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TEACHING TEAM

MARTA BOBIATYNSKA, Head of Education
Dr Marta holds Masters and Doctoral degrees in Earth Sciences from the University of Warsaw as well as teaching qualifications from Poland, Netherlands and UK. Marta is also a certified IB school administrator (PYP, MYP, DP) and IB programme coordinator (MYP, DP) and certified IBDP workshop leader. From 2000 to 2014, Dr Marta taught Geography at IB schools in Poland and the Netherlands, where she was also a CAS Coordinator. In 2010 she participated in the Fulbright Commission and US Department of State’s Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. In 2014/15 Marta was Principal of an international school in Russia with the IB PYP for Primary and Cambridge IGCSE for older students. Dr Marta joined ESCA - BIS in summer 2015 and has been very effective in achieving accreditation as an IB World School offering the IB Diploma and also candidate status for the IB PYP and MYP programmes. Dr. Marta speaks Polish, English and Russian.
LANCE TILLMAN, Secondary School - Senior Teacher
Dr Tillman has a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of Florida and a PhD in Humanities from Universidad Empresarial de Costa Rica. He has a wealth of teaching experience from teaching teenagers in a Community College in Florida, to university teaching at Barry University in Miami and Saint Leo University in Florida, then Florida State College in Jacksonville. In 2006 he joined the American University of Central Asia (AUCA) teaching undergraduate classes in American Literature, World Religions, Contemporary American Issues, American Popular Culture, Rhetoric of Contemporary America, and English Composition, as well as leading the American Studies Department for two years, and chairing the Faculty Senate for four years. Dr Tillman joined ESCA - BIS in summer 2015 and he has been an inspiration to students in developing their critical thinking and improving English language writing and communication skills. Dr. Tillman speaks English, Spanish and Russian.
WILLIAM POLAN, Deputy Head of Education & Head of Primary School
Mr William attended Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee for undergraduate studies. While enrolled at Rhodes, he spent six months as an exchange student at the Universidad de Chile in Santiago, Chile. During his time in Memphis and Santiago, he volunteered in classrooms tutoring students in an array of subjects. Following graduation from Rhodes, Mr William joined the US Peace Corps and spent two years living in a rural community in Azerbaijan where he conducted teacher training, implemented new approaches to education, and taught English to grades 4-6. After Peace Corps, Mr William completed his Masters of Education in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from the University of Texas and taught English Language and Literature at an international school in Baku. He joined ESCA - BIS in summer 2015 as Form Teacher for Primary 2, while also completing the Post Graduate Certification in International Education from Nottingham University, UK. Following a very successful year at ESCA - BIS, Mr William is taking on a new role as the Head of Primary School, IB PYP Coordinator and the EAL Programme Coordinator for the whole school. Mr William is a US citizen from Austin, Texas and he speaks English, Spanish and Azeri.
JULIANA GONZALEZ, Head of Preschool & Preschool 3 Homeroom Teacher
Ms Juliana started as Preschool teacher at ESCA - BIS in 2015 after moving from Kenya with her family. In Kenya she successfully completed her Post Graduate Certificate of Education from the University of Nottingham while working at an international school in Nairobi. She is now pursuing a Master’s Degree in Education. From 2005 to 2014 Ms Juliana worked with Médecins Sans Frontières, trying to make a positive change in the world. Now she is changing the world through education, especially in preschool as she loves the scope to be creative with little children. Ms Juliana is from Colombia and speaks Spanish and English.
JULIANA GONZALEZ, Head of Preschool & Preschool 3 Homeroom Teacher
Ms Juliana started as Preschool teacher at ESCA - BIS in 2015 after moving from Kenya with her family. In Kenya she successfully completed her Post Graduate Certificate of Education from the University of Nottingham while working at an international school in Nairobi. She is now pursuing a Master’s Degree in Education. From 2005 to 2014 Ms Juliana worked with Médecins Sans Frontières, trying to make a positive change in the world. Now she is changing the world through education, especially in preschool as she loves the scope to be creative with little children. Ms Juliana is from Colombia.
TINATIN OSKOMBAEVA, Preschool 3 Teacher Assistant
Ms Tina joined ESCA - BIS in April 2015 as a Playschool teacher and continued working as a Preschool 2 Teacher Assistant in the 2015-2016 academic year. Ms Tina has a degree in Linguistics from the Kyrgyz State University and prior to joining ESCA - BIS her work experience includes private baby-sitting, being an au-pair tutor in Vienna, Austria and participating in the “Women-Keeper of Traditions” project.
