About us

Operating from the school year 2020-2021, PennSchool is proud to be the ideal school for students to enhance students’ potential in an international environment.


Pennschool provides high-quality academic programs integrated with prestigious American educational programs in a comprehensive bilingual environment, preparing students with the optimal foundation to become talented and confident global leaders in the future.


PennSchool has rolling enrollment throughout the year at all grades and the Admissions Team will provide a supportive and experience which help parents to have the best decisions.

Our Service

PennSchool offers a wide range of support services to ensure the students’ physical and mental health, helping them to learn and experience effectively.

News & Events

The latest events and news at PennSchool will be continuously updated to provide the useful information for students and parents.

Student Life

Not only improving knowledge, PennSchool students also participate in many extra activities, helping to build essential skills for the future.

Hall Of Fame

PennSchool is proud to train the next generations who are happy learners, discover, find the joy of learning and become lifelong learners.



Leadership Team


Our leader team is highly dedicated and motivated educators with advanced qualifications.

“ The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery.”

Administration Board
Mrs. Cao Thien Ai Nuong
Head of School


  • Master in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Vietnam
  • Certificate in School Management and Leadership, Harvard Business School, Harvard University, US, 2023
  • IB Global Conference Certificate – Education for an inclusive future, Adelaide, Australia, 2023
  • Certificate of High School Education, Hanoi University of Education, Hanoi, 2022
  • IB Global Conference Certifficate – Embracing Innovation and Inspiring Action, San Diego, US, 2022
  • IBDP Certificate of Approaches to teaching and learning for DP coordinators and pedagogical leaders (Cat.3), IBO
  • IBDP Certificate of Coordination Category 1, IBO
  • IBDP Certificate of Approaches to Teaching and Learning, IBO
  • Certificate of High School and University Education, University of Pedagogy
  • Certificate of Curriculum Development and Assessment, Houston University
  • Certificate of Educational Management, Institute of Educational Management


  • Conference Proposal & Presentation on Learner Autonomy at 27th MELTA International
  • Conference ‘Changing the Game: English Language in Education 4.0’, Johor Bahru, Malaysia, 2018 Conference Proposal & Presentation on Correction in Speaking Activities at CamTESOL 2019, Combodia, 2019
  • Author of the journal “Students and Teachers’ Perceptions on Correction in Speaking Activities”, Proceedings of the International Conference on Language Teaching and Learning Today 2019, Autonomy and Motivation for Language Learning in the Interconnected World, ISBN978-604-73- 6849-5
  • Workshop on English Requirements for University Students, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, 2017
  • Certificate of Methodology in EAP, British Council, 2018
  • Study Tour “Being International Students at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, 2019
  • Workshop on Research and Teaching Excellence at VinUni, Ha Noi, 2019
Mrs. Tran Thi Hong Ha
Campus Manager


  • MA in Education Management, Vinh University, Vietnam (2010)
  • Diploma in Educational Managers and Public Employees, Ho Chi Minh City School of Educational Administration (2006)
  • Certificate of “Fostering and updating knowledge for leaders and managers”, Ho Chi Minh City Academy (2016)
  • Certificate of Training course on legal documents on cadres, civil servants and public employees, City School of Cadres (2014)
  • Excellent Scientific initiative “Love and responsibility”, Scientific Council of Ho Chi Minh City Department of Education and Training, 2010
  • Ho Chi Minh City Medal, People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City, 2011
  • Bachelor of Russian, Ho Chi Minh City University of Education (1988)
  • Bachelor of English, Ho Chi Minh City University of Education (1997)


  • Senior Political Theory – Administration, Academy of Politics (2010)
  • Excellent Scientific initiative “Love and responsibility”, Scientific Council of Ho Chi Minh City Department of Education and Training (2010)
  • Ho Chi Minh City Medal, People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City (2011)
  • Research topic “Innovative solutions to teaching in secondary schools” (2010)
  • Member of the Education Quality Assurance Council of the Department of Education and Training of Ho Chi Minh City (2015 – 2020)
  • Attend innovation program training programs, Ministry of Education and Training
  • 4 City Certificate of Merit for excellent completion of education
  • Certificate from the Prime Minister for Excellent Achievement in Education in 2020
Ms. Lindsey Doutt
Program Advisor

Mrs. Lindsey Doutt has over 20 years of experience in the field of teaching and education and is WPA’s Principal. Her educational career has been geared towards the enrichment and teaching of children in the early elementary years in various locations within the United States. Throughout the course of her career, she has had a variety of opportunities to teach diverse groups of children, including those that are highly at risk, those with learning disabilities, those who need special interventions, and the average student. Mrs. Doutt has also been an administrator at an Approved Private School for students with severe special educational needs in Western Pennsylvania for nearly 2 years.

Mrs. Doutt was also a Preschool Service Coordinator with the local Intermediate Unit for five years, overseeing dozens of teachers and therapists and working with around 500 students annually. As a result of these numerous experiences, Mrs. Doutt has become proficient at designing and implementing creative and stimulating teaching and leadership skills to meet the challenges that are presented in the 21st Century. Mrs. Doutt graduated from Grove City College in Grove City, PA, in 2000 with a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood and Elementary Education. In 2007, Mrs. Doutt received a Masters in the Art of Teaching from Marygrove College and then in 2013, she completed a Masters in Educational Leadership from Edinboro University. She currently holds a K-12 Principal Certificate.

Mr. Mark Ferrara
Program Advisor

Mark Ferrara is the Educational Director at William Penn Academy. Mr. Ferrara has been named American for the Competitive Enterprise System Educator of the Year (2014) for his commitment to economic education while he was Superintendent at Greenville Area High School. In 2018, while under Mr. Ferrara’s leadership, Greenville Area School District was one of (4) school districts in the Commonwealth to be named a BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL DISTRICT. He worked with building principals and teachers district-wide to regularly review and update the scope and sequence of the K-12 curriculum. He chaired the district Curriculum Committee with staff, students, school board representatives, and community members and oversaw textbook selections to align with the K-12 curriculum. Mr. Ferrara was the district representative for local, statewide, and national workshops and seminars on curriculum development. Combining all of this experience and expertise with his dedication to education, he wants to bring this same level of excellence to William Penn Academy!!!

Mr. Ferrara spent seven years as superintendent of Sharpsville Area School District and four years as Director of Curriculum in Neshannock School District in Lawrence County. While at Neshannock, Ferrara began his relationship with Pennsylvania Business Week and ACES. With the importance of economic education in mind, Ferrara introduced the Pennsylvania Business Week program to all three districts.

Mr. Ferrara, a father of five, also initiated bullying-prevention programs in Sharpsville, launched Adopt-A-School, Classroom Plus, California University in the High School programs, and chaired Neshannock’s Curriculum Advisory Committee. Not only has Mr. Ferrara held the Superintendent roles at Greenville and Sharpsville School Districts, he has also been a Principal and teacher, dedicating his career to impacting the many students’ lives that he has been privileged to lead. Mr. Ferrara has a passion for providing students with a safe learning environment where they can succeed, given the essential tools for success. He will continue his passion as the Educational Director at William Penn Academy and oversee the curriculum development to ensure students are receiving a rigorous education to meet the unique challenges in today’s society.

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