About Magic Years Leadership Team.
Ms. Khanum is the founder and the Head of School of Magic Years. She is the visionary behind Magic Years and has been responsible for ensuring its success and strong commitment to excellence for over 20 years. She began as a teacher of four children in a small preschool and has grown the school into what it is today.
Head of School
Ms. Khanum has a Master’s degree in Human Development from Pacific Oaks College in the US. She is a member of the Santitham Foundation of Thailand overseeing socio-economic development projects and also conducts training and workshops in early childhood education to schools in Thailand. During her free time, she enjoys “Skyping” with her granddaughters in Los Angeles and cooking Persian and Indian food.
Ms. Cassie joined Magic Years in 2007. She brings with her 18 years of experience in the field of education and 14 years of experience teaching the IB PYP. Ms. Cassie has a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Teaching and a Master’s degree in Education from the University of Western Sydney.
Director of Teaching and Learning/Primary Years Programme (PYP) Coordinator
Ms. Cassie is the Director of Teaching and Learning/IB PYP coordinator at Magic Years and oversees training and professional development workshops reflecting progressive perspectives on teaching and learning.
She is an authorized IB PYP workshop facilitator, specializing in the Early Years and conducting workshops throughout the Asia-Pacific Region.
She loves spending time with her family in Bangkok and Australia, exploring the outdoors and cooking aromatic dishes with her daughter.
Mr. Rahul is a graduate of ISB in Bangkok. He has a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and a Master’s degree in Teaching and Curriculum from Michigan State University in addition to Certificate in Educational Technology. This is his ninth year at Magic Years.
Associate Head of School
As Associate Head of School, Mr. Rahul will be overseeing areas such as school advancement, communications, technology integration, and the move to the new school campus in Samakee.
Mr. Richard was born in the USA and has grown up in Asia. He graduated from Bangkok University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business and he is currently pursuing his Master’s degree in Education from Buffalo State College (SUNY).
Mr. Richard has a range of experience both in sales and marketing, and recently in the education sector as a teacher and administrator.
He looks forward to his first year at Magic Years as the school’s Marketing Manager, overseeing marketing efforts, communications, public relations, social and digital media, external events and outreach.
Ms. Nee has a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Bangkok University. She has been working at Magic Years for nine years.
Ms. Nee is the school accountant and also handles other administrative tasks such as purchasing and inventory.
In her spare time she enjoys playing games.
P’OngP’Ong is the IT director of Magic Years International School and helps to manage the internal network to ensure communication. He also assists with overall technology goals of Magic Years. In addition technology, he also helps to manage the Thai staff and duties.
You can P’Ong from morning until evening working hard, and always helping out the team.
Ms. Pui has a Bachelor’s degree from Mahidol University of Nursing Science and she also has a degree from Ramkamhaeng University of Thai Traditional Medicine. She has 2 years of experience working as a school nurse.
In her spare time, she enjoys cooking and travelling. Ms. Pui is looking forward to spending her second year at Magic Years as the School Nurse.
Ms. Vine is a mom of three children. She holds a Bachelor degree of Mathematics Education from Chiang Mai University. Before joining Magic Years she worked as a head manager at Thai company.
In her free time Ms. Vine likes to help children with their studies. She is excited to start her second year at Magic Years as the School Secretary and hopes that her knowledge and experience will continue to strengthen the community.