Aline Nguyen
Aline Nguyen Headmistress of La Petite Ecole Ho Chi Minh


The people around us, the people we meet, the places we go and the exchanges we have make us who we are. This happens from a very young age. This is what led me to work in education: passionate teachers who made me want to do this job, a multilingual family-friendly environment and the need to share knowledge, experiences and expertise.

After teaching in France for five years, I had the opportunity to live abroad for the first time, moving to Mongolia in 2014 to help open the first French school in Ulan Bator. This management experience then led me to Siem Reap, Cambodia, where I was tasked with developing the school’s language teaching provision and the secondary school project. I then went to Hong Kong to oversee an overhaul at the school from an educational and administrative point of view.

My main concern, as well as my team’s, has always been to make our pupils want to come to school by offering them a safe, caring environment, a varied and motivational learning experience and the chance to arouse their curiosity. Families must also be placed at center stage to ensure happiness and success, since we will achieve greater things together.

I am delighted to join La Petite École teams in Vietnam, one of my home countries, and I am looking forward to continuing to develop the projects already in place and proposing new ones. I will be as passionate, dynamic and dedicated as I was in my previous roles.