- Khun SurinLicenseeKhun SurinLicensee
Lanna was founded by my husband, Paul, in 1993. Paul devoted his time and energy into developing a school for our children and the community. Unfortunately, soon after the doors opened, the tragic and untimely death of my loving and caring husband left much unfinished work. It was up to my children and I to see that his dreams and livelihood lived on by making the school into what we knew it could be.
LIST is a special place for my family and I. It has flourished into something more than I ever expected. I’ve been able to draw together educators and staff that share my vision of making LIST into a place where children can receive a great education without it costing a fortune. Every day holds a new challenge, but as long as I continue to make LIST a place where children enjoy coming to further their education then I believe I’ve successfully carried on Paul’s dream. “I thank the community of students, parents and teachers that help make this a special place that I continue to believe in and work long hours to make as good as it can be.”
- Ms DearSchool Manager/COOMs DearSchool Manager/COO
- Ms AoySchool DirectorMs AoySchool Director
B.A., Payap University; B. Ed. Rajabhat University; Post Graduate in Educational Administration, Rajabhat University, OPEC IQA Team Member, ONESQA EQA Team Member, WCSS Team Member, Member of ISAT Committee, President of ISCC.
More than twenty years working in the educational field, it has been a long journey. I worked for a language school teaching career people to speak English for 6 years before moving to Nakornpayap International School where I stayed for 19 years. There, I worked as a teacher assistant, Kindergarten teacher, Thai teacher, Thai Principal, and finally Deputy Director. In 2013, I was delighted to be offered the opportunity to take on my current position as Director at Lanna International School.
LIST is quite a special place, with a warm, family feeling among staff and students, maintaining high expectations for all kinds of achievement. To me that is the charm of LIST. It is exciting to work in the different atmosphere of LIST. I’m sure that working here will make me full of smiles.
- Mr RobHead of SchoolMr RobHead of School
- Ms SarahDeputy Head of School and Primary PrincipalMs SarahDeputy Head of School and Primary PrincipalMSc in Educational Leadership – University of Leicester; B'Ed (Hons) Humanities-University of WalesI am very proud to be the Primary Principal of Lanna International School having been appointed in 2019. I have a particular passion for internationalism and I enjoy the diversity which Lanna offers. I invite you to explore the outstanding education opportunities that we offer Primary aged students here at Lanna International School.
I am a UK qualified teacher, originally from Birmingham in the UK and have been teaching for twenty six years after graduating in 1994. Throughout my career in education I have been lucky to work in a variety of schools with 9 years working in Birmingham, UK for the Local Education Authority (LEA), 3 years in Atlanta Public Schools (APS) in Georgia, USA, 6 years in Dubai, UAE in two very large international schools and 7 years in Kobe, Japan. Each school has bought about its own challenges and rewards and I have been lucky to work with fantastic educators all whom are passionate about teaching and learning. I love my work and I enjoy seeing that 'lightblub' moment when learning takes place. I look for 'shining eyes' each and every day and love to hear what your children are learning in their classrooms.
- Mr KevinSecondary PrincipalMr KevinSecondary Principal
MSc in Educational Leadership – University of Leicester; PGCE Geography and ICT – Keele University; BA (Hons) Geography with Environmental Management – Wolverhampton University; Extended TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) – Sheffield University
I have been the Secondary Principal at LANNA for over a decade and am very proud to be able to work with such a dedicated team of experienced international educators. As a team we are focused on improving the learning experience, whilst maintaining what LANNA is known for - being a very special, positive and friendly school. Our vision, to provide "Academic Excellence within a Caring Community" is something that we live, and actively strive towards every day.
At LANNA we have a wonderfully active and engaged body of students - a real community of learners who are a pleasure to know, and grow alongside. As our school grows in size, an ongoing challenge is maintaining the positivity of our students and the close collaboration that we see as LANNA teachers and students work together towards shared goals. It's always a good day when I see happy and engaged students working with excited professionals who are taking risks, being creative, and having fun!
- Mr RobertFinance and Accountancy ManagerMr RobertFinance and Accountancy Manager
BA (Hons) Accounting and Computing, University of Sunderland and a member of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA).
A 22 year Finance background in England which includes qualifying as an Accountant with CIPFA in 2000 and operating at Finance Director level and other senior positions in organisations within both the private and public sector.
I feel honored and privileged to be part of the Lanna International School of Thailand Community and am looking forward to helping build an exciting future for the students, staff and school.
- Mr MatthewHead of Middle School (Y7 to 10)/Humanities TeacherMr MatthewHead of Middle School (Y7 to 10)/Humanities TeacherMA Education, Open University, UK; PG Diploma in Education, Open University, UK; PG Certificate in Education, Open University, UK; BA (Hons) Globalisation - History, Politics, Culture, University of Brighton, UK.Since 2012, I have been engaged in educational endeavors within Chiang Mai, spanning both primary and secondary levels. Throughout this duration, I have embraced diverse instructional responsibilities, encompassing roles such as a primary school homeroom instructor, in addition to conducting classes in middle school social studies and geography. Moreover, I have assumed leadership positions, notably as the administrative lead of an international primary school, as well as the designated teacher representative within the school's governing board. My involvement also extends to the coordination of house activities.
These multifaceted engagements have facilitated a comprehensive grasp of the intricate nuances within the domain of international education, contributing significantly to my professional maturation as an educator. It is undeniable that my tenure at LANNA has been the most enriching phase of my career journey thus far. This is inherently attributed to the collective synergy of esteemed colleagues and a motivated student cohort.
In my current capacity as the Head of Middle School, my principal focus revolves around providing guidance during the critical transition from primary to secondary education. I am equally dedicated to fostering the holistic development of students as they prepare to undertake the challenges of the IGCSE curriculum.
- Mr SeanHead of High School (Y11 to 13)/ English TeacherMr SeanHead of High School (Y11 to 13)/ English TeacherBA (HONS) English - Manchester University, PGCE Secondary English - Edge Hill University, MA Education - Edge Hill University.
I join the leadership team as the Head of High School this year after 4 years at LANNA. I am responsible for the care and management of Year 11, 12 and 13.
LANNA is special. We offer opportunities for limitless progress and a platform to embark on placements at top-tier Universities, while also catering for the differentiated needs of your child, in a caring community.I am also an English GCSE and A Level teacher with 12 years of experience. I value language as the gateway to successful learning across the curriculum, and empowering students with language and literature to become true international competitors.LANNA is an incredible community of lifelong learners. I look forward to welcoming you and your children to our fantastic, growing campus.
- Mr NathanHead of Higher Education and CareersMr NathanHead of Higher Education and Careers
Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Marketing -- Mississippi State University, USA; CMUTEFL Teacher Training Program -- Chiang Mai University Language Institute; PGCE Secondary Mathematics and English for Speakers of Other Languages -- University of West Florida, USA
After finishing my marketing degree in the US, I came to Thailand in 2008 as a volunteer and taught for a local NGO for two years. It was such a rewarding experience that I decided to pursue education as a career here in Thailand. While working at the Chiang Mai University Language Institute over the following 7 years as an English and Business teacher, I furthered my education and became a licensed Secondary Maths and ESOL teacher in the US. At LANNA, I teach A Level Business and IGCSE Enterprise. Aside from teaching, I also currently serve as Head of Humanities, LQ Coordinator (school magazine), and boys basketball coach. After several years at LANNA, I am still very pleased to be working with this group of professional educators and amazing students, who truly make LANNA a special community.
- Ms AnnaHOD/EnglishMs AnnaHOD/English
B.A. English Literature & B.A. Secondary Education -- Cardinal Stritch University, WI, USA.
Before arriving in Thailand, I studied in Costa Rica for a short time, teaching both ESL and English literature. It is there that I learned the true sense of community and respect for the planet. I returned to the USA where I had the opportunity to teach in a low-income school district where I taught English language and literature to high-risk students for three years. It is there that I learned the true sense of patience and genuine empathy for others. I made the decision to move and teach abroad on an impulsive whim. Although I had never visited Asia before moving here, I have found the transition to Chiang Mai has been a beautiful and exciting journey thus far. I am excited to be a part of such a welcoming community of learners and educators at Lanna.
- Mr BenjaminEnglish TeacherMr BenjaminEnglish Teacher
PGCE Secondary English - University of Nottingham
1st Class BA (Hons) English Literature and Linguistics - Nottingham Trent University
CELTA (Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) - ILS Nottingham
Advanced International Child Protection Certificate - ICPA.
After teaching English language and literature in the UK and Thailand at the Secondary level, I have moved into student support in recent times. I have prior experience in mentoring pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds in the UK - helping them to develop socially and emotionally, as well as academically. I also have experience in child protection and have recently trained as the Secondary school's Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) in order to help ensure the safety and welfare of all our students inside and outside of school; furthermore, I am currently enjoying studying a Diploma in Counselling. I believe that education should be holistic and am passionate about working with young people to help them develop their knowledge, and physical, social and emotional wellbeing.
My role at LANNA also encompasses academic support and teaching English. I always strive to make sure my classes are engaging and have variety (humour is most welcome). I like to see my students be creative in their learning, and develop critical thinking skills that will help in their future education and lives beyond.
I love working with our students (and their parents) and my fellow colleagues - there is a very positive community culture at LANNA which a a pleasure to be a part of.
