Shannon Smuts

Shannon Smuts - Junior Kindergarten Teacher

Bachelor of Education & Child Psychology (University of South Africa)

Shannon is from the picturesque city of Cape Town, South Africa, where she lived and taught in a variety of schools focusing on inclusive education. She has been living and teaching in Saigon for four years and has fallen in love with life in Vietnam. Shannon is particularly passionate about working with young children and nurturing kind, independent and curious minds. She has a strong belief in educating each child as an individual. In her free time, Shannon enjoys spending time finding hidden gems around the city, a BBQ with friends, and as much time holidaying at the beach as possible!

 

Chantale Daniel

Chantale Daniel - Senior Kindergarten Teacher and KG Coordinator

 

 

Gretchen Beane

Gretchen Beane, Primary Teacher Year 1

Bachelor of Arts, Grand Valley State University, Michigan, USA 
Professional Teaching Certificate from the State of Michigan, USA

Gretchen has taught overseas since graduating in 2013. She first worked in South Korea before moving to Japan to teach for the past four years. Gretchen enjoys working in lower primary classes using music in the classroom.

 

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Melanie Eaton - Primary Teacher Year 2 & Mathematics Leader

M.Ed. Education, Framingham State University, Framingham, Massachusetts, U.S.A
M.A. Cultural Anthropology and Japanese Studies, SOAS, University of London, U.K
PGCE, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, U.K
B.A. Sociology, SUNY Geneseo, Geneseo, New York, U.S.A

Melanie is originally from the UK but has been teaching internationally for the last 14 years in Mexico, Malaysia and now Vietnam. She enjoys supporting students to develop independent thinking skills, helping them to become lifelong learners and has a particular passion for teaching mathematics. She is presently the coordinator for mathematics at AIS in Primary.

 

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Rebecca DeBrincat - Primary Teacher Year 2

Bachelor or Arts

Post Graduate Diploma of Education, La Trobe University Australia

Fifteen years of teaching and leadership experience has seen Rebecca provide enriching educational experiences to children across the globe. Rebecca has had the opportunity to work across schools in Melbourne, London and São Paulo. She has worked with a vast number of teams, pedagogical models and mastered her classroom teaching strategies. Leading the numeracy and the creative curriculum at her school in Brazil, Rebecca is passionate about developing the whole child particularly in encouraging 21st century skills and inspiring girls in STEAM education. Rebecca loves snowboarding, travelling, cooking and soccer as just a few of her hobbies.

 

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Megan Hills - Primary Teacher Year 3 & Technology Leader

Bachelor of Teaching (Primary), University of Waikato, New Zealand

Bachelor of Social Science (Human Development), University of Waikato, New Zealand

Megan joined AIS from New Plymouth, New Zealand in 2019. She has taught students from Years 1 to 4. Megan enjoys working in collaborative, student-centred learning environments. She encourages students to become authentic learners and globally minded citizens. As well as teaching English and Maths, Megan has interests in Visual Arts, Sports, STEAM and Digital Technologies. Megan is the Technology Coordinator for the primary school.

 

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Ian Osberg - Primary Teacher Year 3 & Year 3 Team Leader

Master of Education (Elementary Education), Delta State University, Cleveland, Mississippi, USA.

ABCTE Teacher Certification Program of K-6 Education and Pedagogy.

Bachelor of Arts (Sociology with a focus in Child Development), San Jose State University, San Jose, California, USA.

Originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, Ian has called the vibrant city of Ho Chi Minh City home since 2011. Ian's goal is to create a warm and welcoming learning community that is engaging, meets the socio-emotional needs of learners, is built on respect, and has all the children excited to come to school to learn. Ian’s classes involve a mixture of active learning, independent work, and collaborative group work. In addition to teaching, Ian enjoys spending time with his two children, going to the cinema, playing video games, and participating in fitness classes.

 

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Brien Wills - Primary Teacher Year 4

Bachelor of Education (Teaching) Primary, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand.

Brien is a Primary trained teacher with over 18 years’ experience teaching a range of subjects to 8 -13 year old students mainly in Taupo, New Zealand. He has also taught in London, U.K. for 3 years. Brien loves playing/coaching/watching a range of different sports especially Rugby, Cricket and Basketball and enjoys getting involved as much as possible in all school activities. Having taught at AIS for the past two years in Year 6, this year Brien has moved into Year 4. Along with his wife Beth and their two daughters Lucy and Isla, they are really enjoying their time in Ho Chi Minh City.

 

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Chris Hogarth - Primary Teacher Year 4

Bachelor of Commerce, Lincoln University, Canterbury, New Zealand

Diploma of Teaching (Primary), Christchurch College of Education, New Zealand

Chris is a passionate teacher with nearly 25 years' experience. Chris has been teaching at Tairua School in Coromandel, New Zealand for the last 6 years. Chris has a strong interest in music and sport. In 2019 he was awarded Community Coach of the Year for the Hauraki/Thames/Coromandel District for his involvement in youth sport. Chris has also taught in Samoa and Brunei, as well as across a range of different levels, from Year 1 to University.

 

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Paul Holland - Primary School Year 4

Postgraduate Certificate in Education, University of Nottingham, England

Bachelor of Leisure Studies, University of Luton, England

Paul comes from Nottingham, England, famous for the legendary Robin Hood. He has been living and teaching in Vietnam since 2009 and joined AIS in 2017 teaching Year 5 before moving to Year 4. Before becoming a teacher, Paul worked in management, within various industries, for over 10 years which brings with it a wealth of experience in the training and development of people. Paul loves playing and watching football and is the Junior Football Coordinator at AIS.

