Our People

Dedicated leaders with proven records of success

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With a wealth of diverse and valuable experience in education, leadership and management, our senior leadership team fosters a spirit of innovation at TH School.

Pete Kennedy

Pete Kennedy

Pete Kennedy holds a BA in Mathematics from the State University of New York and an MA in Educational Leadership from Columbia University.

During his 30 years as an educator Pete has represented the United States as a Fulbright Scholar in the Philippines, taught Mathematics in the USA, Japan, Indonesia and Malaysia and served as a school administrator in the USA, Brazil, Italy and before joining TH School at the United Nations International School of Hanoi.

Pete is thrilled to join TH School as its first Superintendent and looks forward to working with a talented team of Vietnamese and international educators to develop a high quality educational program which combines the best of international and Vietnamese standards.

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Heather Pineda
International Secondary Principal

Heather Pineda holds a BA from the University of Wisconsin, a Masters in Education (M.Ed.) from The University of Texas, an M.Ed. Certification from Lamar University and Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Practice in Educational Psychology from the University of Dundee. She also holds the United States certification in Bilingual Education, English as a Second Language, secondary school English and secondary school Spanish. Besides, Heather is a licensed school counselor and holds a post-graduate certification in school leadership and Educational Psychology.

2020欧洲杯体育在线平台Heather has 17 years in secondary education where she spent 9 years in the bilingual and EAL classroom and 8 years in leadership as a Head of Department, school counselor, and as the Director of Research and Student Support Services for a large network of international schools throughout Asia.

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Yvette Jeffrey
KG & Primary Principal

Yvette Jeffrey joins TH School as an experienced Primary Principal and Headteacher with over 15 years of successful leadership in international schools in Spain, England, Malaysia and most recently Dubai, where she led a large Primary Department of over 600 students.

At the Piasau School in Malaysia, Yvette took the school to the highest level for quality learning and standards being awarded “Mastering” status through external accreditation, becoming only the second school in the world to achieve this accolade.

Yvette holds a BA in European Studies and Spanish, a Postgraduate Certificate in Education from Loughborough College and the National Professional Qualification in Headship from Manchester University.

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Đặng Thị Thu Thủy
Vietnamese Secondary Principal · Hòa Lạc

Mrs. Thuy holds a Ph.D. in Mathematical Education and has dedicated over 30 years of her life to education. She has been a math lecturer for over 20 years and spent another 10 years as the director of a research center of The Institute of Education Sciences. In 2012, she was honored by the President of Vietnam with the noble title of Meritorious Teacher.

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Phan Thị Thảo Hương
Vietnamese Kindergarten Principal

Ms. Thảo Hương has 10 years of professional management experience in Viet Bun Kindergarten. She also participated in setting up, training and managing Vinschool Kindergarten system. For 7 years, she served as Deputy Head of Early Years Education - Hanoi Education and Training Department and was in charge of non-public Kindergarten with foreign elements. She has joined TH School with enthusiasm to build a holistic educational environment where children are respected, loved and nurtured with a passion for learning.

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Nick Bernhard
Assistant Principal · Hòa Lạc/Humanities Teacher

2020欧洲杯体育在线平台Nick holds a BA in International Relations from the University of Redlands, an MA in International Relations from Kyung Hee University, TESOL Certificate, and Florida State Teacher Certification in Grades 6-12 Social Science. He has taught a range of subjects to students in Vietnam and South Korea, including secondary social science, English, communications, PE, and Grades 1-5. A certified Crossfit Level 1 fitness trainer, Nick enjoys exercising in his free time, as well traveling and reading.

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Nguyễn Khánh Diệu Hồng
Vietnamese Principal of TH Schools

2020欧洲杯体育在线平台Ms. Hồng obtained her Ph.D. degree in Chemistry from the University College London in 2007 before returning to Vietnam in 2012 to join the Hanoi University of Science and Technology and became the youngest Associate Professor in Vietnam.

She went on to become the youngest Professor in Vietnam at the age of 38 in 2019. Mrs. Diệu Hồng has been an A-Level Chemistry teacher in the UK for 2 years and a Chemistry lecturer of Hanoi University of science and technology for 17 years.

Ms. Hồng has held key roles in multiple international and national projects that contributed greatly to the Vietnamese education system. In 2016, she joined TH School as one of its core advisors.

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Sandie Fowler
Boarding Director · Hoà Lạc

Sandie holds a BA in English from Teeside University and a Masters of Teaching from the University of Sydney. Specializing in ESL and boarding management, she has taught English and ESL in Australia and is a member of the Australian Boarding Schools Association. Outside the classroom, she enjoys traveling, visiting historic places, and renovating old houses.

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Nguyễn Thị Thu Cúc
Vietnamese Primary Principal

2020欧洲杯体育在线平台With a Bachelor of Primary Education from Hanoi National University of Education, Ms. Cúc has been working in the education sector for 34 years. She spent 14 years working as a teacher and 20 years working on a school management board. Her management experience consists of 7 years as a Vice Principal and 13 years as a Principal within a number of schools in the Đống Đa District. Ms. Cúc has been recognised as the Emulation Soldier for many years and has received the commendation from the Chairman of Hanoi People's Committee.

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Jane Ball
Assistant Principal · Chùa Bộc/Mathematics Teacher

2020欧洲杯体育在线平台Jane holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering from Northumbria University and a PGCE in Secondary Mathematics from Keele University. She has been teaching Mathematics for 20 years in the UK and Vietnam, six of which she served as Head of Mathematics. Besides, Jane has been at TH School since January 2017.

2020欧洲杯体育在线平台In her spare time Jane enjoys Reading, Sewing and exploring exciting places in Vietnam.




Our teachers know that the strength of every profession grows out of the knowledge and skills that they help to instill in our children. Our experienced teachers are subject matter experts, many with advanced degrees from universities across the globe. Caring and encouraging, our teachers aim to inspire our students to turn talent and curiosity into achievement.