MESSAGE FROM HEAD OF SCHOOL

At True North School we are dedicated to educating the next generation of leaders, entrepreneurs, and innovators in Vietnam – your child.


As a bilingual, STEAM-focused, K12 school, providing the Advanced Placement program, we encourage students to cultivate their interests and talents, push beyond their personal best and become positive forces in the world. With a country of 100 million, a growing Gross National Product (GDP) and an openness to business, True North School aims to deliver an education that will meet and lead the future workforce.


Michael Lambert

Head of School

Cao Thi Hong Lien

Principal

Trinh Thi Nghia Tinh

Kindergarten Principal

  • Dedicated Teachers

    Our teachers and administrators show commitment and dedication to every student through their personal care. We believe in building positive relationships with the student and partnering with parents. Our faculty’s educational credentials and experience reflect their expertise and competence to teach the content.

  • Innovative Learning Environments

    In recent years, we have all seen the acronym STEAM. Our goal is to create a culture that places STEAM at the center of our curriculum and planning, creating learning spaces that impact students. Our thoughtfully planned facilities allow students to develop the skills necessary to thrive in today’s educational landscape.

  • Preparing Students for a Changing World

    True North School’s primary mission is to shape students into problem-solvers and innovators who display character – integrity, resilience, self-discipline and empathy. Our promise is to provide the knowledge and skills for student success and add value to the world. While True North School remains committed to its core subjects – math, Vietnamese, English, wellness, and sciences – we also prepare students for the changing world and careers of the future by teaching students at all grade levels how to be adaptable, creative, collaborative, and innovative.

Welcome to
True North School, a STEAM-focused and bilingual school located in the North of Hanoi

  • Vision

    We aim to be a diverse school committed to provide a rigorous academic program, inspire students to be life-long learners and lead with character – integrity, empathy, self-discipline and resilience.

  • Mission

    We are a global learning community that embraces character development, academic rigor, fitness and wellness, and a global citizenry curriculum. By cultivating creative thinking and curiosity, we foster the transformation of our students to become citizens with strong integrity and self-discipline for an ever-changing world.

  • Motto

    “Discover Your True North”. “True North” is a guiding compass pointing us toward our true path, and a moral compass reinforcing us to discover our own identity and become a positive contributing member to our global village. 

TRUE NORTH CORE VALUES

True North School is an engagement-driven learning community. At True North School, we emphasize a whole-child approach to teach, support and nurture all perspectives of children’s development and learning – from social-emotional and cognitive skills to literacy, math, and science. Every student deepens their natural curiosity, sense of wonder and global perspective.

TRANSFORM THROUGH 4 PILLARS OF EXCELLENCE

RESPECT THE GOLDEN RULE

UNDERSTAND YOUR IDENTITY

EMPOWER OTHERS TO LEAD BY EXAMPLE

NURTURE YOURSELF TO NURTURE OTHERS

OPEN YOUR MIND TO DIVERSITY

RAISE THE BAR

THINK BIG, DIFFERENTLY AND CREATIVELY

HELP TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE

BOARD OF MANAGEMENT


HEAD OF FACULTY


GLOBAL ADVISORY BOARD


LOCAL ADVISORY BOARD


THINK TANK ADVISORY BOARD

DANNY HWANG

Chief Executive Officer
  • Founder & CEO, Point Avenue
  • Co-Founder & COO, New Pathway Education
  • Captain, US Army Ranger
  • BS, United States Military Academy
DANNY HWANG

BLAKE PARK

Manager
  • CFO, Superleaf, Inc.
  • TMT Investment Banking, J.P. Morgan
  • Private Equity, BBH Capital Partners
  • M&A, Brown Brothers Harriman
  • BA, Dartmouth College
DANNY HWANG

SAMUEL HWANG

Chief Technology Officer
  • 14 years of experience in K-12 education
  • Founder & CEO, New Pathway Education
  • Founder & CEO, NPX Capital
  • Founder & CEO, NPX teraArk
sam

CUONG NGUYEN

Chief Operating Officer
  • Co – Founder & COO, Point Avenue
  • Investment Banking, Goldman Sachs
  • Captain, US Army Special Forces
  • MBA, Wharton School, Upenn
  • BS, United States Military Academy
sam

