I have over 30 years of experience in education. For 25 of those years, I taught at Chiang Mai International School (CMIS) as a classroom teacher and at various times also served as Head of the Thai Department, Head of the Foreign Languages Department, and Head of the ESL Department. I also served one year as the Acting Principal/Manager of the school. In 2003, I joined the NIS family as the Thai Principal and Elementary School Supervisor. In 2007, my husband and I moved to the United States, but I came back to NIS as an advisor every year for 4-6 weeks. It was fulfilling for me to maintain my wonderful relationship with the school for the ten years I lived overseas. This year, 2017, I have returned to NIS full-time as Deputy Director and Supervisor of the Early Childhood Center (ECC). It is an honor for me to work with a committed, amazing administrative team. I particularly appreciate the commitment of the school’s owner who always has the school’s best interests in mind.
I received my Bachelor of Arts degree from Philippines Christian University, Manila, and I have Master of Arts degree in Elementary Education from Westminster College, Pennsylvania USA, and a Master of Arts degree in Religious Education from Princeton Theological Seminary, New Jersey USA. I have also completed a special course of study at Bowie State University, Maryland USA, which led to my certification as an elementary teacher by the State of Maryland.
 
I love teaching. I always have. And I love children. My constant goal is to instill in them a love of reading, which is the foundation of learning. I enjoy working in the happy environment of NIS and look forward to working with the parents, teachers, and staff in the coming year.

Warunee Swanson
Deputy Director