Teachers & Administrators

  • Dato’ Mohd Azmi Istamat Chairman of Paragon Education Board of Governors

    Dato' Mohd Azmi Istamat is the Chairman of the Board of Governors for Paragon Private School (Primary and Secondary) in Johor Bahru. Prior to this, he worked as a government servant for 20 years holding the last position as Deputy Director, Private Education Division, Ministry of Education Malaysia (MOE). His core expertise is on planning and managing the implementation of private education policy; registration and monitoring the institution compliance under Act 550 (Education Act 1996) including the enforcement under the Act; and execute strategic planning in promoting private education institutions (PEI) for local and international perspective cover countries such as Indonesia (Jakarta and Bandung), China (Beijing) and Vietnam.

    Dato' Mohd Azmi Istamat was involved in reviewing the current private education to transform the private education landscape under the National Key Economic Area (NKEA) Lab and especially under TERAJU Lab to increase the capacity in building private education institutions.

    Dato' Mohd Azmi Istamat has a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from University Utara Malaysia He also possessed a Bachelor in Academy (Hons) from University Kebangsaaan Malaysia (UKM) and a preferred qualification of Diploma in Education (Hons).

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  • Dr Fong Ho Kheong Member of Paragon Education Board of Governors

    Dr Fong obtained his Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D.) degree from King's College London, University of London, specialising in mathematics education. He taught at the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University Singapore for 24 years. He is not only the Founder of BrainBuilder but also Founder of the Association of Maths Educators, Singapore. His foresight in setting up the Association has contributed significantly to maths education in Singapore.

    Dr Fong is an international renowned maths book author. He is the consultant and principal author of the most popular Maths series ‘My Pals Are Here Mathematics' that is used by 80% of Singapore's primary schools. The series is also widely used globally. The maths series is adapted to the USA curriculum and renamed as Math in Focus and to the UK curriculum as Inspire Maths.

    Dr Fong had pioneered the use of various innovative heuristics approach for solving challenging mathematical problems at primary levels and published two books (Model Drawing and Heuristics) using these strategies. Together with My Pals Are Here Mathematics, these books have contributed significantly to Singapore's success in international maths competitions and studies such as the TIMSS and PISA.

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  • Ms Lee Hian School Director of Paragon Education

    Highly qualified with 1st Class Honours and Masters Degree, Ms. Lee Hian leads Beacon International College, Singapore with more than 30 years of teaching and course management experience. She attained her Masters Degrees: M.Sc. Physics, Gold Award from Nanyang University, Singapore and M.Sc. Computing from University of Manchester, UK.

    Ms Lee Hian was an IT Professional from 1972 –1984. She joined Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapore as a Senior Lecturer from 1984 –2003. She has 6 years experience as a Course Manager for BTEC programmes and for 5 years she was the SQC Departmental Management Representative for the School of ICT in Ngee Ann Polytechnic. She ran as the President of the student counselling committee for 2 terms during her service with Ngee Ann Polytechnic. In 2004, Ms Lee Hian founded Beacon International College (fka Beacon School of Technology), a private education institution which is registered (ERF) with the Council for Private Education (CPE) in Singapore.

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  • Dr Ng Hien Ghim School Director of Private School & Principal of Private Secondary School

    Dr Ng Hien Ghim is a passionate and dedicated educationist who believes strongly in lifelong learning. He holds a PhD in Business Administration from Northumbria University after obtaining is Master Degree in Accounting and Finance Management from Abertay University. He graduated from Northumbria University with his Bachelor Degree in Accounting and Finance.

    With 20 years of teaching experience, Dr Ng Hien Ghim is well versed in teaching Accounting (SPM & STPM)., Mathematics (SPM) and Economics (SPM). He has been the Principal of established private schools in Johor Bahru for the past 8 years. He is a leader with clear vision who put his words into actions. He shares his strategic planning and strives to provide holistic education which is in line with the 21st century education.

    Dr Ng Hien Ghim is also the founder and the president of TTC EDU Group since year 2000. He is experienced in coaching team members, organising events, facilitating programs, and developing consensus for strategic planning. Among the awards he received are Enterprises Education Top 100 in China (Year 2014) and the Best Instructor in International Abacus & Mental Arithmetic from Taiwan Superman School (Year 2013).

