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Meet our Team

Our valued team members come from all over the world. We are a very dynamic and diverse team who value each other’s input, effort and success.

Alec Ling

Head of Kindergarten

Teacher Alec, an American educator with 3 years of experience in Thailand, shaping young minds in K2 and K3. She’s captivated by the warmth of Thailand’s people and its stunning travel spots. Off-duty, catch her playing football, exploring cafes, and unwinding at the beach.

Ron Doutt

Head of primary

Teacher Ron, a seasoned educator hailing from the United States, bringing over 17 years of teaching expertise to Thailand. Ron has immersed himself in the vibrant culture, making Thailand his home. His passion for teaching shines through as he continues to inspire and educate.

Nick Barkhuizen

Head of Secondary

Teacher Nick, a dedicated educator from South Africa, making a mark in Thailand since 2016. Currently teaching Grade 12 in Math and Social Studies, Nick’s commitment extends beyond the classroom. With a dynamic approach, he engages ESL students by incorporating real-world applications, interactive discussions, and technology-driven activities. 

Teacher Jan

Jan Kapp

Head of Regular & EIP

Meet Teacher Jan, originally from Richards Bay in South Africa, now embracing the beauty of Thailand since May 2017. Teaching at the Main campus, Jan finds inspiration in the incredible Thai teachers and students who never cease to amaze him. Outside the classroom, you’ll find Jan exploring fascinating places and navigating the serene waters through his love for sailing.

Jessica Lynne


Teacher Jessica has been living and working in Thailand since 2013. She teaches ENP 2. Jessica loves Thailand and its people. In her free time she enjoys arts and crafts, cooking, and walking all around so you may see her out and about!

Lorraine Kapp


Teacher Lolly comes from Richards Bay, South Africa and has been living in Thailand since May 2017. Teacher Lolly teaches K1/1. She Ioves Thailand’s friendly people, food and culture. In her free time she likes to cook and explore beautiful Thailand, especially the beach and sailing to all the beautiful islands.

Loren Bennett


Teacher Loren from Newport, Wales, sparking young minds in Thailand since September 2022, focusing on K1/2. She finds immense joy inspiring children and loves Thailand’s food, beaches, and history. In her free time, Loren explores Thailand, indulges in snorkeling, and enjoys beach swims.

Jared-Kevin Govender


Teacher Jared is from Durban, South Africa and has lived in Nakhon Si Thammarat since April 2018, teaching K2/4. Jared loves the people and culture in Thailand and in his free time he enjoys going to the gym and playing football.

Ilse Cilliers


Teacher Ilse is from Durban, South Africa. She has been in Thailand for 3 years and teaches K2. She likes eating Thai street food. Her hobbies include spending time at the beach and enjoying some snorkelling.

Monica Jones


Teacher Monica comes from Kent, England. She has lived in Thailand since February of 2022. She has been teaching in K3/2 with a wonderful Thai teacher. The reason she loves living in Thailand is because of the beautiful scenery, the beaches, the food and the friendly people! You will find her swimming with the fishes in her free time.

Steve Baker


Teacher Steve is from England and he teaches Grade 3. He has been working at Srithammarat Suksa School for over 10 years! The school supported him and helped him get his teaching diploma when he was 49 years old.

Brian Bear


Teacher Bear comes from America and teaches Grade 3. He started teaching in 2013 in K3. Teacher Bear enjoys playing music.

Jonny Evans


Teacher Jonny is from Wales in the UK. He is currently teaching Grade 3, and has previously taught in Hong Kong, Spain, and the UK. In his spare time he enjoys football, reading, traveling, and hanging out with his dog.

Kait Antelmi


Teacher Kait is from the USA and teaches Science and Health for Grades 5 & 6. She loves the beach, cooking, playing sports and traveling. She is in her third year of teaching here and feels very lucky to be surrounded by a group of hard working people that make this job fun and rewarding!

Jeremy Adam


Teacher Jeremy is Canadian. He’s been with Sithammarat Suksa school since 2007. He teaches in the Primary English Programme.

Jake Poole


Teacher Jake is from England. He has lived in Thailand for 5 years now and teaches English Literature grades 10-12. In his spare time he likes to play football and video games.

Aart Jordaan


Teacher Aart is from South Africa and has been teaching in Thailand for 4 years! Teacher Aart enjoys keeping fit and travelling around on his motorbike! He particularly enjoys going to all the waterfalls in our area and exploring new serene beaches.

Joseph Quitta-Carney 


Teacher Joe is from Texas, America. With 2 years of teaching experience in Thailand, Joe brings a dynamic approach to All-Level Physical Education and Health. Outside the classroom, he dives into the wonders of snorkeling and embraces the beauty of the great outdoors.

Grant Sobotker

main campus

Teacher Grant is from Cape Town, South Africa. He has lived in NST since September 2020 and teaches all of the M.1 (7th Grade) classes in the regular program. He loves Thailand for the food and the energy of the students that he teaches. In his spare time, Grant enjoys playing sports just like all of the other foreign teachers! 

Francesca Osborne


Teacher Frankie is from Auckland, New Zealand. She has been living in Thailand for a long time, so long that she isn’t sure exactly how long it’s been. When she isn’t teaching, she likes to watch movies, read books and spend time with her cats. She loves living in Nakhon and will eat all (most of) the Thai food she can.