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Our Leadership

A wealth of experience, passion and dedication to excellence. Our Academic Leadership Team brings a rich and diverse approach.

Lester Stephens

Head of School

Lester Stephens

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Education, Massey University
  • Diploma of Teaching, Palmerston North College of Education

Angelina Tee

Managing Director

Angelina Tee

Angelina Tee is the Managing Director for Cognita Schools in Vietnam and has worked for Cognita for over 8 years. Prior to taking this position she was the General Counsel for Cognita Asia. Ms Tee’s responsibilities include improving the operational performance of Cognita schools in Vietnam and well as seeking new opportunities for growth for Cognita in Vietnam. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Laws from Monash University, Australia.

Rae Lang

Deputy Head of School

Rae Lang

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Education, University of Otago
  • Diploma of Teaching, University of Otago 
  • Post Graduate Certification in Behaviour Management

Alpha Butil

Early Education Coordinator

Alpha Butil

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Secondary Education (English), Mindanao State University
  • Licensure Examination for Teachers
  • Montessori Early Childhood
  • TESOL

Nathan Bennetts

Upper Elementary Coordinator

Nathan Bennetts

Qualifications:

  • BSc Physical Geography Major with Human Geography Minor, Cheltenham and Gloucester College of Higher Education
  • Qualified Teacher Status: Early Years and Primary Education, Early Years SCITT School Centred Initial Teacher Training, Cornwall College

Tiffany Proctor

Lower Elementary Coordinator

Tiffany Proctor

Qualifications:

  • BSc Elementary Education, North Georgia College and State University, Georgia

Reyna Lazarou

Single Subject Coordinator

Reyna Lazarou

Qualifications:

  • Master of Education in Teaching & Learning, Colorado State University
  • BA Sociology, California State University
  • Florida State Teacher Certificate