Meet the Teachers

Ms Beccy

Ms Beccy

Headteacher

My journey in education started in the East End of London many years ago, and I was tempted into International education by a post at the International School of the Seychelles in 1998. I have never looked back, and have subsequently worked in schools in Malaysia, Indonesia, Hong Kong, and currently, in Bangkok.

I have several years of international school leadership, including the Headship of Schools in Bali, Indonesia, and Hong Kong. I have worked with the English National Curriculum, Cambridge IGCSE and A Levels and all four IB Programmes – including, of course, the IB Diploma.

My Early Years roots of child-centred education has extended to my belief that successful learning in all age groups, from Early Years to Year 13, is student centred. Teacher-led, but student centred, which is the philosophy of education that we live and breathe here at HHIS.

 

Khun Gade

Khun Gade

Thai Director

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.

Mr Lewis

Mr Lewis

Head of Secondary

I am proud to say that our students are the strength of HHIS. I thoroughly enjoy my role as Head of Secondary working with all students in Year 7 – Year 13, helping to shape future opportunities for all our learners and families. I qualified from the University of Southampton with a Business and IT Degree and then completed my Masters in Education with Portsmouth University. I have enjoyed a wide range of experiences and highlights, but I can certainly say the achievements we have enjoyed as a team at HHIS have been my proudest. Our school continues to grow and I look forward to guiding and celebrating our students’ future successes both in the classroom and beyond. The pathway at HHIS is very exciting!

Mr David

Mr David

IB Coordinator 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 since 2010 and have been fortunate enough to work with students aged 4-18 across a diverse range of subjects at HHIS. I am excited to continue sharing my passion for History with our IGCSE and IB students, as well as the core IB subjects ‘Theory of Knowledge’ and ‘Creativity, Activity, Service’.
Having taught many of our eldest students since they first joined the school, it fills me with immense pride to oversee the final leg of their journey with HHIS as IB Coordinator..

Mr Joe

Mr Joe

Head of Key Stage Two and Y5 Class Teacher

I graduated from The University of Brighton in 2016 with a BA Education Studies degree (Honours), and then completed the PGCE in primary education. After the 6 years of teaching that followed, I joined HHIS: drawn in by its child-centred approach, welcoming staff and – of course – the beauty of Hua Hin. Beyond school, my ideal day would begin with gruelling exercise, followed by reading a good book in the sun with some delicious Thai food. I’d then explore a new place not previously visited, and finish off the day with a video call to my family & friends back in England.

 

Mrs Rachel

Mrs Rachel

Head of Early Years and Key Stage One

As Early Years and Key Stage One phase leader, I am passionate about helping children to become independent, creative and inquisitive learners. My career in education began in child development, working with 0-5 year olds and progressed to qualifying with QTS in Primary Education and Art from Edge Hill University. I taught in the North-West of England in Early Years and KS1, and then my interest in travel and culture brought me to Thailand where I led the Early Years at an International School in Bangkok before joining HHIS in 2019. I feel privileged to be part of the inspiring HHIS community of staff, children and parents.

 

Mrs Ali

Mrs Ali

Key Stage Four Phase Leader and Business Studies Teacher

I have been a qualified teacher since 2008 and hold a PGCE and BA Hons. Degree in Business. I have lived in Thailand and worked in international schools in Bangkok since 2012 having previously taught in a large sixth form college in the south of England. I enjoy outdoor pursuits such as hiking, rock climbing and kayaking and have shared this passion for the wilderness with students through the International Award’s ‘Adventurous Journey’. I also enjoy rugby and hope to support a Touch Rugby team here at HHIS.
I am an enthusiastic teacher who is passionate about supporting young people in their learning journey but also in their development as young, confident adults.

Secondary Teachers

Mr Chris

Mr Chris

Year 13 Form Tutor Business Studies and Humanities Teacher

I have a real passion Humanities and Business and really enjoy sharing this with the inspirational students at HHIS. I graduated from Hertfordshire University in 2013 with a MSc in Environmental Management after previously undertaking a BSc (Hons) in Geography at Loughborough. After graduating from my master’s programme, I spent time working in higher education institutions both in the UK and abroad. In 2017 I decided to follow my passion for teaching. I completed my teaching qualifications with Sunderland University and have thoroughly enjoyed every moment of teaching since. I look forward to continuing this journey being a part of the continued successes of the students at Hua Hin International school.

