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Our Teaching Staff

EYFS Coordinator & Teacher
Mark Adams


Prior to teaching and after graduating from Nottingham Trent University and a 12 year career in Events Management, I completed my PGCE in 2009. Having spent last year teaching Year 2 at the British School of Ulaanbaatar, I am excited to be responsible for introducing the new EYFS Unit this year.

I will also be teaching Reception, something I did for 6 years in the UK. Working at BSU is my first experience of an international school.
I thoroughly enjoyed my time in Mongolia last year and am looking forward to exploring the country a little bit more this year. I would also like to try and improve my Mongolian language a little!

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Pre-School 1 teacher


Hello everyone. My name is Byambasuren. I like creative things like handmade arts. I have been working as a kindergarten teacher for 21 years now. I completed institute as a kindergarten teacher in 1991 and then gained my bachelor degree as teacher in 2007 at the Mongolian University of Teachers. I have recently undergone EYFS training under the direction of Mr Mark Adams who is an expert working in this field. This year is my 2nd year at BSU and I am so happy to work with those wonderful children. I love working with children and looking forward for this new challenge.

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Pre-School 2 teacher


Hello everyone! I am a teacher in Preschool 2. My name is Undarmaa. I love reading books and swimming. I graduated as a kindergarten teacher institute in 1991 and then I graduated National University of Mongolia in 2005 as an English teacher. I have been working for 20 years in this field and this is my second year at BSU. I have also been trained in EYFS system under the direction of Mr. Mark Adams who is well experienced in this field. I am excited to work with my cutest younger children with this new team in EYFS. Our class name will be called Ladybirds this year. I am looking forward to working with you for this new challenge.  

I wish to everybody all the best!
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 Year 1 Teacher

Georgina Chadwick


After completing my Bachelors degree at the University of Chester I took a year out to work. I then undertook my PGCE in Primary Education at Keele University and graduated in 2013. Although I am originally from Bury which is near to Manchester and I began my teaching career in Stoke. I worked in 2 contrasting primary schools in Stoke before moving on to travel and continue my career internationally. I have worked in primary schools across Auckland in New Zealand before becoming a member of the BSU team. I enjoy travel and experiencing different cultures and countries and found a love for teaching when I was in Kenya, working with children in 2009. I am excited to begin the school year here at BSU as a Year 1 teacher and look forward to embracing the Mongolian culture.

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 Year 2 Teacher
Gillian Mitchell



Growing up in a family full of teachers, with both parents working in the profession as well as my two sisters and grandparents, I have always been heavily immersed in school life.

Having graduated from Leeds University with a BA (Hons) degree in Music, I then spent some time gaining work experience in a number of Primary schools in various countries around the world. When I returned to the UK I completed a PGCE and began my teaching career. I worked in a school in the North of England for 5 years where I was able to develop a range of skills for teaching and learning, which in turn resulted in my involvement on the leadership team. In my personal life I enjoy writing music and performing, especially singing and playing the piano.

I also have a passion for exploring the great outdoors and for most sports including trail running. Having visited Mongolia on a number of occasions I was very excited to be offered the opportunity to work at BSU in this picturesque country. I am very much looking forward to this new challenge.
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Year 2 Teacher
Mary Norton


I have been teaching for over 15 years and have always enjoyed seeing children make progress and enjoy themselves. I am passionate about providing top quality education for the children of our future. Mongolia is an amazing country which I am enjoying exploring with my husband and 3 children.

In England I live in a small town right by the sea so being in a country with no coastline is certainly very different. In my spare time I enjoy baking and creating interesting cakes, travelling and trying to keep fit.

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Year 3 Teacher
Camilla Moloney


My name is Milly Moloney and I am very much looking forward to teaching Year 3 Koala class here at BSU. Having graduated from the University of Plymouth with a degree in Environmental Science, I went on to work as a marine biologist. As much as I loved studying plankton, the part of my job I enjoyed the most was education and outreach, so I decided to complete my PGCE and I have never looked back. I taught for 2 years in Plymouth, UK and then moved to Malaysia, where I taught for another 2 years in an international school.

In my spare time I love to travel, explore new places and dive. I also enjoy being creative, amateur photography and occasionally playing the saxophone and clarinet. I am very excited about getting to know Mongolia and finding out more about this beautiful country.
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Year 3 Teacher

Dave Paget


Hello, my name is David and I am from Gloucester, which is in the west of England. I graduated from the University of Plymouth in 2010 with a BA (Hons) in History and an MA in Social History. After working for a year I started my PGCE at the University of Gloucestershire. I have been a teacher for three years. During this time I worked in a school in Swindon, teaching across the primary age range.