My personal interests include reading, creative writing, motorcycling and travelling.
- Ms FionaEnglish TeacherMs FionaEnglish Teacher
- Mr ConorEnglish TeacherMr ConorEnglish Teacher
B.Ed in English and Religious Education
I am from Louth, Ireland. I completed my degree in Dublin and have spent the last couple of years teaching English in both my hometown and Dublin.
I've always loved to travel and experience new places and cultures. I spent a couple of months living and working in Vancouver in 2019 and I tried to travel to different cities in Europe as often as I could. Munich and Bratislava have been my favourite so far. I have been planning on living and working in Asia since I started my teaching degree and I am very excited to have gotten the opportunity to teach English at Lanna.
- Ms KarenAccelerated English (AEP)Ms KarenAccelerated English (AEP)
Master’s in Education - Assumption University, Bangkok; BA (Hons) - Social Science - Thomas Edison State University, New Jersey; TEFL certificate
Armed with a TEFL certificate, I left the UK in 2003 and began teaching English in Thailand as a volunteer at a small high school for underprivileged children of farming families. It ignited a passion for teaching that remains with me today. Prior to joining Lanna, I taught English at a Thai government school, private bilingual schools, and international schools in Chachoengsao and Chiang Mai.
- Mr SureshkannaHOD/MathematicsMr SureshkannaHOD/Mathematics
BSc (Hons) in Mathematics and Computer Sciences – University of Peradeniya Sri Lanka;
MSc in Industrial Mathematics – PGIS, University of Peradeniya Sri Lanka;
Post Graduate Diploma in Education in Mathematics – Open University of Sri Lanka.
I am from Jaffna, a city in the north of Sri Lanka. Prior to joining Lanna, I was the Head of the Mathematics Department at Sayfol International School Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia. My career path started in 2001 as a Lecturer of Mathematics. Two years later, I joined as a Secondary mathematics teacher at Colombo International School Kandy, Sri Lanka where my leadership qualities were recognized. My leadership path progressed from a teacher to Head of Mathematics, then to the Head of Middle School and later to the Deputy Head of Secondary School. I have a deep passion for mathematics and love teaching mathematics.
I have a daughter and a son. My wife is also a teacher of Tamil Language in a government school, in Sri Lanka. My family are also very eager to move to Thailand. I love travelling to other countries, as well as learning about other cultures. I also enjoy playing football, volleyball, swimming and cooking.
I have over 20 years of experience in teaching IGCSE, A Level Mathematics and Further Mathematics courses, including Mechanics, Statistics and Decision Mathematics modulus, from different examination boards. I look forward to sharing my experience and knowledge to strengthen the mathematics program at LANNA and to produce more high achievers in mathematics from our students who are seeking to enter top universities throughout the globe.
- Mr RolandMathematics TeacherMr RolandMathematics Teacher
M.S. Structural Engineering (Civil Engineering); B.Ed. Graduate Diploma in Teaching, University of Winnipeg
After I finished High School I worked as a Bank Representative for several years, but it was not challenging and inspiring enough for me to continue in the long-term. I have always loved mathematics (which might be strange to some people!) and its applications. I therefore decided to change direction and studied structural engineering. After graduation I worked as a Structural Engineer in Germany and in Switzerland for several years.
Afterwards I gave myself a break and travelled around Asia including Thailand. I worked for the Chiang Mai University and afterwards, in 2005, started to teach mathematics at LIST (IGCSE, A-level, AP math). I enjoy my work here very much, and I love to be amongst young people, helping them to see the beauty of mathematics and all of its applications. In my leisure time I used to work as a divemaster; I still go diving, but it’s a little difficult here in the North of Thailand, I therefore now cycle up and down the mountains and enjoy the beautiful countryside instead.
- Mr ScottMathematics TeacherMr ScottMathematics Teacher
BSc Statistics, PGCE Secondary Mathematics
I graduated in 1997 with a Bachelor of Science with honours in Statistics from the University of Aberdeen and later completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Education from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow. I have been a teacher of mathematics for more than 20 years with 9 years experience in England and over 14 years internationally. I has worked in many countries worldwide and previously worked in China for 5 years. During my time in China, I led a very successful team of mathematics teachers where high standards were set, excellent IGCSE and A-level grades achieved, resulting in many of the top scholars’ gaining entry to the best universities in the United Kingdom and United States of America. Away from the rigours of academic life I am an avid traveller and have to date visited more than 50 countries, developing a passion for photography. Thailand is one of my favourite places to visit and I am very much looking forward to further developing my Thai language skills and my cultural understanding of Thailand.
- Mr TheunisMathematics TeacherMr TheunisMathematics Teacher
PGCE (Math and CIT), B.Sc. Computer Science, NQF6 Financial Markets & Instruments, TOEIC
After a 6-year career doing full time software development in the financial sector, I decided to transition to teaching, a prospect that has always appealed to me. I’ve now been a teacher for about 8 years, the last 4 of which as a high school Mathematics teacher at an international school in Chiangmai.
In my free time I enjoy exercising, playing the guitar, and learning more about machine learning algorithms, neural networks, and artificial intelligence in general.
- Ms KatelynnMathematics TeacherMs KatelynnMathematics Teacher
Greetings Lanna Community, my name is Katelynn Russell. I have been teaching in Chiang Mai since 2015. I am originally from Ohio, USA and graduated from Bowling Green State University with a B.S. in Middle Childhood Education, specialising in Mathematics and Language Arts instruction. As a teacher, I seek to foster an environment where students feel motivated, engaged, and challenged to be critical thinkers who can problem solve! I look forward to meeting you.
- Mr ChrisHOD Science/Physic TeacherMr ChrisHOD Science/Physic Teacher
B.Ed International Education, University Of Winnipeg; BSc Applied Biological Sciences UWE Bristol; BSc Applied Physics, OU; NVQ 3 and D32 Trainer and Assessors Certification in Hospitality and Catering Management, University of Stretford and TESOL/TEFEL Certification, Chiang Mai University.
After working for many years as a hospitality manager around the UK I moved to Asia, eventually settling in Chiang Mai, teaching various hospitality and English courses before working for Sacred Heart School and at NIS as a Science teacher before I was appointed to Lanna.
I have found both teachers and the students who share the great desire for knowledge and understanding that studying all the sciences can bring. Lanna is truly a fantastic community of people who have all made me feel welcome and gone out of their way to make me part of the LIST family! I looking forward to my future here and the chance to share my experiences and skills.
It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
- Mr AdamScience TeacherMr AdamScience Teacher
PhD Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of California Riverside, BS Biological Sciences University of Cincinnati
I began my teaching career as a teaching assistant during my doctorate studies, and from there I found the passion for education. Throughout my undergraduate and graduate studies I was blessed with great professors and TAs that really formed my methods of teaching. Science is a wonderful creation by humanity, and being able to harnass the understanding framework is my aim with each and every student. I am lucky to be able to work in a great learning enviroment that is Lanna Internation School
- Ms MartaScience TeacherMs MartaScience Teacher
M.Ed. in Secondary School Teaching from Universidad de Navarra, Spain; Integrated Master’s degree in Environmental Sciences from Alcala University, Spain.
Working as an Environmental Educator at Three-Generation Educational Farm (Thailand) for three years, I got the opportunity to tap into the vast world of Outdoor Education and Experiential Learning. At the Farm, I got the opportunity to create modules that were part of the school syllabus and implement it through farm sessions in Science, Sustainability and Circular Economy. I used the farm as an outdoor learning space for a wide range of students from nursery to Secondary. This made me realize my passion for teaching and decided to do my Masters in Secondary Education so that I could understand the ways we better learn, inspiring future generations to change the world and grow personally.
I feel very grateful to work in such a peaceful and caring community as Lanna, where the students have amazing opportunities to learn so much about the world around them. ¡Vivan las Ciencias!
- Mr DanielScience TeacherMr DanielScience Teacher
Hello future colleagues at Lanna! I am a qualified engineer and teacher who has been teaching all of the STEM subjects for the last 8 years in the UK, Vietnam and Thailand. I’m from Northern Ireland so I apologise in advance for any confusion initially caused by my accent - it’s much more tame than it was 10 years ago! I’ve visited Chiang Mai a few times and very much look forward to living and working there.
Outside of work, I spend the majority of my free time playing golf, riding motorbikes, learning muay thai, reading, and walking my dog (she will be moving to Chiang Mai too).
- Ms AunScience TechnicianMs AunScience Technician
M.S. Nutrition Education, Chiangmai University; B.S. Biology (Plant science and technology), Chiangmai University; Cert. Safety office: Supervisory level, Ministry of labour; Cert. GMP/HACCP Internal Quality Audit
After graduating from university, I worked in law office for a few months. Following this I moved to work at a frozen food plant (Thai -Nippon vegetable Co, Ltd at Phitsanulok and Thai- Nippon food at Ayutthaya). I was there responsible for quality control, quality assurance and researching and developing products. I stayed there for almost four years before looking to return to study again. I came back to Chiangmai and applied for a job at LIST. I like working here and also the free time it allows me each weekend for both study and travel. I am currently studying part-time in addition to working.
