A Career in SAS

Experts in their own fields, our educators are part of what is uniquely SAS—they aspire to be forever memorable as life-defining mentors in our students' academic, extracurricular, and social development. Our educators are truly our greatest strength.

Source: Singapore's Best Employers 2021, The Straits Times (April 13, 2021)
Source: Singapore's Best Employers 2020, The Straits Times (April 21, 2020)

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A Proud History

In 1956, Singapore American School opened with 105 students learning in a tropical bungalow. After 60 years, an outstanding group of dedicated teachers and staff who come from 22 different countries has replaced the original faculty of ten American mothers, who were largely volunteers. What has remained constant throughout the years is the school’s abiding passion for academic excellence in an international environment, its commitment to volunteerism, and its integral role in the broader American and Singapore communities.

Professional Development

Just as much as Singapore American School is known for its excellence, the school has a proud history of continuous improvement. We are deeply committed to every teacher participating in DuFour-modeled professional learning communities and continue to see growth in student learning across subjects and grades since adopting professional learning communities (PLCs).

SAS encourages and supports professional development that enhances lifelong learning for all faculty and staff. Professional development for faculty members is extensive and takes place in Singapore, the United States, and around the world through:

  • Self-directed Learning
  • Professional Learning Communities (PLC)
  • Professional Learning Networks
  • Staff and External Coaches
  • Conferences, workshop, courses, institutes
  • Site visits to other schools
  • On-site doctoral degree program through University of Southern California

Living in Singapore

The school is located in one of the world’s most vibrant, dynamic, and multi-cultural countries. Singapore, a city-state, is known as a world leader in educational quality, innovation, and investment, and is rich in contrast and color with a harmonious blend of culture, cuisine, arts, and architecture.

Historically a bridge between East and West, Singapore continues to embrace tradition and modernity today. The country is a showcase of racial and religious harmony, with Buddhists, Muslims, Hindus, Christians, and Jewish people living and working side by side while respecting their many differences. Although English, Malay, Mandarin, and Tamil are the four official languages of Singapore, English is the language of business and education and it bridges people of different ethnic groups.

Singapore is one of the world’s most prosperous countries with a high standard of living and excellent quality of life for expatriates, due to its world-class infrastructure, year-round tropical climate, low health risks, low air pollution, low crime rates, and world-class health and transportation infrastructure. A thriving and diverse arts and cultural scene complements a network of museums and galleries, international art fairs, and performances by internationally renowned actors and musicians, all of which make living in Singapore a rich and rewarding experience.

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Educators of SAS


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of faculty hold a master's or doctorate degree


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from competitive salary and packages

What is it like to be an SAS educator?

Singapore American School has a reputation for having some of the best educators in the world. We pride ourselves on the quality of our faculty and with all this talent in one place we want to give parents, students, and fellow educators a chance to peek inside our classrooms and see what really happens here.

Daily Eagle: Gabe Haydu

Mr. Gabe Haydu is a fifth grade teacher originally from California who came to Singapore American School in 2015.


Daily Eagle: Kris Munden

Mr. Kris Munden is a sixth grade teacher at Singapore American School who taught with Teach for America before coming to join our faculty. He is a mathematician with a ton of energy, an infectious laugh, and the drive to help every student become better at math.


Daily Eagle: Vicky Colorado

Ms. Vicky Colorado is a high school teacher at Singapore American School who worked in both business and law before deciding to take on the classroom. She is energetic, exciting, and works hard to build meaningful relationships with her students.


Students Want…

…support. They want you to help them cross the street safely but without directly holding their hand.
Aria Raymaakers,
Seventh grade student

…a teacher who pushes me to leap further on my own but is there to help me if I can't make it. I would also like a teacher who is approachable, who answers my questions but eventually teaches me to answer them myself.Shiv Kartik,
Twelfth grade student

People are first


Amongst the international teaching community, SAS has a reputation as being a top-tier, gold-standard international school. Prior to arriving at SAS, I was aware of all the progressive programs and learning communities that were being redesigned, in fact, it was the main reason why I wanted to work here.

Innovate or die is a statement usually used in the business sector, but it has huge implications in education as well. The thought of being a part of innovative changes in my chosen profession is what made me apply to SAS. 
Brendan Riley, Sixth Grade Teacher