School Management

The International School of Myanmar is governed by a group of education and business leaders from the international community in Yangon. The board is responsible for fiscal and philosophical oversight of the school and for the appointment of the Director. The board values an atmosphere of collegiality and welcomes input from all facets of the school community. ISM's leadership team brings a wealth of experience from top schools in Asia, Europe, and the United States.

ISM Board of Directors

  • Daw Hla Hnin Khine, Board Chair
  • Dr Khin Khin Myint, Board Member
  • Daw Naing Naing Mon, Board Member

ISM Administration



Dr. Bryn Gabriel

High School Principal/Interim Director

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




Matt Leishman

Middle School Principal

Master of Arts in Administration and Curriculum, Gonzaga University, Spokane, Washington

Bachelor of Arts in Education, Washington State University, Pullman Washington

International Principal Certificate, Principal Training Centre, Miami Florida

Certification: British Columbia Ministry of Education, Vancouver British Columbia




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




Scott A. Slabaugh

Admission/Human Resources Director

Bachelor of Science - Geology - University of Mount Union

Post-Bachelor degree work in Japanese at The Ohio State University

Master Degree work at The Ohio State University (degree not completed)