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Year 6

Meet our Year 6 staff and learn more about their backgrounds, experience and dedication to teaching our Primary students.

  • Paul Hazard

    Paul Hazard

    Year 6 Teacher

    Paul Hazard

    I started teaching over fifteen years ago in London, England and I joined BISH from the International School of Bremen in Germany. During my career, my roles have included Head of House, Reading Programme Co-ordinator, PTA Secretary and I had a leadership role throughout the NEASC accreditation process here at BISH. I have developed a passionate interest in the use of metacognitive approaches to help students achieve a sense of security and confidence in themselves and their learning. The decision to come to BISH was an easy one. It was very clear that my approach to learning fit perfectly with the ambitions and core values of this amazing school.

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  • Leanne Marie Kowis

    Leanne Kowis

    Year 6 Class Teacher

    Leanne Kowis

    My name is Leanne Kowis and I am originally from Essex in the UK. I have been working at the British International School of Houston for four years. In my time at the British School, I have been Head of House for Water, Leader of the Duke of Edinburgh Award for Secondary and I am currently the Leader of Learning for Primary Maths. I have loved my time in Houston and have found it a really welcoming city to live in.

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  • Peta Medcalf

    Head of Year 6, Class Teacher

    Peta Medcalf

    After completing my studies and working as a Secondary Music teacher, I moved to Dublin, and then London, where my love of Primary teaching blossomed. In West London, I worked in a wonderful primary school where I became passionate about project based learning. I eventually felt inspired to experience teaching in a new part of the world. An adventure to South East Asia called and I was delighted to join a fantastic school in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. In those 3+ years I have accepted many new challenges that have included leading Year 4 & 5 as a Head of Year, working with a Literacy Lead team to help improve reading across the school and coordinating the music program in Early Years. When considering my move to BISH, I was most excited about joining a school that celebrates creativity and making learning meaningful and authentic.

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  • Michelle McLaughlin at the British International School of Houston

    Michelle McLaughlin

    Learning Support Assistant

  • 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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