Our Faculty

At Sakura Gakuen we are all dedicated to infusing youth and adults alike with Japanese language skills and culture while maintaining a level of freshness and excitement for the process of learning and materials being learned. We have a team of teachers and staff committed to your success and whose enthusiasm for your achievements is unmatched.

Program Deans

Tomomi Flesuras Sensei — Youth Program 

Tomomi Sensei was born in Nagano and raised in Osaka, Japan. She came to the United States in 2014. She was employed at a PR company for 8 years, then found her calling as she started  language school in Japan. She is passionate about teaching and enjoys being a Sensei at Sakura Gakuen. Her hobbies include reading, ballet exercise and traveling.
Contact via email: tomomi.sakuragakuen@gmail.com

Masako Thomas Sensei — Adult Program

Thomas Sensei, California credential teacher, has an excellent sense of communication and has success teaching advanced speakers and non-japanese speakers alike. Thomas Sensei is a walking Wikipedia of knowledge about Japan. If you want to know anything, just ask. She retired from teaching at San Juan Unified School District. 

Contact via email: thomas@sakuragakuen.org

Board of Directors

Board meetings are held every 4th Tuesday of the month. If you are interested in finding out more information, contact Nari Igawa via email: neigawa.sakuragakuen@gmail.com