Secondary & High school

Secondary & High 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 Thu Trang Tran/ Vice Principal

Mrs Thu Trang Tran

Mr Todd J Lando/ IFD Coordinator

Mr Todd J Lando


Nationality: American

Time in Hanoi: 12 years

Time at HA: 4th year

I have worked in many countries and taught a wide variety of students and subjects. I have been spending his academic career in Vietnam since 2007, focusing on the delivery of the International Foundation Diploma Program, which aids Vietnamese students in transitioning into domestic and international universities. With tools such as collaborative learning, demonstrative learning, group work and participation, students will be best equipped for university life.

This academic year, I aim to make lasting impressions on the students by providing academic knowledge that will help them grow and transferring the skills that they can use in their immediate educational goals and future careers.

Ms Hong Diem Ngo/ Math Teacher

Ms Hong Diem Ngo

Ms Jennifer Joyce/ Maths and DL Teacher

Ms Jennifer Joyce

Nationality: Irish

Time at HA: 2nd year

I am a passionate Scientist, in the past, I have worked as a University Lecturer and Researcher in Science but teaching is an even greater passion of mine. My teaching philosophy is that there is no education without inspiration. I love to teach, whether the subject is Science or Math or general life lessons outside the classroom. I became a teacher to inspire future Scientists and Mathematicians. I believe students are in a school to learn so much more than just the standard subjects but to develop into responsible, successful and well-rounded citizens of the world.

Mr Daniel Brown/ Business Teacher

Mr Daniel Brown

Nationality: Australian

Time at HA: 2nd year

My teaching philosophy involves a number of approaches aimed to keep lessons interesting and engaging. This involves putting the responsibility on students to think critically and discover knowledge themselves through individual and group activities, as well as other student centered approaches. Students are encouraged to work together and learn in a fun and caring manner.

Mr Jovencio Bono/ Math Senior Teacher

Mr Jovencio Bono

Nationality: Filipino

Time in Hanoi: 6 years

Time at HA: 5th year

I have a Bachelor in Secondary Education in Mathematics. I have been teaching Maths for over seventeen years and this is my 7th year at Hanoi Academy. With my belief on the importance of creativity and high student performance, I would like to guide the students to develop their divergent thinking skills and provide them with meaningful learning activities that will also highlight their creative side. Also, motivation and collaboration are key factors for students to achieve learning retention and to be more passionate about their talents and skills in order to be successful in their future careers.

Mr Simone Sapienza/ Science Coordinator

Mr Simone Sapienza
Nationality: Italian

Time at HA: 6th year

I obtained my Bachelor degree in Biology at the University of Catania in 2011 and my Master in “Molecular Biology and Genetics” at the University of Pavia in 2013. Then I had teaching experience in Italy, in Thailand and now in Vietnam.

Conceiving teaching as both an art and a science, I use inquiry-based learning strategies and adopt a facilitator’s role encouraging students to engage in intellectual analysis, critical thinking, problem solving, and challenge learning. As recommended in student-centered approaches, I make an accurate needs assessment so as to acquire information about competencies, experience, problem solving ability, power of concentration, study time available, learning capacity and orientation to learning.



Mr Kolapo Mustapha/ Highschool Teacher

Mr Kolapo Mustapha

Nationality: Nigeria

Time at Hanoi Academy: 1 year

My teaching philosophy is that all children are unique and must have a stimulating educational environment where they can grow physically, mentally, emotionally and socially. It is my desire to create this type of atmosphere where students can meet their full potential.

I’m multilingual. I can speak 4 languages fluently.

Mr Hieu Trung Pham/ Music Teacher

Vocal, Bachelor of Music Education

Mr Hieu Trung Pham

Mr Quang Hung Do/ Math teacher

Mr Quang Hung Do

Master of Education in Educational Administration and Leadership (MED) – National Institute of Education Management

As a MED, Mr Hung Do has many years of teaching experiences. He has obtained many awards such as Excellent Homeroom Teacher (District level), District-level Initiative. Many of his students achieved high results in the graduation exams.

He is a passionate and friendly teacher, who always pays close attention to his students. With that passion for education, along with his enthusiasm, Mr Hung Do always tries his best to devote to the education work.

Ms Kieu Hoa Thi Nguyen/ Teacher

Ms Kieu Hoa Thi Nguyen

Ms Bich Diep Luu/ Teacher

Ms Bich Diep Luu

Ms Thi Thao Nguyen/ Teacher

Ms Thi Thao Nguyen

Ms Ngoc Thuy Thi Bui/ Teacher

Ms Ngoc Thuy Thi Bui

Ms Thu Trang Thi Tran/ English Teacher

Ms Thu Trang Thi Tran

Bachelors Degree English Education – University of Languages & International Studies (ULIS)

Graduated from the Department of English Pedagogy – ULIS, with many years of experience, she has achieved many proud achievements including Excellent Homeroom Teacher of the District, Experimental Initiative at the City level. Many of her students achieve excellence awards in District and City level English exams.

Ms Thanh Huyen Hoang/ Teacher

Ms Thanh Huyen Hoang

Ms Nhung Anh Tran/ Math teacher

Ms Nhung Anh Tran

Ms Long Phuong Nguyen/ Teacher

Ms Long Phuong Nguyen

Ms Thi Loc Nguyen/ Teacher

Ms Thi Loc Nguyen

Ms Bich Nguyet Nguyen/ Teacher

Ms Bich Nguyet Nguyen

Ms Nhu Anh Nguyen/ Head English Teacher

Ms Nhu Anh Nguyen

Nationality: Vietnamese

Time at HA: 3rd year


Ms Huong Sen Nguyen/ History teacher

Ms Huong Sen Nguyen

Ms Thi Hang Tran/ History teacher

Ms Thi Hang Tran

Ms Thi Hoa Le/ Teacher

Ms Thi Hoa Le

Ms Thu Ha Tran/ Geography teacher

Ms Thu Ha Tran

Ms Thi Hoan Nguyen/ Teacher

Ms Thi Hoan Nguyen

Ms Thao Ngan Pham/ English teacher

Ms Thao Ngan Pham

Nationality: Vietnamese

Time at HA: 1st year

Ms Thu Thao Bui/ Teacher

Ms Thu Thao Bui

Ms Thi Tuyet Phung/ Literature teacher

Ms Thi Tuyet Phung

Ms Ha Thu Thi Hoang/ Teacher

Ms Ha Thu Thi Hoang

Ms Thuy Huyen Thi Nguyen/ Literature teacher

Ms Thuy Huyen Thi Nguyen

Ms Thanh Hang Nguyen/ Physics Teacher

Ms Thanh Hang Nguyen

Ms Tuong Van Nguyen/ Physics Teacher

Ms Tuong Van Nguyen
Physics Pedagogy Faculty - Hanoi Pedagogical University 2. 
Ms. Van has 4 years of teaching experience and being a head teacher at International Schools.

Mr Tuan Anh Ta/ PE Teacher

Mr Tuan Anh Ta