Humanities Team

Ms Emma Clack – Head of Humanities

Ms Emma Clack – Head of Humanities

Ms Clack joined GIS from England in 2016. After Ms Clack completed her degree in Geography and PGCE in her hometown of Liverpool, she moved to London to begin her teaching career. Teaching in some very different schools, in and around London, over the last six years has given her a broad range of experience. Ms Clack’s main passion outside of the classroom is Latin American dancing. She has been a competitor and performer and we are fortunate to have her teach dance in school. Keen to expand her knowledge of Geography, Ms Clack is enjoying exploring Asia.

Mr Chris Fung – Geography Teacher

Mr Chris Fung – Geography Teacher

Mr Fung, born in San Francisco, is of Hong Kong-Cantonese parentage. After earning Bachelor degrees in Chemistry and Japanese, a Master's in Education (all three from the University of California), and a CELTA in Amsterdam, Mr Fung moved to Thailand in 2007. He had taught in Californian public schools and a Thai private school collectively for ten years before joining GIS in 2015. Along with his interest in learning languages, Mr Fung dabbles in computational linguistics and grammar during his free time. His favourite place is the Quartier Latin in Paris.

Mr Don Whittle – Geography Teacher

Mr Don Whittle – Geography Teacher

Mr Whittle joined GIS in 2014 having previously taught in a Thai private school for six years. He has a BA in Sports Studies, a PGCE and a Diploma in Special Educational needs. He is from Northern Ireland, where he taught as both a Physical Education teacher and a Special Needs’ Coordinator for 17 years. Away from school life, Mr Whittle was a keen sportsman and played rugby at both national and international level for Ulster and Ireland. In his free time, he likes to watch sport and travel around Asia.

Mr Phillip Whittaker – Business Management Teacher

Mr Phillip Whittaker - teacher of Business Management GIS Rayong

Mr Whittaker, from New Zealand, joined us from Sri Lanka in 2014 after five years of teaching at Colombo International School. Before that, he taught in New Zealand for eight years. Mr Whittaker holds an Applied Economics degree and a teaching diploma. Mr Whittaker enjoys keeping fit, playing social touch rugby and attending the gym. During his time off he enjoys traveling and each year tries to visit a country he has never been to.

Mr Chris Share – History Teacher

Mr Chris Share – History Teacher

Mr Share joined us in January 2017 following Headships in Qatari and Shanghai secondary schools. He has also taught internationally in Warsaw, his adopted hometown in Poland and was previously based in London, where he taught and was a head of department in a government-rated “outstanding” school. His interests are sport and football. While time is catching up with him and his favourite team Arsenal, Mr Share still enjoys being active playing football, running and tennis, and he hopes to play golf again soon. He is very happy to be here further discovering all that Asia has to offer with his wife and two children.

Mrs Dinah Hawtree – Business Studies Teacher

Mrs Dinah Hawtree – Business Studies Teacher

Mrs Hawtree studied Business and Finance at university in France, and always envisaged a career in this field. However, following a spell teaching English in Brussels, she decided to pursue a career in education, and returned to the UK where she gained her PGCE. Over the next 12 years she taught a number of subjects including Business, Law and French in 3 schools across the UK, and also studied for the NPQH (Headship qualification). In 2007 she moved overseas again and has spent the last 10 years leading international schools across three continents. Mrs Hawtree is a keen rugby and badminton player, and in her spare time she enjoys scuba diving, reading biographies and autobiographies, and exploring new places with her husband, Robert.

Mr Thomas Croft – History Teacher

Mr Thomas Croft – History Teacher

Mr Croft joined GIS in 2017. He started off as a History teacher in London and moved to Singapore in 2012 on an Expatriate Programme for the Ministry of Education. After spending two years in Singapore, he taught in and around Malaysia-his most recent job being in Selangor. He is joined by his wife Ms Francisco (English teacher) and Mr Croft is continuing to develop the GIS Model United Nations (MUN). Outside of school, he likes to cook and learn about the local culture of the country he is living in. He can also often be found with his nose buried in a book.