OKSANA RUSANOVA, Preschool 3 Teacher Assistant
Ms Oksana joined ESCA - BIS in May 2016 as Teacher Assistant in Primary 1 and is now happy to be moving Preschool 3. Ms Oksana studied the theory and practice of intercultural communication at the Kyrgyz-Russian Slavic University and has a bachelor's degree in "Linguistics". Ms Oksana has experience as a teacher in the "guide-interpreter" courses, a teacher of English for children. Ms Oksana enjoys working with children and believes that not only children learn from their teachers but that teachers also learn new things from children every day.
JANE RAJARATNAM, Preschool 2 Homeroom Teacher
Ms Jane will join the ESCA - BIS team in August 2016. Ms Jane has a Degree in Teaching and Learning, Early Childhood Education, from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, and a Diploma in Montessori Education from St. Nicholas Montessori College in the UK. She has more than 20 years of teaching experience in New Zealand, and in international schools in Taiwan, Indonesia and Malaysia. Ms Jane enjoys being actively involved with other adults who share the same passion for Early Childhood Education and she is active in children’s learning and development as a teacher and working within the community. Ms Jane is a Malaysian citizen with New Zealand Permanent Residency.
REIHAN GULBAHAR, Preschool 2 Teacher's Assistant
Reihan has a Bachelor of Arts in English from Kyrgyz National University. She first worked at the English language learning Center "Live and Learn" before joining BIS in May 2012. After taking maternity leave Ms Reihan joined BIS team in January 2017 as a Preschool Teacher's assistant. Ms Reihan finds working with children a great joy and a pleasure for her.
BEGIMAI KENESHBEKOVA, Preschool 2 Teacher Assistant
Ms Begimai joined ESCA - BIS in June 2016 as a Preschool Teacher Assistant. She graduated from the Bishkek Humanities University and worked as an English teacher in №69 Secondary school and Secondary school named Jekshen Aitikeev before joining our school. Ms Begimai enjoys working with children and is looking forward to continue her work at ESCA - BIS.
MEERIM KANATOVA, Preschool 1 Homeroom Teacher
Ms Meerim has a Bachelor’s degree in Linguistics from the Kyrgyz-Russian Slavic University in Bishkek. Before joining ESCA - BIS in March 2015, she worked for AIESEC finding exchange participants, conducting interviews, and finding accommodation and hosts. She enjoys being actively involved with children learning and development as a teacher as well as working within the community. Ms Meerim has proven to be an outstanding teacher in working with young children in Preschool 3 over the last year at school and she is looking forward to the additional responsibility of being a Homeroom Teacher.
KULKAIYR JUNUSHEVA, Preschool 1 Teacher Assistant
Ms Kulkaiyr has many years of experience in childcare and education and joined ESCA - BIS in 2012 as a Preschool Teacher Assistant. Over the last three years, Ms Kulkaiyr has shown just how well she cares for our youngest students as she communicates so well and enjoys spending time with them.
WILLIAM POLAN, HEAD OF PRIMARY SCHOOL & DEPUTY HEAD OF EDUCATION
Mr William attended Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee for undergraduate studies. While enrolled at Rhodes, he spent six months as an exchange student at the Universidad de Chile in Santiago, Chile. During his time in Memphis and Santiago, he volunteered in classrooms tutoring students in an array of subjects. Following graduation from Rhodes, Mr William joined the US Peace Corps and spent two years living in a rural community in Azerbaijan where he conducted teacher training, implemented new approaches to education, and taught English to grades 4-6. After Peace Corps, Mr William completed his Masters of Education in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from the University of Texas and taught English Language and Literature at an international school in Baku. He joined ESCA -BIS in summer 2015 as Form Teacher for Primary 2, while also completing the Post Graduate Certification in International Education from Nottingham University, UK. Following a very successful year at ESCA - BIS, Mr William is taking on a new role as the Head of Primary School, IB PYP Coordinator and the EAL Programme Coordinator for the whole school. Mr William is a US citizen from Austin, Texas.
