Chip Barder, United Nations International School

Chip (Charles) BarderChip is in his ninth year as Head of the United Nations International School of Hanoi. The school provides a university preparatory, international education for 1140 students from over 60 different countries who are based in Hanoi with their families. This is his 7th international school having worked previously in international schools in Zaire (now Congo), Malaysia, Indonesia, Syria, Russia and Poland in addition to four different locations in the US. In his career, he has served as a teacher, counselor, and administrator of children from ages 3-18 in addition to three years teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level of two different universities.

Chip has been involved with AmChams in Poland and Russia as a member and committee participant, and has been on the AmCham Board here in Hanoi for the last six years. With education continuing to be a high priority here in Vietnam, Chip brings his contacts within the Vietnamese government to help develop education policies which support international education for those expats including those in the business community who are seeking such an education for their dependents.

He has also been involved with MoET to help them develop their new curriculum for the Middle School/High School, develop Vietnamese language programs for international schools, and work with schools to modernize their pedagogical approaches.

He brings many years of running educational organizations in international locations with complex communities like Hanoi, where UNIS is one of the largest employers of expats in the city. He is interested in continuing to serve on the Board of Governors to support US businesses and families who come to Hanoi who need high quality educational opportunities for their children.  Also, as an employee at a non-profit institution, he believes he can provide insight to the board re the workings of a membership driven, not for profit organization like AmCham.



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