My name is Dillon Wolfe and I am delighted to be joining the team in Year 4 as a Learning Support Assistant. My role here is to support not only the teachers development of the learning throughout the year, but the children’s confidence and journey in Year 4 and beyond.
I have worked in the school for the last three years as the Assistant Director of Admissions, so I am familiar with the whole of our inventive and dynamic campus.
My wife Becki Wolfe is the Head of Music & Performing Arts at the school and I have two sons here in Year 5 and Year 1
Prior to our move to America, I worked as a Child Protection Social Worker in the United Kingdom (which is where my passion for the promotion of children’s well-being comes from) And before that I spent 5 years as a Company Director for a regional restaurant company.
I gained my BA in Social Work from the University of Leeds and am currently half-way through my MA with the same university in the Philosophy of Religion and Ethics. For September 2018, the education team here at the British International School of Houston has agreed to support my teacher training (through the University of Sunderland) and I am so grateful to gain such valuable experience with the skilled teachers and talented children in Year 4.
Those with small children will know that one’s time is mostly theirs. But when they are as ebullient as ours, it is (mostly) a pleasure. When I can, I enjoy reading non-fiction, watching the next big thing on Netflix and listening to a wide range of music. I like nothing more than long walks punctuated by chocolate ice cream and I have a keen interest in sociology and particularly like reading research around areas of Post-Modernism. I also like to keep myself updated on research around child development and well-being.
My work brought me into the lives of a diverse range of families with issues ranging from chronic abuse and neglect to family dysfunction and intra-personal issues. I have worked with children from newborn to 17 years old and provided support and expertise to promoting their welfare and development. My work dove-tailed on most occasions with the children’s schools as well as work in the home so I am familiar with working inter-professionally with my teaching colleagues.
Early in 2014 my wife and I made the decision to work abroad. When the opportunity came up at the school for my wife (who is a music teacher) we relocated with our two young sons to Houston in August 2014.