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Debbie Drew - SMC chair

Debbie has been on the SMC since August 2016, initially as Treasurer and since April 2018 as Chair.  Debbie is married to Chris and they have four children, all at KISC.  She began her career in the Department for Justice / Home Office in London as a policy advisor and since 2006 has worked for Christian NGOs in development work, firstly in Afghanistan and since 2014 in Nepal.  Debbie is completing a Masters degree in international Human Resources and her desire to help organisations use their resources most effectively has motivated her in her SMC responsibilities.  Debbie loves to travel, meet new people and to trek.

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Mr. Krishna prasad dhungana - MoE Rep









Mr. Daniel Parnell – KISC Director

Daniel is from England and has been at KISC since 2008. He is married with a son and a daughter. He has a BSc in Computer Science from Liverpool University and a PGCE from Liverpool Hope and a Masters in Education: Leadership and Management. Before he came to Nepal he taught ICT in a school in St Helens, in between Manchester and Liverpool. He loves getting computers to do useful things and following his favourite football team, Norwich City. Daniel has been the School Director since August 2014. 



Carol Smith - PTA Representative

Carol is from Atlanta, Georgia, USA.  She received her BA from Sweet Briar College in 1987. Upon graduation, she worked as director of GSUSA’s Grove Point Environmental Education Center & Summer Camp.  Later, she received a certificate in Paralegal Studies, working in several major law firms in Atlanta. Carol served on the Board of Directors of Grace International School in Dhaka Bangladesh from 2006-2008. The Smith family has been in Kathmandu since 2009, and Carol specializes in Women's Mentoring and Leadership Development.  



Michelle Zygmont - Treasurer

Michelle is from San Diego, California, U.S.A. She graduated with a BA from Eastern University. After graduation, Michelle worked in several positions including at a CPA firm in San Diego and with a family accounting office in New York City. Several moves later, Michelle and her family moved back to San Diego where she spent 7 years working at a hedge fund as the Director of Financial Operations. In February 2017, Michelle along with her husband and three children decided to move to Nepal in order to start a shoe factory to help create jobs and promote economic growth in Nepal. All three of their children attend KISC.


JASON LOPER - PTA Representative

Jason and his wife Kristi moved to Nepal in 2001.  They have 4 children, 3 of them at KISC. Jason has been involved in different types of work including theological education, a micro-enterprise business, and currently as a co-owner of a design/construction business. Jason enjoys trekking, American football, and reading about world history.  His education includes a BA in Finance from the University of Alabama, MA in Theological Studies from the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary and he hopes to enroll soon on the ThM program at the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary.



Khim Kandel - EQUIP Director

Khim has been working at KISC since 2004. He started as an Administrator. He has worked in different roles at KISC over the years. Currently, Khim is the Director of KISC EQUIP (Education Quality Improvement Programme), our national teacher training programme. He previously worked with United Mission to Nepal for 8 years. Khim is married with 2 children. He is passionate about education and excited to develop EQUIP into a Teacher Training College.  Education: MBA from Tribhuvan University and MA in Human Resource Management from University of Bolton, UK.


Biz (Elizabeth) Jens - Teacher Representative

Biz teaches in the ESL department at KISC. She grew up in New Zealand and after studying education, taught as a primary school teacher. After 3 years theology study, Biz with her husband Gabriel and two daughters, worked in Ethiopia for 12 years, involved in education, ESL teaching and urban development work. Then they lived for 14 years in New Zealand where Biz further trained as an ESL teacher, teaching at Waikato University. In 2014, Biz and Gabriel moved to Nepal where Biz is serving at KISC.                                     

DR. NASTU SHARMA - HDCS Executive director

Dr. Nastu Sharma is the Executive Director for Human Development and Community Services (HDCS).  Dr Sharma a medical doctor has a Master’s in Public Health from Leeds University UK, Post Graduate Diploma in OBGYN and a PhD in Clinical Medicine. He has a long history of working with the Nepali government, multilateral and bilateral donors, and nongovernmental organizations. During the past 30 years, Dr. Sharma has worked for Nepal‘s National Health Services, education system and as a hospital administrative director, and as chief executive officer of Kathmandu University Teaching Hospital.  Dr. Sharma is an active Rotarian, chairman and board members of many national and international organizations.  He is married with two daughters and a son.


Mr. KAPIL Jaisi - HDCS Representative

Kapil Jaisi who is originally from Rukum, Mid-West Nepal, has been working for HDCS for the last 19 years. He has taken various roles in HDCS including Hospital Administrator, and Health Service Department Director. He is currently serving as the Deputy Executive Director of HDCS. He has a master’s degree in Sociology and a Master’s degree in Healthcare Management. He is married with 4 children.