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Lianne Rumsey

British International School of Chicago, South Loop | Private School Chicago

English Specialist

British International School of Chicago, South Loop leads children on the path to excellence through individual care, collaborative learning and instilling the resilience so vital to actively participate in today’s global world.  A clear healthy balance has been achieved to ensure our students are well-rounded individuals. This commitment really appealed to my belief of what an education should provide for our children. It is a great privilege to be part of a school with a reputation for excellence.

After graduating from University of Warwick, I began my teaching career in Beijing where I taught English IGCSE and A Level. I found the sheer hard work and commitment of my Chinese students truly inspirational, and it made me want to instill that passion in other students. Moving to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria to teach history and English IGCSE exposed me to a completely different culture and stretched me as a teacher to ensure my lessons were engaging and meaningful for all students. 

I eventually returned to my hometown, Birmingham, to gain my Post Graduate Certificate in Education through Teach First while working in a school in one of the most deprived areas of the city. It is this experience that has further emphasized to me how life-shaping education is and has encouraged me to continually develop my teaching skills so that I can provide the best possible education to my students. 

Outside of work you will find me always on the go. I am a keen runner so I often have organized races to train for, and I am often accompanied by the best training partner I could ask for – my dog!  I also try to visit new places any time I have an opportunity and on more relaxed occasions I simply love to spend quality time with friends and family enjoying great food.

What Students Say

“Ms. Rumsey is a very patient teacher, and I know I can always go to her for extra help.”

“Ms. Rumsey has taught me how to learn from my classmates and work together effectively.  Learning is much more fun like this.”

“Ms. Rumsey is very energetic and makes us all feel excited about learning.”