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Judith Scholes

Judith Scholes | British International School of Chicago, Lincoln Park

Learning Resource Teacher & Math Leader

Originally born in the North of England and moving frequently both within the UK and internationally, our family relocated to Chicago four years ago as a result of my husband’s job. We have all embraced living in the ‘Second City’, constantly awed by the skyline, the waterfront and the many opportunities for new experiences. I have especially enjoyed running along the lakeshore, live storytelling and rowing with my daughter’s crew team on the river. At home, a menagerie of musical instruments is a key component of family life, inspiring our eclectic musical tastes. After pursuing other careers I retrained as a teacher in 2006 and subsequently worked in both public and private schools. 

As well as teaching across different key stages, I have enjoyed roles as Head of Year, leading Modern Foreign Languages and English and most recently being Director of Curriculum Studies. Initially moving to Chicago without a U.S. work visa , I have been pursuing an MA in Educational Leadership and I hope to complete my thesis this summer. I have, however, missed being in the classroom, and I am thrilled to be joining the Year 3 team at Lincoln Park. 

As a linguist and a passionate traveler, I am excited to be part of a truly global network of schools that embrace a holistic approach to education. I am especially pleased to be leading Mathematics for Key Stage Two. With my mum being a Math teacher when I was growing up, I was always surrounded by numbers, but it wasn’t until I later that I really appreciated numerical relationships that create mathematical fluency and understanding. In my classroom, I have always made it a personal mission to help all students to have fun with numbers, embrace the valuable learning that comes from making mistakes, and become confident mathmagicians.                  

  • Universities Attended: Bristol University, St Mary's University, Twickenham, DePaul University         
  • Degrees Earned: BA (Hons) MFL, PGCE, M.A Educational Leadership