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Faculty & Staff

Faculty & Staff

Ninety percent of GISC faculty & staff members are fluent in both German and English, and most of our faculty hold German education credentials. GISC hires teachers locally, regionally, and nationally. Teachers are also recruited from German-speaking countries and are issued work visas for a period of three years. By welcoming teachers from German-speaking nations to our community every year, GISC stays up-to-date with the latest educational practices from German language school systems.

Administration

List of 11 members.

  • Photo of Benjamin Hebebrand

    Benjamin Hebebrand 

    Director
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  • Photo of Claudia Benabdallah

    Claudia Benabdallah 

    Administrative Assistant & Health Coordinator
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  • Photo of Elisa Burcheri

    Elisa Burcheri 

    Marketing Assistant
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  • Photo of Andrea Edeler

    Andrea Edeler 

    Enrollment Manager
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  • Photo of Inka Kirchenbüchler

    Inka Kirchenb├╝chler 

    Director of Teaching & Learning
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  • Photo of Nathalie Kohlhaas

    Nathalie Kohlhaas 

    Head of Preschool
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  • Photo of Sonja Manhart

    Sonja Manhart 

    Director of Finance & Administration
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  • Photo of Jaclyn Stacy

    Jaclyn Stacy 

    Director of Development
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  • Photo of Christiane Tacke

    Christiane Tacke 

    Director of Extracurricular Programs
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  • Photo of Dirk Vogel

    Dirk Vogel 

    Director of Marketing & Communications
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  • Photo of Stephen Waguespack

    Stephen Waguespack 

    Director of Building Operations
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Faculty

List of 28 members.

  • Photo of Milena Amann-Rauter

    Milena Amann-Rauter 

    Music & French Teacher
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  • Photo of Danielle Anson

    Danielle Anson 

    Playgroup & Workshop
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  • Photo of Nicole Bernroitner

    Nicole Bernroitner 

    Grade 4 Teacher & Head of Math
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  • Photo of Kilian Bogner

    Kilian Bogner 

    Preschool Teacher
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  • Photo of Megan Burke

    Megan Burke 

    Teacher & Head of English
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  • Photo of Clemens Dölle

    Clemens D├Âlle 

    P.E. Teacher
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  • Photo of Laura Eddelbuettel

    Laura Eddelbuettel 

    Grade 1 Teacher & Field Trip Coordinator
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  • Photo of Nina Guhr

    Nina Guhr 

    Librarian
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  • Photo of Ulf Hennig

    Ulf Hennig 

    Teacher & Head of German
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  • Photo of Anna-Lena  Herr

    Anna-Lena  Herr 

    Kindergarten Teacher
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  • Photo of Carmen Jimenez

    Carmen Jimenez 

    Preschool & After-Care Teacher
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  • Photo of Rebecca Jones

    Rebecca Jones 

    English Teacher
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  • Photo of Mechthild Jordan

    Mechthild Jordan 

    Preschool Teacher
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  • Photo of Madeline Kaiser

    Madeline Kaiser 

    Become Bilingual Program & After-Care Teacher
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  • Photo of Stefan Karner

    Stefan Karner 

    Grade 2 Teacher
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  • Photo of Katharina Koch Staley

    Katharina Koch Staley 

    IB PYP Coordinator & Become Bilingual Program Coordinator
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  • Photo of Chantal Kranz

    Chantal Kranz 

    Grade 3 Teacher
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  • Photo of Isabel Luengo-Lopez

    Isabel Luengo-Lopez 

    Spanish Teacher
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  • Photo of Eliesa Mala

    Eliesa Mala 

    Preschool Teacher
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  • Photo of Alexandra O'Toole

    Alexandra O'Toole 

    Preschool Teacher
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  • Photo of Megan Rich

    Megan Rich 

    IB MYP Coordinator
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  • Photo of Sarah Rieckmann

    Sarah Rieckmann 

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  • Photo of Marigona Rommel-Kastrati

    Marigona Rommel-Kastrati 

    Counseling Resource Teacher
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  • Photo of Edwin Rozic

    Edwin Rozic 

    English Teacher
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  • Photo of Julian Sanchez

    Julian Sanchez 

    Grade 2 Co-Teacher
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  • Photo of Miriam Schmid

    Miriam Schmid 

    Grade 1 Teacher
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  • Photo of Alla Schroeter

    Alla Schroeter 

    Grade 5 Teacher
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  • Photo of Susanna Wawrzinek

    Susanna Wawrzinek 

    Art Teacher
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After-School Care & Extracurricular Programs

List of 8 members.

  • Photo of Christiane Tacke

    Christiane Tacke 

    Director of Extracurricular Programs
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  • Photo of Gwendolyn Geissler

    Gwendolyn Geissler 

    After-Care Teacher
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  • Photo of Carmen Jimenez

    Carmen Jimenez 

    Preschool & After-Care Teacher
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  • Photo of Madeline Kaiser

    Madeline Kaiser 

    Become Bilingual Program & After-Care Teacher
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  • Photo of Alicia Nesbitt

    Alicia Nesbitt 

    After-Care Teacher
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  • Photo of Emmacate Sauer

    Emmacate Sauer 

    After-Care Teacher
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  • Photo of Julia  Schroeter

    Julia  Schroeter 

    After-Care Teacher
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  • Photo of Katharina Sepulveda

    Katharina Sepulveda 

    After-Care Teacher
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The German International School Chicago (GISC) is an IB World 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. GISC graduates will be prepared academically and socially to succeed in an increasingly global world.

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