I am pleased to serve as the school principal. I believe that it is only through collaboration that we can best serve our students. I am excited to work with the students, families, and staff in order to make this another great year at CIA PP.
Previously, I led educational initiatives at dozens of schools. While working in the central office of large school districts, non-profits, and in schools in the U.S.A., I provided individual, small- group, and large- group professional development on a variety of subjects, including topics as diverse as instructional technology, web resources for teachers, behavior management, and literacy strategies. I trained principals, assistant principals, district- level administrators, and teachers. I also served as a school- based leader in multiple countries in Asia.
I worked on several large- scale, federal grant- funded research projects with leaders in the fields of special education and literacy research. My publications include papers at the Annual Conference of the American Educational Research Association. I have made presentations at regional and national conferences.
I am certified as a principal and in three areas as a teacher in the United States. All of my graduate degrees and certificates are through programs regularly ranked in the top 50, and my undergraduate program is in the top 5 among public colleges. I earned two ETS Recognition of Excellence awards while completing my certification.
THE TEACHING TEAM
Elementary School Level
This is my fourth year at CIA PP. I came all the way from the Philippines and have worked with kids for the past eight years. I completed my studies at the University of San Jose-Recoletos, Philippines and have been a licensed teacher since 2010.
At CIA PP, we work together as a big family, always bearing in mind the well-being of the children as our top priority. Learning is always fun-filled with opportunities for children to verbalize their views and get motivated to learn. Our high-tech facilities and well developed curriculum enables us to facilitate the daily teachings meaningfully and effectively.
“Train a child in a way he would go, even when he is old he will not depart from it.” (Proverbs 22:6) I believe strongly in moral values development amongst children, too. In addition to being equipped with skills needed to move forward to a higher level, it is crucial to mold and build our children’s moral character. This is the main reason why my teaching methods provide every child with concrete methods in forming good habits. Positive habits form character. Only then, they will learn to become responsible members in the community.
I enjoy teaching at CIA PP. It is the joy of witnessing such tangible positive development amongst our students that keeps me going all the time. Seeing them proactively helping each other be better makes me feel that I have done my job well. Every day is a learning journey with new challenges that create opportunities for me to grow and thrive as an inspiring educator in the children’s lives.
I am looking forward to a great school year. Soar high!
Jennine Karmiel Baculi
Assistant School Principal
I am a licensed secondary teacher from the Philippines with a Master’s Degree in Management and this is my fourth year at CIAPP International School. I have been teaching in Cambodia for over eight years now. It has been a challenge and a pleasure. I believe that every child is unique with special talents and abilities that I can help cultivate in order to reach their goals and dreams.
In the classroom my students have the freedom to express their individuality. They are encouraged to ask questions and develop critical thinking. I look forward to creating and maintaining a safe, friendly and caring environment for the students this school year.
Grade 1A Teacher
I have completed a degree in Bachelor of Elementary Education and have passed the Philippines Licensure Examination for Teachers in 2002. I am very proud to say that this is my 15th year of teaching.
I have always been passionate about teaching. I love to witness change within my students from the first day of school to the end of the school year. I believe that it is my mission to instill a love for learning to my students. I attempt to teach with passion and enthusiasm so that each member of my class will develop a desire to become lifelong learners. Let’s be partners in making this school year awesome and great!
Lourdes Lintag – Bromo
Grade 1B Teacher
I am a graduate with a Bachelor in Secondary Education at DEBESMSCAT, Philippines in 2008 and acquired my Master’s Degree in Education with specialization in Administration and Supervision in 2011 in the same institution. I am also a licensed teacher. It’s my eighth year of involvement in the world of the teaching profession. This is my second year here at CIAPP and I’m so honored to be part of this family.
My main goal is to help students become a confident learner and a well-rounded individual. I will do my very best to help make this year a positive and fun experience for your children. I look forward to working in partnership with you throughout the coming year.
Geraldine E. Cortes
Grade 1C Teacher
Great improvements and new challenges both welcome us all to this new school year. I am Rayzel Daganos, a licensed professional teacher from the Republic of the Philippines. I have been teaching students in private international schools in my country for about 5 years before I moved to Cambodia. My teaching experiences have optimized opportunities for me to hone my principles in education. This is my third year in this competent and progressive institution, CIA PP International School.
I am convinced that great things are yet to come. Let us embrace it as we build better partnership for the welfare of our children.
