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Staff Profile: Kathleen Bird

Kate Bird_English Teacher

English Teacher

What an adventure life is: to journey into the unknown, to revel in the imagination, to explore, to ask questions, to take risks, to embrace change and welcome new challenges. It can come as no surprise then that Kathleen finds herself at BIS, where she can do all of these things and more with wonderful students and colleagues.


MA in Education in an International Context (Distinction), University of Bath, UK

BA (Hons) English with Women’s Studies (First), Cheltenham and Gloucester College of HE, UK

PGCE, Cheltenham and Gloucester College of HE, UK

CELTA, International House, Rome, Italy

Kathleen joined BIS in 2014 after two successful years teaching at BVIS in Ho Chi Minh City, and 11 years in Italy and the UK.  She has taught both Primary and Secondary levels, teaching English Language and Literature to KS3, IGCSE and A Level. Kathleen is also a certified Cambridge speaking examiner. She coordinated Language in her previous post in Italy and whilst at BVIS, took on responsibility as the Eco-Schools coordinator.  Her interests include creative writing, poetry, literature, travelling, world cinema and running.



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