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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 

    Interim Director
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  • Photo of Nina Guhr

    Nina Guhr 

    Librarian
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  • Photo of Andrew Humphrey

    Andrew Humphrey 

    Marketing Coordinator
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  • Photo of Inka Kirchenbüchler

    Inka Kirchenb├╝chler 

    Director of Teaching & Learning
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  • Photo of Katharina Koch Staley

    Katharina Koch Staley 

    Teacher & IB Coordinator
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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 Danica Niemeier Polanski

    Danica Niemeier Polanski 

    Director of Enrollment Management
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  • Photo of Jaclyn Stacy

    Jaclyn Stacy 

    Director of Development
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  • Photo of Karola Trockenbrodt

    Karola Trockenbrodt 

    Director of Health and Wellness & Administrative Assitant
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  • Photo of Stephen Waguespack

    Stephen Waguespack 

    Director of Building Operations
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Faculty

List of 25 members.

  • Photo of Julia Amplewski

    Julia Amplewski 

    Teacher & Head of STEM
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  • Photo of Claudia Benabdallah

    Claudia Benabdallah 

    Preschool & After Care Teacher
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  • Photo of Nicole Bernroitner

    Nicole Bernroitner 

    Grade 3 Teacher
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  • Photo of Carlotta Bruch

    Carlotta Bruch 

    Preschool Teacher
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  • Photo of Megan Burke

    Megan Burke 

    Teacher & Head of English
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  • Photo of Christa Callies

    Christa Callies 

    Kindergarten Teacher
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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 2 Teacher
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  • Photo of Michaela Glusic

    Michaela Glusic 

    Preschool Teacher
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  • Photo of Grace Hayes

    Grace Hayes 

    Music Teacher
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  • Photo of Ulf Hennig

    Ulf Hennig 

    Teacher & Head of German
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  • Photo of Carmen Jimenez

    Carmen Jimenez 

    Preschool 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 Stefan Karner

    Stefan Karner 

    Grade 1 Teacher
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  • Photo of Chantal Kranz

    Chantal Kranz 

    Teacher
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  • Photo of Marco Leonardi

    Marco Leonardi 

    Kindergarten Teacher
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  • Photo of Isabel Luengo-Lopez

    Isabel Luengo-Lopez 

    Spanish Teacher
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  • Photo of Annette  Methfessel

    Annette  Methfessel 

    German Teacher
  • Photo of Alexandra O'Toole

    Alexandra O'Toole 

    Preschool Teacher
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  • Photo of Julia Rist

    Julia Rist 

    Art Teacher
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  • Photo of Elisa Vasileiadou

    Elisa Vasileiadou 

    Grade 4 Teacher
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  • Photo of Yvonne Wick

    Yvonne Wick 

    German Teacher
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  • Photo of Joern Witte

    Joern Witte 

    I&S Teacher
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  • Photo of Justine Zimmerman

    Justine Zimmerman 

    French & After Care Teacher
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After-School Care & Extracurricular Programs

List of 8 members.

  • Photo of Christiane Tacke

    Christiane Tacke 

    Director of Extracurricular Programs
  • Photo of Claudia Benabdallah

    Claudia Benabdallah 

    Preschool & After Care Teacher
  • Photo of Claudia Feilmeyer

    Claudia Feilmeyer 

    After Care Teacher
  • Photo of Julia Freidl

    Julia Freidl 

    After Care Teacher
  • Photo of Roxanne Monaghan

    Roxanne Monaghan 

    After Care Teacher
  • Photo of Alicia Nesbitt

    Alicia Nesbitt 

    After Care Teacher
  • Photo of Edwin Rozic

    Edwin Rozic 

    English & After Care Teacher
  • Photo of Justine Zimmerman

    Justine Zimmerman 

    French & After Care Teacher
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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