Education Board

Robin Klymov

Member of Education Board

Mr. Robin Klymow joined Yokohama International School for six years before being invited to be Secondary/Deputy Principal at International School of Penang, Malaysia. From there he moved to be Assistant Principal the Western Academy of Beijing helping in the set up and authorization of the IBDP programme. Following his time in Beijing he moved to Jakarta as the Middle and High School Principal at a new school, Samaras World Academy. The Board of Phuket International Academy Day School invited him to be Head of School where he worked on the growth and buildings plan. Most recently he worked at Nagoya International School (NIS) Japan.


  • Mr Robin Klymow originally worked in education in London & Japan.
  • He has held Principal and Deputy Principal positions in Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam and Malaysia over 20 years
  • He has had experience of working on start-up projects in both Thailand and Indonesia as well as working in established schools in Japan and Malaysia.
  • He is a Consultant, Team Leader and Examiner for the International Baccalaureate organisation and conducts verification, evaluation and consultation visits for the IB.
  • His work has involved curriculum development in the UK and internationally as well as serving on accrediting teams for the Council of International Schools (CIS). He contributed to the establishment of the Jump Foundation and has worked closely to link international schools with charitable and community work.

Nguyen Huong Trung

Member of Education Board

She is an experienced and passionate educator, an righteous and commpassionate leader. Who has worked in higher education for more than 20 years and meanwhile in K-12 education for 6 years. With enriched experience of inspiring young students to discover their passion and acquire knowledge/skills, she knows every single child ‘s idea is value and worthy respected. And she knows how greatly affect to their achivements when setting high expectations and promptly training them.


  • Administrator – Head of Architecture Division, HCMUT, VNU HCM from 2010-2017.
  • Experienced educator/leader with sound understanding of architectural bachelor training/teaching programmes.
  • Experiences of leaderships in studying and designing of sustainable community development.
  • Expertise in smart city and sustainable urban design and planning.
  • Professional Architect and Urban Planning Expert.


  • PhD Candidate in Urban and Regional Planning, University of Architecture Hochiminh City.
  • Master in Urban and Regional Planning, University of Architecture Hochiminh City.
  • Bachelor in Architecture, University of Architecture Hochiminh City.
  • Graduate Certificate in Educational Leadership and Management.
  • IB training certificates.

Dr. Huynh Nam Trung

Member of Education Board

Phd. Research Associate Department of Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering. University College London. UK.

Dr. Tham Huyen Anh

Member of Education Board

Phd. Associate Lecture in International Management and Innovation. Business school. Midlesex University. London. UK

Tim Vanderpool

Head of School (HOS)

Mr Tim Vanderpool has nearly 30 years of experience in education as a teacher. Mr Tim grew up in California, attended Occidental College, and spent the first 14 years of his educational career in a coastal suburb of Los Angeles. His international experience started in 2005 in Tokyo where he spent 9 more years teaching IB Physics and leading curriculum development. The last 6 years have been dedicated to the transformation of teaching and learning at international schools in Ho Chi Minh City as the Curriculum Director.

Mr Tim has a M.S. in Instructional Design and Technology, a B.A. in Physics, has been a National Board Certified Teacher since 2003, and will complete his Certificate of Management and Leadership this summer. This will be the third time in his career that he has helped a school in their quest to become an IB World School and is looking forward to this exciting opportunity as Tesla.

Angela Baker

Middle Years Programme Coordinator

Mrs. Angela Baker has been living and working abroad for sixteen years. Angela grew up in Michigan, attended Michigan State University, and spent several years teaching Middle and High School Social Studies in Michigan before moving to China. She has been fortunate to work at International Schools in Shanghai and Chengdu, China, and Ho Chi Minh City during her time overseas. Mrs. Baker has been teaching social studies here in Ho Chi Minh City for the past five years and has two years of experience with the IB MYP curriculum. She brings a passion for education, a strong work ethic, and a dedication to leadership to build educational programs where all students can be successful while developing their sense of self and instilling a commitment to their community. 

Education background:

  • Mrs. Baker has a B.A. in History from Michigan State University and an M.A. in Teaching and Curriculum with an ESL specialization also from Michigan State University.
  • She is certified in grades 6-12 in Social Studies from North Carolina and has IB training certificates in MYP.

Angela is thrilled to be working at Tesla and looks forward to collaborating with colleagues to implement the IB MYP program.

To become a leading education group by giving students a passion for science and technology through developing strong language skills. To provide students with an educational environment that combines the teaching of modern science, technology and education in Western cultures with the Oriental values.

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