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 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

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

Wellbeing Champion

School Psychologist

Ingrid Juen

Head Inclusion Support Team

Teacher for remedial teaching

Michael Lummel

Inclusion Champion

Principal

Julia Schiffer

Inclusion Governor

Inclusion Support Team

Qualifications:

Primary and secondary school teacher, TZI training, Education and Educational Science (BA), 2 workshops: „Dubai Inclusion policy framework“

Ingrid Juen

Head

German as Foreign Language & Remedial Teaching

Qualifications:

Primary and Secondary

School  Teacher in German

 

Inga Otte

German as Foreign Language

Qualifications:

German as foreign language qualification (MA),

Secondary School (French, German),

Romance studies (MA)

Renée Karlström

German as Foreign Language & Remedial Teaching

Qualfications:

Teacher for Special Needs

with Focus on Learning

Ingvild Leppin

Remedial Teaching

Qualfications:

Teacher for Primary School and Special Needs Education,

Speech-Orthopedagogy Training

Marion Kleine Büning

German as Foreign language & Remedial Teaching

Qualfications:

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

Qualifications:

Secondary School Teacher for Moral Ed. & German, Study Focus & Teaching Experience : German as Foreign Language & German as Second Language

Viktoria Opetnik

German as Foreign Language

Qualfications:

Primary School Teacher

Ines Winkelmann

German Foreign language Teacher

Qualifications:

BA “Applied Arts” with major in Textile Design, 11 years of experience in Goethe Institute Cairo, 7 years of experience as the Primary Librarian at DISD

Walaa Tawfik 

Learning Support Assistant

Qualfications:

Primary School Teacher

Ludwig Heisters

Support Teacher

Qualifications:

MA in German & Italian Studies, Working experience as a secondary school teacher, school principal and project leader “Schweizer Matura”

Hans Rudolf Buhlmann

Learning Support Assistant

Qualifications:

Tutoring of primary school children

Anna Brodda

Learning Support Assistant

Qualfications:

Learning Support Assistant

Suad Ayache

Learning Support Assistant

Qualifications:

MBA International Business and Modern Languages, BA in German Studies, Working experience in teaching German as a foreign language

Veronika Jovanova 

Learning Support Assistant

Qualifications:

Social educator (Focus: child & adolescent psychiatry), working experience in this area, teacher course in special and therapeutic pedagogy

Katja Anstett

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

Qualfications:

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

Julia Badrakhan

German as Foreign Language in Kindergarten

Qualifications:

Sociology (MA, focus on psychology and education)

Anja Beising

German as Foreign Language in Kindergarten & Pre-School

Qualfications:

Training & Working experience as a Learning Support Assistant, workshops e.g. in Support in the Class Room, Language Development

Margit Holmes

Learning Support Teacher in the Kindergarten

Götz Rößner

Parent Representative

Karma Elgharib

Student Representative