Benjamin Tamte has been in the field of education for over seventeen years. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in both Spanish Education and History Education from North Dakota State University in Fargo, North Dakota. He furthered his studies by earning both his Masters of Arts in Educational Administration and Principal Licensure through the University of South Dakota in Vermillion, South Dakota.
Mr. Tamte’s experiences in education are varied. He began teaching bilingual math and science in Spanish and English in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He later taught social studies, Advanced Placement US and World History, as well as Spanish Language and Culture, as well as Spanish immersion social studies at various times in San Antonio, Texas, Bangkok, Thailand, and Minnetonka, Minnesota. During this time, Mr. Tamte has served as a coach, mentor teacher, department head, athletic coordinator, assistant principal, and principal.
Throughout his career in education, Mr. Tamte has been committed to increasing both understanding and communication at his schools by stressing the importance of open dialogue and interaction across all cultures and between all stakeholders. He has worked to increase the opportunities offered to all students by helping to provide them with the tools necessary to gain entrance into quality higher education institutions all over the world.
Director of Studies
I have been dedicated to the field of education for more than eighteen years with a specific concentration in English Second Language development, the teaching of reading and writing, and higher education counseling. My most recent educational experience has been shaped by four years of successful leadership as a Director of Studies and two years as an the director of Student affairs at international schools in Kuala Lumpur. I am thrilled to bring my skills as an educational leader to ISK and to work with you as a partner in education to ensure your child’s success.
Along with teachers and staff, I will work hard to continue the legacy of success established at ISK by building strong relationships with parents, students, and community partners. We will focus on education initiatives, Common Core skills, use of MAP data to inform instruction, and providing exciting and challenging opportunities for all students.
As your Director of Studies, it is important to me that everyone who steps through our doors—teachers, students and parents—are happy to be here. This attitude enables us to meet the challenges of academic excellence in a positive, and nurturing environment.
I have been active in sports in the community and at the Universities and International schools that I have worked at in Malaysia. In fact, I have helped form and advise four student lead Ultimate Frisbee teams, and one Ultimate Frisbee club teams in Kuala Lumpur - I hope to start such teams in Kuantan as well.
Carroll Moreton Jr.
Director of Studies
International School of Kuantan