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Daniel Quinn

Daniel Quinn

Year 1 Teacher | Primary Technology Leader

I am excited for the opportunity to work at British International School of Chicago. The small class sizes and great facilities make it a fantastic place to learn!

I have always enjoyed being creative and finding out new information, so becoming a Primary School teacher was a natural career choice for me. I studied at University of Dundee, completing a four-year Primary education degree. Throughout my course I gained valuable experience in inner city schools and rural settings. I have been lucky enough to travel a lot, so returning to an exciting, vibrant city like Chicago to do a job I love is a dream come true! As soon as I researched the school and read about its educational philosophy I knew BISC was for me.

I began my teaching career in a large, multicultural city school in Scotland. After my first year I was offered a full-time position at the school. Whilst at the school I took on numerous roles. I was responsible for developing Information and Communications Technology, Arts and sports teams. I believe learning should start with the child, and students should be actively engaged in lessons. Education should also harvest a child’s creativity and allow them to take risks in a safe and encouraging environment. BISC is an institution that shares these beliefs. 

I have many hobbies and interests. Travel is my main interest. I spend most of my summer vacations taking in different cultures and sights. Another love of mine is music. I have written and performed many pieces of music and most recently put on a successful show at the Edinburgh International Fringe Festival. In terms of sport I am a big soccer fan and enjoy watching Glasgow Celtic. 

What Students Say

“Mr Quinn makes every lesson fun and active. Every lesson is different and more fun that the last one. The only bad thing is Mr Quinn’s bad jokes!”

“I like being in Mr Quinn’s maths class because it is really fun!”

“Mr Quinn is the best teacher ever because he always gets involved and has great lessons!”