Our international team is characterized by a high level of commitment and motivation. The German class teachers are supported by English speaking subject teachers and the teaching assistants. This enables us to teach many lessons in teams.

Petra Schnier

CEO

Studies of French and political science
Qualified translator and interpreter
Lived and worked in Asia and Africa from 1982 – 2002
Since 1995 engaged in school administration – i.a. administration manageress of Michael-Grzimek-Schule in Nairobi / Kenya
Since 2004 engaged in administration of bilingual schools

Email: p.schnier(at)bilingo-grundschule.eu

 

 

Inga Kühn

School Principal and Class Teacher

1. State examination for primary and secondary schools, Pädagogischen Hochschule Karlsruhe 2005
2. State examination in 2007, Seminar Laupheim
Working as a class teacher at the German school Colégio Visconde de Porto Seguro, Sao Paulo, Brazil 2008
Sabbatical year, honorary work in Belgium and India 2011
Working at a Cologne inclusive primary school 2012-2014
Passionate about Iyengar-Yoga

Email: i.kuehn(at)bilingo-grundschule.eu

 

 

Marie Mädge

School Principal and Class Teacher

1. State examination for primary and secondary schools at the Leuphana University of Lüneburg
2. State examination for primary schools at the Studienseminar Lüneburg
Experienced singer in musicals, bands and choirs
Started working at BilinGO in 2013

Email: M.Maedge(at)bilingo-grundschule.eu

 

 

 

 

Patricia Mayer

Secretary

Studies of History of South Asia and English Linguistics & Literature, University of Heidelberg & University of Edinburgh
Professional experience in the intercultural context: coordination of intercultural trainings for expats, refugee work (project coordination, teaching German)
Hatha Yoga teacher training (2 years)
Teaching German as a Second Language Certificate

Email: Sekretariat(at)bilingo-grundschule.eu

 

 

Miriam Hauer

Class Teacher

Worked at Tyršova základní škola in Pilsen, Czech Republic as a class and English teacher for 6 months
English teacher at the English summer camp for children from 6-12 years of age at the University of West Bohemia, Pilsen, Czech Republic (2013-2015)
Bachelor of Primary Education English, University of Plymouth, Devon, United Kingdom
NQT at Roding Primary School, London, United Kingdom
Class teacher in Year 3 (for two years), class teacher in Year 2  (for one year) at Roding Primary School, London, United Kingdom

Email: m.hauer(at)bilingo-grundschule.eu

 

 

Brett Hylton

Co-Teacher and English Teacher

Bachelor of Education (Primary) from Griffith University, Australia
Specialization in Health and Physical Education
Certificate III in Music from Moreton Institute of Technical and Further Education
Musician for 15 years
Worked at BilinGO since 2012

Email: b.hylton(at)bilingo-grundschule.eu

 

 

 

Ben Khoury

Teaching Assistant and Marketing Coordinator

Bachelor of Human Services and Management, University of Phoenix
Master of International Environmental Science, University of Cologne
Certified outdoor education teacher
With BilinGO since 2011

Email: b.khoury(at)bilingo-grundschule.eu

 

 

 

 

Judith Körner

Teaching Assistant / Yoga Teacher

Media and graphic designer
Certified Iyengar Yoga teacher (Junior Intermediate 2)
Veteran yoga teacher for adults and children, as well as specialized courses in hospitals
Certification in therapeutic yoga

Email: j.koerner(at)bilingo-grundschule.eu

 

 

 

 

Franziska Landmann

Class Teacher

10 month stay in the USA as an exchange student
State examination for primary school teaching, Universität Paderborn, 2006
State examination for primary school teaching, Studienseminar Vettweiß, 2009
Class teacher at Little Cherubs Montessori Nursery School London and at the German Saturday School Bayswater, London, 2009-2011

Email: f.landmann(at)bilingo-grundschule.eu

 

 

 

Karen Mc Dermott

Co-Teacher and English Teacher

Bachelor of Science in Psychology from University of Ulster, Ireland
Graduate Certificate in Education (Primary) from University of Leeds, England
Class teacher for 5 years in St. Ursula’s Junior School, London
Since 2008 engaged in bilingual primary schools

Email: k.mcdermott(at)bilingo-grundschule.eu

 

 

 

 

Dahlia Lippert

Teaching Assistant

2003 Bachelor of Primary Education, St Josephs Teachers College
Special Training in Special Educational Needs
Familiar with the Montessori-concept
Worked in multicultural Educational system
Since 2007 engaged in bilingual primary schools

Email: d.lippert(at)bilingo-grundschule.eu

 

 

 

Tara Noonan-Diehl

Co-Teacher and English Teacher

Bachelor of Arts in History with a minor in Fine Arts and Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from Loyola University in Baltimore, Maryland
Taught and was middle school coordinator for 9 years and was assistant principal for 2 years at the School of the Cathedral of Mary our Queen in Baltimore, Maryland
Taught Middle School English in Harwich, MA
Taught years 2, 3 and 4 since 2007

Email: t.noonan(at)bilingo-grundschule.eu

 

 

Gemma Rodriguez

Co-Teacher and English Teacher

Degree in English studies.
Postgraduate Certificate in Education (P.G.C.E).
Study at the National University of Ireland, Galway.
Foreign Language Assistant in a Secondary School in Sheffield, Uk.
Teacher at several schools in London.
Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) valid in England and Wales.

Email: g.rodriguez(at)bilingo-grundschule.eu

 

 

Julian Spickermann

Teaching Assistant

Bachelor of Social Work
Master of Social Work in International Perspectives
Six month international experience in Lisbon (2014)
Musician for 15 years

Email: j.spickermann(at)bilingo-grundschule.eu

 

 

 

 

Barbara Vedrilla

Class Teacher

Completed teacher´s training in Austria (Innsbruck) and Germany
Several years of teaching experience in Austria and Germany
18 years of experience in public relations with concentration in media (Photokina),
published various articles and pictures in specialist journals
Many work-related stays in the USA

Email: b.vedrilla(at)bilingo-grundschule.eu

 

 

 

Robin Voelsen

Class Teacher

1st state examination elementary school teaching, University of Cologne, 2014
2nd state examination elementary school teaching, Teaching Training Centre Mönchengladbach, 2016
German teacher at the Greentown Yuhua School Hangzhou, China, 2016-17
Semester abroad in Istanbul, Turkey (6 months), 2012-13
Civil service in the USA (1 year), 2007-08

Email: r.voelsen(at)bilingo-grundschule.eu