New Employees 2021

An overview and short introduction of our new employees in the new school year .

Please visit the website for the full info on contact persons in Kindergarten, Primary School and Secondary School.

September 2021

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Romy Korherr is the new secondary school teacher for English, French and History at our school. Ms Korherr completed her state examination for teaching in English and French and did her Master’s degree in France for German as a foreign language. She recently completed her Master of Business Administration, which she did in London and Dubai. Ms Korherr was born in Dresden and lived in Paris from 2014 to 2021. She has been living in Dubai for only a few days and is very much looking forward to her new tasks. A warm welcome.

 

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Monika Brändle is new at DISD and will work as a kindergarten teacher in the Delphine group in the future. Ms Brändle is originally from Austria, but has been living in Dubai for nine years with her husband and two children, Paul and Anna. She has gained professional experience as a social pedagogue and occupational therapist in Austria and as an assistant teacher in Dubai. She is looking forward to working with children, parents and the DISD team. We wish her a great start!

 

August 2021

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Karl-Moritz Habermann is the new coordinator for the co-curricular activities (CCA) at DISD and succeeds his predecessor Jonathan Bland. Born in Kiel, he studied English and Sports at the Thuringia University of Jena from 2011 to 2017 and is motivated to take on the new job with all its challenges and responsibilities. Simultaneously he is looking forward to the collaboration with the students, parents and colleagues as well as the sportive experiences and contests.

 

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André Bautz is new to the secondary school team and one of the CCA coordinators. Mr. Bautz is originally from Brandenburg and studied at the University of Greifswald sports and geography. He has been in Dubai only for a few days and is very much looking forward to his new tasks here at our school. We wish him a great start.

 

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Barbara Mayrhofer-Diaw has joined our school as an art teacher, taking over from Rainer Geburzyk. Ms Mayrhofer-Diaw has a doctor in philosophy in the field of art education with a second subject in technical work. She comes from Vienna and has been living with her family in Dubai for a short time. We wish her a good start.

 

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Claudia Habermann is a new teacher of English and Geography at DISD. Most recently she taught at the Friedrich-Schiller-Gymnasium in beautiful Weimar. Originally, Ms Habermann comes from the idyllic Wartburg town of Eisenach in Thuringia. Since August 2021, she has been enjoying Dubai’s breathtaking scenery and great weather with her son and husband! She is looking forward to exciting and unique moments in the UAE!

 

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Ece Arzu Nicolaus is a teacher of Biology, German and Ethics in the Secondary School. Ms Nicholaus is originally from Mannheim and has spent the last four years teaching at the German-Swiss International School in Hong Kong. She is looking forward to continuing her experience abroad here in Dubai.

 

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Adrienn Vasicsek is a new secondary teacher at our school and the class teacher of 5a. Ms Vasicsek has worked at the Moll-Gymnasium in Mannheim for the past 6 years. At DISD she is particularly looking forward to combining digital work with classroom teaching and the exciting new living and working environment. A warm welcome!

 

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Benjamin Iden is a new primary school teacher at DISD and takes over as class teacher of 3c. He will teach the subjects Mathematics, German, Science, Chemistry and Physical Education. Mr. Iden was previously employed at the Marienthal-Primary-School near Hamburg. He enjoys sports in his free time, e.g. running, football (refereeing) and cycling. He recently moved to Dubai with his wife and two daughters. We wish him all the best for his start in Dubai.

 

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Aylin Durmus has been a primary school teacher at our school since this school year. She comes from Bochum and studied at the University of Duisburg-Essen. Ms Durmus has been living in Dubai since August and is very much looking forward to her new duties. A warm welcome!

 

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Berrin Balkan is a teacher for English and Physical Education and will teach in this position as a primary school teacher at our school.
Ms Balkan comes from Düsseldorf and studied at the University of Duisburg-Essen. Most recently she taught at the Friedrich-Ebert-Schule in Ratzingen.
In her leisure time, she loves to play basketball, to cook and to learn new languages. Ms Balkan has been in Dubai since August and we wish her a great start!

 

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Anja Breddin is a psychologist and DAF teacher and will support the colleagues of the DISD in this function in the future. Ms Breddin comes from Munich and studied at the University of Würzburg. In her previous position, she worked at the Collège Saint-François-de-Sales in Chambéry. She is very much looking forward to her new tasks at our school and we wish her a good start!

 

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Aya Waheed is a new teacher at DISD and will teach Arabic as a foreign language in the future. Ms Waheed is originally from Egypt and most recently worked at the German International School in Jeddah. She has a 5-year-old daughter and has been living in Dubai with her family for a few days. Ms Waheed loves to paint and draw in her free time. She is very much looking forward to the new challenge at our school and we wish her all the best!

 

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Heike Gerhold is new at our school as a primary school teacher and, together with Ms Kleine Büning, takes over the class leadership of the 2d. Ms Gerhold is originally from Lake Constance, but moved to Karlsruhe in 2014 for her studies at the University of Education. During her practical teacher training, she attended the seminar for teacher training in Pforzheim and taught German and science as a trainee teacher at a primary school in Linkenheim (county of Karlsruhe). She has been living in Dubai since August and is very much looking forward to her new tasks. A warm welcome!

 

 

 

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Stefanie Hägi is the new primary school teacher at DISD and takes over as class teacher of grade 1b. Ms Hägi is originally from Reichenburg and most recently worked at the primary school in Wädenswil, Switzerland. Her hobbies include diving, travelling, reading and horse riding. She has been living in Dubai for two weeks and is very much looking forward to her new duties. All the best!

 

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Sandra Zahn is a new primary school teacher at our school and takes over as class teacher of 1c. She comes from Nuremberg and studied at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. Ms Zahn has three sons and has been living in Dubai with her partner since August. In her free time, she is passionate about fashion and fitness. She is very much looking forward to her task at our school and we wish her all the best!

 

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Andrea Türgen is a new primary school teacher at DISD. In this position, she takes over as class teacher of grade 3d. Most recently, Ms Türgen taught at the German School in Izmir. She comes from Munich and has only been living in Dubai with her family for a few days. In her free time she loves to travel and to read. Ms Türgen is full of anticipation for her new tasks and we wish her all the best for her start in Dubai.

 

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Katharina Begovic is a new primary school teacher at DISD and the class teacher of  grade 1d. Previously, Ms Begovic taught at St. Marien-Schule (primary school) in Alzey. Together with her husband and their two daughters, Clara and Ella, she has been living in Dubai for a week. Her hobbies include yoga and sewing. Ms Begovic is very much looking forward to working with the students, colleagues and parents in the future. We wish you a great start!

 

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Charlotte Ewald is a new primary school teacher at our school. She will be the class teacher of grade 4a and is very much looking forward to this new task. Ms Ewald comes from Bonn and studied at the University of Koblenz. Most recently she taught at the Siegburg-Nord Primary School. She has only been living in Dubai for a short time and is very much looking forward to an exciting time at our school. We wish her all the best!.

 

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Janina Haase is new at DISD and will be the assistant of the Seelöwengruppe in the future. She is very much looking forward to working with the children and the whole team. Ms Haase is originally from Berlin and most recently worked at the German International School in Sharjah. She has been living in the UAE with her husband and 6-year-old daughter since 2017. We wish her a great start!

 

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Corinna Malzi is new at DISD and will be working as an assistant to the Schildkrötengruppe. She is a trained paediatric nurse and most recently worked at the Super-Kids-Nursery in Mirdif. She is originally from Alsfeld, but has been living in Dubai with her husband and daughter for 15 years. Ms Malzi is very much looking forward to working with the children and the whole nursery team in the future. We wish her a great start!