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Andrew Rowson

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Year 5 Teacher | Primary English Leader

Building successful relationships, opening new horizons and inspiring children to achieve what they believed was previously impossible, inspired me to pursue a career in teaching, with the aspiration to return back to the United States!

I attended the University of Wales, Newport, earning a degree in Primary Studies with Honors and Qualified Teaching Status. I made the decision to extend my professional development by becoming a supply teacher, providing valuable experience teaching children in Nursery through Year 6 and allowing me to gain an understanding of best practicees across each year group

Before moving to Chicago, I taught for four years at Coed-y-Garn Primary School. I gained valuable experience teaching children in Years 3-6, including a Special Needs Resource class. With further experience as Head of Physical Education, Head of Information and Communications Technology, and Head of Lower Key Stage 2, I had opportunities to have a whole school impact on learning. I also have a passion for teaching literacy and was fortunate to be selected by the Education Achievement Service to work on a group project to improve standards across South-East Wales. One of the highlights of my teaching career was directing "The Tempest" as part of the Royal Shakespeare Festival, in which my class performed on a professional stage.

I am excited to be part of the team at British International School of Chicago, South Loop. The school incorporates a global, meaningful learning environment with outstanding resources and unique opportunities for cross-curricular learning. Furthermore, the small class sizes offer a personalized approach to teaching within a welcoming and diverse community. All of these mirror my own teaching philosophy. 

Living in Wales, I have developed a passion for walking the many mountains within the South Wales Valleys, taking in the many breathtaking views. I am a very active person and take part in many sports. I  played rugby all my life alongside cricket and golf, and I Regularly attend the gym to stay healthy. I am also a very keen traveler, spending seven wonderful summers working at a summer camp in Michigan. This taught me the true value of helping children become well-rounded individuals capable of achieving anything in life.

What Students Say

“Mr. Rowson has a great sense of humor. He helps me reach my goals whether big or small, and makes our challenges really fun.”

“Mr. Rowson is the best teacher in world because he always encourages us. He has helped me see the fun in every subject by making the solutions seem simple.”

“Mr. Rowson makes challenging lessons fun, and he makes us laugh in class. He loves sports and runs after-school sports clubs for everybody. He makes us all happy!”