English Team

Head of English – Mrs Lauren Hucknall

Head of English – Mrs Lauren Hucknall

Mrs Hucknall joined GIS from the UK in 2017, where she worked for six years in large inner city schools teaching GCSE and A Level, with pastoral responsibility for Year 11. She is joined by her husband and two children. A graduate of the United World College in New Mexico, USA, and Teach First in England, Mrs Hucknall is excited to teach English in an international setting. Outside of school she likes to swim, read and explore new places in Thailand.

Ms Kirsten Francisco – English Teacher

Ms Kirsten Francisco – English Teacher

Ms Francisco joined GIS in 2017 and was formerly teaching in Selangor, Malaysia. Before her stint in Malaysia, she was teaching in Singapore. She has always had a passion to help children and during her undergraduate years at National University of Singapore (NUS), volunteered to help students to improve their English, especially foreign students who came to Singapore to study. She is joined by her husband, Mr Croft (History teacher) and together, they are working with the students on Model United Nations (MUN). Outside of school, she likes to shop, read and has a penchant for animals, particularly cats.

Ms Suzanne Morris – English Teacher

Ms Suzanne Morris – English Teacher

Ms Morris joined the English department at GIS from London, where she worked for three years at a school in The Royal Borough of Greenwich. She studied for her degree and Masters degree at the University of Liverpool, where she is originally from. She is joined by her partner Mr Stacey (DT and Art Teacher). Outside of school Ms Morris loves singing in choirs, reading copiously, travelling and trying new cuisines.

Mr Mark Beales – English Teacher

Mr Mark Beales - English Teacher GIS Rayong

Having worked as a journalist and newspaper editor in England for 13 years, Mr Beales moved to Thailand in 2004. Since joining GIS in 2011, Mr Beales has been Head of English, Acting Head of Secondary and is the school’s IB Coordinator. He is also an examiner for IGCSE and IB English examinations. Currently, Mr Beales is studying towards a Master’s in Education with the University of Nottingham. Mr Beales is also a published author who writes for Lonely Planet and other publications. When not teaching, he enjoys writing and spending time with his family.