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:

Next »



Bryn Gabriel

Interim Director & High School Principal

Doctorate of Education, Educational Policy and Supervision, University of Minnesota

Master of Education-Administration and Leadership, University of Southern Mississippi

Bachelor of Arts-History, Berea College, Berea, Kentucky




Christine Bergman

HS English

Bachelor of Education from the University of British Columbia

Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from the University of British Columbia

Diploma in Special Education from the University of Victoria UBC and UVic, Canada




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.




Mary Hawkins

High School Counselor

Master of Education, Guidance and Counseling - University of Central Oklahoma

Bachelor of Arts, Human Services Counseling - East Central University

Certifications - School Guidance and Counseling, Psychology / Sociology, Early Childhood




Neal Hanowitz

High School Art

Bachelor of Science - Plymouth State University

Masters of Education - Fine Art Plymouth State University




Ekaterina (Katya) Friedman

High School Mathematics

Master of Arts in Teaching Mathematics, Rivier College, USA

Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration, Fairleigh Dickinson University USA




Joseph Cobbs

High School Biology

Doctorate of Chiropractic Medicine and Bachelor of Science in Biology, Los Angeles College of Chiropractic

Associate Degree in Biology, Grossmont College

California Licensed Doctor of Chiropractic




Mark Friedman

High School AP Psychology, Psychology, Asian Studies

Bachelor of Arts–Asian Studies-Dartmouth College

Master of International Affairs-Specialization in East Asia-Columbia University




Taylor Siedell

High School Social Studies, Economics and 9th grade History

Master of Education International/Overseas Education, Secondary and Teaching Certificate, College of New Jersey

GCE (Masters): Education (International), Keele University (UK)

Bachelor of Arts: Political Science, Comparative Area Studies, Duke 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

Next »