EFI Center - Our Faculty


All of our faculty are trained and licenced Teachers in their home countries. They combine their experience of pedagogy with various teaching methodologies. Each Teacher supports the school's philosophy to provide our students with the skills that are required to confront the future with confidence.

My First School - Kindergarten
 Kim Chi Nguyen Thi

Graduated from a university in France with a Mater’s degree in Marketing, I have worked pretty successfully in Banking and Commerce for over ten years. Anyway, I have aspired to early childhood education as well.

As mom of three children, I think, a good and effective education is to be from a caring, nurturing environment with qualified teachers who can provide them hands-on knowledge and creative mind. I feel hornor to have the opportunity to work at My First School alongside qualified and skillful teachers coming from foreign countries.  I would like to say to parents that My First School, which is well equipped and well furnished, will ensure a good curriculum and effective learning methods.

Master Word: Problem-solver, Determined, Teamwork


Hobbies: Reading, Yoga-Meditation, Travelling

Samantha Tan


 Passion and Love comes from within. However i like to teach our youth. Setting rules and structure for children is important for what lies ahead in life. Building confidence and letting children express themselves is my main goal of teaching.

Hobbies : Cooking - Swimming - Divertissements


Eric James Daugherty


Graduated Master English Teaching Certificate (ACCET Accredited) U.S. Department of Education.


I'm an encourager of critical thinking to provide learners with problem-solving skills to build confidence. 


My passion for teaching English began in 2011 as a volunteer for war refugee children in the U.S. I moved to Vietnam soon after and have been teaching primary grades in English.


Hobbies:I spend my leisure time with family and friends. I'm married with a young daughter and enjoy family outings.  

Stephanie Guillaume


Graduated from a master’s degree in education, I’ll always attempt to find the best way to teach our students in terms of their age, personality and culture. I’m convinced the essential thing that education need is a positive atmosphere to allow the youth to learn in good condition and to enjoy it !

"Living between traveling and teaching, I love to discover new cultures and languages. During my trips, I’m also trying to learn about new and different educational systems.”


Master Word: open minded, respect and pleasure to learning.


Hobbies: Mountain sports, drawing, exploring, traveling.


EFI Center - Primary to High School

Marc Nuxis


& Primary / secondary school teacher in French section


Professor graduated from the French National Education with years of experience, in and out of France, from kindergarten to high school. Specialized in the acquisition of reading among French and non-French speaking students.


Discovering and sharing  are my passion. 

Grace Cajili

Head of Pedagogy &

Teacher Upper primary / High school in English section

Bio: Graduate Master of Education (M.Ed) Upper Primary and High School teacher with years of teaching experience in Japan, Singapore, Philippines and Indonesia.


I teach with my heart, guide, develop and make learning effective and meaningful to maximize my every student’s potential. Teaching is my passion.

Hobbies & Interests: Travelling, cooking, social

Pauline Croise

Teacher in French section


 Masters in Education, certificate in Primary school teaching, diploma in teaching French as a foreign language

I worked in France for 6 years and overseas for the last 2 years, in Australia and China.


Master Words : Benevolence, creativity, team work


Hobbies : Scrapbooking, origami, yoga, swimming and cycling 

Raul Soriano 

Teacher Upper Primary / High school in English section


Graduate of Education; Master of Mathematics; Upper Primary/High School teacher with mastery in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry


To educate, to motivate and inspire my students to learn and strive to greatness.


Passion: Sports; Table Tennis, Basketball, Playing Chess

Jaime Sargent ​

Teacher primary in English section


Graduated Degree in Education and TEFL Certified. I was previously a gymnastics coach for 8 years, during my last year of coaching I began to teach primary school and high school students. I have worked with children for many years and I carry on doing so because I thoroughly enjoy it. I believe I am a friendly and approachable teacher whom students are able to communicate with and ask questions effectively. I believe a positive classroom  will only promote a healthy and fun learning environment.


Leisure time: Travelling, exploring new places, running, yoga, meditating, swimming in the ocean and spending time with friends are some of the things I enjoy doing in my free time.

Danica Rae

Teacher primary in English section


I am an English teacher from South Africa with two years of teaching experience. I have a Bachelor of Arts degree with majors in English and Psychology, as well as a Post Graduate degree in Education. I am also TEFL certified.


I am an extremely passionate teacher who wishes to help students find joy in learning. I believe that my students can achieve their goals through hard work and determination, as well as constant encouragement and support from me. My goal is to create a safe learning environment for children so that they look forward to learning. 


Leisure : Passion:Reading, writing, travelling, movies, music, yoga and fitness, spending time with friends and family. 

Jamon Lifsey

Teacher primary in English section


I graduated from American Public University with an MBA, but my real passion is teaching.  I have been teaching for nearly ten years in China and Vietnam.


I believe that the best recipe for student success in good access to education and to never give up.


Hobbies : My hobbies include soccer, hiking, traveling and spending time with friends and family.