Meet the Teachers

THE TEACHING TEAM

 

Elementary School Level

 

Dear Parents,

This is my third 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
Elementary-Level Coordinator and Educator

 


 

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.

Janet Altar
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 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.

Rayzel Daganos
Grade 2A Teacher

 

 


 

I am a Lebanese teacher who has worked with young people both in Vietnam and Cambodia for the past three years. I completed my studies at the Institute of Fine Arts, Lebanon, in 2013 and moved to Vietnam to teach English at the beginning of 2014. I moved to Cambodia earlier this year.

It is a great pleasure to be able to teach and be a part of CIA PP. 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.

Looking forward to an excellent school year.

Sarah Abou Jaoudeh
Grade 2B 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 an American teacher and I have been working with young people in America and Asia for the past 10 years. I lived and taught in China for three years before moving to Cambodia in the beginning of 2015.

I encourage students to ask questions and try new things. To make mistakes and learn from them. To teach themselves and each other the value and reward of hard work. To find what is important to them and to push themselves beyond what they think they are capable of. I look forward to an excellent and collaborative school year.

Stephen Joslin
Grade 3B Teacher

 

 

 


 

I am an Australian who has been involved in education since 2006. I completed my studies in Primary Education at Curtin University, Australia. I have been living in Cambodia since May 2011.

In my class, students will be encouraged to further develop their skills working collaboratively with others and using technology in an academic environment. I am excited for what has already been a great school year.

Justin Bell
Grade 4A Teacher

 

 

 

 


 

Hi. My name is Daryl. I am Australian and have been living and teaching in Asia for the last ten years, five of them spent here in Cambodia. 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 second year as a Grade 4 elementary educator.

My classroom strives to balance conventional “book, pen and paper” methodology in partnership with the efficiency and excitement 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 motivated continuous improvement.

I look forward to a fun, yet challenging, educational and rewarding year with my students in our new Campus 2.

Daryl Henley
Grade 4B Teacher

 


 

My name is Brian Glasper and I am from the UK. I have been working as a teacher in Phnom Penh now for five years. Before moving to Cambodia I had a long career as a research chemist having both a doctorate and a master’s degree in chemistry. I gained my teaching qualifications in 2009 (TESOL and PTTLS) and started my teaching career in 2010 as a university lecturer of chemistry and Academic English in England. The university students were from non-English speaking countries outside of the European Union enrolling to study undergraduate degrees. While in the UK I also provided English for refugees, asylum seekers and migrants wanting to live in the UK. I have been employed as a teacher in Phnom Penh for all of the years I have been living here and CIA International has been the most professional school that I have had the pleasure to have worked for.  

In the classroom, students are encouraged to participate in group discussions and teamwork as well as developing independent thought and habits of mind. I encourage all parents to write any concerns or questions in the student’s Handbook and I will be happy to respond as best I can.


Brian Glasper
Grade 5A Teacher

 


 

My name is Dora Molnar, fifth grade teacher and I am really glad to welcome you and your child to my classroom this school year. I was born and raised in Hungary. I graduated and received my diploma from Kolcsey F. Teacher Training College. I have taught in the Elementary grade for 5 years and I worked as a school manager for over a year. I am also a professional makeup artist, so I will enjoy to do face paint and color the kids’ smiles during school events.

I look forward to meeting you!

Dora Molnar
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”

Antonio Lopez
Creative Arts and Movement Teacher

 


 

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.


Arnel Fortus
ICT 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

 

 


 

Kindergarten School Level

 

Hi! I’m Teacher Faith and this is my third year as a Kindergarten teacher here at CIA PP.  It is a joy to be a part of this team as it has contributed so much to my growth both as an individual and a professional.  Working among such  diverse faculty has proven to be extremely beneficial to my professional and personal growth.  We are truly global citizens at CIA PP International School!

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.

As a teacher and a coordinator,  I enjoy facilitating and observing our Student Learner Outcomes and Habits of Mind come to life in K4 due to our challenging yet balanced early-childhood education curriculum.   My students will learn important life and problem-solving  skills through critical thinking which is the most important tool of all to aid them in every step of their future.

Whilst connecting with students is my priority, engaging members of the family in the learning process of their child is also important to me. That being said, I encourage each parent to actively participate in our school functions and feel free to contact me for support or queries.  The  occasional visit is also welcome.

I’m looking forward to a wonderful year!

Faith Martos
K4A Kindergarten-Level Coordinator and Educator

 


 

Hi! I’m Teacher 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
K2 Teacher

 

 


 

Namaste! my name is Sonia Mehra and I am from India. I have been an early-childhood educator  at CIA PP for over four years. I am always excited to teach the little ones for it is a rewarding and challenging career choice.

I love teaching because we get to introduce the children the initial life skills that would enable them to develop the  ability to think positively and independently, work harmoniously in groups and learn to become global citizens. Their bright smiles as they achieve small steps daily fuels me as a woman and provides me with the drive to be the best teacher I can be.  I am  glad to be part of the CIA PP Family.  Its leadership inspires us and ensures a healthy environment for the student body and faculty that  fosters harmony, inspiration and encouragement to attain new heights of achievements.

