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  • Carlie Ennis | British International School of Chicago, Lincoln Park

    Carlie Ennis

    Reception Teacher

    Carlie Ennis

    I am from South Wales, which is also where I studied for my undergraduate degree in Sport and Physical Education. I knew I wanted to be a teacher from a young age, originally wanting to teach Physical Education in Secondary schools. However, after experiencing teaching at Primary school age I quickly changed my mind and studied Early Years and Foundation Phase Education at an institute in Hereford. After gaining my QTS I returned to Newport, South Wales, where I started my first teaching job. I have taught in two very diverse schools in Newport which has given me great experience in a range of areas.  

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  • Alison Matthews | British International School of Chicago, Lincoln Park

    Alison Matthews

    Reception Leader

    Alison Matthews

    I grew up in the South East of England (Kent) with my parents and older sister. I’ve always been interested in how children learn, and my first degree in Psychology gave me a great insight into this. During this time, I lived in London for three years and developed an admiration for big cities and all the exciting things they have to offer. My fascination with new cities continued when I took a gap year after my degree and explored South East Asia, Australia and New Zealand. I have now been in Chicago for two years and love living here!  I especially like the various neighborhoods within the city and how they all offer something a little different.

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  • Douglas McNeill | British International School of Chicago, Lincoln Park

    Douglas McNeill

    Reception Teacher

    Douglas McNeill

    I was born and raised in the busy city of Glasgow, in the West of Scotland. Having taught in Scotland for a number of years and had the opportunity to work with children across Europe whilst volunteering: I was thrilled when asked to move to Chicago to continue my love of teaching. Chicago is filled with diversity from every walk of life and yet there is a sense of unity and pride that radiates from this beautiful city. It’s this sense of community where support, talent and an eagerness to learn are brought together that makes BISC Lincoln Park such a unique and wonderful place to be in each day and I am very proud to be a part of it.

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  • Amy Newman | British International School of Chicago, Lincoln Park

    Amy Newman

    Reception Teacher

    Amy Newman

    I am from a beautiful city in the south west of England, Salisbury. I attended the University of Plymouth, Rolle College in Devon where I undertook my teaching degree. After I graduated with my qualified teacher status I moved the East London to teach in the Borough of Newham. I loved getting to work with such a diverse community of people, learning about different cultures, languages and traditions. I have loved in Chicago for six years now and I am so happy to call this wonderful city home. I love exploring the different neighborhoods and trying the different cultures of food around the city!  

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  • Viv Azpeitia | British International School of Chicago, Lincoln Park

    Viv Azpeitia

    Reception Learning Assistant

    Viv Azpeitia

    This beautiful city of Chicago is where I was born and raised, in the Ravenswood neighborhood. I come from a large, close-knit family of six and have an even larger amount of extended family members of which most live in León, Guanajuato, México, where both my parents are from. In my spare time I love spending time with my family and friends; exploring new places to eat, participating in community service projects with my sorority, dancing and more! After graduating in May 2008 from Loyola University Chicago, I continued working in retail and enjoyed traveling. Since joining BISC-LP in 2009, I’ve assisted in classes from Nursery to Year 2 and in the Spanish Language Department for Key Stage 2; I’ve had so much fun with my students and have developed great relationships with them and the parents!

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  • Jenna DiCaro | British International School of Chicago, Lincoln Park

    Jenna DiCaro

    Reception Learning Assistant

    Jenna DiCaro

    I was born and raised on the south side of Chicago in the Bridgeport neighborhood. Recently, I graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Learning with a minor in Psychology. In my spare time I enjoy playing the ukulele and bowling.

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    Erik King

    Reception Learning Assistant

    Erik King

    I was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. I spent my youth playing sports with friends and for club teams. I earned my undergraduate degree in Political Science and Psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where I had chance to study abroad in Manchester, England.

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  • Christina Livingston | British International School of Chicago, Lincoln Park

    Christina Livingston

    Reception Learning Assistant

    Christina Livingston

    I am from Chicago and have a daughter. I have been a two-year-old teacher for 12 years, and my major was early childhood education. I really enjoy working with children!

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