Kim Green, Head of School, International School Ho Chi Minh City
Kim Green is currently the Head of School at International School Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
As a leader of three programme IB World schools, she is committed to creating strong connections across the learning continuum through impactful leadership, a strong curriculum that leads to mastery, and mindful practices that place wellbeing first. Kim is passionate about building authentic frameworks for professional learning, leadership development, and removing linear roles and responsibilities in education. She believes that leadership networks that synergistically deploy agile methodologies, courageously take risks to positively impact wellbeing and learning outcomes ultimately unlock human potential and collective intelligence enabling innovation to be embedded into the fabric of the school community.
Internationally Kim has held the role of Head of School, Director, Head of Secondary /Secondary Principal and MYP Coordinator in four different IB World Schools (Laos, Bangladesh, Qatar and Vietnam). Kim has twenty-four years of teaching and leadership experience that includes working with New Zealand, Nevada- USA, and International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum.
Whilst in her roles as Director and Principal she has continued to teach IBDP Theory of Knowledge and MYP Humanities, supported students as a Personal Project Supervisor, Extended Essay Supervisor, and a CAS Advisor. Kim has been involved in IB pilot projects, presents at IB Regional Conferences, is an IB Workshop Leader, MYP Consultant, School Visit Team Leader for MYP verification and evaluation visits, and MYP Lead Educator. She is also a Team Co- Leader for CIS/WASC accreditation visits.
Kim holds a Masters in Educational Leadership (UK), Bachelor Degrees in both Education and Social Science (NZ), and Diploma’s in both Teaching (NZ) and Management (Aust.) and is currently a Doctoral Candidate in Social Science – Organisational Behaviour. She is an Independent Concept-Based Curriculum and Instruction Consultant endorsed by Lynn Erikson and Lois Lanning and a Cognitive Coach. In 2014 she published ‘Re-thinking Leadership Development in Schools’ a book that presents an innovative and effective framework for leadership development in schools. Kim also enjoys promoting wellbeing as a DoTerra Wellness Advocate and Consultant https://www.mydoterra.com/kimgreengraham/#/
Dinh Vu Trang Ngan, Fulbright University Vietnam
Dr. Dinh Vu Trang Ngan has been a member of the founding academic team since the establishment of Fulbright University Vietnam in 2016, and is now Dean of Fulbright Undergraduate Studies. Prior to joining the undergraduate team, she was a faculty of economics at the Fulbright Economics Teaching Program, now Fulbright School of Public Policy and Management, since the inauguration of its Master in Public Policy first class in 2008. During this time, she was a senior research fellow at the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Her research in Vietnam focuses on applied microeconomics and development, in particular education, health and social policy. Before joining the Fulbright School, Dr. Dinh has taught economics at Bates College, and worked at Cornerstone Research in Boston. Dr. Dinh holds a B.A from Bates College; M.A. from the University of Chicago; and Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge.
Brian O’Reilly, MBA Program Coordinator, Vietnamese-German University (VGU)
Mr Brian O’Reilly is the MBA Program Coordinator at the Vietnamese-German University (VGU). He is a Director and former President of the Australian Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam (AusCham) and has served on the AusCham Board for over 12 years. Brian is also the Chair of the Education and Training Working Group of the Vietnam Business Forum (VBF), the Vice-Chair, Advocacy for the AmCham Education and Training Committee, and the Southeastern Vietnam Delegate for Community Building for the European Chamber of Commerce (EuroCham). Brian has been working in Vietnam for over 19 years in higher education, management consulting, and corporate training. He has extensive experience in higher education and launched Vietnam’s first 100% foreign MBA program in Vietnam in 2003.
Robert T. Connolly, General Director, Crossroads Management Consulting Co, Ltd
Robert (Bob) Connolly’s credentials include an EdD in Leadership, an MBA in International Business and Finance, and a Master’s Degree in International Affairs.
Originally from Omaha, Nebraska (USA), Dr. Connolly moved to Vietnam in 2004 where he teaches Business and Finance classes at several universities. As General Director of Crossroads Management Consulting, he assists clients with Leadership Development and Barriers to Innovation.
He has worked in several industries including Mortgage Banking, Electronics Manufacturing, and Education. At various times, he has been responsible for project management, financial modeling,
business unit reviews and budgeting, consulting, international business and market development.
While completing his Doctorate of Education in Leadership, the basis of his research was the study of the barriers to innovation. He continues to pursue research and activities to better understand how
Vietnamese business leaders overcome barriers to changes required to compete internationally.
Uyen Le, Associate, Russin & Vecchi
Ms. Le Hoang Phuong Uyen is an associate with Russin & Vecchi, a law firm.
Uyen is a member of the Ho Chi Minh City Bar Association. She has experience working with Government authorities and acting in education-related matters.
Before becoming a lawyer, she worked as an event MC, a voice talent, and a contributor at Ho Chi Minh City Television Station. She reached the semi-finals of Master of the Ceremonies Competition of Ho Chi Minh City Television Station (HTV) in 2015. She is passionate about sports like Muay Thai, basketball and running.
She represents a young generation which strongly believes in the international development of Vietnam’s education. She wishes to help to provide a roadmap for the development of the AmCham Education & Training Committee.
Sasha Stinchfield, Associate Managing Director and Chief of Staff, Arizona State University
Sasha is the Associate Managing Director and Chief of Staff of Arizona State University, Vietnam Representative Office. Ranked the past four years by US News and World Report as the #1 most innovative university in America, ASU is the largest comprehensive public university in the USA. They have 120,000 students and over USD $500M in annual research expenditures. Since 2009, ASU has been a force in Vietnam leading public-private partnerships to improve the quality of higher engineering education. These capacity projects connect diverse government, industry, and academic partners with the shared goal of linking science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) instruction in Vietnamese higher education to produce work-ready engineers and scientists.
By strategically working with their industry and government partners, ASU continues to extend their research, faculty, and programs to support the development of a world class and competitive workforce and technology innovation ecosystem for Vietnam. Over 10,000 Vietnamese faculty have been trained at ASU in Arizona and in Vietnam. Many programs achieve peer-evaluated regional and international accreditation, with sustainable assessment systems to validate that student learning outcomes are achieved.
Since 2016, Sasha has directed the ASU Vietnam project operations. She leads a portfolio of education innovation and workforce development projects, working closely with both public and private sectors. Before coming to Vietnam, Sasha was the global portfolio manager in the ASU International Development Office, where she led the strategic development of new grants, project management, process innovation, and relationship management. In this role, she led technical project activities in Brazil, El Salvador, and Kenya.
Sasha graduated from Arizona State University with Bachelor’s in Global Studies and a Master’s in Sustainability Leadership with research focused on strategies for corporate social responsibility programs. As a former collegiate track and field athlete, Sasha enjoys kickboxing, Muay Thai, running, and traveling.