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Tom Collins

Tom Collins | British International School of Chicago, Lincoln Park

STEAM Leader & 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 have even started a book club in my neighborhood to get to know my neighbors. I love how every neighborhood is so unique and I love 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, the 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!”