I am very excited to be starting work at BSU and living in Mongolia.
I enjoy a range of sports and in particular, rugby. I am now attending rugby training here in Mongolia. I am looking forward to exploring more of  Mongolia in my spare time and perhaps trying some snow sports during the winter!

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Year 4 Teacher

Peter Norton



I am KS2 Coordinator (Years 3-6) at BSU. I am very much looking forward to continue teaching at the school after a fun and exciting first year. It is a great pleasure and privilege for me to help support the children and lead a group of teachers and teaching assistants with the aim of providing the best possible educational experience possible.
I am originally from London (England) and now live in a small town called Deal which is by the sea in the South East of England. There couldn’t be more of a contrast between my home in the United Kingdom and here in Mongolia, which is what makes this experience for me so unique. I thoroughly enjoyed my first year in Mongolia and look forward continuing to learn and discover more about this wonderful country.

I have been a teacher for over 15 years teaching both primary and secondary children. I thoroughly enjoy teaching and pupils have always responded well to my style of teaching. As well as teaching primary I am also a primary PE and Sport Specialist. Family, travel and sport are my passions.

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Year 4 Teacher
Peter Lafontaine 




Greetings and salutations! My name is Peter LaFontaine. After graduating from Dominican College with a BA in Psychology in 2000, I began teaching English to non-native speakers for the Department of Education in New York City.
I was registered and taught English and Science in Primary age groups from Kindergarten to Grade 5 for three years before moving to Incheon, South Korea.

In preparation for teaching overseas, I completed a professional TESOL certificate at Global TESOL College in New York, as well as graduate courses in TESOL Education at the City University of New York I returned to Washington, DC in 2010, where I was working an English Teacher, preparing international students for success in American universities, until I decided to bring my Mongolian-American family home to their mother country in August 2012.
It is my sincere desire to prepare the excellent primary students at British School of Ulaanbaatar for bright futures, and global success in all of their academic endeavours!

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Year 5 Teacher
Sam Price


This is my second year in my first international teaching post. From my experiences last year I quickly realised I loved living in Mongolia and experiencing a different culture and climate. Last year I enjoyed dog sledding and horse riding in the snow. This year I hope to build on my new experiences. With over 8 years teaching experience in the UK, and having taught all ages at primary level and in a range of schools, I am delighted to be able to bring my skills to BSU.

I adored my class last year and am looking forward to teaching my Yak Class this year. In the UK I was a lead teacher in Mathematics and worked closely with children who required additional support in their learning development. Beyond the school environment I enjoy dancing and listening to music.  

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Year 5 Teacher
Agatha Brinker


My name is Agatha Brinker. I am from Canada. I have been teaching overseas for the past nineteen years. I have spent many years in the Middle East and in Thailand.
I love working in different countries and meeting people from different cultures. I trust that I will also love being in Mongolia.

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Year 6 Teacher

 Helen Jones


I have been teaching across the English Primary curriculum for the past 13 years in both the UK and most recently in Hong Kong. I am passionate about my role as an educator and I am excited to have been given the opportunity to join the team at BSU.

Outside of the school environment I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, yoga and travel. My husband and two young children have travelled with me to Mongolia and I hope that together we can enjoy learning more about this dynamic country, its people, culture and language.

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Head of Secondary
Neil Smith



I studied Marine Biology at Newcastle University and gained my PGCE in Biology and Science at Reading University. After working with VSO in Papua New Guinea and Nepal I gained an MA in Development, with a focus on Gender and Education. Over the past 23 years I have worked in the UK and overseas, including the Middle East, Africa and Europe.

My roles have been in teaching and in managerial and teacher training positions.
I am excited to take on the position of Head of Secondary at BSU and look forward to working with the staff, students and parents to ensure that each individual can achieve their full potential.

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Science & PE Teacher 
Lee Jones


I completed my BSc in Sport, Health and Physical Education at the University of Wales, Bangor in 2004, and went on to complete my PGCE in Physical Education the following year. After completing my training I taught for 5 years at a school in Essex, before moving to Kenya for 2 years.

I decided to move to Mongolia, as I had a real interest in working in a new school, but also wanted to work in a country that was developing as quickly as Mongolia is I relished the idea of working and travelling in such a diverse country, with its rich history and culture.

I have a genuine love of all sports, including team games and individual sports. Other activities I enjoy include outdoor pursuits, martial arts and reading

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Maths Teacher

Trevor Phillips


I graduated in Microbiology from The University of Kent in 1994 and completed my PGCE at Canterbury Christ Church University the following year, where I trained to teach Science and Mathematics. In previous years I spent time with The Royal Navy at home and overseas working as an aircraft engineer attached to The Fleet Air Arm, which included work with search and rescue teams. I have 20 years experience teaching mathematics at all levels in the UK and am extremely proud of the results that my students achieved during this time.

