Mr. Lyle Moltzan is qualified with a Masters of Education degree. He has also been in education for 29 years. His teaching experience includes Mathematics, Science, and Information Technology. In addition, Lyle served as a Technology Director, Curriculum Coordinator, Department Head, IB Coordinator, Principal, and School Director. He started his teaching career in Alberta, Canada where he met his wife, Rita. After getting married, they decided to experience overseas teaching and have not looked back after 24 years of International education. They are proud to have lived in Jordan, South Africa, Indonesia, Cameroon, Zimbabwe and Nigeria.
Mrs. Anita McCallum has worked as a Primary Principal, a Deputy Principal, and Curriculum Coordinator in her 20 plus years teaching experience, including over a decade in international schools. While she joined RAS as the Elementary Principal in 2019, she has held leadership roles in schools around the world for the past sixteen years. Anita has worked internationally in Thailand, United Arab Emirates, and the Sultanate of Oman, as well as in rural and city schools in her home country of Australia. Her credentials include a Masters in Educational Leadership from the Australian Catholic University, and she is a visiting team member for the Council of International Schools. Although she has many interests when it comes to education, Anita is particularly passionate about personalizing learning through differentiation, the importance of developing strong literacy skills, and Early Childhood education.
Mr. David Hornby began his education career in Vancouver, Canada, as a Social Studies and PE teacher. His first experience abroad to Japan was a 2-year plan; it’s now his twenty-sixth year of teaching and leading international schools. His international experiences expand to China, Indonesia, and now Malaysia. David studied for a master’s degree in educational management and has held roles as Pastoral Coordinator, Vice-Principal, Secondary Principal, and Head of School. He is keen to support RAS students and families in reaching their unique goals and further developing RAS’s academic and extracurricular programs both on and off-campus. David met his South Korean wife while teaching in Japan. They have two sons who graduated from the IB diploma program and are studying at the University of Toronto, Canada.
Mr. Christian Choyce has been in education for 13 years and has a Bachelor of Education degree. His teaching experience includes History, Business Studies and Geography. He has been involved with boarding facilities for the majority of his schooling and professional career. Chris has been a head of department, head of a boarding facility, and a grade head. He is married to Natalie, a Pre-K teacher, whom he has known since Grade 1. Guiding and nurturing childrens’ development is a passion, a calling and a pleasure for Chris.
Director of Admissions
Eric Saitta serves as the Admissions Director at Raffles American School. Originally from St. Louis, Missouri (USA) he has been working in the Education field since 2011, with his previous role being Assistant Principal of a private Catholic school in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Eric also served as Co-Director of a corporate training company in Bangkok, Thailand and holds a Post-Graduate Certificate in Education from the University of London.
Mr. Ian Nenke has worked in business development, marketing, and events management for over 20 years. He previously served as the Marketing and Production Manager for an international F&B and hospitality company in Australia. He has been married for over seven years, has two children, and is expecting his 3rd child in August. Ian works closely with our Raffles Parents for Education, RAS International Camp students, and is passionate for our Raffles students, parents, faculty, and most importantly, our community.
David has mentored and coached children for many years in a variety of formats. After leaving retail management, he spent sixteen years in the New Zealand Police Force. His work with the effects of domestic violence, as well as the youth in the community, gave him a passion to help people succeed and led him to complete a Bachelor of Counselling. He has used this to counsel, guide and mentor groups of men and worked, for 3 years, as second-in-charge at a large 24/7 supportive accommodation facility. Dave believes that everyone deserves a chance and thoroughly enjoys building relationships with people, helping them understand themselves and their strengths better in order to succeed and reach their fullest potential. Dave enjoys a variety of sporting activities, including coaching and playing football, and is glad to be part of the Raffles team.
Rita is passionate about working with both students and teachers alike in the library. Her 20+ years of varied experience in 8 different countries includes work in admissions, journalism, as a librarian, a pre, upper elementary and middle school teacher covering language arts, creative writing and drama, as well as English and Social Studies in High School. With a Masters in Reading and Literacy and experience as a Literacy Mentor teacher, Rita enjoys opportunities to assist students in developing a passion for reading, writing, and poetry. She loves traveling the world with her family, playing tennis, yoga, making jewellery and writing.
Garth Taylor graduated from Liverpool John Moores University, England with a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) and a post-graduate degree in PGCE Secondary Education. He has taught in various schools in England and Malaysia. For 22 years, he has taught a number of subjects, specialising in Physical Education, Math, Science and Design. Mr.Garth’s leadership roles include Head of Physical Education, Head of Year, and Able Gifted and Talented Leader and Enrichment lead. Mr. Garth is incredibly pleased to join RAS as Athletic Director and CCA coordinator.