Student Success Team (SST)
The SST is committed to ensuring students are included, appropriately challenged and experience success at UNIS Hanoi. Various support systems and structures are in place to provide success for all UNIS Hanoi students and the SST uniquely contribute to the growth and development of all students in the Elementary School.
We work closely with students, teachers, and parents in order to assist students who need additional academic, emotional or social support.
- In supporting access to inclusive, authentic, and challenging learning experiences;
- Neuro diversity enriches our wider school community
- Students have and can learn through their strengths
- Equitable learning opportunities generate success
WHO WE ARE
ES Learning Support Team
Lindsey Tate is the Learning Support teacher for grades Discovery to Grade 1. She is from the USA and has two children also attending UNIS. She enjoys being a lifelong learner and helping students find and utilize their strengths in and out of the school setting. Her email is: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jenn is the Learning Support teacher for Grades 2 and 3. She is from San Diego, California and accompanied by her husband Micah Smith who is helping with Discovery to Grade 1 P.E. Jenn is already enjoying getting to know her students, their families and acclimating to the hot, humid weather in Hanoi. Her email is: email@example.com
Claire is from the UK, and she loves reading and getting together with friends to enjoy a crafternoon. She is inspired by nature and likes exploring the highlands and lowlands of her local environment. Claire Harrison-Poole is the Learning Support teacher for grade 4 and 5. Her email is: firstname.lastname@example.org
D-12 Speech Language Pathologist
Brian has been a speech-language pathologist for more than 20 years. Brian is originally from the United States. He enjoys cycling, hiking and traveling. Brian is happy to join UNIS Hanoi. His Email is: email@example.com
D-12 School Psychologist
Lee has been a school psychologist working with students ages 3-21 in various settings around the world for over 25 years. This is her third year at UNIS. She collaborates with teachers, counselors and parents to support students’ academic and social-emotional health. Her email is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hoa has happily gained experience and connected with her students at UNIS Hanoi for over ten years. Enjoying the children’s smiles makes her content to come to work every day. Hoa also enjoys shopping and cooking for her family of 3 children.
Tra Dinh Thi
Tra comes from Vietnam. She’s now living happily with her husband and a five-year-old son in a peaceful town called Me Linh. She loves working and chatting with her students.
The UNIS Hanoi counselling team works with the community to promote and enhance the personal development, learning, and well-being of all students. We connect with practitioners in both local and global networks to comply with best practices and remain current in supporting the needs of the UNIS Hanoi community.
Counsellors deliver a developmentally appropriate guidance curriculum to all students. This proactive D-12 counselling curriculum follows the ISCA (International School Counseling Association) model, standards and competencies benchmarks.
As members of the Support Services Team, we collaborate with each Grade Level to facilitate student advocacy and pastoral care.
Counsellors endeavour to support families with transitions as they enter and exit our school community.
In the Elementary School we:
- Respond to and support students experiencing social, emotional, and/or behavioral concerns
- Conduct individual or small group counselling to address identified social and emotional issues
- Partner with parents and teachers, to foster developmentally-appropriate teaching and parenting practices
- Develop and deploy supportive programmes tailored to our population (e.g. parent workshops)
- Teach age-appropriate counselling lessons that address topics such as staying safe (child safeguarding), self-regulation, conflict resolution, and identity
D-Grade 2 School Counselling
Kris has been working with Elementary students for 20 years in various locations around the globe. This is her second year at UNIS Hanoi. She is here to support, students, families and teachers.
Grades 3-5 School Counselling
Dylan is an experienced international educator and school counsellor from Australia. This is his fourth year at UNIS Hanoi. His areas of professional interest include wellness, physical learning environments and supporting all students to achieve their very best.