MICHAEL LAMBERT

Head of School
  • Educator, 40 years of experience
  • Educator at Hong Kong International & Concordia International Shanghai
  • Apple Distinguished Educator (ADE)
  • Advisory Board, K12 Horizon Report and Consortium of School Networks
  • Co-founder, TEDxConcordia Shanghai
sam

TRANG BUI

Chief Strategy Officer
  • Consulting Manager, Deloitte
  • Audit Manager, Deloitte
  • Head of Sustainability, Deloitte
  • Team Lead, Deloitte Private
  • ACCA,CIA,CPA
sam

CAO THI HONG LIEN

Principal
  • Educator, 30 years of experience in K-12
  • Educator, Lead teacher at M.V.Lomonosov High School
  • Educator, Vice-Principal at The Dewey Schools.
  • Educator, Head of Curriculum Department at MaySchool
  • Certificate of Leading School from HBS & HGSE, Harvard University
sam

TRINH THI NGHIA TINH

Kindergarten Principal
  • 15 years of experience in Preschool Education.
  • Educator, Principal at GP Academy Kindergarten
  • Educator, Principal at Winston International School
  • Principal, Reggio Emilia Approach Head of School at Eton House Kindergarten
sam

Dr. JANET KEATING

  • Educator, 30+ years of experience
  • Head of School, Stanford Online High School
  • Principal/Superintendent, Pacific Collegiate Charter School
  • Director, The Silicon Valley K-12 Education Foundation

Dr. WAYNE ROBINSON

  • BioScience Coordinator at Creative Discovery Museum
  • President, Georgia Educational Technology Consortium
  • Ph.D. and E.Ds. in Science Education, Georgia State University

Dr. TERENCE BOSTIC

  • Managing Director, CMA Global Inc
  • Member of the American Psychological Association, the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and the Society for Consulting Psychology
  • Ph.D. in Psychology, Saint Louis University

Dr. PETER TONG

  • Educator, Concordia International School Shanghai
  • Teacher of Statistics, Big Data, Calculus, Aerospace, Mathematics and Physics in Australia, Canada, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore
  • Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering, RMIT University

Dr. KARI STUBBS

  • Vice President, Strategic Alliances, BrainPOP
  • Top 100 influencer in EdTech in 2018
  • Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, The University of Kansas
  • EdTech Thought Leader

KIERAN NOLAN

POSITIONS 

  • Hendersons’ Schools – Chief Technology Officer
  • Future Schools Alliance – Virtual Learning Space Design Architect
  • Wooranna Park School – Educational Technologist

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Computer Science Degree (Swinburne University)
  • Advanced Diploma in Cyber Security
  • Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert
  • Google Apps for Education Certification (GAFE)
  • Google Certified Photographer (360º)

TODD BROWN

  • Doctor of Higher Education
  • Winner of Ignite Education Innovation Award, Teacher of the Year Awards, U.S. Congressional Teacher of the Year
  • Sustainable Developmental Goals Ambassador for the UN

Dr. DANG VAN SON

  • PhD of Nanotechnology at University of Birmingham.
  • 15 years of experience in education.
  • Founder, S3 Academy for Creation
  • Founded the first STEM education company in Vietnam
  • Researcher in Material Science, Hanoi University of Science

Dr. LE PHUOC HUNG

  • Founder & Chairman, International STEM Association

Dr. NGUYEN CHI THANH

  • Assoc.Prof, PhD of Math in France
  • Head of Pedagogical Department, Education University of VNU
  • Former Vice-principal, Hoa Binh La Trobe School
  • Former principal, Vinschool (High School)

Dr. NGUYEN VAN BIEN

  • Assoc.Prof, PhD of physics in Germany.
  • 20 years of experience in education
  • STEM specialist with many speeches in STEM conferences.
  • Deputy Head of Physics Faculty, Hanoi National University of Education

Dr. LE HAI ANH

  • Assoc.Prof, PhD of Vietnamese Literature 
  • 30 years of experiences in education.
  • Leader of the national project “How to make students love literature”
  • Deputy Head of Pedagogical Department, Education University

Dr. DANG THI THANH HUYEN

  • Assoc-Prof, PhD of Economics
  • Director of the Scientific Research Institute in National Academy of Education Management.
  • MOET Premium expert of Pedagogy  Development Program

DAVID HALPERIN

  • Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe, Partner
  • Assistant to Dr. Henry Kissinger
  • Board Member of Overlook Investments, Olympus Capital, Princeton-in-Asia
  • Juris Doctor, Harvard Law School
  • EdM, Harvard Graduate School of Education
  • BA, Columbia University

