SCHOOL DIRECTOR

MR. PERMKIAT KETKUL

Education:

B.Eng (Mechanical) – Kasetsart university, Thailand

PGCE(Educational Management) – Phuket Rajaphat University, Thailand
MBA (Industrialisation and Development) – University of Liverpool, UK
Certificate in Leadership Development Programme – London School of Business & Finance, UK
Work History:
2002-2011          School Manager, Kajonkietsuksa school, Phuket
2006-2008          President of Private Schools Association of Phuket
2011-Present      School Director, KIS, Phuket
2014-Present      Vice President of Kajonkiet School Group, Phuket

DEPUTY DIRECTOR (NON-ACADEMIC)

MISS CHERISH TRAKARNBOONCHAI

Education:

Bachelor of Arts and Sciences, Economics – Univeristy at Albany, NY USA – 2010

Deputy Director (Non-Academic) , Kajonkiet International School, Phuket – 2014 – Present

Head of Administration, Kajonkiet International School, Phuket – 2012-2014

Head of Administration Assistant, Kajonkiet International School, Phuket – 2011-2012

I enjoy working at KIS alongside my supportive team and lovely students. I am thankful that the school has given me the opportunity to be a part of the KIS team. Watching the school has developed in the last several years and seeing our children grow into fine young adults is truly amazing. In my free time, I like to read, travel and scuba dive.

HEAD OF PRIMARY AND EYFS DEPUTY DIRECTOR (ACADEMIC)

MRS. NICOLA CHOKKUEA

Education:

Master’s of Education– University of Nottingham, Ongoing
PGCE Primary– University of Gloucestershire
BSc (Hons) Environmental Science– University of Plymouth
Work History:
Jan 2011-Current Head of Primary and Key Stage 1 Teacher, KIS, Phuket
Jul 2010– Dec 2010 Year 3 Teacher and Head of KS2 English, Bromsgrove International School Thailand
Dec 2008– Jul 2010 Key Stage 1 Teacher, Elms Farm Primary School, Sheldon, UK
Jul 2007-Jul 2008, Manor Primary School, West Ham, London, UK & Bussage Primary School, Bussage, UK
Sep 2003– March 2007 P2 Coordinator, Kindergarden and Primary Teacher, Kajonkiet Suksa School, Phuket
I love living here in Thailand and everything that Thailand has to offer. I enjoy cooking, reading and spending time with my friends and family here in Phuket. I live with my husband Somkiat and our Beautiful son Henry in Rawai. Henry also attends that school and he enjoys it very much. I am very fortunate to be part of the wonderful teaching team here at KIS.

HEAD OF SECONDARY

MR. GARETH EYNON

Education:

Originating from the South Wales, Gareth now calls Anglesey, to the north, ‘home’. Before embarking on his career in education Gareth studied Fine Art, attending Norwich School of Art between 1980-1983. On graduating he worked as a freelance artist. He gained his Postgraduate Certificate in Education from DeMontfort University, Leicester, before securing an appointment at Uppingham School, Rutland, one of Englands long established, independent boarding schools, to lead the teaching of fine art. After completing an MA, Gareth began his international teaching career in Saudi Arabia. He has worked internationally ever since, working in Kuala Lumpur, Beirut and Penang. Then as the founding Head of Senior School, Gareth played an integral role in the launch and development of Shrewsbury International School, Bangkok, joining the enterprise in 2003. Since 2011 he has worked in KL once more as Head of new school there. He joins KIS now excited by the prospect of leading the Secondary School through it’s next phase of development into IGCSE and subsequently A level. Gareth remains a passionate and active painter and lists amongst his other interests; his guitars, making noise and, a life-long loyalty to Cardiff City Football Club.

ASSESSMENT AND CURRICULUM ADVISER

MISS CATHRINE PAGE

Education:

St John’s Ambulance: First Aid in the work

Postgraduate Certificate in Education – Secondary, University College Plymouth St Mark & St John: BA Higher Education & Philosophy, University of Greenwich:

Bodmin College:Teaching in Key Stages 3,4 and 5. Religious Education, Philosophy and Ethics Pastoral lead and trainee teacher mentor

County Cousins Channel School of English: Centre Manager

St Michael’s Residential: Social Programme Coordinator.

I’ve recently arrived here in Phuket, moving from Cornwall in South England. It’s the best decision I’ve ever made! I feel proud to be a part of the KIS team, the school is a wonderful place for students to learn and grow and I am now a part of their journey. I love Thailand, the people, the culture, the food and of course the sunshine. I’m enjoying exploring my new surroundings in Phuket. The beaches are beautiful and where I plan to spend most of my weekends.

HEAD OF PASTORAL CARE, HOUSE SYSTEM AND EVENTS & LEAD EVALUATOR FOR ACCREDITATION

MISS KYLIE ANNE MILLAR

Education:

FdSC Community Studies (Development and Youth Work) – University of Plymouth BA (Hons) Youth & Community Work – University College of St. Mark and St. John TEFL Cert – British TEFL

Currently working towards – MEd Pastoral Care, Guidance and Pupil Support – University of Aberdeen

Youth Worker – YMCA Cornwall (registered charity), UK – 2006 – 2009

Youth Worker – Young People Cornwall (registered charity), UK – 2008 – 2012

ESL Teacher (EP and IP) – Hatyairatprachasun School, Hatyai – 2012 – 2014

Teaching Assistant – Kajonkiet International School, Phuket – 2014 – 2015

Pastoral Care Department Head – KIS, Phuket – 2015 – present

Originally  a Youth Worker within schools and communities in Cornwall, I moved to Thailand in 2013 where I worked as an ESL teacher for the EP/IP departments at Hatyairatprachasun School, Hatyai for 18 months.  I then moved to Phuket where I was a Teaching Assistant at KIS for one year.  I am now the head of the Pastoral Care Department, coordinating personal, social and academic support for all students within the school.

I have lived in Thailand for the past three years and have fallen in love with the country, its people and customs. I come from a background of working with children and young people within a range of charities and non-profit organisations, both within formal settings and more informal education including running a Girl Guides unit in my home town. Working with children has always been a passion of mine and I am very grateful to be part of this school staff.

EYFS PHASE LEADER & PRE-NURSERY CLASS TEACHER

MRS. GAIL GILLESPIE

Education:

Bachelor of Education (Honours) – Primary, University of Sussex

TEFL/CTEYL

STA Swimming teacher

RLSS Life Guard

EYFS Phase Leader, Kajonkiet International School

Head of Learning Support, Tanglin Trust School, Singapore

Special Needs Coordinator, HYLIS, Hong Kong

Pre School Advisory Teacher 0 -6, Devon Local Education Authority

Head of Assessment Unit, Devon

Deputy Head and Head of St George’s Nursery School, Devon

 

My husband and I have been living, working and travelling in South East Asia for the last 10 Years and intend to stay here for a long time to come. After living in 2 major cities I am very honoured to be offered the opportunity to become part of the dynamic teaching and leadership team at Kajonkiet on the beautiful Island of Phuket. I have extensive experience of working in Early Years and am excited to become involved in the continuing development of the Kajonkiet EYFS department and making it the No. 1 choice for parents in Phuket.

KS1 PHASE LEADER & YEAR 2 CLASS TEACHER

MR. RUCAS MALAN

Education:

TEFL certificate
PGCE – North West University, South Africa
B Sc in Sport Nutrition and Human Movement Science – North West University, South Africa

Work History:

Current, Year 2 teacher and Key Stage 2 phase Leader, Kajonkiet International school, Phuket October 2013– June 2015, Year 3 teacher, Kajonkiet International school, Phuket April 2013– October 2013, Primary 3 teacher, EP programme at Kajonkietsuksa school, Phuket April 2012– April 2013, Secondary teacher, ESC programme at Kajonkietsuksa school, Phuket Jan 2012– April 2012, Special needs educator, Jongspan Primary School, Carletonville, South Africa

I enjoy teaching and traveling and Thailand is the perfect destination that offers the best of both. I love sports and I hope to pass that love to each child that I teach. I am extremely lucky to work in Phuket, and particularly to work for an organization such as Kajonkiet and I hope to continue my teaching career for a long time here in paradise.

