The school employs 21 full-time teachers plus six part-time teachers. There are seven paraprofessionals, a director, academic coordinator, nurse, librarian, IT manager, administrative assistant, receptionist, accountant, and 2 intensive English instructors. Part-time and full-time teachers provide instruction in Art, Music, P.E., Technology, Library, and Languages.  The school has 24-hour security provided by guards and cameras. There are also maintenance and custodial personnel. 


 Preschool Head Teacher

Nine years of teaching experience: Two years in the USA as A More At Four and Even Start teacher in the state of NC; taught English as a Second language in local schools in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan; the Preschool 3 (4-year-olds) teacher and Preschool Coordinator at another International School in Bishkek;  

BA from Campbell University in Buies Creek, NC, USA 2002; the Professional Teaching Licensure Program for Early Childhood at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC, USA 2004; currently enrolled in the American University Master’s program for Educational Administration and Leadership.

I have lived in Kyrgyzstan for eight years during these eight years I have experienced many amazing things.  I enjoy traveling, and this summer I spent traveling and exploring several important landmarks here in Kyrgyzstan, such as: Son-Kul, Dead Sea, Fairy Tale Cannon, and Sary-Chelek.  I also enjoy learning about Kyrgyz culture and spending time studying and watching movies about Kyrgyzstan.  I my heart I will always be a Kygyz girl!

I would like to thank you for the opportunity to work with you and your child(ren) this school year.  I believe that education is a triangle and to make education work all sides need to work together.  This triangle consists of the student, parent(s), and teacher(s).  If this triangle is working together we will have a very successful year.  Thus, please feel free to drop me an email and communicate any needs or concerns you may have!  I look forward to having a wonderful school year and watching each of our children grow in Preschool.


 Preschool Teacher

21 years in education: International University in Kyrgyzstan, Secondary School # 6, Adult Training Center, Bishkek Humanities University, Teacher Trainer at Kyrgyz Institute of Education, Teacher Trainer at International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX), Reader and Teacher Trainer at American Councils for International Education (ACCELS), Methodology Sessions for Peace Corp Trainees in Bishkek, Woodland Overseas School in India, ESL Teacher &  Cross Cultural Facilitator, YES (Youth Exchange Study), YSEL (Youth Solidarity and English Language Program) Washington DC

Master’s degree in Education Management from the Academy of Management under the President of Kyrgyz Republic, 2013

Certified Teacher Trainer from the University of Montana, Missoula,  Montana, 1998;  Diploma of a Linguistics Specialist from Bishkek Humanities University, 1995

Professional Development Programs at California State University in Chico,  2003. Teaching Excellence Award Program in Washington DC, 2003. Advanced Communicative Methodology at Soros Foundation, 2001. Teacher Training Courses at Soros Foundation,1999-2000. Workshop on Communicative Language Teaching and Literature, Scientific Technology and Language Institute, California, USA

 Joining BIS-QSI as a part time kindergarten and six year old teacher in October 2001 was rewarding experience which trapped me for more years at QSIB. Establishing a preschool academic program from a three day a week play group was a great challenge and joy at the same time. Since then, the preschool program has become part of my life. I do enjoy teaching at all levels ( have taught in an elementary, secondary, and university levels) and preschool has become special to my heart, because the little ones like you the way you are, big and small, funny and crazy, messy and odd. My hobbies are reading, camping and cooking. Have three children; two grown up  girls and a 9 year old son.

Preschool Paraprofessional

13 years in education: Special Needs Day Care for young children, teacher;  Special Needs School # 4, teaching elementary grades from 1-4,  Children’s Caretaker in Manila, Philippines,  QSIB

State Pedagogical University , Bishkek, 2002

Certificate, Lingua school, 2014

I have rich experience of teaching special ed. children. I can easily find contact with kids of any needs and deal with trauma. My love to kids brought me to QSIB where I found a wonderful environment for professional growth. I have three kids of my own ages 13 (boy),11 (girl) and 11 month old girl. I am interested in art, craft and felting. I like music and reading.

5/6Year-Olds Homeroom Teacher 

5 years in Education- US Public School, North Carolina

Bachelor of Arts in English/ Language Arts for Elementary Education- Grand Valley State University- December 2012

Teaching Certificate –Michigan Department of Education- Elementary Education (all subjects) K-8 English/Language Arts


I am very excited to be the five-year-old teacher at QSIB this year! I really enjoy yoga, reading, shopping, exploring new cities, and great coffee! 


