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  • A Global Family

    We come from over 60 different countries, and leave for some of the best universities around the world.


  • Personalized Education

    We offer inspiring education designed to nurture your child’s strengths, with one of the broadest post-16 curricula in North America.


  • Outstanding Teaching

    Our exam results are well above the global average, thanks to our inspiring and dedicated teachers.

    Maths Teacher

  • Exceptional Individuals

    Your child will grow into a considerate, confident adult, ready to explore a world of opportunities.

    Support Staff

  • Join Our School

    We’re a warm and welcoming community, and make parents and children feel like they’re part of something special.

    New Parents

  • Every Day is Different

    Catch up on the latest news and find out what we’re doing to brighten up your child’s school day.

    EY French

  • Get in Touch

    We’re looking forward to hearing from you, and answering your questions

    Admissions Team at the British International School of Houston

Meet Our Senior Leadership Team

Our senior leadership is responsible for maintaining the direction and values of the school.

  • Andrew Derry

    Andrew Derry


    Andrew Derry

    Andrew joined Nord Anglia Education in August 2013 as Principal of The British International School Budapest and has since moved to become Principal at the British International School Houston.

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  • Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson

    Vice Principal

    Mark Wilson

    I have been teaching since 1997 and spent 14 years teaching and leading schools in the UK before joining Nord Anglia Education in 2009 as Vice Principal / Head of Secondary at The British International School Shanghai, Pudong.

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  • Gema Averette

    Gemma Averette

    Head of Primary

    Gemma Averette

    I am not only passionate about the education of our students but also the wellbeing, social and emotional health of children. One of the things that I value most about being part of BISH has been the opportunity for me to work with students of all ages, at all stages of their development across the school.

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  • Steven Murphy

    Steve Murphy

    Head of Secondary

  • Kari Boazman

    Kari Boazman

    Head of Early Years

    Kari Boazman

    With a background in education, special education, and leadership, I have taught everything from Early Years to University, along with everything in between. I have been involved with educational institutions for over 30 years and I love being in the classroom, writing curriculum, and developing leaders of all ages. I’ve served as Head of Primary at the last three schools we’ve joined, which have all included Early Years through Year 6. 

    My husband and I both have been part of the Nord Anglia Education family while working at the British International School of Budapest and now here at the British International School of Houston.  I am an International Baccalaureate (IB) workshop leader, a site visit validator for both the Council of International Schools and for the International Baccalaureate, and I am a certified workshop leader for Concept Based Learning. 

    Overall, I am a life-long learner, an inquirer, an avid reader, a risk-taker, a passionate international educator, and an amateur photographer. I love to be active in the outdoors, exploring new places, and spending time with my family. I have first-hand experience as a third culture child and as an English as an Additional Language learner, which helps me to empathize and design curriculum to meet the individual needs of our learners. 

    What the students say about me...

    “Mrs. Boazman helps you in English and she makes games in English to help you.”

    “I like when she (Mrs. Boazman) helps with other things even if it’s not about EAL.”

    “You can learn and play at the same time.”

    “She (Mrs. Boazman) is a good English teacher.”

    This School is different to all others I have worked at because…

    BISH is a wonderfully unique place to work because everything revolves around establishing a sense of community. For instance, consider the neighbourhoods, the BOMA, the Agora, and the collaborations occurring at all levels. Throughout the school all learners are encouraged to be open-minded, respectful, inquirers, and caring. Our community is warm, welcoming, and inclusive thus providing everyone a sense of belonging. We feel very grateful to be a part of such a phenomenal school community and have felt very welcomed and enveloped.   

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  • Amos Lyso

    Amos Lyso

    Head of Middle School

    Amos Lyso

    He is a passionate educator and leader who is excited about empowering young hearts and minds to be equipped to positively and significantly impact our world. 

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  • Jane Chastant

    Jane Chastant

    Director of Admissions and Marketing

    Jane Chastant

    I started in education when I taught in South Korea. I then worked in admissions and marketing for 15 years in higher ed prior to coming to BISH.

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  • Daniel Franklin Primary Year 6 Class Teacher

    Dan Franklin

    Assistant Head of Primary