KS2 PHASE LEADER & YEAR 6 CLASS TEACHER

MISS SUZANNE ROSE CARTER

Education:

PGCE (i) Nottingham University, United Kingdom

BA (Hons) Animal Behaviour/Science with Business Studies– Berkshire College of

Agriculture (BCA) and Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College (BCUC), England.

TEFL (Teach English as a Foreign Language)– Phuket, Thailand

August 2014 – Present Key Stage 2 Phase Leader at KIS, Phuket

August 2011—Present Year 6 Teacher at KIS, Phuket

August 2008– August 2011 Primary Teacher, Kajonkiet Suksa School, Phuket

February 2007—May 2008 Trainee Manager, Elephant Hills and Siam Safari, Khao Sok National Park, Surat Thani

2002 – 2007 – Animal Technician, Reading University, England

Born in West Yorkshire, England, I moved to Thailand eight years ago looking for inspiration and a new direction in life. Eight years later and I have a husband, two beautiful children, I live in Phuket and I have a job that I enjoy every single day of the year. I have been with Kajonkiet International School since the very beginning. I am very proud to be a part of the school and I truly believe in everything it stands for and upholds. I love life here in Phuket, I feel I am giving my children the best possible start in life. Both of my children attend Kajonkiet International School and I couldn’t be happier with the quality of education they are receiving.

HEAD OF THAI DEPARTMENT

MRS. DARUNEE SUWAN

Education:

Certificate in English – Institute of Intensive English, Hawaii, USA
Certificate in ESL – Western Business College, Portland, USA
BA Faculty of Liberal Arts (Major in Chinese, Minor in Thai) – Thammasat University, Bangkok, Thailand
Work History:
Apr 2014 – Current Head of Thai Language and Culture, KIS, Phuket
Feb 2012– Mar 2014 – English Programme Kindergarten Coordinator, Kajonkiet Suksa School, Phuket
Feb 2010– Aug2011 – Room Division Manager, The Bell Pool Villa Resort, Phuket
Jan 2004 – Sep 2009 – Stateroom Hostess, Disney Cruise Line (Disney Magic), Florida, USA
Apr 2003 – Dec 2003 – Guest Service Executive & Public Relations (G.O.), Club Med Phuket
I traveled and worked abroad until I met my husband, got married and I decided to stay in Phuket. I enjoy interacting and working with people of various cultures. And I love to see foreigners learning about Thai culture, especially as I now have a chance to become the one who implants the uniqueness of the Thai culture to our KIS children.

HEAD OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

MISS KANNIKA KRABEETONG

Education:

BA (Hons) Aviation Business – Suan Dusit Rajabhat University, Thailand

Certificate in Chinese – Guangxi Teacher Education University, China

Work and Travel cultural exchange programme, Florida, USA

Current Head of Business Administration

Reservation Sales Supervisor, JW Marriott and Marriott Vacation Club Phuket

Guest Service Agent, JW Marriott Phuket

I am from Phuket. I love spending time with my family. I have 2 beautiful daughters called Frame and paint after my favourite part time. On the weekend, I have a lot of fun teaching art to children and seeing them use their imaginations. Working at KIS gives me the opportunity to work with professionals and I have found that the international education system is very interesting.

EYFS PHASE LEADER & PRE-NURSERY CLASS TEACHER

MRS. GAIL GILLESPIE

Education:

Bachelor of Education (Honours) – Primary, University of Sussex

TEFL/CTEYL

STA Swimming teacher

RLSS Life Guard

EYFS Phase Leader, Kajonkiet International School

Head of Learning Support, Tanglin Trust School, Singapore

Special Needs Coordinator, HYLIS, Hong Kong

Pre School Advisory Teacher 0 -6, Devon Local Education Authority

Head of Assessment Unit, Devon

Deputy Head and Head of St George’s Nursery School, Devon

 

My husband and I have been living, working and travelling in South East Asia for the last 10 Years and intend to stay here for a long time to come. After living in 2 major cities I am very honoured to be offered the opportunity to become part of the dynamic teaching and leadership team at Kajonkiet on the beautiful Island of Phuket. I have extensive experience of working in Early Years and am excited to become involved in the continuing development of the Kajonkiet EYFS department and making it the No. 1 choice for parents in Phuket.

NURSERY CLASSROOM TEACHER

MISS NICOLE BONITA JANSEN VAN VUUREN

Education:

PGCEi University of Nottingham,

BA in Commerce and Economics, Risk management and investment, University of North West Potchefstroom

TEFL certificate.

Before my current role as Nursery Class Teacher at KIS, I worked as a Nursery Teaching Assistant.

I love traveling and exploring new destinations in my free time. I enjoy reading and exploring this beautiful island over the weekends. I love working with young children and I am very passionate about what I do.

HEAD OF EARLY YEAR THAI TEACHER/PRE-NURSERY THAI TEACHER

MISS NAWAKON DISTHSUWAN

Education:

Bachelor of Education degree, Educational Technology
(Minor; Psychology), Prince of Songkla University, Pattani Campus

May, 1995 – March, 2001 Certificate of High School at Princess Chulaphorn’s College, Trang

October, 2012 – current Pre-Nursery Thai Teacher

October, 2008 – June, 2012 Graphic staff at Prepress International Co., Ltd.

April, 2007 – September, 2008 Teacher at Special Education Center Phuket

July, 2005 – May, 2006 Staff at Instruction Media Department; Trang Technical College

I was born in Phatthalung, a peaceful city. I have now lived in Phuket for over 7 years. I enjoy working with the children along with my supportive teaching team here at KIS. In my free time I like to spend time with my friends, picnic on the beautiful beaches, watch movies, swimming and traveling abroad to experience different lifestyles and culture.

EARLY YEARS THAI TEACHING ASSISTANT

MISS WARADDA SOONTHONCHAINUKUN

Education:

Master’s of Theology – Chiang Mai Theological Seminary, Ongoing
Bachelor of Social Work and Social Welfare – Huachiew Chalermprakiet University

Nov 2013-Current Pre-nursery Thai Teaching Assistant, KIS
2011- Internship at Queen Sirikit National Institute of Child Health, Social Work Department
2010- Internship Community work at Nakhon Nayok
2009- Internship at Phramongkutklao Hospital, Social Work (Psychiatry) Department
2009 – Field Visit & Seminar at Association for the Promotion of the Status of Women and Thanyarak
In my free time, I like to be active by cycling, swimming and exploring new terrains by travelling when I can. I enjoy working at KIS and working with the great students that we have here.

NURSERY THAI TEACHER

MISS BPEEMAI YOMMAR

Education:

Master of Theology– Chiang Mai Theological Seminary, Ongoing
Bachelor of Arts in Faculty of International Studies – Prince of Songkla University, Phuket Campus

Work History:

Feb 2013-Current –Nursery Thai Teacher, Kajonkiet International School Phuket
Feb 2011- Jan 2013 – Executive Secretary at Jus laws and Consult International Laws Firm
I have been working with KIS almost 4 years. KIS has given me a lot of experiences and I am very happy to be here with my lovely students. In my spare time, I enjoy cooking, reading and spending time with family and friends as well as keeping fit by bike riding and walking my dogs.

RECEPTION THAI ADVANCE TEACHER

MISS JEERAWAN SUWANPANIT

Education:

B Ed Early childhood, Rajchapat Chaing-rai University.

I have worked as a Thai teacher at Satitpattana School in the kindergarten level for 8 years.

RECEPTION CLASSROOM TEACHER

MISS MARY CUSLIDGE-PULASKI

Education:

My name is Mary Cuslidge-Pulaski and I am originally from Northern California in the U.S.A. I have called Thailand my home for the last 14 years. I received both my Bachlor’s and Master’s in America and my PGCE from the UK. I have worked in many international schools in my 14 years here and am very happy to have a found a home here at Kajoinkiet International. It has been a wonderful start and I can’t wait to start the new year!

