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Michelle McMichael

Michelle McMichael

Year 5 Class Teacher

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! 

Originally from the UK, I left 15 years ago to travel oversees with my husband's job in the oil and gas industry. After living in Copenhagen, Kuala Lumpur and then New York City, we have now enjoyed living in Houston for the last 8 years. We have two daughters at the school, who think of Texas as home, as they have spent the largest proportion of their lives here. As a family, we like to hike in the National Parks, ride our bikes in the local park, swim in our pool and cook on the grill. I have always been a keen gardener, although I have had a lot to learn about what will grow or not grow in the Houston climate - chilies seem to do particularly well! In recent years, I have taken up running and have completed the Houston half marathon twice.