College and School Counselor

Hello and welcome to the Counseling page of Nakornpayap International School. My name is Pattarapan Pothong and my nickname is Amy. I completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and Family Studies and a Master of Science in Clinical Community Counseling from the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.


I’ve worked with various organizations prior to joining NIS from Montessori schools, Head Start, private practices to the City of Baltimore Community Partnership. I was Montessori Certified as a teacher at Patterson Park Montessori School in Maryland. I also worked at the New Century School where I was a Psychological Coordinator/Counselor. At Southwest Human Development Head Start in Arizona, I worked as a Mental Health Counselor working with children, parents and teachers to support social-emotional health and behavioral goals.  I believe the school counseling program is an integral component of the educational environment. Students, parents, teachers and those who interact with children daily are vital members in the partnership to foster growth in students’ achievement in all areas of development.


As the Counselor, I have the privileged to work with every single student in the school. I plan on working with students at the small group level, as well as at the short-term individual counseling level. My focus is to work with the students to identify their learning needs and together, we will work toward solutions with creative and supportive interventions that would help the students feel confident and excel.  The academic, and personal/social needs of students will be the emphasis of NIS counseling; while encouraging a strong partnership between home and school to ensure the maximum educational experience for students. I also provide college counseling services to facilitate college planning process and to help students and parents identify and work towards achieving post-secondary goals.


Please feel free to contact me at


Thank you for your endless support in your child’s lifelong journey, starting with us, at Nakornpayap International School.


Kind regards,


Pattarapan Amy Pothong

NIS School Counselor

Korean Counselor

A key aspect of my role as Korean Counselor is to ensure better and smoother communication between the school and the sizable Korean community. Korean parents may now be informed of events in the school and can be updated on issues concerning their children accurately. I hope that this will encourage Korean parents to be more involved with the school, as the language barrier has now been reduced. Please email me if you need assistance in Korean language regarding any school related matters, I would be happy to help you.

한국인 카운슬러로서 저의 주된 업무는 나콘파얍 학교와 한국인 커뮤니티의 소통을 수월하게 하는것입니다. 학교에서 벌어지고 있는 행사, 학부모면담, 학생과 관련된 일 등 언어 장벽 때문에 의사소통이 불편하셨던 점을 제가 보완 해드리려 노력하겠습니다. 앞으로 부모님들께서 더더욱 학교에 관심과 애정을 가져주시면 감사하겠습니다.


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