I am very proud to have been the headteacher of Hua Hin International School since our opening in 2015. We have had an amazing journey and the school continues to flourish. We swiftly gained our silver accreditation award in 2018 from the British EDT inspectors, became a Cambridge School and international exam centre and now we are recognised as a World IB School. These have all been notable achievements along the way but it is the enthusiasm, zest for learning and ‘spark’ of our students that lift my days. The recent challenges of the global pandemic have led to an even greater appreciation of the strong support and commitment to our school by staff, parents, Directors and the wider school community.
My previous experiences include being a Headteacher both internationally and in England. I was also Assistant Dean and Principal Lecturer at Plymouth Marjon University.
My qualifications include: Masters in Education, BA (Hons), PGCE, QTS, DIp Ed (Higher) and the UK qualification for headteachers, NPQH. My teaching career has been across all age groups; I have taught nursery age, all ages at the Primary stage, English to secondary students and also taught trainee teachers at the university.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Head of Secondary
I am proud to say that our students are the strength of HHIS. I thoroughly enjoy my role in leading the Secondary phase and shaping future opportunities for all our students 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.
Head of Lower Primary
I am a dedicated and passionate teacher with a BA (Hons) degree, QTS and 15 years teaching experience in the UK, including five years as an Assistant Headteacher at a large multicultural primary school in the Northwest of England. I am delighted to be leading the lower primary department at Hua Hin International School and I look forward to continuing to help shape the school’s development and journey. In particular, I am looking forward to working with the whole school community and creating engaging learning opportunities that will enable every child to thrive and progress. I am passionate about travelling and life-long learning and I hope to inspire this intrepid spirit in all my pupils.
Head of Upper Primary
I am excited to be leading the KS2 phase for a second year at HHIS, having previously worked in schools both in the UK and across the world. I have a strong knowledge and understanding of the current UK primary curriculum, and I look forward to using this to further support the development of our primary children. 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.
Head of Early Primary
I am delighted to be leading the Early Years for a second year at HHIS, with the addition of Year 1 in the Early Primary Phase this year. My career in education began as a Nursery Nurse with 0-5 year olds and progressed to qualifying with QTS in Primary Education from Edge Hill University. I taught in the North-West of England in EY, Year 1 and 2, and then my interest in travel and culture led me to Thailand. Having spent a decade leading in the Early Years at an International School in Bangkok, I have enjoyed being able to spend more time outside in Hua Hin’s natural environment with my young family. I am passionate about helping children to become independent, creative and inquisitive learners and I look forward to continuing to develop the curriculum and environment in Early Primary.
Science and Computing Teacher
I have taught the National Curriculum 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 International Award.
English, Humanities and Computing Teacher. ECA Coordinator Y7
I have been teaching for almost 20 years, many of those in Thailand. I have taught a wide range of 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 in its first few years and look forward to helping continue to shape the education provided in what is an excellent opportunity for the children and families of Hua Hin.
I am delighted to have joined the HHIS team. 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.
I am really excited to be part of the team at HHIS. I previously taught mathematics at a Secondary School in London. 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 doing, making music, carpentry, origami, and playing football.
English and Extended Essay Teacher
I am an English teacher with more than 19 years of experience of working in the UK across a variety of secondary, sixth form and FE college settings. In recent years I’ve been a Lead Practitioner and a Head of Department. Throughout my career I’ve diversified into teaching media studies, drama and theatre studies as well as leading on outdoor pursuits and the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme. I love teaching English because I believe in the power of literature to evoke the imagination and challenge our understanding of humanity. I see it as so important in helping our young people to develop their own understanding of the world around them. Recently, I fulfilled an ambition to complete an MA, specialising in performance poetry and dystopian fiction. I write regularly and have had work published.
Global Perspectives, History, CAS and ToK 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 eleven 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 Global Perspectives to our secondary students. I also look forward to leading CAS, ToK and History with our first cohort of IB students. It has been thrilling to see HHIS and everyone within it grow over the past 5 years. I am excited to be a part of that development going forward.
Year 11 Form Tutor and 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 mindset 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.
