Ms Brenna Milroy
position: Classroom Teacher
DEGREE: – Bachelor of Education (Honours), University of Liverpool
Ms Brenna comes to us from the UK. She has been teaching for over 25 years with her most recent experience being at EtonHouse in Singapore. As she began to learn more about the Reggio Emilia Approach to learning, she began to realize the importance of the “Image of the Child”. This enduring idea is what drives her work with the children as she acknowledges that they are all capable and competent, no matter their age and that by following the child’s own interests, she can provide stimulating opportunities for them to deepen their learning. She strongly believes that in Early Childhood, children learn best through hands-on and first-hand experiences. As a teacher, she demonstrates her love of learning to the children and encourage them to take developmentally appropriate risks and to ask questions. She likes the children in her class to be curious about their learning environments and strongly advocate the use of the outdoor environment to enhance each child’s experiences. It is crucial that we provide a nurturing and supportive learning environment and introduce the idea that school and learning is fun!
Ms Riana Beyers
– Bachelor of Arts, University of Cape Town
– Post Graduate Diploma in Early Years Care & Education, Asian College of Teachers
Ms. Riana hails from the small coastal town of Plettenberg Bay, in South Africa and holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood Education. She arrived in Ho Chi Minh City in 2018 and has taught in public as well as international schools.
She is passionate about young learners and finds working with them extremely rewarding. She has fallen in love with the Reggio Emilia Approach to teaching and learning since first being introduced. She believes in play-based learning, which stimulates curiosity, leads to exploration, stimulation, and creativity, and opens up a new world for the child. She attests to children learning to be confident, independent, capable, and competent because they are complete and can take risks with great care. She believes in the child-led approach, with the best teacher being the environment; she will be the facilitator by guiding, supporting, and encouraging children, and she always learns alongside them. Ms. Riana will always be the children’s biggest cheerleader as she inspires, protects and nurtures them, whatever their interests. Through exercising the “100 languages of the child”, children strengthen their powers, contribute to their communities, and build relationships by having a voice and being heard. Ms. Riana encourages creative thinking, being open-minded, and having a positive attitude.
Ms Meka Walters
– Bachelor of Arts, San Diego University
– Masters of Education (Early Childhood Education), Moreland University
Ms. Meka comes to us from sunny Southern California in the US. She has been teaching Early Years for over 12 years in Asia and Africa. She holds a postgraduate degree in Early Childhood Education. She taught the first Pre-Nursery class at EtonHouse Thao Dien in 2017. She was so captivated by the enriching environment, community and approach that she decided to return in 2023.
Meka was brought back to the Reggio Emilia approach because of her passion for a play-based curriculum that stems from the curiosities of the child and allows children to take ownership of their learning by constructing knowledge and learning skills through meaningful real life experiences. She believes it’s vital for children to build and sustain positive relationships with others and the natural world.
She sees each child as a curious, capable individual with rights who each possess their own unique talents, skills and experiences which help contribute to the community. Meka remains an enthusiastic life long learner and inspires children to be the same. She works to build strong meaningful relationships which allow her to better understand the way in which each child constructs knowledge. As an educator her role is to observe, listen attentively, reflect and collaborate with the learning community to help every child discover their passions and reach their full potential. She believes the environment (or third teacher) is an essential component in learning and is committed to providing children with a safe, warm and nurturing environment rich in materials that sparks curiosity, creation and discovery.
Ms Grace Fisher
– Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Studies, Oxford Brookes University
– Postgraduate Certificate in Education, University of Keele
– Early Childhood Montessori Teaching Diploma, Prepared Montessori Institute
Ms Grace spent most of her childhood and primary/secondary education in Hong Kong, where her family relocated to from London. She holds an Early Childhood Studies degree alongside a PGCE teaching certificate. Grace moved to Vietnam last year and is excited to join the EtonHouse team.
Grace has spent most of her 9 teaching years in Reggio Emilia inspired environments, working with children from 6 months up to 6 years old. She is very passionate about the early years, and understands how fundamental these years are in children’s futures. The early years set the foundations for creating positive relationships, inquiry based thinking, problem solving and creativity. The Reggio Emilia approach respects the whole child, their individual learning journey and their voice, which is something Grace feels very strongly about.
