Our Team

BAIS has an outstanding team of teachers dedicated to providing a warm, welcoming environment with rigorous,
authentic, and engaging learning experiences for every child.


Leah John
Business Manager

This is Leah's 19th year at BAIS. Leah manages the school's financial transactions...

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Myna Anderson
Director

Myna Anderson began serving as BAIS Director In August 2019 after more than 30 years in international education...

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Madline Ashcroft
Administrative Officer

Madline has been part of the BAIS community for more than 5 years. As Administrative Officer, Madline...

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Elin Jacobson
Preschool & PreKindergarten

Elin is a Swedish citizen and has a Master?s in education. She has been in the teaching field...

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Natalie Touray
Grade K

Ms. Touray qualified as a teacher in 2004 having previously worked in the legal profession.

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Kimberly Barker
Grades 1 and 2 Teacher

Kimberly Barker joins BAIS in 2019-2020 from the International Academy of Smyrna in Atlanta...

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Kelly McAllester
Grades 3-4

Ms. Kelly McAllester grew up in New Jersey and Illinois before moving to Washington...

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Diantrec Edward Badjie
French

Diantrec is a Gambian who did his teacher training at Gambia...

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Scott Hemsey
Middle & High School Humanities

An educator since 2008, Scott has taught English in South Korea...

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Maiyai Taal Hocheimy
Middle & High School Science

Maiyai enters BAIS with over 15 years teaching experience...

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Amal Abou-Alfa
Middle & High School Math/IT

Amal has been teaching Information Technology in grades K-8...

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Leah Woldman
Art/Library

Leah has over twelve years of experience in arts and literacy education...

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Daniel Twum
Music

Daniel is a keyboardist and organist at the Trinity Methodist Church...

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Stephen Wright
Physical Education

Stephen, has taught all grades and age levels, from 3 to 20 years of age...

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Awa Camara
Teaching Assistants

Ms. Awa has been part of the BAIS family for 20 years! As our "Pre-K Nanny,"...

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Valentine Williams
Teaching Assistants

Valentine is a Gambian who graduated from Gambia Methodist Academy...

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Beryl Metzger
Individualized Special Education Assistant

Beryl has her university degree in French teaching but has found her passion in the education and advocacy for students with learning difficulties. She enjoys reading, law and studying courses online in the field of special education when not supporting students.

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BAIS Maintenance Team

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Philip Jarju
Supervisor of Maintenance & Security

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BAIS Security Team

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