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Founders

Co-founder

Eric Gonzalez-Payne

Their Messeage
Co-founder

Echo (Ya ting)

Their Messeage

Advisory Board

Empathy School Bali is proud to be supported by a robust team of international advisors who support us on every step of our development.

Antoine Béland

SEL Educator
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Barbra Larson and Doug Dolstad

NVC Educator
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Jukka Ahopelto

Educator
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Kiran Bir Seth

Educator
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Linda Nathan

Harvard Lecturer
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Tendai Amanda Mashamba

Mental Health Specialist
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Yifan Sun

Associate Professor
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Empathy's Middle School

Zachary Reznichek

MIddle School Director

"I combine my love of games and long history of role-playing games with my Masters in Education and teacher training to write innovative life-skills curricula.

Youth success is one of the most satisfying things we can experience. I shared my love of role-playing games and mindfulness with kids in schools, homeschools, summer camps and youth workshops to glowing success. I have spent the last 10 years honing the life-skills curriculum to be ready to share with the world.

Originally developed as an extension of The Distinct Self Personal and Social Development Local Programme course cycle – a well-being curriculum program of life-skills electives at The English Montreal School Board in Quebec – RPGs in Schools program has now been adapted into the Da Vinci Life-Skills Curriculum, the Wild Mind Training resiliency program for youth, 10 years old and older, and is currently being piloted at Empathy Middle School in Bali, Indonesia." -- Zachary Reznichek

Empathy Teachers

We would like to proudly introduce our team, the co-creators making the school a magical place where our children thrive. They went through highly selective interviews and hundreds of hours of training. Working at Empathy requires an open heart and adaptability to learn and grow - they must always step out of their comfort zones (teaching in nature instead of cement buildings), adapting to new teaching methods, exploring new subjects, expanding one's heart to embrace and celebrate difference and being the life model to love.

Dr. Lissa

Chief Medical

She is our first aid lady on call. She is gentle and handy while attending to our wounded kids. Loose teeth are her expertise considering she is a dentist. Although she is a dentist, she loves candy and bubble gum, as long as we are keeping the teeth healthy, who wouldn’t like it?

Mr Dipta

English Teacher

He started teaching volunterely when he was in high school. The genuine enjoyment in teaching makes him easy to build connection with students, help them grow, and able to foster their development. When it comes into teaching, he is organized, prepared, and clear. He is young yet experienced teaching in English in many places. In fact, he feel grateful to do things that he love in his life. Say hi to Mr. Dip, the real educator!


Mr Kadek

Clay Teacher

He is the master of clay and bamboos structuring. If you want to build an adobe house for rabbits, pick fruits, learn about snakes and other nature knowledge, come and visit his gazebo! He also expert on our adventure experiences for kids. He guards and protects our kids while we have adventure activities.


Mr Randy

Art Teacher

He is our early years star. Our early years kids loves him to an extend they never leave him alone. He likes to teach and explore 3d printing for our kids. He always there for kids to join on their adventures!


Mr Robby

Social Emotional Learning Teacher

Mr. Roby is reliable to handle any confrontation between children. He will discuss how are they feeling and what is the solution so everyone is happy. He teach social emotional learning skills to help you identify your own emotions. If you are sad or having emotional problems, he is there to listen. Other than helping you with your emotion, he loves to play football and tag games!


Mr Tee

English Teacher

A young adult who speaks fluent English as an outstanding personable English teacher, Mr. Tee is responsible for the kids' growth in English writing and reading. He loves to share his experiences and stories with the kids with excitement and compassion. His wittiness and friendliness would make kids cling to him for more stories and jokes. "Country Road" is one of his favorite songs he would play around the campus to entertain everyone in the school. Find joy and laughter with  Mr. Tee!


Mr. Bobby

Curriculum Development

Mr Bobby is our Curriculum Development who love to play football and making origami with kids. He also likes sharing life experience stories with our team!  


Mr. Nico

Pilot in Command

He is a multi-talented man that helps keep the school running. He likes to play football with our kids and is always there whenever kids need helps. He comes to Bali in hope of living a more fulfilling life and connects with nature, he left a well-established job and moved the whole family to Bali. 


Ms Arika

Balinese Culture Teacher

She is our balinese culture expert! She is always the first one to pray when we visit a new site and dance when the Balinese music starts. She likes to teach our kids balinese dance and making offering class from leaves and flowers. Our kids love how good and beautiful she is while dancing!


Ms Eka

Preschool Teacher

She's a caregiver, genuinely love to be surrounded with the kids, and naturally make connection with them. Her favorite activity with the kids is morning walk around the school. 


Ms Gita

Preschool Teacher

Ms. Gita is a trustworthy, kind-hearted, quite empathetic and sensitive person. She likes to stay simple and enjoys every moment of her life including teaching. She loves teaching kids since they are pure, cute, and energetic, and she loves getting along with kids. She would love to develop her teaching qualities to the maximum level of perfection.


Ms Hesti

Math Teacher

Who is likes math? Come and join ms. Hesti class. She can teach you about counting flowers, and other projects within our surrounding nature. She also likes spend time to play trampoline with kids. She is fun and smart lovely lady.


Ms Novi

Art Teacher

She is our painter Muse! Every child loves her class. They can express their emotions and feelings through their painting. One of our kids said “When I grow up I want to be just like Ms. Novi – Covered in paint everyday!”


Ms Putu

Preschool Teacher

She is so gentle with the kids. She teach early years to read and counts. Simple basic read and counts. Kids always look for her when it’s nap time. No one is better on getting kids to sleep other than her! It’s zzz time!

Ms Wiwin

Preschool Teacher

A young adult mom that already has motherly soul. As preschool teacher, she has experience in nurturing the her kid. 


Ms. Sylvia

Accountant

She is an accountant for our school! She loves to read books. Her kind-hearted personality and presence always bring an immense of joy to help everyone in the school.       


Learning is a never-ending process. Professional development is about lifelong learning and growing as an educator. There is always more to learn and new skills to attain. We are committed among teachers to shape the learning and development culture in our school. We work together as a learning community to support each other's professional and personal growth. We provide teacher’s opportunities to acquire new knowledge and skills, take new responsibilities and share their own expertise among others. Our hope is that our teachers will one day change how education is done in Indonesia. 

Personal Growth: Morning Meeting

Teacher training is a continuous, never-ending process that promotes teachers' teaching skills, master novel knowledge to develop better or newer proficiency, which in return assists in improving students' learning. At Empathy School, teacher training is given by many exceptional experts in their field. The output is teachers with solid and profound in Non-Violence Communication and Social-Emotional Learning. 

Teacher Training

Learning is a never-ending process. Professional development is about lifelong learning and growing as an educator. There is always more to learn and new skills to attain. We are committed among teachers to shape the learning and development culture in our school. We work together as a learning community to support each other's professional and personal growth. We provide teacher’s opportunities to acquire new knowledge and skills, take new responsibilities and share their own expertise among others. Our hope is that our teachers will one day change how education is done in Indonesia. 

Team Building

Empathy School always held team-building outside our place to build a robust form of teamwork and build trust within each other. Team-building holds utmost significance in paving the way to the success of an organization. It is essential because it promotes collaboration, and establishing our community is apparent.