Jon’s life has centered around education in a variety of ways over the past nine years. Formally an English teacher from the USA, Jon has spent the preceding five years honing his areas of expertise and experience as a Design Teacher and Technology Coach. He most recently resumed said roles at Seisen International School. Jon has a Bachelor’s in English, and a Master’s in Instructional Technologies. He joins UNIS Hanoi with his wife Sandra (MS/HS Counsellor).
Franko, his preferred name, has worked in education for 26 years, 15 years as a counsellor and has been in international schools since 1999. He was the Head of Counselling at Western Academy of Beijing before arriving at UNIS Hanoi. Prior to this, he worked as a DP coordinator at Bali International School in Indonesia, counsellor at the International School of Lausanne in Switzerland, IB teacher at ACS in Athens, Greece and originally began his career at a private school in California.
For the past 18 years, Stephan’s career included international peace building, human rights training & sustainable development work for the United Nations Organisation for Security & Cooperation in Europe, the Boltzmann Institute for Human Rights and as a private sector consultant. Stephan began his teaching career in 2008 at AIS Vienna, moved to the International School of Curacao in 2012 and prior to UNIS Hanoi taught Global Politics & TOK at the Lincoln Community School in Accra Ghana. He is married to Kay Strenio-Anagnost; they became full-time parents in November 2016 to their son Aaró.
Originally from Australia, Kate has over 30 years experience in classroom teaching and school libraries. Prior to coming to UNIS Hanoi, she worked at Jakarta Intercultural School, Indonesia, (20 years) and Seoul International School, South Korea (2 years) as well as several schools in Australia. Her husband Murray is currently in administration for a mining corporation in Indonesia. Australia is her homeland where her two grown sons, lovely daughter-in-law and gorgeous grand-daughter now reside.
Joseph is Canadian and has been teaching science, primarily Biology, for the last 13 years. More recently, he has been focussing on the IB Sciences. After completing his Education degree from the University of Calgary, Joseph moved to South Korea where he met his wife, Lianne (MS Science) and was bitten by the travel bug. He has lived in Guatemala City, Alexandria, and recently Dubai with his wife and daughter.
Cynthia has been teaching French over the past 16 years in the UK, Egypt, Switzerland and Dubai. She currently teaches MYP and DP French at UNIS Hanoi. She also delivers MYP workshops, and is an examiner for IB French B. Cynthia holds a Master’s in Educational Leadership and Management, and a Master’s in English Language and Civilization. Cynthia is from France, but has not lived there in a very long time! She speaks French, English, German, Arabic and some Spanish.
Carly is joining us following a position at the Catholic Education Office in Darwin, Australia. Her job there was to provide curriculum, assessment and instruction support to leadership teams and teachers in all Catholic secondary schools across the Northern Territory of Australia. Prior to this, Carly taught senior school Chemistry and Biology as well as middle school Science and Maths for 17 years. She has a Bachelor of Science, Graduate Diploma of Education and a Master of Educational Leadership.
Garry has been teaching EAL for the past 15 years, most recently for two years at the International School of Tianjin, China. Garry has an honors degree in English Literature, a Master of TESOL and Graduate Diploma of Teaching and Learning. He spent time recently at UNIS Hanoi, working in HS EAL, as part of his research for a doctorate. Garry’s wife is originally from Hanoi, and they have a son at the School.
Originally from New York, Andy has been involved with teaching and coaching student athletes for over thirty years. In the United States he has taught school in North Carolina and Florida. Internationally, he has taught and coached at the Shanghai American School, and the International School of Beijing. Most recently he was a high school teacher at the American School of Guatemala. His wife, T.K., is working here as the Director of Enrolment and Marketing Management. They have two children.
T.K. began her career in the corporate industries advancing the mission and helping these organisations understand customer service including telling a story about their vision. Since leaving the corporate sector, she has spent 15 years in Admission/Advancement with schools in the United States, China, and Guatemala. She has also provided her expertise as a consultant with international schools throughout the world. T.K. has a Bachelor’s degree in Recreation and is from the United States.
Brian has been a speech-language pathologist, providing therapy to children and adults, for more than 20 years. Before becoming a SLP, he taught English in Papua New Guinea and China. Most recently, Brian was the SLP at the American School in Japan. He has spent the last year traveling and working in Europe. Brian and his wife are originally from the United States.
Jo has been working as a Registered Nurse for 14 years in New Zealand and Australia and for the past 4 years as part of the clinical education team within the private healthcare sector in Australia. Jo has a Bachelor’s Degree of Nursing from New Zealand. During the 90’s Jo was an expat child in Hanoi for 7 years, which is where her passion for nursing was born. Jo has 2 children. Jo and her husband are originally from New Zealand.
Marc is a Certified Athletic Trainer, dealing with the prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of athletic injuries. Previously, Marc worked at the Delbarton School for 8 years and also worked for a physical therapy clinic, while serving as the Head Athletic Trainer for Mamaroneck High School. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Athletic Training and a Master’s Degree in Rehabilitation Sciences. Marc, and his wife Cydny, are from New Jersey, USA.