PRE-NURSERY TEACHING ASSISTANT

MISS MONIKA VAN VLIET

Education:

Monika Van Vliet

BA in Communication Studies, California State University Northridge

TEFL Certificate

I am from San Diego, California where I worked with children for many years as a swim teacher. I moved to Thailand last year to teach English. Before joining the KISP team, I taught at a small primary school called Watsumaisuwan in Surat Thani Province. It was in this village that I fell in love with Thailand and knew I wanted to live and work here for a long time. I moved to Phuket last October to join the Early Years staff as the Pre-Nursery Assistant Teacher at Kajonkiet and I have never looked back.  I have also recently begun teaching after school swimming clubs in the school’s beautiful pool.  I love the children I work with and my coworkers are amazing people to learn from. I am so excited to continue my career in childcare with such a wonderful school.

PRE-NURSERY TEACHING ASSISTANT

MISS PHUNTIYA KAEWRUNGRUANG

Education:

1999-2005: Banhuaitraythong School

2005 – 2010:  Major Science- Math, Sichonprachasan School, GPA: 3.15

2011 – 2015:  Bachelor degree Liberal Arts, Major Regional Studies, Walailak University

GPA: 3.20

I enjoy working with children and help them developing in such an early stage of their lives.

Working at KIS gives me satisfaction as it is great to see happy and enthusiastic children every day.

EARLY YEAR THAI TEACHING ASSISTANT

MISS WORACHAT CHATCHAWET

Education:

Bachelor of Arts in Faculty of International Studies – Prince of Songkla University, Phuket Campus

 

Work History
October 2015 – The internship program at the Royal Thai Embassy in Singapore
Jan 2016 – Current – Nursery Thai Teaching Assistant Kajonkiet International School Phuket
This school was my first choice for work. It makes me very happy to arrive at work because I have fun teaching and I’m enjoying every moment.
I find it most rewarding when the children come to understand what I am teaching them. Being here is the joy of my day.

KS1 PHASE LEADER & YEAR 2 CLASS TEACHER

MR. RUCAS MALAN

Education:

TEFL certificate
PGCE – North West University, South Africa
B Sc in Sport Nutrition and Human Movement Science – North West University, South Africa

Work History:

Current, Year 2 teacher and Key Stage 2 phase Leader, Kajonkiet International school, Phuket October 2013– June 2015, Year 3 teacher, Kajonkiet International school, Phuket April 2013– October 2013, Primary 3 teacher, EP programme at Kajonkietsuksa school, Phuket April 2012– April 2013, Secondary teacher, ESC programme at Kajonkietsuksa school, Phuket Jan 2012– April 2012, Special needs educator, Jongspan Primary School, Carletonville, South Africa

I enjoy teaching and traveling and Thailand is the perfect destination that offers the best of both. I love sports and I hope to pass that love to each child that I teach. I am extremely lucky to work in Phuket, and particularly to work for an organization such as Kajonkiet and I hope to continue my teaching career for a long time here in paradise.

KS2 PHASE LEADER & YEAR 6 CLASS TEACHER

MISS SUZANNE ROSE CARTER

Education:

PGCE (i) Nottingham University, United Kingdom

BA (Hons) Animal Behaviour/Science with Business Studies– Berkshire College of

Agriculture (BCA) and Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College (BCUC), England.

TEFL (Teach English as a Foreign Language)– Phuket, Thailand

August 2014 – Present Key Stage 2 Phase Leader at KIS, Phuket

August 2011—Present Year 6 Teacher at KIS, Phuket

August 2008– August 2011 Primary Teacher, Kajonkiet Suksa School, Phuket

February 2007—May 2008 Trainee Manager, Elephant Hills and Siam Safari, Khao Sok National Park, Surat Thani

2002 – 2007 – Animal Technician, Reading University, England

Born in West Yorkshire, England, I moved to Thailand eight years ago looking for inspiration and a new direction in life. Eight years later and I have a husband, two beautiful children, I live in Phuket and I have a job that I enjoy every single day of the year. I have been with Kajonkiet International School since the very beginning. I am very proud to be a part of the school and I truly believe in everything it stands for and upholds. I love life here in Phuket, I feel I am giving my children the best possible start in life. Both of my children attend Kajonkiet International School and I couldn’t be happier with the quality of education they are receiving.

YEAR 1 CLASSROOM TEACHER

MISS CARLA JOSCELYNE

Education:

BEd general (foundation phase) Stellenbosch

Facilitators course through Willie Erasmus.

Psychology for non degree purposes through UNISA.

Honours in inclusive education through UNISA.

Year 1 class teacher at Kajonkiet International School, Phuket. – Current Employment

Facilitate a boy of 10 years old, in grade 3, who is hearing impaired at Herzlia Weizmann School. – January 2012 – December 2013

Au Pair children ages 10 and 8 years – November 2011 – January 2014.

Au Pair two children ages 2 years and 3 years 10 months- February 2011- November 2011.

I have live in Phuket for a year and a half now and absolutely love it here. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with friends, going to the beach, practicing Mauy Thai and travelling around Asia.

YEAR 3 CLASSROOM TEACHER

MRS. NATALIE ALISON MOORE

Education:

Post Graduate Diploma of Education (Primary) Monash University. Victoria Member of the Golden Key International Honour Society.

It takes two to talk. Hanen Program for parents. Strategies to assist children with speech delays.

Bachelor of Commerce : Major – Marketing and Accounting. Griffith University. Brisbane, Australia.

Currently:   Kajonkiet International School, Phuket Thailand.

Currently a year three teacher.  14/15 academic year I was a substitute teacher for Early Years and Primary.

Headstart International School, Phuket Thailand.

Volunteer teaching of years 2, 3 and 5; in a  support role for struggling students, primarily with the English language in Mathematics and Literacy subjects.

Somers Primary School.   Victoria, Australia.

Student teachers for a Year 1/2 composite class.

Crib Point Primary School. Victoria, Australia

Student teachers for a  Year 5/6 composite class.

I completed my Graduate Diploma of Primary Teaching through Monash University in Australia, graduating in May 2013.  I graduated in the top 15% of my colleagues and have become a member of the Honours Society.

On completion of my studies I moved to Phuket with my family. I spent the remaining time in 2013 settling my family into the new country and familiarising myself with the Thai culture and the environment in which we now live.  Phuket’s international community creates a wonderful arena for children to learn and grow.

I am an enthusiastic educator, who enjoys employing a variety of stimulating activities to achieve learning outcomes.  I believe students need to feel safe and supported through their learning process.  However children must also be challenged to expand the boundaries of their knowledge and abilities.  Without the balance of challenge and support, children may not gain the confidence needed to excel in the future.

YEAR 4 CLASSROOM TEACHER

MR. DAN ANDERS LYCKE HOGFELT

Education:

PGCEi, University of Nottingham

MBA from Linneaus University

BSc Business Administration, Linneaus University

I am also a qualified Swimming coach.

I am currently a Year 4 Teacher at KIS, Phuket, before that I was a P3 Teacher and Lower Primary Coordinator for Kajonkiet Suksa and an English Teacher at Phuket Wittayalai School.

I truly enjoy living and working here in Phuket. In my opinion Phuket has it all: beautiful beaches, busy markets, good food, lots of entertainment and a proximity to a variety of sport climbing spots that I enjoy on long weekends and holidays. In my free time I enjoy swimming, badminton, jogging, reading and watching movies. I feel lucky to be part of KIS and all it has to offer students and teachers.

YEAR 5 CLASSROOM TEACHER

MISS BRIANNE FENNEMA

Education:

TESOL Course, International TEFL and TESOL

B Sc in Environmental Science / Minor Business Marketing and Minor, Psychology, Redeemer University College

B Ed Primary /Junior/Intermediate General Science, University of Windsor

English as a Second Language Teacher, Avalon English – South Korea

Environmental Science Educator, Ministry of Natural Resources

Member of Children’s Charities, May Court Club of Chatham and MCBN – Make Children Better

I am a passionate teacher that encourages students to communicate effectively, be creative,

collaborate and think critically. I encourage my students to explore their learning and motivate them

to continuously improve.

When I am not teaching I love a calming yoga class, a challenging hike and enjoy exploring new parts of the world.

