The School Leadership
Meet Our Head of School
Born in New York City, Dr. Colin Hueston has been involved in education since 1999 when he graduated from Rutgers University with a double major in Business and Japanese and first came to Japan as an Assistant Language Teacher (ALT). Influenced by the time he spent in public schools in Japan, he returned to Rutgers University and obtained his M.Ed. in Language Education (2003) and went back to Japan the same year. Eventually, he would go on to complete his Ph.D. in Education and Human Development at the University of Colorado, Denver (2017). Colin has taught in Japan and in the USA, in universities and public schools. He also conducted teacher trainings for various content-specific teachers at an International Baccalaureate high school in Colorado. Furthermore, he has held leadership roles in academic and non-academic organizations. Colin officially took on the role of Head of School for Liberty International School in January of 2021.
Personally, Colin possesses a high level of Japanese proficiency, enjoys studying languages, and looks forward to meeting new people. He and his family maintain a residence in Colorado, USA, and they still consider that their home.
Meet Our Operations Manager
Ms. Noa Kinoshita joined the Administration Team in 2018. After graduating from Waseda University in Tokyo, she devoted herself to the aqua culture industry where she lived in a very remote area of the South Pacific for 7 years. While there, she became a member of the South Sea Pearl Association in the Fiji Islands. Although she does not have a traditional background in education, having grown up in the international school system, she brings a wealth of knowledge from the student perspective. With her lived experiences, she aspires to discover new ways to introduce a multidisciplined perspective to education. Having the opportunity to use education to empower the community is a great source of joy.