Summer Fun Program Director: Bruce Gomez
Bruce has worked in early childhood education for over 15 years. He was the Director of Mitsui Gardens International Preschool and the EWA Summer Day Camp Director for 7 years, and has worked alongside counselors from Camp Adventure and Camp Wakaba. He also worked for the Family and Youth Services Program at Yokota Air Base for over 10 years. He is excited to kick-off this summer of TCG’s Summer Fun Program.
ブルース・ゴメスは、15年以上の幼児教育経験者です。彼は、三井ガーデンズインターナショナルプリスクールの園長、EWAサマーデイキャンプ責任者を7年間務め、キャンプアドベンチャーとキャンプワカバのカウンセラーとともに働いきました。また、横田基地でも家族・青少年サービスプログラムで10年以上従事しています。彼は今年のTCGのSummer Fun Programをキックオフすることにとても興奮しています。
Counselor: Kevin Duque
My name is Kevin Duque. I'm originally from Colombia. I moved to Tokyo with my family 15 years ago. I can speak Spanish, Japanese and English. My experience with children include being a child-care provider for a preschool age child and teaching Physical Education classes at various international schools in the Kanto Region. This will be my first summer with TCG Summer Fun. I am currently working at Tokyo Children's Garden as a Teacher Aid and leads many Art Activities for the children. My hobbies include Art, Interior Decorating, Hiking, Swimming, Camping and Snowboarding. I am excited about being on the TCG Summer Fun Team and working with your children.
Counselor: Mona Lisa Thomas
My name is Mona Lisa Thomas. This will be my second summer with TCG Summer Fun! I am originally from the Philippines, but I've lived in Japan for 30 years. I'm a mother of four children ages 29, 28, 20 and 8. My experience working with children started at the Child Development Center (CDC) on Yokota Air Base. At the CDC I spent three years working with children ages 2-3 and ages 4-5. I received extensive training in child care through various workshops and seminars provided through Yokota Air Base CDC. I also was an Assistant Teacher at Mitsui Gardens International Preschool located at the US Embassy Housing Compound. At Mitsui Gardens I worked with children ages 2-5. Aside from childcare, I have a certification in Thai massage from the International Thai Massage school in Chang Mai, Thailand. And recently I have acquired my yoga instructor certification from the Ananda Yoga Shala in Dharamsala, India.
Hello my name is Gab. I was born and raised in the Philippines. I studied BSIT (Bachelor of science and technology). I've been teaching Early Childhood Education for 8 years now. I started my teaching career at Yume Child Development Center, Yokota Air Base. On my free time I enjoy spending time with my wife and my children. I'm very excited to be part of thiss amazing team of Summer Fun and looking forward to meeting all of you! Let's have a fine ad exciting summer together.