YEAR 6 CLASSROOM TEACHER

MR. JOSHUA KUMAR SINGH

Education:

HEAD OF PRIMARY & SECONDARY ADVANCE LEVEL (THAI LANGUAGE AND CULTURE) / YEAR 4-6 THAI TEACHER

MISS KITTAYAPORN SRIFA

Education:

Bachelors of Education– University of Phuket, Thailand

Secondary Education – School of  Phang-nga,Thailand

Work History:

August 2013 – Current: Head of Primary Thai Teacher, Thai Teacher of Year4-Year6, KIS Phuket.

April 2011– July 2013: Year 3 – Year 6 Thai Teacher, KIS, Phuket.

March 2004 – March 2011: Primary and Secondary Thai Teacher, Kajonkiet Suksa School, Phuket

 

I am proud to be a part of KIS. Working here makes me happy to learn about new experience. Here at KIS I’m always working in a good environment with both students and colleagues; it’s a reason why I’m still working here.

RECEPTION THAI TEACHER / YEAR 1 (TSL INTERMEDIATE LEVEL)

MISS SOFIA KEASANA

Education:

Grad. Dip. in Curriculum and Instruction  : Dusit   University

Bachelor of Arts – major  of  society study  and   minor of  Thai  language ,  Shongklanakarin  University,  Pattani Thailand

Present: Tsl Y.1 –  Y.3

Aug 2015-2016:  KIS,  Phuket

May 2009 – March 2013  :  Thai teacher in Alfutqoun Vitaya School ,Satun Thailand.

I am so happy to live and work in Phuket because I would like to develop and improve my English skills.   Moreover, I love the teaching job as it is relevant to what I learnt in my university. I would like to highly thank KIS for giving me the opportunity to work here and I promise to do my best.

YEAR.1-3 THAI TEACHER (ADVANCE LEVEL)

MISS NIPHATCHADA KWANNIMIT

Education:

Bachelor of Educational (Primary) from Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University

Work experience: 16 years in teaching job.

April 1999 – May 2012, worked at Kajonkietsuksa school.

Positions:

  1. Teacher of Thai program
  2. The head of public relation
  3. Head of student affair

 

May 2012 – December 2014, work at Kajonkiet Pattana school.

Positions:

  1. Teacher of ESC program
  2. Head of student affair

January 2015 – present, work at KIS as a Thai teacher.

Awards:

  1. 2005  Best staff of the year
  2. 2008  Award of Sacrifice
  3. 2010  Best teacher of the year.

YEAR 4-6 TSL TEACHER (INTERMEDIATE LEVEL)

MRS. ITSARAPORN CHUAYTAS

Education:

Grad. Dip. in Curriculum and Instruction  : Sukhothai Thammathirat  University.

Bachelor of Arts – Walailak University.

Aug 2014- Present:  Teacher TSL Intermediate Y4-6, KIS, Phuket

May 2008 – March 2013: Elementary school teachers in Witthayasatid School, Phuket Thailand

I am very delighted to be a Thai teacher in this school for international students at KIS because teaching international students is very challenging for me that I can improve and develop my working skills in order to make great usefulness for students. This is because students are considered the most important goal of learning.

YEAR 4-6 TSL TEACHER (BEGINNER LEVEL)

MISS PALITA SEEDUKA

Education:

Grad. Dip. in Curriculum and Instruction, Phuket Rajabhat  University.

BA English, Phuket Rajabhat University.

Thai Teacher (Thai as second language) for Year 4-6 at KIS (Currently)

Thai Teacher for Year 2-3 at KIS   (2014-2015)

English Teacher at Darasamuth Phuket School, Phuket Thailand.

I am very proud to work and be a part of KIS teaching team. I am glad that KIS has given me the opportunity to develop my teaching as well as my English skills.

“ Getting started is hard, but the next step is harder.”

PRIMARY TEACHING ASSISTANCE

MISS PASTRAPORN BOONCHU

Education:

Bachelor of Fine and Applied Arts (B.F.A.) (Theatre in Education, Drama) – Thammasat University.

May 2015 – Present: Teacher Assistant, KIS, Phuket

May 2014 – April 2014: Classroom teacher, Satreephuket school, Phuket

January 2014 – April 2014: Casting Assistant, Bangkok

November 2013 – December 2013: Facilitator in 30 schools around the country, Dance for life

Project, Path Organization, Bangkok, Thailand

December 2012 – December 2013: Acting Coach and Acting Facilitator, Artistic Company, Kidzania

Bangkok

October 2012 – November 2012: Stage manager, The Royal Khon Performance, Bangkok

June 2012 – September 2012:  Facilitator in 50 schools around the country, Dance for life Project,

Path Organization, Bangkok, Thailand

I really enjoy being a part of KIS. Working here has given me the opportunity to see different ideas to work with children as well as foreigners. Good environment is another important reason that makes me chose to work here at KIS.  And here at KIS, not only it has inspired me to make the best out of everyday but  it also lets me want to do better for my future.

YEAR 1 CLASS TEACHER

MISS. JENNIFER GILL

Education:

2014 Cambridge TESOL Certifcication

2003 Bilingual Crosscultural Language and Academic Development Certification

2000 Reading/Language Arts Specialist Certification (California State Department Of Education)

1999  Master of Education: Reading  (University of La Verne, California, U.S.A.)

1996 Crosscultural Language and Academic Development Certification

1993 Multiple Subject Teaching Credential (CSU Sacramento, California, U.S.A.)

1992  Bachelor of Science: Psychology (Santa Clara University, California, U.S.A.)

 

Having taught primary school students in California for 21 years, it seemed a logical next step to teach in a setting outside of the United States.  I spent last year teaching in Taiwan and it was the most intriguing of my many years in the classroom.  My husband and I had traveled to Thailand previously and fell in love with the wonderful people and rich culture.  I am excited to join the KIS staff and to become a contributing member of the Phuket community.

YEAR 3 CLASSROOM TEACHER

MR. ANTONIO FLAMMIA

Education:

I graduate from the University of Ottawa in 2009 with a Bachelor of Education in Primary/Junior.

 

Upon graduating in 2009 I immediately found a job abroad at Wroclaw International School in Poland, where I spent 3 amazing years. In 2012 I took a job at Phuket International Academy and loved living in Thailand for 2 years. In 2014 I moved back home to Canada to ‘settle down’, but a year later I’m happy to find myself back in beautiful Phuket 🙂

 

When I am not teaching you will find me with a backpack and a map in my hand exploring a new country. My other big passion is soccer (aka football), a sport that I have played since I was a little boy growing up in Italy.

PRIMARY TEACHING ASSISTANT

MISS PANNAPHAT CHUANGTONG

Education:

Bachelor degree of Art, Faculty of Humanities, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Trainee as teacher assistant at British International School Phuket

Working with children is exciting and challenging. I love that each day is different and that each child brings something new and special to the class.

PRIMARY TEACHING ASSISTANT

MISS SUPANSA FONGCHAROEN

Education:

2010 B.A. in Business English, HadYai University

2006 Vocational Certificate, Business Administration School

2010-2016

THAI LANGUAGE AND CULTURAL TEACHER

MISS CHAWINEE CHANYAEM

Education:

Educational background:

2014 Certificate of Education-Integration Aide, Deakin University, Geelong

2013 English for Academic Purpose 3 (Upper- Intermediate), Deakin, University English Language Institute, Geelong, Victoria, Australia

2012 Bachelor Degree of Arts (English program), Naresuan University, Thailand

Work experience:

April 2014 Thai Language Teacher (Part-time) at Thai Central School, Melbourne

May 2015 Teacher of Thai language and culture at Australian International School of Bangkok (AISB)

March 2016 Teacher of Thai language and culture at Kajonkiet International School Phuket (KIS)

To work in KIS is a good opportunity for me. KIS have a professional team and willing to improve school together. It has been wonderful to work in this environment. Moreover, students are cheerful and willing to learn new things.

