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Who's who









Julie Way | Headteacher

I am thrilled to become the 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 and the UK qualification for headteachers, NPQH.

My teaching career has been across all age groups and 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!


Kate | Thai Director

I am delighted to be a part of HHIS team. I graduated from Burapha university with a Bachelor degree of Education in Major Thai.
I have almost 20 years teaching experience in a Thai school and International schools. For International school background.

Those experience has inspired and made me more confident, leading me to become a teacher who understands the context of International schools. 


Ms. Jess | Phase Leader for KS1 and Early Years
Year 2 class teacher

I started my experience in education as a reading support assistant in a Forest school in Devon. 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 Year 6 in a challenging inner city School.

It has been great to be involved in such an exciting journey here. HHIS is an encouraging, lively and creative school which I love being part of.


Jake Miles | Phase Leader for KS2
Year 3 class teacher

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.

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


Mr. Lewis | Secondary Phase Leader

I am delighted to join Hua Hin International School as Leader of Secondary Phase. 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 am also truly motivated by getting people involved in sport and taking on new opportunities. I am a dedicated marathon runner and charity fundraiser and I look forward to inspiring others.



Specialist Teachers


Mr. Aaron | PE Teacher

I am really excited to begin my new role 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 have 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.


Dawn Shepherd | Music Teacher

After gaining a BA (Hons) and PGCE in Music teaching at Bath University in the UK, I worked to create my own music workshops and also developed my interest in ’Food for Health’ I have been working at an Academy in Bristol developing music skills as well as using music to support learning across the curriculum. Teaching music and releasing children’s musical creativity is very fulfilling. I am very much looking forward to taking on this role at HHIS. Dawn can be contacted at dawn.s@huahinschool.com

Tom Walters  | English Language support

I’m so excited about the prospect of starting my new career at Hua Hin International school and my new life in Thailand.

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(s).

In my spare time I enjoy playing and watching rugby and football. I also love eating good and plentiful food, playing guitar, weightlifting and running.

Bonnie | Mandarin Teacher

I am Bonnie from Taiwan. I graduated from Chung Hsing University with a BA degree in Chinese literature. I also gained a teaching certificate from the Ministry of Education in Taiwan. I have eight years teaching experience in Taiwan and have taught Mandarin for about a year 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.

The target language will be used for the majority of time in class. I will use many gestures and facial expressions to help students make connections and understand the learning content better.

I love teaching! I love the radiant and innocent smiles on children’s faces. It makes me have a sense of accomplishment and happiness. I am so glad and excited to get to know your child and start this Mandarin learning journey with him/her together! Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

Bonnie can be contacted at bonnie.c@huahinschool.com

Ms. Yanhong | 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.

I love Hua Hin. I am so excited to be a part of Hua Hin International School!


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!

Aom | Thai Teacher

I am delighted to be a part of expert 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 have 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 teaching team at St.Andrews International School Sathorn, working closely alongside teachers 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 turn motivates them to share their learning with others and use their new knowledge in their daily life.


Secondary and Primary Teachers


David Coulson | Year 7 form Tutor

I graduated from the University of Warwick with a history degree in 2008. After a sixth-month position teaching business I.T. for a company merger in England, I left the UK for Asia. I have been teaching in Thailand for six years and also worked translating Thai doctoral theses for publication in English. I am married and have a young daughter so much of my free time is now spent reading story books, singing nursery rhymes and playing hide-and-seek. I am a keen sportsman and have represented teams at many levels in cricket, football, hockey, rugby union and snooker. I also love cooking (and then eating!) good food, learning new languages and travelling. I am really excited about working at Hua Hin International School. The conditions are perfect for creating a stimulating learning environment guided by the eight key HHIS values. I look forward to meeting all the new students, staff and parents and ‘getting education right’ together. David can be contacted at david.c@huahinschool.com

