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NIVA Faculty & Staff

Our teachers and staff are diverse, coming from all around the world bringing with them rich cultures and great knowledge to be shared with our students.

NIVA teachers here are really friendly, helpful, understanding and flexible

Graduating Student | Senior Class of 2023

School Board

Dr. Roland Petrasch | NIVA American International School

Dr. Roland Petrasch

Board Co-Chairperson

Dr. Adelino Libato | NIVA American International School

Dr. Adelino Libato

Board Co-Chairperson

Madam Rose Marie Wanchupela | NIVA American International School

Madam Rose Marie Wanchupela

Member

Dr. Ivan Rybkin | NIVA American International School

Dr. Ivan Rybkin

Member

Artit Sathanakulphanich | NIVA American International School

Artit Sathanakulphanich

NPSC President

Mrs. Chanissnun Kittiudom | NIVA American International School

Mrs. Chanissnun Kittiudom

NPSC Secretary

Administration

Dr. James Cooke | NIVA American International School

Dr. James Cooke

Head of School

Angkakul Taprom | NIVA American International School

Angkakul Taprom

Counselor

Jirawan Janpreyakun | NIVA American International School

Jirawan Janpreyakun

School Director and KG Thai Teacher

Marle Baybay | NIVA American International School

Marle Baybay

ECE Assistant

Robert Randall | NIVA American International School

Robert Randall

ES Assistant and Dean of Students

Alexander de Guzman | NIVA American International School

Alexander de Guzman

WASC Coordinator and IT Coordinator

Nursery and Kindergarten Faculty

Jirawan Janpreyakun | NIVA American International School

Jirawan Janpreyakun

School Director and KG Thai Teacher

Jolly Castro | NIVA American International School

Jolly Castro

Nursery Homeroom Co-teacher

Glismar Inoc | NIVA American International School

Glismar Inoc

Nursery Homeroom Co-teacher

Anneleen Van Dyck | NIVA American International School

Anneleen Van Dyck

K1G Homeroom Teacher

Shiree Grovers | NIVA American International School

Shiree Grovers

K1N Homeroom

Anneris Belmar | NIVA American International School

Anneris Belmar

K2G Homeroom Teacher

Dianne Gonzales | NIVA American International School

Dianne Gonzales

K2N Homeroom Teacher

Maria Arias | NIVA American International School

Maria Arias

K3G Homeroom Teacher

Regina Gabdulbarova | NIVA American International School

Regina Gabdulbarova

K3N Homeroom Teacher

Apinya Krueammalee | NIVA American International School

Apinya Krueammalee

Nursery Teacher Assistant

Monthicha Kirdsuk | NIVA American International School

Monthicha Kirdsuk

Nursery Teacher Assistant

Prime Petchboot | NIVA American International School

Prime Petchboot

K1N Teacher Assistant

Sukhontip Na Chiangmai | NIVA American International School

Sukhontip Na Chiangmai

K1G Teacher Assistant

Waraphorn Khantiwong | NIVA American International School

Waraphorn Khantiwong

K2N Teacher Assistant

Sarunchana Wattanasiri | NIVA American International School

Sarunchana Wattanasiri

K2G Teacher Assistant

Soraya Tragranjan | NIVA American International School

Soraya Tragranjan

K3N Teacher Assistant

Bubpha Saewa | NIVA American International School

Bubpha Saewa

K3G Teacher Assistant

Elementary Faculty

Jillian Iwanuk | NIVA American International School

Jillian Iwanuk

Grade 1G Homeroom Teacher

Aida Auxillo | NIVA American International School

Aida Auxillo

Grade 1N Homeroom Teacher

Kevin Doucet | NIVA American International School

Kevin Doucet

Grade 2G Homeroom Teacher

Jesrel Tiano | NIVA American International School

Jesrel Tiano

Grade 2N Homeroom Teacher

Donovan O’Connor | NIVA American International School

Donovan O’Connor

Grade 3 Homeroom Teacher

Jaycee Capuli | NIVA American International School

Jaycee Capuli

Grade 4 Homeroom Teacher

Henry Olivier | NIVA American International School

Henry Olivier

Grade 5 Homeroom Teacher

Phonprapha Manganerd | NIVA American International School

Phonprapha Manganerd

Grade 1G Teacher Assistant

Chomchanok Tiwattanasuk | NIVA American International School

Chomchanok Tiwattanasuk

Grade 1N Teacher Assistant

Vachira Viseschart | NIVA American International School

Vachira Viseschart

Grade 2G Teacher Assistant

Tanyaret Boonma | NIVA American International School

Tanyaret Boonma

Grade 2N Teacher Assistant

Suphakon Pinnapichet | NIVA American International School

Suphakon Pinnapichet

Art Teacher Assistant

Secondary Homeroom Faculty

Senadavidson Sanmugam | NIVA American International School

Senadavidson Sanmugam

Grade 6 Homeroom Teacher

William Thorne | NIVA American International School

William Thorne

Grade 7 Homeroom Teacher

Jelt Esteves | NIVA American International School

Jelt Esteves

Grade 8 Homeroom Teacher

Saniha Sheik | NIVA American International School

Saniha Sheik

Grade 9 Homeroom Teacher

Frankie Tun | NIVA American International School

Frankie Tun

Grade 10 Homeroom Teacher

Derek Iwanuk | NIVA American International School

Derek Iwanuk

Grade 11 Homeroom Teacher

Reuben Budayao | NIVA American International School

Reuben Budayao

Grade 12 Homeroom Teacher

Subject Teachers

Derek Iwanuk | NIVA American International School

Derek Iwanuk

English Teacher

Reuben Budayao | NIVA American International School

Reuben Budayao

Science Teacher

Jelt Esteves | NIVA American International School

Jelt Esteves

Science Teacher

Saniha Sheik | NIVA American International School

Saniha Sheik

Business Teacher

Frankie Tun | NIVA American International School

Frankie Tun

Math and Science Teacher

Anthony Ombid | NIVA American International School

Anthony Ombid

Math Teacher

Savitha Varghese | NIVA American International School

Savitha Varghese

Chemistry and Science Teacher

