Kip-De-ShazoSeoul International School 2011

Title: MS Mathematics Teacher

Education: B.A. Elementary Education, MS Mathematics Certification, Boise State University

Experience in Education: 4Years

Email: deshazok at siskorea dot org

Mr. DeShazo came to SIS as a mathematics teacher with a professional career that included more than twenty years living in the Far East and working in the field of hotel and resort development and operations management. During that time he worked with such companies as Hyatt International and the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group.

Being a believer in new challenges, Mr. DeShazo then spent nearly 10 years with Micron Technology, where he managed a team of planning engineers within Micron’s Research and Development Division. His group was tasked with the development of semi-conductor manufacturing performance metrics and providing data analysis to Process Integration Teams.

Mr DeShazo acknowledges that as a teacher he has a unique perspective gained by his experience in diverse aspects of business and industry and that he has found that “there is a significant degree of value in bringing that perspective to the classroom and sharing it with young people.”

While at SIS, Mr. DeShazo has initiated a Personal Finance class as a Middle School elective, served as a member of the School Council and has been involved with Middle School sports programs coaching the Cross Country team. This year his role in MS sports will expand to include basketball as well.