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Primary School Staff

Aoife Lawler
Class Teacher

My passion  is teaching children how to engage in and take ownership of their learning, giving them the skills to be lifelong learners.

Joined the Berlin Bilingual School in 2017
Home Countries: Ireland and UK

 

Birke Schneider
Classroom Teacher

"Verloren sei uns der Tag, wo nicht ein Mal getanzt wurde! Und falsch heiße uns jede Wahrheit, bei der es nicht ein Gelächter gab!"

– Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

Joined the Berlin Bilingual School in 2015
Home Countries: Germany & USA

Chris Rollen
Art Teacher

I was inspired to teach by my old art teacher John Warwick.
He was enthusiastic and gave his students both trust and responsibility.

Home Country: Scotland

Daniel Keeling
Music teacher

'It is my intention to make music [education] as accessible and interesting to students as possible. My methodology aims to bring out their full potential as musical beings. Herein, I am always reinforcing the fundamentals of music, as well as exploring with them the variety and intrigue music has to offer in a fun, thoughtful, and challenging way.'

Jennifer Carney
Class Teacher & IPC Coordinator

​ Children will grow and learn when a teacher is kind, compassionate, and creates a safe and accepting environment. 

Joined the Berlin Bilingual School in 2013
Home Country - United States of America

Julia Kruspe
Class Teacher

Joined the Berlin Bilingual School in 2018

Home Country: Germany

Julie Kold Johansen
Class Teacher

Joined the Berlin Bilingual School in 2019

Karina Kabacinski
Substitute Teacher

Joined the Berlin Bilingual School in 2019

Katrin Reiterer
Class Teacher

Joined the Berlin Bilingual School in 2019

Kerry John
Class Teacher

Joined the Berlin Bilingual School in 2018

Mala Sanghvi
Support Teacher

"That is the beginning of knowledge - the discovery of something we do not understand." (F. Herbert)

Joined the Berlin Bilingual School in 2010

Marcus Mencarini
Classroom Teacher

​I was inspired to give children a stable and structured learning environment from which they can grow and prosper.

Joined the Berlin Bilingual School in 2015
Home Country - United States of America

 

Natasa Kurtuma
Teacher

Joined the Berlin Bilingual School in 2019

Natasha Eliason
Student Support Coordinator/ German and Maths Support Teacher

Home Country: South Africa

Joined the Berlin Bilingual School in 2017

"Having studied Inclusive Education, I believe every person first needs to feel accepted in order to arrive at their potential. As we are all on a learning curve, my main goal as a teacher is to support students' self-efficacy with a growth mindset."

Nelson Yarwood
Class Teacher

Joined the Berlin Bilingual School in 2016
Home Country: Australia

Ralf Heitmann
Physical Education Teacher

Joined the Berlin Bilingual School in 2018
Home Country: Germany

"Sport does not make you slim. Sport is not healthy. Sport does not make you any smarter. Sport is just fun. Promise."

Ronald Knoch
Physical Education Teacher

Home Country: Germany

Rosanna Ralston
Class Teacher

Joined the Berlin Bilingual School in 2019

Sarah Salters
French Teacher and English Support Teacher

My goal is for the kids to learn with enjoyment. Being alongside kids as they learn and grow is something that brings fulfillment and real satisfaction to my life.

Joined the Berlin Bilingual School in 2015
Home Country - France/United States of America

Susann Hochgräf
Class Teacher

Joined the Berlin Bilingual School in 2019
Home Country: Germany

Sybille Fröbisch
Classroom Teacher

Home Country: Deutschland
Joined the Berlin Bilingual School in 2017