Our Secondary Teachers

Name

Mr. Nicholas Blackwell

Email

nickb@cris.ac.th

Position

English, Social Studies and Leadership Teacher

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Arts (Honors) in History with a minor in English Literature from Trent University,
  • Bachelor of Education from Queen's University,
  • Currently working on my Master's Degree in Education, also at Queen's University (with a focus on assessment.)

Experience

English Teacher, Public Speaking: Shanghai Bond Canadian Academy (grade 10 and 11) 2014-2016

Name

Mr. Jonathan (Jae Won) Knickerbocker

Email

jknickerbocker@cris.ac.th

Position

Secondary Teacher and Head of Department

Qualifications

  • M.S in Education: Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment (Grades K-12) Walden University
  • B.S in Microbiology Colorado State University

Experience

Eager to bring students into the twenty-first century using a unique combination of education experiences coupled with years of business experience, upper management skills and Laboratory experience.

Education Philosophy or Favorite Quote

As a student I can remember being overwhelmed with school and as a teacher, the feeling is still the same. In our lives we are constantly learning and thinking about our daily interactions as well as wondering where we will be heading.

Our classrooms shouldn't be any different than the real world; rather the classroom should be a reflection of our living world. As a teacher, we need to inspire our students to inspire, to learn about learning and to think about thinking. As a student, we need to discover our learning, our thinking and our wonderment How far we climb the latter doesn't really matter, it's the understanding of ourselves that does.

So, when does a person complete their journey as a student? Only when that person has stopped their learning, thinking and wonderment. I know I'm constantly learning something new every day, I'm thinking about overcoming new challenges and wondering where I'll be next. As much as I'm a teacher now, I'm really just a student like you and everyone else.

Name

Trina Boyle

Email

trina@cris.ac.th

Position

Science Teacher

Qualifications

Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Education

Experience

12 Years teaching in Middle and High School

Education Philosophy or Favorite Quote

"Education is for improving the lives of others and for leaving your community and world better than you found it."
~ Marian Wright Edelman

Name

Will Hope-Ross

Email

will@cris.ac.th

Position

ELA teacher - Secondary

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Arts Degree (BA), English Literature, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada
  • Masters of Education (M.Ed), The College of New Jersey, New Jersey, USA
  • Teacher Certification in Secondary Language Arts, The College of New Jersey, New Jersey, USA
  • TOEFL Certificate, Prague, Czech Republic

Experience

International educator in ten different countries at the secondary and university level.

Education Philosophy or Favorite Quote

"Liberating education consists in acts of cognition, not transferals of information."
~ Paulo Freire

Name

Mr. Fabio Nogueira

Email

fabio@cris.ac.th

Position

Secondary Math Teacher

Qualifications

Bachelor of Education in Mathematics

Experience

Finance and Education

Education Philosophy or Favorite Quote

And so you touch this limit, something happens and you suddenly can go a little bit further. With your mind power, your determination, your instinct, and the experience as well, you can fly very high.
– Ayrton Senna

The wise is not the one who knows. The wise man is the one who does what he knows.
– Nuno Cobra