Kanako Suwa
諏訪 佳奈子

About me

Dedicated & passionate educator of multilingual learners. Japanese, Third Culture Kid & proud alumna of international schools. Born, raised, and educated in Japan, Taipei, and Boston. Fluent in Japanese and English, conversational in Mandarin. 

Currently working as the EAL Coordinator for Chaing Mai International School.


Teaching Experiences

August 2022 - current: Chiang Mai International School

August 2017 - June 2022: American International School Vietnam

Education History

2019 - 2021: Endicott College, Boston, MA, USA

2013 - 2017: Boston University, Boston, MA, USA

2010 - 2013: Doshisha International High School, Kyoto, Japan

2005 - 2010: Taipei American School, Taipei, Taiwan

Community Involvement

The Coming Out Monologues - a monologue in which queer educators reflect and share their stories. 

In this episode, I reflect on coming to terms with my queerness, having an Asian family, and how COVID19 travel restrictions helped me feel more secure in my identities. 

My TCK journey & what it means to be an international school educator as a TCK. With Calvin from Global CKtizens, whom I met through the TCK Global community. If you're interested in joining us at TCK Global (Discord and/or Whatsapp), fill out this form.

English Language Learning Specialists in Asia (ELLSA)

Special Education Network and Inclusion Association (SENIA)

TCK Global


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