 

Mrs Emma

Mrs Emma

Year 12 Form Tutor and Art Teacher

My journey to Thailand began in rural Sweden, where I was brought up and acquired my love of art and nature. From Sweden I moved to London to study, completing both a degree in Fine Art and a PGCE in Art and Design. Since then I have taught in London, Shanghai and Hong Kong – three amazing cities with very diverse and rich cultures. 

I’m looking forward to sharing my years of experience and knowledge of art with the students at HHIS. I believe that art is not only about acquiring new skills and processes, but also encourages creativity, critical thinking and an understanding and empathy for other people, cultures and beliefs. 

In my spare time I continue my own art practice. I also love being outdoors, especially hiking, free-diving and yoga.

Mr Richard

Mr Richard

Year 11 Form Tutor and Head of Mathematics

I previously taught in an International School in Bangkok and also taught for a number of years in the UK, taking on responsibility as Head of Maths.   I, myself was inspired at school by my maths teacher, Mr Wilson.  He  nurtured my love of Mathematics and now I seek to emulate this and inspire the students of  HHIS.
I understand Maths is not everyone’s favourite subject but I like to find innovative ways to teach my lessons in a fun enjoyable way, hoping to inspire others as I was inspired before.  

 

Ms Neina

Ms Neina

Year 11 Form Tutor and Music Teacher

I graduated from Hull University with a BMus (Bachelor of Music) in 2006 and immediately went on to complete my PGCE at The University of Reading in 2007.  Since then I have taught in the UK, Malaysia, Jordan and Vietnam.  I am excited to move to HHIS and am really looking forward to meeting my new students and being part of the HHIS community.  

I am passionate about Music, particularly singing,  and believe it to be vital for a well rounded education. 

Mr Eduardo

Mr Eduardo

Year 10 Form Tutor and Mathematics Teacher

I previously taught mathematics at a Secondary School in the UK. I am half Brazilian, half German. Eating Apfelstrudel while dancing samba? Certainly! I like to think that I merge the easy-going of a Brazilian with the efficiency of a German. Having a degree in Mechatronics Engineering and a PGCE in Secondary Mathematics from the UK, I am delighted to continue having fun teaching Maths at HHIS. In my free time I enjoy making music, doing carpentry, origami, and playing football and spikeball.

 

Ms Natalie

Ms Natalie

Year 10 Form Tutor and Mathematics Teacher

I graduated from the University of Leicester, England in 2016 with a Law LLB which included a year studying at the University of Windsor, Canada. However, mathematics was my real academic love and in 2018 I completed my PGCE in Secondary Mathematics at University of Exeter, England. From 2018 to 2023 I taught mathematics in two high performing English secondary schools before continuing my teaching journey at HHIS. I seek to inspire students and enable them to develop both their knowledge and understanding of mathematics and their passion for learning! Beyond mathematics, I have a love for Theatre, Formula 1 and Travel.

Mr Juan David

Mr Juan David

Year 9 Form Tutor and Spanish Teacher

I graduated from the University of La Laguna in Tenerife, the Canary Islands. I have a degree in Primary Education and also as a Specialist Teacher in Physical Education. Since finishing my studies I went to England as a Spanish teacher and two years later I became the Head of Spanish. During this time we have tripled the number of students doing Spanish for GCSE. I am a motivated teacher who is passionate about teaching, students from other countries, the Spanish language and culture and I am very proud to be part of HHIS. Alongside academia, I am passionate about learning new languages and cultures and I am a person that enjoys exploring new places. I would also say that I really enjoy sports, specially football and padel.

Mr Tom

Mr Tom

Year 9 Form Tutor and English Teacher

Despite teaching across E.Asia for 12 years, this will be my first time in Thailand. I completed my BA in Politics & Asia-Pacific Studies at the University of Leeds in 2009 and moved to South Korea in 2011 to  teach  ESL in public schools. I fell in love with teaching, leading me to pursue a PGCE and a Masters of Education. I spent a few years lecturing in English Education at Kangwon National University but realised my passion ultimately lay in High School teaching, which I’ve been doing since 2019 and this is where I see my future. In my free time I like cycling and film photography, and finding excuses for long trips to combine the two!

Mr Jamie

Mr Jamie

Year 8 Form Tutor and Head of English

I graduated from the University of Winchester with a combined honours in English Literature and Drama, then completed my PGCE at the University of Portsmouth. I am excited to share my passion for English Literature and Language to a range of studies from different cultural backgrounds. 