5/6Year-Olds Paraprofessional

14 years in education: English courses for students, Talking club for adults, 11 years in pre-k, 3 years in Kindergarten

Master’s degree with honor in English language and Literature from International University of Kyrgyzstan, 2006

Interests: Learning foreign languages, swimming and cooking


 7-Year-Olds Homeroom Teacher

21 year in education: Mountainside Middle School in Scottsdale, Arizona; Scottsdale Community College 

Northern Arizona University: Masters in Educational Leadership 1999, Arizona State University: BA in Organizational Communication 1992, Ottawa University - Certified in Elementary Education K-8 1995, Community College Certified 2002, Professional Knowledge to teach 9-12 High School 2006

 I am excited to have the opportunity to become a part of the Bishkek QSI family where I will continue my enjoyment of teaching and learning. I have been teaching in Arizona for 20 years and have vast experience teaching elementary and middle school age levels. Also, I have been an adjunct professor for numerous years in the field of Communication.

As an active family, we all love to travel and explore. Our family enjoys the outdoors, soccer, Kung Fu, tennis, and numerous other sports activities. We hope to continue the family’s involvement in Kung Fu, as the entire crew has been actively involved in this art form. 

7-Year-Olds Local Teacher

10 years in education: QSIB, European School in Central Asia, American School

Master's degree in Teaching English Language and Literature from Bishkek Humanities University 

While being at QSIB I assisted with teaching different ages 5-11 y.o. I love my students and I really enjoy being a part of QSIB family.


8 -Year-Olds Homeroom Teacher

25 years in international education, 5th year with QSI. 

Teaching certifications in Elementary Education, K-8; Gifted Education, K-12; Structured English Immersion, K-12; Middle School Specialist, 5-9; Physical Education, 5-12; History, 5-12; Social Science, 5-12; and School Principal, Pre-Kindergarten-Grade 12.  B.A. in History from the University of Northern Colorado; PGCE in Education from the University of Northern Colorado; M.A. in Educational Leadership from The College of New Jersey, Magna Cum Laude.

 I enjoy travel, sports, technology, electronic gadgets, dining out, para-sailing, jet-skiing, swimming, bungee-jumping, motorcycles, reading, gaming, beaches, mountains, forests, people, my work, and much more.

8-Year-Olds Paraprofessional

Four years in education: QSI International School of Bishkek

Master degree In Economics—Kyrgyz-Russian Slavic University

Interests: Running, books and music

9/10 -Year-Olds Homeroom Teacher

17 years in education:  US Public schools in Hawaii, Colorado, and West Virginia (Special Education), QSI schools in Shekou, China (grade 3 and ESL/Special Services Coordinator), Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina (Grades 1 and 2), and Ashgabat, Turkmenistan (Grade 5)

Master’s degree in Special Education from Bloomsburg University, Pennsylvania, 1998

Teacher Certification Grades K-6, West Virginia Department of Education

Our family is so happy to be in Bishkek! I have 3 children. We love hiking and skiing in the mountains and having Bar-B-Ques in our backyard.  We have 2 cats, Prince Caspian and Bella, and 1 dog, Mira.  I love to read and play games with my family.  In addition to teaching, I also lead the QSIB Spirit Team and serve on the Success Orientations and Literacy Committees.

 9/10-Year-Olds Paraprofessional

8 years in education: Kyrgyz State - Arabaev University, QSIB

Degree in Economics from Bishkek Humanities University, 2007; Degree in Political Science from Bishkek Humanities University, 2004

Certificate, Access America Program, 2004

I have been working in QSIB for 6 years.  After working for three years in the preschool program, I transitioned to the 9s. I enjoy working with students, helping them in their learning and exploring life. I have three children - 13 and 8-year-old daughters and a 3-year-old son. Reading, quilling, and jewelry making are three hobbies I enjoy.


11 -Year-Olds Homeroom Teacher

9 Years of international teaching experience: India –student teacher in the 1st grade; China- Intensive English and Cultural Studies, Middle school- Science and Mathematics teacher; Malta-elementary homeroom and Secondary -Creative Writing, Writing 1 and Algebra 1.

M. Ed in Teaching English as a Foreign Language, The College of New Jersey,  New Jersey USA; MBA  –Union University,  Tennessee, USA; Bachelor of Science  in Business/Science, Blue Mountain College,  Mississippi, USA.

Teacher’s Certification – The College of New Jersey, New Jersey, USA



I really enjoy travelling, music, hiking and spending time with my friends and family. I am excited about joining the QSI Bishkek community.