In his free time, Jack enjoys experiencing new cultures and travelling, camera in hand. He has a keen interest in gender and race equality, and can often be found spending his time at galleries, museums, and the theatre.
What Jack says about our school:
“The culture at BISHouston is incomparable. The students are open to challenges, and the staff put their souls in to the learning happening here. It really is the most exciting place to be a teacher!”
What the students say about Jack:
“I’m so happy with what I got! That grade 7 would’ve definitely not been possible without him!” – Will, Year 13
“He adapted really well my needs for physics. I struggled to begin with, but Mr. Bryan helped me by making everything seem less daunting, and each step feel natural.” – Maia, Year 11
“Chill but not too chill. Best teacher ever!” – Adam, Year 9
Jack first started his career as an educator volunteering with NCS to build leadership experiences for disabled young people in Tyne-side whilst he was earning his BSc (Hons) in Physics from Durham University. His own experiences of school and higher education sparked in Jack a desire to change the way we think about the purpose of education, and he relocated to Cornwall to complete a PGCE with Exeter University in 2014. Graduating at the top of his class in education theory, Jack took up a teaching post in Somerset and immediately began immersing himself in opportunities for innovative education. He soon developed a love for nurturing young peoples’ natural resilience and curiosity, and surprisingly for Excel spreadsheets. In the years that followed Jack volunteered with Inspiring Teachers to spend a month living in the Bwindi rainforest, where he collaborated with educators from around the globe to provide training for Ugandan teachers, and again in cultural melting-pot of George Town, Malaysia, the following year, where he led Inspiring Teacher’s inaugural project there. Since joining the British International School of Houston in 2018, Jack has put his international experience to use leading our outstanding Tanzania expedition, and his passion for transformative education in to the Head of House and Head of Physics roles. As an active member of the Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee, and with our students’ increased need for strong wellbeing skills during the pandemic, Jack has now stepped in to our PSHCE Curriculum Leader position, where he can add value to our students learning throughout Middle and High School.