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Who's who


Ms Julie | Headteacher

I am very proud to be headteacher of Hua Hin International School. I was previously headteacher of a school in the UK, which was recognised by the Minister of Education for the high standards achieved by the children. Prior to that, I was Head of St Andrews International School, Sukhumvit 107, Bangkok,which at the time was only the third school in Thailand to gain a silver accreditation from CfBT. For several years before coming to Thailand, I enjoyed working as a Principal Lecturer at a University for teacher training.

My qualifications include: Masters in Education, BA (Hons), PGCE, QTS and the UK qualification for headteachers, NPQH. My teaching career has been across all age groups; I have taught 2 year olds, all ages at the Primary stage, English to secondary students and taught trainee teachers too.

My personal interests are centred around sport and being in the outdoors so obviously, Hua Hin is just a perfect place for me!

You can contact me at: juliew@huahinschool.com

Ms Gade | Thai Director

I am delighted to be a part of HHIS team. I graduated from Burapha university with a Bachelor degree in Education with Thai major. I have almost 20 years teaching experience in Thai and International schools.
These experiences have been important in the development of my teaching and leadership skills. One of the roles I particularly enjoy is promoting close relationships with parents.

gade.c@huahinschool.com

Mr Lewis | Phase Leader for KS3/4

I am delighted to be leading the KS3 and KS4 phases at Hua Hin International School. I qualified from the University of Southampton with a Business Degree and a PGCE in IT. In 2015, I also achieved my Masters qualification for the innovative use of Digital Technologies. My passion for learning and teaching however, extends well beyond balance sheets and circuit boards!
I look forward to another year working, running and achieving great things together.

lewis.c@huahinschool.com

Ms Jess | Phase Leader for KS1

I have been involved with the exciting journey of HHIS right from the very beginning and I love being part of it all. I am now leader of KS1 and this is giving more opportunity to play a part in the continued growth of the school. I then studied and I qualified with a BA (Honours) in primary Education and began my teaching career in Bristol. Before arriving in Hua Hin I was teaching in a challenging inner city School. I have also worked in Forest schools. I look forward to another exciting year ahead.

jess.s@huahinschool.com

Mr Jake | Phase Leader for KS2

I have a degree in Education Studies including PGCE with experience in nursery, primary and secondary schools. Before arriving in Hua Hin I was teaching in a UK primary school. It has been a thrill to be part of the Senior Management Team at HHIS and work with such a great team of teachers.

HHIS is such a wonderful environment for teachers and children to achieve their maximum potential.

jake.m@huahinschool.com

Ms Lucy | Phase Leader for Early Year

With a BA (Hons) in Performing Arts already behind me, my experience in education began whilst working with children and young people in various Special Education facilities throughout the UK. After four years, I returned to University to complete my PGCE in Early Years. This enabled me to combine my love of the Arts and education, it has given me an excellent basis for teaching young children.

I am so excited to be taking on the role of Early Years Phase Leader at HHIS and continuing my career within an environment that truly encapsulates my ideal for teaching and learning.

lucy.g@huahinschool.com

 

Secondary and Primary Teachers

 

Mr Alasdair | Science Teacher, Head of Science

I have taught the National Curriculum for fifteen years across a range of subjects. My qualifications include: Master of Education, PGCE and BSc (Hons) in Maths and Science.

At HHIS, I work to use the diversity of the Hua Hin area as an outdoor classroom to bring learning to life with the best opportunities for the students to engage with the Key Values of the school.

alasdair.m@huahinschool.com

Mr Jeremy | Science and English Teacher

This is now my twelfth year of teaching in Thailand, having taught many subjects to 5 year olds through to 16 year olds as well as being Principal of an international school in Bangkok. My qualifications include: MA Education, PGCE and BSc in Biological Science.
I have thoroughly enjoyed being part of this successful and vibrant school and look forward to helping shape the education provided in what is an excellent opportunity for the children and families of Hua Hin.