Alasdair McLeod | Year 8 form Tutor

I have taught the National Curriculum for fifteen years across a range of subjects including Science, Mathematics and ICT at Key Stage 3 and 4 and Physics at IB Diploma level. I have therefore gained extensive teaching experience in the IGCSE and IB courses that HHIS will soon be offering. My qualifications include: Master of Education, PGCE and BSc (Hons) in Maths and Science. I am wholly committed to the ambitious extra-curricular programme that HHIS will establish. At two previous schools, I set up and ran the Duke of Edinburgh (International) Award. I have also worked in Outdoor Education; leading Geography and Biology field trips in the UK. At HHIS, I will be working 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. When not working, I enjoy photography, videography, hiking and sailing. Alasdair can be contacted at alasdair.m@huahinschool.com

Jeremy Stokes | Year 9 form Tutor

After qualifying and teaching in the UK I have lived and worked in Thailand for ten years, the last four as Principal of a growing and successful international school in Bangkok. My qualifications include: MA Education, PGCE and BSc (Hons) in Biological Science. I am currently further developing my expertise in Special Educational Needs by working to gain the UK National Award for SEN coordination. I look forward to the challenges faced by joining a school in its infancy and helping shape the education provided in what promises to be an excellent opportunity for the children and families of Hua Hin. I will be joining Hua Hin International School along with my children who are really excited by the prospect of the improved quality of life that living in Hua Hin offers. Jeremy can be contacted at jeremy.s@huahinschool.com

Paul Manning-Fox | Year 6 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 about joining HHIS with its child-oriented ethos and am already enjoying the warm and vibrant atmosphere of the school.
Paul can be contacted at paul.m@huahinschool.com

Hannah Manning-Fox | Year 3 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 become a part of this growing school and taking on the new challenge of living and working in Thailand with my family.


Laura Chalk | 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 joining 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.

Sam Barker | Year 5 Class Teacher

For the last three years, I have been working in a mixed Year 5 and 6 class located in the Furness Peninsula, South Cumbria. Although this has occasionally been challenging I believe that it has made me a stronger teacher and has helped me to realise the type of teacher I want to be, which is why I am incredibly excited to be joining the staff 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.
I look forward to meeting you all soon.


Rebecca Saunders | Year 1 Class Teacher

I graduated from Canterbury Christ Church University in 2014 with a BA (Hons) in Primary Education with QTS and have been working as a Key Stage 1 teacher in Oxfordshire ever since. Over the past 3 years I have gained a wealth of experience working with children of all abilities and from a wide variety of backgrounds and 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 joining Hua Hin International School at such an exciting time and I look forward to getting to know everyone in the school community.



Early Years Teachers


Morna Watson | EY1 Teacher

Born in New Zealand then brought up and educated in England, I have been an early years specialist for over thirteen years and have taught in early childhood settings with two to five year­old children from a wide range of nationalities, backgrounds and cultures. I hold a Bachelor of Education degree from Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand and have been teaching internationally for over eight years. I have been based in Thailand for the last four years at an IB world school in Bangkok and I am passionate about the Early Years; I pride myself on providing quality inquiry and play based learning. I view each child as a strong, competent and capable individual who is each unique and special with their own learning styles and patterns of development. I look forward to meeting and working in partnership with you to provide the very best care and education for your child. I am delighted to be joining Hua Hin International School as I am particularly drawn to the like-minded community spirit and commitment to optimal learning for every student. Morna can be contacted at morna.w@huahinschool.com

Lucy Grieg | EY2 Teacher

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 and knowing that I could combine my love of the Arts and education, gave me an excellent basis for teaching young children.

I am so excited to now be joining HHIS and continuing my career within an environment that truly encapsulates my ideal for teaching and learning


Sarah Strange | EY3 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, expect to see a lot of drama and performance in my class!

It is wonderful to be joining HHIS, which I believe to be a nurturing and inspirational place for children to learn and grow. I can’t wait to share in the journey of this growing school and join this special community.



Learning Support Teacher


Jarde Cahilig

Mr Jarde has a Master of Public Administration, a Bachelor of Education and a Bachelor of Arts in Philisophy. He also has many qualifications and experience with a range of special needs including Autism, Sensory Processing, Social, Emotional and Behavioural difficulties.

Mr Jarde has supported children with learning difficulties in international schools in Bangkok. Such is his reputation and expertise that Mr Jarde has acted as advisor to schools in the city of Bangkok regarding children with special needs.

Mr Jarde is very excited to be taking up his post at Hua Hin International School.


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