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Preparing our students today, for the future of tomorrow

Preparing our students today, for the future of tomorrow

Principal

Principal

Chris Williamson

cwilliamson@tyas.tyc.edu.tw

Chris joined the Taoyuan American School family as Principal in 2018. He earned his M.A.Ed. from Florida Atlantic University with a Major in Educational Leadership, his B.A. from Saginaw Valley State University, Majoring in Social Sciences and Minoring in Physical and Health Education and Certification from the College of Education, and has Certification for English as a Second Language and Bilingual Education from the American College of Education. He is certified in Educational Leadership and Social Science from the State of Florida. Chris has 23 years of teaching and administration experience that includes 15 years at Broward County Public Schools and the past 8 years in Taiwan. He has experience with WASC and CIS accreditation, IB MYP and DP programs, and the College Board Advanced Placement Program. He served in the United States Army stationed in Germany. Chris enjoys travelling and enjoying a variety of sights, sounds, and food with his wife and son.

Accreditation Coordinator/Curriculum Coordinator

Salomè Pienaar

spienaar@tyas.tyc.edu.tw

Salomè Pienaar received a Bachelor of Education (Hons) in Special Education from Cape Peninsula University of Technology.  She obtained her teaching license from the South African Council of Educators in 2005.  Before moving to Taiwan, Salomè taught at various schools in South Africa. She has been teaching in Taiwan for the last six years. Salomè believes that students should be allowed to make mistakes so they can learn from them. She enjoys planning different activities to obtain optimal learning in each class. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family and keeping busy with arts and crafts.

 

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