Giáo viên HAIS

Đằng sau mỗi thành công là một người thầy tuyệt vời. Tại HAIS, các giáo viên của chúng tôi tin tưởng vào mỗi học sinh, có kỹ năng và dẫn dắt các em hướng tới ước mơ của mình.

Giáo viên khối Mầm non

Charlotte Mills

Giáo viên Mầm non Quốc tế k1/2 /
Trưởng khối Mầm non Quốc tế

Võ Tường Vy

Giáo viên Mầm non Song ngữ, Trưởng khối Mầm non Song ngữ

Joseph Darby

Giáo viên Mầm non Song ngữ, huấn luyện viên môn bóng rổ

Vo Thi My Chau

International Kindergarten Teaching Assistant

Nguyen Hong Hanh

Bilingual Early Years Teaching Assistant
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Cao trang

Playgroup Nanny
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Tran Thi Thanh Phuong

Bilingual Kindergarten Teaching Assistant

Ly Duy Tam

Playgroup Nanny
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Giáo viên khối Tiểu học Quốc tế

Simone Kidd

Year 1-2 Teacher

Nguyen Thi Thanh Hoang

Year 1-2 Teaching Assistant

Kerry Dowden

Year 3 Teacher

Nguyen Thi Tra My

Year 3 Teaching Assistant
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Nguyen Thi Kim Chau

Year 3 Teaching Assistant
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Amanda Gustin

Year 4 Teacher / General Coordinator / Swim Coach

Ms Tinh

Year 4 Teaching Assistant
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Emma Pook

Year 5 Teacher / Debate Coach / Tennis Coach

Nguyen Thi Huong Lan

Year 5 Teaching Assistant
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Tom Dowden

Primary Learning Lead
Year 6 Teacher

Huynh Thi Kim Van

Year 6 Teaching Assistant
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Giáo viên khối Tiểu học Song ngữ

Nguyen Thi Long Trinh

Preparatory Teacher
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Nguyen Thi Khanh Ly

Grade 1 Teacher
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Cao Thi Hoang Nga

Bilingual Preparatory & Grade 1 Teacher

Trinh Thi Dieu Linh

Bilingual Learning Lead / Grade 2 Teacher

Jeanri Smit

Preparatory-Grade 3 Teacher & Drama Teacher

Nguyen Thi Tham

Preparatory-Grade 3 Teaching Assistant

Helen Trethewey

Learning Enhancement Coordinator & Grade 4-5 Teacher

Nguyen Thi Chung Ha

Grade 4-5 Teacher
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Hồ Thị Thu Hồng

Bilingual Grade 4 Teacher
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Giáo viên khối Trung học

Balint Kocsis

Secondary English & Enterprise Teacher

Hannah Lord

Secondary Learning Lead / English, Literature & Global Perspective Teacher

Seth Lagao

Secondary Science & Math Teacher
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Mark Reeve

Secondary Science & Math Teacher
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Paul Starkey

Pastoral Care Coordinator / English, Global Perspectives Teacher

Daniel Maguire

Secondary Digital Literacy & ICT Teacher

Marianne Deporte

French & ESL Teacher
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Tran Vu Thi Thuy Anh

Lab Technician / Secondary Teaching Assistant

Nguyen Thi Khanh Linh

Secondary Teaching Assistant
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Giáo viên các môn năng khiếu

Frances Dobson

Specialist Subjects Learning Lead / Art Teacher

Luke Garner

Music & Secondary Drama Teacher
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Yoann Labrue

Physical Education / French Teacher
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Le Gia Huy

Physical Education Teaching Assistant & Aquatics Manager

Jeanri Smit

Primary Drama Teacher
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Library

Nguyễn Thị Thu Hằng

Thủ thư

Nguyễn Thị Thúy An

Library Assistant
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Charlotte Mills

International Early Years Learning Lead & International Kindergarten Teacher

Name: Charlotte Mills
HAIS Teaching Roles: Kindergarten 1 & 2 Teacher
Years of Teaching Experience: 5+ 
Degree & Certifications: Bachelor of Arts, PGCE, EYFS Bitesize, Middle Leadership Essentials

With degree qualifications and a PGCE, Charlotte has been teaching since 2013 in early years, primary and secondary teaching roles. Having lived in Vietnam for nearly a decade, Charlotte has focused on Early Years as her specialty.  

As our Early Years Learning Lead Charlotte has taken on the role with gusto and in the last 12 months completed the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework course, Middle Leadership Essentials and Dyslexia Awareness under the HAIS Professional Development programme.

For Charlotte, teaching is more than just a job – she enjoys incorporating her passions and enjoyments into her lessons and classes, including music, dance, yoga, cooking, art and drama. She believes that the role of an Early Years teacher is to encourage children to take ownership of their thoughts and ideas, to know their voices are listened to and respected and to foster a love and motivation of learning that will continue through their educational journey. 

Fun Fact: Charlotte loves walking her little dog on the beach, travelling, cooking and yoga.

Vo Thi Tuong Vy

Bilingual Early Years Learning Lead

Joseph Darby

Bilingual Early Years Teacher

Name: Jo Darby
HAIS Teaching Roles: Bilingual/International Early Years Teacher, Basketball Team Coach
Years of Teaching Experience: 10+
Degree & Certifications: B.A. in Early Childhood Studies, TEFL, P4C, EYFS Bitesize, Early Years SEN, IB (PYP), Middle Leadership Essentials.

Jo has over a decade of teaching experience throughout different Asian countries. Since growing up in London, he has actually spent a significant portion of his adult life working in international schools in China to build and strengthen their bilingual programmes. 

Under the HAIS Continuing Professional Development programme, Jo completed professional development training in Dyslexia Awareness,  Early Years Foundation Stage Framework (EYFS Bitesize), Early Years SEN, EAL for Classroom Teachers and Middle Leadership Essentials.

While his degree is specifically in Early Childhood Studies, Jo believes there are always new things to learn and has continued his professional development as a teacher by adding additional certifications, including a TEFL, P4C and IB (PYP) training. 

Fun Fact: Jo likes to write music in his spare time and has released one studio album. He is also a life-long learner of languages. He is conversational in Chinese and Thai, and is currently studying Spanish during his free time.

Võ Thị Mỹ Châu

International Early Years Teaching Assistant

Nguyễn Thị Hồng Hạnh

Bilingual Early Years Nanny

Cao Thị Trang

Playgroup Nanny

Tran Thi Thanh Phuong

Bilingual Early Years Nanny

Lý Duy Tâm

Playgroup Nanny

Simone Kidd

Year 1-2 Teacher

Name: Simone Kidd
HAIS Teaching Roles: Year 1/2 Teacher
Years of Teaching Experience: 3+
Degree & Certifications: B.A. in Education.

Simone completed her bachelor’s degree at Embury Institute in South Africa before beginning her journey abroad. From 2017 – 2020, she trained on and worked with Cambridge curriculum at international schools in China and Ho Chi Minh City. 

Under the HAIS Continuing Professional Development programme, Simone completed professional development training in Dyslexia Awareness, EAL for Classroom Teachers, Differentiation for Practice, Differentiation for Catch-up, Positive Relationships and the Teacher Development Programme.

Simone loves learning and obtaining new ways to reach higher and higher heights. She wants to teach and inspire her future students to be the best they can be by creating a fun, safe, and positive environment where her students can learn and express themselves. 

Fun Fact: Simone loves to sew, make crafts and pain in her spare time.

Nguyễn Thị Thanh Hoàng

Bilingual Preparatory & Grade 1 Teaching Assistant

Kerry Dowden

International Year 3 Teacher, World Languages Teachers

Name: Kerry Dowden
HAIS Teaching Roles: International Year 3 Teacher, World Languages Teachers
Years of Teaching Experience: 5 years 
Degree & Certifications: Bachelor Teaching (major: Early Years), Diploma Early Childhood, Certificate Effective Guided Reading and fluency, Certificate Explicit Teaching Instruction

Bio: With a degree in teaching and extensive experience in early years education, Kerry was teaching in primary schools in Australia for 2½ years, prior to making the move to Vietnam to teach in an international school near Ho Chi minh City. After 3 years in Vietnam Kerry has been able to develop her skills in teaching diverse learners and has focused on continuing to build upon her experiences  in teaching instruction and in student centred support roles.

Kerry believes the aim of education is to prepare students for life. Education and a love of learning is something that is instilled in students from an early age. Education should initially focus on each individual, fostered through the promotion of positive self-esteem and the valuing of yourself and others. While teaching at HAIS, Kerry hopes to encourage students as lifelong learners and instill confidence and curiosity into each and every student she encounters.

Fun Fact: As a child, Kerry spent a lot of her time sailing and camping on the local islands around South East Queensland. She continues to enjoy a life filled with adventure and outdoor activities as she instills her passion for discovery, curiosity and travel in her two young children. Kerry is wife of HAIS’ new Primary Learning Lead, Mr Thomas Dowden, and is proud to have children, Lily and Henry along for the journey in our HAIS community.

Nguyễn Thị Trà My

Bilingual Grade 4 & 5 Teaching Assistant

Nguyễn Thị Kim Châu

International Year 3 Teaching Assistant

Amanda Gustin

Year 4 Teacher / General Coordinator / Swim Coach

Name: Amanda Gustin
HAIS Teaching Roles: Year 4 Teacher, Swim Coach
Years of Teaching Experience: 3+
Degree & Certifications: Postgraduate Certificate in Education, Bachelor of Fine Arts (Craft and Material Studies), Associate Degree in Arts (Art & General Education), TESOL/TESL/TEFL Certificate, Level 2 U.S. Masters Swimming Coach Certificate

Amanda started her interest in teaching early as a water safety and first-responder instructor during secondary and college years. Whilst undertaking her bachelor’s degree from Virginia Commonwealth University, Amanda worked for four years coordinating the university’s student affairs programmes for student health, wellness and recreation – this work continued well after Amanda finalised her degree.

Since leaving the United States, Amanda has taught primary and secondary students in Korea, worked as the HAIS Learning Support teacher from 2019-2020, and spent a year as the HAIS Head of Administration from 2020-2021, whilst at the same time completed her post graduate degree in primary education. In addition, Amanda is proud to have founded and be the Head Coach for the HAIS Swim Team. 

Under the HAIS Continuing Professional Development programme, Amanda has completed professional development training in Dyslexia Awareness, EAL for Classroom Teachers, Preventing and Tackling Cyberbullying, Preventing Extremism and Radicalism, Sexual Exploitation and Grooming Awareness and Early Years SEN. Amanda is currently completing the SEND Inclusive Teaching programme and Cambridge Understanding Assessment course. 

