Karl Nielsen

Director / Elementary Principal

My family and I were thrilled to join BAIS in 2014, and continue to appreciate the vibrant team and growing community. Prior to becoming director at BAIS, I have held teaching and administrative positions in K-12 schools in the United States, Papua New Guinea, and South Korea. After graduating from Wheaton College, I worked in the banking and finance industry for two years before entering the field of education and pursuing my M. Ed. Degree from Nova Southeastern University. My wife, Kristen, and I have been married since 1995 and our two daughters are attending BAIS as well. We consider it a privilege to be a part of a school committed to providing a quality college preparatory education that strives to have students grow into global citizens, embrace life-long learning, and be grounded in the truth of God’s Word.

Been with BAIS since 2014

Jeremy Thomas

Secondary Principal

I arrived at BAIS in 2016 and am excited to teach in this unique, joyful, growing, and excellent community. My wife and I have four children. I was previously the Assistant Principal and IB DP Coordinator at Gyeonggi Suwon International School in Suwon, South Korea and continues working toward my Ed. D from Bethel University.

Been with BAIS since 2016