Team

School Principal

Regina Metz

Headmistress Secondary School
Subjects: Social Studies, P.E.

It is refreshing to see how the “little ones” and the “big ones” move around and engage in our school. School is so much more than lessons. We never stop learning from and with each other and it is especially wonderful to look at the world and ourselves together with the children and young people with openness, wonder and curiosity.

Helmut Haas-Meier

Deputy Headmaster Secondary School
Subject: Mathematics

Now that our two children are out of the house, we wanted a change of air again. After Milan and Darmstadt, The Hague is now our new home. We are really looking forward to it and I am especially looking forward to teaching and working at DISDH.

Administration

Antje Nieder

Managing Director

Martina Flade

Front desk (Office Manager)

Susanne Schoenemann

Front desk

Stephanie Richter

Front desk

Monika Kievith

Finances

Dagmar Matthé

Human Resources (HR)

Sabine Liedhegener

PR & Marketing

Ian Thompsen

IT-Coordinator

Tobias Wieczorek

Facility Manager

Roy Dihal

Facility Manager

Nico Orie

Facility Manager

Joan Keller

Library

KINDERGARTEN & PRE-SCHOOL

Christin Lambooy

Head of Pre-School and Afternoon Programme Department 

Children want to discover the world and get excited about their environment. I really enjoy accompanying and supporting them on this “journey”. It is also great to see how much enthusiasm children have for exploring the world.

Melanie Amatsoeradi

Starfish Group

Al vanaf de eerste ontmoeting met de collega‘s, de ouders en de kinderen wist ik dat ik hier goed op mijn plek zat. De hartelijkheid en open communicatie vind ik een groot pluspunt dat ook tijdens het werken met de kinderen terugkomt. Daar waar mijn collega‘s in het Duits met de kinderen communiceren, communiceer ik met hen in het Nederlands. Opvallend is dat een nieuwe taal heel snel wordt aangeleerd.

Lucia Barilaro

Pre-School

Children are a wonderful thing. As an educator you have the opportunity to discover the world together with the children and support them in their development. The proximity to the North Sea and the international and cultural diversity at the German International School in The Hague are always exciting.

Bas van der Ark

Pre-School

Het werken met kinderen is heel divers, elke kind reageert anders, deze diversiteit spreekt mij zeer aan en is de voornaamste reden voor mijn om voor dit beroep te kiezen. De vriendelijke sfeer die door de leerlingen, de leerkrachten, medewerkers en ouders wordt gecreëerd, bevalt mij zeer. Ik ben hier geboren en getogen, Den Haag heeft voor mij alles: stranden, bossen, een mooi centrum en vele leuke attracties en musea en  ADO Den Haag.

Sigrun Falk

Seahorse Group

I enjoy the freedom to engage with the different interests and needs of the children and to support each child according to their strengths. Furthermore, the joy and informality of the children gives me a lot of pleasure. During my daily bike rides, I experience and explore the wind, storm and sunshine in all corners of The Hague. I enjoy the sea, the nature, the internationality, the Dutch flair.

Michaela Janßen

Pre-School Coordination

I chose the profession of pre-school teacher because children have a different perspective on the world and thus change my perspective. I like DISDH because many age groups live harmoniously under one roof and thus enrich each other.

The North Sea reminds me of my home. It gives me the feeling of living “just around the corner”.

Rahel Klein-Soetebier

Pre-School

The diversity of languages, cultures and people brought me to DISDH. I find it amazing how quickly children learn new languages and how fast they make new friends despite language barriers. DISDH is a place where you are perceived and supported as a person with all your facets. And that already starts with us in the Kindergarten!

Kerstin Link

Seahorse Group

I consider working with the “youngest” in our kindergarten to be a very exciting and always interesting challenge. It is an unbelievable enrichment to accompany children in the “great game of life” (as Fröbel said), to shape them and to make them a joyful person.

Rita Ruijgrok

Language Development/DaF (German as a Foreign Language)

What I like most about our school is the diversity of cultures. It is always great to get to know new customs and habits of children from different countries. The fact that our school is located in The Hague, a place by the sea that brings people from all over the world together, is something special. I always enjoy driving through the streets in the sunshine with all the flags from all over the world.

Ulrike de Rijk-Simon

Pre-School

Since my early youth, I have wanted to accompany children in their development. Children have this interested, exploratory way of looking at the world and I get to experience that and encourage them to find answers to their questions.

I was born on the Baltic Sea. Because of love, I moved to the Netherlands, near The Hague.

The North Sea, the sober people and the work at DISDH have made The Hague another home.