HEAD OF SECONDARY

MR. GARETH EYNON

Education:

Originating from the South Wales, Gareth now calls Anglesey, to the north, ‘home’. Before embarking on his career in education Gareth studied Fine Art, attending Norwich School of Art between 1980-1983. On graduating he worked as a freelance artist. He gained his Postgraduate Certificate in Education from DeMontfort University, Leicester, before securing an appointment at Uppingham School, Rutland, one of Englands long established, independent boarding schools, to lead the teaching of fine art. After completing an MA, Gareth began his international teaching career in Saudi Arabia. He has worked internationally ever since, working in Kuala Lumpur, Beirut and Penang. Then as the founding Head of Senior School, Gareth played an integral role in the launch and development of Shrewsbury International School, Bangkok, joining the enterprise in 2003. Since 2011 he has worked in KL once more as Head of new school there. He joins KIS now excited by the prospect of leading the Secondary School through it’s next phase of development into IGCSE and subsequently A level.

HEAD OF ENGLISH & HUMANITIES

MR. DEAN ROBERTS

Education:


HEAD OF SCIENCE

MR. RON VAN GENT

Education:

Master Degree in Chemistry, major in Organic Chemistry with subsidiary in Toxicology, obtained of the University of Nijmegen (The Netherlands) as well as a Bachelor Degree in Biotechnology, major in Molecular Genetics, obtained of the University of Gelderland (The Netherlands). Currently, online, studying PGCEi at the Nottingham University.

Have been teaching since 5 years at an international school in Thailand, general science and IGCSE O-level Chemistry, Biology and Physics. In addition to A-level Chemistry

I have lived in Thailand since 2009 and I enjoy every day of it. I am married to a lovely wife and I am a father of a five year old beautiful daughter.

I graduated with a Master degree from the Faculty of Natural Science of The University of Nijmegen, majoring in Chemistry and with a subsidiary subject in Toxicology. I hold a Bachelor degree from The University of Gelderland with the major in Biotechnology as well. During my study, I won the first Prize at the Undergraduate Research Symposium, University of Utrecht. Prior to my teaching career I worked for 13 years for the pharmaceutical industry. I was involved in pre-clinical as well as clinical drug research in several therapeutic areas. During these years I held several management and director’s positions.

Every day I realize how happy I am by making a career change. My previous career allows me to give real life examples of experiments and that stimulates the students. Science helps the students to understand the world around them better and that is great. For me Science is more than just a subject at school, it’s a subject that hopefully will inspire them to contribute to mankind by becoming scientists and to preserve our beautiful World.

KS3 MATHS / BIOLOGY KS4 BUSINESS STUDY

MR. CAMERON STUART DICKIE

Education:

BEd(FET) specialising in Biology and business studies. Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth, South Africa I have been teaching for four years now and have taught a range of learners from ages 10 – 18 I have been living in Thailand for the past two and a half years and have really grown to enjoy this beautiful country and its people. I am an active person who really enjoys playing sports such as football and golf. Teaching is something that I love doing and I am really fortunate that I get to do what I love in such an amazing place.

KS2 – KS4 ICT AND COMPUTING TEACHER

MR. RICHARD SLACK

Education:

BSc Computing

PGCE – Sunderland University

before taking on a teaching role at KIS I was doing volunteer work and work experience at PIA. Before that I worked in an International school in Ankara, Turkey as a Computer lab technician teacher’s technical support.

I enjoy traveling, experiencing different countries and their cultures. In my spare time I enjoy software development, especially web based application development. I also enjoy spending time dj’ing.

KS3 & KS4 GEOGRAPHY AND TRAVEL & TOURISM

MR. STEVEN WILHELM

Education:

BA History and Psychology, Texas Tech. University.

PCGE in Secondary Education, University of Alaska Fairbanks

Respecialization in Special Education (RISE) certificate, The Hawaii State Department of Education.

2013 to 2015 Key Stage 3 Humanities (History / Geography) teacher at HeadStart International School, Phuket, Thailand.

2010 to 2013 Department head for Social Studies / Humanities at Saint John Mary International School, Saraburi, Thailand.

2006 to 2010 Student Services Coordinator at Waters of Life Public Charter School, Mountain View, Hawaii, USA.

2005 to 2006 Humanities (History / Geography) Teacher for years 6 to 8 at Waters of Life Public Charter School, Mountain View, Hawaii, USA .

2001 to 2005 Humanities (History / Geography) Teacher for years 9 to 11 at Wylie High School, Wylie, Texas, USA.

1999 – 2001 Special Educational Needs Teacher for years 9 and 10 at Kea’au High School, Kea’au, Hawaii, USA.

As an educator my motto is “Teach students how to think not what to think.” I do this by diversifying and individualizing instruction to meet students’ specific academic needs. I hope to instill a passion for lifelong learning and I enjoy inspiring young people to do their very best.

In my free time, I enjoy outdoor activities such as fishing, going to the beach, and gardening. However, most of all, I treasure spending time with my wife and our 2 year old daughter.

KS3 & KS4 PHYSICS TEACHER AND KS3 MATHS TEACHER

MR. DANIEL GLOWINSKI

Education:

PGCE in Physics with Maths from Durham University – 2014

BSc. (Hons) Physics with Astrophysics  – 2010

Physics Teacher Kajonkiet International School 2015 – now

Mathematics Teacher at Anuban Uttaradit School 2012 – 2015

Physics Teacher at Triamudomsuksanomklau Uttaradit 2011-2012

Originally from Poland, but educated in England. I came to Thailand in 2011 and it     has been my home since then. I started out as a teacher for a Thai school in a small town called Uttaradit in the North of Thailand, where I stayed there until August this year when I moved to Phuket. I enjoy travelling, cooking Thai food and reading. I enjoy working with children and I am very happy to join Kajonkiet teaching staff. 

LAB TECHNICIAN & ESL TEACHER

MISS CHARLOTTE REINER SNYDER

Education:

BA  in Chemistry, Skidmore College

B Sc in Studio Art, Skidmore College

TESOL Certification (144 hour)

Secondary Lab Technician and ESL Teacher, Kajonkiet International School (October 2014 – Present)

Physical Chemistry Lab Technician, Skidmore College (September 2012 – December 2013)

Student Research Assistant, Western Washington University REU program (June 2012 – August 2012)

I’ve only lived in Thailand for about a year, but I’ve loved every minute of it! I’m originally from Connecticut (close to New York City), but moved to Thailand to escape the cold winters. In my free time I like to swim, read, and paint.

MATHEMATICS TEACHER

MISS SAMANTHA CAPLIN

Education:

PGDipEd in Secondary Mathematics – University of Birmingham 2012

BSc. (Hons) Mathematics and Sport Science  – University of Birmingham 2010

Mathematics Teacher Kajonkiet International School 2016 – now

Mathematics Teacher at JCoSS, England – 2015 – 2016

Leading KS4 intervention and G&T provision for mathematics.

Mathematics Teacher at Turnford School, England 2012-2015

Leading KS3 mathematics

I have been teaching mathematics since 2012, to a variety of levels and ages, including both GCSE and AS level. Outside of work my interests include playing football, as well as other sport and travelling. I am looking forward to my time in Thailand and being able to explore the beautiful island. I love teaching and am excited to start my work at Kajonkiet International School!

SECONDARY ENGLISH TEACHER

MISS LAUREN CROWLEY

Education:

BA English Literature, Hamline University

MA Teaching in Secondary Education, Western New Mexico University

TESOL.(120 hour)

I have a total of eight years of teaching experience, including two years in Namibia with the Peace Corps and one year as a Prathom 5 homeroom teacher in Thailand, four years teaching Literature and World History in the United States, and this is my second year teaching English with KIS.

My personal teaching philosophies are deeply grounded in compassionate teaching practices that inspire students to dream and excel.  I love being in the classroom, working with young people, and helping students cultivate a passion for learning and literature.  Teaching has strengthened my core belief that education is an empowering tool not only to help our students achieve their professional goals, but also to achieve tolerance and equality in our local and global communities.

KS3 & KS4 HUMANITIES TEACHER

MR. JOSEPH STRIBRSKY

Education:

I was born in London and had my formal education there at The Cardinal Vaughan, University College London and the Institute of Education, London. I started my teaching career at Salvatorian

College after seven years. I moved to my first oversea post in 1985 in Africa.

