Meet our talented Specialist teachers.

We read over 250 applications each year before carefully selecting candidates for any new teaching positions. All teachers receive 2 weeks of rigorous training before they start and benefit from around 70 hours of ongoing professional development support throughout the school year.

Teachers must be qualified and experienced, but most of all they must be ready to be role models to our students. We know we ultimately teach through modelling and expect all teachers to fully embrace the values of the school and develop personal attributes in line with the school’s 12 Wise Habits.

At Panyaden, we value passion, personality, commitment.

Kara Krystin Spore(Kru Kara)

Primary EAL Teacher

Kru Kara has a rich teaching history spanning over eleven years, encompassing primary students from Year 2 to 6. Her teaching journey has taken her through Seattle, Washington, Cambodia, China, and Jordan. She holds a Bachelors of Elementary Education from Whitworth University. Her experience in teaching English language learners ignited her curiosity to delve deeper into strategies supporting students who are learning English alongside multiple languages. This drive led her to pursue a Master’s Degree in Teach

Sebastian Stahl (Kru Sebastian)

Primary EAL Teacher

Kru Sebastian’s Thai adventure began over ten years ago when he visited the country. Captivated by its charm, culture, and people, he swiftly embarked on a teaching journey at a small public school in the heart of Bangkok.The warmth of the students and the gratification of teaching overseas motivated him to pursue a Master’s Degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. Over the last decade, Kru Sebastian’s teaching experience has spanned various grade levels, from kindergarten to secondary, across multiple private and international schools in Thailand and Myanmar.

Vang Mong Xiong ( Kru  Vang)

Primary EAL Teacher

Kru Vang, a Hmong American, holds a bachelor’s degree in anthropology from St. Cloud State University and a master’s degree in teaching from Hamline University. Despite his family’s origins in Laos, he was born in Thailand and raised in the United States. This upcoming school year marks Kru Vang’s seventh year of teaching. He finds joy in immersing himself in various cultures and exploring new destinations.

Illya Syahirah Razif (Kru Illya)

Primary Performing Arts Teacher

Kru Illya brings a wealth of experience to her role as a drama teacher, having taught drama in various countries including Malaysia, Nepal, Cambodia, Germany, Senegal, and China. She is an esteemed artist-in-residence of the International School Theater Association (ISTA), with a specialisation in Southeast Asian shadow puppetry. Notably, she is also an accomplished author of one academic book and two graphic novels. Her educational journey includes a Master’s Degree in Education, and she’s currently pursuing her doctorate in Educational Leadership at Wilkes University, Pennsylvania.

Tiwaporn Yeamyuttapoom (Kru Namphung)

TAL Teacher

Kru Namphung graduated with honours from Chiang Mai University, earning a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Anthropology. Following her studies, she gained experience at the Research Institute for Health Sciences, Chiang Mai University. Kru Namphung holds the belief that every child is capable of learning within an environment that is both engaging and supportive. During her leisure hours, she finds enjoyment in gardening and baking alongside her mother.

Patthawan Assawaprapa (Kru Pat)

TAL Teacher

Kru Pat graduated from Chulalongkorn University with a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Arts, majoring in Speech Communication. She was born in Bangkok, where she both studied and worked before becoming a part of our team at Panyaden. In an effort to enhance her teaching expertise, she commenced her Graduate Diploma Program in the Teaching Profession at Chiang Mai Rajabhat University last year. During her leisure time, she enjoys cooking with her family and indulging in reading.

Dr. Nanthawan Watthanawa (Kru Dear)

TAL Teacher and Thai Coordinator

Kru Dear holds certification in Teaching Thai for foreigners and has earned her Ph.D. in Multicultural Education from Chiang Mai University. Prior to joining the Panyaden team, she taught at an international school for two years and served as a lecturer in the German department at Payap University for eight years. Additionally, she held a lecturing position at the Faculty of Education, Chiang Mai University, for five years.

Pensri Boonnithee (Kru Pia)

TAL Teacher

Kru Pia holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Ramkhamhaeng University. Prior to joining Panyaden, she accumulated seven years of experience as a Teacher Assistant at an international school in Bangkok. Her affinity for working with children is evident, and she holds a strong belief in their innate curiosity and capacity to acquire new knowledge. Facilitating and nurturing children along their learning path brings immense fulfilment to Kru Pia.

Jodi Chee (Kru Jodi)

Primary School Counselor

Kru Jodi brings a wealth of cross-cultural experience to Panyaden. Born and raised in Indonesia, she pursued her education in North America and subsequently worked as an elementary teacher and counsellor in China and Cambodia. Throughout her journey, she has engaged with students and parents from diverse nationalities and backgrounds. Her expertise extends to leading training sessions and workshops on topics pertinent to international students.

Premkiran Chawla (Kru Prem)

Primary Learning Support Teacher

Kru Prem embarked on her professional journey as an English teacher, but it was her discovery of a fervour for learning support that ignited her true passion. Her pursuit led her to attain a master’s degree from Flinders University in Australia. Subsequently, she has imparted her expertise across diverse educational environments in Thailand and Australia.