RYAN DUNN, Primary 6 Homeroom Teacher
Mr Ryan joined ESCA - BIS in August 2015 as Primary 6 teacher and has had a very positive impact both with his class and in leading sports ECAs. He previously taught English as a foreign language in South Korea for two years, and before this he was an assistant teacher at an elementary school in Denver, Colorado. He holds a B.A. in English from the University of Northern Colorado. He is currently completing his Florida Teaching License through the University of West Florida's Distance Learning program. Mr Ryan is a US citizen.
AIDA IRSALIEVA, Primary 6 Teacher Assistant and ECA Coordinator
Ms Aida rejoined ESCA - BIS in February 2016 as Primary 6 Teacher Assistant where her skills in working with students and flexibility to take on and succeed in a wide range of roles, now leads to additional responsibility as the Extra Curricular Activities Coordinator for the school, as well as continuing as Primary 6 Teacher Assistant. Ms Aida graduated from the Kyrgyz Russian Slavic University in Bishkek with a Diploma in International Relations.
BRITTANY ZART, Primary 5 Homeroom Teacher
Ms Brittany has a B.A. in English and Communication from the University of Colorado at Boulder, as well as the State of Colorado Teaching License for Secondary English. Before joining ESCA - BIS team in August 2015, Brittany taught Secondary English in Colorado, Washington D.C, and South Korea where she focused her instructional practice on project-based learning and differentiating to meet students’ individual interests and academic needs. Ms Brittany is a US Citizen.
TANSULUU KACHKYNBAEVA, Primary 5 Teacher Assistant
Ms Tansuluu graduated from the Faculty of Foreign Languages of Osh State University in 2004 then worked as an English language teacher before she joined ESCA in 2011 when the school first opened. Although she left in 2013 to move to Beijing, where she taught English to children, we were delighted when she returned to Bishkek in 2015 and rejoined ESCA - BIS as Teacher Assistant with the IGCSE class. From September 2016, Ms Tansuluu takes on a new role as Teacher Assistant in Primary 5.
AI-TUNUK TOKTOGULOVA, Primary 4 Teacher Assistant
Ms Ai-Tunuk joined ESCA - BIS in autumn 2015 as a Teacher’s Assistant in Secondary School and is now moving within the school to be Teacher Assistant in Primary 4. Ms Ai-Tunuk graduated from People’s Friendship University of Russia, where she studied Linguistics (English and French), and she worked as English language tutor in Russia and Kyrgyzstan before joining ESCA - BIS.
ALEXANDER MCQUILLAN, Primary 4 Homeroom Teacher
Mr Alexander is joining the ESCA - BIS team in August 2016. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin (B.A in Languages and Cultures of Asia) and has over three years of experience teaching English, Math and Science, to a variety of multi-cultural students, ranging from Second Grade to upper High School. His most recent appointment was in Palestine. Mr Alexander firmly believes in the power of education and the ability it has to create a more dynamic world, filled with more inquisitive, compassionate learners. Mr Alexander is a US citizen.
AIJAMAL SADYRBEKOVA, Primary 3 Teacher Assistant
Ms Aijamal graduated from Bishkek Humanities University with a B.A. degree in English and German languages then worked as an English language teacher in different language schools in Bishkek and as an interpreter of Russian and English languages. Ms Aijamal joined ESCA - BIS in May 2016 as Teacher Assistant in Primary 4 and now moves to be Teacher Assistant in Primary 3.
MAGDALENA MATYSOW, Primary 3 Homeroom Teacher
Ms Magdalena is joining the ESCA - BIS team in August 2016. She is a qualified and experienced PYP homeroom teacher who has been with The Canadian School of Warsaw since 201. Ms Magdalena graduated with honors from the Linguistic Academy of Warsaw, where she gained her Bachelor degree in English Philology specializing in teaching and translation. She completed her Master degree in Cultural Studies – with an emphasis in American Studies – at the University of Warsaw. During her MA studies she was granted an Erasmus/LLP scholarship and spent five months studying in Venice at the Ca’Foscari University, as well as at Venice International University.
CRISTINA BAEZ, Primary 2 Homeroom Teacher
Ms Cristina is joining the ESCA - BIS team in August 2016. She has worked in the education field for seven years and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Psychology from the University of Massachusetts – Boston as well as the TESOL/TESL/TEFL Certification. She has worked with a wide range of students in various settings both in the USA and internationally, most recently at Hillside international boarding school in Massachusetts. Ms Cristina believes it is essential to recognize each student and validate their strengths through supportive and motivating praise, encouraging them to their best. Ms Cristina is a US citizen.
