School Leadership Team

Our leadership team is composed of administrators and educators with extensive experiences with international education in Japan.

Annette Levy, M.A.
Interim School HeadAnnette Levy, M.A.

Mrs. Annette Levy, became Interim School Head in August 2021. Since 2016 she has served as Deputy School Head, joining Saint Maur in 2014.

She has an Associate Diploma of Christian Service (Cross-cultural Studies, Theology, and Counseling). Mrs. Levy started in Early Childhood Education, with in-service studies in Education with the Christian Heritage College, Brisbane. She moved into international school leadership in 2002, serving as Co-Principal, and then School Head at Kyoto International School. She earned the Principals Training Course - International School Leadership Certificate in 2011 and was awarded her MA (Leading Innovation & Change) from York St. John University, in the U.K. in 2013. Mrs. Levy is committed to Organizational Health and Restorative Practices.

Timothy Matsumoto, M.Ed.
Secondary School PrincipalTimothy Matsumoto, M.Ed.

Originally from Hawaii, Mr. Matsumoto serves as the Principal for both the Middle School and the High School. He has a M.Ed. in Curriculum & Administration as well as a B.A. in Mathematics with a double minor in Art and Philosophy. Prior to joining the Saint Maur family, Mr. Matsumoto was the Head of the Mathematics Department at Kaimuki High School in Hawaii; and was an Assistant English Teacher in Koshigaya City in Saitama Prefecture.

Mr. Matsumoto is dedicated to sustaining a positive learning environment for our students and the school community at large. He hopes that by coupling a wide variety of extra-curricular activities and opportunities, individual-focused support systems, and engaging and appropriately challenging learning experiences, Saint Maur students will continue to excel and develop into morally grounded, balanced, unique, and resilient life-long learners.

Rachel Forbes-Dias, BA, iPGCE
Montessori, Elementary & French School PrincipalRachel Forbes-Dias, BA, iPGCE

Mrs. Forbes-Dias is originally from Northern Ireland (U.K.) but educated in Kuwait. She received her university education at Ulster University (U.K) and the University of Sunderland (U.K.). After University, she moved back to Kuwait to pursue a career in education. Rachel has experience teaching Common Core, Canadian, and the National Curriculum in England. In 2018, she trained to perform Internal School Inspections.

Mrs. Forbes-Dias has been in Educational Leadership since 2013 and has been at Saint Maur since 2019. She is passionate about supporting young children’s learning. In particular, she values the learning journey that every child is on and aims to foster the creativity and individuality of every child.

Cathy Endo M.A.
Director of School Support Operations/Board MemberCathy Endo M.A.

Catherine Osias Endo, a U.S. citizen, with a mixed ethnic background of Japanese, Filipino, and Greek, born and raised in Japan, graduated from Saint Maur International School in 1972. Upon obtaining her bachelor’s degree with a double major in English and Religious Studies, and a master’s degree in English from Holy Names University, California, and a California state teaching credential, she joined the faculty of her alma mater in 977.

Mrs. Endo has been serving on the Board of Directors since1984. She held the position of Deputy School Head from 1999-2013, and of School Head from 2013-2021. From August, 2021, she has taken on a new role as the Director of School Support Operations, within the school.

Mrs. Endo is committed to enhancing and enlivening the continuing spiritual mission of Saint Maur.

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