My interest in Mongolia, its culture and history goes back many years, having studied the military strategy and tactics of Chinggis Khan and General Tsubodai during my time with British Forces. When I discovered an opportunity to work in Mongolia I applied immediately and am delighted to be teaching Mathematics here at The British School in Ulaanbaatar.

My other interests are hiking, reading, philosophy and football and I am hoping to both play and get involved in the football culture here in the city. I also intend to see a lot of Mongolia in the coming months and am currently planning trips to other areas.

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Maths Teacher

Chris Moloney


I have been a Maths teacher since 2008, and I find I enjoy it more each year. It is a fantastic job and an opportunity to be surrounded by inspiring people. I have worked in three UK secondary schools, an international school in Malaysia and a Deaf school in the UK. As well as teaching maths I have also had the opportunity to teach Geography, ICT and Design & Technology.

I graduated in 1999 and began my working career in magazine publishing and events management. In 2007 I completed my PGCE in Mathematics and began my teaching career. Outside of the classroom I enjoy playing music, reading, learning stuff, nature and wildlife, making things and the kind of sports where it doesn't matter if you're not very good!

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Maths Teacher

David Lamb


After completing my Bachelor’s degree at the University of Edinburgh I spent a year learning Arabic. Following this I completed a PGCE Mathematics and then a Masters Degree in Leadership in Education. I began my career teaching in East Yorkshire and then moved into the Independent sector. I spent five years teaching at an Independent girls’ boarding school in York and took advantage of the opportunity to teach girls from all over the world in multinational classrooms.

Working in Mongolia I have been able to use my skills in delivering Mathematics to learners who have English as an Additional Language. I was exceptionally pleased to see my first cohort of students in the British School of Ulaanbaatar achieve and exceed their GCSE Mathematics Targets. As a teacher of Mathematics I aim to create success for those who find the subject challenging as well as for the natural high fliers, and I always seek to make the subject accessible, enjoyable and interesting across the full ability range rather than allow it to become the enclave of a very able minority.

In addition to the working in the BSU community I have really enjoyed some outdoor adventures in Mongolia. Having climbed Asralt Khairkhan in the winter, I am now looking for my next challenge.
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English Teacher
Jennifer Edginton


Before teaching I did a Bachelor’s Degree in Organisational Communication and worked in Human Resources in America. Even then I knew teaching was my passion and I earned a BA in education from the University of Northern Iowa, a post graduate degree in English Literature from Victoria University of Wellington New Zealand, and a PGCE from the University of Sunderland.

I have taught in international schools in Abu Dhabi, Uruguay, Bahrain and Dhahran Saudi Arabia and have enjoyed the many and varied experiences taken from each country. I am thrilled to be here and have the opportunity to explore incredible Mongolia. I am looking forward to meeting new people and exploring new places as well as learn a bit of the Mongolian language.

English Teacher
 Carolyn Jones 


This will be my fourth year at BSU teaching English. I have enjoyed my time here immensely, learning about Mongolia's culture and the Nomadic way of life. Unfortunately, I still have not been able to learn an adequate amount of Mongolian - a goal for this year maybe? This year, I have the pleasure of taking Year 12 & 13 students as a Form Tutor, I am excited for the year ahead and look forward to assisting our older students’ transition to university.

During my time at BSU I have taught some exceptional children, met some inspirational teachers and made memories to cherish for a lifetime. Moving to Mongolia has been one of the best decisions my family has ever made.
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Art & DT teacher

 Michael O’Brien



I am very happy to be back in Mongolia and looking forward to continue my teaching here at the British School of Ulaanbaatar.

I am very much looking forward to a meeting all the students and their parents and like last year, I will do all I can this year to help all the students achieve the grades and rewards they are capable of achieving.

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Science Teacher

Duncan Holland


Teaching abroad has always been an aim of mine, and a large part of why I entered into the profession. I retrained 5 years ago after a short, but successful career in the police. Since qualifying I have taught in a small independent school in the idyllic Somerset countryside so Mongolia seemed the next logical step.
This is my first post in an international school and so far I have really enjoyed the challenges and experiences I have gained in a country with such an interesting landscape and culture. In my spare time I love to explore the outdoors, either on bike or on foot and take part in various endurance competitions, such as Ironman triathlons, and ultra trail races.

However, I always seem to be drawn back to my first love; rugby which I have managed to continue whilst in Mongolia playing for Khan-Uul Rugby team.