Grade 2A Teacher
I am a German national who has worked with young people in Cambodia for the past two years. I was in software development in Germany for five years before I came to Cambodia to teach.
I am looking forward to teach the amazing kids at CIA PP this year.
In the classroom I establish a healthy mix of fun and structure to make it enjoyable for the kids to learn in a healthy environment. I highly value independent thinking and curiosity and encourage my students to question things and come to their own conclusions.
If you have any concerns please don’t hesitate to contact me via ClassDojo or the student’s diary.
Looking forward to an excellent school year.
Grade 2B Teacher
My name is Rosa Mom. I am a teacher from the United States of America and I have been working with young students both in Phnom Penh and in America for the past 6 years. I hold a bachelor’s degree in Sports Medicine from the University of Norwich and I am also a fitness trainer. I came to Cambodia at the end of 2015 to teach English.
It is a great pleasure to be able to teach here in Phnom Penh and be a part of CIA PP. I have a class full of outstanding students and I am certain that the year ahead will be extremely fun and educational for both the students and myself. Getting to know my students has already been an amazing experience and I will continue to do my best to ensure they have a productive and enjoyable year.
In my classroom the students are encouraged to think, ask questions, and influence their own learning as much as possible. There will be many group discussion for students to participate in and they are able to give their own opinions and knowledge on the lesson. All students are registered in ClassDojo. We encourage all parents to join, this will allow parents to monitor their child’s performance over the course of the school semester. Any questions, concerns, or comments can be noted in ClassDojo. It is my responsibility to respond to any inquiries you may have in a fairly reasonable time and I am very approachable so please don’t hesitate if you have any questions.
Looking forward to an excellent school year.
Grade 2C Teacher
My name is Cherryl Mae Aurita and I am from the Philippines. I graduated from the University of San Jose- Recoletos, Philippines in 2009 with a degree of Bachelor of Secondary Education and a Major in English. I am delighted to know that I will still be a third-grade teacher this school year. This is my second year at CIA PP and I think it’s the best grade level ever!
I am looking forward to a year full of new friends, new adventures and new discoveries. In the classroom,I value students’ ideas, thoughts and actions. I absolutely love my job and I wish to make this school year great!
Cherryl Mae Aurita
Grade 3A Teacher
I am a South African teacher who has worked with young people both in South Africa and Asia. I completed my studies in South Africa and done a follow up TEFL and YLP course in Thailand. I have been in Asia for the past year, and fell in love with the culture and its people.
It is a great pleasure to be able to teach here in Phnom Penh and be a part of CIA PP. My class, G3B, is full of amazing students and I am certain that the year ahead will be extremely fun and educational for both the students and myself. It has already been a fantastic experience to get to know the kids and I will continue to do my best to ensure they have a productive and enjoyable year.
In the classroom the students are encouraged to question and influence their own learning as much as possible. Participation in group discussion and independent thinking is valued highly and will be focused on during the year. All students are provided with Handbooks and every day they will contain homework or general comments about progress and upcoming events. I encourage all parents to write any concerns or questions in the handbooks and I will be happy to respond as best I can.
Michele Van Rensburg
Grade 3B Teacher
I’m Sarel from South Africa. I teach G4. I’ve been teaching since 2015, in three different countries. I have a TEFL and a boatload of IT certifications. I am a proponent of digital classrooms, and I believe that modern education needs to focus less on memorizing facts and more on critical thinking and research skills.
Kids today grow up with the wealth of humanity’s knowledge literally in the palms of their hands. My goal is to teach them how to access and utilize that knowledge instead of only using their mobile devices to play Fortnite and look at pictures of handsome K-pop stars.
I hope that my students’ parents are open minded and forward thinking, so that we can prepare our kids for the Digital Age.
Grade 4A Teacher
Hi. My name is Daryl. I am a TEFL certified Australian teacher, and I have been living and teaching in Asia for the last eleven years, six of them spent here in Cambodia. Prior to starting with CIAPP, I spent four years at Home of English.
I see CIAPP as a very progressive school with excellent facilities, curriculum and staff, and I am proud to be a part of it again for my third year as a Grade 4 elementary educator.
My classroom strives to balance conventional “book, pen and paper” methodology in partnership with the efficiency of digital technology and electronic device usage, in a student centred learning environment. Students receive constant group and individual feedback on their efforts and are expected to learn from, contribute to, and measure their efforts, against those of their peers with a view to self directed continuous improvement.
