Head of School
Lural joins UWC Thailand after having previously worked for 7 years at Centro Educativo Futuro Verde in Costa Rica and 11 years at Lincoln Elementary School in Oregon, on the west coast of the United States. She holds a BA in Communications from Linfield College (now Linfield University), a BA in Spanish from Linfield College (now Linfield University) and a MAT in Teaching, with an emphasis in bilingual education from Oregon State University
As an educator, she is passionate, committed and joyful. She loves to learn alongside a diverse group of fellow educators, students and families and strives to do everything she can to remove barriers, champion transformative learning and support all members of a school community to continue to evolve and grow together. School communities that she is fortunate enough to join benefit from her strong and lasting commitment.
She loves to really become a part of the school and broader community and commits to a long enough tenure to really ensure that goals are achieved, progress is made and a lasting impact is felt throughout the school culture. She joins the UWC Thailand community in Phuket with her husband, Alejandro, and their three children: Joaquin, Santiago and Quetzal as well as their dog, Luna, and their cat, Pinto. She loves to do all kinds of sports and outdoor activities, especially surfing, running, cycling, hiking, triathlons, volleyball, basketball and yoga!