In my opinion, teaching goes beyond the books and desks inside a classroom. I encourage my students to push past their comfort zones and challenge them to explore their perception of texts through a range of Drama techniques. 

Outside of the classroom, I am a huge sports fan – with a particular passion for rugby. I look forward to getting fully involved at HHIS.  

Ms Barbara

Ms Barbara

Year 8 Form Tutor and English Teacher

I’ve been working with young people in outdoor education since my early 20s – from ambassador programmes to the Duke of Edinburgh award at my local centre in Portsmouth. Once I completed my MA in education, I then became qualified in the PGCE English secondary, and have since been able to apply the outdoor experiences to conceptual based learning in the classroom. I particularly love to teach the English subject underpinned with philosophy and critical thinking – especially in a plethoric age of information. Outside of the classroom, I am into my fitness, reading, and the general outdoors!

Mr Martin

Mr Martin

Year 7 Form Tutor and PE Teacher

My journey has taken me from sleepy Devon in England to beautiful Thailand where I began teaching in Rayong, and have hopped coasts to wonderful Hua Hin with my two children Harry and Marla. I have a BA Hons in Sport Psychology and iPGCE from the University of East London. Whether playing or watching, my spare time usually revolves around sport. I play as goalkeeper in football and I enjoy playing basketball whenever I can. I love to share my own passion for sport with students and help them discover all the exciting opportunities it can lead to. Being a part of the growth of sport here at HHIS has been incredibly fulfilling and I look forward to providing even more chances for students to enjoy playing and competing.

 

Ms Sarah

Ms Sarah

Year 7 Form Tutor and Art Teacher

It has been a pleasure to watch HHIS grow since joining in 2017 and also grow myself as an educator! As Art Specialist, I have lead and taught art across the whole school, developing the art department to flourish into an exciting, creative space for children to explore their artistic side. I studied BA (Hons) Art History/Art Philosophy before getting my PGCE in London. Outside of the classroom, I work on creative projects, primarily as an illustrator. Supporting wellbeing is central to my role, I have trained in art therapy, mental health foundation and am a 200hr certified yoga teacher. My classroom is a nurturing, expressive and fun space where young people can explore self awareness, develop their artistic skills and understand the place of art in society.

 

Ms Laura Jane

Ms Laura Jane

Head of Science

Science is a fantastic tool for discovering the world around us and our place in it. I love Investigation and Inquiry and am very excited about bringing my enthusiasm to HHIS. I began my higher education with a BSc Zoology from Bangor University and have endorsed lifelong learning with an MA in Education and an NPQSL. I started my career teaching in Stockport, UK before moving to Switzerland, where I learnt to ski and sail in the different seasons. Most recently I lived in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia. I enjoyed exploring the jungle and Scuba diving, progressing towards my Divemaster during lockdown. There is a calm beauty underwater which is both relaxing and an enjoyable way to spend a day.

Mr Alasdair

Mr Alasdair

Science Teacher

I have taught the National Curriculum of England for twenty years across a range of subjects. My qualifications include: Master of Education (Management), PGCE and BSc 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. This includes offering the opportunity for older students to participate in the Duke of Edinburgh International Award.

 

Ms Olivia

Ms Olivia

Science Teacher

I graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2019 with a degree in Biomedical Science, including a year working as an applications scientist in the chemical industry. During this time, I shared my passion for science through visiting schools as a STEM ambassador. Whilst teaching EAL at HHIS, I completed my teaching qualifications with the University of Derby and I am excited to begin my new role, where I can share the wonders of science, how it shapes our world and affects our lives every day. Alongside academia, I have always loved dance and music, performing the arts of ballet, tap, modern and jazz, and as well have gained my grade 8 cornet certification. I believe learning comes from a dynamic and innovative classroom environment and I look forward to inspiring our future scientists.

 

Mrs Lucy

Mrs Lucy

Science Teacher and Learning Support Coordinator

I started my teaching career in Thailand after finishing my Marine Biology degree at Aberystwyth University. I enjoyed the opportunity to teach English and Science from age 2 all the way up to age 18. I then returned to the UK to do a PGCE in secondary science. I taught all three sciences for 8 years in the UK at two fantastic secondary schools in Shrewsbury.  One aspect I have found particularly rewarding is helping to run the Eco club at school. We are very proud to have achieved the green flag award for Eco schools.  I love that my job allows me to share my passion for Science, I believe that hands on learning is the best approach and brings Science to life. My other passions are reading and running and bringing up my two wonderful children.