Dani Schumacher

Musk Group

Working with children daily excites, motivates and inspires me. Children see the world with completely different eyes and their stories are so honest and open. It is important to me to accompany the smallest DISDH children on their first steps and to prepare them – individually – for life after Kindergarten.

Johannes Schweigart

Musk Group

Since my first internship in a kindergarten, the desire to work with children has never left me. I am happy to have the opportunity to go on a journey of discovery every day and to accompany the children in their development. With DISDH I have found a partner to work in my dream job and enjoy a piece of home. I would also like to make this feeling possible for the children.

Nadine Zeilinger

Seastar Group

What I find most exciting about working with children is seeing how they discover and experience the world. I am delighted to pass on my enthusiasm and joy to the children of DISDH and look forward to accompanying them on their journey through life.

PRIMARY SCHOOL

Alice Weeber

Head of Primary School
Class Teacher Grade 2a

I became a teacher because it is a beautiful and very meaningful task to pass on knowledge and education while meeting young people. In living and learning with the children, I experience an infinite amount of originality and creativity. The children bring so much with them. It is my task to support them in the development of their personality and their potential.

Melanie Albrecht

Subjects: Art, Remedial Teaching

Mechtild Benkhoff

Class Teacher Grade 3

In primary school, the children have an infectious enthusiasm. Their motivation to learn shapes the lessons. That’s why I particularly enjoy accompanying the children as they learn written language, read their first books independently or begin to deal consciously with mathematics. Since there is so much more to learning in primary school, it always remains interesting.

Rowie Bovendeerd

Subject: Dutch

As a Dutch teacher, I look forward to teaching the Dutch language to the pupils. Above all, I want to familiarise the pupils with the different aspects of Dutch culture and society.

Urte Drusch

Class Teacher Grade 1a

For me as a primary school teacher, it is especially nice to see the children continue to “grow” after Grade 4. When the children leave primary school, they still stay in the same building as we do. So, I meet them almost every day and usually there is time for a short chat or at least a “good morning”. I enjoy that very much and find it incredibly exciting to watch how big the “little ones” are growing.

Christine Lindemann

Class Teacher Grade 2b

Learning languages – be it the German language or the language of music – plays an important part in promoting responsible and peaceful communication with each other. It always gives me great pleasure to teach children and young people these languages and to be able to accompany and support them on their educational journey.

Vivienne Lipman

Subject: P.E.

Als gymdocent wil ik de kinderen een gezonder leefstijl bijbrengen door ze veel te laten bewegen waarbij het plezier en het vertrouwen in de gymzaal bovenop staat. Daarnaast laat ik de kinderen kennis maken met diverse sporten, zodat zij zich daarin verder kunnen ontwikkelen.

Thomas Malzacher

Subjects: Music, Sciences

Originally, I come from southern Germany, but I discovered early on that I feel at home in many places in Europe. For private and professional reasons, I have lived in Spain, Switzerland and Austria. At our school here in The Hague, many interesting people with exciting biographies from Europe and the world come together in the teaching staff and the student community. This is what makes DISDH so special and makes everyday school life so enriching!

Lieske Ragay

Subject: Dutch

Charlotte Müller

Class Teacher Grade 4a

I left the beautiful region of Swabia for the far north. I studied German and philosophy/ethics in the state capital of Stuttgart, and later did my teacher training. During my education as a grammar schoolteacher, I took several additional courses, including theatre pedagogy, youth debate, dyslexia and German as a foreign language. I am glad to work at a school right by the sea and to put my heart and soul into the school community.

Eva Schroeder

Subjects: Art, Religion

Sabine Schneider

Class Teacher Grade 4b

What I particularly like about our school is the fact that I am in contact with so many different people every day. Colleagues from all school areas work together ,and I find it is very enriching. I also think it is great that I don’t just lose track of my students after grade 4. They just change floors and when we meet, there is almost always a short time to talk. That gives our school a family-like atmosphere that I really appreciate.

Eva Schury

Subject: DaF (German as a Foreign Language)

After my teacher training for German, History and German as a Foreign Language and a longer stopover in Bavaria, I am now teaching at DISDH. What do I appreciate about our school? That I have a small Europe around me all the time. We can always learn something from each other. I always try to pass on the importance of this idea to the students at DISDH.

Tanja Tamimy

Working as a teacher at a school with an enthusiastic student body, a friendly staff, a family atmosphere, an enormous diversity of languages and nationalities – and all this close to the beach – gives me a lot of joy every day.

Anna Stumpf

Class Teacher Grade 1b

I myself have experienced that school is more than imparting knowledge. School is about learning with and from each other and requires a good error culture. Therefore, it is important to me that the children in my class feel accepted and welcome. I want to offer them a space where there is room for imagination and their own thoughts, as well as for worries, fears and needs.