jeremy.s@huahinschool.com

Ms Faye | Year 10 form Tutor, Art Teacher

I am a Visual Arts teacher with more than 18 years of teaching in the KS3/4 classroom, as well as 4 years experience at KS5. I am a BA Fine Arts graduate from the University of Plymouth,UK and have a Post graduate Certificate in secondary Art education.
My education practice pioneers the use of values based, experiential learning and growth mind set techniques whilst in Art, my expertise includes drawing, painting, photography and mixed-media conceptual work.
Outside the classroom, I love triathlon training, optimum health and well-being and exploring nature through Art.

faye.b@huahinschool.com

Ms Deven | Year 9 form Tutor, Head of English

I am very excited to be the Head of Hua Hin International School English Department. Throughout my own education, I was passionate about English and playing sports, particularly netball. I began teaching in Thailand, as a foreign language teacher, when I graduated from University in 2013. I worked there for a year before returning to England, where I have worked in Kent for the past three years. I absolutely love the fact that my job allows me to share my passion for English literature and language with my students and enjoy seeing the way it can broaden their understanding of the ever-changing world that we live in.

deven.s@huahinschool.com

Mr Fabian | Year 8 form Tutor, Head of Mathematics

I am extremely excited to be part of HHIS and to be the Head of mathematics. I was previously Head of Maths at a school in the UK and have worked in that position since 2012 at two other London schools prior to this. My qualifications include: MA in Philosophy of Education, BSc and PGCE.
Professionally, I truly enjoy teaching as well as my specialist subject of Maths. Personally, I value an active and happy life with my family at the forefront.

fabian.l@huahinschool.com

Mr David | Year 7 form Tutor, English and Humanities Teacher

I graduated from the University of Warwick with a history degree in 2008 and completed my teaching qualifications with Nottingham University. I have been teaching in Thailand for seven years and have been fortunate enough to work with students aged 4-18 across a diverse range of subjects. I am very happy to be bringing alive the subjects of History and English to our secondary students.

It has been thrilling to see HHIS l and everyone within it grow over the past 3 years. I am excited to be a part of that development going forward.

david.c@huahinschool.com

Ms Kaleigh | Year 6 Class Teacher

I graduated from Edge Hill University with BA First Class Honours in Primary and Secondary Education, with QTS. I have been working with children from Key Stage 1 up to Key Stage 4, including teaching GCSE Languages, for seven years. My teaching experience has predominantly taken place in Key Stage 2 across the UK and British Isles.

More recently, I have been teaching the British Primary Curriculum to classes in which the children are a mixture of native English speakers and children who speak English as an additional language in Malaga, Spain. My passion is creating opportunities for children to learn in exciting ways which encourage them to develop their curriculum knowledge and personal skills. I am delighted, and honoured, to be part of the Hua Hin International School.

kaleigh.m@huahinschool.com

Mr Paul | Year 5 Class Teacher

I completed my teaching degree at Edge Hill University in the North West of England in 2003. I then taught in a primary school in Liverpool before moving to Spain, where I worked in an international school for 10 years.

I am very excited to be part of HHIS with its child-oriented ethos and particularly enjoy the warm and vibrant atmosphere of the school.

paul.m@huahinschool.com

Mr Matt | Year 5 Class Teacher

I trained and taught in schools in and around Exeter in the UK and have thoroughly enjoyed these experiences. I have a strong knowledge and understanding of the current UK primary curriculum. My leadership role in the development of IT within HHIS enables me to make a further impact on the development of the school. Asides from work, I am a keen sportsman and enjoy long-distance running and have competed in both marathons and half-marathons. I also have a keen interest in music and current affairs and like to bring these interests of mine into the classroom to inspire the children.

