Our Leadership Team

Enabling local
and global success

Our experienced teachers and staff leaders are the bedrock of our success. They personalise our Amazing Learning approach for effective individual development of all students, while providing a connection between our educational philosophy of Amazing Learning and the actions undertaken by each teacher in each platform.

Meet some of our key leaders at Tenby Schools Setia Eco Gardens below.

Liam Hammer
Campus Principal

Liam comes to us as a highly accomplished educator with qualifications from the University of Melbourne, Macquarie University and Harvard Graduate School of Education, Liam is also currently completing a Doctorate of Educational leadership from Wilkes University, USA.

Originally hailing from Melbourne, Australia, he boasts over twenty years of international teaching and leadership experience using the International Baccalaureate (IB) and Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) curricula, and has worked in Australia, Thailand, Indonesia and Albania. 

He is also an examiner, curriculum writer, Authorisation Visitor for the Council of International Schools (CIS), and has sat on committees of management for the Association of National & Private Schools, Association of Indonesia IB Schools and Directors of Tirana Association International Schools.

Meet our Leadership Team

Jurjen Raatjes
Head of Tenby International School, Primary

With an M.Ed from University Groningen and several qualifications in Education, Management & Business, and International School leadership from the University of Toronto, University of Aruba, Hanzehogeschool, and Schouten University of applied Sciences Mr Jur has worked in a variety of school settings, mainly in primary education in his home country of the Netherlands, as well as in Aruba, Rwanda and Kenya over the past 30 years.

His last international school was in Kenya, where he was the director of an IPC & IEYC school, combined with the local curriculum. Jur is here in Malaysia with his wife Anna and their two dogs. In his spare time he loves sports, cooking and creativity.

Thamaraii Gopalakrishnan
Deputy Head of Tenby International School, Primary

Having obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Honours in English Education from Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR), Tammy has experience working in both government and private schools. She believes that every child is unique and deserves the opportunity to achieve their goals! Tammy treats students with the utmost care and works closely with parents tirelessly to bring out the best in all students. She enjoys teaching primary and takes pride and dignity in the nobility of teaching as a profession. Besides teaching, Tammy is also an active volunteer in non-governmental organization events.

Ainnie Radzwien
Deputy Head of Tenby International School, Primary

Ms Ainnie Ahmad graduated from University of Missouri-Rolla USA, with a BSc in Electrical Engineering. She later perused her passion for teaching and learning with a PGCEi  from Queen’s University, Belfast, UK. She came into the teaching profession to make a positive impact on children’s lives, enabling them to become lifelong learners.

She started off as a teaching assistant and worked with children across all key stages. Upon completing her PGCEi she went on to becoming mile post leader, IPC coordinator and has been a committee chair for school improvements exercise. She believes wholeheartedly in the importance of providing children with high quality education, shaping them to be independent, high achieving individuals ready to face the outside world.

Michael Dyer
Head of Tenby International School, Secondary

With a BA (Hons) in History from Plymouth University and a PGCE from Bath Spa University, Michael has embarked on a successful career in education where he specialises in the teaching of Humanities subjects including History and Geography.

He began teaching in 2007 and has been with Tenby Schools Setia Eco Gardens since 2013, where he is the Exam Officer for the Secondary section of Tenby International School in addition to fulfilling his role as Deputy Head of Secondary. In his spare time, Michael enjoys travelling and pursuing his passion for nature. He is also a fan of rugby and cricket.

Suzanne Laong Anak Clement Etan
Head of Sekolah Sri Tenby, Secondary

Suzanne graduated from University Teknologi Malaysia with a B.Ed. in Living Skills and Technology. She has 10 years of working experience in government schools a brings with her a great passion for teaching, driven by her belief that each and every child deserves a bright future. As a teacher, Suzanne hopes to play an important role to help them achieve their goals and guide them towards successful career choices.

How to Apply

Interested candidates are invited to send in a letter of application together with a comprehensive CV including personal details, qualifications, working experience and contact details of three referees to hr.ecogardens@tenby.edu.my.

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