Sampoerna Academy is an educational institution that upholds Asian values at the forefront of learning. Since its first establishment, the Academy have been producing passionate lifelong learners who are able to meet the challenges of the rapidly changing world, and who care deeply for their fellows and the environment.
High quality education provided in Sampoerna Academy is not accidental, but intentional. In our schools, we instill 21st Century Skills within the Cambridge International Examination curriculum. We also believe that children learn more by doing. This is why Project Based Learning and STEAM are at the core of our teaching philosophy.
The era of globalization and the ASEAN Economic Community has greatly impacted Indonesia. Among them is the increased competitiveness as the job market became global. Furthermore, technology advancement has caused a significant shifting in our lives, and transformed business models in all sectors.
We believe our initiative is the best we can offer for our beloved sons and daughters in order to contribute to the betterment of Indonesia’s future!
CHIEF ACADEMIC OFFICER
DIRECTOR OF SAMPOERNA ACADEMY
HEAD OF SCHOOLS, SAMPOERNA ACADEMY MEDAN
Having held executive leadership roles at Lone Star College System and prior to that, University of Houston System for nearly 20 years made Marshall Schott one of the most capable figure to oversee the academic program development at Sampoerna Schools System. His expertise in STEAM education and global energy workforce has been acknowledged by the National Academies and helped to shape the higher education policy in the U.S.
Mustafa Guvercin has been in school leadership positions more than 17 years. His wealth of experience allowed him to replicate Harmony Public Schools model, which is known with its STEM programs, in Oklahoma and Louisiana. These start-ups have become one of the best schools in their respective States. His expertise in educational leadership, school and curriculum development has helped Mustafa Guvercin to set up remarkable Sampoerna Academy campuses since September 2015.
Mr Raja spent his entire career, spanning almost 40 years, in the Singapore Education Service. He rose through the ranks to become a school principal – from teacher to HOD to VP and Principal. He was Principal of 2 schools in Singapore ( 1995 to 2006 ). He was presented the National Day Public Administration Award by the President of Singapore.
From July 2008 to June 2016, he was the Principal of Singapore Piaget Academy ( SPA ) in Medan, Indonesia . With his Singapore experience behind him, he led SPA and replicated his Singapore achievements in SPA Medan. The school’s academic achievements in the iPSLE and Cambridge ‘O’ level examinations bear testimony to the success of the school.
With the renaming of the school to Sampoerna Academy Medan, in July 2016, Mr Raja was appointed as Head of Schools, Sampoerna Academy Medan. With his vast experience, he will help the school to reach its full potential in the coming years.
MATHEMATICS CURRICULUM COORDINATOR
ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS CURRICULUM COORDINATOR
CHINESE MANDARIN COORDINATOR
IBDP COORDINATOR L’AVENUE CAMPUS
IBDP COORDINATOR MEDAN CAMPUS
Before joining Sampoerna Academy, Ikbal Guvercin had assumed leadership roles in K-12 American schools and Early Childhood Programs for 15 years. She is a member of Key Communicators Group in Harris County Department of Education. With her European, Asian and American educational background, Ikbal Guvercin is excited to contribute to the success of teaching and learning at Sampoerna Academy.
Debra Jones accepted the offer to join Sampoerna Schools System in July of 2016. Debra Jones comes to us from Texas as a retired public school educator and administrator after 32 years of service. She spent 17 years in the classroom and 15 years as an English Language Arts Coordinator. Debra also spent time as an independent English Language Arts Consultant for 3 years.
Ahlam has worked extensively in Jakarta and Bali. With more than 15 years of teaching experience in the field of Chemistry and Biology, for various programs like O'Level, IGCSE and IBDP, Ahlam has donned a variety of roles in areas of curriculum management, assessment techniques and teacher training. She is IB certified for Biology and Chemistry teaching and she is here to share her expertise knowledge of modern Sciences to move the department towards greater heights.
Daniel Zhang is an experienced international educator. Daniel has spent the last 13 years overseeing the Mandarin program at some prestigious international school in Asia. Previously, he taught both in a Cambridge and in International Baccalaureate Mandarin program. He is a certified IB examiner.
PRIMARY PRINCIPAL L'AVENUE CAMPUS
SECONDARY PRINCIPAL L’AVENUE CAMPUS
PRINCIPAL BSD CAMPUS
ELC PRINCIPAL MEDAN CAMPUS
PRINCIPAL SENTUL CAMPUS
PRINCIPAL OF PRIMARY, SECONDARY AND JUNIOR COLLEGE
DEAN OF STUDENTS/NATIONAL PRINCIPAL
In 1997 Frida Dwiyanti started her career as a teacher at one of international schools in Surabaya. In 2005 she became an International Baccalaureate workshop leader. Since then, she has been leading numerous workshops around Asia Pacific. Besides being the workshop leader, she has experiences in being the administrator and curriculum coordinator in several number of international schools in Indonesia and once as a Head of School in Malaysia.
Ryan has worked in primary and secondary education in Europe and Africa over a 20-year period. Serving as Principal for 5 years. He has also worked as a Training & Development Manager and Talent Advisor. He has led Council of International Schools (CIS) Accreditation at his last school. Moreover, he has done accreditation work for CIS as other schools. He brings a wealth of Cambridge, British Curriculum and International Primary Curriculum experience to Sampoerna Academy. He has a passion for learning and the development of students and teachers as responsible, life-long learners and global citizens.
Upon completion of her master study, Beatrice has been dedicating her knowledge and skill to teach and guide children. She led Apple Tree Pre-School in Medan, North Sumatra, as the principal for three years. With her passion and commitment in the field of education, Beatrice is now trusted to lead and develop Sampoerna Academy, ICON Campus in BSD City.
Zeny's presence and teaching service in Medan, Indonesia began since 2004 . She used to be a classroom teacher, coordinator, department head and now positioned as an ELC Principal in Sampoerna Academy Medan.
She was a part of one of the Montessori schools in Manila for numerous years and used to handle and manage students and faculty members as well.
Reynold Hutabarat has joined the Putera Sampoerna Foundation for 8 years since 2009,and grown himself to be an education leader within the system. He had the chance to lead the education and curriculum development department and become the Research and Development Manager for Sampoerna Academy before being assigned to be Principal at the Palembang and Bogor Campus in the past 3 years.