Parimol Chutimakorn (Kru Nora)

Primary Learning Support Teacher

Kru Nora studied Industrial Design at KMITL in Bangkok, Thailand. After graduating she moved to the United States to study Psychology. She is highly experienced in working with adults with intellectual disabilities. She is fluent in both Thai and English and also studied American Sign Language at a pre-intermediate level. In her free time, she likes making pottery and listening to music.

Teeraphan Naksin (Kru Tee)

Music Teacher

Kru Tee completed his studies at the Faculty of Political Science, Ramkhamhaeng University. He nurtured his passion for music from a young age and is an accomplished guitar player. His musical journey began with performances in the school orchestra, extended through his university years, and graced various other stages. He has been trained in both the Kodaly and Orff-Schulwerk methods. With over two decades of teaching experience, Kru Tee has consistently centred his efforts on leveraging the power of music to foster the physical and spiritual well-being of children.

Karuna Ruamthammarak (Kru Or)

Arts Teacher

With the distinction of graduating with honours in Fine Arts from Chiang Mai University, Kru Or further enriched her qualifications by successfully attaining a graduate teaching diploma from Far Eastern University. Serving as Panyaden’s dedicated Art teacher for more than a decade, her vibrant and humorous demeanour resonates as she fosters an environment where children engage with art amidst laughter.

Pattarasin Chuppava (Kru Pat)

Arts Teaching Assistant

Kru Pat possesses both a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and a Master of Art and Culture Management, both earned from Chiang Mai University. Her teaching journey encompasses a rich history of guiding students in diverse settings through the realm of art. During her leisure moments, she indulges in her love for art, travel, and music. With a genuine fondness for children, Kru Pat derives immense joy from their company. Her unwavering passion lies in imparting fresh artistic skills to her students, fostering their growth within the world of art.

Sathaporn Sriphet (Kru Noy)

Life Skills Teacher

Kru Noy, the Primary School Life Skills teacher, brought his expertise to our institution following a decade-long tenure as a primary level teacher at the International School Bangkok. He boasts both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Physical Education, underpinning his educational foundation. Beyond his professional pursuits, he finds gratification in gardening, photography, and cycling during his leisure hours.

Chitsanupong Sukyossri (Kru Champ)

Physical Education Teacher 

Kru Champ is a graduate of Thailand National Sports University, Chiang Mai campus, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Physical Education. From 2015 to 2019, he showcased his skills as a futsal player on the Chiang Mai team, a testament to his enduring activity and involvement in sports. During his leisure moments, he delights in engaging with football, enhancing his expertise by reading about sports, and staying attuned to sports news through listening.


Supattra Pinnarat (Kru Whan)

PE and Life Skills Teaching Assistant

Kru Whan earned her degree from the Institute of Physical Education in Lampang. Subsequently, she dedicated a year to being a physical education teacher at a bilingual school. Currently, she serves as a PE and Life Skills teacher assistant at Panyaden International School. Kru Whan’s affinity for diverse sports, including football, table tennis, and archery, is evident. She views sports as a means for children to unwind from their classroom commitments through physical activity.

Teeraporn Arunkanjanaroj (Kru Tee)


Kru Tee accomplished her degree in General Management from Sukhothai Thammathirat University. She subsequently obtained her Teaching Professional Certificate from Rajabhat Suan Dusit University, and also holds a Chinese Language Proficiency Certificate from Beijing Language and Culture University. Prior to becoming a part of the Panyaden team, she amassed seven years of valuable experience as a school secretary and a Chinese language teacher at an international school in Bangkok.

Peter Lucarotti (Kru Peter)

Primary Librarian

Originally hailing from Fredericton, a quaint city on Canada’s east coast, Kru Peter spent a decade residing in South Korea. His journey has encompassed roles such as a middle school English teacher and subsequently a teacher trainer. His fervour for education has been a driving force, inspiring him to craft captivating lessons that ignite students’ curiosity and foster their inherent passion for learning. In the forthcoming academic year, Kru Peter will embrace a fresh role as the Primary Librarian, extending his dedication to the realm of learning and knowledge.

Nattaya Holsakool (Kru Oh)

Athletics and Activities Coordinator

Kru Oh was born in Lopburi and grew up in Phitsanulok. She holds a Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree in Fine Arts, majoring in painting, from the faculty of Fine Arts at Chiang Mai University. Before joining Panyaden, she worked as an art teacher for 16 years, both in Bangkok and Chiang Mai. Her passion is spending time and sharing happy moments with the children.

Suriyamon Thongkam ( Kru CJ)

Activities and Athletics Assistant

Khun CJ was an English teacher for two years before joining Panyaden International School. She also has experience organising events. She has been organising events since her university days when she was part of the student association and a trainee in an event organising company. Khun CJ is excited to be a part of the Activities and Athletics Team, where she can work with children and also organise some fun and exciting activities for them. Her interests, besides teaching English and creating events, are singing and playing the guitar. Also, if she has some time, she enjoys travelling.