Building C, No.98, To Ngoc Van, Tay Ho | Van Phuc 4, Van Bao, Ba Dinh

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Tay Ho campus

+84 (0)24 3719 5115

Van Phuc campus

+84 (0)24 37261587

Kindergarten & Elementary

08:00 - 16:00

Monday to Friday

024 3719 5115

Kindergarten & Elementary

08:00 - 16:00

Monday to Friday

Our Staff

Our Teachers

Our teaching faculty comes from all over the globe bringing with them the knowledge and experience of international teaching techniques and standards. All of our teachers have international teaching qualifications. Many of our faculty have been with us for more than 4 years, watching students grow from Kindergarten through our elementary. Our close community means every teachers on campus knows every student in the school, our afternoon program incorporates a rotation of teachers, so our students benefit from being taught by every teacher in the school in their specialist area, subjects ranging from ballet to coding.

Kindergarten teachers

When we recruit teachers we first make sure that they meet our standard requirements, clean police record, international teaching qualifications and highly experienced, but to make a cohesive, nurturing environment we look for those extra qualities that make our faculty truly unique. All of our teachers have different skills and extra curricular expertise, from ballet to art, from football to coding, from drama to baking, our teachers all bring something extra to our team.

Photo of Morning Star International School Hippo Teacher Jana Human
Jana Human
Hippo Teacher

Over 4 years experience in building creative and cognitive skillsets and development in children. Guiding children to reach their full potential using the foundational pillars of creativity, passion and education.

Maria Ramos
Lion Class Teacher

8 years of experience teaching in International Schools in Hanoi, with over 10 years of experience teaching a plethora of ages, Ms. Maria combines academics with social and emotional skill work in her classroom to create a productive and enjoyable learning environment for her students.

Photo of Morning Star International School Giraffe Monkey Teacher Antonella Mela
Antonella Mela
Monkey class teacher

10 years experience in Education, in different sectors, working with different students age groups from Nursery to University level. I believe in creating a positive learning and working environment where children can flourish and the teacher acts like a facilitator and guide, encouraging the kids to explore, discover and learn.

Photo of Morning Star International School Giraffe Lion Teacher Eimear
Eimear O Shea
Monkey Teacher

Over 6 years experience teaching many ages, levels, nationalities and backgrounds, with a love for kindergarten and formative years of learning.

Photo of Morning Star International School Hippo Class Teacher Tharina Bower
Tharina Bouwer
Hippo teacher

Over five years experience nurturing children's self-development and creating wholesome, safe environments for little bodies to explore, learn and grow.

Photo of Morning Star International School Giraffe Lion Teacher Jessica Cathleen
Jessica Wright
Lion class teacher

Over five years of experience in teaching kindergarten and elementary students, with a true love for teaching kindergarten and nurturing young learners.

Elementary teachers

We understand how important a child’s early development is, and that’s why our Elementary team of experts combine the latest teaching techniques with tried and tested methods, to make sure our students are benefiting from the best teaching experience we can provide.

Photo of Morning Star International School Grade 1 Teacher Ashley Heil
Ashley Heil
Director of Studies | Grade 1 teacher

Ms Ashley Heil, Morning Star’s Director of Studies and Grade 1 teacher, is originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the United States.

Photo of Morning Star International School Giraffe Class Teacher Elizabeth Ross
Elizabeth Ross
Grade 4 teacher

10 years experience working in various fields of childcare. A passion for teaching whilst watching them learn, explore and develop in a safe and happy environment.

Photo of Morning Star International School Grade 2 Teacher Melissa Human
Melissa Human
Grade 2 Teacher

Over 10 years of experience teaching many ages, levels, and nationalities. Working in Elementary gives me the opportunity to inspire young minds and building a solid foundation of educational skills.

Photo of Morning Star International School Grade 5 Teacher Sam Burger
Sam Burger
Grade 5 Teacher

Experience teaching a range of different ages, with a love for nurturing and developing students within the elementary phase of learning.

Emma McCarthy
Grade 3 Teacher

Ms. Emma McCarthy is an enthusiastic teacher with experience teaching in the Bilingual and International community whose goal is to help her students realize their full talents and potential.


Jordan Nelson, MBA
Operations Manager

Originally from Michigan in the United States, Mr. Jordan Nelson brings an extensive background in both business and education to Morning Star International School, where he serves as the Operations Manager.

Mr. Jordan has a Bachelors Degree in International Business and International Politics from Western Michigan University, as well as a Masters in Business Administration from Colorado State University. He is a United States Navy Veteran, and has worked in the education field at both the Elementary and University level for the last 5+ years.


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