Amanda passionately believes that knowledge is the most valuable commodity that a person can possess and that learning can take many forms and Amanda has dedicated her life to instilling these learning values in younger generations. Although we all learn differently, the most important factor is that we always continue to learn.

Fun Fact: Amanda’s father was an army special forces instructor and growing up he taught her defensive combatives, how to train and push the mind and body, wilderness survival and respect and understanding of wildlife. Her father was continually teaching her, which instilled in her the desire to teach others.

Đàm Thị Tình

International Year 4 Teaching Assistant

Emma Pook

Year 5 Teacher / Debate Coach / Tennis Coach

Name: Emma Pook
HAIS Teaching Roles: Year 5 Teacher, Debate Coach
Years of Teaching Experience: 5+
Degree & Certifications: B.A. in Psychology and English Language and Linguistics, Postgraduate in Education, Certificate in Coaching Debate.

At university, Emma studied a Bachelor of Arts Degree with majors in Psychology and English Language and Linguistics. She later went on to complete her Postgraduate Certificate in Education. During her fourth year at university, she also coached tennis at a private boarding school. Starting in 2016, Emma taught for 3 years in South Africa before making the leap to Vietnam where she taught at an international school in Saigon from 2019-2020. While working in Saigon, she also accepted the role of Master of Ceremonies for school events. Emma recently completed a communications course to become a certified debating coach, as well a Special Needs course to build and refresh her knowledge of special needs.

Under the HAIS Continuing Professional Development programme, Emma completed professional development training in Dyslexia Awareness, EAL for Classroom Teachers, SEND Inclusive Teaching Programme and Effective Self-Care.

Emma decided to become a teacher because she is passionate about education and making a difference in children’s lives. Her pedagogical philosophy consists of motivating students to become their best possible self. Emma believes in education that encourages students to become solution-oriented thinkers that are passionate about making the world a better place. 

Fun Fact: During her school years, Emma played tennis very seriously and was chosen to represent a South African Tennis side in Scotland and England when she was in Year 11.”

Nguyễn Thị Hương Lan

International Year 5 Teaching Assistant

Tom Dowden

International Primary Learning Lead
International Year 6 Teacher

Name: Tom Dowden
HAIS Teaching Roles: International Primary Learning Lead, International Year 6 Teacher
Years of Teaching Experience: 12 Years
Degree & Certifications: Bachelor of Journalism, Graduate Diploma of Education (middle years)

After a career in journalism and public relations in London, Tom became focused on searching for a profession that would have more of a positive impact on society and would allow him to help others in a more direct manner.  This naturally led him to the profession of teaching where he has happily provided his services for more than a decade.  Tom discovered his passion for teaching early on and has been working ever since on a journey of lifelong learning with the children under his care as his sole inspiration.  Students in their primary years of schooling are naturally curious about the world around them and Tom found that it was his responsibility to not only nurture this curiosity, but to expand on it and take it to levels the students never imagined.   

Throughout the course of his career and because of his background in journalism, Tom developed a desire to become an expert at teaching literacy.  He enrolled the services of a literacy coach for 5 years to hone his craft and learn as much as he could about the explicit teaching of reading and writing.  As a result of this, Tom has taught countless numbers of children to read, all of them with individual challenges and needs that needed to be met in order for them to access the incredible world of literacy.  Tom inspires children to not only read to learn, but to develop a lifelong passion in reading for pleasure.   

While Tom has become a specialised teacher of literacy, he is also devoted to providing the highest level of instruction in Mathematics and Science.  He is passionate about the scientific methods of investigation, both inside and outside of school, and believes that Science has always been the driving force behind developing a better society.  Unlike a lot of people, the heroes and inspirational people in Tom’s life have mainly been mathematicians and scientists.  He believes Math and Science should be taught practically, in a hands-on manner as much as possible, to excite students and to further develop that natural curiosity.

It is with this background that Tom joins us at HAIS as the Primary Learning Lead.  He is extremely excited to be joining the HAIS family and eager to support the students, parents and teachers.  He does not come alone, however.  Joining him in this new adventure is his wonderful family.  His two children will be joining the primary school in Year Four and Six with his wife, Kerry, becoming the new Year Three teacher.  His whole family cannot wait to meet all of the amazing community at HAIS and to start their new life here in Hoi An.

Fun Fact: Tom once held the Sgt. Pepper’s drum and some amplifiers belonging to Jimi Hendrix the day before helping to sell a £37 million painting.  For more information, you’ll have to introduce yourself to Tom.

Huỳnh Thị Kim Vân

International Year 6 Teaching Assistant

Nguyễn Thị Long Trinh

Trợ giảng lớp song ngữ Tiền Tiểu học

Họ và tên:Nguyễn Thị Long Trinh
Vị trí hiện tại ở HAIS: Trợ giảng lớp song ngữ Tiền Tiểu học
Trình độ và bằng cấp hiện tại: Cao đẳng Mầm Non

Kinh nghiệm giảng dạy: Tôi ra trường năm 2015 và dạy ở trường công lập và tư thục. Trong những năm làm việc, đa số tôi đều được nhận vào dạy ở các lớp mẫu giáo lớn có độ tuổi 5-6. Tôi có khá nhiều kinh nghiệm trong việc giảng dạy, truyền đạt kiến thức đến trẻ bằng các hoạt động thực hành vui chơi khác nhau rất đa dạng và phong phú.

Kinh nghiệm giảng dạy tại HAIS: Được biết đến HAIS một may mắn, tôi yêu HAIS với một không gian học tập xanh mát rộng rãi, không bị rập khuôn gò bó trong các lớp học với 4 bức tường. HAIS luôn lấy trẻ làm trung tâm và tôn trọng sự khác biệt ở mỗi trẻ. Ở đây, tôi được làm việc với cả một đội ngũ giáo viên chuyên nghiệp và hơn hết có một nhà lãnh đạo rất tuyệt vời, luôn tôn trọng và đặt quyền lợi tốt nhất cho giáo viên.

Những điều thú vị về bản thân mà thầy cô muốn chia sẻ?
Tôi 29 tuổi, đang bầu cũng sắp sinh đứa thứ hai (con trai). Mang đứa thứ hai tôi đã rất vui khi giữ được chỉ số cân nặng bình ổn mà không bị quá mức như đứa đầu tăng 28kg lô.

Nguyễn Thị Khánh Ly

Bilingual Grade 3 Teacher

Cao Thị Hoàng Nga

Bilingual Preparatory & Grade 1 Teacher

Trinh Thi Dieu Linh

Bilingual Primary Learning Lead, Grade 2 Teacher

Jeanri Smit

Bilingual Preparatory – Grade 3 Teacher, Primary Drama Teacher

Name: Jeanri Smit
HAIS Teaching Roles: Preparatory – Grade 3 Teachers / Drama Teacher
Years of Teaching Experience: 5
Degree & Certifications: Bachelor of Arts in Education, Post Graduate Diploma in Special needs Education, Post Graduate Diploma in Autism, Certificate in Junior Drama, TEFL Certificate

Bio: Jeanri grew up in South Africa with her first passion being a career in arts.  Jeanri felt a personal void in her life and had the urge to work with people and use her creativity to help others. This is when Jeanri decided to follow her dreams and become a teacher.

Jeanri remembers growing up and her mother always saying, ‘Do what you love and you will never work a day in your life.’  For Jeanri her career as a teacher has never felt like a job, rather more of a calling, a passion, a lifestyle.

Prior to working at HAIS Jeanri worked as a teacher at primary schools in South Africa and Vietnam. Whilst working in South Africa Jeanri ran classes of up to 53 students. This taught Jeanri the value of good classroom management. Before moving to Hoi An, Jeanri worked as a bilingual primary teacher at a well renowned school in Hanoi, Vietnam.  

During the 2019/2020 academic year Jeanri worked as the substitute teacher at HAIS and supported the school across both primary and secondary sector throughout the year.  Jeanri was heavily involved in extra-curricular activities across the year, running art classes for our students. Over the last 12 months Jeanri has blended into our school and is well known for her positive attitude and warm welcoming smile.

Jeanri is excited about joining the HAIS family this year as a full time teacher.  Jeanri will begin her 6th year of teaching this year and her focus will be on encouraging students to ask questions, take risks and overcome any fear that may impede their learning.

Jeanri is looking forward to a wonderful year full of learning, laughter and growth and even more so she is thrilled about meeting all of the HAIS students and families.

Fun Fact:

Jeanri loves animals and watersports. Jeanri even trained her dog to join her when she heads out to sea on her standup paddleboard.

Nguyễn Thị Ngọc Thắm

Bilingual Preparatory – Grade 3 Teaching Assistant

Helen Trethewey

Learning Enhancement Coordinator & Grade 4-5 Teacher

Name: Helen Trethewey
HAIS Teaching Roles: Learning Enhancement 
Years of Teaching Experience: 25+
Degree & Certifications: B.A. in Education with Second Class Honours,  Dyslexia Awareness,  Differentiation in Practice

Helen has been teaching for 26 years and has worked internationally for 17 years in Brussels, Hong Kong, and Vietnam. Helen specialises in supporting students with Learning differences like Dyslexia and providing a challenge for Gifted and Talented students. Helen is a qualified specialist teacher and assessor, recognised by the British Dyslexia Association. 

Under the HAIS Continuing Professional Development programme, Helen completed professional development training in Accelerate Progress with Metacognition, EAL for Classroom Teachers, and Differentiation in Practice. She also facilitated training in Dyslexia Awareness and Questioning for Challenge.

Helen became a teacher because she wanted all children to be understood for who they are and be enabled to do their best. She believes that education should be child-centred and allow all children to believe in themselves, regardless of their ability. 

Fun Fact: She loves to travel and take photographs of nature, people and architecture.

Nguyễn Thị Chung Hà

Bilingual Grade 5 Teacher

Hồ Thị Thu Hồng

Bilingual Grade 4 Teacher

Balint Kocsis

Secondary English & Enterprise Teacher

Name: Balint Kocsis 
HAIS Teaching Roles: History, Enterprise, English, IGCSE Enterprise, IGCSE English
Years of Teaching Experience: 10+
Degree & Certifications: M.A. in Applied Linguistics and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), B.A. of Business Administration, Certified Teacher – Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria, American Teacher’s Certification ABCTE (Secondary English Language Arts) – USA, Programme Leader – Cambridge International Certificate in Teaching and Learning.