- Ms KettyFrench TeacherMs KettyFrench Teacher
BA Modern Languages ( French, German, English) from the University of Strasbourg (France)
After graduation I taught French to high school students in France. After that I worked in different fields, including marketing and hospitality. When I moved to Thailand in 1993 I worked in several schools in Chiang Mai (Regina, Wachirawit, Varee) teaching French as a Foreign Language, and also ran workshops at Chiang Mai University (Faculty of Humanities), and did some teaching at the French Alliance for a few years.
I joined Lanna 8 years ago. I especially enjoy the friendly atmosphere among the teachers. The supportive administration and parents and the motivated students make Lanna a great place to work.
- Mr GaoChinese TeacherMr GaoChinese Teacher
B.Ed. Beijing Normal University, Beijing China; M.Ed. Central China Normal University, Wuhan, China; Teacher Licence, Thai Education Ministry
I worked at Central China Normal University for five years before I came to Thailand. After teaching for two years in Bangkok, I started my new career in Chiang Mai, a most beautiful and comfortable place to live.
In Chiang Mai I have taught at APIS (American Pacific International School) for fifteen years, before moving to the warm and kind environment that is Lanna International School. It is a study focused teaching-learning school. I will contribute my best effort to the better development of the school we are only a small school, with all of my colleagues here.
- Mr KieranICT TeacherMr KieranICT Teacher
BSc (Hons) in Commercial Software Development — Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland); PGCEi University of Nottingham, UK; TESOL/TEFEL Certification — UniTEFL, Chiang MaiI have been teaching internationally since 2011. Before joining Lanna, I spent 3 years in the UAE teaching ICT and Computer Science where I also gained some experience as Head of Department.
I’m looking forward to working with a very dedicated team here at Lanna. On a personal level, I’m also excited to introduce the A-Level Computer Science course at Lanna. This course gives students a deep understanding of how computers work making it ideal preparation for any technology-related course a student wishes to pursue at University level.
- Mr GaryICT TeacherMr GaryICT Teacher
Bachelor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering; BTEC Dip in Computer Science G.Dip Professional Teachers’ Education
I am originally from the UK. I have worked in and around technology for most of my working life and have been teaching here in Thailand for many years and I have been teaching Information Technology and Computer Science here in Chiang Mai for over 10 years. I aim to bring an open mind, a thirst for knowledge, a positive attitude, and high expectations to the classroom each and every day.
- Ms KellyHOD (Arts)/Drama TeacherMs KellyHOD (Arts)/Drama Teacher
BA (Hons) – Drama & Theatre Studies, Roehampton University, London. 2;1 Degree. UK; GTP + QTS – Secondary Drama & English, Thamesmead, UK.
Upon completing my Bachelor’s degree, I took up a position delivering Theatre in Education programmes around the South East of England. One year later, when I decided it was time that I fulfilled my passion to be a teacher, I attained my Qualified Teacher Status with the GTP Graduate Teacher Programme.
After five rewarding years of teaching in London, I then had the wonderful idea to move to the capital city of Scotland and heart of Fringe theatre; Edinburgh, where I worked as a teacher of English and Drama. My five years teaching in this vibrant, welcoming, but very cold land inspired me to venture further afield and I decided to take a leap of faith and explore Thailand.
In 2013 secured a position at Lanna International School. I have never regretted such a life-changing decision and a huge part of that is thanks to the warm environment that Lanna offered me then and continues to do so today.
- Ms LucyArt TeacherMs LucyArt Teacher
Ba hons Visual Art with Theatre, PGCE General Art & Design
I began my teaching career in the UK teaching in Tunbridge Wells, Kent back in 1997. I have been an international arts teacher for 8 years and my specialisms are fine art- painting, drawing, sculpture and ceramics.I also love painting large scale murals. I taught in Kiev, Ukraine for 4 years where I taught from year 1 to year 10 to begin with and as the school grew I started teaching the IB visual arts course. I then moved to Slovakia where I was part of a team setting up a new school in Bratislava leading the secondary team of teachers and teaching both art & design and drama. I spent the last 2 years in Dubai UAE where I was Head of Art. I'm thoroughly arty. I love creating visual art but i also like performorming arts having a background in dance, drama and singing. I like to get imvolved in school productions on the design and performing side so I'm really looking forward to being part of the Lanna Arts team.
- Ms SusanArt TeacherMs SusanArt Teacher
B.A in Fine Art - LLB in Law - B.Ed in Education - TEFL in Teaching English as a foriegn language
I have been living and working in Chiang Mai for the past 15 years working, primarily, as an art teacher but also as a primary teacher. I have two sons, the youngest will be joining year 12 at Lanna. I am excited to join the secondary Fine Arts Department and continue to share my passion teaching Art. I believe creativity enriches students' experience at school by encouraging them to explore ideas, problem solving and finding their own creative voice and unique expression.
- Ms NidArt Assistant TeacherMs NidArt Assistant Teacher
B.B.A (Business Computing) Ratchapat University, Chiangmai Graduate Diploma (Teaching Profession), Far Eastern University
Working at the Art Department as the Art Assistant has proven to be a very fulfilling job, and something that I enjoy very much. The students at LANNA are a pleasure to work with and I enjoy seeing the quality and range of art that they are able to produce. We have a wide range of materials and equipment available to students and they certainly keep me busy preparing what they need. It is never boring working in such a busy and productive department. I look forward to coming to work each day.
- Mr LindsayMusic Teacher/International Award CoordinatorMr LindsayMusic Teacher/International Award Coordinator
B.A. Music, University Western Sydney; Baccalaurette Diploma of Education, University of Winnipeg
I have been a performer and composer since I was a child, and I have been teaching privately for over 20 years. I am now in my 7th year of teaching classroom music at Lanna, and I consider it the best job I have ever had, as I can share my lifelong passion with so many new people. Over the years I have taught all ages, but currently I teach music in the secondary school. When I am not teaching, I am still creating and performing music, and I am always on the lookout for any new musical endeavours. I feel very lucky to be working in such a fantastic school and living in such a great place.
- Ms SarahHOD Humanities/Geography TeacherMs SarahHOD Humanities/Geography Teacher
BA Geography, Oxford University; PGCE, Oxford University; MSc Transport and City Planning, University College London
Geography was always my favourite subject at school, so it was an obvious choice for me to study it at university. Straight after completing my degree I gained a PGCE and then went on to teach Geography at two different Secondary schools in the London area. After a few years I decided to pursue my particular interest in Urban Geography and worked as a City Planner, specialising in Transport Strategy and Policy. It was during this time in industry that I also undertook my MSc. I am excited to be back in the classroom and sharing my passion for Geography with all my classes at LANNA!
- Mr JohnHumanities Teacher/Public Speaking CoordinatorMr JohnHumanities Teacher/Public Speaking Coordinator
BA, Geography, University of Texas; MBA, Entrepreneurial Management, Mae Fah Luang University; Permanent Teaching License, Teachers' Council of Thailand
LANNA students are ambitious, engaging, and open-minded, so to me it is a privilege to contribute to their learning development. The rigorous curriculum at LANNA provides students with a strong foundation for future academic endeavors. I have previously taught at international schools in Japan, South Korea, and elsewhere in Thailand. In addition to classroom teaching, I have a strong interest in promoting co- and extracurricular activities for the benefit of our students. I advise the debating society and Model United Nations (MUN), coach basketball and volleyball, and assist International Award students in meeting their voluntary service goals. I serve on the PTO Board and as a CPR/First Aid instructor. My wife and I have two children, Daphne and Dominic, who love being LANNA students.
- Ms BeverleyHumanities TeacherMs BeverleyHumanities Teacher
BA (Hons) - Politics, Philosophy and History (Birkbeck, University of London)
GTP + Qualified Teacher Status (University of East London) - Secondary Humanities
My professional journey began at a school in Eltham, South East London, where I taught History, Religious Studies, and Citizenship across year levels 7 to 11. Following my relocation to Hong Kong, I had the opportunity to work in Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), Primary, and Secondary. Having experience in teaching across all three phases of the British curriculum, I've gained a valuable understanding of students' learning progression throughout their school years. This comprehensive perspective greatly enhances my teaching approach, particularly when instructing older students. Additionally, integrating interactive elements such as world issue role-plays, Model United Nations (MUN) simulations, virtual field trips, and debates into the curriculum has shown me how incorporating an element of enjoyment and real-world engagement can significantly enhance the overall learning experience for students, even as they advance in their academic journey. Beyond academia, I enjoy watching football, cooking, playing chess, exploring Thailand, and spending quality time with my family. I am interested in geopolitics and all things historical!
- Mr AustinHumanities TeacherMr AustinHumanities Teacher
BSc Business Administration with Minors in Economics and Criminology, The Ohio State University; Professional Educator's Certificate in Middle Grades Mathematics, University of West Florida
My teaching career began in 2010 when I decided to leave my role as an analyst in the investment consulting industry. Since then, I’ve earned my professional educator’s certificate in the U.S. and have taught at multiple schools in Thailand and South Korea. I’ve also run my own business and authored an economics and investing blog.
As a Global Perspectives teacher, my goal is to use practical, real-world content to help students develop the skills of research, analysis, evaluation, reflection, collaboration, and communication. Furthermore, the course aims to help students generate curiosity about the world around them, enhance critical thinking skills, and increase global awareness.
In my free time, I enjoy physical fitness, sports, reading, trading in the financial markets, and spending time with my wife and daughter.
