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Kim Bassey

Kim Bassey Year 5 Teacher

Year 5 Class Teacher

I have been teaching since finishing University at The Rolle College of Education in Exmouth, UK in 1997. I started my career in Waterlooville, Portsmouth on a council estate, where teaching, in my newly qualified days was most certainly challenging.  I did supply teaching briefly in the Midlands and Oxfordshire area for a year before moving to an affluent village school in Balsall Common, Solihull. I taught there until 2005 then participated in a Visiting Faculty Program to the USA with the VIF programme. I was placed in a Magnet school for Science and Technology in Greensboro, North Carolina. Much to my surprise I was responsible for a Kindergarten class of rising fives! They survived and flourished. The experience opened my eyes to life in the US. So, when I got the call to apply for the British International School of Houston it was a “no brainer”, as they say. I have been teaching at the British International School of Houston for 10 years and almost feel like part of the furniture! 

I came to the school in 2005 when I was called by Mrs. Brammer (the Deputy Head at the time), to come and teach. I had actually taught her son whilst he was in the UK in Year 3. Since being at the school I have been in management as Senior Teacher, Head of Key Stage 2 and Co-ordinator for Science. I have taught both Year 3 and Year 5 classes. My passion has always been for the classroom.

I have been living here in Houston since 2005. I was blessed to meet my husband Hosea, a San Antonian local, in 2007. Together we have 2 beautiful children; Grace Ima who is 4, and Ezra Aniekan who is 2. I have a passion for teaching and have discovered a new found interest in gardening since we bought our home. Much of our time is spent with family, the Nigerian community or at church. I try to stay active although being a mum to two young children has its challenges. We like to take small road trips together and in my down time I like to dream about all the travelling we will do some day! I enjoy listening to music and have an eclectic collection to say the least, ranging from Mowtown, classic R&B, nursery rhymes to African beats. I have a creative personality and am always known for my organisation, at home and at school! I enjoy arts and crafts and watching PBS- especially inspiring documentaries. My friends describe me as caring, kind and helpful.

What the students say about me...

“I like Mrs. Bassey because she is really kind and does really good clubs.”

“I like Mrs. Bassey because she is really fun to be with and I like the way she teaches.”

“ I like Mrs. Bassey because she is really kind and understanding, She’s amazing to have as a teacher and I have a feeling this is going to be the best year of my life!”

“I like Mrs. Bassey because she teaches very well and she is kind.”

This school is different to all others I have worked at because…

This school is different to all others I have worked at because of the diverse community amongst staff and pupils. The children and staff come from such a wide variety of cultures, religions and backgrounds. It’s this unique mixture that makes the make-up of our school so exciting and inspiring to be a part of.

It’s unique because of the passion, commitment and inspiration of the staff. The staff here work incredibly hard to provide exciting learning opportunities for every student. Rarely have I seen such dedication! Everyone in the school community does their job exceedingly well, performs it with passion, and always has the children’s best interests at heart.

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