Admin & Support Staff
Our administration and support staff work behind the scenes to keep the school systems running. Each department works closely with our teaching and learning staff to deliver a transformational experience for students.
As an international educator, the area that Nathalie finds most satisfying is supporting students in exploring new interests. She enjoys listening, asking further questions in order to understand them better but also guiding their own thoughts and encouraging further reflection.
Merrick joined UWC Thailand in 2019. His sporting achievements, together with his passion for working with people, led him to study for a Psychology Degree. Through ten years of coaching and working in schools, he strives to help others grow as an individual through encouraging and guiding them towards a healthy and balanced lifestyle. He is excited to witness any form of individualistic progress.
In his free time, Merrick likes to explore nature through various avenues such as going on hikes, riding his bike, camping and surfing.
Pailin joined UWC Thailand in 2021. She has experience in administrative services with Laguna Phuket hotels, Outrigger Resort, and Banyan Tree Management Academy. She graduated with a Bachelor degree in Computer Engineering from Prince of Songkla University. She enjoys multitasking by organizing everything in advance. She feels wonderful when she can manage barriers to make a difficult situation better.
In her free time, she enjoys cooking, dancing, yoga, reading, and teaching mathematics to Thai students.
Beverly is originally from Zambia and joined UWC Thailand in 2018. Previously, she worked in two schools in Zambia assisting in the Learning Support Department as well as working as a part-time swim coach. She also interned with an organization called SAFFI where she was part of a team that helped and supported victims of GBV in Cape Town, South Africa. She lived in Mauritius for three years whilst completing her undergraduate degree, BSc Psychology and Counseling Skills from Middlesex University Mauritius and has also completed her PGCE. As an educator, she loves the diversity at UWC Thailand and enjoys seeing how each student shares their culture, their story and how they develop into the best versions of themselves through the various opportunities offered. Beverly enjoys cooking, travelling, photography, camping and tea!
Naita Saechao Chialvo brings an emergent approach to the art of teaching and facilitation, honoring the beginner’s mind with each learning opportunity, community and course. Equipped with an intersectional Master’s in Peace Education from the United Nations established University for Peace (UPEACE) in Costa Rica, Diploma in Social Innovation from the University for Peace Centre for Executive Education in Costa Rica, professional Certificate in Social Entrepreneurship from INSEAD’s Singapore campus, she brings a joy-centered approach to learning and leadership. She also holds a bachelor’s in Economics, minor in Asian American Studies from UCLA, and Leadership Certificate from the UCLA Center for Asian American Studies. She will be completing a Next Economy MBA in Spring 2022.
She is an experienced global leader at the intersection of education-for-change, youth-for-change, women-led empowerment building, and the community-led development sector, deeply committed to lasting transformative change, and large-scale mobilization initiatives to improve opportunities for global south communities and communities at the margins. She meditates on systems and frameworks for expanding education as the equalizer for improving the wellbeing of global communities with a nuanced and curiosity filled approach to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging for social justice worldwide. Her deep lived experiences as a refugee from Laos/Thailand, as the daughter of a Mien shaman, and as a global leader with experiences spanning the Asia Pacific and Americas region with Bay Area Community Resources, (BACR), Rural Education and Development Global (READ Global), Stanford’s Teacher Education Program, The Asia Foundation, WorldTeach and UPeace helps to bring humility and appreciation for multiple ways of seeing the world we live in, and also a heart-filled vision to transform for possibilities future generations of right living with plants, people and our home planet.
Originally from Bangkok, Pan joined UWC Thailand in 2019. Now the Human Resources and Payroll Manager, she believes in the UWC mission and vision and would like to learn more about our multicultural community as well as support our amazing team. When she has free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Being a foodie, she likes to cook and bake a wide assortment of food.
KC moved to Phuket 7 years ago and joined UWC Thailand in 2018. His experience is in customer service and finance. He gained a Bachelor and Masters degree in Economics. KC’s goal is to become a global citizen, connecting himself to the world and contributing more to sustainability, which perfectly fits the school’s mission and vision.
Bus joined UWC Thailand in 2021 as the Purchasing Manager. He holds a Bachelors degree in business management and during his free time he enjoys playing football.
Claire was born in Cape Town, South Africa in the beautiful town of Hout Bay. At the age of 10, her family moved to Johannesburg where she finished her schooling and education and began her career as a Graphic Designer.
Throughout her career, Claire has worked for a number of advertising agencies. In 2004, she started a Design & Advertising Agency in Johannesburg working with a multitude of local and international clients on a diverse portfolio of projects. She has extensive knowledge and experience dealing with people and working together to find the best and most appropriate form of communication and visual representation.
Subsequently, Claire was offered the position of Head Designer at Africa’s largest Corporate & Promotional Gifts company. As Head Designer, she served as Brand Custodian and oversaw the companies’ publications and creative output.
Claire is passionate about design, communication, learning and being part of a team working towards achieving a common goal.
Besides spending time with family, Claire and her husband, James enjoy swimming, yoga, kickboxing, and being with their animals.
Kan is originally from Thailand and joined UWC Thailand in 2019. After completing her Master degree in Human resource management from Central Queensland University in Sydney, she started working in an educational institute for 5 years, then returned to Thailand in 2018. Working in school gives her a chance to connect with young people and thus they inspire her to be a better person. She loves travelling, meeting new people and being an easy-going person.
