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School Leadership


Dr. Steven E. Ballowe: Head of School 

Dr. Steven E. Ballowe brings career experiences of over 30 years, with leadership in education that has been recognized by several Presidents in the United States and Governors in Virginia, South Carolina and Virginia. He has created educational programs that have generated outstanding academic achievement by students. Dr. Ballowe earned his PhD from the University of South Carolina, an Ed.S. diploma from the University of South Carolina, his Masters degree from Lynchburg College and a B.A. degree from Virginia Military Institute. Dr. Ballowe is the author of two books, The Gainesville Model and Georgia M.A.G.I.C., numerous journal publications and has served as a keynote speaker and conference presenter in many national and state forums. A highlight was being requested by the Georgia School Boards Association to present the “Gainesville Model” and discuss academic achievement and accountability to every new school board member in the State of Georgia from 2004 to 2008!


Mr. Khanchit (Andrew) Juthapornmanee: Director and Business Manager

Mr. Khanchit (Andrew) Juthapornmanee has a Bachelor of Science Degree from Rutgers University in New Jersey, U.S.A. and a Master of Science Degree from Texas A&M University at Kingsville in Texas, U.S.A.  In addition, he also held the Graduate Diploma in Teaching Profession at North Bangkok University and is currently finishing his Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Administration at North Bangkok University in Bangkok, Thailand. He has been in the Garment Business for 15 years and an English Instructor at the University levels in Chiang Mai for 6 years before joining TCIS as Director and Business Manager. He is also ETS certified to teach TOEFL, the next generation.


Mr. John McGrath: Upper School Leader

John McGrath is the High School’s Senior Teacher. He is a Canadian with over thirty years experience in education from early years through Graduate programs at the University Level. He has been a successful Administrator for over eighteen years, having led programs of over 82,000 students. John gained most of his experience teaching and leading in Canada at a variety of schools as well as having taught at the University of Ottawa Masters Program as well as at Queen’s University where he taught the Principal Qualification Program. John received his degrees from the University of Ottawa before pursuing Administrative and Superintendent Qualifications. His licensure comes from the Ontario College of Teachers. Most recently John has been the Principal of The American School of Bangkok where he spent the last four years leading a campus which spanned early years through grade 12. John is currently pursuing a Phd in Educational Leadership.


Mr. Paul Henderson: Lower School Leader

Mr. Paul Henderson has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and East Asian Studies from Denison University, Granville, OH, USA. He has an Illinois Secondary Certification in HS Social Studies (US/World History, Civics/US Government, and Sociology with MS and Chinese endorsements). He has a Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction from DePaul University, Chicago, IL, USA. He also has experience in non-profit management and grant writing in Chicago. He earned his Certificate of International School Leadership from the Principals’ Training Center in London. He has been working at TCIS for 10 years. In past years, he has worked at TCIS as the school’s PK-12 Curriculum Coordinator, PK-12 VP, and WASC Coordinator.


Mr. Hsieh Chung-a-An(Tony): International Student Recruiting

Tony has been with TCIS for 6 years and runs an outstanding Chinese Languages Program for Grades KG- 12. He has a Masters of Arts in Teaching Chinese as a Second Language from the National Kaohsiung Normal University, Taiwan, Republic of China He has a Bachelor of Arts in Chinese from Tamkang University, Taiwan, Republic of China. He holds his certification in Chinese for Secondary School from the Government of Taiwan, Republic of China.