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Emma Habgood

Emma Habgood

English Teacher and Head of Drama

I grew up in Cardiff, South Wales and I graduated from the University of Wales in 2002, with a BA (Hons) Degree in Theatre Arts, with English and QTS. I immediately embarked on my first teaching post in a challenging school in the heart of the Welsh valleys. My passion for the subjects of both English and Drama was firmly ignited, as I taught these from year 7 (6th grade) through to year 13 (12th grade), taking on the role of Head of Drama during this time. In 2007, I decided to combine two of my greatest passions – travel and education, by applying to teach overseas, and I was fortunate to secure the position of English and Drama teacher at The British International School of Chicago. I immediately fell in love with the vibrancy and diversity of living in an American city and I absolutely loved my role of Head of English at the school. The passion for education and learning, coupled with the united endeavor for success, was extremely invigorating and during the five years that I taught in Chicago, the English Department thrived. in 2012, my desire to further my own education and complete a Master’s degree in English Literature brought me back to the UK. For the past four years, I have been teaching English and Drama in a Welsh high school, continuing to develop my skills and experiences, and I have also completed my MA in English Literature.

I grew up in Cardiff, South Wales and I graduated from the University of Wales in 2002, with a BA (Hons) Degree in Theatre Arts, with English and QTS. I immediately embarked on my first teaching post in a challenging school in the heart of the Welsh valleys. My passion for the subjects of both English and Drama was firmly ignited, as I taught these from year 7 (6th grade) through to year 13 (12th grade), taking on the role of Head of Drama during this time. In 2007, I decided to combine two of my greatest passions – travel and education, by applying to teach overseas, and I was fortunate to secure the position of English and Drama teacher at The British International School of Chicago. I immediately fell in love with the vibrancy and diversity of living in an American city and I absolutely loved my role of Head of English at the school. The passion for education and learning, coupled with the united endeavor for success, was extremely invigorating and during the five years that I taught in Chicago, the English Department thrived. in 2012, my desire to further my own education and complete a Master’s degree in English Literature brought me back to the UK. For the past four years, I have been teaching English and Drama in a Welsh high school, continuing to develop my skills and experiences, and I have also completed my MA in English Literature.

Whilst working in Chicago, I established and developed and English department, which began with very few students and perpetually thrived and grew concomitantly with the school's development and I am proud of the success of the department which I helped to build. Throughout my career, I have also directed and produced several theater productions. I believe Drama and theater to be invaluable in a student's holistic education and development and I love the vibrancy and spirit that the arts bring to the whole school ethos. In Chicago I worked in collaboration with a team of staff and very talented students to produce three very successful productions of Annie, Little Shop of Horrors and Oliver, all of which took place at professional local theaters. Throughout my career, I have also written curriculum for the IMYC (International Middle years Curriculum) and I have been an external examiner for several different educational examination boards in the UK. Most recently, I have completed my MA in English Literature which was both challenging and extremely enjoyable and rewarding.

Outside of teaching, my interests include (unsurprisingly!) theater and the arts; I enjoy film and visiting theaters and art galleries regularly, and I am excited about exploring Boston’s theater community. I also enjoy playing and watching sport. I have been involved in several social netball leagues and represented Chicago in the annual American netball tournament in New York. I am also an avid rugby fan (watching not playing!); being Welsh, It’s pretty much a requirement of the nationality! Additionally, I absolutely love to travel and embrace opportunities to experience difference and culture; I have thoroughly enjoyed exploring many European countries and cities during the past four years and now I am very excited about exploring the City of Boston and surrounding areas, and seeing more of America.

What do you feel makes BISB so unique?

For me, BISB's unique quality is its global and rich cultural diversity; students from a range of nationalities and backgrounds joining to embark on a journey of personal development and growth, within an ambitious environment of educational excellence, is both unique and inspiring.

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