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Staff Profile: Kirsty McCarra

Kirsty McCarra

Year 3 Parrots Class Teacher, Art and DT Subject Leader

This year will see my sixth year of working at BSB Sanlitun and my second year in Year 3. I studied at the University of Aberdeen and graduated with an MA (Honours) degree in French and History of Art. During my studies, I spent an academic year working in Paris as an English Language Assistant with the British Council. During this time, I developed a passion for education and travel. I gained my Post Graduate Certificate in Education from the University of Buckingham.

Having already spent five years working in Beijing, I have had so many wonderful experiences both in China and around Asia and working at BSB Sanlitun has been an extremely rewarding experience both professionally and personally.

I have been described as a creative person and therefore enjoy taking in the wide range of cultural experience that Beijing has to offer. Like many of the teachers here at BSB Sanlitun, I have a love for travel. I spend my free time visiting new places, playing music and roaming about the hutongs on my bike, soaking up the unique culture in Beijing.

What the students say

“Miss McCarra is an amazing teacher because she sets up great and fun activities for us to do.”

“I like Miss McCarra because when somebody does something wrong, she doesn’t get mad but deals with it in a nice way.”

“I think Miss McCarra is a great teacher because she has a smile on her face every day I walk into the classroom.”

 

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