matt.v@huahinschool.com

Ms Laura | Year 4 Class Teacher

I graduated from The University of Warwick with a BA (QTS) Science degree, in 2005. Since then, I have taught in a number of schools across the world including the Dominican Republic and most recently, Sri Lanka. I am a passionate, energetic teacher, who thrives in the classroom. I very much enjoy providing interactive, lively and engaging lessons, where the children not only learn, but also have a lot of fun!
I am thrilled to be part of Hua Hin International School, as I feel I can make a positive contribution to such a forward thinking, child-centered school, as it continues to grow and develop.

laura.c@huahinschool.com

Mr Sam | Year 4 Class Teacher

Previous to arriving at HHIs I was teaching in a Primary School in South Cumbria, UK. I am passionate about the outdoors and make sure that our learning in the classroom extends beyond the class room walls. Being part of the Duke of Edinburgh Award team is an important role for me at HHIS.
I want the children I teach to be as enthusiastic about learning as I am about teaching and try to run lessons where children are at the centre of the session and getting as involved and hands on as possible.

sam.b@huahinschool.com

Ms Katie | Year 3 Class Teacher

After I graduated with a BA(Hons) in Printed Textiles from De Montfort University in 2011, I have taught English in Thailand (Sakon Nahkon), China (Guangzhou) and Italy (Catania).
I moved back to England to study for my PGCE at the University of Exeter. I have taught in a school in Torquay for the past three years and I am very excited to travel back to Thailand now and be part of HHIS.

katie.p@huahinschool.com

Mrs Hannah | Year 2 Class Teacher

After gaining my BA (Hons) in Primary Education with QTS I worked for 4 years in the North of England before moving to Spain for 9 years. There I gained a lot of experience working with children with EAL in a range of different Year groups.

I am delighted to be a part of this growing school and enjoy spending my spare time with my family in and around Hua Hin.

hannah.m@huahinschool.com

Ms Becca | Year 1 Class Teacher

I graduated from Canterbury Christ Church University in 2014 with a BA (Hons) in Primary Education with QTS and worked as a Key Stage 1 teacher in Oxfordshire. My years prior to my arrival enabled me to gain a wealth of experience working with children of all abilities and from a wide variety of backgrounds. I am passionate about giving every child the opportunity to thrive and succeed at school. I particularly enjoy teaching literacy and art, where children have a greater opportunity to express their individuality.

I am delighted to be part of Hua Hin International School at such an exciting time.

rebecca.s@huahinschool.com

 

Early Years Teachers

Ms Sarah | Early Year 3 Class Teacher

I completed my Primary PGCE in London after undertaking a BA(hons) in History and Philosophy of Art. Since then I have taught in primary schools in Hertfordshire and Essex. I have a love for art and bring creative aspects into the classroom, across the curriculum, to inspire imaginative children. Children in EY3 love our drama and performances.

It is wonderful to be part of HHIS, which I believe to be a nurturing and inspirational place for children to learn and grow. I am throughly enjoyng sharing in the journey of this growing school and being part of this special community.

sarah.s@huahinschool.com

 

Specialist Teachers

 

Mr Aaron | PE Teacher, Head of Physical Education

I am really excited to be Head of Physical Education at HHIS and share my passion for sport. I graduated from Marjon University (Plymouth, UK) with a degree in Sports Development in 2009.

I gained a PGCE in Secondary PE at the University of Southampton in 2014. Since then I spent three years at a school in the U.K. teaching PE. I thoroughly enjoy teaching and working with young people on a daily basis. I believe sport is a fantastic tool for students to gain key skills, such as teamwork, communication, leadership and confidence. It also allows people to experience achievement and enjoyment.

aaron.m@huahinschool.com

Ms Pla | PE and Swimming Teacher

I love adventure. I have taken part in a range of adventure sports around Thailand and Southeast Asia, which include rock climbing, canyoneering, snorkeling and mountain biking.

