Meet the Leadership Team

The Leadership Team at MYIS International School works together to set the vision and uphold the principles and core values of the school.

Head of School,
Mrs. Khanum Thampi
Mrs. Khanum is the founder and the Head of School of MYIS and has been responsible for ensuring its strong commitment to excellence for 30 years. She holds a Masters Degree in Education from Pacific Oaks University in California. She has attended many workshops on the early childhood education both in the US and abroad. Her interest in education led her to study the Reggio Emilia approach whose philosophy she has embedded in MYIS. 

She enjoys being with children and observing children at play. She is never tired of learning from them and about them. This naturally has led her to become a passionate advocate of children's rights, including their right to be respected and to trust in their potential and abilities. This passion for children's rights has sustained her interest and enthusiasm for the school leadership over the years at MYIS.


Ms. Tahireh Thampi

Ms. Tahireh graduated from the University of Melbourne with a degree in Teaching and Music Performance and a graduate degree in Instructional Coaching in the Classroom from Clemson University. 

Ms. Tahireh is passionate about balanced literacy instruction and making mathematics accessible to young learners. She strives to build a caring and creative community in her classroom while promoting 21st century skills and attitudes. She also enjoys collaborating with other teachers and truly coming to school to be a learner herself.

Director of Teaching & Learning / IB Coordinator,
Caty Romero

Caty is a curriculum, instruction, and assessment instructional leader passionate about teaching and learning through the lens of inquiry, modeling, reasoning and communicating. She holds a Masters Degree in Education from Framingham University in Massachusetts. She also has a Math Specialist Certification from the U.S. State Department Office of Overseas Schools. 

Caty works in partnership with teachers to facilitate the development, implementation, and transformation of the school curriculum. She also serves as contracted mathematics consultant at several international schools in Asia and the Middle East regions.


International School Manager,
Ms. Orasa Kanjanachoosak

Ms. Orasa joined MYIS in 2006 as the School Manager. She completed her MBA from Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration at Chulalongkorn University. She brings with her finance and accounting expertise to MYIS.

She has worked to improve the operations of the school to ensure that its systems are as smooth and efficient as possible. She also has a great passion for children and can often be seen at MYIS interacting with the children in the classrooms.