With a career in teaching and leading Cambridge learners, Balint brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in leading successful literacy initiatives, a personal passion of his. Under the HAIS Continuing Professional Development programme Balint completed professional development training in CPD Leadership: Strategy, Dyslexia Awareness, Marking & Feedback, Effective Lesson Planning and EAL for Classroom Teachers in support of increased technical awareness across the HAIS faculty.

He leads a team of dedicated educators who share a strong commitment to academic and pastoral excellence. Balint has completed several Cambridge training courses, including  IGCSE First Language English, Business Studies, and AS General Paper English and is a Cambridge Assessment Specialist for IGCSE First Language English. He is proud to be part of our devoted team of accomplished Cambridge IGCSE teachers and looks forward to guiding our IGCSE students to achieve successful results this year.

Fun Fact: Balint is a lifetime member of the U.S. Chess Federation and used to play to a 5-handicap in golf.

Hannah Lord

Secondary Learning Lead / English, Literature & Global Perspective Teacher

Name: Hannah Lord
HAIS Teaching Roles: English, Global Perspectives, IGCSE English Literature, IGCSE Global Perspectives
Years of Teaching Experience: 5+
Degree & Certifications: B.A. with Honours in Politics, PGCE, Cambridge Assessment International Education course in IGCSE Literature in English.

Hannah gained both a BA degree and a teaching certificate in the UK before moving overseas, and in 2022, she will complete her Masters in Education. In 2020, Hannah completed a Cambridge Assessment International Education course in IGCSE Literature in English.

Under the HAIS Continuing Professional Development programme Hannah completed professional development training in Dyslexia Awareness, Marking & Feedback and facilitated training in EAL for Classroom Teachers.

Hannah always enjoyed learning and being in education as a student, so progressing to a teacher, where she gets to share that enjoyment with others, seemed like a logical career choice. Her teaching philosophy is to create an environment where students feel moved to learn – engaged learners are motivated learners. 

Fun Fact: Hannah has two cats and one dog, the best pets ever.

Seth Lagao

Secondary Science & Math Teacher

Name: Seth Lagao
HAIS Teaching Roles: Science, STEM, IGCSE Coordinated Sciences
Years of Teaching Experience: 5+ 
Degree & Certifications: B.S. in Health Science, Teachers Board Teacher’s Licence.

Before becoming a teacher, Seth was a hospital technician for eight years, receiving a Bachelor’s of Science in Health Science from the University of Sacramento in California. Seth then completed his US teaching certification, specifically for grade 7-12 Biology. Seth taught Cambridge Checkpoint and IGCSE classes for four years at an international school in Ho Chi Minh City. Previously, he was the head of secondary at a bilingual international school. 

Under the HAIS Continuing Professional Development programme, Seth completed professional development training in Dyslexia Awareness, Marking & Feedback, EAL for Classroom Teachers, Managing Self-Harm and Tackling Low-Level Disruption

Seth became a teacher because he enjoys being engaged and being kept on his toes.

Fun Fact: Seth is an Eagle Scout and has a poodle named BeBe Zahara Benet.

Mark Reeve

Secondary Science & Mathematics Teacher, Year 11 Homeroom Teacher

Name: Mark Reeve
HAIS Teaching Roles: Secondary Science & Mathematics Teacher, Year 11 Homeroom Teacher
Years of Teaching Experience: 8 years ( including 6 years in Vietnam)
Degree & Certifications: MSc Chemistry with Industrial Experience, PGCE Secondary Science with Chemistry specialism. 

Bio: Mark has been teaching in Vietnam for 6 years already and is the new maths and science teacher for the HAIS IGCSE programme. Mark has high expectations for all his students in the IGCSE programme. Mark really enjoys running practical experiments in science, in particular in the field of chemistry. Mark used to teach in Vũng Tàu before coming to HAIS, and in Mongolia before that. Before going into education, he used to work in water hygiene and treatment. 

Mark decided to become a teacher after volunteering to help visually impaired children back in the United Kingdom called Visually Impaired Children – Taking Action or VICTA.  Mark is very happy about teaching at HAIS and looks forward to his time in the school.

Fun Fact: The faster you are moving, the longer time takes to go by, and the shorter distance becomes. Hard to believe, but it’s true. 

Last summer my wife and I drove from Hà Nội to Vũng Tàu on motorbikes that cost us less than 5 million VND. Mine is still going strong. POWERRRRRRRRR!!!!

Paul Starkey

Secondary English, History, Commerce Teacher, Global Perspectives Teacher, World Languages Teacher, Pastoral Care Coordinator

Name: Paul Starkey
HAIS Teaching Roles: Secondary English, History, Commerce Teacher, Global Perspectives Teacher, World Languages Teacher, Pastoral Care Coordinator
Years of Teaching Experience: 7
Degree & Certifications: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Teaching

Bio: Paul is originally from Adelaide, South Australia.  Paul has been living in Vietnam for almost 4 years and moved down from Hanoi to Hoi An in June 2021. In his classroom Paul likes to ask more questions than give answers in order to really challenge the students and offer them a chance to become independent in their learning. It is important for Paul that students learn in a fun, practical and real world environment.

Paul’s focus is about bringing his experiences and enthusiasm to HAIS and also to promote the already strong sense of community in the classroom and across HAIS.

Prior to teaching at HAIS, Paul taught in his home town of Adelaide, South Australia before moving to Vietnam to teach a pre-university course in conjunction with the South Australian Government. Throughout that time, Paul was the Academic Director for SACE Vietnam and the English Principal for the Hanoi Adelaide School.

Fun Fact: Paul so far has won three cooking competitions in Australia and 1 cooking competition in Hanoi. As a hobby, Paul competed in several bbq competitions winning 1st place in certain categories and most recently won a cooking competition for a fine foods company based in Hanoi. 

Daniel Maguire

Secondary Digital Literacy & ICT Teacher

Name: Dan Maguire
HAIS Teaching Roles: Mathematics, Digital Literacy, IGCSE Mathematics, IGCSE ICT
Years of Teaching Experience: 10+
Degrees & Certifications: B.A. in Education (Mathematics and History), Cambridge Introductory Training – Lower Secondary Mathematics, Cambridge Extension Training – IGCSE Mathematics.

Dan received his Bachelor’s of Education from the University of Western Ontario, then taught for four years in Canada, before coming to Vietnam. In 2020, he completed two Cambridge training courses: Cambridge Introductory Training – Lower Secondary Mathematics and Cambridge Extension Training – IGCSE Mathematics.

Under the HAIS Continuing Professional Development programme, Dan completed professional development training in Dyslexia Awareness, Marking & Feedback, EAL for Classroom Teachers, Understanding Stress and How to Manage it, Effective Self Care and Positive Relationships.

Dan became a teacher with the simple goal of demystifying Math for all students, so they can enjoy it and be successful. He has since realised that being a teacher goes beyond demystification and that the fundamental mission of education is to help students realise their own goals, and become happy, fulfilled and contributing members of the community.

Fun Fact: Dan is a big fan of NBA basketball, he has two dogs, Carlos and Omar, and you can usually hear music playing from his classroom while he prepares lessons.

Trần Vũ Thị Thúy Ánh (Jasmine)

Science Lab Technician

Nguyễn Thị Khánh Linh

Secondary Teaching Assistant

Frances Dobson

Specialist Subjects Learning Lead / Art Teacher

Name: Frances Dobson
HAIS Teaching Roles: Art & Design 
Years of Teaching Experience: 10+
Degree & Certifications: B.A. (Fine Arts), PGCE, Developmental Lesson Observation.

Frances has taught Art and Design across a range of age groups in both the UK and Hong Kong. She is a skilled painter and drawer and also enjoys printmaking, mixed media, conceptual art and ceramics. She brings a wide range of experience and expertise to the classroom, including the ability to instruct students across a broad range of techniques and processes. 

Under the HAIS Continuing Professional Development programme, Frances completed professional development training in Dyslexia Awareness, EAL for Classroom Teachers, Tackling Low-Level Disruption and Developmental Lesson Observation.

Frances believes in the importance of providing outlets for creative expression at all ages. She feels that the HAIS programmes allow students to learn the fundamental elements of art and explore, experiment, and build on that knowledge, refining their skills as they progress from EYFS into primary, secondary and beyond.

Fun Fact: Frances loves to travel and has visited 37 countries in the last nine years. She is also an accomplished musician and plays piano and violin.

Luke Garner

Music Teacher, Secondary Drama Teacher

Name: Luke Garner
HAIS Teaching Roles: Music / Drama
Years of Teaching Experience: 6 years
Degree & Certifications: Bachelor of Arts in Music Composition, TEFL/TESOL, PGCE in Secondary Music

Bio: Luke has been a musician since the age of 6. He has played and composed for all types of music, including classical, rock, film and blues! He really enjoys music that is original and creative, and his broad musical experience allows him to help students learn about the music they love and those they are yet to explore.

He started his interest in teaching when he wrote a piece for childrens’ choir during music studies, and he found that working with children was very rewarding. As a result, he decided to train to become a music teacher in the UK. After some time, he wanted to explore different cultures and develop his international experience. This led him to come to Vietnam, of which he taught English and Music in Ho Chi Minh City for four years, working both within public and private schools.

Luke became a teacher because he loves providing opportunities to students in order to develop their creative mindsets, allowing them to discover new and novel ways of viewing the world. Luke aims to create a classroom where everyone feels welcome and respected through a strong community.

Luke loves to continue developing his passions, which is why he is always writing and producing music, and is currently doing his Master of Arts in Education to become an even better teacher.

Fun Fact: He loves Vietnamese coffee and Mi Quang noodles, and once played in the Cavern Club in Liverpool, a stage that became very famous from The Beatles.

Yoann Labrue

Physical Education / French Teacher

Name: Yoann Labrue
HAIS Teaching Roles: Physical Education, School Coach, French 
Years of Teaching Experience: 10+
Degree & Certifications: M.S. in Sports and Physical Education, M.A. in American Studies, Teaching Training and Certification Program (Physical Education), AustSwim Accreditation – Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety.

After completing his Master’s in Sports Education, Yoann spent one year in America as a teaching assistant. He then obtained a Master’s degree in American Studies. Yoann has a wide-range of experience with children in varying posts such as lifeguard, camp counsellor, coach, and most recently, as a PE teacher in Hanoi for six years. In early 2021, Yoann completed a Cambridge Assessment International Education course in Primary Physical Education. 