 

Mr Pritpal

Mr Pritpal

Computing/ICT Teacher

I graduated from Strathclyde University with a Masters in Production Management and Manufacturing Technologies. I taught computer science for over ten years in London and this is my first appointment at an international school.

My years of experience in industry and as a teacher have helped me to form a teaching philosophy that allows me to help my students succeed in the classroom and beyond. I strive to create a space for students to explore their own learning styles, then I am there to help them develop their interests and ideas.

I am married and have two beautiful children.In my spare time I play badminton and have played a little golf in the past.

Mr Rick

Mr Rick

Computing Teacher

I have a BSc (Hons) degree, PGCE (QTS) and extensive experience in teaching – the last five years as Head of Computing/ICT at a prominent International school in Bangkok and previous to that, as Director of ICT/Computing for 15 years in a school in Jersey, Channel Islands.  Prior to teaching, I was a professional Firefighter in South Yorkshire (UK) for fifteen years and a keen sports player and later, coach. I try my best to use past experiences to form communities within the classroom where students feel valued and connected, hopefully giving them fond memories to look back on as they get older. I enjoy riding British motorbikes, playing golf and getting off the beaten track looking for snakes. Hua Hin is the perfect place for me.

Mr Jeremy

Mr Jeremy

Humanities Teacher, CAS, TOK and ECA Coordinator

I have been teaching for 20 years, many of those in Thailand. I have taught a wide range of subjects throughout Primary and Secondary as well as previously 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 since it first opened its doors and I look forward to the further exciting developments that are ahead of us.

 

Ms Alicia

Ms Alicia

Head of Languages and Spanish Teacher

I was born in the south of Spain but I relocated to complete my Higher Education studies in London, UK. Once I completed my BA Hons in Education Studies, I continued studying a PGCE in Modern Foreign Languages, with Spanish and French languages. I am delighted to be leading our wonderful languages department and getting to inspire many students into speaking and loving foreign languages. I am also very passionate about the environment and ensuring we leave a greener world for our next generations, so I am very happy to be leading the Eco School team at HHIS too.

Ms Yun

Ms Yun

Mandarin Teacher

I have taught Mandarin and Chinese culture in British and international institutions, including the Vietnam National University Hanoi, the British School of Beijing China (Primary), Stockport Grammar School UK (Secondary) and the Manchester University Confucius Institute. I have enriched my study and practice with my BA in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language from Guangxi Normal University, China, and MA Educational Leadership from the University of Manchester, UK.I am thrilled by the opportunities presented to students by the diversity and inclusiveness at Hua Hin International School. 

Mr Mike

Mr Mike

Head of Physical Education

I am excited to be joining HHIS as a Teacher of Physical Education and Swimming. For the past 10 years I have been teaching Early Years through to Sixth Form at Shrewsbury International School, Bangkok. My role included Performance Leader of Football and for the past three years I have been Year Team Leader for Years 7, 8 and 9. In Addition to football I have a wide variety of sporting interests including tennis, cycling and golf. I have a keen interest in these both personally and as a teacher, supporting golf ECA in my current setting. I have a degree in Sports Studies from Edge Hill University and gained my teaching qualification after working in the Special Educational Needs department at a Senior School in the North West of England. I enjoy the outdoors and keeping active, and as a father of two young boys, I am enjoying exploring all that  Hua Hin has to offer for family adventures. 

 

Primary Teachers

Mr Rob

Mr Rob

Year 6 Class Teacher

I graduated from Sheffield Hallam University in 2016 with a BSc Psychology degree (Honours), and after completed a PGCE in primary education. Prior to joining HHIS, I taught in a school on the outskirts of Sheffield. During my time teaching in the UK I saw the value of developing a classroom environment and ethos where children can express their thoughts and ideas freely. Through this, I have seen children progress well in their learning and social development, enjoy their school experience and develop a ‘can do’ approach to new challenges. Outside of school, I enjoy engaging in outdoor pursuits and most sports.

