Kita-ku, Kobe City
078 951 1900

Our Staff

The staff members in a school like Ascot are a prized asset. They have been hired for their love of working with students and for the critical mass of expertise and experience they bring to the job. Drawn from a range of countries, all international hires are native English speakers and many are bilingual. Our Japanese teachers are fully qualified and also bilingual.
Our administration and support staff are also an integral part of the school community, assisting in the smooth running of all operations, with the wellbeing and education of our students central to all their efforts too.

Darrick Mosser


Atsuko Mosser

Assisstant Headmistress

Admissions Director
Head of Japanese

James Bird

Secondary Head 

Secondary School Teacher
English and Art

Hoai Tran

 Head of EAL

Secondary School Teacher

Manami Matsubara

Early Years Head
Nursery / Kindergarten Teacher

Claire Pontvienne

Reception Teacher

Yu Kinoshita

Years 1/2 

Forum Doshi

Years 3/4 Teacher

Mari Kinoshita

Years 5/6 Teacher

Alexandru Botescu

Secondary School Teacher  
English and  Social Studies

Fuh Chu Valentine

Secondary School Teacher 
Math and Science

Shoko Takino

Japanese Teacher

Meg Mosser

PE and Music Instructor

Toshinari Ueki

School Counselor

Conrad Spanring Forster

Nature/Forest Class Teacher

Mie Okugawa

Office Administrator

Saki Matsubara

Office Administrator

Teruo Miura

 Ascot Football Academy
Director & Head Coach

Hisako Hashimoto

AFA Assistant Director
Volleyball Coach

Kendi Sakuyama

AFA Assistant

Hazuki Sakamoto

School Chef

Shinji Uchida

Bus Driver

Yoshitake Fukuda

Bus Driver