Under the HAIS Continuing Professional Development programme, Yoann completed professional development training in Dyslexia Awareness, EAL for Classroom Teachers, the Teacher Development Program and Middle Leadership Essentials.

Yoann decided to become a PE teacher because he wanted to share his love of sports with children and encourage healthy, active lifestyles. His teaching philosophy centres around teaching students how to be physically active, not just as youth, but to provide them with the tools and knowledge to remain healthy and active throughout their lives.

Fun Fact: Yoann participated in the World Championship of Ping Pong in London in 2013; it was shown live on SkySports TV.

Lê Gia Huy

Physical Education Teaching Assistant
Aquatics Manager

Charlotte Mills

International Early Years Learning Lead & International Kindergarten Teacher

Name:Charlotte Mills
HAIS Teaching Roles: Kindergarten 1 & 2 Teacher
Years of Teaching Experience:5+
Degree & Certifications: Bachelor of Arts, PGCE, EYFS Bitesize, Middle Leadership Essentials

With degree qualifications and a PGCE, Charlotte has been teaching since 2013 in early years, primary and secondary teaching roles. Having lived in Vietnam for nearly a decade, Charlotte has focused on Early Years as her specialty.

As our Early Years Learning Lead Charlotte has taken on the role with gusto and in the last 12 months completed the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework course, Middle Leadership Essentials and Dyslexia Awareness under the HAIS Professional Development programme.

For Charlotte, teaching is more than just a job – she enjoys incorporating her passions and enjoyments into her lessons and classes, including music, dance, yoga, cooking, art and drama. She believes that the role of an Early Years teacher is to encourage children to take ownership of their thoughts and ideas, to know their voices are listened to and respected and to foster a love and motivation of learning that will continue through their educational journey.

Fun Fact: Charlotte loves walking her little dog on the beach, travelling, cooking and yoga.

Võ Thị Tường Vy

Trưởng nhóm học tập khối Mầm non Song ngữ và giáo viên chủ nhiệm lớp mầm non song ngữ K1/K2

Họ và tên: Võ Thị Tường Vy
Vị trí hiện tại ở HAIS: Trưởng nhóm học tập khối Mầm non Song ngữ và giáo viên chủ nhiệm lớp mầm non song ngữ K1/K2
Trình độ và bằng cấp hiện tại: Bằng Cử nhân Sư phạm Mầm non; IB(PYP); Nhận thức về chứng khó đọc; Chứng chỉ phân biệt thực hành

Kinh nghiệm giảng dạy: Tôi tốt nghiệp và nhận bằng Cử nhân Sư phạm Mầm non tại Đại học Sư phạm Huế. Làm giáo viên mầm non giảng dạy tại HAIS từ năm 2018, tham gia các khóa hè bổ ích và tổ chức rất nhiều hoạt động thú vị cho học sinh mầm non, tiểu học . Năm nay là năm thứ 2 tôi đảm nhiệm vị trí Trưởng nhóm học tập khối Mầm non Song ngữ. 

Kinh nghiệm giảng dạy tại HAIS: Với tôi, một ngôi trường không thể thiếu được tiếng cười trẻ nhỏ, mỗi lớp học giống như một ngôi nhà , mỗi trẻ là một thành viên trong ngôi nhà đó. Người giáo viên giống như người “trụ cột” trong gia đình, phải biết tạo ra được tiếng cười , tình yêu thương , sự ấm áp và đoàn kết. Được làm việc tại HAIS là một điều may mắn với bản thân. Tôi thấy mình thêm yêu công việc hiện tại hơn bởi được làm việc đúng chuyên ngành trong một môi trường tốt, được giao tiếp và có cơ hội học tập nhiều ngôn ngữ, văn hóa khác nhau từ đồng nghiệp và tất cả học sinh. 

Tại HAIS, những năm trước tôi được tham gia tập huấn chương trình đào tạo IB, Hội thảo PYP và tự học rất nhiều các chương trình phát triển chuyên môn. Tôi đã hoàn thành khóa đào tạo nâng cao chuyên môn về nhận thức chứng khó đọc; Khác biệt để bắt kịp(Differentiation for Catch-up); EAL cho giáo viên lớp học (EAL for classroom Teachers); Phân biệt thực hành (Differentiation in Practice). Bên cạnh đó, hằng năm HAIS có tổ chức các buổi Tập huấn sơ cứu cho toàn bộ nhân viên.

Những điều thú vị về bản thân mà thầy cô muốn chia sẻ?
Tôi cực kì thích thú việc mình được ngồi trên bãi biển để ngắm nhìn và lắng nghe tiếng sóng biển. Tôi không ngại đối diện với những thử thách, càng khó khăn bản thân càng muốn vượt qua.

Joseph Darby

Bilingual Early Years Teacher

Name:Jo Darby
HAIS Teaching Roles:Bilingual/International Early Years Teacher, Basketball Team Coach
Years of Teaching Experience:10+
Degree & Certifications: B.A. in Early Childhood Studies, TEFL, P4C, EYFS Bitesize, Early Years SEN, IB (PYP), Middle Leadership Essentials.

Jo has over a decade of teaching experience throughout different Asian countries. Since growing up in London, he has actually spent a significant portion of his adult life working in international schools in China to build and strengthen their bilingual programmes.

Under the HAIS Continuing Professional Development programme, Jo completed professional development training in Dyslexia Awareness, Early Years Foundation Stage Framework (EYFS Bitesize), Early Years SEN, EAL for Classroom Teachers and Middle Leadership Essentials.

While his degree is specifically in Early Childhood Studies, Jo believes there are always new things to learn and has continued his professional development as a teacher by adding additional certifications, including a TEFL, P4C and IB (PYP) training.

Fun Fact: Jo likes to write music in his spare time and has released one studio album. He is also a life-long learner of languages. He is conversational in Chinese and Thai, and is currently studying Spanish during his free time.

Võ Thị Mỹ Châu

Trợ giảng lớp Mầm non quốc tế K1/K2

Họ và tên: Võ Thị Mỹ Châu
Vị trí hiện tại ở HAIS: Trợ giảng lớp Mầm non quốc tế K1/K2
Trình độ và bằng cấp hiện tại: Tôi có bằng cử nhân Tiếng Anh và chứng chỉ nghiệp vụ sư phạm. Tôi cũng hoàn thành chứng chỉ về khóa học tìm hiểu tâm lý của trẻ từ 3 – 6 tuổi. 

Kinh nghiệm giảng dạy:
Sau khi tốt nghiệp tôi tham gia một số tổ chức dạy Tiếng Anh cho trẻ tại địa phương cùng với người nước ngoài. Sau đó tôi làm việc tại HAIS cũng được 2 năm với vai trò là trợ giảng cho lớp quốc tế mầm non. Tôi hi vọng rằng với những kinh nghiệm có được tôi sẽ giúp cho các bạn nhỏ chúng ta có một sự giáo dục tốt nhất. 

Kinh nghiệm giảng dạy tại HAIS:
Trong quá trình làm việc tại HAIS, tôi cảm thấy HAIS là một ngôi trường tuyệt vời. Ở HAIS không những có một chất lượng giáo dục tốt mà môi trường làm việc ở đây cũng rất thân thiện. Tôi rất vui khi được làm việc ở đây.

Những điều thú vị về bản thân mà thầy cô muốn chia sẻ?
Trong thời gian rảnh tôi thích trồng cây và ngắm hoa

Nguyễn Thị Hồng Hạnh

Trợ giảng khối Mầm non

Họ và tên: Nguyễn Thị Hồng Hạnh
Vị trí hiện tại ở HAIS: Trợ giảng khối Mầm non 
Trình độ và bằng cấp hiện tại:Cao Đẳng Kinh Tế Đối Ngoại 

Kinh nghiệm giảng dạy: Tôi làm ở vị trí trợ giảng tại HAIS đã 3 năm học. Trước đó tôi đã từng làm các dự án về trẻ em tại tổ chức phi chính phủ Orphan Voice và có nhiều năm kinh nghiệm trong việc dạy trẻ từ thời sinh viên, cộng tác với các tổ chức tình nguyện dạy các trẻ em đường phố và vùng cao.

Kinh nghiệm giảng dạy tại HAIS: HAIS là một môi trường tuyệt vời cho giáo viên thể hiện tình yêu đối với các học sinh, là môi trường thân thiện và chuyên nghiệp để làm việc, học hỏi, nâng cao chuyên môn. Tại HAIS các học sinh được tự do thể hiện cá tính bản thân, được lắng nghe, được tôn trọng, yêu thương và phát triển thể chất lẫn học thuật một cách toàn diện.

Những điều thú vị về bản thân mà thầy cô muốn chia sẻ?
Thật sự tôi rất tự hào và hạnh phúc khi làm việc với các em học sinh rất dễ thương và đáng yêu, hồn nhiên tại Mầm non của HAIS. Chính các học sinh là nguồn cảm hứng và hạnh phúc, động lực khiến tôi và các thầy cô vui vẻ đến trường làm việc. Mọi người đều yêu mến và biết ơn khi được làm việc, phát triển cùng nhau tại HAIS

Cao Thị Trang

Playgroup Nanny

Tran Thi Thanh Phuong

Bilingual Early Years Nanny

Lý Duy Tâm

Playgroup Nanny

Simone Kidd

Year 1-2 Teacher

Name:Simone Kidd
HAIS Teaching Roles:Year 1/2 Teacher
Years of Teaching Experience:3+
Degree & Certifications: B.A. in Education.

Simone completed her bachelor’s degree at Embury Institute in South Africa before beginning her journey abroad. From 2017 – 2020, she trained on and worked with Cambridge curriculum at international schools in China and Ho Chi Minh City.

Under the HAIS Continuing Professional Development programme, Simone completed professional development training in Dyslexia Awareness, EAL for Classroom Teachers, Differentiation for Practice, Differentiation for Catch-up, Positive Relationships and the Teacher Development Programme.

Simone loves learning and obtaining new ways to reach higher and higher heights. She wants to teach and inspire her future students to be the best they can be by creating a fun, safe, and positive environment where her students can learn and express themselves.

Fun Fact: Simone loves to sew, make crafts and pain in her spare time.

