Staff Profiles

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Peter Thomson (English Teacher)
Peter has been teaching English in Japan since 1988. He has taught at private English schools and universities. He leads the elementary, Jr. High and Sr. High classes at flipENGLISH. In addition to teaching, he trains and equips English teachers working in Japan, and teaches language acquisition to families preparing for overseas work.
Author: Monster English Series for elementary school students (Monster English: Egg, 1, 2, 3)
Author: Good Times Series for junior high and senior high students (Good Times 1,2,3)
His hobbies are walking, computers, listening to music and spending time with his family.
Peter has a B.A. from Vanguard University.

Mark Rowdon (English Teacher)
Mark Rowdon has taught English for four years to students ranging from kids to adults. During this time he has taught over 4,000 private, one-on-one lessons, with lessons specializing in conversational abilities, grammar skills, and reading comprehension. His goal is for his students to have fun while improving their English comprehension and working towards their personal goals.

In his free time he enjoys watching sports, playing board games, and going on walks. Mark has a B.S. in Nursing from George Mason University, as well as a Teaching English as Second Language Certification from Ontesol.



Meiko Miyauchi (English Teacher)


Starting in 1991, Meiko previously taught English to 3~12-year-old children at a private English school for several years. She then moved to the U.S. due to her husband’s assignment and lived there for 7 years.  There, she worked as a preschool teacher at a Japanese Language School for children of Japanese expatriates. After coming back to Japan, she has been working as an English supporter at elementary schools in Sanda. While growing up, Meiko lived outside of Japan for a long time and has various experiences of different cultures. She graduated from Jakarta International School and has a B.A. from Oregon State University. She loves spending time with children. She likes listening to music, singing and enjoys spending time with her family.

Wendi Thomson (English Teacher)
Wendi has been teaching English in Japan since 1989. She leads the adult classes at flipENGLISH with the goal of improving fluency in everyday English and introducing the culture of American English. She also taught English for 10 years in a public elementary school and loved that experience. Wendi enjoys reading, cooking, and spending time with family and friends. She has four children.

Wendi has a B.A. from the University of Washington where she majored in International Studies.

2010年、学習塾を開設。当初、5人の入会で快挙と言われた田舎の教室で評判を呼び20名越えの生徒数を達成しました。その功績が親会社である(株)ワオコーポレーションから優秀教室として表彰され、その成功事例がケーススタディとして広く紹介されています。学習指導と共に、教育コーチングのプロとして、基礎学力向上、やる気アップ、保護者の教育相談等を行う。その傍ら、夫とともに教育の土台となる「夫婦のためのワークショップ」を全国各地で開催。主婦としては、2歳違いの4人の子どもを育て、義父母と同居し、9人家族の主婦として奮闘中! 周りの女性から「カリスマ主婦」「師匠」と呼ばれています。

Laura Rowdon (Community Engagement)
Laura oversees the community engagement of Flip as well as assists in administration. She has worked in administration for four years in both non-profit and business settings. Her hope is to involve the local community in all the programs flipENGLISH has to offer. 
In her free time she likes to bake, explore, and read books. 

Laura has a B.S. in Anthropology from Minnesota State University. 

藤井恵嗣(Growlife Director)
三田市在住。9人家族、4人の子どもたちのお父さんです。仕事は、大手中小企業で管理職、次世代リーダーの研修やトレーニングをしている人材育成のプロ 、コーチングのプロフェッショナルです。NPO活動としては、全国各地で「子育てワークショップ」の開催、丹有地区、伊丹市、大阪府の公立学校では、教員への研修等も行っています。YMCA関係、大学、高校での教育講演等、教育関係でも広く活動しています。
Kesihi also serves as NPO法人教育政策ラボラトリ副理事長.

Yuko Fujiki (Self-care Yoga)
Profile coming soon!