Staff Profile: Julie Rutherford

As our school community grows we will be sharing staff profiles to get to know members of our school family a little better. Each week we will feature a member of staff across all areas of the school including teachers, admin staff, support staff and more.

Our profile this week is Julie Rutherford, Year 4 teacher. Julie is passionate about her family, fitness, and has taught in Scotland, Australia and Singapore. Below Julie gives us a snapshot into her background and how she came to work at BIS:

I cannot believe it has been over 6 months now since I moved to Abu Dhabi and began teaching in BIS Abu Dhabi. Time sure flies when you’re having fun! I thoroughly enjoy working for Nord Anglia Education and this year will be my third year as I came directly from Dover Court, another NAE school in Singapore. I have taught at all stages of the primary school and also have experience in teaching English as an Additional language. I consider myself very lucky to be teaching the future generations and just hope that I can inspire them to be the best they can be!

I have just signed up this weekend for the Corniche half marathon run! I am slightly nervous about this as I haven’t been training as I will have to stop going to the gym and start going for more runs outside… yesterday! Other than that, I am enjoying exploring new places in the UAE at weekends and showing visitors around when they come. I have my mum, dad and little sister coming in the next holiday and we are all very excited to see each other 😊