Eleanor Mitchell, Deputy Head and IB Coordinator

Eleanor Mitchell, Deputy Head and IB Coordinator

Eleanor Mitchell is originally from London, England, and worked at a highly successful beacon school in London for a number of years, before being recruited to the US in 2010, as a Lead Teacher at the Nord Anglia British International School of Chicago, where she worked as a Lead Teacher, Head of Grade and House Leader for 5 years. In 2015, she moved to Austin with her husband and began as a Lead Teacher at IST. In 2016, they welcomed a baby daughter into their family, and Eleanor took on the role of Deputy Head and IB Coordinator.

Before entering the teaching profession, Eleanor gained her Master of Arts Degree in Cultural Studies from The Open University in London; completed a Post Graduate Certificate of Education with The Forest Primary Collegiate (affiliated with Anglia University); and obtained a First Class Honors Degree in English Literature and Sociology, at The University of Reading. She also completed an International Education Management and Leadership Program in San Francisco in 2013 and has also completed a number of International Baccalaureate Workshops (Levels 1-3), which have enabled her to take on the role of IB Coordinator with enthusiasm and confidence.

Having gained a wealth of teaching and leadership experience, both in the UK and the USA, Eleanor has now been teaching for over 17 years; as a Class Lead Teacher, Grade Leader, P.E. Coordinator, Pastoral Coordinator, Assessment Leader, House Leader, Professional Development Leader, Student Mentor and Liaison Coordinator, and Senior Leadership Team Member.

Embracing a holistic approach towards her teaching practice, Eleanor is passionate about identifying and valuing children for their unique individualities. Each child’s strengths, interests, needs and challenges should be acknowledged and nurtured, in order for every child to fulfil his or her potential. Eleanor places huge importance on children’s pastoral and social development, as well as academic, in order to develop the next generation of globally conscientious and ambitious citizens. She encourages her students to set themselves high standards and goals; and to develop their interests and passions both in and out of the classroom.

Aiming to lead by example, (when time, and a very lively baby daughter, allows) Eleanor pursues a number of hobbies herself, particularly sports, and enjoys setting herself physical challenges to conquer, including; playing netball and representing Chicago at the National Championships; boxing and becoming a Chicago Golden Gloves finalist; and completing triathlons, cycling and running races. When she’s not being active, she likes nothing more than to paint, read or listen to music with a nice cup of English Breakfast tea!

Email address:​ e.mitchell@ISTexas.org

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Wednesday, January 17th @ 9:30 am

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This is IST!

This is IST!

Today we are delighted to welcome KVUE and Mace Massingill - Hunger Fighter to IST!

Our student leaders of Malala House and Huger Captains, Leah and Arann-Ryan, have organized an incredible food drive here at International School of Texas. As you can see from the photo we gathered hundreds of food items to donate to the Central Texas Food Bank to help fight hunger this holiday season.

Taking action is an essential part of the IB program and is highly celebrated and encouraged at IST. Thank you student trailblazers for exhibiting the IB attitudes of empathy, appreciation, cooperation and commitment by taking action to help others in need. #nohunger
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This week we started our food drive to help @Macemassingill-hungerfighter with his goal of feeding 250,000 people this holiday season. Our #nohunger Hunger Captains have been busy organizing and sorting all of the food we have already started to collect. Thank you to all families who have already donated! ... See MoreSee Less

So excited to have Leah & Arann-Ryan as our first Hunger Captains for #nohunger. They are doing an awesome job leading the charge for their food drive at International School of Texas. Hopefully they...

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At IST we celebrate inclusivity, and diversity! One way we do this is through our frequent culture clubs. Today during culture club our advanced Spanish students were thrilled to present to the school (in Spanish) about Dia de los Muertos.

IST students were very enthusiastic about today's culture club, as they have been learning about trailblazer Pedro Infante and adding to our alter all throughout last week.

This year our school altar was in memory of Pedro Infante. He was a Mexican actor and singer who played the classical guitar, piano, violin, trumpet, and drums.

During Spanish, students ate “pan de muerto” (Day of the Dead bread), made decorations for the “altar de muertos”, and decorated “calaveras de azúcar” (sugar skulls). They also shared memories of their loved ones.
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Take a peak into this incredible Art project our Grade 3 students are working on!

During their second Unit of Inquiry, our Grade 3 trailblazers are exploring the transdisciplinary theme of "How We Organize Ourselves". During this unit students are inquiring into how societies
can organize themselves through various forms of government.

For this art project the students are creating a "government official" inspired self-portrait from around the world. Our budding artists are beginning to finish up their outlines and will soon
start to paint the colors of their ancestral flag behind them.

What an excellent way to display the diversity within our dynamic school community!
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Join us tomorrow, November 4th @ 9:30 am for our Open House and Information Session!

Our Saturday Open Houses are child friendly so please bring your little trailblazer along for a day of exploration and fun! We look forward to meeting you!

4402 Hudson Bend Rd, Austin, TX 78734 (512) 351.3403
RSVP today by visiting ISTexas.org or email admissions@istexas.org

Our classrooms are reaching waitlist with limited placements available for 2018.

Brain Friendly Learning. Spanish and Mandarin. Music. Healthy Eating. Inquiry/STEM Lab. Transportation Available.

Providing high-quality international education to children from Early Childhood, age 2-3, through 5th grade. Also offering 3 day and 1/2 day option for Early Childhood.

Join us and you'll see why This is IST!
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Contact Info

International School of Texas
4402 Hudson Bend
Austin, TX 78734
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Phone: (512) 351-3403
Fax: (512) 364-0277
Email: info@istexas.org

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