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Derek Smith

3-5/MS ESL Teacher
University of Minnesota  B.S. Economics

12 years in Human Resources with General Mills and AIA
15 years HR and Systems Consulting in Hong Kong 
 2.5  years Teaching ESL in Thailand 
Reason for becoming a teacher: 
New career after moving to Thailand during covid.  I enjoy the amazement of children when they first gain new understanding.
Interesting Facts and Hobbies: 
I spent 23 years living overseas in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Ho Chi Minh, Jakarta and Thailand.   My Wife is Thai and is still living in Thailand with our younger son Angus (11) - they will join us sometime in 2023.  My older son Leon (13) is living with me in Little Canada.  I enjoy playing soccer whenever possible.