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  • Distinctly Different

    We offer a distinctly different option from other private schools in Boston, providing your child with the opportunity for a high level of academic success.

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  • Globally Recognized Curricula

    Our combination of curricula is regarded as one of the finest in the world by leading colleges and universities.

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    We celebrate success and encourage risk taking, all within a safe and supportive environment where well-being comes first.

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  • Inspiring Every Child

    Our staff are dedicated to knowing every child well and adapting their approach to ensure all are successful.

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Lower School

Our elementary educators are committed to helping students develop lifelong learning habits, tailoring each lesson to fit their students as individuals.

  • Hilary DiNitto

    Hilary DiNitto

    Year 1 Teacher

    Hilary DiNitto

    I studied a BA(HONS) degree in Music, specialising in Composition and Theory of Music, and then went on to complete a PGCE in Primary Education. After qualifying, I worked at a small primary school in England, teaching Year 4. I then moved on to a larger school, where I taught Years 2, 3 and 5. I have been at BISB since 2010, and have taught classes in Toddlers, Year 1, Year 4 and Year 5.

    In the past, I have been the leader for Maths, ICT e-learning and Music. In my previous school in England, I took on the role of implementing the teaching of Modern Foreign Languages, and led a research project for Hertfordshire Council on the teaching of Languages to Primary age children. I was also Head of Lower Primary, and a member of SLT, before I finally made the decision to teach in an international school, and moved to Boston.

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  • Jenni Maris

    Jenni Maris

    Year 1 Teacher

    Jenni Maris

    I trained as an Early Years Educator in Dundee and worked across a number of Early Years settings throughout my training. Following  this, in 2006, I  graduated from Dundee University with a First Class Honors Bachelor of Education degree in Primary Teaching. I taught in Dundee for a few years in both a Year 4 and Year 1 class before making the decision to move to sunny Dubai

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  • Anna Vangel

    Anna Vangel

    Year 2 Teacher and Director of Curriculum Development

    Anna Vangel

    I began my teaching career in 1998 after  graduating from Newman College in Birmingham with a B.Ed with Honors in Geography. I then spent three years teaching in a Primary school in Macclesfield, Cheshire. During my third year, I decided I wanted to teach overseas so I joined the VIF program and taught Kindergarten in North Carolina. 

    After my time overseas, I returned to the UK and taught in a Primary school in Congleton, Cheshire. In both UK schools I quickly became part of the school communities and was very involved in events with the school’s parent teacher association and leading curriculum areas, including Geography and Religious Education.

    After working back in the UK I still wanted to work overseas and the British Schools of America appealed to me because it was a young group of growing schools. I wanted to be part of the team taking the schools forward.  I joined the BISB team in 2004 and have taught in Year 2, Year 1 and Reception.  I am also the Head of Lower Primary and a member of the Senior Leadership Team.

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  • Lucy Ripman

    Lucy Ripman

    Year 2 Teacher and Director of Primary Mathematics

  • Lynn Robson

    Lynn Robson

    Year 3 Teacher and Director of Student Welfare Year 3-Year 6

    Lynn Robson

    I graduated with honors from Sunderland University in 2003 after completing a BA in Primary Education.  Over the past 11 years, I have worked across all age ranges in the primary range teaching the youngest to the oldest children in primary schools in the North East of England.  This gives me an excellent perspective of whole school progression and enables me to understand in more depth how children develop knowledge, skills and understanding.

    I have completed a vast range of continuing professional courses, most recently I completing a leadership course with National College of School Leadership.  I have held a number of leadership posts in previous schools; including Special Educational Needs, PSHCE, History, Performing arts and I have recently been appointed to lead learning in Science (Toddlers to Year 6) in the British International School of Boston.

    I worked at the British School of Houston in 2007, which piqued my interest in international teaching.  I returned to the UK with the vision of returning to the international circuit in the future.  I was delighted to return to the USA as part of the British International School of Boston in 2013.  I am thrilled to be part of an innovative and inspirational team.

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    Jason Dawson

    Year 3 Teacher

    Jason Dawson

    I graduated from the University of Central England in Birmingham with a BA (Hons) in Primary Education in 1996. I taught Year 1 and 2 for two years at Benson Community School in Birmingham before moving to teach Year 1, Year 3, Year 5 for eight years at Courthouse Green Primary School. In 2002, I took part in a one year Fulbright teacher exchange, teaching 3rd Grade at Sarah Winnemucca Elementary School in Reno, Nevada, USA.

    In 2006, I moved to Boston to join the British International School of Boston. During my eight years at BSB I have taught Year 2, Year 5 and am currently teaching Year 3. During my teaching career I have held the posts of ICT Subject leader and Key Stage 1 coordinator.  At BISB I have held the posts of ICT subject leader and ‘webmaster’. I am currently the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) subject leader.

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  • Alison Yeardley

    Alison Yeardley

    Year 4 Teacher

    Alison Yeardley

    I graduated from Bishop Grosseteste in 1999, with a BA (Hons) Geography and Teaching Studies, with QTS. After teaching in and around my home town of Sheffield, I spent a summer at UC Berkeley studying Psychology.

    I settled back in Sheffield and taught at Nook Lane Junior School for 4 years. I became interested in international teaching and the British Schools of America (as they were then known) appealed to me greatly. Turning down an opportunity to teach in North Carolina, I moved to Houston, TX to work at the British School of Houston. After 2 weeks there I knew I would be an international teacher forever. I applied to move to Boston and have been here for 6 years now.

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  • Mark Tugwell

    Mark Tugwell

    Year 4 Teacher

    Mark Tugwell

    Being the oldest child of a large family, I have grown up having regularly entertained and supported my younger siblings. I began sports coaching from an early age and would spend many weekends at the age of 14 - 16 organizing sporting festivals and activities for primary school children. It was through my love of sports coaching that I knew teaching was the career for me.

    I completed my PGCE at the University of Brighton before heading to Bromley (south London) to work at a large Junior School. I enjoyed three fantastic years at the school and took on many roles in my time there, including Head of IPC and Head of Year 3 & 4. I then made the decision to head back to Sussex (my home county) and worked at a small primary school just outside of Haywards Heath. I completed three incredible years at the school, working as a Year 4 & 5 Class Teacher and the Head of Sport. 

    Teaching is my absolute passion and I argue to anyone that I have the best job in the world. I hold dear to me so many amazing memories with the children I've taught, including residential trips to France, dress-up days, a Greatest Showman sing-along at the cinema, and a range of sporting competitions. Equally memorable were events outside of school time, such as soccer matches and dance competitions, where I've been able to support the children in things away from the classroom. I work hard to get to know all of the children so that their passions and interests can be supported in the best way possible. 

    My journey has taken me to Boston, a city which feels like my home away from home. Sport is an important part of my life and having parted with my Brighton and Hove Albion season tickets and left my local soccer and cricket teams back in England, I am grateful that Boston has so much to offer. I love the theatre, eating out, and the many interesting neighborhoods in and around Boston. I was particularly drawn to the British International School of Boston because of the individual learning journeys which are offered to the children, something which I feel passionate about. I am excited to get to know all the children and families at the school and contribute to this fantastic community. 

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