Before moving into international teaching, Damien spent four years teaching Psychology, English and Humanities in Australia. He then spent two years teaching IB Humanities in Taiwan. Damien is a new teacher at AIS. He is teaching IB DP Psychology, Year 7 Humanities and Year 7 English. In addition, Damien is the Year 7 Student Welfare Coordinator.
Damien enjoys swimming, martial arts, travel, music and watching movies.
Bachelor of Arts (Psychology and Criminology) – The University of Melbourne, Australia.
B.A Honours year in Psychology – The University of Melbourne, Australia.
Master of Teaching (Secondary) – The University of Melbourne, Australia.
Bachelor of Science (Biology), Stanford University
Master of Arts (Psychology), Stanford University
Postgraduate Certificate in Education, University of Sunderland
Tara has been a member of the AIS community since 2018. Prior to joining AIS, Tara taught in a bilingual school in Hong Kong for four years. Growing up in Dubai, U.A.E. as a third culture kid, Tara has always enjoyed travelling and learning about different cultures. She is looking forward to exploring the vibrant country of Vietnam.
-Masters in Educational Technology (MET), Boise State University, USA
-Post Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDip), University of Exeter, UK
-Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) in ICT Secondary, University of Southampton, UK
-BSc Information Management & Computing, University of Loughborough, UK
Jonathan has been teaching in Vietnam since 2005. Since then he has worked in British and American systems and has experience across both Primary and Secondary age groups, as well as working as a whole school technology co-ordinator. His main professional interest is the use and integration of technology in schools alongside an interest in developing programming and robotics opportunities for students. Jonathan lives in Saigon with his wife and two children
Graduate Diploma of Education (K-12), George Mason University, Fairfax Virginia, USA Gabriel teaches several of our Humanities courses; Global Perspectives, IGCSE Geography and IBDP Geography. He is also one of our Year 11-13 tutor group teachers. For the last four years he worked on projects bringing the face of AIS to the community via events like the BBGV Fun Run and the Terry Fox Run for Cancer Research. Also over the years Gabriel has organized the Year 13 Graduation Dinner and the Secondary School Graduation and Awards Ceremony. He has over twelve years’ experience living and working in Vietnam, with more than eight years here at AIS.
Master of Art (Development Studies) Monash University, Australia 1989 Master level certificate (Refugee Studies) Oxford University, UK Graduate Diploma of Education (Humanities) University of Melbourne, Australia Bachelor of Art (Geography) Monash University, Australia
Andrew taught Humanities and Science at Scotch College, Melbourne then went on to teach English in a refugee camp on the Thai Burmese border for 18 months. After, he spent a year of study at Oxford University. Andrew has experience working at World Vision Australia as a Programme Officer in the Emergency Relief Unit. He also taught Science at Presbyterian Ladies College, Melbourne and spent 9 years at Caulfield Grammar School, Melbourne. At CGS, he taught Humanities, Science and Senior International Studies. He was also coordinator of the Peer Support Programme and the Community Service Programme. Andrew joined AIS in August 2009.
He enjoys jogging, swimming, travel and spending time with his wife and two young boys.
Master of Education (Distinction), University of Nottingham, England
PGCE, University of Nottingham, England
BA (Hons) English Literature, University of London, England
Dip.(TM) TESOL/College of Teachers DipCoT (TESOL), Eurolinks, Sheffield, England
National Certificate in Newspaper Journalism, Girton College, Oxford, England
After working as a journalist and newspaper editor in England for 13 years, Mr Beales moved to Thailand in 2004. He has since held a number of positions in international schools, including Head of English, Head of Secondary and IB Diploma Coordinator. He is also an examiner for IGCSEs and the IB Diploma. When not teaching, Mr Beales writes for Lonely Planet and other publications, and enjoys spending time with his wife and their two children.