High School Faculty Profiles

Our teachers are highly qualified and passionate about what they do. For the 2015-2016 school year, ISM will have 92 teachers who have come to Yangon from the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Australia, New Zealand, France, China,The Philippines, India and Guatemala. Over 80 Myanmar assistant teachers work to help ensure that all students are engaged in personalized learning.

More than 65% of our high school faculty hold advanced degrees, and all ISM teachers and administrators regularly engage in a range of regular professional development opportunities offered at ISM. ISM is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges(WASC) and is a member of East Asian Regional Council for Overseas Schools (EARCOS), which provides professional development opportunities.

The high school employs 24 full time staff, 10 teaching assistants, a High School Principal, two Counselors, a Curriculum Coordinator, and an Athletic Director. The following is a directory of some of our current high school teachers and administrators:

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Paul Sibley

High School Principal

Experienced Educator Certification: Principal and Physical Education

State of New Hampshire (USA)

Master of Education – Curriculum & Instruction, Keene State College, NH

Bachelor of Science – Physical Education, Keene State College, NH




Dennis OtienoOduor

High School Mathematics Teacher

Bachelor of Education- Mathematics/ Geography

Moi University Eldoret- Kenya




Kirsten Bennett

High School English

Bachelor of Arts in English and Irish Literature, The Evergreen State College Olympia, WA USA

Master in Teaching, The Evergreen State College Olympia, WA USA




Lynn Brown

HS Counselor

International School Counseling Certificate, Lehigh University, PA

MA of Education Administration, Concordia University, Seward NE

MA Physical Education, University of Nebraska, Omaha NE

BS Physical Education, St. Cloud State University, MN




Martin Vickers

High School English

Wolverhampton School: General Studies (A), English (B),Economics(C), History (C), 'S' Level History
(1, Distinction).

University of East Anglia: English and American Studies, BA (Hons), joint majors in English and
History, 2:2.

New York University: Post graduate courses in English and American Poetry, 1600 to the present.
(Part- time)

University of Worcester:Post Graduate Certificate in Education, Secondary School, English.




Neal Hanowitz

High School Art

Bachelor of Science - Plymouth State University

Masters of Education - Fine Art Plymouth State University




Zulema M. Gabriel

High School Spanish Teacher

Licenciatura en Idiomas, Universidad Mayor de San Simón, Cochabamba, Bolivia

M. Ed. International Education, Framingham State University, Framingham, MA.

Diplomado in Higher Education Studies, Universidad Técnica Privada Cosmos (UNITEP), Cochabamba, Bolivia




Jeffery Hill

HS Macro & Micro Economics, AP Lit Teacher

Bachelor of Arts, English and History, University of Bristol

Post-Graduate Diploma in Economics, University of Bristol

Master of Arts, Education, University of Bath



Charity Romstad

High School /Middle School Tech Integration

Bachelor of Arts English, Pacific Union College

Master of Education: Innovative Learning, Touro University California

Certificate in E-Learning and Online Teaching

Elementary and Secondary Teaching Credentials, California



E. Pia Joyner

HS Art

Master of Fine Arts, Art, Film and Media Studies, University of California Santa Barbara

Bachelor of Arts, College of Creative Studies, Art, University of California - Santa Barbara

CA Single Subject (Art) Teaching Credential

MA PreK-12 Visual Arts Teaching License




Edward Ted Osmond

High School Mathematics

Masters of Business Administration – International Finance,

Thunderbird Graduate School of International Management, Phoenix, AZ

Bachelor of Arts – Political Science, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH



Fergus O’Doherty

Computer Science Teacher

Graduate Diploma of Applied Science with Distinction (Information Technology),

Charles Sturt University, Australia

Diploma of Education. Newcastle University, Australia

Bachelor of Science. Marine Biology – Zoology. James Cook University. Australia.




Jason Carpenter

High School Physical Education

Bachelor of Science in Psychology, the University of Phoenix, Arizona, USA

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