ZARINA TOROEVA, Primary 2 Teacher Assistant
Ms Zarina is rejoining ESCA - BIS in August 2016 following maternity leave. Zarina has a degree as an English Teacher from Osh State University and before joining ESCA-BIS in summer 2014 she taught English in local school and for private students and also worked with international youth in Sweden as a volunteer. Ms Zarina is delighted to be returning to work at ESCA - BIS and looking forward to her new role as Primary 2 Teacher Assistant.
SHEILA JOSEPH, Primary 1 Homeroom Teacher
Ms Sheila is joining the ESCA - BIS team in August 2016. She has a Master of Science in Elementary Education from Canisius College, Buffalo, New York and a Bachelor of Arts in Business and Society from York University. Ms Sheila is a certified teacher of the Ontario College of Teachers. She has more than 8 years teaching experience, including as a Kindergarten teacher, Grade 1 teacher, and EAL teacher. Ms Sheila is a Canadian citizen who has spent the last two years with the Léman International School in Chengdu.
CHYNYGUL BAKYT KYZY, Primary 1 Teacher Assistant
Ms Chynygul graduated from the Kyrgyz-Chinese faculty of Bishkek Humanities University (BHU) in Bishkek in 2012. Before joining ESCA - BIS in April 2016 she was working in the London School of Languages and Cultures, and at the Kyrgyz National University teaching Russian, Kyrgyz and English language. Ms Chynygul will continue working in Primary 1 as a Teacher Assistant in 2016/17.
LANCE TILLMAN, Teacher of World Literature, English, History and World Religions
Dr Tillman has a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and a PhD in Humanities. He has a wealth of teaching experience in the US, from teaching in a Community College through to University level. In 2006 he joined AUCA in Bishkek, teaching undergraduate classes in American Literature, World Religions, Contemporary American Issues, American Popular Culture, Rhetoric of Contemporary America, and English Composition, as well as leading the American Studies Department for two years. Dr Tillman joined BIS in summer 2015 and he has been an inspiration to students in developing their critical thinking and improving English language writing and communication skills.
MARTA INGA BOBIATYNSKA, International Baccalaureate Service Learning and CAS Coordinator
Dr Marta holds Masters and Doctoral degrees in Earth Sciences from the University of Warsaw as well as teaching qualifications from Poland, Netherlands and UK. Marta is also a certified IB school administrator (PYP, MYP, DP) and IB programme coordinator (MYP, DP) and certified IBDP workshop leader. From 2000 to 2014, Dr Marta taught Geography at IB schools in Poland and the Netherlands, where she was also the CAS Coordinator. Dr Marta joined BIS in summer 2015 and was instrumental in achieving accreditation as an IB World School.
BRIAN TOTMAN, Head of Science & Mathematics. Teacher of Science and Biology
Mr Brian has a Master of Arts in Teaching, specializing in Secondary Science from the University of California in the United States and a Bachelor of Science in Biology from California State University, Long Beach. As well as teaching posts in California, Namibia, and the UAE, Mr Brian served as a public educator in marine biology for the Pacific Whale Foundation in Hawaii. Mr Brian joined the BIS team in August 2015. He continuously showcases his commitment to educating and exciting youth about biology and the natural world.
KUNDUZ CHOMONOVA, Science Laboratory Assistant
Ms Kunduz has a Diploma as a Biology Teacher from Jalal-Abad State University and has been a Teacher Assistant at ESCA - BIS since October 2011. She loves working with students and is delighted to now have a specialist role in science to ensure that our laboratory is always fully equipped and safe, as well as being able to work with students during science lessons.
AZAMAT KASYMOV, Mathematics & Economics
Mr Azamat has a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the American University of Central Asia (AUCA) where he also taught undergraduate level mathematics. He is a part-time research assistant and has helped to write several mathematics textbooks for primary through to university level mathematics. Mr Azamat enjoys teaching mathematics at ESCA-BIS with a special focus on our more advanced students. Mr Azamat is also currently completing his PhD in Economics.
TOON CAVENS, Mathematics, TOK and English
Mr Toon is originally from Belgium where he studied Mathematics and Economics. Afterwards he studied Philosophy in Paris and English Literature in London. He is very excited that he will be teaching Mathematics, English and Theory of Knowledge at ESCA - BIS from summer 2016. Mr Toon hopes to instill in his students a life-long passion for learning, and to help them to develop their own ideas. Mr. Toon speaks English, Dutch and French.