 

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Helen Normoyle -Primary Teacher Year 5 & Year 5 Team Leader

Bachelor of Education (Hons) CANTAB

Master of Arts (MA)

Helen is from Tamworth, England. Helen has taught across the primary age range in London schools for almost 30 years before teaching internationally. Helen taught in an international school in Bangkok, Thailand for 4 years and an international school in Moscow, Russia for one year before moving to Vietnam. Helen has taught in Year 1 and Year 5 at AIS.

 

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Yasmeen Saib - Primary Teacher Year 5

BA (Hons) in Primary Education (QTS), UK

Yasmeen has most recently been working as a Middle Years Humanities Teacher, Year 6 Teacher and KS2 English Leader. Yasmeen is a qualified Primary Teacher, who specialised in Early Years and has 9 years’ experience. Beginning her teaching career, she taught in Manchester, England as an SEN Transition Teacher. Yasmeen has held a range of teaching and leadership positions in Primary and Secondary Schools in Myanmar, Hong Kong and Vietnam. Yasmeen loves keeping fit through Kickboxing, Muay Thai, HIIT and is a Zumba Instructor.

 

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Rebecca Evans - Primary Teacher Year 5

Bachelor of Education (Primary)(Honours), University of Melbourne, Australia.

Rebecca has been a primary school teacher for 17 years, with experience across all levels. She is passionate about creating engaging learning opportunities that encourage students to think deeply and independently. Rebecca taught in Australia, the UAE and the Czech Republic before joining AIS two years ago. She lives in Vietnam with her husband, three children and two guinea pigs.

 

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Rebecca Heidenreich - Primary School Year 6

Bachelor of Education, University of Tasmania, Specialising in Early Childhood Education Graduate Diploma of Theology in Education.

Rebecca has 17 years experience in teaching, ranging from Kindergarten to Year 10. Her previous school, Eastside Lutheran College in Hobart, Tasmania was the fastest growing school in Tasmania in the five years from 2013 to 2018. Rebecca loves travelling and spending time with her family. Her latest family pursuits include wakeboarding and fishing, she also love dancing, especially classical ballet.

 

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Leigh Hansen - Primary Teacher Year 6

Bachelor of Teaching (Primary), University of Western Sydney, Australia

Leigh comes to AIS with over twenty years of primary teaching experience in Australia, Fiji and China. He has a particular interest in teaching reading and he loves seeing children working together and supporting each other during sports activities. Leigh is a qualified Reading Recovery and AustSwim teacher. Leigh is married to Claire who is also teaching at AIS.

 

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Martin Berridge - Primary Teacher Year 6

Bachelor or Arts, Federation University

Diploma of Education, La Trobe University

Marty has been teaching in independent and private school settings for 12 years. He has taught upper and lower primary, coached sporting teams and been in various leadership roles. He has a passion for writing and language conventions and enjoys new challenges. Marty enjoys travelling and experiencing different cultures. He is a musician, and enjoys Australian Rules Football.

 

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Suzette_Bradfield - Music Teacher

Bachelor of Music (Honours), University of the North West, South Africa Post-Graduate Diploma in Education, University of the North West, South Africa

Suzette obtained her qualifications in South Africa where her honours degree was primarily in music therapy. Her teaching career spans over 25 years, fifteen of which have been internationally in the Middle East, North Africa, Azerbaijan and for the last 4 years, and currently in Vietnam. She has international experience in all the year groups in primary school, both in academic teaching as well as music. Suzette’s passion is singing and she performs here in Vietnam with the Ho Chi Minh International Choir as well as the Saigon Chamber Consort. She has come to Vietnam with her husband Alan Bradfield, who is also a teacher at AIS. In her free time, if she is not busy singing, she enjoys reading, running and travelling.

 

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Rachel White - Physical Education Teacher

Bachelor of Human Movement, University of Tasmania, Tasmania, Australia Graduate Diploma in Primary Education, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia

Rachel has over 10 years teaching experience in both primary and secondary schools. She has taught in the UK, Australia, Indonesia and Vietnam. Rachael is passionate about engaging children in physical activity. She enjoys fitness, swimming and netball. Rachael is looking forward to returning to HCMC with her family and exploring more of the country and enjoying fresh delicious Vietnamese food.

 

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Nathan Heidenreich - PE Teacher

Bachelor of Human Movement, University of Tasmania Specialising in Health and Physical and Outdoor Education

Nathan has 15 years experience in education across the areas of Physical Education and Outdoor Education. During his time at previous schools he was privileged to be able to plan and travel extensively around the world with his students and share in many wonderful experiences. His passions and interests can be found in the outdoors. Nathan enjoys mountain bike riding, adventure motorcycle riding, wakeboarding and snowboarding

 

Matthew Washer


Matthew Washer - PE Teacher

Bachelor of sport and leisure studies (Waikato University) Graduate diploma of teaching and learning - health and physical education (University of Canterbury)

He started his career as a health, physical education and outdoor education teacher at a secondary school in Christchurch, New Zealand. More recently, He worked at an international school in Osaka, Japan as an elementary P.E specialist and activities coordinator. He likes to practice what He preaches and enjoys staying healthy through regular swimming for exercise. He has played many sports over the years but particularly love racquet sports - tennis and badminton. His biggest passion though is snowboarding and he is unashamedly a powder junkie!

 

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Linh Huynh - Vietnamese Language and Culture Teacher

Bachelor of Art (English teaching studies), HUFLIT / Ho Chi Minh City University of Foreign Languages and Information Technology

Bachelor of Education primary, Ho Chi Minh City Pedagogy University

Participating IB PYP trainings from 2008-2019 at AIS school.

