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Senior Leadership Team

Our Senior Leadership Team guides students and staff using their extensive experience and passion for education.

  • Mike Horton

    Mike Horton

    Headmaster

    Mike Horton

    Having led my last school to great success due to the fabulous staff that we had, I felt that I needed a new challenge and when I was offered the opportunity to open a school in Chicago I jumped at the opportunity. It is not often that you have the chance to begin a school and place your own ethos in a school and certainly this was too good an opportunity to pass up.

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  • John Biggs

    John Biggs

    Head of Primary School

    John Biggs

    British International School of Chicago, South Loop is an exciting and unique place to work; each and every day there is a constant buzz around the school. The children, parents and staff make such a concerted effort at all times to better themselves and to be the very best they can be! 

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  • Andy Gilhooly

    Andrew Gilhooly

    Head of Secondary School

    Andrew Gilhooly

    I have always enjoyed travelling and experiencing new cultures, and I saw the Mathematics job at British International School of Chicago as a great opportunity to join a Secondary School in its infancy and help shape its future. I joined BISC in 2007 as a Math teacher and now hold the position of Head of Secondary.

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  • Andrew Stone

    Andrew Stone

    Head of High School

    Andrew Stone

    I am fortunate to work alongside an extremely talented and enthusiastic team of teachers, and together we are always striving to find innovative and engaging ways to deliver our curriculums.

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  • Melissa Neal

    Melissa Arana

    Assistant Head of Primary School, Academics & Professional Dev...

    Melissa Arana

    I really enjoy working at British International School of Chicago, South Loop and feel it offers a unique experience for students. Developing and inspiring learning for each and every student is the number one priority of the school; lessons are differentiated and students are inspired through fun, challenging and interactive learning opportunities. 

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  • Kate Kaplun

    Kate Kaplun

    Assistant Head of Primary School, Pastoral

    Kate Kaplun

    Having gained a breadth of experience of teaching in the UK, I was highly motivated about the next challenge of continuing my professional development internationally, and so pursued the exciting opportunity at British International School of Chicago, South Loop. I have been teaching here since 2010 and I am especially enjoying my role as Year 2 teacher, working collaboratively with a talented team of teachers.

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  • Tiffany Wells

    Tiffany Wells

    Director of Admissions, Marketing & Communications

    Tiffany Wells

    I am thrilled to join the team at British International School of Chicago, South Loop as I have the advantage of being part of a vibrant international community and help create world citizens and scholars. It’s extremely rewarding to assist prospective families in making an essential decision in their lives when finding the best educational environment for their children. It’s lovely when families come back to me and say, “thank you for helping us feel right at home at BISC, SL”. ​​​​​

     

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  • Nikki Able

    Nicola Able

    Head of Middle School and Psychology Specialist

    Nicola Able

    I was born and raised in the South East of England and studied for my degree in Psychology and Philosophy at the University of Glamorgan and more recently I have been awarded my Master’s degree in Educational Leadership. I began teaching in the West Midlands where I taught many different subjects including Philosophy and Psychology and then relocated to Devon to take up the position of vice principal at an outstanding 11-18 school.

    It has been an ambition of mine to work in America for a long time and am delighted to be joining the Nord Anglia family of schools in the beautiful city of Chicago. I have heard a lot about the school and the excellent team of leaders and teachers that I will be joining and feel excited to be joining the school on the next stage of its journey.

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