Grace thrives to provide opportunities to set children up to succeed and guide them through hands-on experiences in a nurturing and stimulating environment, to encourage happy and confident children.
Ms Aoife Brody
DEGREE: – Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Care and Education, University of Limerick
Ms. Aoife hails from Ireland and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Early Childhood Care and Education. In Ireland, Ms. Aoife worked in an outdoor preschool. She values learning outdoors and believes that being exposed to nature stimulates children’s curiosity, fostering a sense of wonder and appreciation for the world around them.
She also believes that nature offers endless opportunities for exploration and hands-on experiences, allowing children to develop problem-solving skills, and critical thinking abilities. Ms. Aoife is very passionate about the early years, as these formative years lay a foundation for a lifetime of learning. The Reggio Emilia Approach is child-centered and sees children as capable and competent learners. Ms. Aoife values this approach as the children’s individuality is respected which is a strong belief of hers. She agrees with children being given freedom to follow their curiosities and interests and be active participants in their learning journey. Ms. Aoife is very excited to join the EtonHouse team and is dedicated to creating a supportive and engaging environment that not only promotes exploration and creativity, but also a love for learning.
Ms Bich Le
Assistant Principal & Vietnamese Teacher
position: Assistant Principal & Vietnamese Teacher
DEGREE: – Bachelor of Early Childhood Education, Saigon University
She has enjoyed teaching children for over 10 years in International schools in Viet Nam. Her goal as a teacher is to provide children with a rich environment where they feel safe to explore their own ideas and express themselves. She enjoys reading books, exploring shops and baking in her free time.
position: Teacher Assistant
Her name is Phuong Thao. In her free time, she enjoys reading book, listening to music and hanging out with her family. She has 7 years experience working with children aged from 3-15 years. She enjoys spending time with young children. She loves supporting them with their day to day development and growth and strives to connect with each child, to understand their needs and foster their creativity.
Ms Hoang Anh
She loves travelling and spending time with friends in her free time. She really enjoys playing with children. She believes that the best way to understand children is become their friend. She is happy to be here, at EtonHouse to support children to enhance their creativity, intelligence, and help them become independent person in the future.
Ms Tien (Joy)
Her name is Joy, She was studying English language before and so many reason she choosing EtonHouse but one reason that is she loves the childern. She hopes when She working in here She can sharing, supporting, talking like a friend all off them in process children learning and developing. When She has a freetime she usually attends workshop in the weekend or reading book and teaching dance for a little children in a Church.
Ms Tu Anh
Ms. Tú Anh has 3 years experience working with young children. She likes to observe, encourage, motivate children to discover something new by themselves. She hopes to help them believe that they have full potential abilities and confidence to fulfill their own dreams in the future. In her free time, Ms Tu Anh enjoys reading books and traveling with her family.
Ms Huyen Anh
Ms. Huyen Anh is pleased to be part of the EtonHouse family. She really enjoys working and playing with young children. She believes that the happiest thing for a teacher is being able to support children to develop their infinite creativity, curiosity and intelligence, and help them become more independent and confident. Ms. Huyen Anh enjoys spending time with friends, sometimes reading and listening to music in her free time.
Ms Kim Tran
Her name is Kim. She has 5 years experience working with children aged from 0-12 years, and She is excited to be a teacher in the Caterpillar Class this year. She believes that teachers and families need to work together to help children become confident and independent learners . She enjoys spending her free time with family and friends, trying new food , reading and learning guitar.
Ms Vy believes that the first five years of life are the most important years to form our personality so being able to accompany children throughout the process of development and creativity is something she has always wanted to do. Ms Vy has a background in English and Psychology with nearly 5 years of experience working in the field of education (mostly from 2.5-6 years old). During her time working in kindergarten, she has realized that creating a safe environment where children can freely create, develop and speak their own language through play is the best way for early education. And that’s what Reggio approach is doing very well so she chose to join as a member of EtonHouse, a Reggio inspired play-based school. She believes that the most memorable days usually end with the dirtiest clothes!