Nguyễn Thị Thanh Hoàng

Trợ giảng lớp Year 1/2 Quốc tế

Họ và tên: Nguyễn Thị Thanh Hoàng
Vị trí hiện tại ở HAIS: Trợ giảng lớp Year 1/2
Trình độ và bằng cấp hiện tại: Cử nhân ngành Khoa học môi trường. Chứng chỉ sư phạm
Kinh nghiệm giảng dạy: 4 năm kinh nghiệm

Kinh nghiệm giảng dạy tại HAIS : Làm việc chăm chỉ, vui chơi hết mình” là những gì tôi có thể nói khi nhắc tới HAIS. Tại HAIS, tôi và các đồng nghiệp tiếp tục được học rất nhiều điều mới thông qua chương trình phát triển chuyên môn của trường. Tôi rất vui khi được đồng hành cùng nhà trường trong các hoạt động của trường và các lễ hội được tổ chức bởi cộng đồng HAIS.

Những điều thú vị về bản thân mà thầy cô muốn chia sẻ?
Tôi rất đam mê với việc tái chế và tái sử dụng các đồ vật ở bất kỳ đâu mà tôi có thể. Trước kia, tôi hay vứt đi những thứ này, bây giờ tôi sẽ đặt suy nghĩ là, làm thế nào để tôi có thể tái sử dụng chúng đây? Với những ý tưởng đưa ra, tôi đã có thể làm rất nhiều đồ chơi cho cô con gái nhỏ của mình thông qua các vật dụng được tái chế đó.

Kerry Dowden

International Year 3 Teacher, World Languages Teachers

Name: Kerry Dowden
HAIS Teaching Roles: International Year 3 Teacher, World Languages Teachers
Years of Teaching Experience: 5 years
Degree & Certifications: Bachelor Teaching (major: Early Years), Diploma Early Childhood, Certificate Effective Guided Reading and fluency, Certificate Explicit Teaching Instruction

Bio: With a degree in teaching and extensive experience in early years education, Kerry was teaching in primary schools in Australia for 2½ years, prior to making the move to Vietnam to teach in an international school near Ho Chi minh City. After 3 years in Vietnam Kerry has been able to develop her skills in teaching diverse learners and has focused on continuing to build upon her experiences in teaching instruction and in student centred support roles.

Kerry believes the aim of education is to prepare students for life. Education and a love of learning is something that is instilled in students from an early age. Education should initially focus on each individual, fostered through the promotion of positive self-esteem and the valuing of yourself and others. While teaching at HAIS, Kerry hopes to encourage students as lifelong learners and instill confidence and curiosity into each and every student she encounters.

Fun Fact: As a child, Kerry spent a lot of her time sailing and camping on the local islands around South East Queensland. She continues to enjoy a life filled with adventure and outdoor activities as she instills her passion for discovery, curiosity and travel in her two young children. Kerry is wife of HAIS’ new Primary Learning Lead, Mr Thomas Dowden, and is proud to have children, Lily and Henry along for the journey in our HAIS community.

Nguyễn Thị Trà My

Trợ giảng lớp 4/5 Song ngữ

Họ và tên: Nguyễn Thị Trà My
Vị trí hiện tại ở HAIS: Trợ giảng lớp 4/5 song ngữ
Trình độ và bằng cấp hiện tại:Cử nhân Tiếng Anh

Kinh nghiệm giảng dạy: Tôi tốt nghiệp trường Đại Học Ngoại Ngữ – Đại Học Đà Nẵng chuyên ngành Cử nhân Tiếng Anh vào năm 2013. Sau khi ra trường tôi có cơ hội làm việc cho một công ty du lịch ở địa phương, điều này giúp tôi trau dồi thêm kinh nghiệm, kiến thức cũng như phần nào hỗ trợ cho tôi trong công việc Trợ giảng hiện tại. Năm 2020, tôi bắt đầu gia nhập ngôi nhà chung HAIS.

Kinh nghiệm giảng dạy tại HAIS:
Ở HAIS, tôi được làm quen với môi trường làm việc chuyên nghiệp, được tham gia và hoàn thành một số khoá đào tạo chuyên nghiệp như: Dyslexia Awareness, EAL for Classroom Teacher và một số khoá học khác trên optimus.

Những điều thú vị về bản thân mà thầy cô muốn chia sẻ?
Tôi thậm chí thấp hơn học sinh tiểu học ở HAIS

Nguyễn Thị Kim Châu

International Year 3 Teaching Assistant

Amanda Gustin

Year 4 Teacher / General Coordinator / Swim Coach

Name:Amanda Gustin
HAIS Teaching Roles:Year 4 Teacher, Swim Coach
Years of Teaching Experience:3+
Degree & Certifications: Bachelor of Fine Arts (Craft and Material Studies), Postgraduate, Associate Degree in Arts (Art & General Education), TESOL/TESL/TEFL Certificate, Level 2 U.S. Masters Swimming Coach Certificate

Amanda started her interest in teaching early as a water safety and first-responder instructor during secondary and college years. Whilst undertaking her bachelor’s degree from Virginia Commonwealth University, Amanda worked for four years coordinating the university’s student affairs programmes for student health, wellness and recreation – this work continued well after Amanda finalised her degree.

Since leaving the United States, Amanda has taught primary and secondary students in Korea, worked as the HAIS Learning Support teacher from 2019-2020, and spent a year as the HAIS Head of Administration from 2020-2021, whilst at the same time completed her post graduate degree in primary education. In addition, Amanda is proud to have founded and be the Head Coach for the HAIS Swim Team.

Under the HAIS Continuing Professional Development programme, Amanda has completed professional development training in Dyslexia Awareness, EAL for Classroom Teachers, Preventing and Tackling Cyberbullying, Preventing Extremism and Radicalism, Sexual Exploitation and Grooming Awareness and Early Years SEN. Amanda is currently completing the SEND Inclusive Teaching programme and Cambridge Understanding Assessment course.

Amanda passionately believes that knowledge is the most valuable commodity that a person can possess and that learning can take many forms and Amanda has dedicated her life to instilling these learning values in younger generations. Although we all learn differently, the most important factor is that we always continue to learn.

Fun Fact: Amanda’s father was an army special forces instructor and growing up he taught her defensive combatives, how to train and push the mind and body, wilderness survival and respect and understanding of wildlife. Her father was continually teaching her, which instilled in her the desire to teach others.

Đàm Thị Tình

Trợ giảng lớp Year 4 Quốc tế

Họ và tên: Đàm Thị Tình
Vị trí hiện tại ở HAIS: Trợ giảng lớp 4 khối Quốc tế.
Trình độ và bằng cấp hiện tại: Cử nhân ngành quản trị du lịch (Đại học Duy Tân, Thành phố Đà Nẵng)

Kinh nghiệm giảng dạy: Tôi đã có 1 năm kinh nghiệm dạy tại trung tâm Tiếng anh cho trẻ nhỏ tại Đà Nẵng. Thời gian được cùng học, cùng chơi với các bạn nhỏ cho tôi cảm giác bình yên, vui vẻ. Sự vô tư, hồn nhiên của các bạn nhỏ cuốn hút tôi mỗi khi tiếp xúc, trò chuyện. Tôi cảm nhận được sâu trong bản thân mình rằng tôi muốn được đồng hành cùng các bạn nhỏ trên con đường tìm thầy đam mê và ước mơ của chúng. Như cách các bạn ấy đã giúp tôi tìm thấy đam mê ẩn giấu trong tôi. Đầu năm 2021 tôi chuyển về Hội An sinh sống. Tôi tiếp tục đi theo tiếng gọi con tim mình, tôi tìm kiếm những ngôi trường ở Hội An , thật may mắn thông qua phương tiện truyền thông tôi biết đến HAIS và tôi đã ” say nắng ” HAIS từ cái nhìn đầu tiên.

Những điều thú vị về bản thân mà thầy cô muốn chia sẻ?
Tôi thích chạy bộ, nó giúp tôi cân bằng cảm xúc và tìm thấy bình yên trong tâm hồn.

Emma Pook

Year 5 Teacher / Debate Coach / Tennis Coach

Name: Emma Pook
HAIS Teaching Roles: Year 5 Teacher, Debate Coach
Years of Teaching Experience: 5+
Degree & Certifications: B.A. in Psychology and English Language and Linguistics, Postgraduate in Education, Certificate in Coaching Debate.

At university, Emma studied a Bachelor of Arts Degree with majors in Psychology and English Language and Linguistics. She later went on to complete her Postgraduate Certificate in Education. During her fourth year at university, she also coached tennis at a private boarding school. Starting in 2016, Emma taught for 3 years in South Africa before making the leap to Vietnam where she taught at an international school in Saigon from 2019-2020. While working in Saigon, she also accepted the role of Master of Ceremonies for school events. Emma recently completed a communications course to become a certified debating coach, as well a Special Needs course to build and refresh her knowledge of special needs.

Under the HAIS Continuing Professional Development programme, Emma completed professional development training in Dyslexia Awareness, EAL for Classroom Teachers, SEND Inclusive Teaching Programme and Effective Self-Care.

Emma decided to become a teacher because she is passionate about education and making a difference in children’s lives. Her pedagogical philosophy consists of motivating students to become their best possible self. Emma believes in education that encourages students to become solution-oriented thinkers that are passionate about making the world a better place.

Fun Fact: During her school years, Emma played tennis very seriously and was chosen to represent a South African Tennis side in Scotland and England when she was in Year 11.”

Nguyễn Thị Hương Lan

Trợ giảng lớp Year 5 Quốc tế

Họ và tên: Nguyễn Thị Hương Lan
Vị trí hiện tại ở HAIS: Trợ giảng lớp Year 5
Trình độ và bằng cấp hiện tại: Bằng cử nhân Tiếng Anh tại trường Đại học Ngoại ngữ Đà Nẵng
Kinh nghiệm giảng dạy: Tôi có hơn 10 năm kinh nghiệm làm việc cho tổ chức NGO và dạy Tiếng Anh cho người lớn, trẻ em. Tôi rất thích công việc của mình. 

Kinh nghiệm giảng dạy tại HAIS: Tôi đã có 3 năm làm việc dưới mái trường HAIS với rất nhiều kỷ niệm đẹp tuyệt vời. Điều thú vị ở đây là việc tôi có cơ hội được làm việc với rất nhiều giáo viên dày dặn kinh nghiệm. Tôi cũng rất may mắn khi được ở trong một môi trường làm việc chuyên nghiệp như ở tại HAIS, nơi giúp tôi nâng cao được kỹ năng dạy học của mình và giúp tôi thỏa mãn đam mê của mình là được hỗ trợ và chăm sóc các em. Đây là những quãng thời gian tuyệt vời mà tôi không thể nào quên.

