Meet The Conference Team

Jeanette Laureno

I am an experienced educator with a Bachelor’s degree in primary education, specializing in Special Needs Education. I also have a Masters Degree in International Education and have worked in various levels of education, including Early years, primary years, MYP and secondary, with a focus on learning support and special education. Previously, I was the Head of Learning Support in several international schools in Cambodia, and I am currently working as an MYP Learning Support Teacher at the International School Ho Chi Minh City.

Sarah Devotion Garner

Sarah is a parent educator, advocacy trainer and ADHD coach living in Hanoi. Formerly a lawyer and law librarian, she served on the UNIS Hanoi Board of Directors for 7 years, and co-founded the first English language support groups in Vietnam for parents of neurodivergent children. Currently, Sarah is the SENIA Vietnam chapter chair.

Elena Cistoldi

Elena Cistoldi is an international education originally from Italy with Master both in Special education and Science. She is currently the leader of learning for Inclusive Services at ISHCMC, International School Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. She is passionate about creating inclusive opportunities that value experiential learning and body-based therapeutic approaches. She loves exploring the opportunities for differentiation within the IB curriculum frameworks and she is very interested in trauma-informed practices and animal-assisted therapies.

Kim Green

Kim Green is currently the Head of School at International School Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Kim is passionate about building authentic frameworks for inclusion, 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 unlocks human potential and collective intelligence enabling innovation to be embedded into the fabric of the school community.

Melanie Casul

Melanie has 20 years of experience teaching at the tertiary level as a Marketing Communication and Multimedia Production course coordinator and lecturer, teaching at top-ranked institutions in Southeast Asia such as De La Salle University, Manila, and De La Salle–College of Saint Benilde Manila (2001 to 2008) and the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology Vietnam (since 2010). Melanie moved into professional student services in early 2022 and is now an Equitable Learning Services Advisor at RMIT Vietnam. She currently serves as a board member for the Special Education Network and Inclusion Association Vietnam Chapter.

Quyen Duong

Quyen is from the vibrant Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam. She is currently responsible for arranging logistics for training for staff and faculty as well as school-wide events at ISHCMC.