Ms Brenna Milroy
position: Classroom Teacher
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 Chiara Donadel
Ms. Chiara is Italian and has been teaching for 10 years, respectively in Venice (Italy), London (UK) and Saigon (Vietnam). She has a Bachelor Degree in Cultural and Linguistic Mediation and a Master Degree in Teaching English to Young Learners. She is a Qualified Kindergarten and Primary School Teacher in the UK and has attended an Educator Training Course in Reggio Emilia, Italy. She is an insatiable learner and a strong supporter of a constructivist approach to teaching which sees the child as the protagonist of their own growth. She does not consider herself a teacher, but a ‘facilitator of learning’. Loris Malaguzzi – the founder of the Reggio Emilia approach – defines Teachers as ‘Professionals of Wonder’: an impeccable description of who she is daily committed to be in a still-too-imprinted educational system that focuses on pushing the academic results instead of celebrating the process of learning and nurturing curiosity, creativity, problem solving, lateral thinking, empathy and respect for the world around us.
Ms Lysette Temple
Ms. Lysette Temple comes to us from Queensland, Australia, with over 20 years experiences working with young children and families. She has 3 grown daughters of her own and 1 beautiful granddaughter who are her world, so she understands both the absolute joys, inevitable heartbreaks, the confusion, laughter, unimaginable love, and the inevitable total chaos children bring to your life. With 4 years of Early Childhood Education. She specializes in Behaviour Management and Positive Parenting Techniques specifically for 18 months – 3 years old. She believes that each child is infinitely capable, creative, and intelligent. Her job as a teacher is to support and encourage these qualities, and to challenge children in appropriate ways so they can develop into strong, confident, and independent learners. She believes that children and families deserve our respect, understanding, and support, as we work, learn, laugh, and cry together. It’s an incredible journey!
Ms Jade Whittock
Ms. Jade joins us from Johannesburg, South Africa. She holds a 4 year Bachelor of Education-Foundation Phase Degree, specializing in early childhood development. Prior to leaving South Africa, Ms Jade was fortunate to work in various schools in both developing and developed communities. This experience has allowed her the opportunity to observe and understand that all children advance at different stages and at varied paces during their growth. Since arriving in Viet Nam, she has been part of the EtonHouse team. This exciting phase of her career has enabled her to diversity and further explore the Reggio Emilia Approach. Ms Jade feels that one of the greatest skills and educator can possess is the ability to recognize each child as an individual with specific needs and strengths. She further believes that all children have the ability to learn and will flourish in a nurturing environment where the teacher is hands on, resourceful and supportive.
Ms Sarah Mc Keogh
Ms. Sarah comes to us from Ireland. She holds a four years Bachelor of Education degree, with a Music Specialism. She is a creative, innovative and passionate teacher with a life-long love for music and values its presence in the early childhood classroom. She loves to teach and inspire our children through piano, guitar and song. Her experience in Ireland of a holistic approach to play-based learning, together with our own similarly inspiring Reggio approach, triggers creativity in her classroom and allows for never-ending learning opportunities and fun for all. Ms. Sarah provides a caring, calm environment in her classroom that is full of love, and she is never without a smile! She is committed to supporting children’s curiosity and wonder while nurturing each child’s individual strengths and talents.
Ms Cyndi Beaumont
Ms Cyndi is British and has been teaching internationally for over 18 years in Hong Kong and Vietnam. She holds a BA hons degree in Art and has enjoyed 3 exciting years teaching early years in Ho Chi Minh City. Cyndi enjoys the Reggio inspired teaching approach as it sees art as a wonderful process for children to engage in collaboratively, to make new discoveries together, and extend their learning. By exploring different materials and media, children develop skills to communicate and share their interests and understandings. Cyndi believes all children should have opportunities to learn from our natural world. The wonderful curiosity of children and joy as they discover outside is special, as they use all their senses to explore, and begin to understand our remarkable world and our place within it.
Ms Bich Le
position: Vietnamese Teacher
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.
Ms Vi Vu
position: Teacher Assistant
Working in Early-childhood education environment is Vi’s dream since she was young. She loves when children asking questions as well as encourage them find the answer by themselves. She enjoys observing kids when they are exploring and playing with their environment. Working in EtonHouse Thao Dien gives her an opportunity to grow and develop alongside with the future generation. She likes playing sport and trekking in her free time.
Ms Van Le
Ms. Van comes to us as a teaching assistant. She really enjoy working with the children and see them grow up day by day. She truly believe that each child has their own strength and talent. That would be her pleasure to contribute to the future generation’s development.
Mr Tin Bui
Mr. Tin has been living in HCMC for 14 years and is originally from the Mekong Delta. He has enjoyed teaching children creative activities for 6 years and is very excited to join the Eton House team. He enjoys supporting the children with their creative ideas and encouraging them to work together. In his free time Mr Tin enjoys travelling, learning about different cultures, cooking for charity events and making crafts.
Ms Linda Nguyen
Ms. Linda works with us a Teaching Assistant. She holds a major in Early Childhood Education from Saigon University. Her fortes are music and painting. Her teaching experiences have founded a great love for children and an interest in their development. She has a passion for the psychology of children of all ages and loves to help them grow, learn and discover, day by day.