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Our Teachers at ISSP

Educating, encouraging, inspiring... and always learning

Our commitment to the recruitment, professional development and strong support of teachers at ISSP is reflected in the excellent results we consistently achieve.

Highly experienced and qualified, over 40% have master’s degrees in their specialist subjects. Beyond their dedication and passion for their specialist areas, our teachers help students form connections across subjects and emphasize active, collaborative learning. We are proud to have an international faculty, over 45% of whom are American, that is enthusiastic about working in our diverse school community, where they continually inspire our young charges to achieve more.

Open-minded and curious, our teachers never stop learning. We prioritize their continuous professional development using the latest practices from leading educators. Only in this way can we ensure adherence to our professional standards, expectations and reputation.

2021-2022 ISSP Teaching Faculty

Early Years

Cheska Valdes

Early Years 1

Cheska Valdes

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor in Science, Child Development and Education Minor in Special Education, Manila Philippines
  • Certified Professional Teacher, Professional Regulation Commission, Philippines
  • Diploma In Early Childhood Education
  • IELTS Certification, British Council Vietnam

Grace Collantes

Early Years 2

Grace Collantes

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor in Science, Child Development and Education Minor in Special Education, Manila Philippines
  • Certified Professional Teacher, Professional Regulation Commission, Philippines
  • Diploma In Early Childhood Education
  • IELTS Certification, British Council Vietnam

Marithel Macarine

Early Years 2

Marithel Macarine

Qualifications:

  • BSc in Elementary Education, University of Cebu
  • Licensure Examination for Teachers, Professional Regulation Commission
  • Diploma in Montessori Early Childhood Education, Montitute Montessori Training Institute
  • TESOL/TEFL Certificate, Harvest Christian School International

Sajani Shah

Early Years 3

Sajani Shah

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science in Management, Warwick University
  • Postgraduate Certificate of Education International (PGCE), University of Nottingham
  • Certificate IV IN TESOL, Australia Vietnam School of English

Kathryn Waldron

Early Years 3

Kathryn Waldron

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Social Care Practice, The Institute of Technology Sligo
  • Early Year Certificate
  • Post-Graduate in Early Years Education, The University of the West of England

Helen Orobia

Early Years 3

Helen Orobia

Qualifications:

  • BA in Elementary Education, St. Paul College of Ilocos Sur
  • Certified Professional Teacher, Professional Regulation Commission
  • PYP Certificate, International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO)
  • TEFL Certificate

 

 

Lanie Nacario

Early Years 4

Lanie Nacario

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy, Emilio Aguinaldo College
  • Certified Professional Teacher, Professional Regulation Commission
  • Diploma in Special Education, Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila

Alpha Butil

Early Years 4

Alpha Butil

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor in Secondary Education (English), Mindanao State University
  • Licensure Examination for Teachers, Professional Regulation Commission
  • Diploma in Montessori Early Childhood Education, Montitute Montessori Training Institute
  • TESOL Certificate

Cara Giblin

Early Years 4

Cara Giblin

Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree with Honours, Birmingham City University
  • Art Foundation Certificate - Merit Grade, Stourbridge College

 

 

 

 

 

Elementary

Diane Costa

Kindergarten

Diane Costa

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Education, Nipissing University
  • Honours Bachelor of Arts (Major in History, Minor in Geography and English), University of Toronto
  • Certified Teacher (Ontario) Grades K-10, Ontario College of Teachers (OCT)

Evie Cobb

Kindergarten

Evie Cobb

Qualifications:

  • Master of Education in Learning and Technology, Western Governor’s University
  • Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology with a focus in Primatology, Arizona State University
  • Florida Professional Teaching Certificate Grades K-6, Florida Department of Education
  • TESOL Certificate, International TEFL Academy 

Marla Berarducci

Kindergarten

Marla Berarducci

Qualifications:

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science in Education, California University of Pennsylvania

  • Professional Educator License

Vicky Hinson

Grade 1

Vicky Hinson

Qualifications:

  • BSc in Human Development, Family Studies and Early Childhood Education, University of North Texas
  • Certified Teacher, Early Childhood through Grade 4, Texas Education Agency
  • English as a Second Language Supplemental Certification

Megan Malenfant (Ms. Nicole)

Grade 1

Megan Malenfant (Ms. Nicole)

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, University of South Florida
  • Educator Certificate: K-6, State of Florida Department of Education

Keith Way

Grade 1

Keith Way

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Arts (Honors) in Communications and Creative Multimedia, Dundalk Institute of Technology
  • Teacher Preparation Certification Program - Moreland University, Teach-Now Graduate School of Education

Adam Whiteman

Grade 2

Adam Whiteman

Qualifications:

  • Graduate Diploma of Learning and Teaching (Primary), University of Southern Queensland
  • Graduate Diploma in Arts (Christian Studies), Alphacrucis College
  • Bachelor of Business (Accountancy), Queensland University of Technology

Stephanie Keller

Grade 2

Stephanie Keller

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Educatio, Bowling Green State University
  • Professional Educator License, Illinois

Shelly Hosler

Grade 3

Shelly Hosler

Qualifications:

  • MSc in Education, Hunter College
  • Bachelor of Science, Middle Tennessee State University

Nathan Bennetts

Grade 3

Nathan Bennetts

Qualifications:

  • BSc in 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

Ronan Donohue

Grade 4

Ronan Donohue

Qualifications:

  • BA in Languages, National University of Ireland
  • Qualified Teacher Status (Elementary Education), TEACH-NOW Graduate School of Education
  • TESOL Certificate

Stuart Sutherland

Grade 4

Stuart Sutherland

Qualifications:

 

  • Bachelor of Arts, University of South Africa (UNISA)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education, University of South Africa (UNISA)

Sara Nieuwkoop

Grade 4

Sara Nieuwkoop

Qualifications:

  • Masters in Education, Grand Valley State University
  • BA Elementary Education, Calvin College

 

 

 

 

Samantha Medema

Grade 5

Samantha Medema

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Arts in American Studies, University of Maryland
  • Teaching Certificate in Elementary Grades 1-6 Level, Moreland University and the Office of the State Superintendent of Education in Washington, DC

 

Luke Runnoe

Grade 5

Luke Runnoe

Qualifications:

  • Masters in Education, University of Illinois
  • BA in Sociology, University of Wisconsin

Specialist Subjects

Anh Nguyen

Art

Anh Nguyen

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Finance-Banking, Vinh University
  • TESOL Certificate, Australia International TESOL
  • Child Psychology Certificate, New Skills Academy USA
  • Autism Awareness Certificate, New Skills Academy USA

Victor Sifontes

English as an Additional Language

Victor Sifontes

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Education in English as a Foreign Language - University of Carabobo, Venezuela
  • WiDA Institute Certificate - Singapore
  • Google Certified Educator Level 1 
  • IELTS Certificate - HCMC, Vietnam

Debbie Lewis-William

English as an Additional Language

Debbie Lewis-William

Qualifications:

  • Teacher's Diploma, Grahamstown Training College
  • Teacher's Diploma, Physical Education Graaff-Reinee Teacher's College

Ngan Bui

English as an Additional Language

Ngan Bui

Qualifications:

  • BA in Business Administration, Hutech
  • Teaching Certificate BA in English Linguistics and Literature, VNUHCM-USSH
  • WIDA Climbs course Certificate Certificate for Teaching Every Reader 2.0

Jin Ge

Mandarin

Jin Ge

Qualifications:

  • Masters in Education Teaching & Learning, Bryan College
  • Bachelor of Literature in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language, Beijing Language and Culture University
  • IB Certificate in Teaching & Learning, International Baccalaureate Organization

 

Barbara Amador

Technology Integration Specialist

Barbara Amador

Qualifications:

  • Master of Education Degree in International Teaching, Framingham State University
  • Bachelor's Degree in Education Sciences (Mathematics), Universidad Catolica Redemptoris Matter (UNICA)
  • Degree in Systems Engineering, Universidad Nacional de Ingenieria (UNI)
  • Teaching License, Universidad Catolica Redemptoris Matter (UNICA)

Jennifer Shine

Performing Arts Specialist

Jennifer Shine

Qualifications:

  • Master in Elementary Education, The College of New Jersey
  • BA Theatre Arts/ Peace and Justice Studies, Marquette University

James Whitehead

PE/Activities Coordinator

James Whitehead

Qualifications:

  • BSc in Early Childhood Education, Aspen University
  • Associates Degree in Science Biology - concentration Occupational Therapy, Kingsborough Community College
  • Elementary Education Teaching Certificate, American Board


     

Holly Younglove

PE/Activities Coordinator

Holly Younglove

Qualifications:

  • Masters in Physical Education and Health Science, Emporia State University
  • Bachelor in Science in Education, SUNY Cortland
  • Certified Professional PE/Health Teacher K-12
  • MYP Certificate in Teaching & Learning

Thuy Pham

Vietnamese/Host Country Studies

Thuy Pham

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor degree of Primary Education, Ho Chi Minh city University of Pedagogy
  • Chinese Certificate, Minister of Education Republic of China (Taiwan)
  • English Certificate, Vietnam National University-HCMC ENGLISH TESTING CENTER
  • Teaching Vietnamese as Additional Language, Vietnamese Language school (VLS)

 

 

Quyen Nguyen

Vietnamese/Host Country Studies

Quyen Nguyen

Qualifications:

  • Diploma in Early Childhood Education, Ho Chi Minh City Pedagogy College
  • Certificate in Primary Education, Ho Chi Minh City University Pedagogy

 

 

Thuy Nguyen

Vietnamese/Host Country Studies

Thuy Nguyen

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Early Childhood Education, Ho Chi Minh City University of Pedagogy
  • Bachelor of Primary Education, Ho Chi Minh City University of Pedagogy
  • Certificate in Teaching Vietnamese as a Foreign Language

Trang Nguyen

Vietnamese/Host Country Studies

Trang Nguyen

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Degree – Primary Education, Ho Chi Minh City University of Pedagogy

Kristin Wegner

School Counselor cum Designated Safeguarding Lead

Kristin Wegner

Qualifications:

  • Master of Science in Education, University of Wisconsin
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Wisconsin
  • Teaching License, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Fred Meneses

Special Educational Needs

Fred Meneses

Qualifications:

  • MEd Special Education, University of the Philippines
  • Certificate in Indigenous Education, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane

June Butil

Early Years Utility

June Butil

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Secondary Education (English), Mindanao State University
  • Certified Professional Teacher, Professional Regulation Commission 
  • Diploma in Montessori Early Childhood Education, Montitute Montessori Training Institute
  • TESOL Certificate