Linh is a passionate teacher with nearly 18 years’ experience. Linh has been a VNC teacher at ACG -AIS since 2007. During this time, she worked very closely with foreign teachers and administrators to find out the best methods in teaching language. Prior to joining AIS academic team, Linh had four years teaching in many international schools around Ho Chi Minh. As a language teacher, Linh believes how much the important role that the mother tongue plays in learning another language. Linh will be continued to focus on building a nurturing and supportive learning environment for students. At AIS, Linh has organised several highly successful events such as Moon Festival and Tet Fair in which the values have brought to students are huge. This year Linh challenges herself as the Coordinator of Vietnamese National Curriculum in Primary school.

 

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Dang Tran Ngoc My - Vietnamese Language and Culture Teacher

BA Elementary Education, HCMC University of Education

My is qualified in teaching Vietnamese language. She is passionate in teaching children how to use the language fluently. She is also fascinated in holistic education in which students learn to reflect on their actions and how they impact the global and local community, as well as how to learn from the community around them. My enjoys gardening, painting, travelling and playing piano in her free time.

 

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Vy Le - Vietnamese Language and Culture Teacher

Bachelor in Primary Education (The University of Education, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam)

TESOL Certificate of Irvine University (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam)

Bachelor in Banking (The University of Economic, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam)

I have been working at AIS for more than 10 years. I have worked in a variety of year levels from year 1 to year 6. For the first four years, I taught Vietnamese Language and Culture for Year 1 and Year 2 students based on the PYP Curriculum. I have commenced teaching Vietnamese Language and Culture for Primary students from Kindergarten to Year 6 at Thu Thiem Campus since the academic year 2016-2017. My hobbies are reading, art and travelling.

 

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Nguyen Nhu Bach - Support Teacher Kindergarten

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Nguyen Thi Kim Tuyen - Support Teacher

Bachelor of Biology Teacher Education, Quy Nhon University

Master of Biology, Quy Nhon University

Certificate of Proficiency in English Language for Vietnamese.

Tuyen has been teaching at AIS since 2017. She has joined the Primary and Kindergarten Team as a Support Teacher after worked as a Secondary’s Laboratory Technician for 1 year. Tuyen enjoys collabarating with the teachers to support the students to develop independent thinking skills, helping them to learn through play, experiments and exploration. In her leisure time, she loves cooking, participating in sports and travelling.

 

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Doan Huynh Hoang Anh - Support Teacher

Bachelor of English Language Teaching, University of Technology and Education HCMC Graduate diploma in TESOL, Open University HCMC

Anh Doan has been working at AIS since 2015. Anh has passion in education, especially Primary teaching. She has experience in working with Primary students of all ages. She is an enthusiastic teacher with a solid commitment to the social and academic growth and development of every child. Furthermore, she is a self-motivated person who always finds opportunities to study and develop her teaching. Besides teaching, she is interested in travelling, music and art.

 

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Huynh Lam Xuan Thao - Support Teacher

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Nguyen Thi Thuy An - Support Teacher

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Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao - Support Teacher

Bachelor of English Language Teaching, University of Technology and Education HCMC

Thao has been with AIS as a Support Teacher since 2016. She is passionate about motivating and facilitating the students to become the best they can be in term of knowledge, skills and attitude. In her leisure time, she enjoys gardening and reading books, alongside this she manages to find time to study and upskill herself. She is really looking forward to working with all students and supporting them to accomplish their goals.

 

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Nguyen Le Bao Ngoc - Support Teacher in Secondary

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Thach Thi Le Thu - Support Teacher Year 4

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Ly Tu Huong (Susan) - Support Teacher Year 4

Bachelor of Marketing - University of Economics HCMC

Susan has been working as the special support teacher at AIS for 4 years. She is interested in how students make deep connections with each other through learning. Susan love to support students one on one and see how they get over their struggles. Student’s development is what she aims for. In her free time, she loves traveling around and having fun with her hobby - digital photography. She loves listening to classical music in English and Chinese. She is very excited this year for joining year 4BWI teams and work as a Chinese teacher for ECA. She is looking forward to working with all the students!

 

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Nguyen Minh Thong - Support Teacher Year 4

Bachelor of English Language Studies, Ho Chi Minh University of Foreign Languages – Information Technology

Certificates of TKT (Teaching Knowledge Test), Cambridge English Language Assessment, Part of the University of Cambridge

Thong has worked at AIS since 2015. He is a hard-working and passionate teacher who has experienced in teaching in language centers and international schools for 9 years. Thong enjoys teaching Grammar as it is one of the most important factors for students to achieve good and correct writing, and it also helps them speak more confidently and succeed in giving a presentation. His favourite hobbies are travelling with his friends and watching movies.

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Hoang Thi Xuan Thuong - Support Teacher

Bachelor of English language from Ho Chi Minh City University of Education

TESOL in Class Certificate from American TESOL Institute. 

Thuong has been working as a support teacher for the last 5 years. She is passionate about supporting students and teachers in order to have a successful class every year. She trusts everyone's ability to learn and to be come better day after day as long as they keep on trying and be open to learn and dare to take risks trying new things. She has been working with upper primary most of the time working for AIS. This year, she is working in year 5. Screen reader support enabled. Thuong has been working as a support teacher for the last 5 years. She is passionate about supporting students and teachers in order to have a successful class every year. She trusts everyone's ability to learn and to be come better day after day as long as they keep on trying and be open to learn and dare to take risks trying new things. She has been working with upper primary most of the time working for AIS. This year, she is working in year 5. Turn on screen reader support Mai Anh has joined the document.

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Thong Sau Mui - Support Teacher

Bachelor of Teaching English as a Second Language from Dong Nai Teaching College

Bachelor of English Linguistics from Ho Chi Minh City University of Social Sciences and Humanities.

