Bettina Biste, Principal

Bettina Biste started in August 2017 as the principal of the iDSB und teaches German. Before that, she was principal of the "Berufliche Schule Uferstraße", Hamburg and worked as a lecturer at Hamburg university and Volkshochschule Bad Oldesloe.

Frau Biste aims at supporting the self-development of her students and at highlighting the importance of European values.

Annette Keller, Deputy principal

Annette Keller has been working as a local teacher at the International German School of Brussels since 2005 and teaches economics, law, social science, ICT, and history. Before that, she had gained teaching experience and advanced training at the European Schools I, II, and III, as well as at the Goethe Institute in Brussels. As a member of the school management, her main focus is on scheduling and stand-in planning. One of her main challenges lies in finding a perfect blend of educational objectives and the organizational requirements of a modern full-day school with its diverse range of programs that are adapted to the needs of its pupils.

Oliver Gunter, Head of the primary school

Before moving to the International German School of Brussels, Oliver Gunter worked as a rector at the Heidelberg International Comprehensive School for ten years. He was responsible for the conceptual and spatial development at the primary level. Oliver’s daily motivation is in sustaining a competent school and teaching structure that is aimed at inspiring the children to learn. Oliver Gunter has been living in Belgium together with his wife and two children since August 2014.

Julia Bohl, Deputy head of primary school

Julia Bohl joined the iDSB in summer 2017. After her studies as a teacher in Karlsruhe (bilingual European teaching with the subjects mathematics, English, and social studies) and her teacher trainee program she worked for two years at the German School Sharjah, where she gained first experiences in German schools abroad. Afterwards she taught for four years at a large primary school in Altensteig (Northern Black Forest). Before moving to Brussels, she spent two years at the German International School New York, where she taught Classes 1 and 2 as a class teacher.

Frauke Kaminski, Head of the bilingual pre-school

Frauke Kaminski has been the head of our Bilingual Preschool since summer 2018. She was born and raised in the beautiful Black Forest in Baden-Württemberg. She can now look back on 25 years of pedagogical and managerial professional experience in Germany and abroad. In her work, she enthusiastically experiences and shapes cultural diversity in order to contribute to the goal of peaceful coexistence. In a globalised world, multilingual education is becoming increasingly important.

"It is our wish to open the children's eyes to the world - to make them strong for life is our task".
Maria Montessori

Monica Falger, Head of Fachoberschule

Monica Falger came to the iDSB in September 2017 from a vocational school in Koblenz. She teaches the subjects Pedagogy, Social Studies, Economics and Economics. As head of the Fachoberschule it is important for her to combine theory and practice in the two areas of social work and economics and administration and to ensure intensive preparation for the Fachabitur in the small classes of the FOS.

Karoline Kocher, Head of REALschule

Mrs. Karoline Kocher has been working at the International German School of Brussels since 2015. Before that, she worked as a secondary school teacher in Cologne for more than 15 years. She teaches chemistry, natural sciences, art, and performing arts/theater. She took over management of the REALschule at the beginning of 2017 and currently also coordinates the final examinations in the REALschule.

Dr. Elke Hennig, Coordinator Upper Classes (10-12)

As a mathematician, Elke Hennig worked for a major American bank in derivatives trading for ten years before joining the school in 2006. She mainly teaches mathematics and economics in secondary school. Her goal is to bring our pupils closer to the usefulness of mathematics and spark their interest in solving mathematical problems.

Armin Kunz, Coodinator for Years 7-9

Armin Kunz grew up in Berlin where he studied physics and history. After his first teaching experiences he moved from Berlin to Hamburg and worked on a Seconday School in the south of the city. He has been at the iDSB since 2013 and tries to demonstrate that science and humanities do not exclude each other. Since August 2017 he has been taking care of the interests of class 7 – 9.

Heike Meyer-Baumgartl, Coordinator for Years 5 & 6

Mrs. Heike Meyer-Baumgartl has been working at the International German School of Brussels for many years. With her many years of pedagogic experience, she coordinates the elementary level, is responsible for the transition from elementary to secondary school, and oversees the implementation of the “rhythmic everyday school life” in classes 5 and 6.

Anne-Kathrin Albl, coordination extracurricular activities

Anne-Kathrin Albl is responsible for full-day programs in the elementary and secondary schools. She also works as a social pedagogue in the psychological-pedagogical service and helps students in their school day. She gained several years of experience working in a therapy center of SOS children’s villages in Austria and also worked as a consultant for UNICEF in Indonesia. She has been living in Brussels since 2008 and has been working at the International German School of Brussels since then 

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Dr. Tajana Griessmann-Gehrt, Psychological-pedagogical service

Tajana Griessmann-Gehrt has been living in Brussels since 2010. After completing her studies in psychology, Tajana Griessmann-Gehrt pursued a doctorate in development and pedagogic psychology and also trained as a systemic family therapist. At the school, she offers psychological counseling for pupils, families, and staff. She also practices as a psychotherapist in her own practice.

Times: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 09:15 a.m. – 2:15 p.m. 

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