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Gemma Harris

Gemma Harris

Head of Year 8 | ICT & Computer Science Specialist

What makes working at British International School of Chicago so great is the support that is available to teachers through the Nord Anglia University and having the opportunity to collaborate with teachers all around the world and becoming part of the Nord Anglia family. 

I grew up in Birmingham, West Midlands and went to university there, too. I graduated with a bachelor's degree in web and new media after having a passion for information technology for quite some time. From there I decided to complete my postgraduate certificate of education in Information and Communications Technology (ICT). 

When the opportunity came up to work at BISC, I knew it was one that I couldn’t turn down. Ever since I was little, I have always known they have wanted to work abroad and after working at a U.S. summer camp, I knew I wanted to return to the United States. Where better than the city of Chicago? 

In spare time I like to take part in a range of different activities, including cake decorating. I like to design and create cakes for my friends and family when they have a special occasion; the best part is getting to taste the cake! When I get the chance, I love to travel and see as much as the world as I can. Last summer I spent some time traveling around Australia and more recently, I was lucky enough to visit Singapore. The best part about it was not only was I able to visit some great places I also met some great friends as well. 

What Students Say

“ICT lessons with Miss Harris are really fun, and she teaches us how to create our own games.”

“Miss Harris helps us to understand complicated things in a really easy way.”

“Miss Harris will always help us out if we need it.”