Mr Tam

Mr Tam

Year 6 Class Teacher

I am an enthusiastic and passionate teacher with experience across international schools and private schools in the UK. Since completing my Post Graduate Certificate in Education at Southampton University in 2012, I have worked across all of Key Stage Two year groups and believe all children can achieve beyond their own expectations. Outside of school, I am a keen sportsman, including playing cricket, football and taking part in various middle, and long distance running events.

 

Mr Paul

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 proud to have been part of the growth and development of HHIS over the past few years and am looking forward to continuing that journey. I value the child-oriented ethos of HHIS and particularly enjoy the warm and vibrant atmosphere of the school.

 

Mrs Laura

Mrs 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 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 and love teaching here, as I feel I continue to make a positive contribution to such a forward thinking, child-centred school, as it continues to grow and develop.

 

Ms Danielle

Ms Danielle

Year 4 Class Teacher

I completed my Psychology degree at the University of Southampton and went on to gain my PGCE.  I have since taught in a variety of school settings in the UK and Malaysia.  I am an energetic, positive and passionate teacher. I enjoy encouraging children to really challenge themselves and realise that there is nothing out of their reach if they really want to  achieve it.   Outside of school, I love to travel,  keep fit with various sporting pursuits and also dabble with a bit of abstract painting in between. I am so thrilled to be joining the team at Hua Hin School.

 

Ms Dawn

Ms Dawn

Year 3 Class Teacher

I graduated from Marjon, Plymouth in 2009 with B. Ed. First Class Honours in Primary Education. After a year in Plymouth, teaching mature students with learning difficulties, I moved to Kent to teach at a small village school where I taught both key stages over a period of 10 years. As I have a passion for mathematics, I am enjoying being   the maths subject leader at HHIS. Outside of the classroom I will have a go at anything and have led a number of extra-curricular activities including gymnastics, volleyball, ICT and art club. I am thrilled to be part of the  HHIS team.

 

Ms Kaleigh

Ms Kaleigh

Year 3 Class Teacher and Learning Support Coordinator

I graduated from Edge Hill University with First Class Honours in Primary and Secondary Education (BA) with QTS. Since then, I have taught from Year 1 up to Year 11 in a variety of UK and International Settings. I feel incredibly lucky to have found a profession which I adore and brings so much joy into my life, and even more so to be rejoining HHIS as the Year 3 teacher. I have extensive experience supporting children in overcoming challenges to reach their full potential and I am beyond excited to return to HHIS as Learning Support. I also love sharing my passions with children to help them discover their own; I am an avid reader and I love to paint, skate, cook or try anything new. 

Mrs Shelley

Mrs Shelley

Year 2 Class Teacher

 I gained my post-graduate teaching qualifications in South Africa and have experience of teaching in British Curriculum International schools across the world, including Egypt, Bulgaria, Puerto Rico, Italy, Turkey, and recently Malaysia.

As a teacher, I am inspired by my hero: the mole. When asked what he thought was the biggest waste of time, Mole said, “comparing yourself with others.” I believe that learning is about being curious, embracing challenge, taking responsibility for your own growth and absolutely having fun.

Outside of the classroom, I am all about family and making sure every day has something good about it, no matter how small. I have 2 children in university in Holland.  We have a sailing boat that my husband sailed from Croatia and we enjoyed exploring the gorgeous areas around here both on land and at sea.

Mr Dan

Mr Dan

Year 2 Class Teacher

My teaching career began in Leeds, England in 2019 where I gained valuable experiences in KS1 around Yorkshire. I believe that all children are unique and the child-centred approach that HHIS takes to educating all learners in the school is invaluable. Before starting full-time teaching, I completed a Masters Degree in Mental Health for Children and Young people, which helped me gain important knowledge of mental health and gave me tools to help support children with their well-being. In my spare time I like to keep fit, go to the gym and play football. Since living in Hua Hin, I have thoroughly enjoyed exploring Hua Hin itself and surrounding areas.

Ms Yasmin

Ms Yasmin

Year 1 Class Teacher

My career in education began in 2016, when I gained a PGCE at Bangor University. I have taught in the beautiful, mountainous areas of North Wales UK ever since. As a teacher, I am always looking for innovative ways to spark the children’s curiosity and ignite their imagination. I have a background in Fine Art and Performing Arts, which I quite often bring into the classroom. The use of drama provides a fun and purposeful learning environment where the children are excited to learn and eager to ask questions. I believe that each child holds a unique magic within, and I am very excited about supporting the children of HHIS to uncover theirs.