- Mr MatthewSociology Teacher/Exams OfficerMr MatthewSociology Teacher/Exams Officer
M.A. (Distinction) Applied Social Research, Lancaster University, UK; B.A. Sociology, Lancaster University, UK; iPGCE, University of Derby; Cert. of Educational Studies in TESOL, College of Teachers, UK; Teacher Licence, Thai Education Ministry
I began teaching in Thailand in 2006. Prior to working at LIST I taught English at Thai and bilingual schools in and around Chiang Mai. I joined Lanna in 2009, and now teach English in the Secondary Department and Sociology A Level.
Before my teaching life, I worked successfully in both the public and private sector, in the area of urban regeneration and social, economic and community development. I live happily in Chiang Mai, with my wife and two children.
- Mr JustinDeputy Head of PrimaryMr JustinDeputy Head of Primary
B.Ed Primary/Junior-University of Toronto (OISE); B.A. Queen's University Kingston ON Canada; TEFL Certificate Queen's University, Kingston ON, Canada
Since 1998, I have been fortunate enough to have a variety of teaching positions in South Korea, Canada and Thailand. From my very first year of teaching it was clear to me that this is the career for me. I thoroughly enjoy teaching and guiding students in their learning. For over five years, I have been working at LANNA. Starting in a specialized intensive English programme and moving on to teaching in Year One for five years. This year I have the wonderful opportunity to teach in Year 2 and I'm looking forward to this exciting new challenge. Furthermore, I will be beginning my third year as Key Stage One Coordinator working in tandem with Ms. Lindsay. I feel that I can use my experience as a teacher to motivate other teachers and also bring the LANNA Community together. I am looking forward to another wonderful year at this AMAZING school!
I had heard that Lanna was a fantastic school - a good learning environment for students and a professional workplace for teachers. So far, so good! I've been welcomed with open arms and I will do my absolute best for the Primary students and for our school community!
- Ms ChelsieYear 1 Teacher/Group LeaderMs ChelsieYear 1 Teacher/Group Leader
- Ms YupinYear 1 Assistant TeacherMs YupinYear 1 Assistant Teacher
- Ms TaraYear 1 TeacherMs TaraYear 1 Teacher
BA (Hons) History of Ideas and Sociology - Kingston University, UK
CELTA - Bangkok House, Thailand PGCEi - Nottingham University, UK
Hello! My name is Tara Spencer and I am from Sidcup, Kent in the UK. I am a dedicated teaching professional with over 13 years’ experience teaching young learners. I first found my passion for teaching in Ban Phe, Thailand where I gained my TEFL certificate and taught novice monks at the local temple. From there, I moved to Bangkok and taught early phonics and reading skills at a language school. I then worked as a homeroom teacher at an international British preschool. Having not only fallen in love with teaching but with Thailand, I moved to Chiang Mai where I met my husband. We’ve been married for 4 years now, and have a 3 year old daughter. My family life is very important to me and we love to go out exploring Chiang Mai’s surrounding nature together.
- Ms NamYear 1 Assistant TeacherMs NamYear 1 Assistant Teacher
Bachelor of Business Administration at Rajamangala University of Technology Rattanakosin (Borpiphimuk Chakawat)
Hello! My name is Nam, I have experience teaching children for more than 5 years, and I am happy to join Lanna Internation school. I love to travel in Thailand and overseas for my new experience and try to taste local food from their country. When I have free time, I enjoy watching movies and spending time with my daughter.
- Ms JordenYear 1 TeacherMs JordenYear 1 Teacher
BA in English Language and Literature at Edgehill University. QTS in KS1. 120 Hour TEFL
Hello, My name is Jorden Roberts, I am from Manchester in the UK. I am a qualified Primary school teacher and have been teaching in Thailand for over 7 years. I have been working with children since the age of 17 starting as a Nursery Nurse and developing my love of teaching and child development from an early age. I then moved on to supporting in UK schools as an assistant and then became a homeroom teacher and have worked with different curriculums. I was drawn to teaching as I love to watch children develop and grow. I believe education and social and emotional development are key factors in education. I am very excited to start my teaching position at Lanna International School and was drawn to this school due to feedback from students and parents about the teaching community here. In my free time, I love to travel, spend time with my family, compete in team sports, and practice Aerial Yoga.
- Ms BeeYear 1 Assistant TeacherMs BeeYear 1 Assistant Teacher
Hello My name is Chadaporn Norach or Ms. Bee. I'm from Thailand and I work as a Teacher Assistant in Nursery B. I will be the teacher who makes kids excited to come to school everyday.
- Mr MarkYear 1 TeacherMr MarkYear 1 Teacher
Hi everyone, my name is Mark Goode and I’m very excited to be working at Lanna for the 2023-24 academic year and beyond. I’m a qualified teacher from the UK with an Early Years specialism who has been teaching for nearly ten years. I have taught at international schools in Malta, southern Thailand and China, alongside government schools in London, my home city. I am passionate about teaching young children, and I love providing a fun, safe environment for them to learn and grow. In my spare time I play music (guitar mostly), sing, paint, hike, cook, practise martial arts, read (a lot) and play board games. I have a deep deep love for old American music such as blues, jazz, soul and funk, and all the myriad offshoots and relations. I strive to bring this love of music, art and creativity to my classroom. I very much look forward to being part of the Lanna team.
- Ms PamYear 1 Assistant TeacherMs PamYear 1 Assistant Teacher
- Ms WhitneyYear 2 Teacher/Group LeaderMs WhitneyYear 2 Teacher/Group Leader
BA Psychology & Political Science- University of California at Irvine
MEd Early Childhood Curriculum & Instruction- Arizona State University
I was born and raised in sunny Southern California. I started my teaching journey in Southern California and it has taken me across the world to South Korea, China and now Thailand. There have been many stops along my journey, and I have been very fortunate to have visited Chiang Mai twice before. I adore food of all kinds and cannot wait to eat Khao Soi until my heart’s content. I have a MEd in Early Childhood (birth to age 8), teaching children is my life’s passion and I am always researching and learning new methods of teaching and instruction. In my spare time I enjoy taking long walks with my dog Roger.
- Ms NoiYear 2 Assistant TeacherMs NoiYear 2 Assistant Teacher
BA in Humanities at the University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce, English Major
Before I came to work at Lanna International School, I worked at Baan Mae Hia Samakkee School for one year, teaching Grade 1 to Grade 6. I love to work here because the school has a nice atmosphere and everyone is very nice to work alongside.
- Ms SarYear 2 Assistant TeacherMs SarYear 2 Assistant Teacher
Bachelor of Science, Business Computing – (Thornburi University); International TEFL/TESOL (Uni TEFL)
I have been teaching now in Kindergarten for three years. I first worked at NAPA Bilingual School in Chiang Mai as a Teaching Assistant, and then joined Lanna International School where I now work as Assistant Teacher for Reception.
- Mr WarrieYear 2 TeacherMr WarrieYear 2 Teacher
BA Undergraduate Degree in Film, Media and Visual Studies & BA Honours Degree in Film Studies – University of Cape Town, South Africa; TEFL Certificate – Boston Language College, Cape Town, South Africa, PGCE International Education – Keele University, Keele, United Kingdom.
I moved to Thailand in 2007 after having just finished a postgraduate degree in Film Studies at the University of Cape Town. It was my intention to teach English as a Second Language for a year. One year became many, and I had the pleasure of teaching ESL in a variety of settings to many different age groups. In 2013, I made the move to the international school scene as an EAL teacher at LIST. I completed my PGCEi in 2015 and began a new chapter in my career as a homeroom teacher. I spent four rewarding years teaching Year 4, and then, in 2019, I made the change to Year 3. LIST has continued to provide a happy, professional and community-focused work environment, and I count myself lucky to be a part of this special family.
- Ms GeegeYear 2 Assistant TeacherMs GeegeYear 2 Assistant Teacher
M.S. in Chiangmai University, Counseling Psychology (Present)
B.A. in Chiangmai University, faculty of Fine Art. Majoring in Printmaking, minoring in Psychology (Graduated)
Lifeguard Training (2019)
Helping people in a dangerous situations, also CPR Jeff Ellis & Associates, an international Aquatic risk management firm
The British International School of Northern Thailand (2009)
My name is Geege. As you can see i'm from Thailand. I'm 25 years old. I love to not being on free time. I like not being idle. I like to find something to keep myself busy, studying, working part-time, teaching on private class (8 years teaching experience), doing everything, even being a dishwasher. And with that I like to do many things, I've had quite a lot of experience, and what's more is that I've discovered myself that from all that has been done What do I like the most? which I like the most It's teaching kids books, being with kids, playing with kids. This is what makes me want to wake up and work to do my best in one day. Coming to work in Lanna International School make me feel it's very worth it to wake up early every day to go to school and do the best job.
- Ms JacquelineYear 2 TeacherMs JacquelineYear 2 Teacher
- Ms PraeYear 2 Assistant TeacherMs PraeYear 2 Assistant Teacher
- Ms SaschaYear 3 Teacher/Group LeaderMs SaschaYear 3 Teacher/Group Leader
Ba (hons) in Drama and Performance from Queen Magaret University in Edinburgh. Primary Teaching PGDE from University of Dundee.