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Le Chuc My - Support Teacher

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Vu Thi Thu Thao - Support Teacher Year 6

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Nguyen Ngoc Kim Thanh - Support Teacher Year 6

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Garry Seabrook - EAL Coordinator

Doctor of Philosophy, Sydney University
Master of TESOL, Charles Sturt University
Graduate Diploma of Teaching, Charles Darwin University
BA Honours Class 1, Sydney University

Garry joined the AIS community in 2020 and took over as EAL Coordinator in 2021. Before coming to AIS, Garry taught EAL and Language Acquisition at UNIS in Hanoi and also at the International School of Tianjin. Prior to becoming an international school teacher, Garry taught ESL in Vietnam for more than a decade. His wife is Vietnamese and they have a son who is a student at AIS. Garry and his family very much enjoy living in HCMC and being part of the AIS community.

 

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Casey Stone - Head of Faculty & Maths Teacher

Bachelor of Physical Education (Secondary), minor in Mathematical Modelling - Deakin University, Melbourne

Masters of International Education (MYP and DP) - The University of Melbourne (due for completion December 2021)

After completing her bachelor’s degree, Casey began her teaching career in Melbourne, Australia, teaching Mathematics, Science and Experiential Learning in a school in the outer suburbs of the city. In 2018, Casey joined the AIS community, quickly settling into life in Ho Chi Minh city and enjoying the vibrant and beguiling lifestyle in Vietnam. She currently teaches Year 7 – IB DP mathematics. Casey says she enjoys teaching the students at AIS – “they are so enthusiastic and such wonderful learners. It is a joy to work with them”. Casey is passionate about education and loves working with young people. She is the Head of Mathematics and Year 8 Student Welfare Coordinator. Due for completion in December 2021, Casey is currently finishing a Masters in International Education through The University of Melbourne. Casey spends her weekends cycling through the countryside, seeking culinary adventures and exploring all of the wonderful sights of Vietnam.

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Paul Candler - Maths Teacher

Bachelor of Science (Hons), Monash University, Australia.

Post Graduate Diploma of Education, Monash University, Australia

Paul, who is both Australian and British, is joining AIS this year. Prior to joining AIS, Paul together with his wife and two boys lived and worked in Kuwait for 3 years at an American School. Prior to that he worked in Damman, Saudi Arabia (2 years); Cape Town, South Africa (5 years); Antwerp, Belgium (10 years) and Oporto, Portugal (6 years). He has taught both AP and IB and IGSCE.

 

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Joseph Kirkey - Maths Teacher

Bachelor of Science (General Engineering) University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

Master of Education (Instructional Leadership) University of Illinois at Chicago, USA

Joe is originally from Chicago, USA where he worked as a mechanical engineer in the plastic industry for 5 years before discovering his passion for teaching. He took a Masters Degree in Instructional Leadership while he taught middle school mathematics in the Chicago Public Schools. Joe then moved to Florida, USA where he taught in a program for gifted middle school students and he coached the Math Counts team. He next moved to Santa Cruz, Bolivia, where he became fluent in Spanish and taught high school mathematics using an American curriculum for 7 years. From there, Joe taught IGCSE and DP mathematics in Guangzhou, China for 5 years, where he also took on the role of the mathematics department subject leader.

 

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Noah Franske - Maths Teacher

Bachelor of Science (Mathematics and Computer Science) University of Notre Dame, IN, USA

Master of Education (Mathematics) University of Notre Dame, IN, USA

Noah began his teaching adventure in Florida while concurrently working on his Masters degree. From there he taught English in Santiago, Chile and has spent the past five years teaching math at his Alma mater in Edina, Minnesota USA. He is passionate about educating learners first, teaching students to think with both their minds and their hearts. After that, he really loves calculus. Noah enjoys all things involving adrenaline. He has been snowboarding and water skiing his whole life and is excited to add driving a motorbike in HCMC to the list. He also loves cards, logic games, riddles and puzzles. He is thrilled to be a part of the distinguished AIS community and is honored to continue its tradition of excellence.

 

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Joseph Phillips - Maths Teacher

BSc in Business and Management and a PGCE in Secondary Mathematics from the University of Sussex (UK).

Joseph started his teaching career in Eastbourne (UK), before moving abroad to teach internationally for the past 6 years in Egypt and Vietnam. Having grown up studying in international schools himself, Joseph understands the many benefits the international education system has and is looking forward to contributing to these by being a part of the AIS team. Joseph also enjoys most outdoor activities, especially scuba diving, trekking, football and photography.

 

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Victor Lee - Maths Teacher

Masters in Education. Association of Chartered Certified Accountant (ACCA)

Victor comes from Malaysia where he taught in different places. He started his digital publishing business after graduating as an accountant. After 3 years, he pursued his dream of being an educator. He arrived in Vietnam in 2019, having a strong belief that Vietnam has great economic potential. Victor loves to read, travel and do yoga. His passion is in economic development and believes that to help a country develop, education plays the most important role.

 

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Alexander Knight - Biology, ESS, Science Teacher

2015 Diploma of Education (Secondary) - Southern Cross University

2011 Bachelor of Environmental Science & Management - University of Newcastle

Alex has taught secondary science including Biology, Chemistry and Environmental Science since 2015. Prior to this Alex worked as an Environmental Scientist with a focus on measuring and controlling air, soil, water and noise pollution from industrial facilities across Australia. He has a young family and is very much looking forward to living, teaching and experiencing life in Vietnam.

 

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Matthew Burrell - Biology, ESS, Science Teacher

Bachelor of Science (Ecology and Biodiversity), Victoria University Wellington

Graduate diploma in Teaching (secondary), Victoria University Wellington

Masters in Teaching & Learning (secondary), Victoria University Wellington

Matthew began his teaching career in China and has spent the last four years teaching Science, Biology and Junior mathematics in New Zealand. He is now beginning his international school career at AIS where he will be teaching IB Biology and Environmental Systems and Societies. Matthew has always enjoyed travel and motorcycle riding and is looking forward to combining these interests in HMC.

