About SENIT

History

The Special Education Network in Thailand (SENIT) was founded in 2011 as as a local chapter of the Special Education Network in Asia (SENIA). Since that time we’ve hosted twice yearly network meetings at International Schools around Thailand.

Our membership now stands at over 200 people, representing more than 50 schools within Thailand (and a couple in neighbouring Cambodia).

Our mission

SENIA is a network of educators, professionals and parents across Asia dedicated to supporting individuals with special learning needs.
Working together, we will provide a network to combine our strengths to help raise awareness and advocate for the individuals in our lives.

Our Board

Tamara Redmond (Co-ordinator/Founder)

HS Learning Support Teacher – International School Bangkok

Tamara has been teaching as a Special Education/Learning Support teacher for more than 17 years. She taught in public school in Australia for 5 years before moving overseas and working in International Schools in Singapore, Beijing and Bangkok.  Having seen the strength of the SENIA (SENIB) network in Beijing, she sought permission to establish a local network in Thailand in 2011 and within months of landing in Bangkok she was hosting the first SENIT networking meeting.

 

Philip Bowman (SENIA-T Youth Co-ordinator)

HS Learning Support Teacher – International School Bangkok

Phil has been teaching as a Special Education/Learning Support teacher for 12 years.  After teaching for five years in the USA (Georgia), he moved overseas and started working at the International School Bangkok.  Phil helped Tamara Redmond co-found the Special Education Network in Thailand in 2011 and is currently seeking to increase student voice and advocacy through the SENIT Youth Group.

 

Harshi Sehmar 

Director – The Village International Education Centre

 

Beth Wojciuk

HS Learning Support Teacher – Prem Tinsulanonda International School

Beth is going into her 17th year supporting/teaching in Special Education/Learning Support. She worked as a Special Education Support Staff for many years until going back to school for her Special Education licensure. After many years of teaching in the United States, she decided that working in an International Schools sounded like a new challenge. Beth’s first International job brought her to Thailand where she has been for the last four years. New this year, she has become the IB Career-Related Program Coordinator at her school. She became the SENIT secretary two years ago and enjoys the networking opportunities that both SENIT and SENIA provide.