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

14 years in education: Secondary school “Ak Jar” in Talas; English Language Teacher and senior  assistant at the Institute of  Social Development and Business under the Ministry  of Labor and Social Care of the Kyrgyz Republic; paraprofessional at QSIB with 6 – 11 yo classes;

BA in English Language and Literature from Talas State University; Certificate English for Specific and English for Academic purposes for University Teachers; Curriculum Development Workshop on “Teaching Integrity”

During my free time I enjoy listening to music and sometimes play on a guitar. I learn new languages through reading books and love riding my bike, playing sports and spending time with my family.

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


 7-8-9-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.

7-8-9-Year-Olds Paraprofessional

Five years in education: QSI International School of Bishkek

Master degree In Economics—Kyrgyz-Russian Slavic University

Interests: Running, books and music

 10-11 -Year-Olds Homeroom Teacher

15 years in education: taught almost all grades from 3 YO to Secondary IV in US Private and Public schools, QSI of Kazakstan, Ukraine, and Moldova.

BA Pomona College, History; MA UT Austin History;

Virginia Postgrade Teaching Certificate - Pre-K - 12th grade: English/ History.



I am very excited to be in Bishkek with my husband and two sons. We love outdoor activities and are looking forward to exploring the natural beauty the Kyrgyz Republic has to offer.