Mr. Ethan Blonder

HS Social Studies Teacher & Assistant Activity Director


Ethan Blonder (Mr. Ethan / Coach Ethan) is back for his 3rd year at SPASH and his 6th year in Hanoi! He grew up in Fairfax, VA, USA, eventually becoming the Junior World Pinball Champion at age 13. He went on to study Business and Economics at the College of William & Mary before transitioning to a career in teaching that brought him to Korea for one year, then Vietnam. He and his wife, Yen, love exploring Hanoi and all of Vietnam, hunting down the best food in the country. At St. Paul, he puts his original degree to work teaching Principles of Business and AP Economics, in addition to coaching girls basketball, leading the Grade 11 advisory team, and acting as the Assistant Athletic Director. He is looking forward to building a stronger sense of community and school pride through athletics this year.


  • Bachelor's degree in Business and Economics, College of William & Mary, U.S.