Dear Students and Parents,

I would like to take this opportunity to extend a warm welcome to everyone in the Myanmar International School (MIS) community. In fact, at MIS, we are more than a community - we are a family.

Myanmar and her wonderful people have welcomed me with open arms. My short time in this beautiful country has been highlighted by the hypnotic cascade of colourful traditional longyi, aingyi, and tam mein. My adventurous nature has not yet been raised to the level of sampling the aromatic street food, but I must say I have been tempted.  I am captivated by Myanmar and embrace her culture, language, and people.

My priority at MIS is to provide a safe, positive, and inclusive learning environment that recognizes and celebrates our differences while at the same time honoring everything beautiful about Myanmar. I have a strong belief that all students can succeed beyond their expectations, and it is my duty as an educator to help facilitate that success. I believe in parent-as-partners in their child’s success, and, working together, we will make this your child’s most successful year.

I believe in life-long learning, and I am currently furthering my own education. I aim to model my love of learning to students and inspire them to continue to learn throughout their lives.  Everyday supplies us with opportunities to learn. We should grasp those opportunities and incorporate or integrate our newly acquired knowledge with our schema.

I am looking forward to a wonderful time at MIS. At MIS, there is no failure; there is only learning and success.

Kind regards,
James Cooke


  • Doctorate in Educational Leadership (In Progress)
  • Masters in Education (Honors), Regis University
  • Bachelors in Literacy (Honors), Regis University
  • Reading Specialist (Pre-k to University Level)
  • Literacy Teaching Licensure