Meet the Leadership Team
The Leadership Team at Magic Years works together to set the vision and uphold the principles and core values of the school.
Director, Ms. Khanum Thampi
Ms. Khanum is the founder and Director of Magic Years. She is the visionary behind Magic Years and has been responsible for ensuring its success and strong commitment to excellence for over 20 years. She began as a teacher of four children in a small preschool and has grown the school into what it is today.
Ms. Khanum has a Master’s degree in Human Development from Pacific Oaks College in the US. She is a member of the Santitham Foundation of Thailand, which oversees socio-economic development projects. She conducts training and provides guidance in early childhood education to schools in Thailand. She has also collaborated with several schools throughout the region, including Brilliant Stars School in Tripura, India, The Gateway School of Mumbai, India, and Santitham Witthayakhom School in Yasothon, Thailand. During her free time, she enjoys “Skyping” with her granddaughters in Los Angeles and cooking Persian and Indian food.
Primary Years Programme (PYP) Coordinator, Ms. Cassandra Blyth-Sullivan
Ms. Cassandra joined Magic Years in 2007. She brings with her 16 years of experience in the field of education and 12 years of experience teaching the IB Primary Years Programme. Ms. Cassandra has a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Teaching and a Master’s degree in Education from the University of Western Sydney.
Ms. Cassandra is the PYP coordinator of Magic Years and oversees training and professional development workshops reflecting progressive perspectives on teaching and learning. She is an authorized IB PYP workshop Leader, specializing in the Early Years and conducting workshops throughout the Asia-Pacific Region.
School Manager, Ms. Orasa Kanjanachoosak
Ms. Orasa joined Magic Years in 2006 as the School Manager. She completed her MBA from Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration at Chulalongkorn University. She brings with her finance and accounting expertise to Magic Years.
She has worked to improve the operations of the school to ensure that its systems are as smooth and efficient as possible. She also has a great passion for children and can often be seen at Magic Years interacting with the children in the classrooms.