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




Alan Dighton, Head of Schools

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.





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.




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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