Mr Jonathan Berry – Form Tutor 7G
Mr Berry is from the north east of England and has been at GIS since 2008. His background is in English as a Second Language with an Hons degree and PGCE in ESL, and he also has CIE examiner status. In 2010 he became the Head of English Language Support where he has endeavored to raise English levels among the student body. Mr Berry is a keen gardener, baker, runner, fish keeper and also enjoys touring around Asia.
Mr Robert McGregor – Form Tutor 7I
Mr McGregor joined GIS after teaching in Thailand, first at St Stephen's International School (Khao Yai campus) and later Bangkok Christian International School. This is not his first visit to Thailand - he came originally as an AFS Exchange Student to Chonrasadonamrong High School in Chonburi Province, a 90-minute drive north of GIS. Mr McGregor is joined by his wife Khun Orathai (whom he met as an 18-year-old Mattayom 6 student when on exchange) and their two children. Being the rambutan and durian capital of Thailand, Mr McGregor is very happy to now be living in Rayong where he hopes to eat copious amounts of these fruit.
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Mr Sean Dowling – From Tutor 8G
Mr Dowling joined GIS in 2015, having spent the previous ten years working in Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Ireland. Mr Dowling has a Bachelor’s in Computer Science, a Master’s in TESOL and a PGCEi. He has a strong interest in using technology to assist learning and has had several articles published in this area. Away from school, Mr Dowling likes to keep fit, read and attempt to play the guitar. He has two daughters studying at GIS as well.
Mrs Lauren Hucknall – From Tutor 9G
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.
Mr Johnny Man – Form Tutor 10G
Mr Man joined GIS in 2016 from the UK, where he worked in the Kent area for over 10 years. He completed his PGCE at Canterbury Christchurch University, and he is also a qualified tennis and football coach. Mr Man is coaching football to Primary and Secondary students and really enjoys all sports. Mr Man also likes outdoor activities such as cycling, swimming and kayaking. He also loves travelling and exploring Thailand. He enjoys cooking and eating all types of food, especially spicy Asian cuisine.
Mr Michael Whyte – From Tutor 10S
Mr Whyte is an energetic and enthusiastic teacher and musician from Scotland who has a wealth of UK and overseas experience delivering inspiring and interactive experiences in music to both Primary and Secondary students. At GIS he teaches IGCSE Music to Year 10 and 11 as well as taking a TOK IB class. He is also responsible for teaching Year 8 and Year 6 music classes. As well as a passion for music and specifically piano, Mr Whyte is also a certified coach and public speaking mentor. He is joined here in Thailand by his wife Lee-Rae.
Mr Brian Cullen – Form Tutor 11I
Mr Cullen is a zoologist with a particular interest in marine biology. He previously taught Science in the UK and decided to move to Thailand after working on a marine conservation project on the island of Koh Tao in the summer of 2010. He has now been living here and working at GIS for six years, and in his spare time enjoys SCUBA diving, spending time with his family and eating Thai food at beach restaurants.
Mr Patrick Nolan – Form Tutor IB1
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.
Khun Lalita – Form Tutor IB2
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 Tom Stacey – From Tutor 8I
Mr Stacey joined GIS from London, where he worked in schools for three years. Prior to that he worked as a chef in a central London restaurant and originally trained as an architect. He is joined by his partner, Miss Morris. Outside of school Mr Stacey is a passionate cook and cyclist.
Ms Suzanne Morris – Form Tutor 9I
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 Andrew Hennigan – Form Tutor 10I
Mr Hennigan joined GIS from Bratislava in 2017, where he worked for two years. Before that he taught in El Salvador, Malaysia and the UK. Prior to retraining as a teacher, he was an Industrial Chemist for Linde Gas and a Process Technologist for London Rubber Company. Previously he has coached rugby and athletics and offered extra-curricular activities such as code breaking, science fiction appreciation and creative writing. He is joined by his wife, Karen, and their six-year-old son. In his spare time he likes to cook, read science fiction and travel.
Ms Kirsten Francisco – Form Tutor 11G
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.
Mrs Dee Leong – Form Tutor 11S
Ms Leong grew up in Malaysia, but has been bouncing around the globe since university years. She completed her degrees in the United States and has worked in the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, and the University of Pennsylvania. She has taught children from toddlers to college level in the US, Malaysia, India and El Salvador. She is an animal lover and one day hopes to own a self-sustaining farm. Besides playing the piano (it's a passion, not a job), her other hobbies include painting, cooking and salsa dancing.
Ms Natacha Clifton – Form Tutor IB1
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 teaching TOK and CAS. Outside school, Ms Clifton enjoys cooking, snorkeling and cuddling her Thai rescued cats.
Mr Thomas Croft – Form Tutor IB2
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.