Staff Profiles

In its commitment to providing a truly global education, Wells makes every effort to hire qualified, talented instructors who bring forth the best in their students. Representing more than five continents and a dozen countries from across the globe, the teachers at our On Nut campus are truly an international lot, bringing a wide range of perspectives and knowledge to students. Avoiding the trend of recruiting staff based on the their nationalities or appearance, Wells bases its hiring decisions on three simple measures: an applicant’s qualifications, suitability for the position, and passion for learning. We believe that children develop best when exposed to multiple perspectives and cultures, and that teachers themselves should seek to be multicultural, lifelong learners. Equally important, they provide a strong academic foundation; approximately 70% of the full-time leadership, teaching and student support staff possesses or is currently pursuing master’s degrees, and many possess multiple master’s in education and their subject areas:

2013-2014 Wells Staff Qualifications

In addition to their existing qualifications, all instructors undergo continual professional development. The school provides financial support for staff members pursuing graduate and postgraduate degrees, and serves as the permanent host for Framingham State University’s M.Ed. program in Thailand. As a member of the International Schools Association of Thailand and East Asia Regional Council of Schools (EARCOS), Wells takes advantage of those organizations’ training opportunities for all staff, and teachers also regularly attend the annual Bangkok Teachers’ Network conferences and other local workshops. External training is also provided for AP and IB instructors, all of whom are certified by those organizations.


2016-2017 Staff Directory

Campus Leadership


Mr. Ray D. de la Peña Head of School Hawaii, USA
Ms. Rekha Sachdev Principal – Primary School Thailand
Ms. Prerna Paryani Principal – Middle School Hong Kong
Mr. William Jones Associate Principal –

High School

(School Policy)

Ms. Cindy Chen Associate Principal –

High School


Dr. Peng Suvilaisunthorn Associate Principal –

High School
(Student Support)

Ms. Aum Thai Director Thailand


Teaching Staff – Primary School


Mr. Sean Snider Primary Head Teacher &

Homeroom Teacher – Grade 4A

Ms. Chassidy Kaaihue Homeroom Teacher – Grade 4B USA
Mr. Will Peckanham Homeroom Teacher – Grade 3B USA
Ms. Maneka Chawla Homeroom Teacher – Grade 3B Thailand
Mr. David Gammil Homeroom Teacher – Grade 2 USA
Ms. Kaylie Chong Homeroom Teacher – Grade 1 USA
Ms. Margaret Tauro English Support Teacher India

Teaching Staff – Mathematics

Mr. Henry Liou Math Department Head

HS/MS Math, IB Math (SL)

Mr. Arch HS/MS Math, IB Math (HL) USA
Ms. Farhana Sabrin HS/MS Math, IB Math Studies (SL) Bangladesh
Mr. Ultan Slevin HS/MS Math, AP Calculus Ireland
Ms. Rodith Moscoso HS/MS Math Philippines
Ms. Cathy Medalla HS/MS Math Philippines

Teaching Staff – Science

Mr. Brian Salter-Townshend Science Department Head

Biology, AP Biology, IB Biology

Ms. Patricia Rath Chemistry, IB Chemistry, IB Physics USA
Ms. Katherine Caouette MS Earth Science, Environmental Science, IB Environmental Systems & Society USA
Ms. Amrita Kamath MS Life Science, MS Physical Science, Physics India
Ms. Cindy Chen IB Environmental Systems & Society Taiwan

Teaching Staff – Language Arts

Mr. Andy Claridge Language Arts Department Head
HS Lang Arts, IB Lang & Lit (HL)
Mr. Philip Brannan HS/MS Lang Arts, IB Lang & Lit (SL) USA
Mr. Sam Strozzo HS/MS Lang Arts, IB Lit & Performance (SL), AP English Lang & Composition USA
Mr. Paul Thorsby MS Lang Arts, IB Business Management (SL/HL) Australia
Ms. Natalie Ehlers MS Lang Arts South Africa


Teaching Staff – Social Studies

Mr. William Jones Social Studies Department Head

AP World History

Ms. Katina Grigoraskos IB Psychology, IB TOK USA
Mr. Hardeep Shaglania IB Business Management, IB Economics India
Ms. Viessa Keith-Queen IB Psychology, IB TOK USA
Mr. Tyler Mabrey MS/HS History USA
Mr. Timm Schipper MS/HS History USA

Teaching Staff – ICT

Mr. Gordon ICT Department Head

MS/HS ICT, IB Computer Science

Mr. Eamonn Turley MS/HS ICT Ireland
Mr. Jess Tura Primary/MS/HS ICT Philippines

Teaching Staff – Physical Education

Mr. Antonio Boff PE Department Head


Mr. Antonio Perales MS/HS PE Spain
Mr. Juan Odorñez MS/HS PE, HS Spanish, IB Spanish USA
Mr. Mark Caunan Primary/MS/HS PE Philippines
Mr. PJ Castillo Primary/MS/HS PE Philippines

Teaching Staff – Thai Language & Culture

Ms. Aum Thai Department Head

HS/MS Thai Language

Mr. Win Kemdaeng HS Thai, IB Thai Language (SL/HL) Thailand
Ms. Ae HS Thai, IB Thai Language (SL/HL) Thailand
Ms. Kae Prmary/MS Thai Language Thailand
Ms. Tuk Prmary/MS Thai Language Thailand
Ms. Cartoon Prmary/MS Thai Language Thailand
Mr. Nu Prmary/MS Thai Language Thailand
Ms. May Prmary/MS Thai Language Thailand

Teaching Staff – Chinese (Mandarin) Language & Culture

Mr. Mark Wen HS/MS Mandarin, IB Mandarin China
Ms. Winnie HS/MS Mandarin, IB Mandarin China
Ms. Wei Primary/MS/HS Mandarin China

Teaching Staff – Fine Arts

Ms. Pashmina Reis Fine Arts Department Head

Drama, IB Lit & Performance

Hong Kong
Ms. Emily Clarke Drama, IB Lit & Performance Thailand
Ms. Kan Choir Thailand
Mr. Chiti Sukosi Band Thailand
Ms. Vicky Castilla Dance Philippines
Mr. Ren Sison Visual Arts Philippines
Mr. Jose Ortega Visual Arts Spain
Ann Khanthachawana
Customer Relationship Manager
Liza Sabucido
High School Registrar
Rhea Delapaz
Middle School Registrar
Sue Lee
Admission Officer
Pattama (Ing) Luckanakul
Finance Officer
Chalintha (Golf) Supapan
HR / VISA Officer

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