• Our Lincoln Park Campus

    Our state-of-art facilities will inspire our children to be ambitious.

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  • Dedicated and Inspiring

    Our teachers are recruited for their ability to nurture lifelong learners and inspire each and every student

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  • Highest Quality Learning

    Our approach to learning gives each individual student the skills to thrive

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  • Love to Learn

    Our students love to learn, and our curriculum encourages inquiring minds and to always aim high

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  • Join Our Family

    We welcome you to our inclusive community. From day one, you and your child will feel at home with us

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  • Stay Connected

    Speaking directly with us is the best way to get your questions answered quickly. We look forward to hearing from you

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  • Keeping Track of Busy Lives

    Find out about the latest activities and developments in our school, including our new campus developments

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  • Lifelong Values through Skills Development

    The benefits of physical activity extend beyond the gym and work towards children’s inspiration and growth.

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Administration

Our private school's administrative and support team are always here to help with new school admissions, general inquiries and the day-to-day running of the school.

  • Becki Blumer 2016

    Becki Blumer

    Receptionist and Clubs Coordinator

    Becki Blumer

    I grew up in Lombard, IL and received my bachelor's degree in Music Education from Illinois Wesleyan University. When I'm not at the front desk, I'm probably rehearsing for a musical or a concert! I've always loved to sing and play instruments.

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  • Victor Cerero

    Victor Cerero

    Assistant Site Manager

    Victor Cerero

    I started part time at BISC Lincoln Park in 2009 learning everything about safety and maintaining the school. I was hired full time in 2010 as an assistant site manager and it is a great working  at BISC Lincoln Park along with staff and students. Every day our team focuses on making the school a safe and fun environment for students and staff.

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  • Ola Lawal 2016

    Ola Lawal

    IT Technician

    Ola Lawal

    I started my career in engineering, but I gravitated to IT a few years later and have continually advanced my technical skills and experience since that time. In addition to obtaining my CCNA, I gained a wealth of experience in systems and network administration as well as technical support. My first job in IT allowed me to see first-hand how technology can change the trajectory of people’s lives. I was a part of a key Microsoft / Intel initiative to bring technology to small businesses and I had the opportunity to set up hundreds of startup business, train end users, and support data network infrastructure as well as provide remote help desk technical support and IT solutions. This experience confirmed IT as my long-term career path.

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  • Cordell McNair 2016

    Cordell McNair

    Site Assistant

    Cordell McNair

    I am Chicago born and raised and love this city. In my free time, I enjoy relaxing with friends and enjoy playing basketball and other sports. 

    I like working here because I feel like am appreciated. There are so many great people who work here and every day is exciting. 

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  • Charles Newson

    Charles Newson

    Receptionist

    Charles Newson

    I grew up in Plainfield, Illinois where from, after graduating high school, I moved to study acting for film at the Los Angeles campus of the New York Film Academy. Upon finishing, I did work in short film and musical theatre while working as a guard for Securitas. I moved here to Chicago to pursue work in musical theatre further. I worked as a teller for Citibank for two and a half years, while simultaneously performing in plays, musicals, and as a vocalist for the acapella group InVox. After beginning work as a front desk guard for Titan security, I kept an eye open for administrative work in Chicago. Principally a position within an institution that would fulfill my personal work objective “To secure a position in which I can use a range of skills to improve the efficiency and security of the place at which I am employed. As well as growing within the company in different capacities.”

    I believe I have found such fulfillment in my current position at British International School of Chicago, Lincoln Park, and am ecstatic about the opportunities that lie ahead. A little about myself: I love theatre in all its forms, I am an avid museum-goer, enjoy international travel, and being immersed in different cultures, I find peace of mind by studying philosophy, and always try to stay up to date in respects to new findings in physics and astronomy.

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  • Diana Raiselis

    Diana Raiselis

    Personal Assistant to the Principal

    Diana Raiselis

    A native Bostonian, I moved to Chicago to attend Northwestern University and fell in love with this city. After graduating summa cum laude with a BA in Theater and a Certificate in Civic Engagement, I have continued to work at the intersection of arts, civic practice, and education, with organizations including Steppenwolf Theater Company, Civic Education Project/Center for Talented Youth, Common Vision, and many local storefront theaters. In my free time, I enjoy biking around the city, attending theater and live music, and volunteering with voter registration nonprofit HeadCount.

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  • Marjorie Rock 2016

    Marjorie Rock

    Finance Assistant

    Marjorie Rock

    I'm the Finance Assistant for Mrs. McClish. 

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  • Andy Smith 2016

    Andy Smith

    Director of British International School of Chicago, Lincoln P...

    Andy Smith

    I started to play the piano at the age of 6 and was soon hooked on making music.  As I grew, I picked up other instruments including the French horn, Saxophone and Voice.  Through lessons and self study, I fostered a real-love of live and recorded music, which still stands true today.  

    It’s this love for music and the performing arts as a whole that encourages me every day in my role as Director of British International School of Chicago, Lincoln Park's Studio 814.  I aim to give all the students in our school the opportunity to follow their musical interest and gain a passion for the performing arts just as I did at an early age.  I also hope to establish BISC Lincoln Park as a venue for performance allowing our whole community to access performing arts right here on campus. 

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  • Rachella Thompson 2016

    Rachella Thompson

    Receptionist and HR Manager

    Rachella Thompson

    I have three beautiful children Quinton (16), Quiya (14) and Quintrell (10) and we are all natives to Chicago. I love this city and all of it's diversity. I've never been happier in any other place. My hobbies include traveling, reading, skating, arts and crafts and discovering different ways to make my children smile daily. I love tropical fish. I have owned a fish tank since I was a child. I currently have a huge fish tank and a red ear water turtle named Stella. I have a degree in Early Childhood Education from Ashford University. I previously worked as a Assistant Director and Head Preschool teacher in Chicago for five years.

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  • Ryan Till 2016

    Ryan Till

    Admissions and Marketing Manager

    Ryan Till

    I am excited to be a part of the Marketing & Admissions team here at British International School of Chicago, Lincoln Park, especially at a time of transition and growth! What I loved most about my college experience was the diversity of the student body, and I’m so impressed to see the students here have the opportunity to learn alongside classmates with many unique backgrounds starting at such a young age.

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  • Alyssa Recoon 2016

    Alyssa Recoon

    Marketing, Admissions, & Communications Assistant

    Alyssa Recoon

    I am originally from Buffalo, New York and have lived in Chicago for 3 years. I was born here and always came back to visit family and dreamed of living here one day. Just one week after graduating from college in upstate NY, my dream became a reality when I was offered an internship here. I have since worked for a few different organizations and couldn't be more excited to be part of the BISC Lincoln Park team! 

    • Universities Attended: State University of New York at Oswego
    • Degrees Earned: Bachelor of Arts: Public Relations 

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  • Adam Stevens 2016

    Adam Stevens

    Assistant to the Director of Studio 814

    Adam Stevens

    My whole life I have been involved  in music in the form of teaching, performing, or administration. I am originally from St. Louis, Missouri and recently moved to Chicago. My favorite thing about Chicago is the amount of culture available, it is impossible to be bored in this city!

    Learning should be personalized to each student. Every lesson I teach is a unique experience for each student. Many of the concepts are the same, but the presentation varies depending on a student's individual needs.

    • Universities Attended: University of Iowa, Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville
    • Degrees Earned: Doctor of Musical Arts (Coursework Complete), Master of Music, Bachelor of Music

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