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Douglas McNeill

Douglas McNeill | British International School of Chicago, Lincoln Park

Reception Teacher

I was born and raised in the bustling city of Glasgow, Scotland. Now commencing my eighth year in Chicago, I am excited for what's ahead as our community continues to grow. In Glasgow, we have a saying that "People make Glasgow." The same could be said for Chicago. I love visiting the different neighborhoods, exploring the city and suburbs, meeting new people, and celebrating the diversity, foods, and cultures that makes Chicago shine, just as its beautiful architecture does.

Early years education is a magical place where young minds can be captured through imagination and where solid foundations can be built for successful and confident young learners. Our learning principles highlight that students should be encouraged to follow what they are passionate about. I firmly believe that this starts at a young age where through careful guidance, our students can learn to identify what makes them unique in preparation for the future.

  • Universities Attended: University of Aberdeen, University of Edinburgh, King's College London (current)
  • Degrees Earned: Masters in Psychology, Diploma in Primary Education, Masters in International Education (2020)
  • Certifications Earned: COSCA in Counselling Skills
  • Professional Development Experiences: I am currently collaborating with Nord Anglia colleagues across the globe at King's College London where we are researching International Education for the 21st Century.
What Our Students Say:

"Mr. McNeill likes to teach us new things with a song, he knows a song about everything!"

"Mr. McNeill is good because even if you don’t think you know the answer, you can make a guess and he gets really excited about it."

"I think Mr. McNeill reads a lot because he reads us stories and puts on silly voices and pretends to be the characters. He can be a funny giant and once he was an old lady with a fluffy cat."