Mook is originally from Narathiwat, the deepest south of Thailand, and joined UWC Thailand in 2018 as the school’s activities coordinator. She attended Prince of Songkla University Phuket Campus, where she achieved a BBA majoring in Tourism Management. She enjoys and values her role. To her, it is so much more than just assisting in planning and organizing activities; she feels she is supporting students, parents, and teachers, helping them to understand different cultures and to apply their knowledge from the classroom to their daily life through a variety of activities. In her spare time, she loves gardening (she loves cactus in particular), watching TV series or movies, and listening to music. She is a “dog person” and enjoys iced coffee or iced matcha latte in the afternoon. She always thinks that she is a student of the world!
Mum is originally from Thailand and joined UWC Thailand in 2014 as a Resource Officer. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Humanities English Major from the University of The Thai Chamber of Commerce. She believes in Three acts of goodness: Do good deeds, Speak good words, Think good thoughts. She balances her mind with daily meditation as well as dog walking every weekend. To have a healthy body has a work out in the morning & evening as part of her daily routine.
Originally from South Africa and after 13 years in Hong Kong, I joined UWCT at its inception in 2016. Now, 5 years later, I am the Chief Advancement Officer, and a true believer of this incredible school’s mission and vision. In my time at UWCT I completed my Masters in Educational Leadership with a focus on Culturally Responsive Education and also led the school through the CIS and IB accreditation process. This year I am also joining the Manta PTA as the Staff Chair. The balance in my life comes from Mindfulness, running and spending time with my family and friends.
Kade is a Phuket native and joined UWC Thailand in 2015, working with the Admin team and Government Liaison. She graduated with a BBA (Hotel and Tourism Management) in 2009 and she has experience working in hotels. She is now working in the HR department as well as assisting with visas and work permits for staff and some students and parents.
In her free time, she enjoys teaching English to Thai students in small class settings and baking.
Beer is from Sonhkhla province and joined UWC Thailand in 2017. She works in Operations, helping to manage the school buses, transportation for school trips, housekeeping and maintenance. She loves working at UWC Thailand because of the people and the workplace.
In her free time, she enjoys watching Korean series and loves the Korean boy band BTS.
Kwan was born and raised in Phuket, and joined UWC Thailand in 2017 as a Teaching Assistant. She is now Personal Assistant to the Primary Principal. She holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Art in German from Chiang Mai University. She uses her positive attitude and tireless energy to encourage herself to work hard and succeed. In her free time, Kwan likes to go camping in the forest or mountains, and find fun activities, such as rafting or preparing grilled delicacies in her backyard with her family or friends.
Originally from Bangkok, Coco joined UWC Thailand in 2010. Previously, she worked at another well known international school in Phuket and before that at a bilingual school in Had Yai. Coco has a Master’s degree in Communication Arts from Bangkok University.
In her spare time, Coco enjoys travelling, being in nature and dancing.
Joyce first joined UWC Thailand in 2015 as Personal Assistant to the Primary Principal. She returned in 2021 as an Executive Personal Assistant.
Joyce is happiest when she is busy, and she is always easygoing. She operates with high energy and is always ready to offer a helping hand.
Arm joined UWC Thailand in 2015. He holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor in Computer Science. As UWC Thailand’s IT Manager, he is responsible for remote support, on-site installation and support, and administration duties. He feels inspired by the people he has worked with, who taught him valuable lessons about how to approach the world of IT and how to see things from different perspectives.
Outside of school, he likes to spend time with family and friends, enjoys shopping, running and cycling.
Wendy joined UWC Thailand in 2018 after 28 years at International School Bangkok (ISB). She began her educational career in Adult Education but soon discovered that she enjoyed teaching children much more. Before moving into Admissions, she taught both ESOL and Grade 6 Humanities.
Wendy has a BA in Asian Studies and an MA in Applied Linguistics from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. She has been interested in travel and other cultures from a young age and was selected to be an AFS International Exchange Student to Thailand while in high school and spent an awesome year as a member of a Thai family in Bangkok. Her third year of university was at Chiang Mai University and she is fluent in written and spoken Thai.
Both of her children were born and raised in Bangkok and are proud IB Diploma Program graduates of ISB. Presently her daughter, Becca, is in LA and her son Jake is in Wisconsin. Wendy enjoys swimming, hiking, biking, and boogie boarding. As one of many proud owners of the Green Bay Packers NFL team she especially enjoys watching American Football on the weekends.
Jason joined UWC Thailand in 2015. His Health and Safety background stems from his previous life as a firefighter in the UK for 23 years. Previously working with his wife, Heidi, at the Aga Khan Academy in Mombasa, Kenya, he has helped to set up Health and Safety practices and procedures. He oversees the UWC Thailand medical centre and provides first-aid courses for staff and students. He is a keen outdoor geek enjoying cycling, surfing, running and swimming. Within UWC Thailand, he supports the outdoor education program as a kayak instructor & Duke of Edinburgh supervisor & assessor. His motto is, ‘If you don’t look after your body, where are you going to live?’.
Yong joined UWC Thailand in 2015. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in computer science. His daily work consists of IT support and audio control system. He likes to spend time reading ebooks on his mobile phone, reading investment news and doing cardio workouts.
Linjie holds a Masters degree in Cultural Management from Chulalongkorn University and a double Bachelors degree in English and Chinese as a Foreign Language from Huazhong University of Science and Technology. She has worked as a curator and art director at V64 Art Studio, marketing director at Hof Art Space, curator at SAC Art Center and S.A.C. Gallery, and is the co-founder of Offbeat Box in Bangkok and L.A.P. Gallery in Wuhan. She has vast experience in communications and marketing. She understands the power of an individual’s unique background to unite the community and loves being able to share the value of the diverse members of our community. She loves music, art, travel and language, and has been living in Thailand for over 10 years, as her second motherland, with her husband Cecê Nobre and their son Taj Nobre.