Primary school

Primary school

Our teachers embody:

  • Experience in the field of education
  • Devotion to the education and personal growth of their students 
  • Motivation and enthusiasm for teaching students
  • Awareness of international and Vietnamese culture and values

Mrs Nadine Heever/ Teacher

Mrs Nadine Heever

Mrs Elaine Cheung/ Teacher

Mrs Elaine Cheung

Mrs Hanh Thi Nguyen/ Vice Principal

Cử nhân Giáo dục Tiểu học - Đại học Sư phạm Hà Nội

Mrs Hanh Thi Nguyen

She has over 10 years of experience in teaching students in Primary school. She has helped many students to achieve high prizes in many competitions.

Mr Van Khiem Le/ Head of School

Bachelor of Computer Education (B.C.ed) - Hanoi National University of Education

Mr Van Khiem Le
As teacher of computer science at Hanoi Academy Primary School since its establishment (2009), Mr Khiem Le has always strived to improve his teaching skills and earned several respectable titles and achievement including City-level initiatives 2009-2010 and 2012 – 2013; National Emulation Fighter 2013 – 2014 (district level), Intel® Education – Enhanced Learning with Educational and MOS: PowerPoint 2010. Microsoft Office Specialist

Mrs Tinh Thi Nguyen/ Academic / Educational Affairs

Mrs Tinh Thi Nguyen

Ms Phuong Ly Vu/ English Teacher

Ms Phuong Ly Vu

Ms Grace Ollerenshaw/ Academic Coordinator

Ms Grace Ollerenshaw

Based on past teaching experiences,
Ms Grace Ollenrenshawbelieve in creating a learner-centred classroom with numerous communicative tasks to ensure learners have ample opportunity to practice the new language and skills with their peers. To maximize the success of a learner-centred classroom, a safe and supportive learning environment will be created to ensure learners feel confident and comfortable to participate in lessons. It is important that learners come to class with a willingness to participate, respect for their peers and classroom rules, and understand that they will be encouraged to become independent learners. The confidence to become a more independent and autonomous learner will be achieved through carefully facilitated and scaffolded lessons.

Ms Lisa Connell-Hegarty/ Teacher

Ms Lisa Connell-Hegarty

Let me take this opportunity to tell you about myself so that hopefully you can feel comfortable knowing who I am, as your child’s class teacher. I’m Lisa Connell-Hegarty, from Northern Ireland, UK. I have been living and teaching in Hanoi for 5 years, now embarking on my sixth year. I am excited to return to the Hanoi Academy team and not only apply my skills, but also develop them. I am delighted to work with a passionate team and wonderful students.

I have experience in different fields including Business, Law and Science but teaching and education are where I found my passion. Teaching has always been something I found rewarding, from being a student myself and looking up to my own teachers. We have a wonderful opportunity to positively affect young people’s lives and I believe that through education we can help them grow and develop. I find it truly rewarding to see my students apply their learning and enjoy it.

I’m sure that you expect the best education and teaching for your child and I will do my best to fulfil the expectations of both you and the students. In return, a positive work ethic and attitude from your child will go along way to help make our lessons happy and successful. I want your child to not only learn and apply their knowledge, and demonstrate understanding, but also to grow and develop. It is my aim to support and nurture their education as well as their characters and personality. I hope that students are ready and willing to learn. Speaking English in class is expected, as is showing respect to the teacher and peers. Expressing themselves and contributing to activities are important to get the best learning experience.

Ms Elizabeth Kathleen Torres/ Teacher

Ms Elizabeth Kathleen Torres

Ms Elizabeth Kathleen Torres comes from Fresno, California, USA. Over the past 4 years, she has spent most of the teaching time to children. She started working in South Korea in the first year and then moved to Vietnam for 3 years.

Before working at Hanoi Academy, Elizabeth Kathleen Torres has used to teach at ILA English centre for students at different ages and levels. One of her daily tasks at the English centre is building up the lesson plans and teaching interesting skill lessons for students. In addition, she also teaches ESL program (English as a Second Language) for the student in grade 1 in a public school nearby.

According to Elizabeth Kathleen Torres, the most important factor of a teacher is the ability to provide an active learning environment for students. To do that, the teacher has to make a  great effort in creating interesting and enthusiastic lessons.

Mr Robbert Koeslag/ Teacher

Mr Robbert Koeslag

My name is Robbert Koeslag and I am from the Netherlands. I have worked with young learners for the past 4 years. I began my teaching career here in Hanoi, working for two years at ILA Hanoi. I have also worked in Ecuador, South America and in Bangkok, Thailand. I am happy with the opportunity to return to Hanoi, the place where my teaching career started.

I became a teacher because I have a passion for English and for helping people. I have always enjoyed studying English and am looking forward to sharing my knowledge with my students. Teaching English has allowed me to travel and to live in different places and being able to learn about the people, history, and culture. I enjoy taking this experience with me to the classroom and share it with my students so that together we can learn and grow.

I look forward to applying my previously gained experience to help my students grow. Being a part of the Hanoi Academy team gives me the opportunity to develop as a teacher as well as a person. I am certain that if we work together we can achieve our goals.

Mr Hieu Trung Pham/ Music Teacher

Vocal, Bachelor of Music Education

Mr Hieu Trung Pham

Ms Ha My Nguyen/ Primary Teacherr

Bachelor of Business English - National Economics University

Ms Ha My Nguyen

Mr Bao Lam Viet Nguyen/ English Teacher

Mr Bao Lam Viet Nguyen

Ms Sarah Payne/ Teacher

Ms Sarah Payne

Ms Thi Nguyet Nguyen/ Teacher

Ms Thi Nguyet Nguyen

Ms Thi Hanh Nguyen/ Vice Principal

BA Primary Education - Education University of Hanoi

Ms Thi Hanh Nguyen

She has 10 years of experience in teaching students in Primary school. With a professional qualification, she has trained many students to achieve high prizes in many competitions.

Ms Thi Huong Nguyen/ Teacher

Ms Thi Huong Nguyen

Ms Thanh Nhan Do/ Teacher

Ms Thanh Nhan Do

Mr Tuan Anh Ta/ PE Teacher

Mr Tuan Anh Ta

Ms Ngoc Huyen Thi Tran/ Teacher

Ms Ngoc Huyen Thi Tran

Ms Thuy Linh Nguyen/ Teacher

Ms Thuy Linh Nguyen

Ms Ngoc Anh Chu/ Teacher

Ms Ngoc Anh Chu

Ms Thi Hong Nguyen/ Teacher

Ms Thi Hong Nguyen

Ms Quynh Phuong Bui/ Teacher

Ms Quynh Phuong Bui

Ms Thi Huong Truong/ Teacher

Ms Thi Huong Truong

Ms Ngoc Khue Do/ Teacher

Ms Ngoc Khue Do

Ms Ngoc Mai Vu/ Teacher

Ms Ngoc Mai Vu

Ms Thi Lan Nguyen/ Teacher

Ms Thi Lan Nguyen

Ms Thi Ngoc Tran/ Teacher

Ms Thi Ngoc Tran

Ms Thu Ha Do/ Teacher

Ms Thu Ha Do

Ms Hong Nhung Thi Doan/ Teaching Assistant

Ms Hong Nhung Thi Doan

Ms Mai Phuong Hoang/ Primary Teacher

Ms Mai Phuong Hoang