Chanaporn Roypirom | NIVA American International School

Chanaporn Roypirom

Science and STEM Lab Assistant

Senadavidson Sanmugam | NIVA American International School

Senadavidson Sanmugam

Humanities Teacher

Marc Esteves | NIVA American International School

Marc Esteves

Music Teacher

Atit Dej-Udomlarp | NIVA American International School

Atit Dej-Udomlarp

Music Teacher

Kristina Vakhova | NIVA American International School

Kristina Vakhova

Art Teacher

Nianci Liu | NIVA American International School

Nianci Liu

Chinese Teacher

Zilan Zhou | NIVA American International School

Zilan Zhou

Chinese Teacher

Ge Hu | NIVA American International School

Ge Hu

Chinese Teacher

Zong Sijing | NIVA American International School

Zong Sijing

Chinese Teacher

Alexander de Guzman | NIVA American International School

Alexander de Guzman

ILT Teacher

Janet de Guzman | NIVA American International School

Janet de Guzman

ILT Teacher

Stephen Gyamfi-Donkor | NIVA American International School

Stephen Gyamfi-Donkor

ILT Teacher

Von Jovie Kier Samson | NIVA American International School

Von Jovie Kier Samson

ELD Teacher

Matthew Rhoda | NIVA American International School

Matthew Rhoda

Physical Education Teacher

Marlon Cario | NIVA American International School

Marlon Cario

Physical Education Teacher

Faghri Allie | NIVA American International School

Faghri Allie

Physical Education Teacher

Pritparoon Sangaanthasiri | NIVA American International School

Pritparoon Sangaanthasiri

Thai Teacher

Manida Jansuwan | NIVA American International School

Manida Jansuwan

Thai Teacher

Suchittra Chaiaue | NIVA American International School

Suchittra Chaiaue

Thai Teacher

Suchanarth Pholkanit | NIVA American International School

Suchanarth Pholkanit

Thai Teacher

Office Staff

Panumat Pilajun | NIVA American International School

Panumat Pilajun

Human Resources Officer

Netchanok Phornsawat | NIVA American International School

Netchanok Phornsawat

Registrar

Pattareeya Sanitiwet | NIVA American International School

Pattareeya Sanitiwet

Receptionist and Admissions

Kanokwan Nansungnoen | NIVA American International School

Kanokwan Nansungnoen

Receptionist and Admissions

Sudaporn Srisom | NIVA American International School

Sudaporn Srisom

Chief Accountant

Sunattaya Jansuwan | NIVA American International School

Sunattaya Jansuwan

Account Payable

Wiganda Ruengkris | NIVA American International School

Wiganda Ruengkris

Account Receivable

Chonticha Nuam-iam | NIVA American International School

Chonticha Nuam-iam

Purchasing

Jerubem Era | NIVA American International School

Jerubem Era

IT/Media Personnel

Wichuda Limlee | NIVA American International School

Wichuda Limlee

Facilities

Phasine Nacharoen | NIVA American International School

Phasine Nacharoen

Government Liaison/Visa

Maleween Visamitanan | NIVA American International School

Maleween Visamitanan

Industry Officer

Preeyarrat Jangun | NIVA American International School

Preeyarrat Jangun

Ror Dor Coordinator/Snack Shop

Orawan Prachantasen | NIVA American International School

Orawan Prachantasen

School Nurse

Tony Yang Fei | NIVA American International School

Tony Yang Fei

Spiritual Counselor

Roscent Mosquito | NIVA American International School

Roscent Mosquito

Librarian

Songvuth Wongbuddhichai | NIVA American International School

Songvuth Wongbuddhichai

IT Infrastructure

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the curriculum and teaching philosophy of the school?
NIVA uses an American curriculum based on the California common core standards.
What are the class sizes and student-to-teacher ratios? What is the average class size and how many students are there per class?
We typically have smaller class sizes and lower student-to-teacher ratios than Thai schools. Class sizes may range from 15 to 26 students, with student-to-teacher ratios ranging from 13:1 to 20:1.
What are the qualifications of the teachers and staff?
Teachers and staff at NIVA hold advanced degrees and have experience teaching in international or multicultural settings.
What facilities and resources are available for students, such as libraries, sports facilities, and technology?
Please check out pictures of our beautiful campus here. You can also book a school tour to come visit our campus with your family!
Do we have a program to help students who cannot speak English?
Yes, we do. Our English Language Learner (ELL) program is designed to lay foundations for student who don't speak English with the goal of getting them ready to join our mainstream program. This program is available to all students, including those coming from Thai schools and Chinese-speaking families.
What extracurricular activities (ECAs) does the school offer?
NIVA offers a wide range of extracurricular activities including sports, arts, music, drama, and community service. Click on the following links to see a sample of ECAs we offer for elementary school and secondary school. Please note that the ECAs listed here are examples of what we typically offer. This list may change according to student interest.
What is the school's policy on student safety and security?
NIVA has policies and procedures in place to ensure student safety and security, including protocols for emergency situations, visitor management, and student supervision. Click here to read more about our Child Protection Policy.
Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ASC/WASC) LogoNIVA is fully accredited by WASC.The Office for National Education Standards and Quality Assessment (ONESQA) LogoNIVA has full ONESCA accreditation status.MOE LogoOPEC LogoInternational Schools Association of Thailand (ISAT) LogoNIVA is a member of ISAT.