Marina Lytle

Director

Ms. Lytle received a B.A. in History and a M. Ed. in Special Education from UNC-Charlotte. She earned an Educational Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership from Union University and is currently a Doctoral Candidate in Educational Leadership from Liberty University. Her area of focus is the measurement of school related stress among Asian students in international school settings. Ms. Lytle has 24 years of educational experience that include teaching from grade one through university level and holding various administrative positions. She holds state licensure from Tennessee and North Carolina in SPED K-12, and administrative licensure in Tennessee. She is considered Highly Qualified in Grades K-5.


Robby Southard

Secondary Assistant Principal

Mr. Southard has been employed at KIA since 2016. In the 2016-2017 school year, he was the high school social studies teacher, middle school boys basketball coach, secondary social studies department chair, and a senior class sponsor. Starting with the 2017 school year, he continued teaching AP Psychology, coaching basketball, and leading the social studies department, but also became the secondary assistant principal. Before joining KIA and the OASIS network of schools, Mr. Southard worked in American public schools for fifteen years. He taught social studies on both the middle and high school levels, served as a social studies department chair, coached basketball on multiple levels, and even worked for two years as a school technology director. Mr. Southard graduated from Georgia State University with two masters: a M.Ed. in Social Studies Education in 2004 and a M.Ed. in Educational Leadership in 2006. He holds certification from the State of Georgia in secondary social studies teaching and educational leadership. Mr. Southard enjoys playing and watching basketball, listening to music, reading, walking, and drinking coffee.


Rebecca Young

Elementary Principal

Ms. Rebecca Young has been employed by OASIS International schools since 2013, and has taught both fourth and fifth grades at KIA. She has been the elementary principal since 2016. In 2002, Ms. Young received a Bachelor of Science in Learning Foundations from Union University in Jackson, Tennessee, in 2004 received a Masters of Education from Mid-America, and in 2017, she graduated with a Masters of Education in Administration and Supervision from Liberty University. Ms. Young holds a teaching certificate from the State of Tennessee and an Administrator’s Certificate from Virginia. She grew up in Nashville, Tennessee and has also lived in Mississippi and Florida. Ms. Young has previous experience in office management and in administration in an early childhood center. During her spare time she likes to read, spend time with friends and family, and play the piano.


Tammy Willner

Business Manager


Randy Lounds

Athletic Director/ Student and Staff Development Coordinator

Mr. Randy Lounds has been working with the OASIS network of schools since August of 2003. Shortly after receiving his bachelor's degree from Wheaton College, Mr. Lounds moved to Uijongbu, South Korea, to teach at a sister school of Kunming International Academy. Mr. Lounds taught German and Spanish for three years before becoming the Secondary Principal in his fourth year in Uijongbu. Mr. Lounds spent a total of eleven years in Uijongbu serving as a teacher and a principal as well as serving as the Interim Director for one year. Mr. Lounds also completed a Master's Degree in Educational Leadership and Administration through Cairn University in 2007. He holds a state of Illinois teaching certificate and a state of Pennsylvania administrator's certificate. In addition to his teaching and administrative roles in Korea, Mr. Lounds also coached the girls' varsity volleyball team and started a boys' varsity volleyball team. During Mr. Lounds' eleven years of coaching volleyball in Korea, he coached four conference champion teams and had four different players earn most valuable player awards in the conference tournament. In his free time, Mr. Lounds enjoys playing volleyball, running, and spending time with his family.