Hsiu-Hua (Jane) Tseng

Master degree of Arts(Chinese language & literature)

Ms. Jane completed her Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Chinese Literature from Soochow University (東吳大學) in Taipei, Taiwan. She successfully passed the Certification Examination for Proficiency in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language. Ms. Jane has been a Chinese teacher at TCIS since 2001 and has accumulated a wealth of teaching experience, especially teaching native speakers. She received the Outstanding Teacher Award from the Overseas Community Affairs Council Republic of China in 2018. Teaching is Ms. Jane's passion, and seeing her students making progress every day is what makes her happy.

Jasmine Orellana

Bachelor of Arts (Spanish, Intercultural Studies) from Indiana Wesleyan University Master of Arts (Teaching - Language and Literacy) from Marian University

Mrs. Jasmine is an American educator with over a decade of teaching experience in public and private schools in the US, China, and Thailand. She earned her BA with a double major in Spanish and Intercultural Studies through the John Wesley Honors College at Indiana Wesleyan University and her Master's degree in Teaching with a focus on Language and Literacy at Marian University. Mrs. Jasmine has served as a new teacher mentor and subject leader at her previous schools, and currently serves as Head of English and Humanities at TCIS. She has a passion for learning languages as well as teaching them, and has recently completed her HSK 3 study through Peking University's online language study program.

Jeff Bonazzo

B.Ed. Junior/Intermediate Mathematics and Science (1997) 1st Class Standing, B.Sc. Mathematics (1996)

This is Mr. B’s 24th year teaching and his first year at TCIS. He is originally from Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. He has taught overseas throughout his career, beginning in Auckland, New Zealand, before moving on to Beijing, China, then HCMC, Vietnam, and most recently to Windhoek, Namibia.

Mr. B is an avid ice hockey player and has played and coached professionally. He currently plays here in Bangkok in the Siam Hockey League. He loves traveling, adventuring, eating, and exploring new places and cultures. He is excited to be back in South East Asia and has recently visited Vietnam and Cambodia. He loves to be active and (tries) to keep fit through hockey, softball, gym, inline skating, walking his dog, Ny, and doing just about anything active.

Jennifer McDonald

Mrs. Jennifer McDonald is the 1B classroom teacher. She is from the USA. She is married to her husband John, who is from Myanmar and they have one son named Joshua. This is Ms. Jennifer’s 8th year of teaching. She has taught Kindergarten, 1st grade, 3rd grade, 5th grade and ESL. She enjoys traveling, cooking new foods, reading books and superhero movies. She is excited to join TCIS and teach the 1B class this year!

Jim Curtis

Bachelor of Education from University of Windsor Certificate in Business Administration from University of Windsor Bachelor of Human Kinetics from University of Windsor

Mr. Jim is from Windsor, Ontario in the Great Lakes region at the very southern tip of Canada where he spent his whole life before becoming an international teacher. First completing a Bachelor of Human Kinetics, then a Certificate in Business Administration, and then completing his Bachelor of Education all at the University of Windsor. His first international teaching job was teaching ESL in Odessa, Ukraine followed by more than 4 years in Cairo, Egypt, then 1 year each in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, and Beijing, China before settling into TCIS. He has wanted to teach in Thailand for a long time and is very happy to be here! Mr. Jim is a fan of and respects virtually all physical movement. He has participated in organized ice hockey and school volleyball, basketball, American football, wrestling, track and field (shot put and discus), and baseball. He was a member of the World Champion U18 Canadian Baseball team which was inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and earned first team all-American honors in a small junior college. He enjoys continuing education and is currently working towards the National Strength and Conditioning Association's Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach certification and Precision Nutrition Level 1 nutrition coaching certification. He loves teaching PE and coaching youth and competitive sports.

Ji Young (Rebekah) Yoon

Graduate Diploma in Teaching. Bachelor of Art; Major: Music Business (Voice), Minor: Business Japanese

Ji Young (Rebekah) Yoon is a South Korean who has lived in Thailand for over 20 years. She received a Graduate Diploma in Teaching from Ramkhamhaeng University, and received a Bachelor of Art degree in Music Business (Voice) from Assumption University. 

She has worked at TCIS as a music teacher since 2010, and has held numerous concerts and music-related events. 

She is also a member of 'Siam Harmony’ (acapella choir), and has attended various concerts and competitions, earning a variety of prizes.

Jonathan Marc

B.S. Film Production at Rochester Institute of Technology; M.S. in Education at SUNY Buffalo State

Mr. Jonathan grew up on the East coast of the US, but attended college in Upstate NY, where he attended film school at the Rochester Institute of Technology. After university, Mr. Jonathan lived and worked in Hollywood, California, for several years before moving to Shanghai, China, to pursue a career in education.

Now in his 9th year of teaching 7th and 8th grade English Language Arts, Mr. Jonathan has continued to educate himself and has earned his Master’s Degree in Education from the Buffalo State University and acquired his teaching license from the state of Florida. As a new educator, he continues to improve himself by taking professional development courses to improve his education knowledge.

To keep himself well-rounded and busy, Mr. Jonathan is a student of music, and he is learning to play the drums. He  uses yoga as a way to keep himself grounded and aware of the world around him. 

Juanita Wilson

Bachelor of Arts in History, Post Baccalaureate Teaching Certification, MA in Reading and Literacy Acquisition

Ms. Juanita started at TCIS as a Grade 1 teacher in 2019. She has been teaching for the past ten-plus years at a variety of international schools across the globe. She studied History and communication theory at Concordia University in Austin. She received her Post-Baccalaureate teaching certification from the University of Houston-Victoria Campus with a focus on Early childhood education grades K-6. She has recently completed her Master's Degree in Reading and Literacy acquisition from the University of Texas at Tyler, where she developed a mastery of the Literacy continuum. She is dedicated to supporting students in reaching their academic goals and believes that with a growth mindset, anything is possible.

Ju-Hung Hsieh

Bachelor of Primary Education,Bachelor of Art Education

Mr. Hsieh, Ju-Hung is Taiwanese. After receiving complete elementary school teacher training in Taiwan, he obtained a teaching qualification. At the same time, he studied at the Graduate Institute of Teaching Chinese as a Second Language at National Taiwan Normal University and obtained a Teaching Chinese as a Second/Foreign Language professional teaching qualification.
Mr. Ju-Hung has served as a Chinese teacher in middle and elementary schools at TCIS. He has taught for 17 years. He likes Chinese culture and art and he has also served as an art teacher and instructed related club courses.

Kao Tung Tang

Bachelor of Arts in Chinese Literature from National Chung Hsing University Master of Arts - Teaching Chinese as a Second/Foreign Language from National Kaohsiung Normal University

Ms. Tang has a Bachelor degree in Chinese Literature from National Chung Hsing University and a Master’s degree in Teaching Chinese as a Second Language from National Kaohsiung Normal University in Taiwan. She teaches both Chinese Mother Tongue and Chinese Foreign tongue class in Elementary school.