Year 10 Form Tutor and Science Teacher
I started my teaching career in Thailand 10 years ago after finishing my Marine Biology degree at Aberystwyth University. I thoroughly enjoyed teaching English and Science from age 2 all the way up to age 18. So much so that I decided to return to the UK to do a PGCE in Secondary Science and now have 8 years teaching experience in the UK. I have taught all 3 Sciences in that time at 2 fantastic secondary schools in Shrewsbury. 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 2 wonderful children. I can’t wait to join the team at HHIS.
Year 8 Form Tutor and English Teacher
I am very excited to be teaching at HHIS this year, and am so pleased to be able to share my passion for English studies with students in Thailand. Most recently, I have been working in the UK as a Head of Department and have completed an Associate Senior Leadership programme at my previous school. I obtained my PGCE through Teach First in 2014 after I graduated from the University of Manchester with a BA in English Literature. Recently, I was very pleased to obtain my MA in Educational Leadership, also at the University of Manchester. Outside of school, I enjoy yoga and cycling and, of course, reading! I love teaching English and I believe studying literature is such a wonderful way for students to develop understanding of the world we live in, and expand their own imaginations.
Year 7 Form Tutor Business Studies and Humanities Teacher
I have a real passion Humanities and Business and cannot wait to share 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.
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 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.
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.
Year 5 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-centered school, as it continues to grow and develop.
Year 4 Class Teacher
I am very excited to be part of the team at Hua Hin. I graduated from the University of the West of England in 2005 and received my PGCE from Canterbury Christchurch in 2012 after a short career in retail. I have spent the majority of my teaching career at an independent school in Tunbridge Wells, GB. I have been fortunate enough to have taught across the primary range. I have also had responsibility for the Special Educational Needs provision throughout the school and was lead phonics teacher. My approach to learning and teaching is to create mutually supportive environments where respect and the sharing of knowledge are promoted.
It’s wonderful to be a part of such a special school and I look forward to another exciting year at HHIS.
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 was also the maths subject leader at the school. 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.
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 thoroughly enjoying sharing in the journey of this growing school and being part of this special community.
Year 2 Class Teacher
After gaining my BA (Hons) in Primary Education with QTS in 2003, I worked for 4 years in the north of England before moving to a large international school in Spain where I taught for 9 years. There I gained a lot of experience working with children with EAL in a range of different year groups.
I am a dedicated teacher who is passionate about making learning fun and engaging to enable every child to 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 by working out in the gym and running.
I am delighted to be a part of this ever-growing school and I look forward to another exciting year ahead!
Year 1 Class Teacher
I graduated from St Mary’s University in 2016 with a BA (Hons) in Primary Education with QTS. I have been working ever since as a KS1 teacher.
Prior to my graduation I had the opportunity to work in a vast range of schools and with some incredible children from many different walks of life, this included teaching English as a foreign language in a school in France.
One of my favourite parts of teaching is seeing the wonder in my students when they are engaged in their learning and the creativity that comes from this. I am a firm believer that all children are individuals and I aspire to make sure my approach to teaching reflects that! I love to engage children wholly in their learning and give them as many real life experiences as possible.
I cannot wait to travel to Hua Hin and become a part of the HHIS community.
Early Years Teachers
Early Years 1/2 Class Teacher
Following a BA in Journalism, I spent 8 years working in marketing and communications before finding my way into teaching. I am PGCEi-qualified through the University of Nottingham and have been teaching in Early Years for the last three years. I spent my first year in Hua Hin in a local school, working with Early Years children learning English as an additional language, before making the transition to HHIS. I have a passion for working with young children and helping them to blossom into the best little people they can be.
Year 9 Form Tutor and Head of Physical Education
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. For the last three years I have thoroughly enjoyed teaching and working with the students at HHIS. It has been great to see our sports teams developing and competing during my time here. I am very passionate about the IGCSE PE course and I also look forward to teaching IB Sports, Exercise and Health Science in 2020. 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.
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!
I am excited to be entering my second year at HHIS as a Teacher of Physical Education and Swimming. I previously spent 10 years teaching P.E. to Early Years through to Sixth Form at Shrewsbury International School, Bangkok. My role included Performance Leader of Football and also three years as 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, running ECAs in a range of sports. 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 always on the lookout for family adventures around Hua Hin.
