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Allison Russ

Allison R.

Early Childhood Learning Assistant

I'm so excited to be part of the BISC community. I grew up in Highland Park, Illinois, and spent the last 15 years living in Old Town on Chicago's North Side. I attended the University of Iowa, where I majored in sociology and criminology. I spent a year in Israel during college, where I created an Art program for Bedouin children. When I returned, I accepted a position as an Assistant Teacher.

I've always had a passion for health and wellness, so after a couple of years, I decided to return to school and earn a degree in health and wellness. I worked as a massage therapist for many years, helping people combat stress and enhance their well-being. My massage career stopped due to COVID, but I loved tailoring my massages to different health care needs. COVID gave me a chance to stop and reflect on what I wanted to do next. While I had always worked with children throughout my career volunteering, babysitting and caregiving, I realized how much I missed working with young children. I have been influential in the well-being of others for some time; now, I want to be effective in helping children with their well-being. I want to help ignite their love for learning, support their educational aspirations and enhance their emotional well-being. Unique and global opportunities allow children to be more compassionate toward others, communicate effectively with diverse groups of people, and encourages self-awareness. Working with children is rewarding because each day is different. You get to be a part of a community that allows them to learn, grow, and become independent.

I am looking forward to starting at the British International School Chicago, Lincoln Park, because the school's values not only align with my own, but the school works hard to instill a love for learning in their students. I like their focus on the whole child, differentiated learning to challenge students and a strong sense of community. Children have increased access to opportunities, learn in a safe environment, and I respect and appreciate the parental and teacher involvement. I will strive to be dedicated, listen attentively, collaborate, and show empathy and patience while engaging students the best way I know.

I can't wait to get started. When I am not working, I do yoga, spend time with friends, family, and volunteer for many different nonprofit causes.