• Authentically International

    "International" is more than a label here. It is at the very core of everything we do and how we do it.

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  • Transferable Curriculum

    A curriculum handpicked for its international focus and global recognition, culminating in the IB Program.

    Students at the British International School of Washington

  • Inspiring Each Other

    Our students will embrace your child with open arms. Our students inspire each other to succeed.

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  • Dedicated and Inspiring

    Our teachers are recruited for their ability to nurture lifelong learners and inspire excellence.

    Teacher and student at the British International School Washington

  • Your New Community

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

    excited students at the British International School of Washington

  • Every Day is Different

    Your child will experience something new every day. Find out what's happening and connect with each other.

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  • Ask Anything

    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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Teaching Staff

Our Teaching Staff are dedicated and experienced professionals with a passion for inspiring effort and high achievement. Learn more about highly qualified early years, primary school, secondary school, and IB teaching staff.

  • Simone Amselli

    Simone Amselli

    French and Theory of Knowledge Teacher

    Simone Amselli

    I  attended La Sorbonne, University of Paris, where I received my teaching degree in French literature in addition to studying pedagogy, philosophy and psychology. I also attended the McNeese University in Louisiana where I took a course in “Philosophies of Education”.  I taught French literature in Paris and later in Quebec, Canada. I then began teaching French as an additional language in countries around the world before arriving at BISW in 2003.  As a world traveler myself, I like the fact that BISW represents such a diverse international community.
     

     

     

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  • Rose Beale

    Rose Beale

    EAL Teacher

    Rose Beale

    I have a Master’s degree in Japanese, a Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, and a Certificate in Teaching Special Needs.  As well as the United States, I have lived and taught in New Zealand, Australia, Cambodia, Japan, the UK, Belgium, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan.

     

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  • Ruth Benmamaar

    Ruth Benmaamar

    Learning Support and EAL Teacher

    Ruth Benmaamar

    I started my career as a primary teacher in west London, before venturing overseas. Since then I have had the opportunity to teach in British and American International Schools in the Emirates, Cameroon and Indonesia. My most recent post was in the Learning Support team at the British International School in Jakarta, where I worked for four years. I have also spent a number of years with the British Council, coordinating the Young Learner programme at their teaching centre in Tunis.

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  • Zach Bennetts

    Zach Bennetts

    Head of Humanities

    Zach Bennetts

    I studied History and Politics at Oxford, graduating in 2010, followed by a PGCE in Citizenship Education at the University of London. I spent my NQT year teaching PSHCE and Politics in South Yorkshire, reasonably close to my native Halifax, before moving back to London to become Head of Politics in a large comprehensive faith school. I learned a lot during my time there, and particularly enjoyed my role supporting students through the UCAS process, but after four years I was looking for a new challenge and I have found it in BISW!

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  • Tracey Churchill

    Tracey Churchill

    Head of Years 7-8; Art Teacher

    Tracey Churchill

    After attending University in Sunderland, I began my career as a Commercial Artist specialising in Illustration. My love of Art led me into a career in teaching which began in North Yorkshire where I taught Art and DT. Whilst teaching in London, I was able to additionally train as a primary school teacher so have enjoyed teaching across a wide range of age groups throughout my career.

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  • Mary Beth Cogley

    Mary Beth Cogley

    Learning Assistant

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  • Rosalyn Crews

    Rosalyn Crews

    Primary Music Teacher

    Rosalyn Crews

    I hold a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education and music minor.  Additionally, I hold a Collegiate Professional License in Music: Vocal/Choral PreK-12.  My music training continued at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia where I received my certification in Orff Shulwerk Pedagogy, as well as training in vocal pedagogy, Music for Early Childhood, choral programming and folk dancing. 

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  • Stacey Crump

    Stacey Crump

    Head of Lower Primary; Year 2 Teacher

    Stacey Crump

    During my time studying psychology at the University of Hertfordshire I developed a passion for how children learn and develop, even though my dissertation was based around the psychology of music. This passion naturally led me into working with children. I returned to university to gain my PGCE in Primary Education and taught in Hertfordshire before moving to DC. During my time at this school I was Head of Literacy and Upper Key Stage 2 leader.

     

     

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  • Matthew Drake

    Matthew Drake

    College Counselor

    Matthew Drake

    I come to BISW with over a decade of experience in secondary and higher education – including service with Georgetown University, Washington University in St. Louis, the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), and several private practice college consulting firms.  I also hold a Bachelor’s Degree, summa cum laude, from Virginia Tech and a Master’s Degree in Higher Education from the University of Kansas.

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    Vanessa Darroch

    Nursery Teacher

    Vanessa Darroch

    I studied at Durham University where I was awarded a Bachelor of Education Honours degree.

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  • Louise Daw

    Louise Daw

    Geography

    Louise Daw

    Having gained my Geography degree at Oxford University, I moved to Nottingham to pursue my teaching qualification. In the UK, I taught in two schools – one in Wickford, Essex and the other in Wargrave, Berkshire: two very different and challenging school communities.

     

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  • Deborah Dennis

    Deborah Dennis

    Learning Assistant

    Deborah Dennis

    Eleven years in the British Royal Navy as a Radar Operator, I retired when my children were born. I then studied Massage Therapy, qualifying in Swedish Massage, Reflexology, Indian Head Massage and Thermal-Auricular Therapy. During this time, I volunteered as a parent helper at my children’s primary school, assisting with the Reading and Maths programs, as well as serving on the Parent's Association as a treasurer for five years. I obtained my Teaching Assistant Diploma Level 3 in 2015, prior to my employment at BISW.

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