    With his vast experience, outstanding personality and qualities, Dr Ng Hien Ghim is sure to lead the school with vision and dedication.

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  • Ms Elynn Pang School Director of International School

    Ms Elynn is an experienced educator with a demonstrated history of working in the education management industry. She is skilled in marketing, strategic planning and is well-versed with educational technology. She is recognized for her excellent observational and analytical skills. Further, she is known to be able to offer novel and creative solutions when faced with difficult situations.

    Moreover, Ms Elynn is highly well-loved by her students as she is able to explain and untangle complex concepts in a simple manner. She has strong communication and leadership skills. She cultivates a supportive learning environment and reinforces the school’s policies, standards and goals.

    Ms Elynn Pang graduated with a Bachelor (Hons) in Business Information Technology from Coventry University United Kingdom in 2003 and subsequently obtained her Master Degree in Education from Wawasan Open University Malaysia in 2016. Taking a keen interest in furthering her education studies and gaining overseas exposure, she completed an Education Research Project at the University of Helsinki, Finland, in 2018. In 2022, she obtained professional certification in coaching, which is her passion. Currently, she is a Certified Associate Coach. Through her well-rounded education journey, she has gained global awareness and forged strong local and international connections.

    With an optimistic and open mind, she is willing to push her boundaries to serve the educator sector with zeal and enthusiasm.

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  • Mr Tan Jun You Principal of Private Primary School

    Mr Tan is the Vice Principal for Sekolah Menengah Paragon for the past 3 years. He obtained his Bachelor of Science with Education (Mathematics/Biology) from University of Malaya (UM), Kuala Lumpur. Mr Tan has 10 years experience in tutoring Mathematics and Additional Matheamtics subjects for SPM and IGCSE level.

    As a dedicated, resourceful and goal-driven educator, Mr Tan is particularly keen in using technology and real life examples in his teaching of Mathematics and likes to encourage students' participation through interactive activities.

    Mr Tan won the Private School Excellent Teacher Award in 2022 and the Private School Prestigious Teacher Award in 2023.

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  • Dr Chee Yen Mei Principal of International School

    Education specialist with more than 10 years of experience - ranging from early years to tertiary level. Dr Chee received the BEng degree in Electrical engineering in 2009 from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) and was the recipient of the Malakoff excellent academic award. She then received a scholarship by Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia to pursue her PhD degree in Electrical Engineering.

    Upon her doctorate degree completion in 2013, she joined one of the local university college as a Lecturer where she was the key person who initiated the annual engineering computing workshop at her school. Apart from that, she is also familiar with Bloom’s taxonomy and applied outcome based education approach (OBE) in her teaching.

    Dr Chee published over 15 international research journals and articles., experienced in Engineering Industry and served as industrial keynote speaker at several local universities. She also attended various Cambridge professional development trainings and workshops.

    -PhD in Electrical Engineering, UTM
    • Scholarship holder from Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia (MOHE).
    • Won research grant from a multinational company in funding her research.
    -Bachelor of Electrical Engineering (Hons), UTM, Recipient of Malakoff Academic Excellence Award.

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  • Mr Rune A.Torgersbraaten Principal of International School

    Rune is an educational specialist with more than 18 years exerience in the educational sector - including years of teaching all ages at primary and secondary school level in both Norway and Malaysia.

    Having worked in all angles in education, Rune is able to apply stringent academic quality measures to enhance the student learning enviroment. His experiences from the Scandinavian and UK education systems focus on putting the well-being of students at the forefront whilst equipping students with eminent interpersonal skills in line with academic excellence.

    • Master of Education; Leadership and Mangement – UNITAR, Malaysia
    • Bachelor of International Marketing (Hons) - BI Norwegian Business School, Norway; inclusive of 1 ½ years exchange in the UK.
    - BA Arts, International Business, Leeds Metropolitan Unversity, the UK
    - International Marketing, Management and Strategies Unit, London South Bank University, the UK
    • Bachelor of Digital Film and TV - LimKokWing University, Malaysia
    TESOL / TEFL, Teaching English as Second / Foreign Language Certificate

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