 

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Robin Tunley - Physics Teacher

Bachelor and Master’s degrees in theoretical physics in Canada

Robin completed his Bachelor and Master’s degrees in theoretical physics in Canada before moving to Australia. There, he taught Secondary School Physics, Mathematics, and Science for 5 years. He is now beginning his international school career at AIS where he will be teaching physics and science, and is looking forward to continuing to learn and develop in this new and vibrant community. His passion for science and technology has led him to create The Futurists after school program, where students can explore the frontiers of human innovation in the context of our shared future.

 

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Trent Richardson - Science Teacher

Bachelor of Exercise Science, Queensland University of Technology, Australia Post Graduate Diploma in Education (Biology), Queensland University of Technology, Australia

 

Trent began his teaching career in Brisbane, Australia, and has since spent time teaching science in London. His passion for science was fuelled by his love for sports. In his spare time, Trent is an avid traveller and loves spending time indulging in local cuisines. He enjoys participating in sports and leading a healthy lifestyle. Trent is excited to be apart of the AIS community and the future prospects of living in HCMC.

 

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Andrew Masterton - Science Teacher

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.

 

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Dr. Philip Strack - Chemistry, Science Teacher, Indonesian

Bachelor of Science (Honours)

PhD (Biochemistry)

Postgraduate Diploma Teaching (Secondary)

Philip started as a Chemistry and Science teacher in Australia, then moved to Sekolah Pelita Harapan in Jakarta to gain experience in the International Baccalaureate curriculum. During his final year teaching Grade 10 Science, students successfully obtained highest average scores for scientific literacy in the Asia-Pacific region in ISA standardised testing. From there, he came to a Cambridge-based school in Vietnam teaching Chemistry, Science and ICT. His most recent highlight was having his PhD research published as a first author this year in a reputable scientific journal. Philip has eight-years experience teaching Chemistry and Science. Philip enjoys tennis, horse riding, playing music and travelling.

 

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Phuong Vong - Physics, Science Teacher

B.S. Degree in Science, minor in Mathematics.

Single Subject Teaching Credentials in Science and Mathematics.

Phuong has 11 years of experience teaching secondary Mathematics and Sciences. As Academic Dean, she was able to help struggling students develop independent study skills and become more successful learners. As the Head of STEM, she leads development of the integrated Science curriculum for middle school and organized Annual STEM Day events. As Head of Mathematics, she lead the department to implement common core curriculum and organised Annual Math Competitions. She also mentored and organised many fundraising activities to raise money for Heartbeat Vietnam to provide surgeries for children with congenital heart defects.

 

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Phuong Trinh -Vietnamese Teacher

Bachelor of Arts in Foreign Language (HCMC University of Education).

Phuong has taught Vietnamese Language and Literature at ACG and then at AIS since 2008. She is the Coordinator of Vietnamese National Curriculum in Secondary school. She also teaches IBDP Language A: Vietnamese Literature since 2012. She enjoys working with Year 12-13 students as a Homeroom teacher/ Tutor. Before 2008, she had 5 years of experience teaching in a Vietnamese public school. As a language teacher and a mother of a trilingual son, she is keen on first language acquisition and raising multilingual children. She speaks English and French as her second languages. Her hobbies are reading, cooking, photography and gardening.

 

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Nhien Nguyen - Vietnamese Teacher

Master of Art (Applied Linguistics), Curtin University, Australia

Bachelor of Art (English Literature), Ho Chi Minh University of Social Science and Humanity, Vietnam

Bachelor of Art (English), Dong Nai College of Education, Dong Nai

Vietnam Certificate in IB PYP training.

Nhien has over 12 years of experience in working as a teacher and a support teacher at International School. Prior to AIS, she worked at International Primary School and at ACG school Vietnam. During this period, her main job is assisting homeroom teachers in teaching English and helping special students who need more help in terms of language, behaviors and functioning skills. She also has experience in teaching host country studies to foreign students and teaching Vietnamese in secondary. She is an enthusiastic teacher who creates a supportive atmosphere within the classroom.

 

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Trang Nguyen - Vietnamese Teacher

Bachelor of Art, HCMC University of Education, Vietnam

Trang teaches IBDP Language A, Vietnamese Literature and Vietnamese National Curriculum in Middle & Senior School. She joined ACG since 2007 then to AIS in 2013, therefore she has experiences in working with students in international school. She enjoys reading and travelling during her free time.

 

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Kohji Kazama - Japanese Literature teacher

Bachelor of Arts in Foreign Language (Daito Bunka University)

Teacher's License for Junior High School & High School in Japan

Kohji Kazama was a high school teacher in Japan over 25 years after he had graduated from the university. He has a top teacher's license for junior high school and high school in Japan. He was also a Japanese Language teacher for some universities in Vietnam including University of Social Science & Humanities Ho Chi Minh.

 

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Etienne Langlade - French, Humanities Teacher

Bachelor in History, University of Nantes, France

Masters degree in International Economic Law, University of Nantes, France

Masters degree in Economic relations between Europe and Asia, University of Rennes, France

Cambridge CELTA

In 2014, after graduating from the university of Nantes in France, Etienne followed his curiosity and his attraction for intercultural challenges by seizing an opportunity to study in Vietnam. While completing his Masters degree in the Foreign Trade University of Hanoi, Etienne started teaching French to the students of its French faculty and found his vocation. He first spent two years teaching French at Saint Paul American School Hanoi, before moving to Saigon where he specialized in teaching History, Geography and French literature to both French and international students enrolled in different schools of the city. During his free time, Etienne enjoys broadening his knowledge of diverse areas related to History such as political ideologies, literature or music through reading the academic press.

