Inclusion at DISD

Everybody is welcome with us. We adapt to the requirements of our students. Please see our Inclusion Policy here.

More information about our DISD Inclusion Team will be published on this page soon.

You will find more information about Dubai’s commitment to inclusive education here:

Dubai Inclusive Education Policy Framework

Law No.2 (2014).

Children and young people with their individual abilities are the focus of the German International School Dubai (DISD). Students with their various cultural and social backgrounds study here together successfully. Heterogeneity is recognized as being enriching. We believe, that the journey to becoming an Inclusive School will ultimately strengthen our school’s community and benefit ALL children. “Inclusion” does not simply mean the placement of students with disabilities in general education classes.

This process must incorporate fundamental change in the way a school community supports and addresses the individual needs of each child. As such, effective models of inclusive education not only benefit students with disabilities, but also create an environment in which every student, including those who do not have disabilities, has the opportunity to flourish. Inclusion means giving all our children and students every opportunity to achieve their highest potential.

The German International School is an inclusive school and our commitment to inclusion is an essential part of how we understand ourselves as a school community. The values of our visionary statement of fairness, justice and responsibility as well as humanness are the base from where we source our commitment.

Inclusion Action Team

Irina Lisak

Inclusion Champion

School Psychologist

The objective of the Inclusion Champion’s role is to initiate strategies that incorporate the ethos and vision and oversee the conception, implementation and constant development of our school wide inclusion concept

Ingrid Juen

Head Inclusion Support Team

Teacher for remedial teaching

Michael Lummel


Julia Schiffer

Inclusion Governor

Inclusion Support Team


Primary and secondary modern school; basic training in TZI, studies: Education and Educational Science (BA), 2 workshops regarding „Dubai Inclusion policy framework“

Ingrid Juen


German as Foreign Language & Remedial Teaching


German Teacher (grades 1-10)

Inga Otte

German as Foreign Language


German as foreign language qualification (MA), Secondary School (French, German), Romance studies (MA)

Renée Karlström

German as Foreign Language & Remedial Teaching


Teacher for Special Needs with Focus on Learning

Ingvild Leppin

Remedial Teaching


Teacher for Primary School and Special Needs Education, Speech-Orthopedagogy Training

Marion Kleine Büning

German as Foreign language & Remedial Teaching


Secondary School Teacher for German & Spanish, Teaching Experience in Primary School and in German as Foreign Language

Danya Ouklah

German as Foreign language & Remedial Teaching


Secondary School Teacher for Moral Education & German, Focus on German as  Foreign Language & German as Second Language, Teaching Experience in German as Foreign Language

Viktoria Opetnik

German as Foreign Language


Tutoring of primary school children

Anna Brodda

Learning Support Assistant


Qualified social education worker (focus on child and adolescent psychiatry) + 20 years experience in this area, Basic study special and special education on teaching

Katja Anstett

Head of German as Foreign Language Department in Kindergarten, German as Foreign Language in Kindergarten and Pre-School


Diploma in Educational Sciences, Training in Intercultural Education with German as Second Language, Training in Care – & Case Management

Julia Badrakhan

German as Foreign Language in Kindergarten


Sociology (MA, focus on psychology and education)

Anja Beising

German as Foreign Language in Kindergarten & Pre-School