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Lucy Townsend

Lucy Townsend | British International School of Chicago, Lincoln Park

Year 1 Teacher

I am originally from London and after gaining my first degree in English Literature and American studies in York, I moved back to London to complete my teaching degree. I then continued to teach in a school in East London for two years in both Nursery and Reception. I then swapped London for the hot desert of Dubai!

I worked for Nord Anglia in Dubai and spent two years teaching Nursery. I have now spent the last four years in Chicago and have really felt like this city has become ‘home’. I am excited to be teaching Year 1 again this year and being a Jolly Jaguar! I strive to make learning engaging, challenging and exciting for the children, I am looking forward to continuing to be able to do so this year.

I worked for Nord Anglia in Dubai and spent two years teaching Nursery. I have now spent the last four years in Chicago and have really felt like this city has become ‘home’. I am excited to be teaching Year 1 again this year and being a Jolly Jaguar! I strive to make learning engaging, challenging and exciting for the children, I am looking forward to continuing to be able to do so this year.

  • Universities Attended: York St John, University of East London
  • Degrees Earned: BA English Lit and American Studies, PGCE Primary Teaching
  • Certifications Earned: BA Honours and PGCE
  • Professional Development Experiences: Alistair Bryce - Clegg - from mark maker to writer, phonics training, Nord Anglia University courses