IB Leadership Team

Mr Mark Beales – IB Diploma Co-ordinator

Mr Mark Beales - IB Coordinator 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.

Khun Lalita – University counsellor (Thai)

Khun Lalita - University counsellor (Thai)  GIS Rayong

Khun Lalita joined GIS in 2000. As well as holding a PhD. in Education Administration, Khun Lalita is also a qualified quality assurance inspector for OPEC and Sor Mor Sor. Along with other Thai teachers, Khun Lalita organises Thai cultural events such as Loy Krathong and Songkran celebrations at GIS. She also enjoys reading and travelling.

Mr Patrick Nolan – University Counselor (Overseas)

Mr Patrick Nolan – University Counselor (Overseas)

Mr Nolan joined GIS from the UK in 2016, where he had lived and worked in London for the previous four years. Mr Nolan holds a PGCE in Art and Design as well as a degree in illustration. In his spare time Mr Nolan is very active and takes part in a number of sports. He also enjoys travelling and still finds time to continue with his own illustration work on the side.

Ms Natacha Clifton – CAS Co-ordinator

Ms Natacha Clifton - CAS Coordinator GIS Rayong

Ms Clifton joined GIS from the UK in 2013, where she worked in Kent for 15 years. As well as holding a PGCE and a Master’s, Ms Clifton is qualified to teach French and Spanish. She has been teaching IB in both languages for over 10 years, along with teachihng TOK and CAS. Outside school, Ms Clifton enjoys cooking, snorkelling and cuddling her Thai rescued cats.

Mr Thomas Croft – TOK Co-ordinator

Mr Thomas Croft - TOK Coordinator GIS Rayong

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.