THIERRY TABERNA, Computer Science, Design & ICT
Mr Thierry has a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from University of Nantes and Master’s Degree in Computing from University of Toulouse. He is also in the process of getting a Degree of Teaching French as a Second Language. He has previously worked as software engineer and software developer in various companies in France. Thierry joined ESCA - BIS in summer 2015 and has been very effective in inspiring a wide range of students to improve their ICT, design and coding skills.
DARREN MCQUAY, Head of English, Teacher of English
Mr Darren is an experienced English language teacher, originally from the UK who is joining the BIS team in August 2016. He has a Bachelor of Arts (BA Hons.) in Linguistics from Bangor University and a Post Graduate Certificate of Education from Edge Hill University. Mr Darren is a creative, inventive and passionate teacher of English. He is often praised for innovation in creating engagement in learners and utilizing new technologies in the classroom. Mr. Darren is always looking for new challenges and ways to improve his standard of teaching.
ALISHER ARSTANBEK, Mathematics & Science
Mr Alisher has a Specialist Degree in Engineering from the Kyrgyz Russian Slavic University (KRSU) and has teaching and research experience at educational institutions. He is currently completing his PhD in Engineering at the Kyrgyz Russian Slavic University while he works part-time at ESCA - BIS. He enjoys teaching and helping students discover their amazing abilities and talents.
WILLIAM POLAN, Coordinator and Teacher of English as an Additional Language
Mr William attended Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee for undergraduate studies, then joined the US Peace Corps living and teaching in a rural community in Azerbaijan. Following this, he completed his Masters of Education in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from the University of Texas and taught English Language and Literature at an international school in Baku. He joined ESCA-BIS in summer 2015 while also completing the Post Graduate Certification in International Education from Nottingham University, UK. Following a very successful year at ESCA - BIS, William is taking on a new role as the Deputy Head of Education and will also be Coordinator of the English as Additional Language Programme.
MADELINE COHEN, Teacher of English as an Additional Language & Drama
Ms Madeline will join BIS in August 2016. She graduated from Princeton University last spring with a major in Psychology and a minor in Teacher Preparation. Ms Madeline has experience teaching EAL in China, India, and Costa Rica, and ran activities including Singing Club, Literary Magazine, and Speech while at these schools. For extra curricular activities, Ms. Madeline is also a qualified swimming coach and has toured the United States with a college drama troupe.
ELENA KHARCHENKO, Teacher Assistant and Library Support
Ms Elena graduated from Kyrgyz Russian Slavic University and joined ESCA - BIS in May 2016 as a Teacher Assistant. Her flexibility and adaptability to a wide range of different situations make her the ideal support Teacher Assistant to cover for all other teachers who might be away for any reason, while also working with Nurjan Sharshenalieva as Library Support. The ESCA - BIS Library will see major developments in 2016/17 as it moves to a new location in the main building in early 2017 to provide a more comprehensive library and media centre and new library software is introduced from summer 2016.
MAKIKO INABA, East Asian Languages Teacher
Ms Makiko has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Waseda University in Japan. Foreign languages and cultures have always been her passion and she has lived in the United States, South Korea, France, China and the Kyrgyz Republic in pursuit of that passion. She has experience tutoring students in Japan ranging from the elementary to high school level, and of teaching at publicly funded educational centers in South Korea. Makiko joined ESCA-BIS in summer 2014 and she is a much loved teacher with exceptional skills in education.
LAILO YOUSSOUP-AKHOUNOVA, French and Russian Language Teacher
Ms Lailo joined ESCA - BIS as a French language tutor in 2016. She has an extensive experience teaching both French and Russian languages, including local universities, the Alliance Francaise and Embassies. She has graduated in 1984 from the Kyrgyz National University. Apart from teaching, Ms. Lailo is a professional translator.
INDIRA BEKKOENOVA, Russian Language Teacher
Ms Indira graduated from Kyrgyz National University, where she studied Russian philology. She has wide experience teaching Russian language and literature to school and university students. She joined the ESCA - BIS team in 2013 and loves the warm and friendly environment. Ms Indira loves children and enjoys teaching them.