Tom Dowden

International Primary Learning Lead
International Year 6 Teacher

Name: Tom Dowden
HAIS Teaching Roles: International Primary Learning Lead, International Year 6 Teacher
Years of Teaching Experience: 12 Years
Degree & Certifications: Bachelor of Journalism, Graduate Diploma of Education (middle years)

After a career in journalism and public relations in London, Tom became focused on searching for a profession that would have more of a positive impact on society and would allow him to help others in a more direct manner. This naturally led him to the profession of teaching where he has happily provided his services for more than a decade. Tom discovered his passion for teaching early on and has been working ever since on a journey of lifelong learning with the children under his care as his sole inspiration. Students in their primary years of schooling are naturally curious about the world around them and Tom found that it was his responsibility to not only nurture this curiosity, but to expand on it and take it to levels the students never imagined.

Throughout the course of his career and because of his background in journalism, Tom developed a desire to become an expert at teaching literacy. He enrolled the services of a literacy coach for 5 years to hone his craft and learn as much as he could about the explicit teaching of reading and writing. As a result of this, Tom has taught countless numbers of children to read, all of them with individual challenges and needs that needed to be met in order for them to access the incredible world of literacy. Tom inspires children to not only read to learn, but to develop a lifelong passion in reading for pleasure.

While Tom has become a specialised teacher of literacy, he is also devoted to providing the highest level of instruction in Mathematics and Science. He is passionate about the scientific methods of investigation, both inside and outside of school, and believes that Science has always been the driving force behind developing a better society. Unlike a lot of people, the heroes and inspirational people in Tom’s life have mainly been mathematicians and scientists. He believes Math and Science should be taught practically, in a hands-on manner as much as possible, to excite students and to further develop that natural curiosity.

It is with this background that Tom joins us at HAIS as the Primary Learning Lead. He is extremely excited to be joining the HAIS family and eager to support the students, parents and teachers. He does not come alone, however. Joining him in this new adventure is his wonderful family. His two children will be joining the primary school in Year Four and Six with his wife, Kerry, becoming the new Year Three teacher. His whole family cannot wait to meet all of the amazing community at HAIS and to start their new life here in Hoi An.

Fun Fact: Tom once held the Sgt. Pepper’s drum and some amplifiers belonging to Jimi Hendrix the day before helping to sell a £37 million painting. For more information, you’ll have to introduce yourself to Tom.

Huỳnh Thị Kim Vân

Trợ giảng lớp Year 6 Quốc tế

Họ và tên: Huỳnh Thị Kim Vân
Vị trí hiện tại ở HAIS: Trợ giảng lớp Year 6
Trình độ và bằng cấp hiện tại: Chứng nhận giáo dục TESOL 

Kinh nghiệm giảng dạy: 
Tôi có kinh nghiệm giảng dạy học sinh tại nhà và làm gia sư.

Những điều thú vị về bản thân mà thầy cô muốn chia sẻ?
Tôi có Đam mê đi du lịch bụi, đi phượt (Thái Lan là nước thứ 40 trong hành trình khám phá thế giới). Ham đọc sách, thích nấu ăn và tìm hiểu văn hóa các nước. Thích ngồi thiền, tập yoga.

Nguyễn Thị Long Trinh

Trợ giảng lớp song ngữ Tiền Tiểu học

Họ và tên: Nguyễn Thị Long Trinh
Vị trí hiện tại ở HAIS: Trợ giảng lớp song ngữ Tiền Tiểu học
Trình độ và bằng cấp hiện tại: Cao đẳng Mầm Non

Kinh nghiệm giảng dạy: Tôi ra trường năm 2015 và dạy ở trường công lập và tư thục. Trong những năm làm việc, đa số tôi đều được nhận vào dạy ở các lớp mẫu giáo lớn có độ tuổi 5-6. Tôi có khá nhiều kinh nghiệm trong việc giảng dạy, truyền đạt kiến thức đến trẻ bằng các hoạt động thực hành vui chơi khác nhau rất đa dạng và phong phú.

Kinh nghiệm giảng dạy tại HAIS: Được biết đến HAIS một may mắn, tôi yêu HAIS với một không gian học tập xanh mát rộng rãi, không bị rập khuôn gò bó trong các lớp học với 4 bức tường. HAIS luôn lấy trẻ làm trung tâm và tôn trọng sự khác biệt ở mỗi trẻ. Ở đây, tôi được làm việc với cả một đội ngũ giáo viên chuyên nghiệp và hơn hết có một nhà lãnh đạo rất tuyệt vời, luôn tôn trọng và đặt quyền lợi tốt nhất cho giáo viên. 

Những điều thú vị về bản thân mà thầy cô muốn chia sẻ?
Tôi 29 tuổi, đang bầu cũng sắp sinh đứa thứ hai (con trai). Mang đứa thứ hai tôi đã rất vui khi giữ được chỉ số cân nặng bình ổn mà không bị quá mức như đứa đầu tăng 28kg lô.

Nguyễn Thị Khánh Ly

Giáo viên chủ nhiệm lớp 3 Song ngữ

Họ và tên: Nguyễn Thị Khánh Ly
Vị trí hiện tại ở HAIS: Giáo viên chủ nhiệm lớp 3 Song ngữ
Trình độ và bằng cấp hiện tại: Cử nhân

Kinh nghiệm giảng dạy: Năm 2020 – 2021, tôi đã giảng dạy môn Toán và Tiếng Việt bên khối Tiểu học Song Ngữ của trường Quốc tế Hội An. Và đây cũng là năm đầu tiên tôi được đứng trên bục giảng.

Kinh nghiệm giảng dạy tại HAIS: Được làm việc dưới ngôi nhà chung tại HAIS thật sự rất tuyệt vời. Mọi người thì rất thân thiện, cởi mở và luôn nhiệt tình giúp đỡ người khác. Học sinh thì vô cùng đáng yêu và lễ phép. Nhờ có đội ngũ giáo viên dẫn dắt chuyên nghiệp nên trình độ chuyên môn của tôi ngày càng cũng được phát triển hơn. 

Những điều thú vị về bản thân mà thầy cô muốn chia sẻ? 
Tôi rất thích được đi chơi đặc biệt được đi ngắm hoàng hôn.

Cao Thị Hoàng Nga

Giáo viên lớp Prep-Grade 1 Song ngữ

Họ và tên: Cao Thị Hoàng Nga
Vị trí hiện tại ở HAIS: Giáo viên chủ nhiệm lớp Prep và Grade 1
Trình độ và bằng cấp hiện tại: Cao đẳng 

Kinh nghiệm giảng dạy: 
Tốt nghiệp năm 2017 tôi đã bắt đầu công việc của mình tại một trường mầm non ở Hội An. Làm việc trong môi trường giáo dục đã trở thành đam mê của tôi. Trong thời gian làm việc trong các trường mầm non thì tôi đã có gần 2 năm kinh nghiệm giảng dạy ở lớp tiền tiểu học tại trường mầm non Chú Voi Con Hội An và thật may mắn tôi lại được tiếp tục chủ nhiệm lớp Tiền tiểu học/lớp 1 song ngữ tại HAIS.

Những điều thú vị về bản thân mà thầy cô muốn chia sẻ?
Tôi rất thích nấu ăn và bơi lội nhưng cả 2 lĩnh vực này tôi đều chỉ dừng lại ở việc biết chứ không giỏi

Trinh Thi Dieu Linh

Bilingual Primary Learning Lead, Grade 2 Teacher

Họ và tên: Trịnh Thị Diệu Linh
Vị trí hiện tại ở HAIS: Trưởng nhóm Học tập khối Tiểu học Song ngữ/Giáo viên lớp 2 Song ngữ
Trình độ và bằng cấp hiện tại: Đại học/Cử nhân Sư phạm Giáo dục Tiểu học

Kinh nghiệm giảng dạy: Tôi tốt nghiệp loại Giỏi khoa Giáo dục Tiểu học trường Đại học Sư phạm Hà Nội. Tôi đã có trên 7 năm kinh nghiệm giảng dạy trẻ nhỏ ở tất cả các độ tuổi và trình độ khác nhau từ Tiền Tiểu học đến hết lớp Năm. Trước khi vào Hội An, tôi đã có 5 năm kinh nghiệm làm việc trong một số trung tâm, trường tư thục và trường song ngữ trên địa bàn Hà Nội. Cùng với đó, tôi cũng có thời gian đảm nhiệm vị trí Trưởng nhóm Giáo viên Tiểu học – điều phối dự án giáo dục trực tuyến. Năm 2019, tôi bắt đầu công việc mới tại trường Quốc tế Hội An. Sau 1 năm làm việc tại đây, tôi đã rất vui mừng khi được tin tưởng giao phó vị trí Trưởng khối Tiểu học Song ngữ cho đến nay.

Kinh nghiệm giảng dạy tại HAIS: Ở HAIS, tôi không chỉ giúp các con khám phá và phát huy tiềm năng, thế mạnh của bản thân mà chính bản thân tôi cũng tìm thấy giá trị của chính bản thân mình. Hai năm qua thực sự là khoảng thời gian vô cùng tuyệt vời và đáng nhớ đối với bản thân tôi, khi tôi được ba mẹ tin tưởng, được các con yêu thương, được đồng nghiệp luôn kề vai sát cánh, được là một phần của HAIS thân yêu. Tôi thực sự cảm thấy mình rất may mắn khi đã có mặt ở đây. Tôi thực lòng biết ơn vì tất cả..

Những điều thú vị về bản thân mà thầy cô muốn chia sẻ?
Tôi rất yêu mèo, dễ xúc động, coi viết lách như một niềm đam mê nhưng lại rất thích dạy Toán :D 

Khi đi lên phố cổ, ra sân bay hay thậm chí ở ngay trong trường HAIS, mọi người rất hay nhầm lẫn tôi không phải người Việt mà là người Hàn, Nhật hay Trung! (Kể cả học sinh người Hàn ở trường cũng hỏi tôi có phải người Hàn không!!)

Jeanri Smit

Bilingual Preparatory – Grade 3 Teacher, Primary Drama Teacher

Name: Jeanri Smit
HAIS Teaching Roles: Preparatory – Grade 3 Teachers / Drama Teacher
Years of Teaching Experience: 5
Degree & Certifications: Bachelor of Arts in Education, Post Graduate Diploma in Special needs Education, Post Graduate Diploma in Autism, Certificate in Junior Drama, TEFL Certificate

Bio: Jeanri grew up in South Africa with her first passion being a career in arts. Jeanri felt a personal void in her life and had the urge to work with people and use her creativity to help others. This is when Jeanri decided to follow her dreams and become a teacher.