Since then I have taught Geography, History, Economics, The Humanities and many of the other Social Sciences in Brunei Darussalam, China, Ethiopia, Kenya, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, the UK and now Thailand. This ability to be mobile has helped greatly in my teaching practice, understanding of pupils and subjects. I have only been a short time in Phuket but I have already learnt a lot, gained experience and satisfaction. I am sure that this will continue.

SECONDARY THAI LANGUAGE AND CULTURE TEACHER

MISS PIMCHANOK CHEEPLEK

Education:

B Ed (First-Class Honour) in Thai Programme – Srinakharinwirot University, Bangkok

A trainee teacher in Thai language and literature, Suksanaree School,  Bangkok

A trainee teacher in Thai language and literature, Watsutthiwararam School,  Bangkok

I was born in Phuket province and I have lived here afterwards. After graduating from high school at Phuket, I decided on applying for a bachelor degree in Thai (education) in Bangkok. Surprisingly, I have fallen in love with studying both Thai language and literature.  Also, I started learning the lessons of education, such as Thai Language Curriculum, Classroom Management, Measurement and Evaluation in Education, and Lesson planning.  Not only did I study in Thai language and education, but also I taught in two high schools in Bangkok as an internship. As a result, I do love teaching and being with students, although this occupation is very hard. I am always happy when I get to work with my students in the class. Especially when I got assigned to teach Thai language and culture in Year 9 and Year 10 (IGCSE) because this will give me the opportunity to spread Thai culture to be a universal based on being Thai, and I am able to teach my students and make them en joy with my language and culture.  Eventually, I am very proud of working as a teacher and being a part of KIS.

YEAR 7 & 8 THAI ADVANCE TEACHER

MISS NUENGHATHAI THONGSOMPORN

Education:

Education : B.A. (Language for development Thai)  Prince of Songkla University, Thailand, 2014

Experience : tutor Thai Language for secondary students 1 year

Research:
Nuenghathai Thongsomporn . 2014. “The women in Anchan’s poetry”. Proceedings of The 4th Undergraduate Conference : Prince of Songkla University.

I’m interested in Thai literature, poetry and Thai literature research.

HUMANITIES TEACHER

MISS SUZANNE LUSCOMBE

Education:

I was born in Plymouth, England and studied at Devonport High School for Girls until I was 18. I then continued my education at the University of Birmingham where I received a Bachelor’s Degree in Medieval and Modern History. My studies then focussed on teaching. I joined the Teach First charity teaching programme in 2011 and I achieved my PGCE and QTS from the University of Warwick in 2012. I have since studied for a Masters Diploma in Educational Leadership at the University of Warwick and gained my diploma in 2015.

Since embarking on my teaching career I have worked in an inner city secondary school in Birmingham, England. It was certainly a challenge but I was fortunate to fulfil a number of roles in my five years at the school. I taught History, RE and Geography as well as a little English literature. I worked in pastoral care for 18 months as a Head of Year and, subsequently, a Head of House. More recently, I re-focussed on Teaching and Learning and I was a Lead Practitioner across the school with particular responsibility for literacy and coaching other teachers to improve their practice.

I am thrilled to be teaching at KIS and I am looking forward to helping move the Humanities department forward. The students thirst for learning is refreshing and I cannot wait to help them on their educational journey. I am a keen debater and I’m looking forward to running a debating ECA at KIS.

Outside of school I enjoy reading and socialising with friends. I am excited to explore Phuket and enjoy the wonderful weather and beaches that are scattered across the island. I have also recently started diving and so I am planning to spend some of my weekends underwater too.

MATHEMATICS TEACHER

MR. ROB GARLEY

Education:

After achieving a BSc degree in Maths and Statistics at the University of Sussex, I embarked on a career in Accountancy and IT for a large company. After many years, I decided to follow my original ambition to be a teacher and made the step into teaching in 2005. Following qualification, I joined a large local State Comprehensive school which I thoroughly enjoyed and where I stayed for 10 years.

Following several cycling holidays in Thailand and Vietnam, and always wanting to have experience of working abroad I was very pleased to obtain a position and appreciate the great opportunity to work at the Kajonkiet International School.

As well as cycling, I enjoy playing and following football. (Come on you Irons)

EYFS AND KS1 SPORTS AND SWIMMING TEACHER AND HEAD OF PE DEPARTMENT

MR. LENNARD GIDEON KOLTHOF

Education:

Master’s of Education – University of Nottingham
Bachelor of Commerce – Hanze University

Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety – Austswim Australia
Professional Lifeguard Level 4 — American Red cross
Surf rescue – Avoca Lifesaving Club
TEFL – I to I

Current – Head of PE Department, PE and Swimming teacher, Marketing Coordinator
PE & Swimming teacher Kajonkiet International School Phuket
PE Coordinator and PE teacher Kajonkietsuksa School
PE teacher Kajonkietsuksa School

I have been living in Thailand for 8 years, am married and love all the beautiful aspects of this country. In my free time I love to go running, train martial arts, open water swimming, go fishing, Enduro Motorsport trips, watch a movie or experiment in my kitchen with delicious food. I enjoy working at KIS and feel at home with my great colleagues here in Phuket.

KS2 PE AND SWIMMING TEACHER AND BARRACUDAS SWIMMING COACH

MR. DANIEL MATTHEW CAIRNCROSS

Education:

Bachelor’s Degree in Sports Science, Majoring in Psychology, University of Stellenbosch (RSA)

Certificate of Journalism, City Varsity (RSA)

TEFL 120 Hour course qulaification

TOEIC , Native English Speaking qualification.

Currently completing AUSTSWIM (Australian Swimming) lisence.

Provincial representative in Water polo

Provincial representative in Rugby

National representative in Dinghy Sailing.

I have been working as a sports co-coordinator at KIS for 3 years

I have been and will continue to be the head coach of the KIS Barracuda Swimming squad.

I have worked with many schools in South Africa in the area of sports and aquatics

I have coached and managed provincial sport teams on many occasions.

I am an avid sports person with a host of experience at all levels of competition and try to live to the best and healthiest of my ability

I’m an enthusiastic teacher who likes to reveal true potential from students in any sporting discipline.

I and am currently a member of a football team, rugby team a swimming team and a muay thai gym.

If you’re looking for me, I am either at the football field, swimming pool or Surakul running track.

KS3 & KS4 SWIMMING AND SPORTS

MR.TYRONNE LEE VELTMAN

Education:

B Sc in Sport Science, Majoring in Psychology and Fitness, University of Stellenbosch (RSA)

PGCE, University of Stellenbosch (RSA)

Country Districts representative for Field Hockey (player)

Country Districts representative for Field Hockey (Coach)

I have spent the past two and a half years working as a Physical Education teacher and sports coordinator in South Africa.

I have managed provincial hockey teams

I have coached at a first team, club and provincial level

I am a health and sport enthusiast. I love taking part in all kinds of sports and activities while doing my best to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

I am passionate about leading a healthy and active lifestyle and I love teaching and sharing the knowledge I have in this area, whether in the classroom or on the sports field.

Since arriving in Phuket, I have joined a rugby team, a football team and enjoying a Stand-up Paddle (SUPing) on the weekends.

KS3&KS4 ENGLISH TEACHER

MR. GUILLAUME DAVID FAUGIER

Education:

‘I completed my PGCE in ESL in Greenwhich, London, a few years ago and have since been working here in Phuket, Thailand. I love this place which I can now call my home, and its cosmopolitan feel.
KIS is a vibrant and lively place to work at, full of outgoing people whom I am pleased and honoured to call my colleagues and friends.

ESL TEACHER AND ESL COORDINATOR

MR. ALEXANDER KIT WILSON

Education:

I have a Bachelor Degree in Management Studies specialising in economics. In conjunction with this I have a TEFL Teaching Certificate and a Teaching Young Learners Certificate.

I was the Head Teacher at a small International school in Chalong for 1 year. I have now been working at KIS as the Head of ESL for 3 years.