I’m Sascha Singh. I am originally from the UK, and have spent much of my life travelling as much as I can. I’ve been living in Chiang Mai for the last two years, although I intended it to be only one, I have definitely fallen in love with Thailand and its people. I’ve been a teacher for five years, qualifying in the UK with my postgraduate. I love sharing my enthusiasm for learning with my classes and I am consistently surprised with how much I learn on a daily basis. Before teaching, I was an actor and writer for theatre. I still write often and have work published on three continents. In the rest of my free time, I love to dive and swim as much as I can.
- Ms AnomaYear 3 Assistant TeacherMs AnomaYear 3 Assistant Teacher
- Mr AndrewYear 3 TeacherMr AndrewYear 3 Teacher
Hi, I’m Andy! I am originally from a town called Southport on the northwest coast of England but lived for a long time in London, too. I qualified as a teacher at UCL’s Institute of Education on the UK’s ‘Teach First’ programme. Since qualifying, I have taught Years 3, 4, 5, and 6, giving me a great understanding for how children learn throughout Primary School. Most recently, I have been teaching in an international school in Bangkok. Before becoming a teacher, I worked with lots of charities, especially education charities. As a teacher, volunteer or charity partner, I have worked with schools in England, Tanzania, Nepal, and Thailand.
I love learning, playing and listening to music, exploring the world, and playing games (board games or football!). I look forward to meeting you and becoming part of the Lanna community.
- Ms MilkYear 3 Assistant TeacherMs MilkYear 3 Assistant Teacher
- Ms PaigeYear 3 TeacherMs PaigeYear 3 Teacher
BA (Hons) Photography - Leeds Arts University, PGCEi with QTS - Sunderland University
My name is Paige Gould and I am from London, UK. I started my teaching career in Chiang Mai in 2015 and have spent the last 8 years teaching in Chiang Mai, Bangkok, Bucharest and London. I am so excited to return to Lanna, as throughout my teaching career, I have never found a school as special as ours. I can't wait to be a part of the amazing school community again and help to continue to grow and learn together. In my free time, I love to travel, interact with animals, exercise and spend time with my family and friends.
- Mr TarmYear 3 Assistant TeacherMr TarmYear 3 Assistant Teacher
- Ms ClaireYear 3 TeacherMs ClaireYear 3 Teacher
- Ms PoomYear 3 Assistant TeacherMs PoomYear 3 Assistant Teacher
Bachelor of Law, B.A. (English)
Originally from Lamphun, I have previously worked at international schools in Chaing Mai as teacher assistant for 7 years. In addition to classroom assistant, I shared my love of badminton with students by serving as a coach for primary team as well as by running an after school activity. Also, I had many good opportunities to develop my interpersoanl skills,as well, learn different cultures by working in ski resort in USA for 1 year. In my freetime, I enjoy playing badminton,going to gym, sports, cooking, watching movies and spending time with my family. I'm glad to be a part of Lanna International school and looking forward to have a great time wotking with my co-workers.
- Mr PedrYear 4 Teacher/Group LeaderMr PedrYear 4 Teacher/Group Leader
BA (Hons) in History, St David's University College, Lampeter, University of Wales. PGCE - Cardiff Institute of Higher Education. QTS . TEFL/TESOL Certificate (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)
I have over 20 years experience in the teaching profession in the UK and in Thailand. I began my career in the valleys of South Wales then moved to a multi cultural school in South East London where I worked for over 10 years. I then moved to Thailand and took a break from teaching to run a restaurant here in Chiang Mai. I returned to the profession 7 years ago and taught at a British International School in Bangkok for 3 years before being appointed Head of Primary at a school in Chiang Mai. I missed being full time in a classroom so I am delighted to be able to resume that role here at Lanna. I believe that each child is unique and learns in different ways and I always try to bear that in mind when I am teaching.
- Mr HughYear 4 Teacher/Primary English CoordinatorMr HughYear 4 Teacher/Primary English Coordinator
B.Ed (Primary) from Charles Sturt University, Bathurst, Australia and Oregon State University, majoring in TESL and Intercultural Education.
After a short time teaching in Australian schools, my passion for education truly blossomed on my first overseas assignment in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. After working at Chiang Mai University and Satit CMU Demonstrational School here in Chiang Mai, I moved to Lanna International School in 2006 as the Year 6 teacher. In 2011, I was appointed as Primary School Principal. Having seen the school grow and flourish, I returned to my passion of teaching Year 6 at this great school in 2019.
- Mr BankYear 4 Assistant TeacherMr BankYear 4 Assistant Teacher
- Mr AdrianYear 4 TeacherMr AdrianYear 4 Teacher
BA Hons in Marketing/Advertsing - Hull University, PGCEI - Nottingham University, QTS (to be completed 2020/21)
My teaching career began in 2011 working in ESL support, during this role I soon realised teaching was my vocation. Since, I have attained further qualifications, including my International Teaching licence (PGCEI) and am currently working towards my UK Qualified Teacher Status. My love of teaching and working with young children dates back to my time coaching football in the USA in 2001. The core principles applied in coaching I have adapted and transposed to the classroom. I aim to motivate children and develop independent, life-long learning behaviours through task orientated activities which both challenge and stimulate the children. Furthermore, I recognize the key role of pastoral care, and aim to create a fun/caring learning environment where all children can access the knowledge and develop key life skills. I am very excited to teach here at Lanna, and very much looking forward to joining such an excellent team of professionals.
- Mr CraigYear 5 Teacher/Group LeaderMr CraigYear 5 Teacher/Group Leader
BA (Hons) of Science in Sports Performance and Coaching, University of Plymouth. PGCE, University of Nottingham
My name is Craig Marsh and I am from Frome, Somerset which is located in the south west of England. I have been a primary school teacher for the last 5 years but have been involved in education much longer. Previously, I worked in special education and also taught breakin’ (breakdancing) classes in various schools and theatres. I was drawn to teaching as I thoroughly enjoy helping children learn and grow. I believe that through education we can positively impact the future of our global society and the planet. During my free time, I enjoy cycling, yoga and swimming. I also spend time reading and listening to/mixing music.
- Ms CorinYear 5 TeacherMs CorinYear 5 Teacher
My name is Corin, I am a UK qualified teacher who has spent the last few years as a Primary Teacher and the English Lead at a community-orientated international school in Bangkok. I am a former Arts and Literacy specialist, teaching in a huge variety of London schools, then I joined UCL’s Teach First Program and spent several happy years in KS2 at an ambitious, diverse school in South London. I completed a research-based MA in Reading for Pleasure shortly before coming to Bangkok, and I love facilitating effective and joyful learning, as well as exploring, making art and reading. I want to provide the very best education for my students, and I can’t wait to do that as part of the Lanna community, continuing to live in a country I love!
- Ms JimYear 4 & 5 Assistant TeacherMs JimYear 4 & 5 Assistant Teacher
BA in Faculty of Humanities ,English Major,Ramkhumheang University.
- Ms HannahYear 5 TeacherMs HannahYear 5 Teacher
BA (Hons) Primary English Education with QTS - Edge Hill University.
My name is Hannah Fielding and I am from Lancashire, which is located in the North West of England. My journey in education started ten years ago when becoming a ‘Special Education Teaching Assistant’. My passion and love for learning led me to complete a BA(Hons) Primary Education with QTS and I have now been working in Bangkok teaching internationally for the last 3 years. I am now ready for a new adventure and I am delighted with my position at Lanna International Primary School. I am looking forward to the future and working with the children, colleagues and parents to build a fantastic education. During my free time; I enjoy running, swimming, reading, hiking and working with local charities to help animals in need.
- Ms PraewYear 5 Assistant TeacherMs PraewYear 5 Assistant Teacher
- Mr CameronYear 5 TeacherMr CameronYear 5 Teacher
B.A. Political Science- University of Nevada Las Vegas
Certified Secondary Teacher of Social Science
Certified Primary Teacher, Homeroom
I am from Indiana, USA but I call Las Vegas home. I began my teaching career in South Korea and have been in China for the last 5 years. I have taught primary homeroom and secondary social science. I have travelled to Chiang Mai in the past and am so excited to be back and enjoy this great city. In my free time I enjoy travelling, working out, playing sports, reading, and trying new foods.
- Mr JohnYear 6 Teacher/Primary IPC CoordinatorMr JohnYear 6 Teacher/Primary IPC CoordinatorLaw (LLB) - University of Leicester; PGCE (Primary) - Birmingham City University
My name is Mr John and this is my second year working at Lanna. Before working here, I taught at an international school in Bangkok for two years and before that I had taught for a number of years at schools in the UK. I’m originally from Lancaster, a small city in the North-West of England (not too far from Manchester - I’m a United fan!). I’m looking forward to a great year with Inthanon Class. If you have any questions, please contact me at email@example.com
- Ms PuiYear 5 and 6 Assistant TeacherMs PuiYear 5 and 6 Assistant Teacher
Mini MBA on Business Administration at Thammasart University, Bangkok. HND in Maths , Statistics and Computing from Thames Polytechnic, London, U.K. and GCE O and A levels from Kettering Technical Cllege, Nothamptonshire, England. Thai Teaching Certificate
Originally from Bangkok and moved to Chiang Mai with my family. I have working experiences from many interntional companies, one of which is London Electricity Board in England. With my knowledge and skills in Mathematics and English, I was a tutor for many children in Chiang Mai. I am proud to be at LANNA and meet the young students as well as my colleaques. My hobbies are Sports especially Singing, Aerobic dance and Tennis.
