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.

 
 

 

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
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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

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Rachele Botticelli

Teaching Assistant

Born and raised in Italy. Graduated from the German School in Rome. Educational science student. I have lived in Cologne since 2016. In spring 2018 intern at Bilingo Primary School.
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Adolfo Estevez

Class Teacher

State Examination in Primary School Teaching, University of Granada
Lecturer and Head of Department at CBS (Cologne Business School)
Teacher at the International German School Alexander von Humboldt in Peru
Lives in Germany since 1991
Plays theatre with passion
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Nina Fiekers

Class Teacher

1st State Examination European Teaching Office for Primary Schools at the University of Education in Karlsruhe 2016
2nd State Examination at the State Seminar for Teacher Education Pforzheim 2018
Semester Abroad at the Hong Kong Institute of Education 2013-2014 (5 months)
Internship at a Preschool in California 2010-2011 (7 months)
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Miriam Hauer

Class Teacher (maternity leave)

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
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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
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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
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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
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Franziska Landmann

Class Teacher (maternity leave)

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
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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

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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

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Anne Neugebauer

Class Teacher

First state examination: Primary School Pedagogy at the University of Koblenz (2017)
Second state examination: Primary School Pedagogy in the Study Seminar Cologne (2018)
Training DaZ (German as a Second Language) at the Goethe-Institut (2018)
Teacher at a primary school in Namibia (2013)
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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
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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.

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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

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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

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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

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