I am interested in food, travelling, sports, meditation and muay thai

ESL TEACHER

MR. EAMONN PICKETT

Education:

I graduated from Skidmore College in 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in Management and Business.  I received my TEFL certificate online in 2015 and have been teaching in Thailand since then.  I have worked at 3 different government schools here in Thailand in Phuket Town as well as Patong.  Working at KIS is fantastic, our kids are wonderful and our teachers have a great energy.

HEAD OF EXPRESSIVE & PERFORMING ARTS

MR. MICHAEL JOSEPH DAVISON

Education:

PGCE International – Nottingham University

BA Hons in Music – Newcastle University

TEFL certificate (120 hour)

Work experience

2007 – 2008 – Music Teacher at The Meadows School SEN school Spennymoor, UK.

2008 – 2010 – Booking + Events Manager – The Tyne Bar Newcastle, UK.

2011 – 2012 – English Teacher at Princess Chulabhorn College, Satun, Thailand

2012 – 2014 – English Teacher at Darasamuth Phuket School

2014 – Present – Music Teacher at KIS

I have lived in Thailand for almost 5 years now and enjoy the pace of life here on the beautiful island of Phuket. When I am not teaching Music at KIS I like to play the piano, swim in the ocean and enjoy the wide variety of fine cuisine available here. I look forward to another successful and productive year in the Performing Arts Department of KIS. 

EYFA – KS4 DRAMA TEACHER

MR. PHILIP JAMES ORME

Education:

BA (Hons) in Drama, University of Sunderland

PGCE Secondary Drama, Middlesex University.

I have recently been teaching Drama in England to the 11-18 age range at an OFSTED rated ‘Outstanding’ school and have moved to Thailand to lead the provision for Drama at Kajonkiet across the age range.

I have been in Thailand for just a short time, but the time I have spent here leads me to think I will be here for some time to come! I am a keen sportsman and enjoy exercising through a variety of sports in my spare time. I am extremely excited to start working at Kajonkiet and help further improve the school over the coming years.

HEAD OF PASTORAL CARE, HOUSE SYSTEM AND EVENTS & LEAD EVALUATOR FOR ACCREDITATION

MISS KYLIE ANNE MILLAR

Education:

FdSC Community Studies (Development and Youth Work) – University of Plymouth BA (Hons) Youth & Community Work – University College of St. Mark and St. John TEFL Cert – British TEFL

Currently working towards – MEd Pastoral Care, Guidance and Pupil Support – University of Aberdeen

Youth Worker – YMCA Cornwall (registered charity), UK – 2006 – 2009

Youth Worker – Young People Cornwall (registered charity), UK – 2008 – 2012

ESL Teacher (EP and IP) – Hatyairatprachasun School, Hatyai – 2012 – 2014

Teaching Assistant – Kajonkiet International School, Phuket – 2014 – 2015

Pastoral Care Department Head – KIS, Phuket – 2015 – present

Originally  a Youth Worker within schools and communities in Cornwall, I moved to Thailand in 2013 where I worked as an ESL teacher for the EP/IP departments at Hatyairatprachasun School, Hatyai for 18 months.  I then moved to Phuket where I was a Teaching Assistant at KIS for one year.  I am now the head of the Pastoral Care Department, coordinating personal, social and academic support for all students within the school.

I have lived in Thailand for the past three years and have fallen in love with the country, its people and customs. I come from a background of working with children and young people within a range of charities and non-profit organisations, both within formal settings and more informal education including running a Girl Guides unit in my home town. Working with children has always been a passion of mine and I am very grateful to be part of this school staff.

ART AND DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY TEACHER

MISS Lisa M Ledwick

Education:

Master of Technology degree in Fine Art, NMMU, South Africa
Bachelor of Technology Degree

ART TEACHING ASSISTANT

MISS CHONLAPAT KAEWMAI

Education:

Master of Fine Arts

Bachelor of Fine Arts Second Class Honors

Designer for Unilever Thailand

Art Teacher at Nit Ja Silp Gallery

Currently work as Art Teaching Assistant at KIS

I’m honor to have the chance to be a part of KIS family. I’m grateful and will do my very best to bring our students to the national level in both skill and competition.

PPA/COVER TEACHER

MISS CANDICE SMITHIE

Education:

I received cum laude for my BEd in Foundation Phase and Early Childhood Development through the University of South Africa, and a TEFL course online through tefl express.

 

Currently, I am the PPA cover teacher for EYFS, KS1 and KS2. Previously, I taught in the English Programme at Darasamuth Phuket School for the 15/16 school year. I gained experience by helping the Nursery class at Herzlia, Alon Ashel, in Cape Town on my off days from university. I au paired for 5 and a half years for different families with ages ranging from 4 to 13 year olds.

 

So far it has been a great experience working at KIS. By being spread all over the primary school ages I have learnt a lot from the other teachers as well as the children. I really look forward to what the future holds for me at KIS.

CHINESE TEACHER

MISS PATTRANAN WANGNIRUN

Education:

After I graduated from Assumption University (ABAC) with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business English, minoring in Business Chinese, I took a Chinese language course at Tianjin University in China. Then I came back to Thailand and tried to find a job in my hometown, Phuket. I used to work as a Chinese and English Translator at Central Festival Phuket and got a chance to carry out Chinese language courses for salespersons. That is the reason why I am interested in teaching career.  Working here at KIS is one of my precious experiences. My students and I, we both learn from each other. Every day at KIS is a new challenge for me.

CHINESE TEACHER

MISS HANZI LIN

Education:

Bachelor of Bioengineering, Zhejiang University of Science and Technology, China

Chinese teacher, Kajonkiet International School, Phuket (2016 – Present)

Chinese teacher, China Talk Chinese School, Bangkok (2014–2016)

I’m so glad to have joined the KISP team. I love the diverse backgrounds of all of the students. I’m very proud to have the responsibility of being their Chinese teacher, with the opportunity to watch them grow and shine.

I am originally from Zhejiang, China. I have been teaching Chinese in Thailand for two years and I absolutely love this country and its people. I love my job and I enjoy coming to work everyday.

P.E. TEACHING ASSISTANT

MISS WIRIYA SONGMUANG

Education:

Bachelor degree of science, Faculty Sports Science, Chulalongkorn University. Bangkok, Thailand.

Trainee at Division of sports in Royal Thai Armed Forces, Bangkok.
Working about caring for the athletes within of sport competition in royal thai armed forces.

ESL TEACHER

MR. TYLER HILL

Education:

BS in Management and Business from Skidmore College

Worked for a year at Wat Kajonrongsan in Phuket town before starting at Kajonkiet

At KIS I have met some of the best friends I have in the world. We as teachers are a family of educators eager to impart knowledge and improve our abilities.

GIFTED AND TALENTED TEACHER & IGCSE COORDINATOR

MISS KITIMA INTHISANG

Education:

MSc University of Plymouth and the University of Algarve.

Bachelor of Engineering, Srinakarinwirot University.

Currently studying PGCEi course at the University of Nottingham.

My core abilities has been formed gradually through my various work experiences with  international organisation and nationwide reputed organizations such as IUCN Thailand, Mahidol university, Burapha university, the Regent’s school, and Industrial Estate Authority of Thailand.

These various experiences strengthen multidisciplinary knowledge; can do attitude, fast learner and problem solving skills of which enhance my excellence in work.

SEN COORDINATOR

MISS LAURA SAGE

Education:

Post Graduate Certificate in Special Educational Needs – University of Birmingham (Currently

studying for a MEd in Inclusion and Special Education). BSc Honours in Criminal Investigations –

Buckinghamshire New University. TEFL (120 hours), Level 1, 2 & 3 Counselling certification.

Before relocating to Phuket I worked for a charity in England that provided education for young

people with disabilities. I supported young men with Autism in accessing further education and

improving the standard of their lives. I also trained staff in behaviour management and the safe

support of challenging behaviour.

I was appointed as the Special Educational Needs Coordinator at KIS in March 2016, after two years

working within the Kajonkiet family as a teacher and year group coordinator. My role as SENCo

requires me to improve the inclusive provision for students at KIS with additional needs and support

parents and staff in meeting these needs.