 

Ms Sophie

Ms Sophie

Year 1 Class Teacher

I graduated from the University of Brighton in 2017 with a PGCE in Primary Education. Prior to joining HHIS, I had worked in both KS1 and KS2 in schools in Brighton, London and Qatar. I believe it is important to have an open, fun and active classroom. I think it is important to let children lead their own learning through questioning and exploration. Beyond the school gates, I love to stay active through yoga, running and swimming. I enjoy exploring new places and learning about different cultures whilst hunting for exciting, tasty food to try.   

 

Dr Lynn

Dr Lynn

Early Year 2 Class Teacher

I have over 30 years of experience teaching and working with children and young people in the UK, Jersey and Thailand. My most recent post was as the Lead Nursery Teacher at an International School in Bangkok.During my career I have worked with, and supported a broad range of age groups and abilities. These have included Pre-school and Primary aged children as well as Secondary and University students. This has given me an in-depth understanding and admiration of the art of learning, across different stages of development. That said, my particular passion has always been with the Early Years and I am an advocate for promoting children’s rights, which includes their right to play!I am also a great believer in the concept of lifelong learning which is evident in my own educational journey. I have a BA (Hons) in Early Childhood Studies, which was subsequently followed by an MA and then Doctorate in Early Childhood Education, with the University of Sheffield in 2017. My hobbies include swimming, travelling and exploring new places/cultures and food.  I also love  spending time with our two grown children (twin girls)

Ms Hilary

Ms Hilary

Early Year 3 Class Teacher

My passion for education and nurturing young minds has led me on an exciting journey. I have
a Bachelors in Education from Grand Canyon University, USA. and extensive experience working with Early Years students and the EYFS curriculum. I am dedicated to creating a supportive and stimulating learning environment where each child can flourish academically, socially, and emotionally. I believe in fostering curiosity, creativity, and a love for lifelong learning.

Outside the classroom, I enjoy spending my time with my family here in beautiful Hua Hin. I enjoy dedicating time to caring for our pets, which include a small dog and a horse.

 

Specialist Teachers

Ms Hannah

Ms Hannah

PSHE and Wellbeing Teacher

After gaining my BA (Hons) in Primary Education with QTS in 2003, I worked for a number of years in the north of England before moving to a large international school in Spain. I was then delighted to be given the opportunity to work at HHIS, where I have been for the last seven years. During this time, I have gained a lot of experience working with children from Early Years to Year 6, with a range of different backgrounds and life experiences.

This academic year, I am excited about continuing to work with the children in their PSHE lessons, encouraging them to make good lifestyle choices based on our I Values. I will also be supporting the mental health and wellbeing of the students in KS2 to help them to learn effectively, cope with day-to-day challenges, and develop into resilient young adults, as I am passionate that every child should thrive and achieve their true potential.

Outside of school I enjoy spending time with my family, travelling and experiencing new cultures, as well as keeping fit.

 

 

Khun Pla

Khun 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!

 

Ms Maddy

Ms Maddy

Music Teacher

I am originally from Penang, Malaysia. I graduated from University of London with a degree in Law and then went on to do a Diploma in the Teaching of Violin at London College of Music. I am a kindergarten and primary school teacher with eleven years of experience managing classrooms of curious learners from diverse nationalities and age groups in various international schools.

As a teacher, I am passionate to see my students grow and achieve their fullest potential. I bring strong communication skills and a creative approach to engaging students.

My passions include staging drama and musical theatre plays. I enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking, snorkelling and cooking.

Mr Steve

Mr Steve

Head Librarian

I joined HHIS as a Teaching Assistant and with a BSc in Engineering and TEFL certificate, I supported many disciplines throughout the Key Stages. I have completed my PGCEi from the University of Nottingham and I am currently enrolled with Chulalongkorn University in intensive Thai. I also look forward to continuing my studies with a MA in Library and Information Services Management at the University of Sheffield, which will enhance my goal in inspiring our students to become ‘lifelong readers’.

 

Ms Jeab

Ms Jeab

Assistant Librarian

I have a B.A. and B.Ed. as well as 15 years of experience working in UK curriculum schools, including HHIS! I love books and hope to develop and enhance a love of reading as well as encourage access to Asian literature for the students.