- Ms AliceYear 6 TeacherMs AliceYear 6 Teacher
BA (Hons) Performing Arts - University of Chichester
PGCE with QTS - Roehampton University.
I am from London, Uk. It was here that I began my teaching career. After four years of teaching in London, I moved to Penang in Malaysia where I lived and worked for 5 years. While I was living in Penang, I visited Chiang Mai and thought it was such a beautiful place and always thought it would be a fantastic place to call home one day. I am very happy to be here now and to be starting at Lanna. In my free time I love to read, visit cafes, see live music and spend time with my 2 gorgeous Malaysian rescue cats.
- Mr BrianYear 6 Teacher/Primary Maths CoordinatorMr BrianYear 6 Teacher/Primary Maths Coordinator
BSc Communication & Information Technology, G.Dip Business, Dip. Ed Primary
I am from Busselton, a beautiful part of Western Austrlalia. I started my teaching career later in life after successful careers in IT and Business Management. I have been teaching the past 4.5 years at an IB school in Wuxi, China, where I won an award for teaching excellence. I am friendly, approachable, passionate and enthusiastic. I quickly form positive relationships with students, their parents or caregivers, and colleagues. I am adventurous at heart, and together with my wife and 3 teenagers look forward to the adventures and challenges Chiang Mai and Thailand has to offer.
- Ms BeeYear 6 Assistant TeacherMs BeeYear 6 Assistant Teacher
BA, English Education – Uttaradit Rajabhat University
While studying for my degree, I spent a year teaching English to Thai students age between 12-15 at Uttaradit school. Upon my graduation from Uttaradit Rajabhat University with a BA in English Education, I spent another 1 year at an International school in Chiang Mai. This is my first year at Lanna as an assistant teacher, I’m looking forward to getting to know the students and parents and also having a great time with my co-workers!
- Mr CalvinYear 2 TeacherMr CalvinYear 2 Teacher
Accelerated English (AEP)
Hi, my name is Calvin, and I am excited to be joining the Lanna team for the upcoming academic year. To some I will be a familiar face due to spending time at Lanna while completing my teacher placement program. And to those I do not know so well, I am looking forward to meeting you and working together. I am from Cape Town, South Africa, and have been living in Thailand for almost 10 years. I hold a Bachelors of Education, specialising in foundation level education and child development. Working with learners in an educational environment was something I only discovered later in my life, and I am happy I took the long road to get to where I am today. It is easy to say that I know what I am passionate about, and I hope I get the opportunity to share this passion with you and everyone else at Lanna.
- Mr GavinArt TeacherMr GavinArt Teacher
BA in Education, UK; CELTA, UK; Jolly Phonics Certificate, Jolly Learning; BA Graphic Design hertfordshire University UK, PGCEi From Derby University UK
Having worked as a professional photographer after university I became accustomed to travelling abroad for work. After working in London for a few years I completed CELTA course and travelled to Thailand. Chiang Mai was my first stop and a place where I felt at home.
I have gathered a lot of experience teaching English a Variety of levels both within Thai schools and with international students. Lanna has been the school where I have felt most welcome and I’m very happy to have had many years with the school and I look forward to many more enjoyable years ahead. I have completed a BA Hons in Graphic Design and completed my PGCEi which has led to me becoming a Lanna Primary Art teacher, a joyful change in direction to my teaching career.
- Mr DanielMusic TeacherMr DanielMusic Teacher
BA (Hons) Music and Sound - University of West London. PGCE - University of Cumbria. Kodaly Certifcate of Music Education: Primary.
- Ms ZataMusic TeacherMs ZataMusic Teacher
Hi, I am Zata. I am from Malaysia. Being a new teacher, I'm thrilled to be working at Lanna International School. Before this, I worked as a peripatetic violin instructor at a British School in Malaysia and sometimes performed in local orchestras and bands. I love reading and watching live music or stand-up comedy performances in my free time. I enjoy sharing my passion for music with the students in the hopes that it would encourage them to express themselves freely. I am looking forward to being a part of the Lanna team!
- Mr GregDrama TeacherMr GregDrama Teacher
BA Drama & PGCE
- Ms ErikaFrench TeacherMs ErikaFrench Teacher
Ph.D. Archeaology (Parsi 10 - Nanterre University), Master's degree 1st year in French as a foreign language (Paris 3- Sorbonne University)
I've been teaching French for many years, mainly in Asia. From a student's job during my studies in Archaeology, I decided to make it my career. That made me go back to University and get experience with migrant children who had just arrived in France. I love learning new languages myself and transmitting this passion is very rewarding. I've taught in different Universities in Phnom Penh and Kunming and worked at the "Alliance Française" with children. I really enjoy teaching children, as they are always curious and enthousiastics to learn new things and develop new skills, with their eyes and ears wide open. I'm very happy to teach in Lanna, and hope to help the children build confidence to communicate in French and understand and appreciate a new culture.
- Ms ZhaoChinese TeacherMs ZhaoChinese Teacher
College diploma of Thai language, College of Southeast Asian Languages and Literature, Yunnan Nationalities University( China) ; BBA, Marketing , Payap University Chiangmai (Thailand); IMBA , International Business, Payap University Chinagmai ( Thailand) ;Certificate of Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language (China); Permanent Teaching License, Teachers' Council of Thailand ( Thailand)
I am originally from China. I used to work at LIST as a secondary Chinese teacher for 10 years. After a few years break for my family, I am very grateful and truly excited to be returning to the Lanna family once again. From this year, I will be teaching Chinese in primary school. As a language learner and teacher, I fully understand the power of language, and always seek enjoyable ways for students to learn Chinese. Lanna is a fantastic school and I feel very lucky to be part of such a good team.
- Mr KenChinese TeacherMr KenChinese Teacher
Bachelor of Music Education, Guangzhou Xinghai Conservatory of Music; Chinese teacher qualification certificate
I am Chinese and Music Teacher for Primary. After graduating from Taishan Normal Primary School in 1999, I was assigned to teach Chinese and Mathematics in elementary school.I was admitted to Xinghai Conservatory of Music with a major in Music education(majoring in piano performance).After graduating I stayed in school and taught for 3 years before joining The Canadian Foreign Language School.
- Ms RachelEYs Library/EYs and KS1 Art TeacherMs RachelEYs Library/EYs and KS1 Art Teacher
- Ms CynthiaDeputy Head of Early YearMs CynthiaDeputy Head of Early Year
My name is Cynthia Alves, and I am a certified Early Years teacher from Canada. I was raised in Central Africa and studied Child development and education in France. I have taught young learners for over 15 years and managed programs for five years. I am passionate about creating high-quality early learning environments and providing excellent education grounded in the principle that young children learn through play and in the context of meaningful, caring relationships. In my spare time, I like writing, doing Zumba, and photography (the old fashion way, in a dark room).
I look forward to leading, supporting and adding capacity to the Early Years Department as the new Deputy Head of Early Years.
- Ms GracePre-Nursery TeacherMs GracePre-Nursery Teacher
BA of Science in Nursing at Our Lady of Fatima University, Manila with Child Psychology and Mental Well-being in Children Cert; Teach Children Mindfulness Practioner Certificate
After being a teacher for five years at one of the International schools here in Chiang Mai, I was given the opportunity to become a part of the Early Years Team at Lanna International School since 2016. Since then, I had exceptional years working with amazing teachers who have a true passion for education. They all had so much to offer each young student and I really enjoyed being a part of the team. I realised that it is my true passion to teach and facilitate the growth of the younger students physically, socially, and emotionally in a fun and loving way. I am so proud and happy to be a part of the Early Years Department. As the years go on, the excitement of being together with such a warm and loving group with big hearts to show and share with the children at LANNA stays deep within me.
- Ms SomPre-Nursery Assistant TeacherMs SomPre-Nursery Assistant Teacher
- Ms CarlyPre-Nursery TeacherMs CarlyPre-Nursery Teacher
My name is Carly Harvey and I am very excited to be joining Lanna School after the summer holidays. I am a UK qualified teacher with a Bachelor of Arts in Primary Education. I have 18 years of experience teaching in various places, including Thailand, The UAE, Spain and London in the UK, which is where I am originally from.
I enjoy working with young children and I am passionate about providing children with the best possible start to their school life. I’m delighted to be joining the Early Years Team at Lanna and providing a happy environment for our children to thrive.
I love reading, travelling and art and I enjoy learning about different artists around the world, which I often bring in to my teaching.
- Ms PondPre-Nursery Teacher AssistantMs PondPre-Nursery Teacher Assistant
- Ms AnnNursery TeacherMs AnnNursery Teacher
BA in Early Childhood Education at Philippine Normal University Manila;TESOL Certificate with TEYL Specialisation, Canada
I have been teaching since 2003 and started my first teaching career in the Philippines before I moved to Thailand and right away fell in love with this amazing country with wonderful people. I joined LANNA in 2003 and worked for 9 years before we ventured out to China to work in another Early Years school. It was a very difficult decision that I had to make during that time. After working in China for almost 3 years, a part of me was missing the life and the community I had at Lanna. Last year I was very fortunate that I was given the opportunity to be part of their community again. I am very greatful that at Lanna I am able to continue my passion in teaching, improve professionally, and be part of the most crucial stage of these childrens lives. I am looking forward for another fruitful year and enjoyable learning for all of us in EY team!
