Primary School Staff

MS. SINEAD
PRIMARY SCHOOL PRINCIPAL
16+ YEARS EXPERIENCE
BA (Hons), PGCEd
LEADERSHIP PATHWAYS PROGRAMME
This is Ms Sinead’s fourth year at ISSR. She started her career as a teacher in Camden, Central London 16 years ago. Throughout this time, she has worked with many excellent professionals in various challenging Primary schools. She has 14 years experience in developing, monitoring and improving areas of the curriculum and improving teaching and learning in schools. Before making the decision to move to Cambodia, she was an Assistant Principal in 2 large primary schools in London. She has worked closely with the leadership team in the school to develop the curriculum at ISSR.

MS. RITA
NURSERY
6+YEARS EXPERIENCE
B.Ed ELEMENTARY EDUCATION
Ms Rita arrived in Siem Reap in 2011 and has been teaching children ever since. This year is her 4th year teaching Nursery class at ISSR. The previous classes were all lovely and successful. As it is said, “Experience is the best teacher”, and so teaching early years has become her cup of tea. She considers it a joy to contribute to the foundation the children need as they begin learning. She is looking forward to another productive and fun year at ISSR.

MS. ERIN
RECEPTION 1A
6+YEARS EXPERIENCE
ASSOCIATE IN EDUCATION
TEFL
Ms Erin is beginning her first year at ISSR in Reception 1A. She has 6 years of experience as a classroom teacher in the U.S.A. and International Schools in Vietnam. Ms.Erin enjoys photography, art, music, reading, and traveling. She is excited to have new opportunities and adventures in Siem Reap. Ms.Erin is happy to be here and looking forward to the many ways her students will develop, learn and grow this year.

MR. SEAN
RECEPTION 1B
15+YEARS EXPERIENCE
BA (Hons)
PGCE PRIMARY EDUCATION
MA TRAINING AND COACHING
TEFL/TESOL
Mr Sean “Spoon” Haddon is beginning his first year at ISSR with Reception 1. He is from the UK and has been teaching in public schools across all ages since 2001. He has a background in theatre and performance and has been living and working in South East Asia for the last two years. This is his second time in Siem Reap, his first visit being in 2014. He is an avid Yoga practitioner and loves dancing, singing and eating good food.MS. KATIE
RECEPTION 2A

4+ YEARS EXPERIENCE
PRIMARY Ed BA (Hons)
Ms Katie joined ISSR from the city of Bath, England. She lived in Bath for 3 years, while working at different primary schools across Bristol, in a variety of teaching roles. Prior to this, she studied Primary Education, at the University of Roehampton in London, which she thoroughly enjoyed. She moved to Siem Reap last year with her partner Shaun, who both look forward to learning about and experiencing the heritage, lifestyle and culture of Cambodia.MS. CHRIS
RECEPTION 2B
14+ YEARS EXPERIENCE
MASTER OF ARTS IN TEACHING
ELEMENTARY EDUCATION
EARLY YEAR FOUNDATION STAGE LEADER
Ms Chris is beginning her second year in R2B at ISSR. She is a Greek American with 14 years’ experience as a classroom teacher in public schools in the USA and international schools in Thailand and Nigeria. Ms. Chris was raised in Saudi Arabia and enjoys learning about other cultures and sampling their foods. She lives in Siem Reap with her husband and their two children. She looks forward to an exciting year at ISSR!MS. TRIONA
YEAR 1A
9+ YEARS EXPERIENCE
BA FINE ART
HDIP PRIMARY EDUCATION
This is Ms Tríona’s first year teaching at ISSR. She is from Kildare, Ireland and has been teaching for nine years. She loves the arts, especially visual art and enjoys painting and designing in her spare time. She has an ardent interest in nature and outdoor activities such as walking, hiking, swimming and cycling. She loves to relax by practising yoga, listening to music, reading and cooking. She is teaching 1A this year and is looking forward to an exciting year with her new class. She hopes all her students will be happy and create a happy learning environment.

MS. BERLINDA
YEAR 1B
7+YEARS EXPERIENCE
BA PRIMARY EDUCATION & PSYCHOLOGY
Ms Belinda joins us from Sydney, Australia. She has more than 7 years teaching experience including teaching students with disabilities. She enjoys listening to music, playing sport and playing with her pets back in Australia. This year, she will be teaching 1B. She is looking forward to a great year with lots of learning and fun!

MS. HAYLEY
YEAR 2A
5+ YEARS EXPERIENCE
BA (Hons) EARLY CHILDHOOD STUDIES
PGCE PRIMARY EDUCATION
Ms. Hayley is from England. She has previously lived in South Africa, Canada, New Zealand and Australia, and has a range of experience teaching and working with children in these countries. She loves having the chance to help children find their potential and be able to express themselves creatively. She likes to make her classroom a welcoming environment, where children both arrive and leave with a smile on their face each day. She is looking forward to teaching 2A at ISSR and getting to know all the children and their families, so that we can work together for a successful year!MR. PHILIP
YEAR 2B
21+YEARS EXPERIENCE
B.A, B.Ed, TELF-TESOL
KEY STAGE 1 LEADER
Mr. Philip is teaching Year 2B this year. This is his fifth year at ISSR. He comes from Canada where he was a teacher for many years. For him, teaching is not a job, it is a passion. The joy of seeing students’ progression from the beginning of the year to the end is where he gets the greatest satisfaction. Mr Philip says ‘ISSR is a great school to work at and a great school for students.’ He is looking forward to teaching your children and meeting with you in the future.

