Clarissa Ribbens



I came to BAIS in 2010 and quickly fell in love with this school, this community and this country. This is my 7th year teaching at BAIS; five years in 1st grade and two in 3rd. Yep, that makes the math wrong! The missing year is last year, when I was away from BAIS on a furlough to reconnect with family and friends. I am very happy to be back!

I love teaching 3rd grade because it’s a balance of ‘little kid’ and ‘big kid’ (in my opinion, it’s the best grade of all!).


It is a joy to be able to teach at a small, international, Christian school for so many reasons – one of the main ones is that I get to teach about God throughout my lessons! It’s been a blessing to watch God do his work in this community and I’m excited about my next two years at BAIS!