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School Leadership Team

Nguyen Thi Thu Thuy
Chairwoman of school council SNA Marianapolis Bien Hoa

Nearly 11 years of experience as Managing Director of renown education centers.

“Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today ” – Malcom X.

As former Country Head of Overseas Study Center in ILA Vietnam, Thuy has an outstanding track record of level KPIs and operational excellence through many years in an educational leadership position.

Also, her international experience comes from attaining a Master’s Degree in Business & Marketing Management from the Solvay Business School, Université libre de Bruxelles. She pursues her ambition for raising global citizens, constructing innovative curriculum, and inspiring students to succeed.

Through providing a holistic array of operation strategies and delivering seamlessly integrated learning and teaching approach, Thuy offers a clear strategic vision which shapes SNA as a leading international student-centric school. She is also a creative, visionary leader who inspires teachers, students, and the community.

Dr. Robert Fielder
United States of America
Head Of School

Dr. Fielder enters the inaugural year as Head of School with SNA Marianapolis International School – Bien Hoa Campus. In his role as Head of School, Dr. Fielder oversees all aspects of school administration. Dr. Robert works closely with all school stakeholders ensuring the mission and vision of our school exceed expectations. He believes SNA Marianapolis International School sets itself apart from others with a simple, but effective, philosophy – at our school learners come first! There is a high premium placed on what is “best” for our students. Faculty, administrators, office staff, parents, and our Board of Directors all work cohesively on a daily basis to provide pathways and strategies for student success. 

About Dr. Robert Fielder, he graduated from the University of California with a bachelor’s degree in Secondary education. He completed his Master’s degree in Education and Administration, also from the University of California. Dr. Robert went on to complete his Ph.D. in Organization and Leadership from the University of San Francisco. He has continued his pursuit as a lifelong learner by obtaining his Certification in Advanced Educational Leadership from Harvard University. 

Prior to leading SNA Marianapolis International, Dr. Robert has led international schools in the Philippines, Bahrain, Kuwait, and Pakistan. He has also worked internationally with the Philippine Depart of Education. His career began working in the California Public School System. 

Dr. Fielder is an avid sports enthusiast. He enjoys participating in multiple sports and thrives on the competition. You will often find him coaching and mentoring students in various extracurricular activities. 

Dr. Robert Fielder’s family includes his wife, Mia, and four children, Brandon, Caleb, Morgan, and Kylie. His eldest son is attending Texas A&M University studying Aerospace Engineering while the other three are enrolled at SNA Marianapolis International School. 

United States of America

I am excited to be joining SNA Marianapolis as the Secondary School Principal. I look forward to meeting and getting to know each and every one of you in person. I have been an educator and leader in the USA, Mexico, Poland, Egypt, Albania, and most recently in India, where I was a Principal for the past three school years. I believe that school leadership is responsible for living and breathing its mission and values. As an educational leader and professional, I work diligently to be fair, open, and honest and lead as an example to the school community and stakeholders.   

My educational philosophy is one in which I believe students can take ownership of their education. This student-centered approach to teaching and learning has served me well in the past twenty-odd years as an educator and leader. Out of this comes one of my strengths in continuous school improvement.   

I actively listen to stakeholders and take in their points of view believing that the collaborative effort makes any activity stronger. Along with my open door, I will be open to hearing your thoughts and ideas. Believe me, experience tells me that it takes a collective team effort to move a school forward. Together we can do great things at SNA Marianapolis.    

As a lifelong learner, I attempt to constantly improve my knowledge and be relevant to the current practices and standards. I possess two master’s degrees (MEd and MSW) and have obtained an International Leadership certificate. Outside of school, I enjoy traveling, reading, theatre, new dining experiences, or just hanging out with friends and swapping a few bad (or is that dad) jokes.  


What an honor to be joining the school as the new Elementary School Principal and to be joining this great community.  Although I have only recently joined, I have had the pleasure of meeting some of our students and I can see we have a young, inquisitive, and enthusiastic generation of students eager to take on any challenges. 

I am a passionate educator. After completing my undergraduate at the University of London and doing a year abroad in Japan, I fell in love with teaching and education and remained in this field ever since.  My teaching career began with English language teaching in Japan over 20 years ago.  Over the years I have taken various roles including teaching, curriculum development, teacher training, administrator, and general management. I have spent most of my professional life in Asia. 

In South Korea, I worked as an academic manager in a private language school. In China, I designed the English curriculum for English Language majors. In Vietnam, I worked for over 10 years with ILA Vietnam, re-designing their English language program to ensure 21st Century learning skills were incorporated into the curriculum, but also bringing an element of project-based learning to the schools. More recently, I worked at a group of bilingual schools as the International Program Director where I developed an integrated project-based learning curriculum and oversaw the delivery of the curriculum in the first years of operation.  

I have now been in Vietnam with my family for just under 15 years. I am deeply committed to learning and understand the importance of a solid English language foundation in international education.  I am a firm believer of integrating learning skills, digital literacy and empowering children to take ownership of their own learning.  My aim is to ensure our students develop a strong set of knowledge and skills in Elementary years, through plenty of learning opportunities in all developmental areas, setting a strong foundation for academic success in later years. 

I am excited to meet all our students and families.  Once again, I am honored to have the opportunity to bring my professional experience to the SNA Marianapolis community. 

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