Head of Music
I grew up in Sweden and my mother was a music teacher so I started singing and playing at a young age. I studied to become a music teacher in Copenhagen, Denmark and later achieved an MA from the Academy of Music in Gothenburg, Sweden with composition and improvisation as my majors.The trumpet is my primary instrument, but I have picked up many others along the way and is now a multi-instrumentalist. I taught both individuals and classes in Sweden for a few years and have worked internationally for the last ten years. This is my second year at HHIS and I look forward to expanding the provision of individual music lessons even more and providing more performance opportunities across the school. My wife Eva, from Slovenia, and daughters Astrid and Julia, who are enrolled in HHIS, are also enjoying life in Hua Hin.
Year 10 Tutor 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 have since worked in a wide range of schools in the UK getting to inspire many students into speaking and loving foreign languages. One of my passions whilst teaching languages is to work with exciting International Projects, as a result I am a British Council and Eurodesk ambassador, connecting students from many different countries. We are moving to Thailand together with my two little ones and my husband and we are totally thrilled to become part of HHIS.
Learning Support Teacher
I am excited to start my third year at HHIS as Learning Support Coordinator. Since joining HHIS I have completed my iPGCE and am currently working towards achieving a Masters in International Education, both through Sunderland University, UK. My previous experience in teaching was as an EAL teacher at an International School in China, where I was inspired to realise my lifelong dream, to work with children. I am passionate about inclusivity and believe that all children can reach their goals no matter what challenges they face.
Learning Support Teacher
I graduated from the University of Portsmouth in 2002 with a BA in Social Work and from there spent the following 17 years working as a social worker. My role enabled me to work with a variety of client groups including children, adults with learning disabilities, older people and safeguarding with adults who lacked mental capacity. I am committed to giving my absolute best to those that I work with and to help and encourage them to see their own potential. Since moving to Hua Hin with my family in 2019 I have completed a TEFL teaching certificate and have spent time supporting children with English as a foreign language in a school setting. My role as Learning Support teacher will enable me to share my passion for learning and development with the children I work with. I am extremely excited to join HHIS and truly believe in the I values which foster the mindset that all children are individuals. I am looking forward to supporting the children I work with to achieve their goals and aspirations.
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’.
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 taught at a school in Torquay before coming to HHIS to take up my role as Primary teacher and now supporting our students with English as an Additional Language.
I am a Biomedical Science graduate from the University of Sheffield, after completing a 4-year course including a year working in the chemical industry where I became a STEM ambassador. 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. As a teacher of EAL I have learnt how a stimulating environment and meaningful communication are key to learning and speaking English to a good standard. I am currently completing an iPGCE with the University of Derby and am thrilled to be doing so in such an amazing school.
Since moving to Bangkok four years ago I have enjoyed teaching and working with children across a range of year groups, especially in EAL and Learning Support, in whole-class, one to one and small group settings. I graduated from Southampton University with a BEd (Honours) in English and am always happy to share my love of English to inspire and develop young learners. I am now thoroughly enjoying being a part of the HHIS community, taking on new challenges and learning new skills. In my spare time I enjoy yoga, meditation, reading, writing and travelling.
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.
I am very happy to be joining the excellent team of Thai teachers and everyone else at Hua Hin International School. I first graduated from Suan Sunandha University with B.A. Tourism Industry and I also have a B.Ed. and a certificate in Teaching Thai as a Second Language from Mahidol University. I have 13 years of experience working in UK curriculum schools, most recently at Bangkok Patana, which have helped me to incorporate learning activities to develop the whole child concept through play and other age-appropriate activities into my teaching.
I am grateful to be a teacher and I am proud to be a part of Hua Hin International School. I have experience in teaching at Hua Hin Commercial College prior to coming to HHIS. , I always try to use my skills to motivate students to learn Thai and have fun too. I am determined to work hard and do my best for the students of HHIS.
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 five 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.
Secondary Mandarin Teacher
I am looking forward to taking up my role as a Mandarin teacher at HHIS. I believe in the power of education and work to make sure that students can so their best by learning and doing. My goal is to connect the Chinese language/culture with learners. I have a Masters Degree from Rangsit University and have experience of teaching in a range of schools including teaching IB Diploma in an International School in Thailand. My hobbies are reading and gardening. I am a passionate