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Simon Edwards

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Design Technology Specialist

British International School of Chicago, South Loop is a palce where every student can realize their full potential. It goes without saying that the excellent facilities enhance learning, but, in my experience, what makes the biggest difference in a student's learning are outstanding teachers. We treat students as individuals and the personalized learning they receive is second to none.  

After graduating with a master's degree in Engineering, I started working for an international manufacturing company. There I helped develop and produce process-critical components, mainly for use on oil platforms and refineries. After working there for five years, I decided to travel around New Zealand and Southeast Asia before moving into teaching.

During my time as a teacher, I have won a national award for Design & Technology education, been certified as one of 50 teachers from around the world as an Google Certified Teacher, and led several groups of students to victory in national competitions. I am passionate about the place of design, engineering and construction in education, and I am always keen to develop my own practice to keep my lessons engaging, modern and relevant. 

My biggest passion outside of teaching is playing and coaching rugby. I have played at just about every level in the UK, and look forward to developing a rugby team at BISC South Loop. I also enjoy going to the gym and keeping fit. I love hiking, fishing and everything outdoors, and spend most of my weekends and holidays finding new walks and waters to explore.  

What Students Say

“Mr. Edwards always plans fun and exciting lessons. He makes the lessons interesting and creative. We always make a lot of progress.”

“Mr. Edwards always gives up his time to help us, even when he is very busy and goes out of his way in his spare time.”

“I’ve had him for five years and I’ve enjoyed every lesson, but most importantly I have learned a lot.”