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Secondary Leadership

SECONDARY PRINCIPAL 

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Caleb Archer

Caleb has over 10 years of experience leading multi-cultural leadership teams from start-ups to mature campuses across a range of curriculums. For Caleb, a good education requires an inclusive culture and should be holistic. It should also incorporate values, 21C skills, technology, service, and a wide range of extra-curricular opportunities.

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VICE SECONDARY PRINCIPAL

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Rajvinder Bolla 

As a student-centred and ambitious leader, Raj is passionate about education, wellbeing, safeguarding and young people. Raj believes that when a young person’s social and emotional wellbeing needs are not met that they are unlikely to achieve academic success. Raj also believes that when a school can provide a sense of stability, and understanding combined with exceptional whole school communication systems, these barriers to learning can be overcome, regardless of circumstance.

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ASSISTANT SECONDARY PRINCIPAL & DP COORDINATOR

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Laney Rweyemamu 

Student-centered teaching and learning is at the core of Laney’s educational philosophy. Laney works to ensure that the voice of each student is heard so that all stakeholders can work collectively to harness each students’ academic and personal potential, and create a path for their future endeavors. This is done through active listening and participation in collective decision-making, by fostering healthy relationships built on open communication, feedback and goal setting, and by allowing students to take ownership over their own learning. 

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ASSISTANT SECONDARY PRINCIPAL & MYP COORDINATOR

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Simon Scoones 

Simon remains passionate about teaching and learning, both in a classroom setting and beyond. He has a strong belief in the value of student-centred approaches to learning and the international school context to prepare our students as the global citizens of the future. Thanks to his previous role as a PGCE tutor at the Institute of Education/University College London, Simon also enjoys the challenge of supporting colleagues in developing innovative, diverse and engaging learning activities. 

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EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY LEAD

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Andrew Grill

Simon remains passionate about teaching and learning, both in a classroom setting and beyond. He has a strong belief in the value of student-centred approaches to learning and the international school context to prepare our students as the global citizens of the future. Thanks to his previous role as a PGCE tutor at the Institute of Education/University College London, Simon also enjoys the challenge of supporting colleagues in developing innovative, diverse and engaging learning activities. 

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GRADE LEVEL LEADERS

MYP LANGUAGE ACQUISITION/ INDIVIDUALS AND SOCIETIES TEACHER & GRADE 6 LEADER

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Ryan Gibson 

Ryan is constantly revising and constructing his educational philosophy every day in studying his PostGraduate Certificate in Education. Ryan considers himself a lifelong learner, and expects to continue adding to and amending his teaching ethos throughout his career. Ryan believes in empowering students to take ownership of their learning, and thinks teachers are crucial facilitators to guide students towards metacognition.

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VIETNAMESE STUDIES TEACHER & GRADE 7 LEADER

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Ha Thi Van Anh

Anh is a huge fan of Inquiry of Learning Cycle and Positive Education. In her classrooms, Anh creates a safe learning environment and plays a role of facilitator to help her students to drive their own learning journey so that they can be at their best. She also believes that it takes a collective effort to support a child. Therefore, she will proactively reach out to her colleagues to ask for support as needed. To see her students grow academically and personally is the best gift in her professional career. 

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MATHEMATICS TEACHER/ GRADE LEVEL LEADER & GRADE 8 LEADER

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Mary Ascione

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TEACHER OF LANGUAGE ACQUISITION & GRADE 9 LEADER

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Dexter Sinclair

Dexter is a Language Acquisition teacher specializing in Spanish. He comes to ISHCMC after having taught previously in IB schools in the UAE and China and teaching experience in the UK, Spain, and Argentina. He believes in the importance of an internationally-focused holistic education to help students succeed inside and outside of the classroom.

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MATHEMATICS TEACHER & GRADE 10 LEADER

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Thomas Pettifor

Tom is a passionate Mathematician who enjoys exploring new concepts and ideas. He is particularly interested in Complex Analysis and Mathematical Biology. Aftr graduating with a masters degree in Mathematics from the University of Oxford, Tom spent two years teaching in Wales followed by seven years of teaching in South Korea before arriving in Vietnam. Tom likes to play sports in his free time, especially basketball and volleyball.

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DP/ MYP MATHEMATICS TEACHER & GRADE 11 LEADER

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Ryan Glynn

Ryan is an energetic and innovative teacher who is constantly open to change in order to further his own teaching. Ryan’s focus is always on empowering the students in their learning so they can flourish as individuals and reach their full potential. He is willing to collaborate with his colleagues to continue to grow the community of ISHCMC.

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DP/ MYP MUSIC TEACHER & GRADE 12 LEADER

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Cullen Lockwood

Cullen is an enthusiastic musician and educator committed to the growth of a student-centered music program. He facilitates relevant musical experiences to help students develop their musicianship and skills as individual musicians and within collaborative ensembles. Cullen is passionate about inclusive environments where all students feel safe, take risks, have a voice, and are able to access learning in their way. Cullen is a classically trained singer and pianist with a particular fondness for German Lieder and vocal literature.

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