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Meet the Principals
High School Principal, Tyrone Fambro
Tyrone joined CAJ in 2019 as a physical education and health teacher, later stepping into the role of High School Principal in 2023. While born in Cleveland, Ohio, Tyrone was raised in Rockford, Illinois, where he served 18 years teaching physical education and six years serving as a dean/assistant principal. Beyond education, he also served as a bi-vocational pastor for over 18 years.

Tyrone earned a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education from Upper Iowa University and a Master of Arts in Theological Studies from Liberty University. With a passion for all things sports, he has dedicated many years to coaching wrestling and American football. Tyrone and his wife, Akiko, are the parents of three boys: Psalm Nobuyuki, Ecclesias Yuki, and Timon Takuyuki.
Middle School Principal, Renee Van Druff
In 2023, Renee accepted the role of Middle School Principal, having served in the Middle School division at CAJ since 2015. During her time, she taught sixth grade Bible and math, eighth grade algebra, and also served in various roles including Student Council Advisor and Head Teacher.

Renee’s journey to Japan began in 2000, when her family served in the US Air Force. After seven years, she and her husband, Mark, discerned a calling from God to return one day. That day came in 2015 when they returned to Japan, and she began teaching at CAJ.

Renee received her Bachelor of Science in Multidisciplinary Studies from Tennessee Tech and currently is pursuing her Master’s in Education Administration and Supervision from Liberty University. Outside of work, Renee enjoys working out, researching her latest burning questions, and going to bed early. She and her husband have six children, one of whom graduated from CAJ in 2019, and two who are still students. Additionally, they have two beautiful granddaughters, who are the reason they make the long flight back to the US a lot more often than they used to.
Elementary School Principal, Jean Hino
Jean Hino has been a part of the CAJ community for over 20 years, accepting the role of Elementary School Principal in 2018. Her family first joined CAJ as members of Student Support Services (SSS), with her daughters and then son eventually attending CAJ. Later, Jean herself started working on staff. Throughout the years, she has served as an elementary classroom teacher, second grade teacher, interim elementary principal, elementary technology integration specialist, elementary head teacher, and elementary curriculum coordinator.

Jean earned a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education from Millersville State University, and a Master of Education with a specialization in school leadership from Dordt University. Born in Pennsylvania, USA, Jean initially came to Japan in 1983 as a short-term missionary, teaching English at a church. During that time, Jean met her husband, who was a pathology professor at Juntendo Medical University. In their free time, she and her husband love spending time with their five grandchildren.
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