Lana Lautamus 

Lana was born and raised on a farm outside a very small town in Saskatchewan, Canada.  She lived in Thailand for 10.5 years before moving to Cambodia in August 2016. She has a Bachelors in Secondary Education, with an extra certification in Special Needs Education, at the University of Regina (Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada). She is an experienced and trained IB educator in both the PYP and MYP programs, as well as being a certified Mindfulness in Schools Project teacher.

Her teaching career has taken her from Bangkok to Quebec, back to Bangkok, then Phuket, and now Cambodia, where she is the MYP Learning Support Teacher and about to also become the Life Skills Coordinator.  During her free time Lana enjoys acting, singing, meditating, practicing yoga, and spending time with her husband and daughter

Karen Rivera Geating

Karen began her professional career as an attorney in Washington, D.C., but switched to teaching in 2007 when she moved overseas as a trailing spouse.  She started as a volunteer in a small school in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and took things to a formal level when she returned to the US in 2009.  A few years later she obtained a Master’s in Education with a focus on supporting English Language Learners.

She has since held roles in EAL, Reading Intervention, and Student Support in international schools in Niger, Mexico and Cambodia, as well as in public schools in Washington, D.C. Karen moved to Cambodia following her husband’s career, but also works as the Learning Support Coordinator and PYP Learning Support Teacher in Northbridge International School.  She has two daughters in Middle School, and enjoys biking, hiking, going on long walks, practicing yoga and spinning.