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ICT & Business Studies Teacher
Roger Hall


I am originally from the UK and am teaching ICT and Business Studies at BSU. For nine years I worked in media relations and marketing roles for a range of IT companies - the Internet was in its infancy and large mobile phones were only used for making telephone calls.

Since leaving the corporate world I have spent over a decade teaching these subjects in the UK and the Middle East before joining the team at BSU in the summer of 2015.
Having first visited the country for three months in 2004 I continue to be encouraged how the country makes progress whilst maintaining its heritage and traditions Outside of the classroom I am a reluctant triathlete with limited natural sporting abilities and recently self-published my first novel.
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Music Teacher
Rebecca Crichton



I am the whole-school Music teacher here at BSU. I come from Falkirk, Scotland, and gained a B.Ed Music from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in 2014. After graduating, I taught secondary music at the high school I attended as a pupil, which was a fantastic experience. The British School is my first international post, and I am delighted to be living and teaching here in Mongolia.
I am a cellist, and I also enjoy singing and playing the piano. Working with the BSU choir was the absolute highlight of my first year here; the students showed such commitment and enthusiasm. This year, I look forward to growing our choir numbers, hearing more of their joyful sounds, helping them to prepare for lots more performances, and challenging them with more harmonies!

I am a cellist, and I also enjoy singing and playing the piano and drum kit. I look forward to sharing my love of music with the students of BSU, and helping them to develop as musicians.
I am fascinated by the different musical instruments played around the world, and cannot wait to learn to play some traditional Mongolian instruments while I am here.

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PE Teacher
Orgilsaikhan Bayarmagnai



This year I will join the BSU team in my new role as Teacher of PE. I went to school in Mongolia but travelled to Ireland for my advanced studies where I graduated and majored in Sports Coaching. Last year at BSU I promoted my passion for both Futsal and Basketball, encouraging and coaching both boys and girls. I love sport and I want to share my passion to energise and enthuse our students at BSU.

I want to enable them to gain a sound knowledge of using their physical skills. I hope that by the end of the year our primary children will participate as individuals and in teams and that they will find the same passion for sport as I did.

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Humanities Teacher
Christopher Stone


My name is Christopher Stone and I will be teaching History and Geography at BSU. After reading for a BA I trained to be a teacher at Bristol University. When I graduated, I taught for two years in inner-city London before deciding to move abroad. Mongolia is very different to London but I think I am going to enjoy it just as much.

I love the mountains, the wide open spaces and the sense of freedom. While I love hiking and running, I cannot wait for it to snow so I can fulfil one of my ambitions and learn to ski! While in Mongolia, I am looking forward to experiencing different cultures, risking an adventure or two and making life-long memories. !

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ICT teacher

Odontuya Dalantai





Hello. My name is Odontuya. I am very happy working with my colleagues at the British School of Ulaanbaatar.  I have worked as computer software teacher for 4 years. I am teaching ICT lessons in primary classes at the British School of Ulaanbaatar. I am learning many things from this school. Example teaching skills. I am very happy working this school again.

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Chinese teacher

Tserendulam Ochirbat


I am delighted to be teaching Chinese to the students here at BSU. I graduated from the National University of Mongolia (NUM) with a BA in Linguistics where I was first a student and then a teacher.

I completed my Masters degree in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages at Beijing Language and Culture University.

I am privileged to be working in an environment with such a fantastic team of professional teachers and in a school that provides high quality care and learning opportunities for students.

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Mongolian History Teacher



Hello everyone,

I graduated from the National University of Mongolia as an Anthropologist – Mongolian History Teacher and it is my 9th year of working as a History Teacher. I enjoy working with my affable, highly qualified colleagues and friendly staff. I am happy to work with students who are eager to learn and will make every effort to help our students reach their full potential and become truly global citizens of the world.

I will help my students reach their full potential and become truly global citizens of the world.

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Mongolian Literature Teacher

 Baigal Urjinbaatar



I graduated from Mongolian University of Education as Mongolian Language and Literature teacher in primary. I have been working for 15 years as a teacher in secondary school and university.

I would like to say that I having good opportunity to work with experienced staff and children who are passionate about education.

I wish to my little students good luck

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Mongolian Literature Teacher
Damdinsuren Darinchuluun



I am excited to work as a Mongolian Literacy teacher at British School of Ulaanbaatar. I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Mongolian and English from the Mongolian National Language College and hold a Master’s Degree in Linguistics from the Mongolian Humanity University. I have been teaching for 15 years. It is an exciting opportunity for me to be working with BSU. I love to learn new things. Idioms are one of the things that interest me so much.
I enjoy gaining more insights and experience from the teachers I work with and I am very happy to work as part of a team in an international school setting.

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