List of Staff
The Power of Community
At BHS, we believe in the power of our community. Our experienced teachers and staff work together to empower each and every student to fulfill their potential. Going above and beyond, every day, the staff at BHS are passionate educators who believe in our Mission of providing the best educational experience for girls in Bermuda.
There are 67 teaching staff at BHS; 57 females, and 10 males. Their nationalities represent Bermuda, Canada, the USA, the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Turkey, and Kenya.
- Head of School, Linda Parker
- Head of Secondary, Deputy Head of School, Catherine Hollingsworth
- Head of Primary, Tracy Renaud
- Head of IB, Sarah Wheddon
Linda Parker, Head of School
Linda Parker has over 37 years of experience in education as a Secondary classroom teacher and an educational leader. In 2003, Linda returned to her alma mater, BHS, as Head of Secondary and in 2007, she was appointed Head of The Bermuda High School for Girls. Linda is passionate about BHS and honoured to give back to the school where she thrived as a student for 13 years. She believes that it is important to respect the School’s tradition of academic excellence while at the same time move forward with progressive teaching and learning that recognises the unique abilities of each girl. After teaching and leading in mixed gender schools for 20 years, Linda is a strong believer in single sex education for girls. She can attest that at BHS, girls confidently lead the way on the stage, in the classroom, on the Sports’ field, in the Science/Computer lab and in the Maker Space. Girls are focused in their learning and their leadership skills are honed from a young age. Linda believes that every girl has great potential and it is the responsibility of the school and the home to work closely together to support and nurture that potential. Linda holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and French and a Bachelor of Education from Queen’s University, Ontario, Canada. Additionally, she has a Masters of Education degree in Secondary and Tertiary Education from The University of Exeter, UK. As a classroom teacher, Linda taught Secondary English, Civics and French in Bermuda’s public school system and at BHS. For several years, she has also taught a Master’s level course in Leadership to local teachers through Endicott College. Linda held a wide variety of leadership posts during her 20 year tenure in the local public school system: Head of English, Head of the Arts, Staff Development Leader, BSSC Coordinator for Language Arts in Bermuda and Deputy Principal. Linda serves as a long-standing member of the International Women’s Forum (Bermuda Chapter) and of the following international educational organisations: NASSP, NAIS, NCGS, ASCD and Round Square Global.
Catherine has over 30 years of teaching, lecturing and leadership experience in both the UK and Dubai. With previous experience in both mixed and all-girls' schools, she has a real understanding for the benefits of all-girls' learning. Her individualised approach to innovative curriculum and learning drives her to ensure that each and every child has a programme that allows them to gain success.
Catherine has an Honours Bachelor degree in Physical Education and Mathematics from the University of Gloucestershire. She played netball at the national level, and is never happier than when working with various netball teams and teaching Physical Education. The pleasure she gets from students’ success, on either the sports field or in the classroom, is evident.
Tracy has over 25 years of experience in education, as a classroom teacher and as an administrator. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Queen's University, Ontario, Canada and a Master’s of Science Honours Degree in Elementary Teaching from the State University of New York. With a strong passion for education and a belief in leading by inspiring educators, Tracy completed a National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH) from the National College for Teaching and Leadership in the UK. During the course of her career, she has taught Primary Years 2 to 6 and has held a variety of leadership positions; such as Deputy Head of Lower Primary (EYP- Year 2), Deputy Head of Upper Primary (Years 3 to Year 6) and Director of Upper Primary (Years 3 to Year 6). Her advanced leadership qualifications and experience, her passion for teaching and learning and her unbridled enthusiasm for the Primary Years have prepared her well for her role as Head of Primary (Years EYP to 6). Tracy is deeply honoured and grateful to be a member of the BHS family and she is committed to working collaboratively with all stakeholders and fostering an environment where all of our girls are valued and encouraged to reach their own academic potential.
Sarah has over 20 years of teaching and leadership experience in Bermuda. Since starting at BHS in 2004, Sarah has taught English to Years 7-IB2 and PSHE to a number of different year levels. She has held leadership positions as a Head of Year, Head of Upper Years and as Interim Head of Secondary, focusing on pastoral care and encouraging students to succeed in their individual paths.
As the Head of IB and IB Coordinator, Sarah is committed to empowering teachers and providing an environment where students can enjoy the pre-university courses with curiosity and a feeling of accomplishment. She works closely with the IB pastoral Heads of Year, the University Counselor and students' families to offer support and enhance the opportunities open to every student as they graduate.
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