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

Leah has worked with BAIS for over 20 years. As BAIS Business Manager she manages the school's financial transactions and facilities maintenance...

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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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Elin Jacobson
Preschool & PreKindergarten

Elin is a Swedish citizen and has a Masters degree in education. She has been in the teaching field...

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Jamila Geter
Kindergarten

Ms. Jamila joined BAIS after teaching experience in international schools in China. She is a passionate teaching of early elementary...

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Jennifer Thompson
Grade 1 Teacher

Jennifer Thompson joined BAIS in early 2021 after a prestigious career in Alaska as a teacher, wildlife guide and outdoor educator.

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Vanessa Sanyang
Grades 2-3-4 (Maternity Cover)

Ms. Vanessa Sanyang has had a long and illustrious career as a teacher at BAIS and has returned from retirement to teach with us again in 2020-21...

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Kimberly Barker
Grades 2-3-4 Teacher

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

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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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John Anderson
Middle & High School Science

John Anderson came to BAIS with more than 25 years of 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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Diantrec Edward Badjie
French

Diantrec is a Francophone Gambian who holds a BA (Hons) from UTG and an MA in French Studies from Limoges University (France).

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Leah Woldman
Art/Library

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

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Myna Anderson
Music

Myna is a lifelong educator with degrees in Bilingual & Bicultural education and Elementary education. At the prodding of a fellow teacher, she became a music teacher, with training in full certification of Orff Schulwerk music pedagogy at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas...

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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 Assistant

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

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Valentine Williams
Individualized Special Education Assistant

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

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Daniel Twum
Teaching Assistant

Daniel Twum has worked in schools since he was a young man as a classroom assistant as well as a music teacher. He is a skilled musician, teacher and minister as well as the keyboardist and organist at the Trinity Methodist Church...

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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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