I am Year 4 leader at our wonderful school. I come from a small hill town called Glossop, which is in Derbyshire, England. Before arriving at BISH, I taught in Oldham, Greater Manchester and coached and mentored trainee teachers. From an early age, I knew that I wanted to teach and provide children with a memorable, high-quality learning experience. This will be my second year as year leader, but I have been at the school for six academic years. I’ve had the pleasure of teaching Year 2, 3 and 4 at the school. During my time here, I have also led phonics and co-authored an Innovation Curriculum which is unique to BISH. We have written a research paper which I presented at the Hawaii Conference of Education and we are currently working on a journal article which will highlight the impact of the curriculum on teaching and learning. As Innnovation Coordinator, I am extremely passionate about STEAM and the benefits of project-based learning. Parent-child-teacher relationships are my priority and I like to engage in learning conversations in a respectful and honest manner. The children and parents within my year group would tell you how caring and nurturing I am, it is important to me that our students are happy. As a year leader, I like to make sure that my colleagues are happy, supported and able to provide the children in our care with a fun, rigorous and challenging curriculum. It is our duty of care to ensure that the children have the best year possible. Most of them only have one academic year withus, so we need to make sure that it is the very best it can be.
My two favourite words/phrases are ‘thank you’ and ‘yet’ and I truly believe in our school values of ‘Pride, Unity and Respect’.
What the students say about me...
“Everyone knows that Miss Williamson loves the colour purple."
“Miss Williamson loves learning and children."
This school is different to all others I have worked at because…
The British International School of Houston has a commitment to excellence and is an outstanding school consistently. It provides quality educational opportunities for all of our students. The school actively encourages all students to achieve the best they can. As staff, we seek to promote within our students a positive vision for their future and we help our students become balanced, successful and develop a passion for high performance learning. The children, families and staff community at the British International School of Houston make it a very special place. From the moment you walk through the door, you immediately feel happy. The children are wonderful, extremely well behaved and respectful. We are one big school family.