Staff Profile: Jay-Ann

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 Jay-Ann, the Receptionist at our school. Below Jay-Ann gives us a snapshot into her background and how she came to work at BIS:

Hi! I’m Jay Ann and I’m the smiling face you see at the front desk daily. I have been with BIS AD since 2015, starting as Support Assistant and quickly working my way into a full time Receptionist in less than a year due to my dedication, attention to detail, and never-ending passion for learning new skills to improve my craft.

Prior to BIS Abu Dhabi, I worked as a salon receptionist/manicurist for a number of years. At first, I felt the transition into the administrative field pushed me out of my comfort zone, but ultimately, it spurred my confidence and competence forward. I credit the enjoyment of my job to interacting with people from all walks of life and learning something new daily.

I’m a proud member of a non-profit Filipino group that specializes in cultural singing and dance performances all over Abu Dhabi. It’s in that Group/Community that I met the love of my life Ryan, who shares the same passion in dancing as me.

When I’m not busy working or performing with my group, I spend most of my time with Ryan and my two kids, Nhea and Borj.

Life is short: do whatever scares you with a SMILE and everything else will follow!