I look forward to a fun, yet challenging, educational and rewarding year with my grade 4 students in Campus 2.
I also hope to build respectful relationships with you, the parents during the school year and hope that you will offer your complete support and interest in the educational journey and academic achievements of your child.
Grade 4B Teacher
My name is Robert Appleby and I am from the United Kingdom. I graduated university in 2010 with a degree in Politics and made my career change over to the educational sector in 2013. Since deciding to move to Phnom Penh, I have enjoyed every day here and am very happy to be a part of the CIA PP family.
My teaching philosophy has always been based on critical thinking. I like to have students actively thinking on how any knowledge they acquire can be applied to various other situations. By crossing the habits of mind learning targets with a range of creative games, I like to make lessons that much more interesting and engaging. In my spare time I enjoy writing; having had two of my plays performed onstage. This skill I enjoy passing on to the students during our English Language Arts lessons, making the subject my favourite one to teach. I’m looking forward to a great school year ahead.
Grade 5B Teacher
I am Teacher Gino and I am from the Philippines. I am a graduate of a Bachelor Degree and a registered licensed nurse. I’ve been living and working here in Cambodia for more than 5 years. Since then I’ve been working on various education fields such as grade school teacher, ESL, and an art instructor. Before working here at CIA PP, I was an art Instructor for almost 2 years in a globally brand art school “Global Art”. My years of experience, dedication and passion to influence students by means of teaching gives me the drive to do my best. I am very excited coming back as a Visual Arts and Creative Movement teacher. My first year has been an amazing experience – teaching, discovering and nurturing students’ potential through creativity. Seeing them grow excites and encourages me to do my best. I believe creativity plays an important role in a child’s development mentally, physically and socially.
CIA PP is an advocate of creativity and working here gives me the opportunity to share my knowledge to my students. Creating a fun, dynamic and boundless learning environment for my students is what I envision. I am looking forward to discovering new talents, enhancing students creativity and setting up new heights of achievement for this new school year.
“Creativity is my passion”
Creative Arts and Movement Teacher
School Event Coordinator
Hi! My name is Arnel Fortus from the Philippines. I graduated from University of Lipa Batangas with a Bachelor Degree in Computer Science. I’ve been working here in Cambodia as a teacher since 2011. This is my second year as an ICT and Art teacher at CIA PP.
As an Art teacher, my favorite part of interacting with the children is watching them discover through their expressions, wonderment and awe. I hope that together we can use art to communicate ideas and feelings.
Being an ICT teacher, it is an achievement to see the growth of students in technological literacy and increase their ability to use ICT effectively and efficiently.
I look forward to a productive, rewarding and exciting school year.
ICT and Visual Arts Teacher
I am T. Green. I am a native of the pearl of the orient seas, the Philippines. I completed my studies at the John B. Lacson Foundation Maritime University, Bacolod, in 2009 and moved to Cambodia in 2013. I have experience as a basketball and a swimming coach.
I am the Physical Education also known as P.E. and Swimming teacher for the elementary level. I believe that my experience provided me with the necessary skills to face this challenging and colorful world of teaching the young hearts and minds of Cambodia. It is a great honor to be able to teach here in Phnom Penh and be a part of the CIA PP family. CIA PP International School is a child-friendly and safe environment.
I am look forward to fun-filled learning and progress during this academic year.
Yves Yaesser Imam Din a.k.a. T. Green
Elementary Level Physical Education Teacher
My name is Jamie Raine and I am an Australian teacher who has worked in education for the last 2 years. I came to Cambodia in the beginning of 2018. I am the Language Support Program (LSP) teacher. I specialize in the development of the student’s writing, reading, speaking and listening skills. I take great pride in my job and love to see my student’s academic and emotional growth.
I believe each student learns in their own way and it is important for a student to be aware of their learning strengths. I highly value critical thinking, teamwork and curiosity. Students in my classroom are constantly challenged with new learning ideas and rewarded for persistency and consistency.
I look forward to teach your children and more than happy to speak to any parents who need my assistance. Looking forward to an excellent school year.
