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In its commitment to providing a truly global education, Wells makes every effort to hire qualified, talented instructors who bring forth the best in their students. Representing more than five continents and a dozen countries from across the globe, the teachers at our On Nut campus are truly an international lot, bringing a wide range of perspectives and knowledge to students. Avoiding the trend of recruiting staff based on the their nationalities or appearance, Wells bases its hiring decisions on three simple measures: an applicant’s qualifications, suitability for the position, and passion for learning. We believe that children develop best when exposed to multiple perspectives and cultures, and that teachers themselves should seek to be multicultural, lifelong learners. Equally important, they provide a strong academic foundation; approximately 70% of the full-time leadership, teaching and student support staff possesses or is currently pursuing master’s degrees, and many possess multiple master’s in education and their subject areas:

2013-2014 Wells Staff Qualifications

In addition to their existing qualifications, all instructors undergo continual professional development. The school provides financial support for staff members pursuing graduate and postgraduate degrees, and serves as the permanent host for Framingham State University’s M.Ed. program in Thailand. As a member of the International Schools Association of Thailand and East Asia Regional Council of Schools (EARCOS), Wells takes advantage of those organizations’ training opportunities for all staff, and teachers also regularly attend the annual Bangkok Teachers’ Network conferences and other local workshops. External training is also provided for AP and IB instructors, all of whom are certified by those organizations.

 

2016-2017 Staff Directory

Campus Leadership

 

Mr. Ray D. de la PeñaHead of SchoolHawaii, USA
Ms. Rekha SachdevPrincipal – Primary SchoolThailand
Ms. Prerna ParyaniPrincipal – Middle SchoolHong Kong
Mr. William JonesAssociate Principal –

High School

(School Policy)

Canada
Ms. Cindy ChenAssociate Principal –

High School

(Community)

Taiwan
Dr. Peng SuvilaisunthornAssociate Principal –

High School
(Student Support)

Thailand
Ms. AumThai DirectorThailand

 

Teaching Staff – Primary School

 

Mr. Sean SniderPrimary Head Teacher &

Homeroom Teacher – Grade 4A

USA
Ms. Chassidy KaaihueHomeroom Teacher – Grade 4BUSA
Mr. Will PeckanhamHomeroom Teacher – Grade 3BUSA
Ms. Maneka ChawlaHomeroom Teacher – Grade 3BThailand
Mr. David GammilHomeroom Teacher – Grade 2USA
Ms. Kaylie ChongHomeroom Teacher – Grade 1USA
Ms. Margaret TauroEnglish Support TeacherIndia

Teaching Staff – Mathematics

Mr. Henry LiouMath Department Head

HS/MS Math, IB Math (SL)

Taiwan
Mr. ArchHS/MS Math, IB Math (HL)USA
Ms. Farhana SabrinHS/MS Math, IB Math Studies (SL)Bangladesh
Mr. Ultan SlevinHS/MS Math, AP CalculusIreland
Ms. Rodith MoscosoHS/MS MathPhilippines
Ms. Cathy MedallaHS/MS MathPhilippines

Teaching Staff – Science

Mr. Brian Salter-TownshendScience Department Head

Biology, AP Biology, IB Biology

Ireland
Ms. Patricia RathChemistry, IB Chemistry, IB PhysicsUSA
Ms. Katherine CaouetteMS Earth Science, Environmental Science, IB Environmental Systems & SocietyUSA
Ms. Amrita KamathMS Life Science, MS Physical Science, PhysicsIndia
Ms. Cindy ChenIB Environmental Systems & SocietyTaiwan

Teaching Staff – Language Arts

Mr. Andy ClaridgeLanguage Arts Department Head
HS Lang Arts, IB Lang & Lit (HL)
UK
Mr. Philip BrannanHS/MS Lang Arts, IB Lang & Lit (SL)USA
Mr. Sam StrozzoHS/MS Lang Arts, IB Lit & Performance (SL), AP English Lang & CompositionUSA
Mr. Paul ThorsbyMS Lang Arts, IB Business Management (SL/HL)Australia
Ms. Natalie EhlersMS Lang ArtsSouth Africa

 

Teaching Staff – Social Studies

Mr. William JonesSocial Studies Department Head

AP World History

Canada
Ms. Katina GrigoraskosIB Psychology, IB TOKUSA
Mr. Hardeep ShaglaniaIB Business Management, IB EconomicsIndia
Ms. Viessa Keith-QueenIB Psychology, IB TOKUSA
Mr. Tyler MabreyMS/HS HistoryUSA
Mr. Timm SchipperMS/HS HistoryUSA

Teaching Staff – ICT

Mr. GordonICT Department Head

MS/HS ICT, IB Computer Science

Australia
Mr. Eamonn TurleyMS/HS ICTIreland
Mr. Jess TuraPrimary/MS/HS ICTPhilippines

Teaching Staff – Physical Education

Mr. Antonio BoffPE Department Head

MS/HS PE

Belgium
Mr. Antonio PeralesMS/HS PESpain
Mr. Juan OdorñezMS/HS PE, HS Spanish, IB SpanishUSA
Mr. Mark CaunanPrimary/MS/HS PEPhilippines
Mr. PJ CastilloPrimary/MS/HS PEPhilippines

Teaching Staff – Thai Language & Culture

Ms. AumThai Department Head

HS/MS Thai Language

Thailand
Mr. Win KemdaengHS Thai, IB Thai Language (SL/HL)Thailand
Ms. AeHS Thai, IB Thai Language (SL/HL)Thailand
Ms. KaePrmary/MS Thai LanguageThailand
Ms. TukPrmary/MS Thai LanguageThailand
Ms. CartoonPrmary/MS Thai LanguageThailand
Mr. NuPrmary/MS Thai LanguageThailand
Ms. MayPrmary/MS Thai LanguageThailand

Teaching Staff – Chinese (Mandarin) Language & Culture

Mr. Mark WenHS/MS Mandarin, IB MandarinChina
Ms. WinnieHS/MS Mandarin, IB MandarinChina
Ms. WeiPrimary/MS/HS MandarinChina

Teaching Staff – Fine Arts

Ms. Pashmina ReisFine Arts Department Head

Drama, IB Lit & Performance

Hong Kong
Ms. Emily ClarkeDrama, IB Lit & PerformanceThailand
Ms. KanChoirThailand
Mr. Chiti SukosiBandThailand
Ms. Vicky CastillaDancePhilippines
Mr. Ren SisonVisual ArtsPhilippines
Mr. Jose OrtegaVisual ArtsSpain
Ann Khanthachawana
Customer Relationship Manager
Liza Sabucido
Secondary School Registrar
Rhea Delapaz
Primary School Registrar
Sue Lee
Admission Officer
Pattama (Ing) Luckanakul
Finance Officer
Chalintha (Golf) Supapan
HR / VISA Officer