Teachers

Ashley has taken her love of reading, writing, and talking about literature from the US to North Macedonia, then to the United Arab Emirates, and now to Singapore. In her fifteen years in education, she has worked in schools of every size and composition, and she has a particular love for global education and the IBDP. She believes literature helps us understand one another, and therefore can make us better people. She is passionate about social justice, musical theatre, and delicious food.

Max Slonim has worked in education for over a decade serving as both a classroom teacher and school leader. 

After earning his Masters in Education from Columbia University, Max began his career working both New York City public and Private schools. He held both at La Guardia Arts, the performing arts high school that served as inspiration for hit TV show Fame, and the prestigious De La Salle Academy, a middle school for economically disadvantaged students of promise. A chance opportunity, though, called Max out of his New York City hometown into the wider world; he has not left the world of international education since!

Max has experience with diverse curricula, with six years experience in the IB Diploma Program, eight years experience in the American AP program, common core, and several in-house designed school courses. He believes in a constructivist driven approach, where the students take ownership of the production of knowledge inside the classroom, and the use of exciting, multi-modal, projects to translate classroom knowledge into real experience. 

In addition to his teaching experience, Max has served both as Director of Creative Curriculum and the Vice Head of High School at two high performing International High Schools. As a leader, Max is focused on building community, doing his best to create moments of shared moments of humanity between students, staff and teachers.

Max is also a dedicated musician. He has performed in several different rock and roll bands, all of which perform original music. He has done several tours and performed to capacity crowds in cities around the world. 

Nitza has been an educator for over 7 years and holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Education from Nottingham University. Born and raised in Mexico City, Nitza earned a bachelor’s degree in Law, and practised Corporate Law for 5 years in Mexico before relocating to China with her family. This is where her teaching journey started with English, Humanities and IGCSE Business Studies. Nitza is passionate about teaching children and enjoyed her time as Housemistress, during which time she provided pastoral care for 70 girls. 

After 3 memorable years in China, she moved to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; she taught Cambridge Checkpoint English to years 7-9, as well as IGCSE Business Studies. 

Her family moved to India in 2019, where she was a grade 7 tutor and taught MYP English, as well as Spanish. Nitza thoroughly enjoyed her time in India.

The library is the place where Nitza spends most of her time, she is an avid reader who loves to share her love for literature with others. She has a vivacious and optimistic personality, and children find it easy to bond with her as an educator and a friend. Collaborating with parents to ensure student well-being and progress is paramount to her as a teacher and as a parent.

Nitza will be moving to Singapore to teach Middle School English; her husband Martin, a Geography Specialist, will be joining with their 2 children. She looks forward to meeting the students and immersing herself in the school community.

Sean is originally from Ireland and has been living in Singapore for almost seven years, after graduating from Liverpool (UK). He believes in creating strong, learning-focused relationships with all learners and is passionate about putting Science into context, evident from his use of STEM and the Makerspace in lessons. Sean enjoys travelling to experience new ideas and taking part in community building projects across South East Asia.

Sareena posseses a Masters in Physics and also hold a bachelor’s in Education and Physics. She has been instructing high school students since 2004 and has worked at several reputed schools in Singapore. 

Her 18 years of experience as a teacher has helped her to form a teaching philosophy that guides her to impart academic education with the best values which helps to develop a child into a holistic individual. Sareena also believe that every child is unique and the educator has to facilitate their student’s intellectual and emotional development.

Sareena strives to create a space for students as the best learning opportunities are the ones that the students have come up with themselves. Hence being an educator, she will provide them with an inquiry-based approach to explore and make learning fun and exciting. 

Jacob grew up in London. He received a master’s degree in Medicinal and Biological Chemistry from the University of Edinburgh before being awarded funding to complete a PhD at the University of Cambridge where he undertook cutting edge research in genetics and microbiology. Jacob was inspired to start a career in teaching by a desire to tackle educational inequality. He received his PGDE through the Teach First Leadership Development Programme and has since taught at several schools in London.  

Jacob is very excited to be moving to Singapore and joining the team at EtonHouse Orchard. He is passionate about promoting STEM and sharing his love for science and education. Aside from a love of science, Jacob enjoys to travel, try out new food, cook, bake and play sports.

Martin has been an educator for 17 years so far. Originally from the UK, has experience in teaching in the UK, Mexico, China, Ethiopia and India in day and boarding schools, and has held a variety of leadership positions academically and pastorally. Curriculums experienced with include National Curriculum, IMYP, MYP, (I)GCSE, A-Level and IBDP.

Having previously taught Coordinated Science, English, ESAS, TOK, History and Integrated Humanities, Martin´s main focus is Geography offering insight and interaction with the world we´re an integral part of. Always there to help people help themselves.

Martin loves to cook, loves to eat more, and has a passion for almost anything sporty including but not limited to MMA, Boxing, Wrestling, Football, Tennis, Rugby, Cricket etc. If there is something going on, he usually knows when and where.

Originally from Texas, Richard is a graduate of the Honors College at the University of Houston and holds a Bachelor of Science in Political Science.  He has been an educator since 2007 with appointments in Texas, Northern Macedonia, and the United Arab Emirates in both AP and IBDP formats, and has joined EtonHouse in Singapore for the 2020-21 school year.  In addition, Richard is a specialist in competitive debate, holding 28 years of experience as a competitor, judge, or coach. Focusing on a cross-curricular approach to education, his classroom explores the abstract ideas and principles encountered in History and Theory of Knowledge by providing a grounding in real-world applications and scenarios.  He is passionate about educating the whole student, particularly in regards to fostering responsibility, critical thinking, and awareness of self and others with an international, global mindset. His hobbies include cooking, poetry, architecture, woodworking, and writing both fiction and non-fiction.

