Meet Our Staff

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Management Team

Daniel Willcocks

Managing Director/Teacher

  • B.A. Business Studies – Swansea, UK
  • M.A. Applied Linguistics – Birmingham, UK
  • Cambridge CELTA – Paignton, Devon, UK
  • Cambridge DELTA – Cambridge, UK
  • Cambridge CELTA Trainer approval, Cambridge UK
  • Cambridge English Language Assessment Team Leader, Thailand
  • IELTS Examiner
  • MBA International Banking and Finance (pending) – Birmingham, UK

My name is Danny, I am the Managing Director at International House Bangkok / Chiang Mai, and I spend my time setting up courses and programmes and taking care of the day to day running of the school. However, I am a teacher at heart, teaching all ages as much as I can and I also enjoy training teachers on our Cambridge CELTA courses whenever needed. I have been a teacher for over 22 years in total in the UK, Italy and Thailand. In Thailand I have enjoyed teaching students from prestigious international schools and here happily with IH Bangkok for more than 14 years. In fact I liked it so much that I got married and my daughter, Jasmine, comes to IH to study English for Young Learners courses as well. I have prided myself on successfully teaching students for exams whilst at the same time having fun. We have had a 100% pass rate for Cambridge English Language Assessment (CELA) main suite exams including KET, PET and FCE in many, many exam sessions and also helped international school students get ‘A’s for many subjects including IGCSE English, IGCSE ESL and IGCSE business studies – I leave the other IGCSE subjects to IH Bangkok teachers who know better. I have also been very fortunate to teach a lot of talented students from Thai schools who have gone on to get the King’s scholarship, the Thai government scholarship and the Japanese government scholarship all to study abroad to a masters or doctorate level. Out of school, I enjoy following and doing sports including fitness activities, cycling round the countryside of Thailand, swimming and cheering for Tottenham Hotspur.

Marshall Owen

Marshall Owen

Marketing Director

  • BS in Business Accounting, Minor in Economics – California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
  • Cambridge CELTA – International House Bangkok

My name is Marshall and I am 25 years old from California in the U.S. I take care of the marketing, day to day running of the school, and advising clients on their programs of study. I received my BS in Business Administration with a minor in Economics from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo. I lived and taught in Costa Rica for half a year which gave me a passion for new cultures and travel. This passion led me to Thailand at the beginning of 2013. I took my CELTA shortly thereafter and started working for International House in March of 2013. I changed jobs to become the Marketing Manager in 2014. A majority of my time in Bangkok is spent exploring the city or with friends in good restaurants. Although I rarely teach now, I can teach Science, Math, Economics, Business, and History.

Our Teacher Trainers

Adam Bejsovec

Teacher Training Coordinator

  • TESOL – Aston, Birmingham, UK
  • Cambridge DELTA – Istanbul, Turkey
  • Cambridge Delta Trainer approval, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Cambridge CELTA Trainer approval, Almaty, Kazakhstan

My name’s Adam and I’m an enthusiastic and dedicated ELT professional with expertise in teaching, teacher training and development, as well as in academic management. I did the Cambridge Delta in 2008 and got my master’s degree in TESOL. I also have a Diploma in ELT Management and I continue developing in this area (I recently completed a course in YL centre management with IH London). I love languages, linguistics and the diversity my job involves as well as having the chance to work and network with so many interesting professionals from IH, and the field in general.

My almost twenty years of teaching experience spans all age groups (from 3 y.o. to adults) and levels (pre-A1 to C2); teaching individuals as well as groups of various sizes. Apart from General English, I enjoy teaching different strands such exam classes (Cambridge Exams, IELTS, TOEFL etc.), ESP, EAP and Business English.

I’ve been tutoring on a range of courses starting from pre-service TKT, CELTA, Delta as well as courses for teaching young and very young learners (IHCYLT or IHVYL) in several European and Asian countries. Apart from face-to-face courses I’ve been tutoring various blended and online courses including IH DoS, IH BET, IH CAM or Delta M1 & 3 courses.

I am convinced that teaching and teacher training should be done in an interactive, communicative way and in contexts which are meaningful and directly relevant to learners and teachers respectively. I strongly believe in CPD, individual approach and localisation of teaching and training while maintaining and exceeding the set standards.

My work has always been my hobby so the boundaries between my working and free time have been quite blurred. Apart from the ELT, I love cooking & even more eating, bowling, Turkish & Scandinavian literature and movies, and an occasional run and swim.

PercyPercy Hales

  • BA Honours, Philosophy and English, University of York
  • CTEFLA Bell School, Bowthorpe Hall, Norwich
  • DTEFLA IH Sahafayeen, Cairo
  • CTEFLA Trainer Approval IH Sahafayeen, Cairo

Hi, my name’s Percy. I was born in the South of England, raised in the East and educated in the North. I began teaching in 1985 and have worked abroad since 1987. Since becoming a trainer in 1992 I’ve delivered CELTA/CTEFLA courses in Egypt, Cyprus, Thailand, Australia, India, Bangladesh, and Qatar. In my free time I sing folk songs, read, try to write, and watch Rugby Union. I’ve grown out of specific ambitions, but would like to go up country in Ethiopia, and visit Latin America.

Monika Kadar-Wood

Monika Kadar-Wood

  • BA High Honours, Social Work, Szeged University
  • CELTA – Shanghai University, China
  • DELTA – IH Bangkok
  • IELTS Examiner and Examiner Trainer
  • CELTA Trainer Approval, IH Chiang Mai

Hi my name’s Monika. I initially worked as a manager for a graphic design firm in Oxford before discovering my love of teaching in rural Bengal. I subsequently became a Lecturer at Shanghai University, where for seven years I taught a range of General, Academic and Business English courses, including a course of my own devising, 19th Century British Society through Film, as well as being involved in course development and assessment and working as an academic counsellor. I have a natural love of languages, being fluent or having forgotten to be fluent in four languages. When not reading or listening to classical Indian music I like to do yoga, cycle, cook vegan dishes and rescue skinny kittens from the Thai countryside.

Our Teachers

Grant Thomas

Grant Thomas

Senior Teacher

Qualifications

  • BA (Hons) Ancient History – University of Nottingham, England
  • Cambridge CELTA – International House Chiang Mai

Hi. My name is Grant and I am 31 years old. I was born in Swansea, Wales but raised in a village near Harrogate in northern England. After I graduated university, I worked for nearly 6 years in healthcare, first as a Care Support Worker on an Orthopedic Trauma ward, then as a Laboratory Assistant in Histopathology. I always dreamed of teaching English abroad however, so I finished work with the NHS in 2014 and travelled to Chiang Mai to complete the Cambridge CELTA. So far I have taught English in Chiang Mai and Bangkok and I am thoroughly enjoying it. In my free time I love reading, watching movies and travelling. I am passionate about history, archaeology and culture, and maintain an interest in science and current affairs. Whilst teaching here I hope to learn some of the Thai language, study Muay Thai and visit some of the beautiful historical sites in Thailand.

Hailey Morrison

  • BSc Honours Science – Chemistry, Minor in French, University of Waterloo, Canada
  • Cambridge CELTA- International House Chiang Mai.

Hi, my name’s Hailey. I’m 24 years old and from Niagara Falls, Canada. I have a BSc (Hons) from University of Waterloo, Canada with a minor in French. I took my CELTA certification at IH Chiang Mai and fell in love with everything northern Thailand has to offer. Before coming to Thailand, I spent a year living and working in France to the language. Teaching and traveling aren’t my only passions, I love all animals and spend my spare time volunteering at a dog rescue. While in Thailand, my goal is to learn as much as I can about the culture and language.