Mr Glen PammentElementary School Assistant Principal and IB Primary Years Programme Coordinator Australia
Mr Pamment comes from Australia with a Masters of Education in Early Years Education. Mr Pamment has over 8 years experience in IB world schools in Taiwan and China, 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 comes with his wife and two boys who are excited to experience the delights of Beijing.
Mr Christopher Theodore WilsonSchool Counsellor United Kingdom
Christopher Theodore Wilson attended Westminster University located in the heart of vibrant and eclectic central London, where he was awarded a B.Sc. (hons) degree in Psychology and Physiology. After a short period of time working as a research assistant, with a focus on abnormal psychology and psychopathology, at Kings College London University, Christopher began to work with High School students as a counsellor, mentoring, guiding and supporting gifted and talented students and also students who had a range of specific learning difficulties and were underachieving, with the aim of providing them with the strategies and tools, which would allow these students with special educational needs to flourish and reach their full academic, emotional and social potential.
After successfully completing his M.Sc. in Occupational and Counselling Psychology, Christopher 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.
In his spare time Christopher enjoys playing the guitar … very badly … listening to a diverse range of musical genres, going to the theatre to watch many different types of performances, playing chess and reading about the latest advances in science and technology.
Ms Desiree PortesPYP Preschool Teacher Venezuela
Desiree Portes is from tropical Venezuela. With a major in English, Desiree earned her Bachelor of Education from the University of Carabobo in the beautiful seaside city of Valencia. She has over 12 years of teaching experience and has spent most of that time teaching English as a Foreign Language to different age groups from pre-kindergarten to middle and high school aged students.
Desiree 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 her students with a focus on helping students achieve their goals. In her spare time, Desiree enjoys dancing, reading, cooking and yoga.
Ms. Desiree has been living and teaching in Beijing for the past two years. She joins the BISS family with enthusiasm for creating incredible memories and a commitment to learning and growth.
Ms Uriah LongPYP Kindergarten Teacher USA
Uriah Long hails from her nation’s capital Washington D.C., baring a Bachelor’s degree from Georgia State University, located in the southeastern part of the United States. 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. Ms Long has lived in Beijing for nearly 3 years and is looking forward to continuing her journey while at BISS. Her philosophy on teaching young learners is to shower them with love and they are bound to flourish. Children are like sponges so let’s 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. In her free time, Ms Long enjoys traveling, dancing, cooking, and more traveling. She is ecstatic to teach Kindergarten at BISS and bring on the good times!
Ms Ariadna NunezPYP Grade 1 Teacher Venezuela
Ariadna was born in Valencia, Venezuela. She obtained her Bachelors degree in education from Universidad de Carabobo, majoring in English. She has been teaching English to children for 12 years, five of which were at a private ESL English Institute. She also 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 teaching ESL to Pre-K children.
Ariadna 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 choreographing musicals for school productions. In her free time, she attends hip-hop, jazz, and yoga classes. Additionally, she enjoys traveling and learning about new cultures and languages.
Ms Francoise RaoultPYP Grade 2/3 Teacher Canada
Francoise was born and raised in Canada and has over 10 years of teaching experience. She started her teaching career in Fukuoka, Japan teaching a variety of students in a private language school. She then returned to Toronto, Canada and worked as an Elementary teacher with the school board.
In September of 2017, she returned to Asia and settled into Beijing. She is very passionate about education and second languages in particular, having taught both French as a second language and English as a second language. She received both her Bachelor of Arts (French & Communication) and Bachelor of Education (Elementary) in Ontario, Canada.
During her spare time, she enjoys reading, discovering the various historical sites of Beijing and listening to live music.
She is excited to be teaching the IB-PYP program at BISS and looking forward to the year ahead!
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
Evan Corbett comes from Australia with a Graduate Diploma of Education in Middle Years (from Elementary School to Grade 10). Mr Corbett has over 5 years of experience in teaching IB programmes. Mr Corbett is passionate about teaching upper Elementary School, Social Studies and English. He received a Graduate Diploma in Education and a Bachelor of Law degree through Australian Universities. 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 lives in Beijing with his wife and two children.
Ms Jingjing WangPYP Chinese teacher China
Ms Jingjing Wang holds a Bachelor’s Degree of Arts 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 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 which is her lifelong career and cares about the growth of students. During spare time she enjoys painting and sports with family and friends.
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.