Hi! My name is Feng Xiaojing from Shanxi, China. I got my Bachelors Degree in Teaching from Shanxi Normal University in 2006 and also achieved Masters Degree in Translation and Interpreting from the University of Western Sydney in 2010. I used to be a high school English teacher for more than 4 years and did some translation work in China. In 2015 I finally decided to go abroad again to explore more and make the best use of my specialties.
I spent a year in Indonesia teaching Chinese to young kids and now, I am here in the land of Wonders, doing the same. To be honest, this job may be challenging at times, but a highly rewarding profession. This will be the first year in CIA PP and I feel really excited and honored to be here to teach!
In my class, I usually focus on the students’ practical language abilities especially when it comes to learning a foreign language for young kids. This means that they are encouraged to speak more and practice more before they are able to actually apply what they learn into their daily life. Helping the kids to bring Chinese to their real life is my first priority during my teaching.
I am confident that I will continue and develop more effective and interesting ways to let the students enjoy and grasp Chinese easily and quickly! I hope to inspire the kids and assist them to learn more. I am looking forward to make a difference in this new year!
Kindergarten School Level
Greetings! My name is Tina Le and I am from the United States. I hold a degree in Business Administration in the State of California.
The same applies in our classroom setting where students are from different backgrounds and nationalities and they harmoniously learn together rendering our learning environment challengingly fun.
I completed my TEFL course and I am currently undertaking distance learning courses in Early-Childhood Education.
With the intention to gain experience and understand the Cambodian culture, I taught at an NGO for a year. I joined the CIA PP Family in 2015. I began my fourth year as a K3 teacher and Kindergarten coordinator. I couldn’t be happier to be part of this educational institution.
I believe that all students are unique and they have something special to bring to their own education. It is my goal to help my students learn to express themselves positively and eloquently. I wish to guide them develop an open-minded approach to different opinions and various cultures as global citizens and independent thinkers whilst providing and ensuring a safe and exciting learning environment.
Teaching is an ongoing learning experience and I intend to continually incorporate new strategies and skills in my classroom in line with the CIA PP progressive and challenging curriculum.
Hi! I’m Teacher Leah Vanessa Salvacion.
I graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Tourism in the Philippines. The passion of teaching brought me to pursue a course in TESOL HOUSE which is an internationally recognized institution from INTESOL Worldwide UK and Accredited by ALAP.
I have been teaching kindergarten in Cambodia for over eight years. My teaching philosophy is progressive as I continuously incorporate Montessori teaching methodology. The primary goal is to foster and enhance each child’s natural sense of joy and wonder. I feel that children should delight in childhood, that the school day must include laughter and the buzz of creative silliness. I am glad to be a part of the CIA PP Family. This is my first year as a kindergarten teacher and I’m wholeheartedly committed to CIA PP’S child-safety standards, vision and mission statement.
Leah Vanessa Salvacion
Hi. I am Teacher Audrey Bernard. I hold a Master II degree in Marketing and communication and Master I in Economy and Management. I also gained a certificate in BAFA Specializing in Photography & Astronomy (BAFA is a french certificate to frame children). I earned 10 years of experience as an event project manager and I also taught snowboarding and horseback riding to children and disabled individuals. I also had the privilege to teach in an orphanage for a month in Madagascar and as an Education officer in Passerelles Numeriques Cambodia (NGO) for three months.
My teaching philosophy is to work holistically by helping raise students to be independent thinkers, to be tolerant and work harmoniously with others. This is my second year as a kindergarten teacher at CIA PP. I enjoy learning and teaching its progressive curriculum which in summary educates the child by framing habits of minds such as teaching the values of persistence, to think critically and independently in order to achieve global citizenship.
I am thankful to the CIA PP Leadership for the continuous support and inspiration.
K3A and French Teacher
Hello. I am Teacher Bless from the Philippines. I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Economics,completed TESOL course and earned certificate in Early Childhood Learning through distance learning from Australia.
I came to Cambodia first as a volunteer in Administration, pioneering together with a team of educators, schools in provinces. This will be my sixth year with the CIA Family.
Teaching children is a personally enriching experience. I acknowledge that children’s families are their first teacher and also acknowledge their importance to their sense of belonging. Therefore it is of utmost importance that parents/guardians and teachers do collaborative work together in educating a child.
My role is to help children find strategies to help build positive relationship and find ways to meet the challenges that arise during the school day. Kindness is the first goal I desire my kids to learn as it takes lifelong process learning. When you are kind to yourself, you will also be kind to others and the environment around you.
