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Rebecca Watkins

Rebecca Watkins

Reception Teacher

I feel a real sense of community at our school, one that encourages both individuality and cooperation. I love the acceptance and celebration of different cultures and backgrounds within the school as I believe this fosters a happy and safe environment for the children, parents and staff.

I gained my undergraduate degree in archaeology and ancient history at the University of Exeter. After graduating from university I accepted the position as an English as a second language teacher working within the Korean Embassy in South Korea. The two years I spent there were extremely rewarding and fuelled my ambition to become a teacher. I moved back to England to pursue my Post Graduate Certificate in Education specialising in Early Years from Oxford Brookes University. I have since taught in a Reception and Year 1 class in a rural primary school in Oxfordshire. I took the decision to take up a position here at British International School of Chicago as I wanted to develop and challenge my skills and teach in an international setting where excellent practice is championed.

I enjoy travelling and meeting people from diverse cultures and backgrounds, and am interested in learning new languages such as Korean. I am sure I will relish exploring Chicago’s rich and diverse culture and hopefully other parts of the United States. I also am extremely interested in ancient history having taken part in many archaeological excavations of historically prominent sites including Stonehenge. I hope to impart a passion for these things and a wonder of the world we live in to the children in my care.

What Students Say

"I love when Miss Watkins reads us stories and she does funny voices."

"Miss Watkins is kind and helps me when I’m not sure what to do."

"I love that you always make learning fun."

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