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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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Senior Leadership Team

Our private school's principal, key stage leaders, and high-level administration staff form our campus's Senior Leadership Team. Together, they guide our school using their extensive experience and passion for education.

  • Simon Sharp

    Simon Sharp

    Principal

    Simon Sharp

    I graduated with a BA (Hons) in Social and Political Sciences from the University of Cambridge and gained experience as a Teaching Assistant before undertaking my PGCE at the University of Northampton. 

    I have worked across the entire Primary age-range in four different local authorities (Northamptonshire, Nottingham City, Nottinghamshire and Bedfordshire) in England and also worked for a period as a Lead Practitioner for the Bedfordshire Schools SCITT, a senior role in the education of trainee teachers. 

    I have experience as a Senior Leader and as a Headteacher, raising standards in schools in the UK, securing children’s future prospects and developing a curriculum which develops learners into well-rounded members of our society. 

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  • Kirsty Gallo | British International School of Chicago, Lincoln Park

    Kirsty Gallo

    Assistant Head - Pastoral Care, Wellbeing & Safeguarding

    Kirsty Gallo

    I grew up in Leicestershire, England with my brother, Adam and mum and dad. I always enjoyed playing 'teachers' from an early age and graduated from Chester College in Cheshire in 2000 with a teaching degree. My first years were spent teaching in Birmingham, England until I moved to Chicago in 2009. Here, I have been able to continue my love of traveling by adding Central America and China to my list of places traveled since living here. I further practiced my sports love in Chicago and became a keen Crossfitter in 2014 and even played netball for the U.S.A. squad in 2012 in Trinidad! Chicago is a wonderful city, and it continues to provide me with much happiness. I met my Chicago-born husband, Nico, here in 2013 and we married in 2017 in our local neighborhood with friends and family. We welcomed our first child, Zara, in December 2018 and our second child, Liza, in 2020. We are excited to have begun our lives together as a family of four in this amazing city, one I very much now call home.

    I have always loved teaching and working alongside young minds with a focus on developing a child’s character. I am fortunate to now be in a role where I can lead and develop this area of learning in our school with the help of our much loved Goal Squad! Helping a child learn how to be the best version of themselves and preparing them for their future with self-regulation, good communication and empathy is vital to their future success. It is a privilege to work at BISC-LP where we very much value the personal side of learning as well as our excellent academic provision.

    • Universities Attended: University of College Chester
    • Degrees Earned: B.Ed. with Honors specialism in P.E.

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  • Alice Gaskell | British International School of Chicago, Lincoln Park

    Alice Gaskell

    Assistant Head - Academics

    Alice Gaskell

    I am originally from North Yorkshire but have been lucky enough to spend the past few years working internationally and exploring the world. I gained my undergraduate degree in Music Technology from the University of Huddersfield and then spent a year as a Kindergarten Teacher in Taiwan before completing a PGCE and subsequent Masters at the University of Exeter. My international career has taken me to Ethiopia and Malaysia so far and I am very much looking forward to moving to Chicago this summer. I love the outdoors and can be found on a mountain or putting up a tent most weekends. I am very keen to explore Illinois’ State Parks and hiking trails as well as taking morning jogs down Chicago’s Lakefront Trail!    

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    Matt Gregory

    Assistant Head - Community & Professional Learning

    Matt Gregory

    I grew up in East London and, after finishing my degree, I took a range of jobs in the city before moving into teaching. I began my career in education at the primary school I attended as a child, spending 4 wonderful years working in the community I still recognize as home. I moved to Chicago in February 2013 and I have come to know and love the city for its cultural richness and diversity. 

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  • Erin Woodhams | British International School of Chicago, Lincoln Park

    Erin Woodhams

    Director of Marketing, Admissions, & Communications

    Erin Woodhams

    I am thrilled to be a part of the team at the British International School of Chicago, Lincoln Park and enjoy being part of a vibrant international community of learners and educators.

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  • Harold Barr

    Harold Barr

    HR Representative

    Harold Barr

    I am from Chicago, IL and what I love most about this marvelous city is it’s ethnic diversity. It’s amazing the amount of cultures are represented and loved by people of different backgrounds. I received my Bachelors in Business in 2011 from Lane College. I enjoy sports, music, dancing and traveling. I like to think I bring the required energy from each of those into the classroom. I feel children can really benefit from having excitement throughout the day.

     

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  • Rosie Castrejon | British International School of Chicago, Lincoln Park

    Rosie Castrejon

    Business Manager

    Rosie Castrejon

    I am a Chicago native with a passion for food, the outdoors, and numbers. When I'm not crunching down numbers you can find me biking down the Lakeshore trail.

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