LEE HAE-WOOK

  • Daelim Industrial, Chairman
  • Executive Director, Daelim College
  • Representative Director, Daelim Corp
  • VP, Daelim H&L
  • Vice Chairman/Co-Rep Director, Daelim Industrial
  • Executive Director, Korea Development Corp
  • Master’s, Columbia University

JD LEE

  • Carret Private Investments, Co-founder & Managing Partner,
  • Co-founder & Managing Director, QL Asset Management
  • Managing Director, Quadrant Management
    Counsel, Orrick Herrington Sutcliffe
  • Juris Doctor Degree, Georgetown University Law Center
  • BA, Economics, Haverford College

Dr. WON-PYO HONG

  • Samsung SDS, President and Advisor
  • CEO, Samsung SDS
  • President, Samsung Electronics
  • Executive Director, Korea Telecom
  • Senior Scientist, Bell Communications Research
  • Ph.D., University of Michigan
  • BS, Seoul National University

EDDIE AHMED

  • MassMutual, Chairman/CEO
  • Managing Director, Citigroup
  • Managing Director, Morgan Stanley
  • Board Member of Yunfeng Financial, Nippon Wealth Insurance
  • MBA, Tulane University
  • BA & BS, Tulane University

Dr. HIEU PHAN

  • Ph.D. of Finance
  • Researcher and Educator at the Michigan  State University and University of Massachusetts Lowell
  •  Author of many publications about finance
  • Speaker of many conferences about financial management
  • Program committee member of EFA (2010-2012), SWFA (2010), MFA (2011), FMA (2012-2013).

MA. PHAM NGOC DUC

  • 15 years of experience in technology, software development, digital transformation
  • Author of scientific research projects on STEAM education program, K12.
  • Project leader of many online education projects, organized and supervised by Microsoft Vietnam, Australian Assembly…

CRAIG GINGERICH

Director of STEAM
  • Educator, 30+ years of experience
  • Worked in Korea, Brazil, US, China, and Qatar
  • Develop STEAM elective programs in various international schools
  • Co-director of Jinqiao Mini Maker Faire in Shanghai and School Maker Faire in Doha
  • Founding member of the the International School Robotics League in China, recognized by FLL China

LORI GINGERICH

Head of English
  • Educator, 30+ years of experience
  • Worked in Korea, Brazil, US, China, and Qatar
  • Co-led and pioneered elementary after-school programs, e.g., FIRST LEGO League Junior and Mountains of Data

DINH MAI THU TRANG

Lead Teacher for Art, Music and PE
  • Educator, 7 years of experience in Art and STEAM in Primary Education
  • Lead teacher at International Schools in Vietnam
  • BA at Industrial Fine Arts University
  • Certificates of Art of several professional courses

LAI THI HONG NHUNG

Lead Teacher for grades 1 – 3
  • BA at Hanoi University of Education
  • Educator, 10 years of experience in K-5
  • Educator, Lead teacher at Nguyen Ba Ngoc Primary School.
  • Educator, Lead Teacher at FPT Primary School
  • Author of many books for Pre-school Students

Yi-Chung (Andrew) Chen

  • Graduate student at the University of Norte Dame 
  • Led Notre Dame to a 7th place finish (out of ~100 teams) in the annual AIAA Design-Build-Fly Competition
  • Graduated summa cum laude
  • Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering, Minor in Engineering Corporate Practices at Norte Dame

Alex Lee

  • Co-founder, CEO at Bluelight

  • Backed by technology accelerator Y-Combinator

  • Venture Capitalist at Alliance Ventures

  • Former basketball coach at Kamiak High School

  • Emerging Leaders Board at the University of Southern California
  • BS Aerospace Engineering, University of Southern California

  • MBA, Columbia University

Laurence Lam

  • Information and Technology Project Manager at CHANEL

  • Former consultant at Deloitte Digital in Shanghai

  • Graduate of Middlesex School

  • Bachelor of Science in Human Development and  Business at Cornell University

Dr. Li Shan Wee

  • Home Health Occupational Therapist
  • Completed doctoral residency with the USC China Initiative
  • Recipient of “The Order of Arete” Award 
  • Master of Arts, Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy, University of Southern California
  • Occupational Therapy Doctorate (OTD): Policy & Administration Track, University of Southern California

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