Jeanri remembers growing up and her mother always saying, ‘Do what you love and you will never work a day in your life.’ For Jeanri her career as a teacher has never felt like a job, rather more of a calling, a passion, a lifestyle.

Prior to working at HAIS Jeanri worked as a teacher at primary schools in South Africa and Vietnam. Whilst working in South Africa Jeanri ran classes of up to 53 students. This taught Jeanri the value of good classroom management. Before moving to Hoi An, Jeanri worked as a bilingual primary teacher at a well renowned school in Hanoi, Vietnam.

During the 2019/2020 academic year Jeanri worked as the substitute teacher at HAIS and supported the school across both primary and secondary sector throughout the year. Jeanri was heavily involved in extra-curricular activities across the year, running art classes for our students. Over the last 12 months Jeanri has blended into our school and is well known for her positive attitude and warm welcoming smile.

Jeanri is excited about joining the HAIS family this year as a full time teacher. Jeanri will begin her 6th year of teaching this year and her focus will be on encouraging students to ask questions, take risks and overcome any fear that may impede their learning.

Jeanri is looking forward to a wonderful year full of learning, laughter and growth and even more so she is thrilled about meeting all of the HAIS students and families.

Fun Fact:

Jeanri loves animals and watersports. Jeanri even trained her dog to join her when she heads out to sea on her standup paddleboard.

Nguyễn Thị Ngọc Thắm

Trợ giảng lớp Tiền tiểu học – lớp 1, lớp 3 Song ngữ

Họ và tên: Nguyễn Thị Ngọc Thắm
Vị trí hiện tại ở HAIS: Trợ giảng lớp Tiền tiểu học, Lớp 1-3
Trình độ và bằng cấp hiện tại: Cử nhân sư phạm ngoại ngữ

Kinh nghiệm giảng dạy: Tôi tốt nghiệp bằng tại trường Đại học Ngoại ngữ Đà Nẵng và từng đi dạy tại trường công hơn 1 năm trước khi gia nhập vào trường HAIS năm ngoái. 

Kinh nghiệm giảng dạy tại HAIS:
Dưới các chương trình đào tạo của trường HAIS, tôi đã hoàn tất các khóa đào tạo chuyên môn về Hội chứng khó đọc, các lớp học về việc dạy Tiếng anh cho các giáo viên, Chương trình phát triển nâng cao nghiệp vụ giáo viên, Sự khác biệt khi Ghép nhóm và Chất lượng trong dạy học: Chương trình đào tạo nâng cao SEND.

Những điều thú vị về bản thân mà thầy cô muốn chia sẻ?
Tôi rất thích đọc sách và tiểu thuyết trong thời gian rảnh. Tôi cũng rất thích nấu ăn nữa.

Helen Trethewey

Learning Enhancement Coordinator & Grade 4-5 Teacher

Name:Helen Trethewey
HAIS Teaching Roles:Learning Enhancement
Years of Teaching Experience:25+
Degree & Certifications: B.A. in Education with Second Class Honours, Dyslexia Awareness, Differentiation in Practice

Helen has been teaching for 26 years and has worked internationally for 17 years in Brussels, Hong Kong, and Vietnam. Helen specialises in supporting students with Learning differences like Dyslexia and providing a challenge for Gifted and Talented students. Helen is a qualified specialist teacher and assessor, recognised by the British Dyslexia Association.

Under the HAIS Continuing Professional Development programme, Helen completed professional development training in Accelerate Progress with Metacognition, EAL for Classroom Teachers, and Differentiation in Practice. She also facilitated training in Dyslexia Awareness and Questioning for Challenge.

Helen became a teacher because she wanted all children to be understood for who they are and be enabled to do their best. She believes that education should be child-centred and allow all children to believe in themselves, regardless of their ability.

Fun Fact: She loves to travel and take photographs of nature, people and architecture.

Nguyễn Thị Chung Hà

Giáo viên lớp 5 Tiểu học Song ngữ

Họ và tên: Nguyễn Thị Chung Hà
Vị trí hiện tại ở HAIS: Giáo viên lớp 5 Tiểu học Song ngữ.
Trình độ và bằng cấp hiện tại: Đại học – Cử nhân Ngữ văn- Đại học Huế.

Kinh nghiệm giảng dạy: Tôi là giáo viên chuyên về tiếng Việt – Ngữ văn. Tôi đã có gần 10 năm giảng dạy tại một số trường ở Quảng Bình và trung tâm giáo dục tại Đà Nẵng dành cho học sinh tiểu học. Hiện tôi đang giảng dạy tại HAIS với vai trò là giáo viên Tiểu học và giáo viên ngôn ngữ tiếng Việt. 

Kinh nghiệm giảng dạy tại HAIS: Đến với HAIS tôi đã có rất nhiều niềm vui. Niềm vui tuyệt vời nhất mà tôi có được là từ các học sinh thân yêu của mình, từ sự hỗ trợ, sẻ chia của đồng nghiệp và từ sự quan tâm của Ban lãnh đạo nhà trường. Tại HAIS tôi đã tự phát hiện khả năng của bản thân trong các hoạt động.

Những điều thú vị về bản thân mà thầy cô muốn chia sẻ?
Tôi thích đọc sách, đặc biệt rất thích việc ngắm nhìn những cánh đồng lúa và ngửi mùi lúa chín. Rất nhiều lần trên đường đi dạy tôi đã dừng xe trước cánh đồng lúa và hít một hơi thật dài…

Hồ Thị Thu Hồng

Bilingual Grade 4 Teacher

Balint Kocsis

Secondary English & Enterprise Teacher

Name:Balint Kocsis
HAIS Teaching Roles:History, Enterprise, English, IGCSE Enterprise, IGCSE English
Years of Teaching Experience:10+
Degree & Certifications: M.A. in Applied Linguistics and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), B.A. of Business Administration, Certified Teacher – Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria, American Teacher’s Certification ABCTE (Secondary English Language Arts) – USA, Programme Leader – Cambridge International Certificate in Teaching and Learning.

With a career in teaching and leading Cambridge learners, Balint brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in leading successful literacy initiatives, a personal passion of his. Under the HAIS Continuing Professional Development programme Balint completed professional development training in CPD Leadership: Strategy, Dyslexia Awareness, Marking & Feedback, Effective Lesson Planning and EAL for Classroom Teachers in support of increased technical awareness across the HAIS faculty.

He leads a team of dedicated educators who share a strong commitment to academic and pastoral excellence. Balint has completed several Cambridge training courses, including IGCSE First Language English, Business Studies, and AS General Paper English and is a Cambridge Assessment Specialist for IGCSE First Language English. He is proud to be part of our devoted team of accomplished Cambridge IGCSE teachers and looks forward to guiding our IGCSE students to achieve successful results this year.

Fun Fact: Balint is a lifetime member of the U.S. Chess Federation and used to play to a 5-handicap in golf.

Hannah Lord

Secondary Learning Lead / English, Literature & Global Perspective Teacher Trưởng nhóm học tập khối Trung học /

Name:Hannah Lord
HAIS Teaching Roles:English, Global Perspectives, IGCSE English Literature, IGCSE Global Perspectives
Years of Teaching Experience:5+
Degree & Certifications: B.A. with Honours in Politics, PGCE, Cambridge Assessment International Education course in IGCSE Literature in English.

Hannah gained both a BA degree and a teaching certificate in the UK before moving overseas, and in 2022, she will complete her Masters in Education. In 2020, Hannah completed a Cambridge Assessment International Education course in IGCSE Literature in English.

Under the HAIS Continuing Professional Development programme Hannah completed professional development training in Dyslexia Awareness, Marking & Feedback and facilitated training in EAL for Classroom Teachers.

Hannah always enjoyed learning and being in education as a student, so progressing to a teacher, where she gets to share that enjoyment with others, seemed like a logical career choice. Her teaching philosophy is to create an environment where students feel moved to learn – engaged learners are motivated learners.

Fun Fact: Hannah has two cats and one dog, the best pets ever.

Seth Lagao

Secondary Science & Math Teacher

Name: Seth Lagao
HAIS Teaching Roles: Science, STEM, IGCSE Coordinated Sciences
Years of Teaching Experience: 5+
Degree & Certifications: B.S. in Health Science, Teachers Board Teacher’s Licence.

Before becoming a teacher, Seth was a hospital technician for eight years, receiving a Bachelor’s of Science in Health Science from the University of Sacramento in California. Seth then completed his US teaching certification, specifically for grade 7-12 Biology. Seth taught Cambridge Checkpoint and IGCSE classes for four years at an international school in Ho Chi Minh City. Previously, he was the head of secondary at a bilingual international school.

Under the HAIS Continuing Professional Development programme, Seth completed professional development training in Dyslexia Awareness, Marking & Feedback, EAL for Classroom Teachers, Managing Self-Harm and Tackling Low-Level Disruption

Seth became a teacher because he enjoys being engaged and being kept on his toes.

Fun Fact: Seth is an Eagle Scout and has a poodle named BeBe Zahara Benet.

Mark Reeve

Secondary Science & Mathematics Teacher, Year 11 Homeroom Teacher

Name: Mark Reeve
HAIS Teaching Roles: Secondary Science & Mathematics Teacher, Year 11 Homeroom Teacher
Years of Teaching Experience: 8 years ( including 6 years in Vietnam)
Degree & Certifications: MSc Chemistry with Industrial Experience, PGCE Secondary Science with Chemistry specialism.

Bio: Mark has been teaching in Vietnam for 6 years already and is the new maths and science teacher for the HAIS IGCSE programme. Mark has high expectations for all his students in the IGCSE programme. Mark really enjoys running practical experiments in science, in particular in the field of chemistry. Mark used to teach in Vũng Tàu before coming to HAIS, and in Mongolia before that. Before going into education, he used to work in water hygiene and treatment.

Mark decided to become a teacher after volunteering to help visually impaired children back in the United Kingdom called Visually Impaired Children – Taking Action or VICTA. Mark is very happy about teaching at HAIS and looks forward to his time in the school.

Fun Fact: The faster you are moving, the longer time takes to go by, and the shorter distance becomes. Hard to believe, but it’s true.

Last summer my wife and I drove from Hà Nội to Vũng Tàu on motorbikes that cost us less than 5 million VND. Mine is still going strong. POWERRRRRRRRR!!!!

