New Employees 2021/22

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.

May 2022

Karla Kurz is the new accountant at DISD. In her professional life she has gained extensive knowledge and experience in the areas of finance, accounting and tax law. In the past 12 years she worked in Dubai and Munich. She is very much looking forward to her new tasks and colleagues at the German School in Dubai. We wish her a good start in Dubai and at DISD.

Katharina Koenig is the new school psychologist at DISD. After her studies in Germany, she worked in Shanghai/China at various international schools for the past 12 years. She sees herself as a companion who works with her students in a solution-oriented way to overcome challenges together. We wish her a good start in Dubai and at DISD.

Manu Muraleedharan is the new lifeguard at DISD. He has been living in Dubai for 9 years. Before, he worked at the Hilton Ras al Khaimah Beach and Resort. He likes swimming, boat rowing, Cricket, Football and Yoga. He likes vegetarian food. All the best for the start at DISD.

March 2022

Denise Wimmer is new at the DISD and works as a teacher in the Flamingo group. Ms. Wimmer grew up in Vienna and completed her education there. She recently moved to Dubai and is looking forward to the new challenges. It is close to her heart that the children attend the kindergarten with joy, passion and creativity. We wish her a good start!

February 2022

Stephanie Knauer is the new head of administration of the DISD. She has already lived in Dubai from 2012 to 2020 and returned with her family from Freiburg i. Br. at the end of January 2022. She has several years of professional experience as the head of administration of a German school abroad in the UAE. We wish her a good start!

Lilav Suleiman is the new elementary school teacher at DISD and will mainly work in the remedial area. She completed her traineeship at an elementary school in Remagen and is especially interested in languages and cultures. Having just flown in last week, we wish her a good start in Dubai and at DISD.

January 2022


Mona Ahmed is the new assistant teacher at DISD. She has been living in Dubai with her husband since February 2021, having previously lived in Doha, Qatar and Abu Dhabi. In 2019, she did her training as a kindergarten assistant and received her diploma as DaF/DaZ teaching assistant in 2020. Above all, Mona is interested in languages: learning and teaching languages, and the impact of different cultures on learning German. She finds the speed of children in language learning particularly admirable. Her hobbies include hiking, swimming, and baking. We wish her a good start!


Ozan Türgen is the new French teacher at DISD. He was born and raised in France and worked at the German School İzmir for the past four years. He is very happy to be at DISD. We wish him a great start at DISD.

November 2021


Ricarda Berding is the new assistant in the marketing team. She has been living in Dubai since 2013. She has a Master’s degree in sports communication and sports management and studied in Cologne, Australia and Michigan, USA. We wish her a great start at DISD.

September 2021


Sara Striewski is new at our school and works as an assistant teacher in the Delfin group.
Ms Striewski was born and raised in Berlin. For the last two years she has been living in Dubai with her husband and their daughter.
It is very fulfilling for her to be able to accompany the children on their journey through life.