Our Staff

LEADERSHIP TEAM
Alex Agafonov - Founder/Head of School

Mr. Agafonov moved from Chicago, IL in the U.S. to Vietnam to start up GP Academy after enjoying a successful career in education and finance/operations. He has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education, is licensed to teach in the state of Illinois and earned an MBA from Roosevelt University in 2016. In his spare time, Mr. Agafonov enjoys working out, teaching business English courses, traveling around the world, sampling food around Hanoi and hosting family and friends visiting from the United States.

Trinh Thi Nghia Tinh - Vice Principal

Mrs. Tinh, with 12 years of experience in international kindergartens (KinderWorld, Eton House, Winston) and 5 years with voluntary jobs "Giving Love, Receiving Smiles" for poor children nationwide and children affected by cancer, has a special love for children and they have been an endless inspiration for my career. She has visions and education methods built on years of experience which is not based on any lesson plans or books... To her, the important thing is to nurture children's soul with feelings, is love and share - that is the root of education, in which schools and teachers (besides family) plays an important role..

Trieu Thi Theu - Head of Admissions/Marketing

Mrs. Trieu earned a Bachelor’s degree in English from the Hanoi University of Technology and an MBA in marketing from Latrobe University in Australia. She is an expert in online content marketing and building an international standard brand. After graduation, she worked for a foreign company as a Marketing and Customer Care Manager then spent 6 years working in the education sector, with stops at ________. In her spare time, Theu likes reading books, playing piano, playing with her son and doing yoga.

Hoang Hai Yen - Executive Assistant/Translator

Ms. Yen graduated from the prestigious Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam with a Bachelor’s degree in English and International Relations. Prior to joining the GPA community, she spent 3 years working for a variety of non-profit organizations and international education organizations. In her free time, she likes joining community activities and reading books.

FACULTY

Hoang Hai Yen - Executive Assistant/Translator

Ms. Yen graduated from the prestigious Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam with a Bachelor’s degree in English and International Relations. Prior to joining the GPA community, she spent 3 years working for a variety of non-profit organizations and international education organizations. In her free time, she likes joining community activities and reading books.

SUPPORT STAFF

Hoang Hai Yen - Executive Assistant/Translator

Ms. Yen graduated from the prestigious Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam with a Bachelor’s degree in English and International Relations. Prior to joining the GPA community, she spent 3 years working for a variety of non-profit organizations and international education organizations. In her free time, she likes joining community activities and reading books.