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Elisabeth Johnson

My role at BBIS:

IB MYP Service as Action and IB DP CAS Coordinator
Grade Level Leader (Grade 10-12)
IB DP Sport Exercise and Health Science Teacher
IB MYP Physical Health Education Teacher

When did you join BBIS?


What is your background?

I am originally from the north of England (Lancashire) but I finished my high school in Cyprus. I returned to the UK and completed my degree and PGCE at Birmingham University. I have previously taught in the UK, Portugal and Thailand. I have been the Athletics Director, Head of PE, chair of the German International School Sports Tournament (GISST) organisation and at BBIS organised the Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award expeditions. Outside of work, I have trained and competed in a variety of sports, having most success in badminton and rugby.

What inspires you in your professional role?

Students and colleagues who can:

  • communicate,
  • feel comfortable taking risks,
  • are willing to ask for help,
  • collaborate with others

My colleagues inspire me to lead and be the best possible version of myself. I care deeply about student well-being and nurturing a sense of care for others is at the center of my ethos. I believe that strong relationships between people are the key to a strong the community.

What are you passionate about?

I love the outdoors - ocean and mountains equally. I try to grow my own vegetables and enjoy teaching students to care for our beautiful planet and themselves. I enjoy working on large collaborative projects and bring people together.

What makes BBIS special?

The location, the fantastic sport facilities and the opportunities provided for all members of the community to grow and feel supported.