READING TEACHER

MR. DAVID FITZGERALD

Education:


HEAD OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

MISS KANNIKA KRABEETONG

Education:

BA (Hons) – Suan Dusit Rajabhat University Thailand
Certificate in Chinese – Guangxi Teacher Education University China
Work History:
2012–Current Business Development Officer, KIS Phuket and Art Teacher at KruSingsornsilpa Art Phuket
2011–2012 Reservation Manager, Mangosteen Resort Phuket
2010–2011 Reservation Sales Supervisor, JW Marriott and Marriott Vacation Club Phuket
2008–2010 Guest Service Agent, JW Marriott Phuket
I am from Phuket. I love spending time with my family and enjoying my husband’s cooking. I have 2 beautiful daughters called Frame and paint after my favourite past time. On the weekend, I have a lot of fun teaching art to children and seeing them use their imaginations. Working at KIS gives me the opportunity to work with professionals and I have found that the international education system is very interesting.

FINANCIAL SUPPORT

MISS CHOTIKA SUKJAN

Education:

BA Tourism Industry, Phuket, Thailand

Dip Hotel Business, Krabi, Thailand

Work History:

July 2012 – February 2014 Tinidee Hotel @ Phuket  :  Full time Receptionist

May 2007 – March 2012   Inside Siam Property Co.,Ltd : Full time Administrator

I’m proud to work at Kajonkiet International School where I can use English language to communicate with the teachers, parents and children.  I like to live in Phuket because it is a home of many beautiful places such as Promthep cape; it has a good view point.

MARKETING COORDINATOR

MISS RATCHANEE BOONRAT

Education:

BA Business Administration – Rajaphat Suan Sunanda University

2014–Current– Marketing  Coordinator KIS, Phuket

2005-2013 Lucks(666) Co., Ltd. – Marketing Coordinator and Accounts Executive (AE.).

I enjoy working with my KIS team very much. I am proud to be one of the members of this amazing team.

GRAPHIC DESIGN OFFICER

MR. WATCHARAPONG POUNSANG

Education:

Bachelor of Computer Education, Phuket Rajabhat University

2014–Current– Graphic Design in KIS, Phuket

2008-2013 Teacher at Phuket Rajabhat University – Computer Graphic and Information Learning Skill Teaching

Working at KIS is challenge. All western teachers are good and nice. We work like a professional team and much fun. Moreover, not only give me an opportunity in work experience but I also can improve my English skills at the same time.

I’m proud to be one of KIS Team

 

MARKETING COORDINATOR

MISS ONRAWEE INTRAPALADECHA

Education:

Bournemouth University, United Kingdom

(Merit Award, Academic Excellence Scholarship)

MSc International Hospitality and Tourism Management

Mahidol University, Thailand (Second-class honours)

BA Liberal Arts, Major English

I enjoy working at KIS with my lovely team. Although I’m not from Phuket, they make me feel like family. Moreover, they give me a lot of opportunities to learn many new things.

Thank you very much indeed for letting me be a part of your team.

PURCHASING AND BUILDING MANAGEMENT OFFICER

MISS JAREERAT THAMMARAT

Education:

Bachelor of Political Science from Ramkhamhaeng University

Asst. Account Manager at Bauman Casa Hotel

A/P Supervisor at Phuket Island Pavilion Hotel

I’m very proud to be working at KIS. Lots of work but also lots of fun.

HUMAN RESOURCE COORDINATOR

MISS KANTHASI WIRIYATHAMSOPON

Education:

Bachelor of Arts Program in Information Science – Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University

2014–Current – HR  Coordinator KIS, Phuket

2013 – 2014 Accounting at Itagate, Co.Ltd.

I like Working at KIS because it is challenging since everything can change all the time. I have to adapt myself to new kind of unknown trial.

ECA COORDINATOR

MISS THEERAPHORN YUKUNTHORN

Education:

BA  Liberal Arts (Southeast Asian Studies program),Thammasat University, Bangkok, Thailand.

Certificate in Entrepreneurship and social responsibility, Unika Soegijapranata, Semarang, Indonesia.

Trader and Shipping Document officer at Von Bundit Co.,Ltd (1.6 years)

I was born in Phuket. When I finished high school, I have relocated to Bangkok for 4 years and studies abroad in Indonesia for 1 year.  After my long journey, I have returned to my hometown to work as well as to learn how to collect up my savings.  Confucius has once said “Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life.”  I think i found it, because KIS is not only my work place but it is also my second home.

PRIMARY COORDINATOR AND ADMINISTRATION STAFF

MISS SASIPIM ARTTAYAKUL

Education:

B Sc Biology, Mahidol University, Thailand

Intern at Veterinary Medical Aquatic animal Research Center for two months.

I have felt in love with beautiful Phuket since I was young so I went all the way down to Phuket as soon as I finished my Bachelor degree. At the same time I’m still ambitious to improve myself and live tremendously happy life here at KIS. I have passions with singing, sight seeing, swimming and scuba diving.

ADMINISTRATION SUPPORT

MISS KOONWARA LEELAWORAKUL

Education:

B Sc COMPUTER SCIENCE, Prince of Songkla University, Hatyai campus

Engineer Store, Patong Resort Hotel, Phuket (October, 2014 – April, 2015)

Customer Service, Essilor distribution (Thailand) co. ltd, Phuket branch (March – August, 2014)

Trainee at Information Technology section, 2S Metal Pcl., (March – June,2013)

IT SUPPORT

MR. TANAKIT SRAGMAOUNG

Education:

2008 Bachelor Degree in Computer Study from Phuket Rajabhat University

2015 – Current Kajonkiet International School Phuket as IT Support

2008 – 20015 Chalong Congrete 199 Co., Ltd as Admin Officer

I’m very glad to be with KIS family. I really like working here since this job is something that I like and very good at.

LIBRARY ASSISTANT

MISS CHARINEE LONGNAWA

Education:

Educational Background.

Faculty of humanity and Social sciences, major of information science, Rachaphat Phuket university.

Work Experience

Director assistant at Horizon Karon Beach resort and spa.

Duties included filing, designing advert poster and organizing recreational activities.

I am so happy to be a part of KIS as school's environments are all amazing. Everybody is very nice to me and help each other. Additionally, responsibilities which I have been assigned here are directly related to the major subject I studied at university.

NURSE

MISS PHAPA ANUSITHIRUN

Education:

I graduated from Phuket Technology College. Then I took 6 month course in Basic life support at STA nursery school

2009 – 2012: Patong hospital

2012 – 2014: Phuket international hospital.

It is my honor to work for KIS and be part of students’ good health. In my free time, I enjoy reading books, listening to music as well as looking after my pets.

HR COORDINATOR

MR. SUPAWAT LAKSANASOPIN

Education:

Bachelor of Sciences in Mathematics with First Class Honours, Keele University, UK

I was born in Phuket and moved to Hat Yai for secondary school. After that, I went to UK to study A-level at Concord College and undergraduate degree at Keele University.

I am happy to be a part of Kajonkiet International Administrative team. All the staffs including teachers are very friendly and work professionally.

CHEF

MR. KITIPONG JARAMORNBURAPONG

Education:

1994- 1996 Culinary Art of New York New York, NY-USA

1991-1994 T.C Williams H.S Alexandria, Virginia-USA

1989- 1991 Rattana Junior Junior H.S Ratcaburi, Thailand

Over 20 years of responsible experience. Career successes reflect advancement and consistent progression as demonstrated by the transition from Positions as Executive Chef, to establish a challenging and responsible position utilizing my successes in Food and Beverage area which offers a forum for utilization of my technical proficiency, initiative, leadership and the ability to consistently interface with clients, team members. My working profile such as

– Phuket FantaSea – Kamala, Phuket Thailand

– Courtyard by Marriott at Surin Beach Resort Phuket Thailand

– Starbuck coffee, Baton Rouge LA, USA

– The-Roosevelt- Hotel-New York, USA

During the work at KIS I met and talked with people who know a lot of interesting thing. In this atmosphere, I feel that it works more efficiently. The important thing is to take knowledge from the experience of over 20 years to develop into the KIS standard. And prompt students to appreciate the importance of eating food.

FINANCIAL OFFICER

MISS DARAWAN MUANGKAEW

Education: