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Sophea Michael Lay is the Vice President of the Aii Language Centers.

Mike joined the Aii Language Centers in 2006 as a part-time ESL teacher. Since starting at the Aii Language Centers, he has been promoted six times – from part-time teacher to full-time teacher, to International Relations Officer and TOEFL Administrative Officer, to Assistant Academic Coordinator, to Associate Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, to Chancellor and Board Observer and finally to the Vice President.

Mike has a wealth of experience in the field of education, having previously been Deputy Head of Academics among other roles in a career stretching back to 2001. In those roles, he was responsible for leading all aspects of school operations.

During his tenure at the Institute, Mike has successfully established an exchange program with Chichester College in the UK, was an invigilator for the Cambridge ESOL examinations, and established a certified testing center for both Anglia Examination Syndicate and TOEFL iBT.

When he was two years of age Mike’s family immigrated to the United States, where he grew up and was educated. He currently resides in Phnom Penh with his family.