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Health and Wellness

  • Nicole Silvetti

    Nicole Silvetti

    School Counselor

    Nicole Silvetti

    I joined British International School of Chicago in 2013, and I am so excited to share my college knowledge and passion for college counseling with all students, parents, faculty and staff. My main goal is to ensure that every student finds the college, university or post-secondary plan to best fit his or her needs.

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  • Sarah Therriault

    School Counselor

    Sarah Therriault

    I received my bachelor's degree in Biology with a Secondary Education Certification from Quincy University in 2012. As I was working with more and more high school students in the classroom, as much as I enjoyed teaching, I felt drawn toward helping them with the many other challenges life presents outside of academics. Therefore, I decided to stay at Quincy University to pursue a master's degree in School Counseling which I completed in 2015.

    Since that time I have been counseling children ages 3-18 for a small public school district in West Central Illinois. I have loved the unique aspects of working with such a wide variety of age groups and I am delighted to continue that work with the British International School of Chicago- South Loop!

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  • Mary Dyra School Nurse

    Mary Dyra

    School Nurse

    Mary Dyra

    I am excited to work at BISC South Loop because it is a tight-knit community of dedicated teachers, students, and parents. I am originally from the south suburb of Oak Lawn, but I have been living on the north side of the city since my time at Loyola University.  In my spare time, I love to get outside, go hiking, explore nature, and play with my dog Cooper.  I also enjoy getting lost in a good thriller novel or reading the memoirs of people who inspire me. 

    I received my bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Loyola University of Chicago in 2015.  During my time at Loyola, I realized that I enjoyed both community nursing and pediatric nursing which is perfectly encompassed in the role of a school nurse.  Since graduating, I have worked as a nurse in home health care with children and adults on mechanical ventilation.  Working as the school nurse at BISC South Loop was definitely be a big career change for me, but I am excited to continue working with children and being a part of the awesome community at BISC.

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