Secondary English, Permanent/Lifetime
  • Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI): Professional, All Levels Principal, Lifetime License
  • ACSI: Professional, Secondary School Teacher – English, Lifetime License

I'm Dr. Dave Baniszewski, serving this year as the new head of school for ICSU. I have served in US private, Christian schools and international schools for 41 years as a teacher, coach, secondary principal, and head of school. Before coming to ICSU, I served for two years as head of school for Prishtina High School in Kosovo, and previous to that, I served as high school principal at Yongsan International School of Seoul for five years. I have been a part of the NICS network of schools for the past seven years.

It is a joy to teach internationally and a special call that the Lord bestows upon those who are willing to go. I thoroughly enjoyed serving at Christian schools in the states, but in these past seven years I have found that there is something special about international Christian education that makes it uniquely challenging and rewarding. The diversity of country, environment, culture, and community opens avenues of education and relationship that create a richer and fuller life experience for both students and educators. I look forward to both developing and enjoying that here at ICSU.

On the personal side of life, I live here in Uijeongbu with my wife, Heidi, and we have two adult children and one grandson in the states. Our family covers a good deal of the globe with us in Korea, our son in Seattle, and our daughter and grandson in Baltimore. We look forward to many fruitful, productive, and rewarding years here in Uijeongbu.

Dr. Dave Baniszewski, Head of School

Sujung Forster, Business Manager

Education:

  • A.S. in Clinical Pathology, Shin Heung College        
  • B.A. in English Literature, Korean Open University

Certifications/ Programs:        

  • Lab-Technician Licensure
  • TESOL from K to 6

This is my 8th year working at ICSU. I started at ICSU in 2008 and worked a year as a teachers’ assistant. In 2016, I was hired as an administrative assistant and later in 2017 as an office manager. As of 2020, I serve as a business manager. I love God, His children, Christian education, and international people.

Education:

  • B.S. in Outdoor Experiential Learning: North Greenville University  
  • M.A.T. in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages: Western Carolina University      

Certifications/Programs:

  • North Carolina: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages K-12 (Professional Level)

This is my 10th year working with Network of International Christian Schools. I served for six years at Bandung Alliance Intercultural School in Bandung, Indonesia as the English Language Development Coordinator. In 2018, I moved to Brasilia International School, where I served as the Secondary Principal for a year and a half. In January 2020, I moved to ICSU, once again serving as English Language Development Coordinator.  

During my time with NICS I've had the opportunity to teach all grade levels and several subjects including Earth science, Bible, and English Language Arts. I've also had the privilege of coaching soccer and cross country, leading numerous student trips, and serving as the student government association advisor.  

I am excited to step into the role of Principal at ICSU this year and hope to use my unique experiences to serve God and our school community.

Rachel Carpenter, Academic Principal

Our Administration