As part of the International School network, each year we farewell staff moving on to new schools and new adventures. We thank them for their contribution to Prem and wish them well for the future.
- A. Bernard Autet joined us to support MYP and IB Diploma French teaching in Semester 2 of this year. His positive contributions were felt immediately by his students and he has made a great difference to many in the school in a short time. A. Bernard had previously taught at BIS in Phuket and as he will continue to live in Chiang Mai we very much hope we will see him again in some capacity next year.
- A. Carolyn Martin Hughes began teaching at Prem in August 2012 and took up the central roles of Curriculum Leader for English and Humanities and teaching English both in the MYP and the IB Diploma. Her many years of international school English teaching and leadership experience meant she was able to fit into her roles quickly. Whilst at Prem A. Carolyn has also offered much to our after school activities in the arts, in service and in sports, notably coaching swimming at also running an activity with COSA, a local NGO. We wish her the best in her next adventures wherever they may take her.
- A. Harry Rinehart has been central to the development of the English for Academic Purposes Programme in his eight years at Prem. He joined us having for many years taught English in various contexts in Japan and students benefitted a great deal from his knowledge of academic language learning. A. Harry has offered his time outside of school to students to help them further develop their language skills and we are confident he will be a great asset to his new school in China.
- A. Hyo-jin Ahn (Kate) has had two very important roles at Prem since she moved to Chiang Mai in 2010, that of MYP and IB Diploma Korean Teacher as well as Korean liaison officer. Her responsibilities have been to ensure that families and students are well supported and feel they have a good understanding of what is happening at the school and we are grateful for all she has done in this respect. We wish A. Kate lots of luck and happiness as she moves back to South Korea to get married.
- In his five years at Prem A. Jon Adams has filled many important roles. Primarily a mathematics teacher, A. Jon has taught the subject both in the MYP and the IB Diploma and his interest in integrating technology has led to many benefits for his students. A. Jon has also taught IT in the MYP, acted as the School Site-based Coordinator for students taking IB Diploma courses online and been central to the organisation of the whole school timetable each year. His many contributions to Prem will be sorely missed and we wish him, his wife Kim and his two daughters a wonderful experience at their next school in Oman.
- A. Patrick Kennedy had worked as a substitute teacher and helped with the school production at Prem before he joined us on a full-time basis from Australia to teach Design and Technology in the MYP in January 2011. He introduced many new aspects to the programme, notably using programmable picaxe robots at the school for the first time. His love of music, especially that of Bob Dylan, and his guitar playing expertise have been of great benefit to the the school and his performances and contribution to Exploria and school productions have been much appreciated. We wish him well as he joins family back in Australia.
- A. Voula Anson joined us at Prem six years ago and she has offered a great deal to the students in her roles of IB Diploma mathematics and chemistry and MYP science teacher. Her versatility in covering these areas has been very helpful and has also been much appreciated. She has also been a homeroom teacher in the Senior School and given her time to Exploria activities as diverse as Mathematics fitness centre and Candle Making. We wish A. Voula and her husband lots of luck in their new adventures.