About

Board of Trustees

German International School Chicago is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit corporation, which is governed by its Board of Trustees. The Board’s responsibility is to provide strategic direction for GISC according to the school’s mission and goals. The Board meets regularly to discuss financial matters of the school while also working in committees – including Education, Development, Marketing, and Facilities – to foster GISC’s long-term growth and success.

Board of Trustees

List of 15 members.

  • Photo of Petra M. Blix

    Petra M. Blix 

    Trustee
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  • Photo of Nicola Brocksiepe

    Nicola Brocksiepe 

    Trustee
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  • Photo of George Chao

    George Chao 

    Trustee
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  • Photo of Jon Ebner

    Jon Ebner 

    Board Chair
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  • Photo of Andre Fiebig

    Andre Fiebig 

    Trustee
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  • Photo of Mike Franke

    Mike Franke 

    Trustee
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  • Photo of Kurt Gamauf

    Kurt Gamauf 

    Trustee
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  • Photo of Benjamin Hebebrand

    Benjamin Hebebrand 

    Interim Director
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  • Photo of Karin Karl

    Karin Karl 

    Trustee
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  • Photo of Sabrina Pierrard Karras

    Sabrina Pierrard Karras 

    Trustee
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  • Photo of Silvia Krehbiel

    Silvia Krehbiel 

    Trustee
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  • Photo of Denise  Meuser

    Denise  Meuser 

    Board Secretary
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  • Photo of Mariam Pahl

    Mariam Pahl 

    Trustee
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  • Photo of Brian Pollina

    Brian Pollina 

    Board Treasurer
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  • Photo of Julie Steffen

    Julie Steffen 

    Trustee
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Honorary Life Trustees

List of 3 members.

  • Photo of Rhonda Duffaut

    Rhonda Duffaut 

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  • Photo of Kirsten Greco

    Kirsten Greco 

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  • Photo of Annegret Harnischfeger

    Annegret Harnischfeger 

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German International School Chicago is a pre-K through 8th grade school that prepares students to become well-rounded, creative, and responsible global citizens. We provide students with a rigorous German-English bilingual education in a supportive and individualized learning environment.

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