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Meet Our Learning Support & English as an Additional Language Staff

Our Learning Support and EAL Tutors provide support to students throughout the school.

  • Carine Parks at the British International School of Houston

    Carine Parks

    Head of Student Support Services

    Carine Parks

    Hello everyone.  I am Carine Parks, and I am arriving in Houston from the UK, with my family.  I am coming to BIS Houston as the new Head of Student Support Services and look forward to working with you all.  Originally from South Africa, I have lived in the UK since qualifying at university in SA and have had the privilege of teaching in a variety of school settings, both in the private and public sectors. I have lived in Abu Dhabi, UAE for 5 years, where I managed SEND and EAL departments in large international schools.  With experience in leading SEND across three countries, I have found it fascinating to see how cultural influences affect how we approach SEND in different parts of the world. I am very excited to be joining BISH, especially considering how innovative and community orientated it seems to be. My family and I look forward to meeting you in person soon, and I can’t wait to share my experiences with you all and becoming a part of the BISH family.

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  • Anna Gibbons at the British International School of Houston

    Anna Gibbons

    Learning Support Teacher

    Anna Gibbons

    Coming from a family of teachers and inspired by my dad’s love of learning, I always hoped that I would one day become a teacher, but after graduating from Liverpool John Moores University in 2002 with a degree in Drama I decided to quench my thirst for performance and follow dream number 1… I began touring the UK for a leading ‘Theatre in Education’ company based in Scotland, and worked contractually for six years as an actor and tour manager. 

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  • Arwen Batiste

    Arwen Batiste

    Learning Support Teacher

    Arwen Batiste

    My interest in education and working with children started at a young age. This developed over the years as I completed various work placements within schools and education based part-time jobs whilst completing secondary school.

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  • Andrea Mackenzie at the British International School of Houston

    Andrea Mackenzie

    Learning Support Teacher

    Andrea Mackenzie

    Proud to be from the North-East of England, I studied Applied Psychology at Durham University and gained my PGCE from the University of Newcastle.

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  • Sian Martin

    Sian Martin

    EAL Lead Teacher

    Sian Martin

    I have been teaching students from Year 1 to Year 13 for ten years. My specialist subjects are Drama, French, Spanish, and EAL. I began my career working in Spain in Theatre in Education. This position allowed me to pursue my love of acting and speaking foreign languages, whilst helping EAL students to learn English through the medium of Drama. In the UK I taught for several years in state schools before moving to Qatar, where I was Head of Drama. After four years in Qatar, my family and I moved to the British International School of Houston in 2017 in order to develop our professional careers.

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  • Shweta Mehta

    Shweta Mehta

    EAL Teacher

    Shweta Mehta

    Before joining BISH, I have worked as an accountant in an insurance company in Sydney,Australia. I obtained my Bachelors in Business Administration degree while in India. Thereafter, went on to study in Australia and completed Masters in Professional Accounting. I joined BISH as a volunteer helping out in Year 6. Currently, I am working (at BISH) with the student support services department as an EAL Assistant. I have completed the EAL course offered online by Nord Anglia.

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  • Anjum Saima Jalil

    Anjum Saima Jalil

    EAL Teacher

    Anjum Saima Jalil

    About me

    I am married and mother of 3, my son is doing Bio Medical Engineering (BMEng) at UTSA and my two girls are at BISH. I love to travel and explore with my family. 

     

    This School is different to all others I have worked at because…

    I love working at BISH, it is very diverse. The school offers great opportunity for students to thrive and flourish.

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  • Laura Pennesi at the British International School of Houston

    Laura Pennesi

    EAL Teacher

    Laura Pennesi

    I have worked as an EFL teacher for 7 years in Italy, teaching adults, children and teenagers. When my husband and I moved to The Hague (NL) in 2008 I discovered the wonderful world of international schools and I worked as a teacher assistant in Reception for two years. After that I worked as an Early Years teacher in South Korea for almost three years. I moved with my family to Houston in November 2019 and I have just joined BIS Houston. I'm very excited to be part of the EAL team and teach English to non-native speakers.

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