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Kirsty Gallo

Kirsty Gallo | British International School of Chicago, Lincoln Park

Assistant Head - Community/Well-Being

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 and playing sports by adding Central America and China to my list of places traveled since living here and even played netball for the U.S.A. squad in 2012 in Trinidad! I have since become a keen Crossfitter and continue to enjoy new challenges as and when I can find them! 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 Lakeview. We are excited to have begun our lives together in this amazing city, one I very much now call home.

My first classroom displayed the quote 'Shoot for the moon, even if you miss, you will land among the stars'. It soon became the motto of all my classrooms, and one I continue to use. The idea now parallels that of our Nord Anglia Education idea of 'Be Ambitious'. Children who aim high, who see no ceiling, no roof, no barrier, to at least aiming high, are always able to achieve more than they thought. By instilling in our children, the notion of reaching, stretching, trying, hoping, they provide themselves with their own limitless target in both personal and academic targets. It is a well-known quote, but one that children live by in order to achieve all they set out to. Reaching for that moon allows children to be among those stars. But with drive, determination and a self-belief... they can sometimes make it all the way to the moon.

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

“Mrs. Gallo is kind and thoughtful because she loves us.”

“Mrs. Gallo is a good teacher and teaches me lots of things!”

“I love Mrs. Gallo because she is funny!”