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Year 5

  • Adam Hopps | British International School of Chicago, Lincoln Park

    Adam Hopps

    Year 5 Leader

    Adam Hopps

    I believe that creativity and challenge help our students get better every day because they give a child the freedom to explore new skills and the chance to surprise themselves and others. Too often, children and adults have ceilings constructed above them through labels or expectations. However, by opening up the curriculum with creativity and challenge, we give each child the chance to do the unexpected.

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  • Rick Smith

    Rick Smith

    Year 5 Teacher

    Rick Smith

    I’m an experienced educator with 20 years of teaching and school leadership experience. After receiving a B.A. (Hons) Primary Education from Manchester Metropolitan University, I spent eight years working in the state school sector in Cheshire, UK. In 2008, I moved to work at the British International School of Chicago and spent eight fantastic years at the school. During my time at the school, I taught several different classes, including Year 4 and 5, before taking the role of Head of Primary P.E. In 2015, I moved to the South Loop campus where I was the Assistant Head of Primary (Academics and Curriculum) and taught Year 5. My family and I returned to the UK in 2016, where I held the role of Head of School (one day a week) as well as my usual role of Assistant Head of School and teacher of Year 5 and 6.

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  • LCP

    Lowri Covello-Phillips

    Year 5 Teacher

    Lowri Covello-Phillips

    I am from a small coastal town, called Llanelli, in South Wales. I studied Primary Education with QTS at the University of South Wales-Newport, and I was lucky enough to undertake an international placement at BISC-LP during my second year of teacher training. I fell in love with the school and its ethos, knowing that one day I would return. I am now entering my sixth year of teaching and my second at BISC-LP.

    I am passionate about travel and food, so living in Chicago has given my husband and I a great chance to explore amazing places to eat wherever we go! On a healthier note, I also enjoy running along the lakefront and kayaking.

    I am very thankful to have been afforded the opportunity to work at BISC-LP; it continues to be a wonderful experience. I firmly believe that a person's potential lies in their mindset. Many a time, I have seen students excel beyond their own expectations as a result of a resilient and optimistic approach; if it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you. I aim to inspire my class by modelling this philosophy and empowering them to be ambitious.

    • Universities Attended: University of South Wales, Newport          
    • Degrees Earned: Primary Education with QTS         
    • Professional Development Experiences: Outstanding Teacher Programme (OTP), Senior Leadership Team, Enterprise and Design Technology Lead, Pioneer Schools Lead - Welsh Curriculum Development (D&T)

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