About International School of Myanmar

ISM Leadership Team

Ben Marsh

Director

Ben joined ISM as the School Director in 2019. Prior to that, he worked in Malaysia, Bangladesh, Lesotho and the United States. Ben brings with him 20+ years of experience in private and international school settings. When time permits, Ben enjoys riding his motorcycle and hiking in nature. He has been known to teach juggling in his earlier teaching days.

Email : director@ismyanmar.com

Lara Manasfi

Lower Elementary School Principal and Director Of Strategic Initiatives

Lara joined ISM in 2019.  Prior to that, she worked in Malaysia, Bangladesh, South Korea and Lebanon. Lara brings with her 25+ years of experience in international school settings. Lara comes from a family of 5 siblings, 4 of whom are educators. Lara finds great pleasure in exploring food from different countries, learning new languages and taking long strolls along the beach.

Email : loweresprincipal@ismyanmar.com

Mark Baker

Upper Elementary School Principal

Mark joined ISM as the Elementary School Principal in 2018. Prior to that, he worked in Italy, South Africa, Syria and the United States. Mark brings with him 25+ years of experience in independent and international school settings. While in Africa, Mark summited Mt. Kilimanjaro, bungee jumped at Victoria Falls, and came within an arms length of a great white shark in South Africa. Mark enjoys reading and was a decent drummer when he was younger.

Email : upperesprincipal@ismyanmar.com

Cheryl Huber

Middle School Principal

Cheryl Huber joined ISM as the Middle School Principal in 2018. Prior to that, she worked several places in the United States (mostly Alaska) and also in Puerto Rico. Cheryl brings with her 25+ years experience in education years as a principal. Cheryl enjoys fishing (especially salmon fishing) and hiking and has even camped with grizzly bears.

Email : msprincipal@ismyanmar.com

Dr. Jeff Hill

High School Principal

Jeff joined ISM in 2000 as a MS/HS teacher and moved into leadership in 2010 and as the High School Principal in 2018. Prior to that, he worked in Great Britain and Thailand. Jeff brings with him 25+ years of experience in public, private and international school settings. Before joining the field of education, Jeff worked for the merchant bank, Barings, in the city of London, for five years as an equity trader.

Email : hsprincipal@ismyanmar.com

Dr. Aloha Lavina

Director of Curriculum

Aloha joins ISM in 2020 as Director of Curriculum. Prior to that, she worked in South Korea, Thailand, Croatia, and India. Aloha brings with her 25+ years of experience in international school settings. When time permits, Aloha enjoys long walks with a camera and weaving words into worlds. Aloha is a published photographer and author.

Email : curriculum@ismyanmar.com

Scott Slabaugh

Director of Human Resources and Admissions

Scott joined ISM as the Director of Admissions/Human Resources in July 2013. Prior to that, he worked in Japan and the United States. Scott brings with him approximately 25+ years of experience in the US private university, public Japanese and international school settings. Scott likes to scuba dive and snow-ski and has been to many high peaks in the Rocky Mountains and to low depths in the pacific ocean.

Email : hr@ismyanmar.com

Khine Pyone Wai

Human Resource Manager and Board Representative

Khine joined ISM as the Human Resource Manager and Board Representative in July 2014. Khine is an ISM alumni from the Class of 2007. Khine has seen most of the history of ISM and has experienced the school as a student and now as an administrator. Khine enjoys traveling and trying out different foods from the places she visits.

Email : khinepyonewai@ismyanmar.com