Elementary School Faculty Profiles

Our teachers are highly qualified and passionate about what they do. For the 2012/13 school year, ISM will have 75 teachers who have come to Yangon from all over the world, with many holding advanced degrees. Additionally, over 60 Myanmar assistant teachers work to help ensure that all students are engaged in personalized learning.

As lifelong learners, ISM teachers and administrators engage in a range of professional development opportunities offered at ISM. ISM facilitates a Master's degree offered through Buffalo State (SUNY), and hosts leading educational experts to run workshops twice a year. ISM is proud to be a member of East Asian Regional Council for Overseas Schools (EARCOS), which provides professional development opportunities.

The following is a directory of some of our current middle school teachers and administrators:

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Clive Herde

Elementary School Principal

Diploma of Teaching, Elementary, University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia

Bachelor of Education, Elementary, University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia

Master of Education, Administration, Heritage College, Washington, USA

Alyshia Kitchen


Bachelor of Communications and Culture, University of Calgary Bachelor of Education, Lakehead University

Certification in Secondary Education (French & Environmental Education)Certification in Primary Education

Cove Aaronoff

Elementary School

Bachelor of Arts, English, Vassar College, New York

Master of Education, TESOL K-12 Certification, Plymouth State University,New Hampshire

Deborah (Debbie) Lewis-William

Elementary School

Primary Teacher's Diploma, Grahamstown Training College, Grahamstown, South Africa

Physical Education Teacher's Diploma, Graaff-Reinet, South Africa

Jennifer Hasnaoui

Elementary School

International Teacher Certificate (ITC), Cambridge Examination Board, United Kingdom

TEFL, Oxford Seminars, Montreal, Canada

BA and Honorary MA in Social and Political Sciences, Cambridge University, United Kingdom

Jeni Parker

Elementary School

Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education, Northeastern State University, USA

Teaching Certification Pre-K-3rd Grade in Oklahoma, USA

Hokulea Cabrera

Gr. 4 Class Teacher

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Ateneo de Manila University, Manila, Philippines

Minor in Education and Philosophy

Certifications: Professional Teacher, acquired in the Philippines Psychometrician, acquired in the Philippines

ESL/ESOL Certified

Kate Fowler

Elementary School

Bachelor of Education, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa

Teaching Certification, Iowa, USA

Kathryn Medley

Elementary School

Bachelor of Science, Elementary Education, Eastern Michigan University, Michigan, USA

Master of Science, Gifted, Talented, & Creative Studies, Arkansas State University, Arkansas, USA

Education Specialist, Educational Leadership/Curriculum Director, Arkansas State University, Arkansas, USA

Michael Allen

Elementary School

Master of Arts, Elementary Education Columbia University, USA

Bachelor of Arts, Anthropology University of California at Berkeley, USA

Paige Stickelman

Elementary School

Bachelor of Arts in English/Childhood Education, NYS Certification K-6,

Hunter College, New York, USA


Elementary ESOL Teacher

CELTA Certificate, Cambridge English

Teaching English as a Foreign Language Certification, TEFLINK Online Program, United Kingdom

IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) Certificate, International Baccalaureate, Turkey

Diploma in Children's Studies, Advance Learning Interactive Systems Online, Ireland

Professional Teaching Certification, University of the Philippines Open University, Philippines

Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of Perpetual Help System-DALTA, Philippines

Completed 24 Units in Master of Arts in Nursing, University of the Philippines

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