 

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Mark Beales - Head of Faculty

National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH), UK
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.

 

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Adam Bloom - English Teacher

PGCEi
MSc by Research, English Literature
MA (Hons) English Literature

Adam has been teaching in Vietnam for just over four years and has most recently been working as Lead English teacher at a bilingual international school in Ho Chi Minh City. He has always had a passion for literature and completed a postgraduate research degree at Edinburgh University, focusing on the novels of Vladimir Nabokov. Adam loves playing music (especially guitar and saxophone) and is always trying to find new places to travel to and explore, or a quiet corner in which to settle down with a good book.

 

Juliet_Coome

Juliet Coome - English Teacher

PGCEi

MA Global Diplomacy

BA French and Russian language and literature

Juliet has taught in the Caribbean, Hanoi and Saigon, working with students from many different backgrounds. She has taught the French national curriculum and the American common core programme, as well as IGCSE and IB. Juliet has a passion for Russian and Eastern European literature, has recently developed an expensive diving habit and is an avowed fan of marzipan.

 

Justin_Daniel

Justin Daniel - English Teacher

Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from the University of Montana, USA  Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Montana, USA

Justin is a new teacher at AIS. Justin received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from the University of Montana, USA in 1999. He graduated with a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Montana, USA in 2008 on the Dean’s list. He has been teaching English and ESL for the past 20 years. He has taught in six countries. Most recently, Justin has taught in America, United Arab Emirates and China. His wife Chantale is teaching primary at the Thu Thiem campus at AIS, and his two children are joining him at the school. Justin is passionate about literature and literacy in all forms. He believes that modern literacy must include digital and media literacy. Justin enjoys reading, playing the ukulele, exercise and sports. He is looking forward to learning more about Vietnam and Vietnamese culture. He is also excited to join AIS in helping students achieve their potential.

 

Jack_Moreci

Jack Moreci - English Teacher

PGCE - International Education

IBO Certificate – Diploma Program

HKU MA (Distinction) – English Studies

Jack arrived at AIS from Hong Kong (after a brief stopover in Thailand for the birth of his son) where he taught pre-IBDP English at a prestigious secondary school. In addition to teaching English, Jack also coached the debate team, where they took 2nd place in the Hong Kong International School Invitational Debate Tournament. Jack will be entering his 10th year as an English teacher in various countries around Asia. Jack is an avid world traveler. He prefers to explore new countries from the back of a motorcycle. Jack also enjoys good food, playing chess, weightlifting, and baseball.

 

Sean_Stitz

Sean Stitz - English Teacher

Bachelor of Arts (History, Communication and International Relations) University of the Sunshine Coast

Graduate Diploma Education (Secondary English & History) University of the Sunshine Coast).

Sean started teaching ESL and Business studies in China in 2003. After returning to Australia in 2005 he completed his teaching qualification and began teaching on the Sunshine Coast of Australia. Sean returned to China in 2012 to take up a position with The Yew Chung International School of Beijing where he taught Lower Secondary Humanities and English, IGCSE History, English and Global Perspectives as well as IB TOK and Language B English. Sean will commence his first year teaching at AIS in 2017 teaching English and Humanities. Sean finds great enjoyment in travelling and embracing new cultures. He is a keen student of History, particularly Asian history and is looking forward to learning more about Vietnam. Sean is a keen surfer who usually spends his summers chasing waves in the Mentawai Islands and trying not to hurt himself.

 

Sally_Thompson

Sally Thompson - English Teacher

Bachelor of Arts (English, History), University of Waikato

Post-graduate Diploma of Teaching (English, Social Studies), University of Waikato.

As a former international student who spent some of her childhood in the Pacific Islands, Sally looks forward to more adventure teaching at AIS with its dynamic and diverse community. She has travelled extensively, Vietnam will be the sixth country in which she has lived, and she has taught in both the UK and New Zealand. In coming to AIS, Sally brings her family; her husband who is a teacher (John Rogers), and her two primary-aged children. She loves teaching English language and literature, is an avid reader, and enjoys sport and fitness.

 

Joseph_Brown

Joseph Brown - English Teacher

Bachelor of Arts in English 

First Class Honours in English and Creative Arts

Diploma of Education (Secondary), majoring in English 

Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Certificate

Joseph is a new teacher at AIS. He has been living in Ho Chi Minh City since June 2017 and has enjoyed experiencing the local lifestyle and culture. Joe studied English and teaching at Murdoch University in Western Australia. He studied a Bachelor of Arts in English with minors in Creative Writing, Literature and Modern Social History. He completed this degree with First Class Honours in English and Creative Arts. Finally, he completed a Diploma of Education (Secondary), majoring in English and minoring in Society and Environment. Prior to AIS, Joe taught English as a secondary English teacher for four years at a private school in Western Australia. During this time, he taught English across all secondary grades and to a wide variety of students from diverse backgrounds and levels of ability. Recently, Joe completed a Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Certificate and has six months experience teaching English as a Foreign Language at a variety of public schools in Ha Noi. Over the last month he has been working casually at a language center, with university students, in Ho Chi Minh City. Joe enjoys playing guitar and creative writing. He is really looking forward to joining the team at AIS and meeting the students and broader community involved with the school.

 

Colin_Burstow

Colin Burstow - Music Teacher

Bachelor of Music, Middlesex University, England

Post Graduate Certificate of Education (Secondary Music), Institute of Education, London, England.

Colin has taught classroom Music at an outstanding secondary school in South-West London, he joined after completing his PGCE as a Newly Qualified Teacher and left as Head of Music four years later. He moved to Vietnam from London and is looking forward to his first role in an International School. He is a Trombonist and Drummer and enjoys playing and composing when he can. Music is Colin’s passion and takes up most of his spare time, but he also enjoys the outdoors and can’t wait to visit the new and diverse geography of Vietnam.