 

Ms Bonnie

Ms Bonnie

Mandarin Teacher

I graduated with a BA degree in Chinese literature. I have eight years teaching experience in Taiwan and have taught Mandarin for several years at Hua Hin International School. I believe that students learn the best when it’s fun for them to do so! Therefore, I continue to discover and devise new methods and content to ensure that students always get the best learning experience in my enthusiastic, dynamic and engaged Mandarin class.

 

Kru Gluay

Kru Gluay

Thai Teacher

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!

 

Kru Aom

Kru Aom

Thai Teacher

I graduated from Suan Dusit University with a 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 the 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 motivates students to share their learning with others and use their new knowledge in their daily life.

Kru Amm

Kru Amm

Thai Teacher

I graduated with a B.Ed. from Chulalongkorn University and I am now pursuing my M.A. at Thammasat University. My teaching career started back in the year 2012-2014 as a German Language teacher in Chitralada school. Then I decided to travel the world and worked for an international airline, where I enjoyed experiencing all different cultures around the globe. After returning home, I started the career that I love again as an ESL teacher at an International School.  Since I relocated to Hua Hin, I know that the best place for me would be here at HHIS. I enjoy my role here as a Thai teacher and am very happy to teach my own language to our international students.

 

Kru Ying

Kru Ying

Thai Teacher

After I graduated from Chulalongkorn University with Bachelor and Master degree in Early Childhood Education, the passion in teaching and working with children led me to complete the Doctorate degree in Educational Studies in 2012. I have worked in international schools in Bangkok for almost 20 years, both in the British and American curriculum. I love to spend time with children and support their growth in all areas. I believe that learning is the process of working together to achieve the goals so working closely with children and helping them achieve their goals step by step is always delighted me.

Mr Joe

Mr Joe

Learning Support Teacher

I graduated from the University of Aberdeen in June 2018 with a MA Hons in Economics and Finance and attained a TEFL certification this year. My role as a Learning Support Teacher will allow me to assist with the children’s development and enable them to increase their knowledge to better access their subject lessons. I am very excited to take on this new challenge and support the children to attain their goals and aspirations.  Prior to joining HHIS, I worked within the financial services industry for four years, most recently working at BlackRock in Edinburgh, Scotland. The highlight of my prior roles was the joy I received from delivering training sessions to colleagues and school interns. I saw their sense of achievement and happiness after learning something new. Ultimately, this led me to make the career change from finance to teaching. 

 

Ms Nim

Ms Nim

Learning Support Teacher

After graduating  from Mahidol University, I travelled the world, worked in several different posts for many international companies, but  realised that to me there is nothing more rewarding than a teaching job. I fell in love with teaching many years ago and started my full-time teaching role in 2014.  Apart from a certificate of teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL), I am also pursuing my second master degree in education. I also believe that teaching is a combination of art and science which varies for each learner. That is one of reasons why I am so passionate about teaching, it is intriguing.  With my passion and years of teaching and tutoring experience, I am thrilled to be in a teaching team at HHIS where I can promote a stimulating positive learning environment for learners.

 

Ms Faye

Ms Faye

Wellbeing Coordinator

I graduated From The University of Plymouth in 2000, working as a Visual Arts teacher and Head of Art for over 20 years in the UK, Germany, Dubai and Thailand. 

During my teaching career, I have always been enthusiastic and passionate about the wellbeing of students in my care. 

I respect and understand that the developmental, emotional, social and educational issues affecting young people and their learning journey is of primary importance. This prompted me to gain experience and qualifications in a range of wellbeing modalities including Personal training, Sports Therapy, Clean Language Therapy, Japanese Integrated Medicine and recently, Person centred Counselling.  

I am delighted to share my skills and experience to support and inspire others to put their wellbeing back on track and facilitate positive change. 

 

Mr James

Mr James

University Counsellor

My teaching career has included British boarding schools, independent day schools and independent sixth form colleges in Dorset and London; and involved teaching Physics, Sport, History of Art, Art and Photography. Since I finished as Principal of a London college, I have been working with international and British students on university entrance and career guidance. I am excited about extending this role at HHIS, and working closely with the teachers, parents and students at the school.

Ms Freya

Ms Freya

Science Technician and Secondary Learning Support

I graduated from the University of Portsmouth with a degree in Diagnostic radiography. I’ve always enjoyed working in the paediatric departments and look forward to developing my skills when working with EAL students and Science students during my time at HHIS. I am an active sportsperson, with a keen interest in Netball, Badminton and weight training.