When you first come to the Middle School, at the top of the stairs is the Middle School office and is at the center of all that is happening in the Middle School. We are eager to respond to your questions or concerns or help in any way we can.
Middle School Administrative Assistant, Mrs. Woo, has been with us since the Middle School began in 1988. She keeps the Middle School running smoothly. If there is anything you need to know about Seoul Foreign School, she is the one to ask. Students quickly learn that Mrs. Woo is their advocate and helper. Parents know that they contact Mrs. Woo anytime from 8:00 AM to 4:15 PM if they need to contact their child, a teacher, the Counselor, or the Principal.
Middle School Office Assistant, Ms. Lee also works with the MS office team. Ms. Lee assists Mrs. Woo-with any and all tasks that need to be done-answering the phone, distributing mail, and many other jobs that make things happen on time and in an orderly manner. Ms. Lee can be found at her desk from 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM everyday.
Middle School Counselor, Mr. Dale Swanson has his office across from the MS faculty room, just a few steps away from the MS office. Mr. Swanson has served as a counselor for many years, and is the person students should see if they have questions about their schedule or have a problem situation to discuss. Parents, you can contact Mr. Swanson if you have questions about anything connected to your child's program or well-being. Mr. Swanson is often involved in advisory classes for students, parenting workshops, and handles all the details with transcripts and applications for other schools.
Assistant Principal, Mrs. Anne Gardon has worked at SFS for over 16 years as an ELL teacher, a counselor, and as an assistant principal in the Elementary School. Ms. Gardon works collaboratively with the other members of the office team and teachers on instructional coaching, student discipline issues, master scheduling, and numerous other tasks. In the principal's absence, she serves as 'Acting Principal'. In her role as the Assistant Principal, Ms. Gardon is dedicated to supporting all members of the Middle School community: students, parents, teachers, and the office team.
Middle School Principal, Mr. Justin Smith is in his second year at SFS. He is entering his 19th year in education and 12th year as an administrator. His broad base of experience in all school levels-- elementary, middle, and high school -- serves the students well. He has spent 9 years of his career working with middle school students, so he understands the unique needs of this age group and the transitions that students make from elementary to middle school and then from middle school to high school. Mr. Smith is the instructional leader of the middle school and the person to contact if you have any questions or concerns about your child’s program.
Middle School Digital Literacy Coach, Mr. Nathan Walker has served as a 6th Grade Humanities teacher before taking on his current educational technology support role. Mr. Walker assists teachers and students in their efforts to improve learning with technology. He is also available to assist parents when they have difficulties accessing the various online communication tools used by the middle school.