Tico Oms is a middle school deputy principal at the International School Bangkok. He is responsible for the seventh grade, as well as science, mathematics, physical education, technology/design, and student welfare.
From 2006 to 2015, Tico served as middle school deputy principal and capstone project, business, law, and entrepreneurship teacher, as well as the Technology Education and Careers department chair, interim semester director, and associate director of extended learning at the Singapore American School. He also took a leading role in building effective professional learning communities, initially developing a group of high school singleton elective teachers into a productive PLC and then the math, science, tech/design, and physical education teams. He launched high school and middle school research and development initiatives, organizing and visiting with dozens of exemplary and innovative schools around the world.
Tico has taught in Berlin, Germany, and Osaka, Japan. Prior to his career in education, Tico enjoyed a successful 10-year career in technology. He speaks several languages, including Spanish, Japanese, and Thai.
Tico earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Southern Methodist University and an MBA degree from the University of North Carolina. He holds a master’s degree in education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and is certified in educational leadership, principals training, middle school mathematics, high school mathematics, and business (economics, finance, management, and business law).