Program Faculty

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German Primary Teacher

Hometown: Elsfleth, close to the Hanseatic city of Bremen, Deutschland

Job: Teaches German+ to German students (Kindergarten - grade 6) 

Passions: Family and friends, traveling and reading, long walks at the beach, Yoga, Pilates, swimming and snorkeling, teaching reading, writing, and spelling

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German International Program Dean

Hometown: Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Job: Oversees the German International program, from pre-assignment to post-assignment

Passions: Meeting people, learning about other cultures, reading, hiking, canoeing, sailing, and finding new local bistros and coffee houses

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German Secondary Teacher

Hometown: Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Deutschland

Job: Teaches German+ to German students (grades 5 - 12)

Passions: writing music, vegan cooking, reading, gardening, walking dogs, marketing

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French Secondary Teacher

Hometown: Macon, Georgia, USA

Job: Teaches French to German students in grades 5 - 12

Passions: Reading French travel memoirs, leading student travel abroad, cooking, hiking, Star Wars, photography

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ELL teacher

Hometown: Honduras and Guatemala; Dallas Texas, USA


Job: Serves as a ELL guide for our younger students

Passions: Gardening, reading British mysteries, visiting Berlin, Germany, teaching architectural analysis at the University of Alabama.