 

Nicholas_Mason

Nicholas Mason - Music Teacher

BS of Instrumental/General Music Education

Nick joins AIS from The American School in Ho Chi Minh City, where as musical director he oversaw the first fully live performance of a staged musical production in the school’s history. He was musical director over four successive shows, including well-known, award-winning shows Loserville and High School Musical. He also started many of the first performance-based classes at TAS including guitar and songwriting classes and the first elective performance class. He has over 12 years’ teaching experience in the United States and Vietnam.

 

Hector Molloy

Hector Molloy - Drama Teacher

Bachelor of Arts (Drama), University of Hull, UK

Hector joins AIS having spent 10 years providing Drama workshops to students and adults in the UK, Vietnam and beyond. Hector has been involved in Theatre since he was 11 years old and is excited to provide AIS students with a broad range of performance opportunities and developing skills for the stage and for their academic and professional lives. Hector moved to Vietnam in 2015 and immediately fell in love with this incredible country, he enjoys spending time with his young family, traveling around South East Asia, getting involved in local theatre and staying up very late to watch football.

James Bourke

James Bourke - Head of Faculty

Bachelor of Commerce - Economics and Mathematics (University College Cork)

Professional Masters of Education in Business, Economics and Mathematics (University College Dublin)

James began his teaching career in Ireland where he thought economics and mathematics for two years before moving to Vietnam in 2019. In his spare time, he enjoys travelling, playing and watching sport along with leading a healthy lifestyle. James is our Model United Nations Coordinator and enjoys coaching basketball at AIS. James is currently studying for his Maters in Educational Leadership and is looking forward to his future here in Vietnam.

Adam_Bloom

Adam Bloom - Humanities Teacher

PGCEi
MSc by Research, English Literature
MA (Hons) English Literature

Adam has been teaching in Vietnam for just over four years and has most recently been working as Lead English teacher at a bilingual international school in Ho Chi Minh City. He has always had a passion for literature and completed a postgraduate research degree at Edinburgh University, focusing on the novels of Vladimir Nabokov. Adam loves playing music (especially guitar and saxophone) and is always trying to find new places to travel to and explore, or a quiet corner in which to settle down with a good book.

 

Tharina_Candler

Tharina Candler - Humanities Teacher

Bachelor of Education

Post Graduate Diploma of Education and Marketing

Tharina, who is South African, is joining AIS this year. Prior to joining AIS, Tharina was the ICT teacher at an American school in Kuwait. Before that, Tharina taught in Damman, Saudi Arabia, and in Cape Town, South Africa in both government and international school. Tharina dream is to learn from other cultures and to expand her knowledge.

 

Ian_Horsewood

Ian Horsewood - Business, Geography, Humanities

Bachelor of Arts – English Language and Cultural Studies with a minor in Geography, McMaster University, Canada

Bachelor of Education – Intermediate Geography, University of Ottawa, Canada

Ian has 12 years of international teaching experience, four of which have been right here in Ho Chi Minh City. Before working in living in Vietnam, Ian has lived and taught in Korea, Kuwait, Mexico and Myanmar. Ian enjoys organising hands-on projects such as Model United Nations and having students assess their own “peace prize” awards on campus. Ian loves solving clever crossword clues without having to use the internet for help and reading books in his spare time.

 

Damien_Kennedy

Damien Kennedy - Psychology, TOK Teacher

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.

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.

 

Victor_Lee

Victor Lee - Humanities, TOK, Business Teacher

Masters in Education. Association of Chartered Certified Accountant (ACCA)

Victor comes from Malaysia where he taught in different places. He started his digital publishing business after graduating as an accountant. After 3 years, he pursued his dream of being an educator. He arrived in Vietnam in 2019, having a strong belief that Vietnam has great economic potential. Victor loves to read, travel and do yoga. His passion is in economic development and believes that to help a country develop, education plays the most important role.

Vo Anh Thu

Etienne Langlade - Humanities Teacher

Bachelor in History, University of Nantes, France

Masters degree in International Economic Law, University of Nantes, France

Masters degree in Economic relations between Europe and Asia, University of Rennes, France

Cambridge CELTA

In 2014, after graduating from the university of Nantes in France, Etienne followed his curiosity and his attraction for intercultural challenges by seizing an opportunity to study in Vietnam. While completing his Masters degree in the Foreign Trade University of Hanoi, Etienne started teaching French to the students of its French faculty and found his vocation. He first spent two years teaching French at Saint Paul American School Hanoi, before moving to Saigon where he specialized in teaching History, Geography and French literature to both French and international students enrolled in different schools of the city. During his free time, Etienne enjoys broadening his knowledge of diverse areas related to History such as political ideologies, literature or music through reading the academic press.

 

Andrew_Masterton

Andrew Masterton - ESS, TOK Teacher

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.

 

 

Gabriel

Gabriel Price - TOK, Geography

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.

 

John_Rogers

John Rogers - Business Studies, Economics Teacher

Bachelor of Commerce (Economics, Business Administration), University of Canterbury Post-graduate Diploma of Teaching (Commerce), University of Auckland

Prior to his arrival at AIS in 2020, John had 20 years’ experience teaching Economics and Business in New Zealand. He has most recently come from Sancta Maria College in Auckland, where he also had the roles of Senior Leader of Pastoral Care and Wellbeing and Head of Commerce. John has travelled extensively, and Vietnam will be the fourth country where he has lived and worked. John has moved to Vietnam with his family; his wife who is an English teacher at AIS (Sally Thompson), and two primary-aged children. He enjoys keeping active and healthy through playing sport, spending time with his family and loves to travel and explore new places, countries and cultures.

