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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.


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


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

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

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Year 1

Meet our Year 1 staff and learn more about their backgrounds, experience and dedication to teaching our Primary students.

  • Lesley Watson

    Lesley Watson

    Head of Year 1, Year 1 teacher

    Lesley Watson

    Originally from the Wirral in the UK, I studied Popular Music at Bretton Hall, Leeds University and graduated in 2003.  The summer I graduated, I had an amazing opportunity to work in Maine, in an American summer camp.  This experience inspired me to pursue a career in teaching.  Since then, I have taught in a primary school in Manchester, starting as an NQT and progressing to Middle Leadership, leading PE and The Arts. I was drawn to Houston as it is such an exciting, vibrant city.  I decided I wanted a new challenge in my career, a new lifestyle for my family, some sunshine and have not looked back since!

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  • Nichola Phillips

    Nichola Phillips

    Year 1 Teacher

    Nichola Phillips

    I began teaching in London where I developed my career as an Early Years and Key Stage 1 teacher.  During this time I had the opportunity to be the Literacy and Early Years Leader. In 2014 I moved to Houston and joined The British International School. This was a very exciting move for me as it gave me the opportunity to work both international and within an outstanding teaching and learning setting. It has been a wonderful experience that continues to grow with each new class.

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    Sue King

    Learning Support Year 1

    Sue King

    I spent a very happy 18 years as a learning support assistant, working with children of all ages and a wide  variety of needs in a primary school in the UK. On moving to Vietnam I worked with secondary students in the Learning Support Department at The British International School of Ho Chi Minh City. I missed the enthusiasm and energy of the younger children and left to teach art to the primary aged children at the International German School. I also spent a very enjoyable evening a week teaching English booster lessons to Vietnamese children from the neighbourhood that I lived in. I am still in touch with these guys and hope to visit again soon.
    Texas was our next stop and I feel very lucky to be able to work here at BISH. The children here are so much fun, there is never a dull moment and they continue to surprise me daily.

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  • Susila Pugazhenthi

    Susila Pugazhenthi

    Learning Support Assistant

    Susila Pugazhenthi

    I qualified as a teacher with a BEd in 1993, and have worked and volunteered in several different schools, the latest of which is the British International School of Houston. During my time being a Teaching Assistant here, I have pursued various courses such as the PGCE to further my ability to communicate to children and help them learn. 

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