- Ms NongNursery Assistant TeacherMs NongNursery Assistant Teacher
Bachelor’s Degree, Rajaphat University Chiangmai, specialising in Early Childhood Studies.
I have been working as a Kindergarten Teacher for the last 16 years in and around Chiang Mai. I am currently working in Nursery “B” as an assistant in the classroom and I am finding the English programme a welcome change from US based systems I previously worked with. I am gaining confidence in the classroom with my peers and really like the change that Lanna school has made in my life. The children as always make me happy to be teaching and taking care of them and every day is enjoyable.
- Ms AnnaReception Teacher/IEYC CoordinatorMs AnnaReception Teacher/IEYC Coordinator
MA from Warsaw University, USA Early Years Teaching Certificate, Jolly Phonics Certification
I come from a bilingual family and I was always fascinated by different cultures. I love teaching in international schools because it shows how people from various backgrounds can come together and create an amazing community. I have experience in special education that enables me to work with children with different learning needs. Working with young children is not only my job, but also my passion. I love to see them grow and flourish!
- Ms FonNursery Assistant TeacherMs FonNursery Assistant Teacher
Bachelor's Degree of Education, English Major, Chiang Mai Rajabhat University
I have been working in an international school for the past 5 years and my passion is to work with Early Years and Primary children. I'm currently assisting in Reception B class. I really enjoy supporting the children gaining confidence in learning new skills to help them in their future school life. It's such a nice feeling when I see children smile.
- Mr PhilipReception TeacherMr PhilipReception Teacher
BEd: Early Childhood Development (Cum Laude), UNISA, Pretoria, South Africa BTech: Public Relations Management, TUT, Pretoria, South Africa Google Certified Educator
I am originally from Johannesburg, South Africa, and graduated from the University of South Africa with a BEd Degree in Early Childhood Development (Cum Laude). I have lived and worked in Chiang Mai since 2012 and have undertaken various roles including teaching ELL (English Language Learning) for K3 - Grade 6, as well as being a K2/Reception homeroom teacher at an IB (International Baccalaureate) school. My teaching philosophy is to create a safe space where each individual student will have the opportunities to achieve maximal developmentally appropriate growth. I strive to cultivate an environment that is full of warmth, curiosity and invitation to explore. I hope that our classroom offers a strong sense of community, belonging, and unlimited possibilities. As a new member of staff at Lanna International School, I am very excited to be given the opportunity to work with such an amazing age group. Prior to teaching, I worked in advertising and brand management.
- Ms FangReception Assistant TeacherMs FangReception Assistant Teacher
BA in Archeology and culture, Chiangmai Rajabhat University
I have been teaching assistant at international schools for over 10 years. I joined Lanna International School looking for a new experience and professional growth. Throughout the years, I have gained confidence in the classroom and with my peers. I can see and enjoy the positive change that LANNA school has brought to my life and my career in education.
- Ms AllisonReception TeacherMs AllisonReception Teacher
- Ms RungReception Assistant TeacherMs RungReception Assistant Teacher
- Ms LolaReception TeacherMs LolaReception Teacher
"Hi, my name is Lola and I am tremendously excited to be adventuring with your child/ren this year! Singapore is my place of birth and I qualified as an Early Years Educator there. My passions in life has brought me to live and work in South Africa, Cambodia, Turkey, Maldives, Japan and Panama.
Being a Reggio-inspired educator, my image of a child is that they are competent communicators of a hundred languages and capable, sophisticated thinkers. Providing an ideal environment where children grow through marveling, discovering, exploring, loving and appreciating life and all that flourish within is fundamental in my teaching. I am committed towards building children’s self esteem, inspiring creativity and fostering a sense of wonderment in our global citizens who will grow up passionate about worldly and environmental affairs, making the world a better place than they found it.
Apart from being an Early Years Teacher, I am also a scuba diving instructor and a safari field guide. If you talk to me about ethology, entomology, snowboarding, scuba diving, global affairs, human rights issues and traveling off the beaten track, I’ll get immensely excited!
Thank you for entrusting your child/ren with us and I look forward to creating irreplaceable memories together this academic year!"
- Ms AweReception Assistant TeacherMs AweReception Assistant Teacher
Before working at Lanna International School, I worked at Chiang Mai Montessori School for 5
years helping to care for and educate children aged 3-5. I supported the daily work cycle as well
as teaching Thai language and art and crafts. I am so glad to be working at Lanna in this lovely environment with great people.
- Ms RachelEYs Library/EYs and KS1 Art TeacherMs RachelEYs Library/EYs and KS1 Art Teacher
- Mr SimonWhole School Student Support CoordinatorMr SimonWhole School Student Support Coordinator
MA Education - University of Nottingham; PG Cert in SpLD (Dyslexia) - Edge Hill University; PGCE International - University of Nottingham
After a rewarding seven years teaching in England, I am excited to be starting a new chapter in Chiang Mai. I come from Cambridge, where I have been working at Saint John's College School; my teaching background is in Learning Support and English as an Additional Language. My aim has always been to ensure no pupil is left behind, that every pupil overcomes barriers and achieves their potential. I am looking forward to applying the same philosophy to English Support at Lanna by providing help to English language learners and making sure all pupils can access the curriculum. I have heard lots of great things about Lanna - I am looking forward to meeting everyone and joining the community.
- Mr AlexCounsellingMr AlexCounselling
Hello, I’m Alex. I’m delighted to be returning to Lanna School. I originally moved to Chiang Mai from the UK in 2008 and worked here as the School Counsellor, teacher and latterly as Head of Sixth Form. Prior to this I worked in the UK as a secondary school teacher, counsellor, psychotherapist, college lecturer and programme manager of two counselling courses at the University of Plymouth.
During the past two years I’ve worked back in the UK as the Senior Counsellor in a private health care clinic just outside London.
I’m passionate about safeguarding, wellbeing, student welfare and child protection and feel proud and privileged to continue to make Lanna School a safe and happy place for all children to study, grow and achieve their full potential.
- Ms RebekahSpecial Educational Need Co-ordinator (SENCO) at SecondaryMs RebekahSpecial Educational Need Co-ordinator (SENCO) at Secondary
BSc Occupational Therapy; BA Arts (Media Studies and Writing); Postgraduate certification in Sensory Integration;TEFL certification.
Originally from Busselton, Western Australia, I have been working for the past four years in China where I was the SEN Coordinator for an International School in Wuxi. I am passionate about inclusion and equity in education and look forward to supporting students, families and staff in the secondary school at Lanna this year. I am excited to be settling in Chiang Mai with my three children joining me at the secondary campus and my husband, Brian, joining the primary campus teaching team. On a personal level I enjoy travelling, swimming and yoga.
- Ms AnnaEnglish Support TeacherMs AnnaEnglish Support Teacher
B.Ed in English language teaching and World History with QTS from Vladimir State Teacher Training University (Russia), MA in Applied Linguistics and ELT (University of Nottingham, UK). IHCYLT, Cambridge DELTA, Jolly Phonics, and SEN certification
My name is Anna and I’ve worked as an international educator since 2007 in a range of countries and teaching contexts (state and private schools, EFL and bilingual centers). My goal in teaching is to ensure each student is provided the right support and encouragement to succeed in language learning and to achieve their dreams with the help of English. I am proud to be part of Lanna International school team known for its dedication, professionalism, and truly international atmosphere. When I have free time, I love to go hiking and explore waterfalls with my 6-year-old daughter for which Chiang Mai is a perfect destination.
- Ms VictoriaEnglish Support TeacherMs VictoriaEnglish Support Teacher
Specialist Diploma/MA (Hons) in English Language, Literature and Teaching English Language and Literature - Zaporizhzhia State University, Ukraine
Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) - International House Kyiv, Ukraine
Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (DELTA) - ITI Istanbul, Turkey
International House Certificate in Teaching Young Learners (IHCYLT)
International House Certificate in Online Teaching (IHCOLT)
Cambridge YLE, KET, PET oral examiner
My name is Victoria Needham and I am from Ukraine. I am a teacher of English with a number of international qualifications. I have worked in a variety of educational contexts as a teacher and a teacher trainer for about 25 years. I traveled around and worked for international schools and language centers in Tunisia, Mexico, Czechia, and Thailand. After two years in Chiang Mai, I am happy to join Lanna International Primary school, with its amazing learning atmosphere and dedicated staff. I am passionate about helping my students increase their life opportunities by enhancing their English language skills. I believe children learn best when they are in a safe and engaging environment, feel their teacher’s support, and are able to express their creativity freely. In my spare time, I read, potter around the garden, and go hiking or sightseeing.
- Ms KateEnglish Support TeacherMs KateEnglish Support Teacher
BTEC Diploma in Nursery Nursing, City college Norwich and BEd (Hons) in Primary Teaching from De Montfort University, Bedford, Level 1 and 2 British Sign Language, Advance Diploma in Nutrition and Weight Management.I have been teaching for over 14 years; first in Primary in the UK and then in Early Years. I have taught internationally for the last 3 years; first in Myanmar, then moving to Chiang Mai a year ago. I am keen to start my second year here and really looking forward to supporting my collegues in my new role as Phase leader. I'm sure the children will have great fun this year!