PIERRE GRAU, French Language Teacher
Mr Pierre has a degree in French Literature from Amiens University in France. Before his arrival to Bishkek, he worked for four years in a bilingual French-German kindergarten in Berlin and afterwards for one year in an international school in Lahore, Pakistan. Currently he teaches French language at the American University of Central Asia. He is also preparing for a Master’s degree in teaching French as a foreign language.
NURJAN SHARSHENALIEVA, IB PYP Teacher – Librarian, and Kyrgyz National Curriculum Coordinator
Ms Nurjan graduated from the English Language Department of the Kyrgyz State University and is an experienced English language teacher. She has taught English as a Foreign Language in local schools and universities, as well as teaching Kyrgyz as a Foreign Language for the Peace Corps in the Kyrgyz Republic. She has also worked as a Foreign Language Assistant in the Department of Central Euro-Asian Studies of the Indiana University, USA. Nurjan joined ESCA-BIS in summer 2014 and is looking forward to her new role in the school as Teacher-Librarian and Coordinator for the Kyrgyz National Curriculum requirements for Kyrgyz citizens.
JASON LORENOWICZ, History, Geography and Global Perspectives
Mr Jay is from Manitoba, Canada and has a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg. Mr Jay has been teaching overseas for 25 years and comes to ESCA - BIS after teaching in Azerbaijan for the past three years. Mr Jay has spent 15 years in the Gulf States, including Kuwait, Oman and Saudi Arabia. He has also taught in Malawi, Maldives and England, among other places. His interests include travel, music, photography and sports. Mr Jay will be teaching Geography, History and Global Perspectives and he is looking forward to joining the BIS team.
ANNA BALDUK, Art Teacher
Ms Anna has studied at Children’s Art School and graduated from the Kyrgyz State Art School in 1991 with a degree in Teaching Art. She has over 20 years’ experience in teaching art to children of various ages and joined ESCA - BIS team in 2013.
ANARA BAISALOVA, Music Teacher
Ms Anara has over 10 years of experience in teaching piano to students of different ages and is a certified accompanist for chamber musicians and voice/ballet artists. She has accompanied various artists and performances, and has taught Piano as a Musical Performance Art in Kyrgyzstan and in South Korea. Anara joined ESCA - BIS in winter 2015.
LIDIA CHMIELEWSKA, Art and Design Teacher
Ms Lidia studied painting & murals at Nicolaus Copernicus University and has a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Academy of Fine Arts in Wroclaw, Poland. She has always been determined and happy to teach children and share her knowledge with them. After an amazing teaching experience in a Slovakian forest kindergarten, she decided to get involved with alternative ways of education. Lidia has been teaching at ESCA - BIS since 2015, and is currently completing her additional postgraduate teaching diploma in Poland.
LILIA TOKTAROVA, PE, Sport and Health Education
Ms Lilia has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the American University of Central Asia and later graduated from the Kyrgyz Academy of Physical Culture and Sports Track & Field Department with a Master of Arts in the theory of physical culture & sports. Lilia joined ESCA – BIS as full time PE Teacher in 2013.
LEANNE BOWLER, Inclusive Education Coordinator
Ms Leanne joined the ESCA - BIS team as Inclusive Education Coordinator after moving from United Kingdom where she worked where she worked as a Speech and Language Therapist in schools, preschools, clinics and children's centers in the UK with children with a range of needs including speech, language, social interaction and complex needs. Leanne works with other teachers to develop Individual Education Plans as required and provides teachers with resources to implement these plans.
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VICTORIA WHALL, Teacher of English as an Additional Language
Ms Victoria Whall is from the south coast of the United Kingdom. She has been teaching English as an Additional Language at BIS since September 2016. She has a Bachelor’s of Social Science in Economics and Russian Studies from the University of Birmingham and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Broadcast Journalism (TV and Radio) from City University in London. She recently gained a CELTA teaching qualification to teach English as a Second Language and has taught English at Dongobesh Secondary School in Tanzania and at British Council language camps in Israel. Before becoming a teacher, Victoria worked as a freelance journalist for the BBC reporting from Mongolia. Victoria is a keen student of languages and speaks Russian, French and English.
JAT NAKHOON, PE Teacher
Jat Nakhoon is originally from Switzerland. Mr Jat has more than 10 years of experience in handball, three of which he spent playing in a national league team. He also is a thai boxer. His keen interest and passion to sports led to his successful PE training at BIS. Jat speaks French, English and Thai languages.

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