Sonia Mehra
K3A Teacher

 

 


 

Hi. I am Teacher Bless Osida. I have been part of the CIA FIRST and CIA PP Family for over 5 years.  I am delighted to welcome a new batch of kids in K3B. Each  school year presents new challenges and rewards for me as a teacher of which I am certain like the kids, will benefit us tremendously in many forms of growth and wisdom.

My teaching philosophy and desired outcomes are for my students to grow and learn with kindness and tenderness. I wish for them to celebrate life, bring joy to the moment and play the game! In turn the children teach me to savor life with purity and delight, and to simply be in the moment.

I am thankful to the CIA PP Leadership which encourages us to be great!

Blesilda Osida
K3B Teacher

 

 


 

Warm Greetings. I am Teacher Eunice. I am absolutely thrilled to be part of the CIA PP family and even more excited to be the teacher of K4-A Tulip.

I have a degree in Education and having majored in Special Education allows a different dimension of support for the children.

As a homeroom teacher, I want to ensure that learning would be a wonderful adventure and experience that will make them love school and learning. Providing them with learning tasks that reinforces learning through play, art, music and dance aiming to further develop their holistic growth that is well aligned with the view of CIA PP.

Eunice Benosa
K4A Teacher

 

 


 

Greetings!. I am Jesan Marie Lebeng and it’s my third year as a teacher at CIA PP International School. I taught K4 in my first year, then taught K2 during  the previous academic year.  I am back as a K4 teacher which is my passion.

It is my goal as a kindergarten teacher to foster a nurturing and caring environment in the classroom. A quote from Jeffrey R. Holland has greatly impacted my teaching this year.

“And if those children are unresponsive, maybe you can’t teach them yet, but you can love them. And if you love them today, maybe you can teach them tomorrow.”

Indeed, love is a universal language. It is not something learned but is something innate, something felt, something that can be understood without teaching ABCs or 123s. If I can love the students as they are, I can teach them too.This year to reach new heights of achievement, I want to love my students first and then teach them later. I look forward to what this school year brings!

Jesan Lebeng
K4B Teacher

 


 

Greetings! My name is Edwina Paman also know in the community as Teacher Winnie.  

I earned a BS in Elementary Education from the Philippines.  I have proudly accumulated over 21 years of teaching experience,  11 of which has been with the CIA International School Family.  

I believe Kindergarten is a rich learning environment that provides children with opportunities to explore and discover how they fit in the world around them. Each child develops at a different pace in the areas of physical, social, emotional and cognitive domains. My teaching philosophy is  to nurture and encourage their natural enthusiasm in these various areas of development.

It is my utmost desire to support  CAI PP’s Child Protection Policies, uphold its noble mission statement and visions of educating and nurturing young minds.  The  growth and success of this educational institution will always be a valued part of my career as an educator and will continue to lend my unwavering support for years to come.

Edwina Paman a.k.a Teacher Winnie
K4C Teacher & Former Kindergarten-Level Coordinator

 


 

Greetings!  My name is Tina Le and I am from the United States.  I hold a degree in  Business Management in the State of California.

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. Then, completed two terms at American Intercon Institute and joined the CIA PP Family in 2015.  I began my third year as a K5 teacher and 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.

Tina Le
K5A Teacher

 


 

Hi. I am Teacher Audrey Bernard. I hold a degree in Master II Marketing and communication  and Master I 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. CIA PP  is my first experience working at an international school.  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.


Audrey Bernard
K5B Teacher

 


 

Hi! My name is Rhena Sanchez and I am from the Philippines. I am a licensed Secondary Teacher and I accumulated experience teaching pre-schoolers as well.

I came to Cambodia to work as a volunteer at a local NGO  two years ago. I  started my career as a preschool teacher when I moved to Phnom Penh in 2011.

It is my first year as a K5 teacher here at CIAPP International School.  I am already 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.

Rhena Sanchez
K5C Teacher

 


 

Hello and welcome to a new school year. My name is Greg Preston and I’m from England. I will be your child’s swimming and PE teacher for this academic year. I have a background in education and have been involved in numerous sports (growing up with a strong base in football which I have been coaching in England and in Cambodia for over two years).  

I am very excited to be here at what is a very prestigious school. The values that CIA PP and CIA First uphold are values that I try to live my life by and as such it is a perfect fit for me to be here. Due to the fact the school’s values and myself are very similar, I find it incredibly rewarding to be a part of this family. It’s like walking into a home from home. This is something I will try to develop with the students , a level of familiarity at school so that they feel like it’s just walking into another house rather than a big scary school!

Over the coming year, I will attempt to develop their physical side in line with the homeroom teacher developing the academic side. I also teach swimming with the aim of developing their comfort with the water and for the slightly older children to practice their strokes. I am looking forward to the coming year and to getting to know you and your child.

Greg Preston
Kindergarten Level Physical Education Teacher