Guidance Counseling Team

Ms. Amy Pothong

Ms. Amy joined us from Baltimore, Maryland, USA. She is a Thai-native fluent in both Thai and English. She obtained her BS from Towson University in Psychology and Family Studies, MS from Johns Hopkins University in Clinical Community Counseling. Prior to joining us, Ms. Amy worked for the City of Baltimore, The New Century School and the Head Start program as a service/program specialist. Ms. Amy has 10+ years of experience in the field of Education and Mental Health.

She also teaches Psychology, AP Psychology and College Preparation. She loves playing tennis and reading in her spare time.



Mr. Tom Bell

In his second year at NIS, Mr. Tom joined us from Arizona, USA. He received his BS in Psychology from Northern Arizona University and his MSW (LGSW) from University of Maryland. Mr. Tom was in the Peace Corps for 2 years where he worked as a youth volunteer in Yangue, Peru.

Mr. Tom is fluent in Spanish. He worked abroad in Costa Rica and Spain with over 8 years of experience in the mental health field. He also teaches Spanish and is the AP Coordinator.

He is also coaching our NIS basketball teams. He likes to read and play crosswords.

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