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  • A Global Family

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

    Humanities

  • Personalized Education

    We offer inspiring education designed to nurture your child’s strengths, with one of the broadest post-16 curricula in North America.

    Neighborhood

  • Outstanding Teaching

    Our exam results are well above the global average, thanks to our inspiring and dedicated teachers.

    Maths Teacher

  • Exceptional Individuals

    Your child will grow into a considerate, confident adult, ready to explore a world of opportunities.

    Support Staff

  • Join Our School

    We’re a warm and welcoming community, and make parents and children feel like they’re part of something special.

    New Parents

  • Every Day is Different

    Catch up on the latest news and find out what we’re doing to brighten up your child’s school day.

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  • Get in Touch

    We’re looking forward to hearing from you, and answering your questions

    Admissions Team at the British International School of Houston

Meet Our Primary Teaching Staff

Your child will consolidate learning with guidance from our dedicated Primary staff.

  • Daniel Franklin Primary Year 6 Class Teacher

    Daniel Franklin

    Assistant Head of Primary and Year 5 Class Teacher

    Daniel Franklin

    Moving to Houston to live and work was a fantastic opportunity for me, both personally and professionally.  I was intrigued by the challenge of working and living in a new country; teaching such a diverse group of children; and opening myself up to new life experiences.  I had lived all my life in the UK, studying both my degree and PGCE at the University of Worcester.  After gaining my PGCE in 2010, I taught at a Primary School on the outskirts of Birmingham for three years.  During that time, I taught in Year 6 and held the post of ICT Co-ordinator.

    Houston was a city that I had never visited, but the more I read about it, the more I knew it would be somewhere I would enjoy working and living.  I was right!

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  • Andrew Winder

    Andrew Winder

    Assistant Head of Primary

    Andrew Winder

    This year will be my 24th year in education.  During this period, I have been fortunate to have worked across the spectrum of age ranges, Pre-Nursery to Middle school, on four continents in seven countries.

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  • Jill Altier

    Jill Altier

    Head of Year 2 and Year 2 Teacher

  • Tim Barnett

    Tim Barnett

    Head of Year 5

    Tim Barnett

    With my father being a Youth Worker and councilor in my home town in Gloucestershire, England, I have had, and continue to have, a brilliant role model to follow. My mother also volunteered at the youth club and so I spent a large amount of my infancy and childhood at the various youth clubs. For the teenagers who attended, I became almost like a mascot as I travelled with the club members on various trips, sporting events and workshops. I was surrounded by such inspirational, caring, dedicated and compassionate people working with children and young adults that I too developed a passion for helping others. I would help out as much as I could and, as I got older, it was said that I was destined to be a teacher. 

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  • Arwen Batiste

    Arwen Batiste

    Year 6 Class 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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  • Heather Blackman

    Heather Blackman

    Year 5 Teacher

    Heather Blackman

    I studied Primary Education at Canterbury Christ Church University. After graduating, I moved to Germany, where I taught in a British school in Cologne. I worked there for two years before taking some time out to travel. During this time, I spent four months in Africa, which included living with a family and helping them develop a school and orphanage in Mozambique. Following this, I returned to the UK, where I worked in schools in the south of England. I have always enjoyed having opportunities to visit and live in other places abroad, so when the opportunity to move to Houston occurred I was very excited at this new prospect. I am looking forward to the new experiences and challenges this will provide.

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  • Hob Boazman

    Hob Boazman

    Year 3 Class Teacher

    Hob Boazman

    I grew up in America, and have always been drawn to working with children. I received my BA in Elementary Education and then my MA in Education - Early Childhood. I have worked in various Early Years Programs and Primary Schools for the past 20 years, as a Teacher and as an Administrator. Previous to BISH, I worked at a World IB school in Tortola, British Virgin Islands as a class teacher and held the position of Technology Instruction Teacher for all of Primary School. The opportunity to move to Katy and work at BISH was truly a blessing, as my wife and I had been displaced after Hurricanes Irma and Maria devastated our home and the BVI.

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  • Wernica Bos Dutch Primary Teacher

    Wernica Bos

    Dutch Primary Teacher

    Wernica Bos

    While studying for my BA in business in Belgium I taught both Dutch and English, mostly to children through Berlitz International. I loved this so much that after returning to the Netherlands I went back to school to work on my BA in teaching.

    In the Netherlands, I had worked both full-time and part-time for several years when I was told there were schools, outside the Netherlands, that needed Dutch teachers to teach Dutch.

    The one school that stood out to me, now eight years ago, was the British International School of Houston. To me, having been educated at a British school myself, this seemed a perfect opportunity for me to broaden my horizon and to help Dutch children abroad to have the education they need.

     

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