Friends Preschool

John Fulkerson, Principle and Conversation School and Preschool Teacher

I have 18 years of teaching experience in Japan working as an ESL.  I also have a education degree from Western Washington University.

Mr. John is reading to the class.

Ai Fulkerson, Vice Principle and Preschool Teacher

Certified preschool and elementary school teacher with over 8 years of teaching experience in the Japanese public school system.

Here she is playing a game with some of the children.

Jeungli Denni Preschool Teacher

Jeungli worked for us at our conversation school and preschool from July of 2013 until March of 2016.  She went back to her hometown for a year and worked as a preschool teacher.  She decided after a year to come back and work at Friends Preschool, yeah!  The kids were so happy and excited to have her come back.  She is now teaching for us from July of 2017.  


Personal Profile:

I'm from San Lorenzo, California.  I graduated from the University of California, Davis with a degree in Psychology and  a minor in Education.  I love all kinds of food but some of my favorites are dark chocolate and almonds.  My favorite color is green.  My hobbies include making paper crafts, eating and hiking through nature.

Kyoko Arai, Preschool Teacher

Certified preschool teacher with over 10 years of teaching experience working at a Japanese preschool.

Mrs. Izumi, Preschool Teacher

Mrs. Izumi is a mother of 3 wonderful children and loves working, playing and teaching the children about science.  She has her undergraduate and graduate degrees from the United States in engineering.  Here she is making whip cream with one of the children.


Masayo, Preschool Teacher

Masayo has over 10 years of teaching experience in the public school system in Japan.  She loves playing with the children and helping them to grow to be wonderful young adults.  She studied childhood education at university.