Our Staff

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..

Phạm Thi Gam - Head of Admissions/Marketing

Mrs. Gam earned a Bachelor’s degree in E-commerce from the Vietnam University of Commerce. After graduation, she worked in the education sector with different roles. In her spare time, Gam likes reading books, cooking and playing with her daughter.

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.


Nursery teachers

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Teaching Assistant

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