MS. BERNADETTE
YEAR 3A
14+ YEARS EXPERIENCE
MASTER OF SCIENCE
PGCEd
Ms Bernadette is a teacher from South Africa. So far she has loved living in Siem Reap and working with the students of ISSR. She has worked in International Schools for 10 years and loves interacting with and teaching children from different cultures and backgrounds. In her free time she enjoys reading, travelling and drinking good coffee. This year is her second at ISSR and she is looking forward to another year of great learning experiences with the children.

MS. GEMMA
YEAR 3B
2+ YEARS EXPERIENCE
BA (Hons) PRIMARY EDUCATION
 Ms Gemma is from Nottingham, England and has worked in both Leeds and London for the past three years. She has experience with supporting children with special educational needs, allowing them to overcome barriers to learning. She enjoys teaching fun and engaging lessons through the use of drama, which she uses to instill confidence and creativity in her students. She is excited to be teaching at ISSR this year.

MR. PATRICK
YEAR 4A
4+YEARS EXPERIENCE
BA
PGCE PRIMARY EDUCATION
Mr Patrick is in his 4th year of teaching and 1st year in Cambodia! Before completing his PGCE, he studied New Media and Music technology at Leeds University. He has previously taught in Year 4 and loves using multimedia in the class room to bring learning to life. He can’t wait to share his experiences and make new memories with the great team of staff and students at ISSR.

MR. GLEN
YEAR 5A
11+ YEARS EXPERIENCE
BA (Hons) SOCIOLOGY
PGCE PRIMARY EDUCATION
KEY STAGE 2 LEADER
Mr. Glen joins us this year from England. He studied a degree in sociology at Surrey University and later studied for his PGCE at Roehampton University. He has over 10 years’ experience teaching across Key stage 2. He has a particular interest for the teaching and learning of Literacy and helping children develop into confident and independent readers and writers. He has had many years of experience in leadership and now joins us to help coordinate the teaching and learning in Key Stage 2.

MR. DAVID
YEAR
 5B
20+ YEARS EXPERIENCE
BA
HDE(PG)P PRIMARY EDUCATION
Mr David has 20 years of experience and holds a BA and HDE(PG) Primary from UCT (the University of Cape Town). He has been teaching and coaching sport for over 15 years. He has experience in teaching at a variety of schools and colleges in South Africa, Australia and Japan and across different age levels. Mr David has also been involved in international educational research projects and the assessment and development of provincial examination materials.

MS. EVELIEN
YEAR 6A
11+YEARS EXPERIENCE
B.Ed, TEFL
LITERACY LEADER
Ms Evelien is 34 years old and originally from the Netherlands. She moved to Cambodia in 2014, and this will already be her fifth year at ISSR! She has a Bachelor’s degree in Education and a TEFL diploma. This will be her 11th year of teaching and she is excited to make this the best year yet! In her free time, she loves to travel, read books and play sports.

MS. CARRIE
YEAR 6B
15+ YEARS EXPERIENCE
BS ELEMENTARY EDUCATION
Miss Carrie originally comes from the USA and has previously taught in the USA, the Czech Republic and Cyprus. This will be her third year teaching at ISSR. Miss Carrie taught in year 4 for two years but is excited to work with our oldest students this year and will be teaching Y6B. In addition, she will lead our Green Team and is one of our many teachers qualified in first aid. When school is not is session, Miss Carrie is often traveling and has visited over 40 countries.

MS. SYLVIE
FRENCH
4+ YEARS EXPERIENCE
CERTIFICATE D’APTITUDE A’ SEIGNER LE FLE
Ms Sylvie holds a bachelor degree in foreign languages from the Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales (INALCO) in Paris. She has lived and worked in Siem Reap since 2012 and joined us at ISSR in 2016. Ms Sylvie also helps support our wider community links.

MR. PAN
CHINESE TEACHER
10+ YEARS EXPERIENCE
TEACHING CERTIFICATION
Mr Pan previously worked at ISSR from 2008-13 before returning in 2017. He graduated from Guangxi University in 2015 but has lived and worked in Siem Reap since 2006.

MR. GREG
ELS
3+YEARS EXPERIENCE
IDELT
FIRST AID LEADER
Mr Greg has been working at ISSR for 2 years and has developed the resources for teaching English since joining the school. Mr Greg gained a IDELT in 2015 and has been working at the school since then. He also leads our First Aid team and supports with safety around the school.

MS. CHANTHAL
MUSIC TEACHER
BACHELOR OF MUSIC
9+ YEARS EXPERIENCE
Ms Chantal is beginning her second year as our Primary Music Teacher. Since joining us last year, she has developed our Music programme so that there is consistent progression throughout the school in Music. Ms Chantal has also introduced more instruments into the curriculum so the students experience playing a variety of musical instruments and the skills needed to do this.

MS. ELAINE
CHINESE TEACHER

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