Hello and welcome! We are glad you’re interested in our growing, dynamic school. I am thoroughly excited to lead the best and brightest here at Saint Paul Jinju Campus to new educational heights. We are lucky to have an amazing teaching and office staff to fulfill our students’ educational goals. Allow me to tell you a bit about the SPJC story.
Our campus is a member of the Nacel International School System (NISS) originally based out of Minnesota (USA). Our teachers come from all over the world and are passionate, highly motivated educators who have expertise in developing independent young minds in the elementary program. As a team, we’re committed to creating a strong classroom atmosphere that supports multiple learning preferences in a wholly English language environment. We cover all possible bases we can and we take care of our students. Here, you’re family.
In addition to a rigorous academic program, our goal is to incorporate multicultural awareness into our elementary education curriculum. We are dedicated to creating a holistic hands-on approach to address each child’s unique social and educational needs. You’ll likely not find such care and concern elsewhere.
We value your trust and hope to grow with you and your family. It is my honor to welcome you to the best kept secret in Korea.
Welcome to Saint Paul Jinju Campus.
Matthew Smith, M.Ed. Principal
M.Ed. Educational Leadership – University of North Texas
M.A. English Language Learning – Western Governor’s University
B.S. Early Childhood Education & E.S.L. – University of North Texas
A.A. Applied Music – Temple College
1 Principal (K-12th)
2 English as a Second Language (K-12th)
3 Homeroom Teacher (Pre-K 6th)
4 English Reading & Language Arts (4th-8th)
5 Gifted & Talented (K-12th)
6 Special Education (K-12th)
7 Physical Education (K-12th)
Mr. Smith originally hails from the great state of Texas but calls Korea his home. He has been fortunate to have worked in American and Korean public, private, international, and university settings. He comes from a family of educators and has been blessed with the opportunity to impact the lives of kids from all over the world. He has a passion for reading, cycling, and a good cup of coffee. In addition to being a full time father of two wonderful girls, Mr. Smith also competes in triathlons in his spare time. He loves working and living in the great city of Jinju.