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Staff Profiles: Samrith JR. Laornual (Sam)

 Samrith JR. Laornual (Sam)

Computer Science and Maths Teacher

Being an international school graduate has allowed me to have a very open and accepting view of the world and the issues that face it. This, coupled with my third culture kid mentality, has allowed me to quickly make long lasting relationships, gain a unique perspective on integration into societies other than my own, and given me a higher level of empathy for those who are new to their surroundings and environment. I believe that this is why I have always found working in an international school to be more than just a job but more like family.

In my teaching career of 22 years, I have taught the full spectrum of mathematical courses within the realm of an American-based curriculum, which include Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2, Trigonometry and Calculus as well as integrated spiral-based curricula which include IB level mathematics from Mathematical Studies to Standard and Higher Level courses. I have also had the pleasure of designing and developing curricula for mathematics through collaboration with my fellow colleagues in the math department.

Apart from mathematics, I have also taught IB Computer Science Higher Level and Standard Level for 20 years. This has allowed me to become well versed in the rigour of the IB Diploma Program as it pertains to Groups 4, 5, and 6. I have also taught many IT courses, which include Mobile Application Development, 3D Modeling, Cisco Computer Networking, and Digital Film Development.

Outside the classroom, I am actively involved in many student-led, teacher-led and school-led activities and events. I have been sponsor for many community service clubs over years in the schools that I have taught. I have also held coordinator/advisor positions for student government and school wide events.

As an educator I have an insatiable enthusiasm and willingness to continue learning new and innovative ways of teaching that benefit student learning. I am proud to now be a member of the St Andrews International School Bangkok family and I look forward to many years of inspirational teaching and learning.