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  • Our Lincoln Park Campus

    Our state-of-art facilities will inspire your children to be ambitious.

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  • Dedicated and Inspiring

    Our teachers are recruited for their ability to nurture lifelong learners and inspire each and every student

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  • Highest Quality Learning

    Our approach to learning gives each individual student the skills to thrive

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  • Love to Learn

    Our students love to learn, and our curriculum encourages inquiring minds and to always aim high

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  • Join Our Family

    We welcome you to our inclusive community. From day one, you and your child will feel at home with us

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  • Stay Connected

    Speaking directly with us is the best way to get your questions answered quickly. We look forward to hearing from you

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  • Keeping Track of Busy Lives

    Find out about the latest activities and developments in our school, including our new campus developments

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  • Lifelong Values through Skills Development

    The benefits of physical activity extend beyond the gym and work towards children’s inspiration and growth.

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Year 4

  • RO2

    Rachel O'Neil

    Year 4 Leader

    Rachel O'Neil

    I was born in a small town in Scotland, exactly in the middle of Glasgow and Edinburgh. I attended Aberdeen University where I gained my Bachelors Degree in Primary Education. While studying, I worked in Spain every summer which then inspired me to take my teaching career further afield. After completing my initial teaching year in Scotland, I went on to teach in Dubai where I stayed for a fantastic seven years. I have taught a range of classes from Early Years through to Year 6. Living in Dubai was an amazing hub for my travel addiction; I have now visited 63 countries, 6 continents, 6 Wonders of the World and every Disneyland Park around the globe! I love adventure and have enjoyed trying many new experiences such as: sky diving, scuba diving with sharks and paragliding in Rio (to name a few). 

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  • Claire Smith

    Claire Smith

    Year 4 Teacher

    Claire Smith

    I grew up in north London and studied at the University Nottingham for my degree and the University of Brighton for my PGCE before moving back to London to begin my teaching career in a local state school. I first moved to Chicago in 2011 and taught at the British International School of Chicago for 5 rewarding years in different year groups and middle leader positions before leaving in 2016. After a few years teaching back in England and focusing on my family, I am excited to return to Chicago for a second time and to work at BISCLP. This time around I am looking forward to introducing my young daughter to this wonderful city and seeing it through her eyes!

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  • Kristen Bethell | British International School of Chicago, Lincoln Park

    Kristen Bethell

    Year 4 Teacher

    Kristen Bethell

    I grew up in a lovely area of England called Ascot until the age of 18 when I moved to study in the seaside city of Brighton. I then lived in East London for five years where I completed my PGCE at Goldsmiths University and taught at a wonderful inner London primary school.

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    Damian Kane

    Year 4 Teacher

    Damian Kane

    I am from the city of Leeds in the County of Yorkshire in the North of England. I have lived and taught in London, Yorkshire and the Cayman Islands. I have a passion for the great outdoors. Walking and hiking is an interest. I follow all types of sport, especially soccer, rugby and Gaelic games. I have lived here for a year now and I am immensely attracted to the buzz and vibrancy and lifestyle of the city. Very sporty, lots of theatres and museums to visit. I love cycling and walking along by Lake Michigan, going to see the Cubs and cheering on the Blackhawks, Bears and Notre Dame….the fighting Irish! Most importantly, I’m looking forward to continuing being part of an amazing school at BISC-LP!

    Learning should be personalized to each student as we all have a unique style of mastering our objectives. There are so many styles and strategies that students can use to fully gain an understanding of their learning. It is essential that the student can be provided with the tools that suit them, whether it be practical, visual or through 21st Century skills. Through the use of creativity, collaboration, critical thinking and communication, students can truly enhance their learning potential.

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    Casey Lavin

    Year 4 Teacher

    Casey Lavin

    I grew up in a coastal town called Barry, close to the capital city, Cardiff, in South Wales. At the age of 18, I relocated to England to study at the University of Worcester and gained a BA Honors - Primary Initial Teacher Education degree with QTS. I thoroughly enjoy the opportunities of teaching internationally; inspiring new students, building a relationship with their parents/guardians and experiencing life in a new country.

     

    Over the past couple of years, I have travelled throughout Asia, Europe, Africa, Central America and North America. I have a love for action sports and enjoy wakeboarding, scuba-diving and skiing. I am an avid animal lover and love to foster rescue dogs to give them a new start to life. In the past seven years, I have taught internationally in Qatar, Shanghai and now Chicago. I have lived in Chicago for one year now and despite the uncertain circumstances of 2020, I have thoroughly enjoyed my first year in Chicago and at BISC-LP. I am excited to return for my 2nd year and move into KS2, to teach Year 4. I believe that there’s no limit to what every student can achieve. When students are inspired through an engaging and exciting curriculum, they can achieve whatever they put their minds to. As a teacher, I promote a high-level of respect between my students and I and strive for all students to be ambitious for their future. Through a love of learning and enthusiastic teaching, my students and I create an inclusive environment, where they can reach for the stars academically and non-academically.

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