I love spending time with my daughter, listening to music and exploring new places. I enjoy learning new skills and challenging myself, for example when I ran the north face 100km and had to learn how to run trail in the dark. I will continue to learn new skills in Hua Hin, and enjoy lots of water sports!

pla.i@huahinschool.com

Ms Jess P | EAL Teacher

I am so excited to have the role of EAL teacher at HHIS and share my passion for English. I have been teaching Early Years at a local Hua Hin school for the past 12 months, supporting many students with EAL. I am looking forward to working with students from a range of year groups and inspiring them to really develop their English skills.

I graduated from Cardiff University with a BA in Journalism in 2009 and am also certified to Teach English as a Foreign Language. I love living in Hua Hin and enjoy nothing more than getting into a good book!

jessica.p@huahinschool.com

Mr Tom | EAL Teacher

I graduated from the University of Reading in 2009 with a BSc (Hons) in Psychology. Afterwards, I joined the police for five years working initially as a call handler, a voluntary police officer and then an acting supervisor.
I am a fluent Welsh/English speaker and have always had a passion for languages. In June 2015, I graduated with a certificate for teaching English language from Trinity college in Bristol. There I learnt the importance of not only speaking good standard English, but also the importance of making the words and sentences sound natural when spoken to a native speaker. I enjoy developing these skills with the students of HHIS.

tom.w@huahinschool.com

Kru Aom | Thai Teacher

I am delighted to be a part of the team at Hua Hin International School. I graduated from Suan Dusit University with teacher’s Bachelor degree of Education in 2003 and have now more than ten years of experience working in education in several international schools in Bangkok. I taught Thai language to both native Thai speakers as well as foreign children in British School of Bangkok for seven years. After that, I was a part of the teaching team at St.Andrews International School Sathorn, working alongside both Thai and international staff, who used a wide variety of engaging and effective teaching and learning techniques.

I believe that learning should be fun, creative and inspiring. This in motivates students to share their learning with others and use their new knowledge in their daily life.

aom.b@huahinschool.com

Kru Gluay | Thai Teacher

My name is Gluay and I am the Thai teacher at HHIS. My academic background consists of a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English from Kasetsart University and a Master of Arts Degree in Second Language Teaching from Birkbeck University in London.
I have over ten years experience in teaching Thai and English and have taught the Thai language in a language school in London for over four years. I returned back to Thailand and worked as a Thai teacher at St. Andrews Sukhumvit International School before joining HHIS. My teaching style is varied and I like to make my lessons fun for the students. I really enjoy seeing the students’ progress. I will ensure that my students improve their Thai while having fun everyday!

gluay.p@huahinschool.com

Ms Bonnie | Mandarin Teacher

I am Bonnie from Taiwan. I graduated with a BA degree in Chinese literature. I have eight years teaching experience in Taiwan and have taught Mandarin for two years in Hua Hin.

I believe that students learn the best when it’s fun for them to do so! Therefore, I apply various activities to enhance students’ speaking and listening proficiency, as well as to enrich and engage students in learning through songs, games, art activities, worksheets, storytelling, and one on one speaking practices.

bonnie.c@huahinschool.com

Ms Hong | Mandarin Teacher

I graduated from Yunnan Normal University in China and gained my teacher qualification
certificate in 2010. I have been a Mandarin teacher for over seven years teaching students from Nursery to Secondary levels. In Thailand, I have taught Mandarin in International schools and Chinese programs for five years. I have also taught Chinese dual immersion program at an elementary school in the United States for two years.

I like learning new things, reading and shopping in my spare time. I also enjoy cooking very much.

hong.q@huahinschool.com

Mrs Emma | Learning Support Assistant Teacher

My name is Emma King, I am from the United Kingdom and have been living in Guangzhou, China for the past three years with my husband and two children. I have been working at the Utahloy International school as an Intern, EAL (English as an additional language) teacher and supply teacher with a focus on children aged 2 to 8. I have been teaching children who have needed additional support. I have recently completed a Post-graduate Diploma in teaching.

I am very much looking forward to new opportunities and challenges at Hua Hin International School.

emma.k@huahinschool.com

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