Meet Our Team!

We are a committed team to the mission of our school to raise the next generation of leaders to serve the nations. We are passionate, fun loving and dynamic young men and women full of unique talents and gifts who embrace the following core-values:

  • Sensitive towards diversity and uniqueness of our students.
  • Open-minded to new changes.
  • Nurturing students to realise their God-given potential and to make an impact on their generation.

Founders and Directors

Jong Pyo & Hwaock Im are career missionaries originally from South Korea and have known Kenya as their home since 1981. During their 38 years here, they raised three daughters and founded both the International Christian Kindergarten and the School of the Nations. They are both part of the Evangelical Mission for Africa (EMA) and have a vision to serve Africa through education.

Dr. Jong Pyo Im is a missionary, pastor, and adjunct professor at the Handong Global University and holds a Ph.D in Missiology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He often travels throughout East Africa to help train and equip other missionaries and pastors.

Mrs. Hwaock Im (known as Mrs. Im) is the head of the Educational Ministry of the EMA. She has acquired her Ph.D in Cross-Cultural Education from Biola University, having pioneered new ground in research on cross-cultural education in the growing urban centers of East Africa. She is the principal of the School of the Nations and is often seen around campus enjoying the vibrant laughter and voices of the school children.

From the Principal


I am Mrs. Hwaock Im, Principal of School of the Nations.   I would like to introduce School of the Nations to you as a possible option for your student’s education from kindergarten up to IGCSE /A level, especially if you are interested in a British curriculum school.

School of the Nations is an international, multicultural Christian school equipped to serve a diverse student body with the highest standards of education. We are a fully accredited Cambridge international school, using British curriculum.

Our school is guided by its vision to raise future leaders who are committed to serve and affect the world using their unique gifts and individual abilities. In pursuing this vision, we provide academic excellence, nurturing the potential of each student and offering a broad and balanced curriculum firmly founded upon Christian principles.

Our beautiful school is set on 17 acres of spacious landscaped campus. We take pride in creating a peaceful, friendly, welcoming environment for our students and faculty and we would now like to welcome you!

I cordially invite you and your student to our school to explore whether we could be a fitting option for your child’s next educational step up.

Looking forward to seeing and hosting you!

Mrs. Hwaock Im, Ph.D

Our Leadership Team

Meet our Leadership Team!


Eric Kinyanjui

Head of Primary School

Pastoral Care Coordinator


Josiah Mwangi

Head of Secondary 1

Student Affairs Coordinator


Brenda Chumba

Head A-Level

Sports Department Coordinator


James Maina

Academic Director

Head of IGCSE

Cambridge Exam Officer

Professional Development Coordinator


Bronwynne van Rijn

Academic Administrative Assistant

Our Teaching Team

SON Kindergarten Team

  • Lavine Oduor - Sparrow Class Teacher (2 – 3 Year Olds)
  • Joyce Wanjiru - Red Class Teacher (4 – 5 Year Olds)
  • Catherine Mungai - Deputy Head Teacher / Year 1 Class Teacher (5-6 Year Olds)
  • Joy Tuja Kionga -  Music Teacher
  • Jonathan Mwongela - Physical Education Teacher
  • Coach Pauline - Swimming Teacher

SON Prep and High School Head of Subjects (HOS)

  • Antonia Wamunyu - Year 2 -4 Coordinator
  • James Maina - HOS English and English Literature
  • Peter Isigi - HOS High School Mathematics and Physics
  • Brenda Chumba- HOS Science, Biology, Chemistry and Sports
  • Andrew Muturu- HOS History and Global Perspective
  • Josiah Mwangi - HOS Geography and Art
  • Tem Okindo - HOS Business Studies & Economics
  • Mariam Ndanu - HOS Modern Foreign Languages (Kiswahili, French and Chinese Mandarin)
  • Bronwynne van Rijn - HOS Music
  • Eric Kinjanjui - HOS ICT, Bible Study, Design and Technology and Primary School Mathematics

Prep School Team

  • Nancy Maloba- Year 2A Class teacher
  • Mary Lumumba - Year 2B Class teacher
  • Antonia Wamyunu - Year 3A Class Teacher
  • Celestine Nyairo - Year 3B Class Teacher
  • Sarah Mwangi - Year 4 Class Teacher
  • Jennifer Ondiek - Learning Support, Year 5 Class Teacher & English Teacher
  • Anastancia Kerubo - Geography & Kiswahili Teacher
  • Eric Kinjanjui - Year 6 Class Teacher & Maths Teacher
  • Charlene Murugi - Makerspace Teacher
  • James Mumo - Computing & Makerspace Teacher
  • Mariam Ndanu - French & Kiswahili Teacher
  • Mercy Wairimu- Chinese (Mandarin) Teacher
  • Winnie Muriithi- Music Teacher
  • Pauline Misango- Art Teacher
  • Brenda Chumba- Science Teacher
  • Mary Kizambo - Science Teacher
  • Tino Chiseka - Soccer Coach
  • Jonathan Mwongela- Physical Education Coach
  • Ivy Ngungi - Physical Education Coach
  • Pauline Gitau- Swimming Coach
  • Faith Jerono- Physical Education, History & GP Teacher

Secondary 1 Team

  • James Maina- English Teacher
  • Peter Isigi - Physics & Mathematics Teacher
  • Brenda Chumba- Chemistry & Biology Teacher
  • Andrew Muturu- History, Kiswahili & Global Perspective Teacher
  • Tem Okindo - HOS Business Studies & Economics
  • Ivy Ngugi - Year 7 Class Teacher & Physical Education Coach
  • Josiah Mwangi- Year 9 Class Teacher, Geography & Art Teacher
  • Charlene Murugi - Makerspace & Computing Teacher
  • James Mumo - Design and Technology & Makerspace Teacher
  • Mariam Ndanu - Year 8 Class Teacher, Kiswahili & French Teacher
  • Mercy Wairimu - Chinese (Mandarin) Teacher
  • Wendy- Bible Study Teacher
  • Tino Chiseka - Soccer Coach
  • Jonathan Mwongela- Physical Education Coach
  • Pauline Gitau- Swimming Coach

A-Level & IGCSE Team

  • Mariam Ndanu- Kiswahili, French Teacher
  • Josiah Mwangi- Art & Geography Teacher
  • Brenda Chumba- Year 12 & 13 Class Teacher, Chemistry & Biology Teacher
  • Peter Isigi - Physics & Mathematics Teacher
  • James Maina- Year 11 Class Teacher & English & English Literature Teacher
  • Charlene Murugi - Computer Science
  • Andrew Muturu- History & Global Perspective Teacher
  • Tem Okindo - HOS Business Studies & Economics

Administrative Team

  • Bronwynne van Rijn- Academics Administrative Assistant
  • Carol Monthe- Communications and Kindergarten Administration
  • Herine Okombo - Finance
  • Juliana Mbotela - Assistant Librarian
  • Solomon Antony - Transport Coordinator
  • Mary Kizambo - Laboratory Technician