Amy Davidson is currently in her third year as the Director of Athletics for British International of Chicago, Lincoln Park, her 14th year overall in athletic education. Prior to her time at BISC-Lincoln Park, Amy has managed and led high level P.E. up to A-Level, across independent high schools, state schools and boarding houses throughout England, including Queen Mary University of London. She has coached teams to regional and county level in both hockey and netball, as well as worked with England Rounders.
Here at BISC-Lincoln Park Amy has successfully advanced the P.E and Athletics program, as well as opening up endless opportunities for all year groups by adding numerous extracurricular clubs, teams, and residential trips, including adding the annual Ski Trip and Global Games Tour. Her passion for coaching and teaching has developed strong teams, particularly as head coach for Key Stage 2 basketball, where the Girls’ Basketball 2018 season went undefeated.
Originally from the East of England Amy is a Premier London field hockey player, competitive skier and accomplished sailor, having competed in the infamous Rolex Fastnet yacht sailing race in 2011. Her passion and support towards all children’s physical activities shines through in her fun and ambitious department.
'Set your goals high, and don't stop till you get there' - Bo Jackson (All Star Baseball and Football player)
Seizing opportunities and building on hopes and dreams leads towards promoting students ambition. I also believe inspiration and motivation drives us towards reaching our potential. With a positive resilient attitude at the heart of success, aiming higher, working harder, students achievements become endless.
- Universities Attended: Bedfordshire University
- Degrees Earned: BA Sports Studies
- Certifications Earned: GTP 2006, QTS 2007
- Professional Development Experiences: I completed my QTS at Langley, an independent boarding school in Norfolk, and thoroughly enjoyed my 3 years teaching both PE and Drama in the primary and secondary departments. I then moved to London whereby I gained experience in some inner London City schools and then progressed to Belmont in 2012, an independent junior school in Mill Hill. I have coached students to county and national levels in hockey and rounders and taken groups of students on various sports tours. In 2013, I moved into higher education as an Education Officer in the marketing and communications department for a Russell Group university, Queen Mary University of London. My enthusiasm for learning and making a difference, combined with my love of sports, has led me back to return to teaching PE full time. Outside of work, I am an active sportswoman, particularly playing league hockey since I was 14. My passion for active challenges has led me to sailing in the Fastnet in 2012 and biking from London to Paris in 2015. Further professional development comes through captaining a touch rugby team and enjoying activities such as tennis and skiing. I am also a keen charity volunteer, marshalling part of the London Marathon and seeing Mo Farah was extremely rewarding and inspiring.