Paul Starkey

Secondary English, History, Commerce Teacher, Global Perspectives Teacher, World Languages Teacher, Pastoral Care Coordinator

Name: Paul Starkey
HAIS Teaching Roles: Secondary English, History, Commerce Teacher, Global Perspectives Teacher, World Languages Teacher, Pastoral Care Coordinator
Years of Teaching Experience: 7
Degree & Certifications: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Teaching

Bio: Paul is originally from Adelaide, South Australia. Paul has been living in Vietnam for almost 4 years and moved down from Hanoi to Hoi An in June 2021. In his classroom Paul likes to ask more questions than give answers in order to really challenge the students and offer them a chance to become independent in their learning. It is important for Paul that students learn in a fun, practical and real world environment.

Paul’s focus is about bringing his experiences and enthusiasm to HAIS and also to promote the already strong sense of community in the classroom and across HAIS.

Prior to teaching at HAIS, Paul taught in his home town of Adelaide, South Australia before moving to Vietnam to teach a pre-university course in conjunction with the South Australian Government. Throughout that time, Paul was the Academic Director for SACE Vietnam and the English Principal for the Hanoi Adelaide School.

Fun Fact: Paul so far has won three cooking competitions in Australia and 1 cooking competition in Hanoi. As a hobby, Paul competed in several bbq competitions winning 1st place in certain categories and most recently won a cooking competition for a fine foods company based in Hanoi.

Daniel Maguire

Secondary Digital Literacy & ICT Teacher

Name:Dan Maguire
HAIS Teaching Roles:Mathematics, Digital Literacy, IGCSE Mathematics, IGCSE ICT
Years of Teaching Experience:10+
Degrees & Certifications: B.A. in Education (Mathematics and History), Cambridge Introductory Training – Lower Secondary Mathematics, Cambridge Extension Training – IGCSE Mathematics.

Dan received his Bachelor’s of Education from the University of Western Ontario, then taught for four years in Canada, before coming to Vietnam. In 2020, he completed two Cambridge training courses: Cambridge Introductory Training – Lower Secondary Mathematics and Cambridge Extension Training – IGCSE Mathematics.

Under the HAIS Continuing Professional Development programme, Dan completed professional development training in Dyslexia Awareness, Marking & Feedback, EAL for Classroom Teachers, Understanding Stress and How to Manage it, Effective Self Care and Positive Relationships.

Dan became a teacher with the simple goal of demystifying Math for all students, so they can enjoy it and be successful. He has since realised that being a teacher goes beyond demystification and that the fundamental mission of education is to help students realise their own goals, and become happy, fulfilled and contributing members of the community.

Fun Fact: Dan is a big fan of NBA basketball, he has two dogs, Carlos and Omar, and you can usually hear music playing from his classroom while he prepares lessons.

Trần Vũ Thị Thúy Ánh (Jasmine)

Kỹ thuật viên phòng thí nghiệm & Trợ giảng khối Trung học

Họ và tên: Trần Vũ Thuý Ánh
Vị trí hiện tại ở HAIS: Kỹ thuật viên phòng thí nghiệm & Trợ giảng khối Trung học
Trình độ và bằng cấp hiện tại: Cử nhân Sư phạm

Kinh nghiệm giảng dạy: Tôi đã có 2 năm kinh nghiệm làm việc ở các trường Quốc tế. Đây là năm thứ 2 tôi đồng hành cùng HAIS. Tôi đã hoàn thành chứng chỉ đào tạo EAL for Classroom Teachers và Dyslexia Awareness

Kinh nghiệm giảng dạy tại HAIS: Tôi được phát triển về chuyên môn cũng như kỹ năng qua các khoá đào tạo từ nhà trường. Khuôn viên trường học thân thiện với môi trường cùng với nhiều nguồn tài nguyên hỗ trợ tích cực cho việc chia sẻ kiến thức cho học sinh. Học sinh ở HAIS đa dạng, tài năng và thân thiện. 

Những điều thú vị về bản thân mà thầy cô muốn chia sẻ?
Tôi thích nghe nhạc và chơi thể thao.

Nguyễn Thị Khánh Linh

Trợ giảng khối Trung học

Họ và tên: Nguyễn Thị Khánh Linh 
Vị trí hiện tại ở HAIS: Trợ giảng khối Trung học 
Trình độ và bằng cấp hiện tại: Tôi đã hoàn thành chương trình Cử nhân Ngôn ngữ (tiếng Anh) và Cử nhân Kinh tế (Quản trị kinh doanh) của trường Đại học Đà Nẵng. Tôi rất thích công việc dạy học do đó tôi đã hoàn thành Chứng chỉ Nghiệp vụ Sư phạm để trở thành một cô giáo.

Kinh nghiệm giảng dạy:
Tôi đã có gần 7 năm kinh nghiệm giảng dạy Tiếng Anh cho trẻ em Việt Nam từ 4-18 tuổi trước khi làm việc tại trường quốc tế HAIS. Tôi thấy mình thật may mắn khi có cơ hội được làm việc với các em học sinh từ độ tuổi bé cho đến lớn. Làm việc với học sinh ở mỗi độ tuổi khác nhau đều có những đặc thù và điểm thú vị riêng. Làm việc với học sinh ở độ tuổi trung học dù có nhiều điểm khó khăn nhưng đó cũng là độ tuổi tôi rất thích làm việc chung. 

Kinh nghiệm giảng dạy tại HAIS:
Tôi thấy thật vui mừng khi là 1 thành viên của cộng đồng HAIS. Một trường học luôn coi học sinh là tâm điểm và là mối quan tâm hàng đầu. Tại HAIS đội ngũ giáo viên chúng tôi luôn được bồi dưỡng đào tạo chuyên môn thường xuyên. Đây là cơ hội tuyệt vời để tôi nâng cao chuyên môn cũng như năng lực của mình trong quá trình làm việc. HAIS còn là một “Ngôi trường xanh” đúng nghĩa, luôn quan tâm đến môi trường và tạo cho học sinh nhiều cơ hội được gần gũi với thiên nhiên. Khu vườn của HAIS mang đến cho đội ngũ giáo viên và các em học sinh những tiết học bổ ích và là khoảng thời gian được gần gũi trò chuyện với cây cối, hoa lá. 

Những điều thú vị về bản thân mà thầy cô muốn chia sẻ?
Tôi là một người rất sợ những trò mạo hiểm do vậy tôi thậm chí chưa bao giờ dám thử các trò chơi như là tàu lượn siêu tốc. Vậy mà vào mùa hè cách đây 3 năm tôi đã thử nghe theo lời mời của em họ mình để cùng cô ấy bay dù lượn (vì đối với bản thân tôi đó đã là trò mạo hiểm rồi). Thật là may mắn khi tôi đã đồng ý tham gia để trải nghiệm 15 phút bay lên và nhìn toàn cảnh bãi biển ở trên cao. Đó quả là khoảnh khắc rất thú vị.

Frances Dobson

Trưởng nhóm học tập các môn Năng khiếu / Giáo viên môn Nghệ thuật, thiết kế

Name:Frances Dobson
HAIS Teaching Roles:Art & Design
Years of Teaching Experience:10+
Degree & Certifications: B.A. (Fine Arts), PGCE, Developmental Lesson Observation.

Frances has taught Art and Design across a range of age groups in both the UK and Hong Kong. She is a skilled painter and drawer and also enjoys printmaking, mixed media, conceptual art and ceramics. She brings a wide range of experience and expertise to the classroom, including the ability to instruct students across a broad range of techniques and processes.

Under the HAIS Continuing Professional Development programme, Frances completed professional development training in Dyslexia Awareness, EAL for Classroom Teachers, Tackling Low-Level Disruption and Developmental Lesson Observation.

Frances believes in the importance of providing outlets for creative expression at all ages. She feels that the HAIS programmes allow students to learn the fundamental elements of art and explore, experiment, and build on that knowledge, refining their skills as they progress from EYFS into primary, secondary and beyond.

Fun Fact: Frances loves to travel and has visited 37 countries in the last nine years. She is also an accomplished musician and plays piano and violin.

Luke Garner

Giáo viên Âm nhạc, giáo viên Kịch khối Trung học

Tên: Luke Garner
HAIS Teaching Roles: Music / Drama
Years of Teaching Experience: 6 years
Degree & Certifications: Bachelor of Arts in Music Composition, TEFL/TESOL, PGCE in Secondary Music
 
Bio: Luke has been a musician since the age of 6. He has played and composed for all types of music, including classical, rock, film and blues! He really enjoys music that is original and creative, and his broad musical experience allows him to help students learn about the music they love and those they are yet to explore.
 
He started his interest in teaching when he wrote a piece for childrens’ choir during music studies, and he found that working with children was very rewarding. As a result, he decided to train to become a music teacher in the UK. After some time, he wanted to explore different cultures and develop his international experience. This led him to come to Vietnam, of which he taught English and Music in Ho Chi Minh City for four years, working both within public and private schools.
 
Luke became a teacher because he loves providing opportunities to students in order to develop their creative mindsets, allowing them to discover new and novel ways of viewing the world. Luke aims to create a classroom where everyone feels welcome and respected through a strong community.
 
Luke loves to continue developing his passions, which is why he is always writing and producing music, and is currently doing his Master of Arts in Education to become an even better teacher.
 
Fun Fact: He loves Vietnamese coffee and Mi Quang noodles, and once played in the Cavern Club in Liverpool, a stage that became very famous from The Beatles.

Yoann Labrue

Giáo viên Thể dục thể chất

Name:Yoann Labrue
HAIS Teaching Roles:Physical Education, School Coach, French
Years of Teaching Experience:10+
Degree & Certifications: M.S. in Sports and Physical Education, M.A. in American Studies, Teaching Training and Certification Program (Physical Education), AustSwim Accreditation – Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety.

After completing his Master’s in Sports Education, Yoann spent one year in America as a teaching assistant. He then obtained a Master’s degree in American Studies. Yoann has a wide-range of experience with children in varying posts such as lifeguard, camp counsellor, coach, and most recently, as a PE teacher in Hanoi for six years. In early 2021, Yoann completed a Cambridge Assessment International Education course in Primary Physical Education.

Under the HAIS Continuing Professional Development programme, Yoann completed professional development training in Dyslexia Awareness, EAL for Classroom Teachers, the Teacher Development Program and Middle Leadership Essentials.

Yoann decided to become a PE teacher because he wanted to share his love of sports with children and encourage healthy, active lifestyles. His teaching philosophy centres around teaching students how to be physically active, not just as youth, but to provide them with the tools and knowledge to remain healthy and active throughout their lives.

Fun Fact: Yoann participated in the World Championship of Ping Pong in London in 2013; it was shown live on SkySports TV.

Lê Gia Huy

Physical Education Teaching Assistant
Aquatics Manager