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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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Year 5

Meet our Year 5 staff and learn more about their backgrounds, experience and dedication to teaching our Primary students.

  • Tim Barnett

    Tim Barnett

    Head of Year 5 and Year 5 Teacher

    Tim Barnett

    Whist studying for my Degree in English Literature and Ancient History, I worked on Summer camps, coached various sports and also enjoyed volunteering in local primary and secondary schools. Once I completed my degree, I joined the learning support unit of a secondary school where I gained valuable experience of working with children with a wide range of learning differences. It will be of no surprise to any students or colleagues who know me that I also worked in a museum! It has been claimed that I manage to get history into all my lessons (but only the really interesting and unusual parts!). Although I had enjoyed teaching in a secondary setting, I knew I wanted to teach a range of subjects and that primary teaching was for me. As I already had experience of teaching, I was accepted and completed the Graduate Teacher Programme through the University of Gloucestershire. After completion, I joined Robinswood Primary School in Gloucester for 7 brilliant years, working alongside and learning from some extraordinary teachers. During this time, I was also PE coordinator and coached a range of teams from rugby to cross-country to athletics to success. I still receive updates from the staff and children on their continuing achievements! Another role that has helped me grow as a teacher and a leader was being the Newly Qualified Teacher mentor and then coordinator for two schools. In this role, I successfully supported new teachers in their first year of teaching. After traveling and exploring the world as much as possible during school holidays, I knew I wanted to work in America. I was very excited to earn a place teaching at BISH and become part of the international community here.

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  • Michelle McMichael

    Michelle McMichael

    Year 5 Class Teacher

    Michelle McMichael

    I started my teaching career in England after studying for a BSc (Hons) in Environmental Science, followed by a PGCE. I have been teaching for over 18 years, with experience across the range of primary, holding posts of responsibility for science coordinator, music and EAL in various schools during that time. After teaching in a rural school in Essex and an inner city school in London, one of my most challenging jobs was teaching a class across three age phases in a small school in Aberdeenshire. The best thing about teaching at BIS Houston is collaborating with such a great team of teachers and I love that we are always learning from each other. The amazingly diverse international community also makes this school a special place to be! 

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  • Sam Pearce

    Sam Pearce

    Primary Teacher

    Sam Pearce

    I moved to the British International School of Houston in 2016 after starting my teaching career in the UK. I studied at the University of Worcester after completing my undergraduate degree in Coaching and Physical Education in the South West of England. Prior to my studies, I spent seven seasons working for the YMCA in Cape Cod, Massachusetts on their Summer and Outdoor Education programmes. My experiences here inspired me to peruse a teaching career.

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  • Kirsten Crews at the British International School of Houston

    Kirsten Crews

    Learning Support Assistant