Kevin Reay : Head of Foundation and Early Primary

Kevin Reay

Head of Foundation and Early Primary

Nationality: British

Qualifications: BA Hons PGCE, Early Years, Northumbria University, Newcastle, England (2005)

Previous Teaching Experience: Kevin began his career as a primary teacher in Gateshead (UK) where he taught Reception for two years and Year 1 for one year before teaching in Shanghai, China for two years. In Shanghai he worked as a Year 1 and Year 3 class teacher. He then moved back to the UK and taught Years 2 and 5. Kevin taught Year 2 at the ABC International School for two years before he joined the Senior Management Team. He has also coordinated a range of subjects including ICT, PE and Humanities.

Present Responsibilities: Apart from his role as Head of Early Primary, Kevin is also the Senior Management Team member of the House Aspects Group.

Email: kevinreay@theabcis.com


Josette Harris : Reception Teacher / Head of Foundation

Josette Harris

Reception Teacher / Head of Foundation

Nationality: British

Qualifications: Diploma in Pre-School Practice. B.A (Hons.) in Primary Education, Early Years with QTS, East Sussex, UK

Previous Teaching Experience: Josette has many years of teaching experience, a total of 21 years. She began her career in nursery education, completing a diploma in pre-school practice in London. She then worked as a nursery nurse for three years in a Special Educational Needs school working with children with moderate learning difficulties, before completing her teaching degree in Brighton, specialising in Early Years and Art & Design. She has taught from Nursery to Year 6, in a range of primary schools in Brighton (UK) working with a significant amount of children and families who speak English as a second language. This is her fourth year working at The ABC International School.

Present Responsibilities: Josette currently teaches a Reception class and is also Head of the Early Years Foundation Stage. In addition she is running a Story Club at SS2 and is a member of the Services Aspects Group.

Email: josetteharris@theabcis.com


Agnes Ubaldo : Reception Teacher

Agnes Ubaldo

Reception Teacher

Nationality:  Filipino

Qualifications: BS Behavioral Science Major in Psychology with teaching units (Miriam College, Philippines)

Previous Teaching Experience:  Agnes has 22 years teaching experience in both Early Primary and the Early Years. She worked as an Early Years teacher in the Philippines for 6 years at St. Paul's College, Marist School and Crescent Woods Montessori School. Agnes joined the ABCIS in1997. She has had experience teaching in all subject areas across Key Stage 1 but most of her classroom experiences are with the Early Years.

Present Responsibilities:  Agnes is a member of Green Team Aspects Group and runs ‘Junior Scrabble’ as her ECA.

Email: agnesubaldo@theabcis.com


‘J’ Salcedo : Nursery Teacher

‘J’ Salcedo

Nursery Teacher

Nationality: Filipino

Qualifications: B.A. Major in Child Development and Education, Miriam College, Philippines. TEFL Certificate.

Previous Teaching Experience:  “J” has 27 years teaching experience across all age ranges within Primary School. She taught in the Philippines for 17 years before joining us in April 2005. “J” taught in Years 1 and 2 before joining our Early Years team.
Present responsibilities: ‘“J” runs Maths ICT in Key Stage 1 as her ECA and is a member of Charities and Service Aspects Group.

Email: jsalcedo@theabcis.com


Ila Uhrig : Nursery Teacher

Ila Uhrig

Nursery Teacher

Nationality: : Canadian

Qualification: Combined BA (Hons) Global Studies and Sociology, Wilfrid Laurier University, Ontario, Canada. Bachelor of Education, Lakehead University, Ontario, Canada.

Previous teaching Experience: Ila has 4 years teaching experience. After completing her teaching degree, she moved to London for two years. During her time there she taught from Nursery to Year 6. Upon returning to Canada, Ila worked at Helping Hands Daycare Centre in Canada for two years with children aged from 2-12. She then moved to Seoul, South Korea and taught a Reception class for a year.

Present responsibilities: Ila is a member of the Sharing Good Practice Aspects group and is running an Arts and Crafts extracurricular activity.

Email: ilauhrig@theabcis.com


Lorna Ballantyne : Pre-Nursery Teacher

Lorna Ballantyne

Pre-Nursery Teacher

Nationality: : British

Qualification: BEd (Hons) Primary Education, University of Edinburgh (Scotland, UK)

Previous teaching Experience: : Lorna has 2 years teaching experience. After completing her degree, she moved to work in a rural primary school in Aberdeenshire (UK) where she taught in the early years. She worked there for a year before moving to Vietnam to teach English as a second language to young learners. She is eager to support parents and children through what is often their first experience of the classroom environment. Lorna has taught in Vietnam for a year and is excited to be a member of the ABCIS team.

Present responsibilities: :Lorna is a member of the House Teams Aspects Group and is running an Arts and Crafts extracurricular activity.

Email: lornaballantyne @theabcis.com