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Pre-School Primary Secondary1 Mandalay
Pre-School Primary Secondary Mandalay




Alan Dighton, Principal

Alan Principal

   I was born in London England and grew up there until I was twenty. My first jobs were in the field of   

   physics chemistry and biology research at various establishments. I then moved into the education

   sector and obtained my teaching degree (B.Ed)  in Natural Sciences. I taught in London and Wales

   before moving into International schools in 1993 teaching in Thailand, Malaysia, Ecuador and Myanmar.

   I am very interested in natural science and have been a national park warden in three parks in Wales.

   My love of nature has taken me to observing the Komodo Dragons in Indonesia, chasing King Cobras

   in Thailand and Malaysia, hunting anacondas and fishing for piranha down the Amazon tributaries

   in Ecuador and walking alongside giant tortoises, marine iguanas, sea turtles and seals on the

   Galapagos Islands. I ran my own farm in South Wales and love the simple life.

   My other love is sports and play football, badminton, tennis, volleyball whenever the opportunity arises.





Lily La


Hello! I'm Lily, from London, England. I completed a degree in English Language and Communications with Journalism from Kingston University, UK. Thanks to my multicultural family, I've been lucky enough to have travelled and explored the world since I was a young girl. I started volunteering at schools at the age of 16, which is when I discovered my love for teaching. After I completed my degree, I went on to teach in South Korea, Indonesia, and finally, Myanmar. I'm very excited to be joining Pride International School this year!

I love photography, poetry, reading great books, and learning new languages. I currently speak three - and I'm still practicing Bahasa Indonesia. I learnt how to read and write in Korean reasonably well in one month, Burmese has probably been the hardest language I've ever tried to learn, but I'm determined!


Christopher Penny


My name is Chris and I teach English Key Stage 4 at Pride International School. I graduated with a Journalism degree from Liverpool University in 2011 and have since gone onto teach in Thailand, Vietnam and South Korea. Living near Manchester, it is no surprise that I am a huge football fan and love both playing and watching.

I look forward to my time teaching in Myanmar.


Lori Gilbert


My name is Lori. I am from a small town in northern England (where they filmed a lot of Harry Potter!) I will be teaching History at Pride International School. I've always loved History and I think it is an important subject to study. My favourite periods of History are ancient Rome and the World Wars. I have been teaching for 4 years around the world, however I am new to Myanmar.

I am really looking forward to teaching here and learning more about Myanmar culture.



Mr Seoras Strain


I have joined Pride ISM from Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania, where I was based whilst teaching and volunteering in and around East Africa for four months. Prior to this I was in the South-West of England for five years, working as a Head of Department within the Humanities Faculty. I first visited Myanmar in 2014 and I have been longing to return and work here ever since, therefore my appointment as Key Stage 3 Geography coordinator is an ambition realised. My greatest passions are music, travel, reading and experiencing and understanding more about specific faiths and cultures. I am sure my time at Pride ISM in Myanmar will provide ample opportunity to enrich these facets of my life.


Philly Foks


   I was born and raised in South London and moved to Brighton for university, where I studied    Philosophy. I loved it so much I stayed on to do a Masters! After finishing my studies I taught English to businesspeople in Madrid. I then moved back to Brighton and became operational manager at a healthcare company. After two years there, I moved to Chiang Mai to do my CELTA and spent an enjoyable 18 months teaching ESL in a Thai secondary school. On my October break last year, I visited Yangon and fell in love with it! I set my sights on working at an international school here and I'm delighted that my dream became a reality and I can fulfil this ambition at Pride ISM, where I will be teaching English to Year 8.

In my spare time I love exploring new places, especially shopping for fabric and second-hand clothes at markets, sampling local street food and going to galleries and museums. I'm a keen sewer and plan to buy a sewing machine and start making my own clothes with the beautiful fabric to be found in Yangon.


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Carrie Haskell


Hello, I am Carrie, a new secondary English teacher. I have lived in Myanmar for 7 months and am looking forward to staying much longer. I was born and raised in New England in the United States, but have lived in SE Asia for 4 years.

I have taught in the USA, Cambodia and Ghana. Most recently, I spent several years teaching at an international school in Cambodia where I taught grade 7 English and worked on curriculum development and teacher training. In the USA, I worked as a substitute secondary teacher and an adult ESL teacher. I also developed and delivered educational workshops in public primary and secondary schools in Ghana.I hold a BA in History from the University of Massachusetts Boston and a Graduate Certificate from Harvard Extension School. I also have an English Teaching Certificate from the College of Teachers,UK.



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