- Ms GinaSpecial Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) at PrimaryMs GinaSpecial Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) at Primary
Bachelor of Secondary Education, Major in Special Education, Minor in Mathematics – University of the Philippines
I started teaching as a special education teacher in a school for children with severe disabilities in the Philippines. I was trained to provide Applied Behaviour Management and crisis intervention in one-on-one and small group settings. After two years, under the (then) National Institute of Learning Disabilities, USA, I was granted Level 1 Educational Therapist status and I began to provide learning support for students who are in mainstream schools.
I moved to Bangkok in 2005 and eventually to Chiang Mai in 2008 and have been providing in-school learning support services since then. I am currently taking a post–graduate degree in Mathematics Teaching. Moving to Chiang Mai and working for Lanna, a close-knit community, provided me with opportunities to grow and learn as a teacher and as a parent.
- Ms AshleyWhole School STEAM CoordinatorMs AshleyWhole School STEAM Coordinator
Bachelor of Arts in French & English Languages, University of Winnipeg
Bachelor of Education, University of Winnipeg
The University of Winnipeg's Education Exchange Program brought me to Thailand in 2009 where I taught international students ranging from primary through secondary with most of my experience in maths, science, and ICT. Throughout my experience, I was fortunate to be able to take on STEM leadership roles in International Schools in Bangkok, helping to develop and implement STEM Problem-Based Learning with a focus on solving real-world problems based around the UN's Global Goals for Sustainability. It is through this experience that I have developed a passion for STEM education and guiding children to become active global citizens and to develop their 21st-century skills in order to achieve their highest potential. I look forward to developing and fostering a strong STEM curriculum for the teachers and students of Lanna International School.
- Ms ErinLibrarianMs ErinLibrarian
BA - Elementary Education; Minor in School Library Studies University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa MA - School Library Studies k-12 cert University of Northern Iowa
My name is Erin Stohlmeyer and I am originally from Davenport, Iowa in the USA. I am a certified teacher librarian qualified to classroom teach in a primary setting as well as work in any school library k-12. I first taught abroad on a US Military base in Germany to complete my student teaching. I loved living abroad and experiencing new cultures. Before continuing my journey abroad I worked in several public school districts in Iowa. In 2017 I returned to life abroad and started teaching in Thailand. I am a passionate reader and believe the first job of any librarian is to help instill a love of reading in all students. In my free time I enjoy reading and traveling.
- Ms OrnLibary AssistantMs OrnLibary Assistant
- Mr AshAthletics DirectorMr AshAthletics Director
BSc (Hons) Sport coaching Science degree (University of the West of England); PGCE in Physical Education (Cardiff Metropolitan University); TEFL from the London Teacher Training College.
I have been involved within the realm of PE teaching since 2009 as a teaching assistant at numerous schools in England whilst studying at University. After undertaking my teacher training in Wales I remained there and taught for a couple of years. I then moved to Thailand to help run a PE department here for 2 more years and then the opportunity to join the Lanna team became available. I have heard nothing but great things about Lanna international school, so I was eager to join and add my enthusiasm and passion for PE here.
- Ms NicolaPE TeacherMs NicolaPE Teacher
B.A Sport Science & Psychology, PGCE Physical Education, TOEIC, IELTS
I am from Melkbosstrand, South Africa. I hold a Bachelor's Degree in Sport Science & Psychology (2013).
After completing my degree, I worked for Disney on their private island in the Bahamas as a lifeguard for 2 years. I wanted a change of scenery and moved to Thailand in 2016 where I taught P.E. and Health. I realised this was my passion so I went back to South Africa and completed my PGCE (2018).
My teaching philosophy is about creating an inclusive environment where students are able to express themselves in a safe manner. I believe that each and every student has something valuable to bring to the class and this should be used to engage and encourage each other.
My hobbies include surfing, bodyboarding, kitesurfing, swimming and volunteering as a lifeguard. When I am not close to the ocean, I enjoy surfskate, wakeboarding and going to the gym.
- Ms ShannonPE TeacherMs ShannonPE Teacher
Hello, my name is Shannon and I am very much looking forward to joining the Lanna team. I am a certified Primary Teacher from Scotland. I have been working and supporting children within a school setting and as part of extra-curricular activities for many years. I am recently qualified and have been teaching in Scottish primary schools for the past 2 years, working across a range of ages. I am passionate about teaching and creating a safe and secure environment to allow learners to be supported and grow.
I have spent many years working in sports settings teaching and coaching younger children in order to get the best out of them and helping them to reach their goals. I believe participation in both PE and sports can support positive wellbeing and help all children to be successful.
I enjoy taking part in a range of sports, travelling and learning new things.
- Mr MackPE TeacherMr MackPE Teacher
My name is Mack Sissine. I was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, but I’ve spent most of my career teaching PE, coaching basketball, and serving as an Athletic Director in Thailand, Italy, and Japan. Outside of work, you can find me at the gym, traveling, buying mangos at the fresh market, shooting street photography, listening to music (hip-hop, soul, & punk rock), or searching for the best ผัดพริกเผาหมูกรอบ. I can’t wait to get back to Chiang Mai this August and look forward to making a positive impact on the LIST PE and Athletics Departments for years to come. Go Lions!
- Ms UPE Support AssistantMs UPE Support AssistantBachelor Degree - Sport Management - Bangkokthonburi UniversityI have represented the women's futsal tournament of Nakhon Sawan Province from 2004 to 2009. After I graduated from Bangkokthonburi University, I still was a representative of the women’s futsal team. I had a great experience there. I then started to work as a PE teacher at Maeping School in Pai, Mae Hong Son. This job made me gain more teaching experience. Now I am a PE assistant teacher in the primary school at Lanna. All the teachers and students including the staff here are friendly and help me so much. I am enjoying improving my PE skills to help develop the students potential.
- Ms FunThai Academic CoordinatorMs FunThai Academic Coordinator
- Ms MaySecondary Thai TeacherMs MaySecondary Thai TeacherBachelor of Arts in History , Chiang Mai University.Before coming to Lanna, I worked at Language center in Chiang Mai as a Thai teacherand taught Thai language to foreign students. After that, I wanted to gain more experienceand decided to work in a private school in Chiang Mai as a Thai teacher in the primary section.Now, I am a Thai teacher. Lanna is a special place with a great warm welcomeand friendly atmosphere. I really appreciate having the opportunity to work with this schooland I wish to help all of the students improve their Thai language and teachknowledge about Thai culture.
- Ms AngSecondary Thai TeacherMs AngSecondary Thai Teacher
Bachelor of Education Rajabhat Chiang Rai University.
I am a former teacher from Joseph Uphatham School (Boys School ). At that school I taught Maths and Thai classes for 12 years. I was very happy to work there. I have worked in one of the well-known international school in Chiang Mai for 2 years. That school gave me many new experiences. I am happy to work and teach here with great colleagues and students. Everybody in this school is very warm, welcome and friendly.
- Ms BenjySecondary Thai TeacherMs BenjySecondary Thai Teacher
- Ms GofPrimary Thai TeacherMs GofPrimary Thai Teacher
BA in Education, major in Social Studies, minor in English, Chiang Mai University
After I graduated from Chiang Mai University, I was a Social Studies’ teacher at The Prince Royal’s College for 2 years. I taught the primary students and I thought it was great to learn with the little children. After that, I got a chance to have my own business. I opened my coffee shop at Nimmanhaemin, Chiang Mai . Then, I decided to be a teacher again and I got a chance to work at LIST. Actually, I really like to learn about English and I think working with the foreigners is very challenging for me. I will learn and improve myself when I’m working here.
- Ms OuiPrimary Thai TeacherMs OuiPrimary Thai Teacher
BA in Education, Health Education and Health Promotion, Chiang Mai University
Before I worked at Lanna International School, I worked at Sarasas Wittaed Chiang Mai school. I taught health education at the high school level. I love to teach, and I love being a teacher.
When I was in high school, I wanted to be a kindergarten teacher. Now, I am fortunate enough to be a teacher at the Nursery level. I love to take care of the kids while learning about them.
- Ms KhimThai TeacherMs KhimThai Teacher
BA in English: Chiangmai University Certificate in Early Childhood Education: University of Saskatchewan, Canada Graduate Diploma Program in Teaching Profession: The Far Eastern University
I have been teaching since 2014, first at Prem International School and then I moved to teach in Early Years at LANNA as a teaching assistant. As the school is growing, I was given an opportunity to be the Head of Early Years Thai teacher. Teaching and working with children is a joy to me, I am so please to teaching Thai for Early Years students. As being a Thai teacher, I hope to excite all students about Thai learning and broaden their academic interests.
- Ms MongSchool Nurse
- Ms LucySchool Nurse
- Ms AnnaProgramme Manager
- Ms JeabAdmissions Lead
- Ms YadaAdmissions
- Ms GraceAdmissions
- Ms NokkRegistrar
- Ms MumuHuman Resources Officer
- Ms PoyVisa Officer
- Ms BaisharReceptionist & Student Visa Officer
- Ms JahAccount Receivable
- Ms NongAccount Payable
- Ms NimInventory/Purchaser
- Mr AodMaintenance Manager
- Mr NickIT Manager
- Mr ArmIT Support
- Mr JamesIT Support