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Sophie Schouten

Sophie Schouten

Learning Assistant

I hold a BA (Hons) Degree in Fashion Design from Leeds University. After working for a UK-based fashion company since 2008, including several years living and working in China, my husband and I moved to the USA in August 2019. This coincided with a decision I made to take a career break, but I have long held an interest in getting more experience working in education, having worked in nurseries and childcare prior to university. I was delighted to have the opportunity to join the team at BISC-SL at the start of February, and working with the children and staff has so far been every bit as rewarding as I expected it to be and more

I grew up in a small village in Oxfordshire, UK. I always enjoyed the countryside but my love for big cities has led me to cities on almost every continent and now here to Chicago, where I can enjoy beaches and sailing, two of my favorite hobbies, as well as sewing and cooking.