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School Leadership Team

Nguyen Thi Thu Thuy
Vietnam
Managing Director
Email: thuyntt@sna.edu.vn

Nearly 11 years of experience as Managing Director of renown education centers.

“Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today ” – Malcom X.

As former Country Head of Overseas Study Center in ILA Vietnam, Thuy has an outstanding track record of level KPIs and operational excellence through many years in an educational leadership position.

Also, her international experience comes from attaining a Master’s Degree in Business & Marketing Management from the Solvay Business School, Université libre de Bruxelles. She pursues her ambition for raising global citizens, constructing innovative curriculum, and inspiring students to succeed.

Through providing a holistic array of operation strategies and delivering seamlessly integrated learning and teaching approach, Thuy offers a clear strategic vision which shapes SNA as a leading international student-centric school. She is also a creative, visionary leader who inspires teachers, students, and the community.

Peter McLeod
Canada
Head of School
Email: peterm@sna.edu.vn

24 years of experience in international schools.

We would like to welcome our new Head of School, Peter McLeod to SNA. Peter is a Canadian who has worked for international schools around the globe for 24 years. He has been a teacher and school leader in the Dominican Republic, Ukraine, Qatar, Egypt, Thailand, Nigeria, Korea, China and now Vietnam. His teaching subjects are Physical Education and History. Peter has been a Principal/Head of School for the past 17 years of various international boarding schools and is excited to join us at SNA.

Peter has extensive experience with the IB having taught the PYP, MYP and Diploma levels. He was a CAS coordinator and has led schools through the authorization process numerous times. He has also led schools through both WASC and CIS accreditation and is a CIS accreditation officer. Peter has degrees in History, Political Science, Education and a Masters degree in International School Administration and Supervision.

He is here to help create a world class school where there is a culture of creativity, innovation and kindness. In his free time, Peter enjoys a variety of sports, reading and travel.

Mike Miller
United Kingdom
Deputy Head of School
Email: mikem@sna.edu.vn

Nearly 20 years experience in International schools in Europe and Asia.

“Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world” – Nelson Mandela.

Mike is originally from Scotland in the United Kingdom and has been involved in international education and leadership for nearly 20 years. His teaching background includes teaching chemistry, biology and science at all levels. He has worked in schools in his home country, Scotland, Spain, and China before arriving in Vietnam 2 years ago.

He has significant and extensive experience in working in IB schools in a variety of roles. In addition to his role at SNA, Mike is also an IB workshop leader, an IB school visiting team member and an accreditation officer with the Council of International Schools. Mike is committed to professional development to complement his Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership and Management. He recently completed IB’s Leadership in Practice certificate. When not busy working, Mike loves to travel, work out at the gym, and cycle.

Harvinjitt Kaur
Malaysia
IB PYP Coordinator
Email: harvinjittk@sna.edu.vn

IB-experience in Asia and the Middle East

Harvinjitt brings 7 years of IB teaching experience from a variety of schools across Malaysia, Kuwait, and Vietnam to her role as PYP Coordinator at SNA. She is a lifelong learner and IB educator, Harvinjitt has a background in English and has recently completed her Masters in English Studies. She will be working with her talented PYP team to continue to develop academic excellence and a rich engaging curriculum that inspires student learning. Harvinjitt enjoys keeping fit, travel, and is an avid reader.

Patric Elder
Sweden/Canada
IB MYP Coordinator
Email: PatricE@sna.edu.vn

IB-Experience in Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

Patric brings more than 20 years’ teaching and leadership experience in international schools in Canada, Sweden, Qatar, China, the United Arab Emirates, and now Vietnam to his role as MYP Coordinator at SNA.

A lifelong learner and IB educator, Patric has had the privilege of working in all four programmes – the Primary Years Programme, Middle Years Programme, Diploma Programme, and Career-related Programme. He is a member of the IB Education Network (IBEN) where he works as to authorize new IB schools and acts as a consultant to guide schools through the process.

Patric’s background in Design has led to his work designing and project-managing the construction or renovation of Arts and Design spaces in international schools worldwide. When he’s not designing workspaces, Patric is busy renovating an island house on the Baltic Sea in his home country of Sweden. Motorcycles and golf are part of his everyday life in Vietnam.

Lauralynn Stefureak
Sweden/Canada
IB DP Coordinator
Email: Lauralynns@sna.edu.vn

IB-experience in Europe, Asia and the Middle East

Lauralynn brings more than 20 years’ teaching and leadership experience in international schools in Canada, Sweden, Qatar, China, the United Arab Emirates, and now Vietnam to her role as DP Coordinator at SNA.

A lifelong learner and IB educator, Lauralynn has a background in English and the Humanities. She is an experienced IB examiner for the Diploma programme, is a certified IB teacher-librarian, and has an interest in fostering Language and Visual Arts-based experiences in her students through the creation of digital media communications.

Lauralynn has served with Swedish NGO SIDA in China, giving her first-hand experience in the importance of service learning in the IB. A passionate photographer, her goal is to bring community service and photography together in Vietnam.

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