 

Nigel_Hall

Nigel Hall - Head of Faculty

PGCE Design Technology. University College of Ripon and York St John (Leeds University)

BA (Hons) Three Dimensional Design. Wolverhampton

Foundation Course in Art & Design. York College of Arts & Technology

Nigel joined AIS in 2016 having spent the previous two years teaching Art & DT at British International School, Ho Chi Minh City. Prior to that he held the position of Head of Art for 18 years at schools in Cyprus and the UK, lectured at the Cyprus Academy of Art and worked in an advisory capacity for AQA. Prior to teaching Nigel worked as a Structural Engineer and Architectural Photographer. Nigel enjoys travelling, enjoying life and building custom motorcycles.

 

Zion_Mitchell

Zion Mitchell - Design Technology Teacher

Bachelor of Education (Visual Arts) University of Melbourne

Zion was adopted by the age of 6 months by English parents after the Vietnam war in 1974 and arrived to Australia in cardboard box. Good school grades and became School Captain and Tennis Captain of Wesley College Melbourne. He is happy and very grateful. It has been a personal dream for him to return to Vietnam and teach again at an International School, but more importantly to give back to Vietnam having a love and passion for teaching. Zion comes from Melbourne Australia previously taught at St Monica's Epping and MacKillop College Werribee. With over 13 years of teaching experience he has taught Visual Art, Design, Product Design and Wood Technology within numerous curriculum frameworks IB, IGCSE, and VCE. Zion previously had lived in Vietnam for over 7 years from 2003 to 2011 teaching IB Visual Art at ISHCMC, CELTA qualified, Cambridge Oral Examiner, teaching English ESL / EFL / EAL, experienced role as a Vice head Principal and as a qualified professional tennis coach (Talent Development Coach) from Tennis Australia. Previously coached Do Minh Quan the past number one tennis player in Vietnam and nationally ranked juniors throughout Melbourne Australia. Zion believes "The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires."

 

Michael_Clark

Michael Clark - Design Technology Teacher

Bachelor of Education (Technological and Applied Studies) University of Sydney

Michael is an experienced educator who started his teaching career in Sydney, Australia. He has spent more than 15 years working in a range of educational settings worldwide. He is excited to be returning to AIS after two years as Head of Design in an international school in Shanghai, China. He is passionate about Design education and enjoys seeing his students share that passion as they design and create using a range of materials, processes and technology. Michael enjoys touch rugby and also exploring, by motorbike, all that is amazing in Vietnam.

 

Lucy_Mbofana

Lucy Mbofana - IT

PGCE with QTS, Computer Science

Lucy is from Birmingham, United Kingdom where she I received a Bachelor's Degree in Education from the Newman University College, Birmingham in 2010, and her PGCE with QTS (Qualified Teacher Status), with a subject specialism of Computer Science from Edge Hill University in 2014. This is her eighth year teaching ICT, Computer Science and Business, and I has thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it. For the past three years Lucy has gained the experience of teaching in Abu Dhabi and Ras Al Khaimah, UAE where she led the ICT department implementing Computer Science and introducing the students to the wonderful world of ‘Coding’.

 

Brandon_Dewes

Brandon Dewes - Head of Faculty

Bachelor of Education (P.E), University of Canterbury

Graduate Diploma of Teaching and Learning (Secondary), Christchurch College of Education

Brandon is originally from New Zealand. He has taught for 10 years in Auckland, most recently at Mount Albert Grammar School where he was also a House Master in the boarding school alongside his day time teaching job. Whilst Physical Education has been Brandon’s main subject area, he has also taught Health, Geography and Social Science. Brandon has moved to Vietnam with his wife Neysia. He is a big rugby fan. Brandon’s other interests include coaching various sports, travel and reading.

 

Matthew Washer

Matthew Washer - Director of Sport

Bachelor of sport and leisure studies (Waikato University)

Graduate diploma of teaching and learning - health and physical education (University of Canterbury)

He started his career as a health, physical education and outdoor education teacher at a secondary school in Christchurch, New Zealand. More recently, He worked at an international school in Osaka, Japan as an elementary P.E specialist and activities coordinator. He likes to practice what He preaches and enjoys staying healthy through regular swimming for exercise. He has played many sports over the years but particularly love racquet sports - tennis and badminton. His biggest passion though is snowboarding and he is unashamedly a powder junkie!

 

FRANCESCO FELIPE LIONGSON ZULUETA

FRANCESCO ZULUETA - Primary & Secondary PE Teacher

Rachael White

Rachael White - Primary PE Teacher

Bachelor of Human Movement, University of Tasmania, Tasmania, Australia

Graduate Diploma in Primary Education, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia

Swimming Teacher

Rachael has 20 years teaching experience in both primary and secondary schools. She has taught in the UK, Zimbabwe, Australia and Indonesia. Rachael has previously held Head of Department and Sports Director roles in other schools, and was also the AIS Waterbabies Swimming Teacher. She is now focusing on developing our student’s leadership skills through the House Co-ordinator role at the Thao Dien campus. Rachael is passionate about engaging children in physical activity and improving their well-being. She believes if teaching is fun and creative then learning will occur. To keep healthy, Rachael enjoys pilates, swimming, reading and spending time with her husband and four year old son.

 

karla

Karla Francisco - Primary PE Teacher

Bachelor of Science Major in Biology - University of Sto. Tomas, Philippines

Karla has been with AIS for 2 years teaching swimming from Kindergarten to Primary students in all campuses. Before joining AIS, Karla has been teaching swimming and coaching competitive swimmers in the Philippines. She was a competitive swimmer since 9-years old. She had represented some national competitions in the Philippines. Since then, she wants to share her knowledge, experiences and teach younger kids to learn how to swim and try to become a competitive swimmer some day because for her swimming is a life skill.