Welcome by the ES Principal


Hello and Welcome to the International School of Myanmar!
My name is Cleo Burgett and I am the new principal of the Preschool-5th Grade Elementary section. I have joyously worked in education since 1979. Most recently I worked in Kuwait for three years and in Alaska (USA) for thirty years. I am the mother of three children, two sons (aged 25 and 23) and my daughter is 21. I am very excited to begin my work at ISM.

 
ISM Elementary School's central goal is to provide a well-rounded program that encourages the academic, social, physical, cultural aesthetics, and emotional development of each child. The elementary school offers a North American/International curriculum, focusing on the core subjects of language arts, mathematics, social studies, and science. To develop a well-balanced program, the elementary program also includes art, computer/technology, library, physical education, music, and Myanmar language and culture.
Our highly qualified teacherscome from around the world, and the student population is comprised of various nationalities and backgrounds, with Myanmar accounting for almost two-thirds of the student body. Elementary students learn to express themselves appropriately, to be attentive listeners, to understand what they have read, to respect the environment, and to be responsible citizens in our ever-changing world.
Parental support and involvement is pertinent to our elementary program. The school seeks parent involvement in the education of their children through continuous communication and participation in school activities. Two parent-teacher conferences are built into the academic calendar to provide parents and teachers the opportunity to communicate collaboratively. Started in 2004, our Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) helps to contribute to our school improvement and events.
 
In addition to our comprehensive academic program, the elementary school offers a variety of events and after school activities to help further develop students' extra-curricular skills and interests.
Our school offers the best efforts of all involved. We strive to foster a climate of superb student learning and best practice for our staff. We are proud that you are a part of all we have.
Kind Regards,
 
Cleo Burgett
Elementary Principal