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Rosemary Kiernan

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Primary Teacher

After volunteering and teaching English in schools and orphanages in South America during my summer holidays, I became increasingly interested in international education. This eventually led to my decision to move to the British International School of Washington in DC. I was wowed by Nord Anglia’s ‘Global Classroom’ and the international perspective that runs through our schools as it gives pupils a wealth of knowledge and experiences to learn from.

I have always seen education as the key to unlocking a future rich with potential so knew from a young age that I wanted to be a teacher. After completing a primary teaching degree in Wales, I moved back home to London to be a teacher and a leader in a variety of diverse schools. Here I learnt what it really means to be a teacher and saw the importance of facilitating holistic learning experiences, which go beyond pure academics, to teach the skills and understanding vital to be a successful citizen of the world. 

After volunteering and teaching English in schools and orphanages in South America during my summer holidays, I became increasingly interested in international education. This eventually led to my decision to move to the British International School of Washington in DC. I was wowed by Nord Anglia’s ‘Global Classroom’ and the international perspective that runs through our schools as it gives pupils a wealth of knowledge and experiences to learn from.

At BISW I honed my passion for curriculum development and applied my previous leadership experience to become the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) leader. I led my school through a highly successful accreditation and was headhunted by the IPC to join their team as a freelance consultant and accreditor. My favourite part of my role as an accreditor is travelling to schools around the world to improve learning. 

I am delighted to be moving to Houston and teaching at BISH. I have really fallen in love with America and am thrilled to experience life in a new city and work alongside the wonderful community at BISH. 

One of the more interesting experiences I had while travelling was volunteering with an animal conservancy group in Costa Rica. I went from being someone who struggled to put together an Ikea bookcase to building platforms suspended high in the canopy for sloths and capuchin monkeys!