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    We come from over 60 different countries, and leave for some of the best universities around the world.

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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.

  • Alison Belcher

    Alison Belcher

    Visiting Specialist

    Alison Belcher

    Accreditiations

    LDT, CALT, BA Hons.

    Certified Academic Language Therapist and Licensed Dyslexia Therapist

    I have been working one on one with dyslexic students since 2010. Prior to becoming an independent dyslexia therapist, I was a member of staff at the British International School of Houston from 2002 to early 2011, working as a Learning Support Assistant with students in Foundation and Key Stage 1. For a number of years I was also a parent here. I am fortunate to be continuing my association with the school in the capacity of private therapist, helping students both within school and also in my home in Spring, northwest Houston.

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  • Kalenn Crane

    Visiting Therapist

    Kalenn Crane

    Kalenn Crane graduated with a Bachelors in Music Therapy and Minor in Voval Performance from Sam Houston State University. Kalenn has been a Music Therapist for over 10 years while serving children of all abilities. Her company, Rhythm of Life Music Therapy allows clients to be seen in home and in school settings such as BISH. 

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  • Anna Gibbons at the British International School of Houston

    Anna Gibbons

    Learning Support Teacher - Early Years to Year 3

    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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  • Nicola Gorman

    Nicola Gorman

    Visiting Specialist

  • Samantha Halverson

    Samantha Halverson

    High School Learning Support Teacher

    Samantha Halverson

    My passion for teaching came early on. I remember playing “school” with my sister as a young child in which my role was always the teacher. My first job in high school was teaching gymnastics and subsequently my other jobs throughout high school contained teaching components. After graduating from the University of Wisconsin Madison in 2010, I decided to continue my passion for teaching (and traveling), teaching English in Colombia and then later in the Republic of Georgia. Upon returning to the United States, I completed my Masters Degree in Education, with a focus on Alternative Education, at Concordia University in Wisconsin. I started teaching at North Broward, the Nord Anglia School in South Florida, in 2014 working with High School Students with learning differences. I loved the opportunities a Nord Anglia school can provide students and the growth opportunities it provides teachers, so I decided to transfer Nord Anglia schools in the summer of 2017 joining the team here at BISH as a High School Learning Support Teacher. I am an advocate for ensuring all students receive the accommodations they need and love every minute of working with students who learn differently. I am a promoter of Visual Thinking, Mind Maps, using games to teach, utilizing technology in the classroom, and an encourager of using accessibility features to help students learn. I consider myself lucky to be in a profession that allows me to be a lifelong learner.

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  • Tracy Jamieson

    Tracy Jamieson

    Visiting Therapist

    Tracy Jamieson

    Having always had a passion for teaching, I trained as an elementary teacher in 2004 in California during a posting there.  I then returned to Scotland and spent several years teaching as a long-term supply teacher in various schools; the most recent being a post in a Learning Support Department.  It was after that I realised I wanted to help children overcome the struggles of dyslexia.  Back in the U.S. now, I have completed training to be a dyslexia practitioner and am now supporting students here at the British International School of Houston and am teaching them the skills they need to improve their reading fluency, spelling and comprehension.  Working with these children and seeing them progress is such a fulfilling role and I can genuinely say I love my job!

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  • Sian Martin

    Sian Martin

    EAL 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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  • Louise McMahon

    Visiting Therapist

    Louise McMahon

    After graduating with a degree in Psychology, I completed a 1 year Postgraduate Certificate in Education. It was my intention to follow this path to become and Educational Psychologist but I fell in love with teaching. I taught in Primary schools in Scotland for a number of years before moving overseas. In Singapore, I worked within the Learning Support Department of another Nord Anglia school teaching children with a variety of specific learning difficulties within a small group setting. As a result, I have experience teaching children with Autism, Down Syndrome, ADHD, Dyscalculia and Dyslexia. 

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