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Tom Collins

Tom Collins | British International School of Chicago, Lincoln Park

STEAM Leader and Science Specialist

I'm originally from Gloucestershire in the UK. Since moving to Chicago I've found ways to get stuck into my local community: volunteering at the Nature Museum, tending a plot in my local park's community gardens, and starting a book club in my neighborhood to get to know my neighbors. I love how every neighborhood is so unique and experiencing great places to eat, socialize, and experience something new.

Creativity and challenge help our students get better every day. I believe that every child is a born scientist. Something as simple as scribbling on a wall is an investigation in "what happens if I do this." They inquire, they observe, they conclude, and then repeat with a slight change in the variable. Our wonderful STEAM Department is a place where children can come to solve problems, complete projects and learn through creating!          

  • Universities Attended: Cardiff University, Roehampton University, King's College London
  • Degrees Earned: BSc Biology (hons)
  • Certifications Earned: PGCE (Post Graduate Certificate in Education)
  • Professional Development Experiences: Forest School Leader, National Primary Qualification of Middle Leadership
What Our Students Say:

“I like science with Mr. Collins because he helps us learn a lot.”

“I love having science lessons with Mr. Collins because we learn lots of cool things and do fun experiments like dissecting a seed to see what cotyledons are.”

“Mr. Collins’ science is brilliant because when we learnt about circuits I got it straight away!”