Dr. Ean Burchell

Secondary Counselor & Student Support Coordinator

  • Doctor of Education, California Coast University (U.S.A.)
  • Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology Yorkville University (Canada)
  • Master of Science in Education, Fordham University (U.S.A.)
  • Bachelor of Education, Mount Saint Vincent University (Canada)
  • Bachelor of Arts, Carleton University (Canada)
  • Teacher and Guidance Counsellor – Ontario College of Teachers
  • Counselling Psychologist – Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association

WHO AM I?

I grew up in a small town on Cape Breton Island in Eastern Canada. I began my teaching career in New York City, followed by over twenty years working at international schools in Asia (Japan, Taiwan, China, Thailand, Vietnam). Every place I have been has had played a role in enriching my life, and I am especially gratified to be returning to Vietnam.

MY EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHY:

A school is a breeding ground the development of a thirst for knowledge and an innate desire to explore, analyze, understand, and contribute to society. In order for a school to succeed, it must be a community characterized by sincere concern for the intellectual, emotional, and social-emotional welfare of all members. I have always been driven by a passion for learning and self-improvement and awareness of the psychological and social needs and motivations of human beings, and unyielding ethical commitment to those whom I serve.

MY GOALS AT TAS:

  • To help in maintaining and developing an atmosphere of care, safety, and trust.
  • To ensure that all student know that they are valued for who they are and who they can be.
  • To support faculty, staff, and families in nurturing the social-emotional health of the TAS community.
  • To hold myself to highest ethical standards of the teaching and counselling professions.

FUN FACT:

I passed the test for my Vietnam motorbike license on the first try!