"In the Know" Weekly Newsletter - The International School

Meet Angela Tran

Angela is the new Stearns Hall receptionist, administrative assitant to the Head of School, and summer camp registrar. You can reach her at AngelaT@intlschool.org, 503-226-2496 x121. (Lauren Hostetler is now the Development Coordinator with responsibility for fundraising programs.)

Born and raised in Portland Oregon, I am Chinese with a Vietnamese heritage background giving me a very strong understanding and desire for multicultural education.  I am fluent in Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese). I have a broad range of work experiences ranging from administrative duties in all different fields including sales, insurance, and logistics, to owning my own bubble tea shop. 

After coming back from China as an interpreter and executive assistant for a logistic company, I ran Sungari’s restaurant in downtown Portland as a restaurant manager while I also volunteered for the SMART reading program and tutored for the Portland Reading Foundation.  After two years of working closely with children in the school environment I found my true passion in children.

I enjoy working with students and take pride with helping them learn, understand, and overcome any obstacles (academically and/or socially) for them to achieve.  I am very proud to become a part of the team at TIS.