After obtaining a Master’s in Business Management and following 6 years’ experience working within the property sector in Manchester, Phil’s passion for his subject led him to a career in teaching. He has experience teaching both Business and ICT across a range of age groups and takes great pleasure in helping equip students with the knowledge and skills required to fulfil their true potential within the working world. Away from teaching Phil is an avid sports fan, enjoying playing and watching both football and tennis regularly. He has travelled extensively across Europe, Australia, Asia and North America and is looking forward to embarking on the next phase of his career at EtonHouse, Orchard.

Mu Lin Adelia holds a Master’s Degree in Arts (Chinese Language & Literature) from  Nanjing University, China and  a Harvard BOK Teaching Certificate from Harvard University. She is also holding A Diploma of Educational Study from the College of Teachers, U.K. She has over 14 years of experience in a variety of school leadership and teaching positions. She is experienced in founding and developing Mandarin in high-performance international schools based on IB PYP, MYP, DP and British IGCSE curriculum. Ms Mu is also a multi-skilled teacher in Performing arts with the qualification of China Arts and has a Diploma in Dance Education from Beijing Dance Academy.

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Mr Billy Clucas is a highly experienced English and EAL teacher with an honors degree in Broadcasting from the University of Falmouth. He holds a variety of English teaching certifications such as a DELTA (Diploma Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages – M1) from the University of Cambridge and a Cert TESOL and TYLEC from Trinity College London. Billy is currently completing his PGCE in English and EAL through the University of Sunderland.

Billy has almost 11 years teaching experience across primary and secondary. He has taught in a wide variety of contexts in Thailand, UK and Singapore. Since 2012, Billy has lived in Singapore and was previously an English teacher, Level-Head and an integral part of the Special Education Needs and Disability team at the British Council Singapore which supported students across South East Asia. One of Billy’s passions is developing a love of learning through strong teacher-student rapport and encouraging autonomous learning in secondary students.

Outside of the classroom, Billy enjoys sports such as mixed martial arts, board sports, and football (he is an avid Liverpool fan) and he also has a passion for cooking, the great outdoors and learning new magic tricks.

Sofia was born in Quito, Ecuador. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences and a Minor in Health and Physical Education from Southeastern Oklahoma University in the United States. Sofia also holds a PostGraduate Certificate in Education from the University of Nottingham (UK). Sofia is an experienced sports coach; working with players and teams in tennis, basketball, and football at several sports facilities and country clubs in Curacao, the United States, and Ecuador. She has coached a school-league-winning girl’s football team. Sofia has wide experience both inside and outside the classroom. In her spare time, she enjoys painting, traveling and studying languages.

Jake is an internationally experienced teacher having taught in Kuwait, Georgia and now Singapore. An experienced Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award leader and assessor Jake will be looking to support our current and new Bronze Award children. Jake will be joining our PE Department and will be teaching Primary and Secondary core PE as well as IGCSE PE. He is a passionate sportsman playing a range of sports such as football, golf and cycling as well as enjoying and exploring new and exciting places around the world.

Having been inspired by his Physical Education teachers in school, he went on to study a 4-year teaching degree at Leeds Becket University and is currently pursuing a Masters in Education. He has taught in the UK, Australia and Kuwait and had experience in a variety of school leadership and teaching positions. He believes that Physical Education is a vital aspect of pupil development and is essential to promote critical thinking, problem-solving and facilitate social development. He is a passionate athlete and has numerous interests and hobbies including football, boxing, running, cycling and a variety of other sports.

Before arriving at EtonHouse, Darren spent 7 years working in international schools in Beijing, most recently as a primary homeroom teacher. Prior to moving from the UK to China with his wife and two sons, he worked for many years in positions of trust in the global finance industry in London. Darren’s qualifications include a bachelors degree in Arts & Humanities from the University of London, a PGCEi from the University of Nottingham, and a Masters degree in Education, focused on Applied Linguistics, English Language, and Educating the Next Generation. He is also TEFL certified. Darren is particularly interested in leveraging digital technology in the classroom. What he offers to the school, parents, and students is the dedication of a professional educator (and as a parent himself), the empathy and understanding of the hopes and expectations you have for your child. Darren believes that good communication amongst teachers, students, and parents is vital, as working together towards the same goals is the key to shared success and an enjoyable school experience. 

Savitha is an experienced PYP educator from Singapore. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce and Education with specialisation in English and Science. She started her career at an international school as a primary school teacher. She holds a TESOL certificate and a Certificate in Understanding Dyslexia from the Singapore University of Social Sciences. She also holds a Cambridge Diploma for teaching in Singapore. She holds the International Educator Certificate for the IB qualification programme from the University of Windsor and the Post Graduate Diploma in Education from the University of Nottingham.

Savitha has 10 years of experience teaching at various international schools in Singapore. She is very passionate about teaching and loves her profession, which she plans to continue for years to come! Her classroom is one where the freedom of expression is encouraged and valued, and each student learns to analyse and think independently. Her goal is to encourage students to collaborate and express their opinions, respect and appreciate other cultures, embrace diversity, learn from each other through different perspectives, and have an enriching experience. 

She believes that it is equally important to relax and rejuvenate with activities that are enjoyable. Her hobbies include gardening, yoga and watching documentaries on Netflix. Savitha looks forward to fruitful discussions, exciting collaborations, and most importantly, an incredible learning journey with her students. 

The process is simple: learn, strive, and act to make the world a better place.  

Originally from Vancouver, British Columbia, Leah has been teaching at international schools in Singapore for the past 18 years. She has also taught EAL in South Korea, Vietnam and Canada. She holds a BA in Criminology and Psychology from Simon Fraser University in Canada, a postgraduate Bachelor of Teaching Primary from Deakin University in Australia and is currently completing a Master of Arts in