Mr Glen PammentPre K-12 Principal Australia
Mr Pamment is the Pre K-12 Principal, and also serves as IB Primary Years Programme Coordinator. He has over 8 years' experience in IB world schools, holding positions including Mathematics Subject Chair, PYP Coordinator, and School Principal . As a member of the IB Educators Network, Mr Pamment has facilitated workshops in PYP pedagogy for Early Years and Primary School teachers, PYP coordinators and administrators of IB candidate schools. He also works as a School Visitor Team Member and Reader for the IB. Mr Pamment holds a Master degree of Education in Early Years Education from Queensland University of Technology. Mr. Pamment lives in Beijing with his wife and two boys.
Mr Christopher Theodore WilsonSchool Counsellor United Kingdom
Christopher Theodore Wilson attended Westminster University in London, where he was awarded a Bachelor of Science degree with honor in Psychology and Physiology. Mr Wilson has worked with High School students for many years as a counsellor, mentoring, guiding and supporting talented students as well as students who had a range of specific learning difficulties. He strives to provide students with the strategies and tools that would allow students with special educational needs to flourish and reach their full academic, emotional and social potential. After completing his Master of Science in Occupational and Counselling Psychology, Mr Wilson began his international counselling career and so far has worked in five different countries: United Kingdom, Malaysia, Oman, India and Kazakhstan, where he continued his passion and commitment of helping and inspiring young people to self-actualize and become the very best version of themselves.
Ms Desiree PortesPYP Preschool Teacher Venezuela
Ms Portes has over 12 years of teaching experience and has spent most of that time teaching English as a Foreign Language to students from pre-kindergarten to middle and high school . Ms Portes is known for her larger-than-life personality, constant smile and care for her students. With a Latin flare, her energy in the classroom is matched by her passion for creating a safe, engaging and fun learning environment for students with a focus on helping them achieve their goals. With a major in English, Ms Portes earned her Bachelor of Education from the University of Carabobo in the beautiful seaside city of Valencia. She has been living and teaching in Beijing for the past two years. Ms Portes joins the BISS family with enthusiasm for creating incredible memories and a commitment to learning and growth. In her spare time, she enjoys dancing, reading, cooking and yoga.
Ms Uriah LongPYP Kindergarten Teacher USA
Ms Long's philosophy on teaching young learners is to embrace them with love, and let them flourish and empower them to become the best version of themselves. She thinks that children are like sponges and teachers shall allow them to soak up all things good. She strives to instill independence and confidence in her students. The classroom environment is always open and play-based so that children learn without feeling forced.
Ms Long hails from her nation’s capital Washington D.C., baring a Bachelor’s degree from Georgia State University, US. Ms Long has 5 years of experience working with children of early ages. Gaining a certificate to teach English as foreign language has allowed her to have the pleasure of being able to teach kids outside of her own country. In her free time, Ms Long enjoys traveling, dancing, cooking, and more traveling. She is ecstatic to teach Kindergarten at BISS and have fun together with all kids!
Ms Ariadna NunezPYP Grade 1 Teacher Venezuela
Ms Nunez has been teaching English for 12 years in different schools. Before that she worked in Venezuela for three and a half years at Colegio Internacional de Carabobo as a Teacher Associate and two years as a Kindergarten Teacher. In 2016, she decided to move to Beijing to start a new adventure in teaching ESL to Pre-K children. Ms Nunez is a very passionate and caring teacher. Her objective is to inspire students to be independent, life-long learners and to encourage them to believe in themselves and try their best. Her other passion is dancing. She has three years of experience in choreographing musicals for school productions. She obtained her Bachelor's degree in Education at Universidad de Carabobo, majoring in English.
Ms Francoise RaoultPYP Grade 2/3 Teacher Canada
Ms Raoult is very passionate about education and second-language teaching in particular, teaching both French and English as second language. Ms Raoult was born and raised in Canada and has over 10 years of teaching experience. She started her teaching career in a private language school in Fukuoka, Japan. After that, she then returned to Toronto, Canada and worked as an Elementary teacher with the school board. In September of 2017, Ms Raoult returned to Asia and settled in Beijing even since. Ms Raoult received both her Bachelor of Arts (in French & Communication) and Bachelor of Education (Elementary) from University of Windsor in Canada.
Ms Lindsey QiPYP Grade 4 Teacher USA
Ms. Lindsey Qi comes from the great state of Texas in the United States of America. In 2003 she graduated Summa Cumme Laude from Texas Tech University. She earned her BS in Human Development and Family Studies, specializing in Early Childhood Development. She taught all grade levels at Shijiazhuang Foriegn Language School for four years. In 2014 she became a certified ESL teacher and since then, has taught as a 5th grade teacher in Texas.
Ms. Qi is passionate about education and the growth of students. She believes that children are the future and we are tasked to help them find their strengths so they can lead the way. In her spare time she likes to watch movies, listen to music, go swimming and, most of all, spend time with her son.
Mr Evan CorbettPYP Grade 5 Teacher Australia
Mr Corbett has over 5 years of experience in teaching IB programmes. He is passionate about teaching Social Studies and English on the upper Elementary level. Mr Corbett believes that effective teachers create a safe inclusive environment, build individual student confidence and provide engaging inquiries that focus on interdisciplinary skills. In his classroom, Mr Corbett creates learning experiences in which students develop these skills and are empowered to become lifelong independent learners. Mr Corbett comes from Australia with a Graduate Diploma of Education in Middle Years (from Elementary School to Grade 10), and a Bachelor Degree of Law from Deakin University.
Ms Jingjing WangPYP Chinese teacher China
Ms Jing is an Accredited Senior Chinese Language Teacher. She started her education career in 2005 and was the Primary Years Programme coordinator in an IB candidate school. Ms Wang loves education and cares about the growth of students. Ms Wang holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Taiyuan University of Technology and a Bachelor’s Degree of Finance in International Economics and Trade from Shanxi University of Finance and Economics.
Ms Jianan ChenPYP Chinese Teacher China
Ms Jianan Chen holds a Master degree with major in Children’s Literature and Literacies from University of Glasgow (United Kingdom) and a Bachelor degree in education from Central China Normal University. Ms Chen is an experienced and IB trained educator, who has been working as a primary school Chinese teacher for several years. Ms Chen is passionate about picture books and their various applications in children’s language education. Ms Chen refers to picture books as to a magic wand that can stimulate imagination and encourage students to share their thoughts. Ms Chen loves poems, drama and music, and often implements them in her Chinese class.