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Kate Thomas

Kate Thomas | British International School of Chicago, Lincoln Park

Year 2 Teacher

I call the UK my home, however after graduating from university and completing my first few years of teaching, my husband and I decided we wanted to see a little of the world beyond the UK. It turned into the first step on a big adventure and we have since had the amazing opportunity of living and working in many different countries including Nigeria, Oman, Spain, Turkey and the USA. I have been fortunate enough to build a broad set of experiences by teaching in international schools in all of these places, almost exclusively teaching the British National Curriculum with additional brief experiences of the US and Montessori systems. I have taught all age ranges from nursery children to 11 year olds. It has been fascinating to see the differences in cultures but what remains the same is that teaching children is my passion.   

Since living in Chicago my family, (my husband, 2 teenage daughters and our chocolate Labrador Tegan) have enjoyed all that the city has to offer. At the weekends we love taking a stroll through Lincoln Park Zoo to the lake or visiting a museum or art gallery. The summer wouldn't be complete either without a trip to Wriggly Field.          

During my career as a teacher it has become so very apparent that each child is truly unique. Each student learns in various ways and reaches developmental mile stones at different times. It is therefore essential that learning should be personalized to each student and that the teacher finds the best way to facilitate this learning. Learning should engage each student, tasks need to be stimulating and challenging but at the same time ensuring the student feels confident in their ability to succeed.  

  • Universities Attended: Sheffield Hallam University
  • Degrees Earned: Bachelor of Education (Honors)
  • Professional Development Experiences: Return to Teaching Course (credits earned towards a Masters in Education)