During my time at this school I was Head of Literacy and Upper Key Stage 2 leader. I took the decision to teach at British International School of Washington after visiting the East Coast in the summer of 2013. I enjoyed my experience in DC and the surrounding areas so much that when I came across the British International School of Washington I knew that my life was going to take an exciting turn.
Having the opportunity to teach and live in America has opened my eyes to a wealth of exciting opportunities! Travelling, hiking and exploring are among my favourite things to do of a weekend and school holiday. I am a big sports fan and have played football (or should I say soccer!) for many years, having played for West Ham Ladies and represented my county for numerous seasons. Since moving to America I have become a big baseball and American football fan, taking advantage of living close to both stadiums. Although I do not play soccer competitively anymore, I coach the girls varsity soccer team and play flag American football outside of school. I enjoy reading and aspire to be a children’s author at some point in my life.
My students have said:
I am enjoying the opportunity to work in such a culturally rich environment where I can learn something new about a country, religion or language daily. The International Primary Curriculum promotes many life-long learning traits and develops the children’s ability to learn as part of a group successfully. Discussing and thinking about our learning is valued and promoted here at BISW to ensure each child is as successful as possible.