Watching children go, grow and glow to be what we desire them to be gives me encouragement that the world will be a better place.
My name is Analeah Gonzalez Arceo and I have been teaching in Cambodia for four years. Prior to CIAPP, I was a teacher for a General English Program at a university. During my three years there, I handled level 1 to level 12.
I have always believed that being a teacher is not just about following the books, it is way much more than that. In this field, we should be open minded and have an open heart which will make this experience a remarkable one. I try to understand my students by looking at their point of view.
In my classroom, I encourage a friendly and family-like environment. I ensure that students feel comfortable and that they would enjoy coming to class each day. My goal is to contribute as much as I can in my students’ progress and development.
Analeah Gonzalez Arceo
I am Jesan Marie D. Lebeng and I am from the Philippines. This is my fourth year working at CIA PP. This will be the third year working as a Kindergarten 4 teacher.
I believe in what Lorenz Malaguzzi have said, “Children need the freedom to explore the infinite resources of their hands, their eyes, and their ears, the resources of forms, materials, sounds, and colours.” As a kindergarten teacher, a child ought not to be limited in their thinking. They are to be provided with resources to explore things, their abilities, and what more skills they can acquire. They have to be given opportunities to grow and to make choices independently. And that is what we strive to do in the class.
I look forward to working with the students and parents and earnestly anticipate the new school year!
Hello everyone. My name is Teacher Helen from England, UK. Before I moved to Cambodia six years ago, I worked and lived in the UK as a management consultant predominantly in the Utilities Industry. I completed my bachelor of science degree in Business and Information Technology and also my Master of Business Administration. After more than 10 years in the industry, I decided to make a career change and pursue my passion for teaching. I completed my TEFL, headed to Southeast Asia and shortly after, began teaching in Phnom Penh. It’s been challenging and exciting but not a choice I have regretted since arriving in the Kingdom of Wonder.
I believe that it is my role as an educator is to empower the students to become independent thinkers that can apply what they learn in the classroom to everyday life. Class time should be fun and exciting and I hope that my enthusiasm builds eager students with a thirst for knowledge. This is my first year at CIA PP and I’m excited to be part of a great team of wonderful educators and such delightful students.
Greetings! My name is Diorella C. Sanchez and I’m from the Republic of the Philippines. I earned my Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education Major in Pre School at Bulacan State University, Philippines in 2007 and passed the Philippine Licensure Examination for Teachers in the same year. I’ve been teaching for 11 years, I spent the first 5 years in my home country and 6 years here in Cambodia. This is my 1st year at CIA PP and I’m so excited to be working with this high performance team.
I believe in the innate desire of people to grow and become better at whatever they do and my job is to figure out where my students are, where they’re heading and to help them get there. In my classroom, students are encouraged to get involved, be persistent, develop mutual respect and make decisions.
Let’s work together and support each other to make this school year wonderful, fun and successful!
Hi! My name is Rhena Sanchez and I am from the Philippines. I am a licensed Secondary Teacher and I accumulated experience teaching preschoolers as well.
I came to Cambodia to work as a volunteer at a local NGO. I started my career as a preschool teacher when I moved to Phnom Penh in 2011.
This is my second year as a K5 teacher at CIAPP International School. I am enjoying my time with my students. I employ discipline, order and freedom at the same time in the classroom. The students are free to ask questions, share their thoughts and ideas. I give equal opportunity to all so that each voice can be heard in the class.
I look forward to fostering a safe and fun learning environment with my students this school year! As I teach, I know that I am learning a lot from them too.
Hello, My name is Rosa Ball I am from the United States of America. I earned my Bachelor’s Degree in Sports Management from the University of North Florida. I have been coaching youth rugby for 3 years and playing semi professional rugby for 4 years nationally in the USA and 1 year internationally. I have lived in Phnom Penh, Cambodia for 3 months and I have just been newly added to the amazing team here at CIA PP.
My major focus for students will be to provide them with the means and knowledge for living and maintaining a healthy, active, lifestyle. They will be encouraged to find individual ways that work for them to stay fit in a safe fashion, both physically and emotionally. My classroom goals are to create a productive, motivational and informative learning environment by implementing a curriculum that is developmentally appropriate, skill-related, progressive, challenging and enjoyable.
Kindergarten Level Physical Education and Swimming Teacher