Ivona Turohan

Subjects: English, Art

Thomas Vesterling

Subject: Religion

Silke von Grega

Subject: Mathematics

What I like most about working with children is that no two lessons are the same and that I always have to question myself as a teacher and my teaching methods again and again. Learning, laughing and participating in school life together with them is fun and always challenges me.

SECONDARY SCHOOL

Regina Metz

Headmistress Secondary School
Subjects: Social Studies, P.E.

It is refreshing to see how the “little ones” and the “big ones” move around and engage in our school. School is so much more than lessons. We never stop learning from and with each other and it is especially wonderful to look at the world and ourselves together with the children and young people with openness, wonder and curiosity.

Helmut Haas-Meier

Deputy Headmaster Secondary School
Subject: Mathematics

Now that our two children are out of the house, we wanted a change of air again. After Milan and Darmstadt, The Hague is now our new home. We are really looking forward to it and I am especially awaiting to teaching and working at DISDH.

Eva Bäther

Subjects: Music, Geography

I am very enthuisiastic to be able to make music together with all the children of the school community at this family-like school. All children are welcome to join us in the workshops and we will also be making music together a lot in the music lessons. Teaching geography here in The Hague is a wonderful enrichment in this European environment with strong minded pupils.

Rowie Bovendeerd

Subject: Dutch

As a Dutch teacher, I am looking forward to teaching the Dutch language to the students. Above all, I would like to familiarise the pupils with the different aspects of Dutch culture and society.

Heike Becherer

Class Teacher Grade 10
Subjects: History, English

Inga Becker

Head of Biology Department
Subjects: Biology, German

I studied biology, and at the same time literature and a language, because I wanted to understand life in all its facets, and I studied teaching to be able to pass on this knowledge. The beauty of this profession, is that I can not only teach, but also continue to learn myself. About different students, from experienced colleagues and now also about the culture and language of a new, beautiful country.

Katharina Böning

Class Teacher Grade 11b
Head of Mathematics Department
Subjects: Mathematics, French

Languages are the cornerstone of life together: whether in the family, at school, on trips, among friends or in sports. I see mathematics as another language that makes it possible to grasp and describe the world more accurately. It gives me great pleasure to be able to pass this on to the pupils on their way.

Lydia Bölle

Subject: Religion

I have always been concerned with “God and the world”. I enjoy searching for answers to the existential questions of human beings. I always enjoy discussing these with children and young people! And in doing so, I appreciate their committed, fresh, sometimes very critical and creative way of dealing with religious content and forms of expression.

Christina Danzebrink

Subjects: German, English

It is always a pleasure for me to work with children and adolescents, to teach facets of literature and language and to look at them from the different perspectives of the pupils. It is always exciting to observe the children’s learning progress. Very important to me is to convey and promote the fun and joy of literature and language.

Emma Drinkel Soeiro

Subject: Chemistry

Science has been a passion of mine since my school days. Being able to share my knowledge with students and help them understand everyday phenomena is something I enjoy. Having lived in several countries in recent years, the international environment is in particular close to my heart.

Gertraud Franzke

Class Teacher Grade 7b
Head of Secondary Modern School & Natural Phenomena Department
Subjects: Mathematics, Computer Science, Natural Phenomena, School XL

Discovering the world with children – a challenging task in a rapidly changing time. I like to face this task anew every day, in the natural sciences and computer science, but especially in my function as “Jugend Forscht” coordinator.

Iris Grunert

Subject: DaF (German as a Foreign Language)

Ricarda Hacker

Subjects: DaF (German as a Foreign Language), English, History, LRS

Mariann Hamisch

Class Teacher Grade 12
Head of Social Studies Department
Subjects: English, Social Studies, History

Hanna Hannappel

Head of Art Department
Subjects: Art, Ethics

School is not only about imparting knowledge, but also, and perhaps above all, about building relationships. At DISDH I swim like a fish in water: a small, clear school with a high educational and social value. When I stand in the playground, I know all the pupils by name. And professionally, I can also set high standards. Working here is fun.

Kristin Hirsch

Class Teacher Grade 7a
Subjects: German, French

Since I was enthusiastic about leading German-French youth groups at an early age, teaching was a natural choice for me. I think it is great to be able to accompany pupils on their way to adulthood. Satisfied students who feel valued as human beings are my motivation and I hope that my personal enthusiasm for languages is contagious!

Ariane Kolckmann

Subjects: German, Biology

I am looking forward to discovering the diverse nature and culture in and around The Hague together with the children and young people. I would like to contribute to making DISDH a place where the students enjoy coming and where they feel comfortable.

Berivan Kaya

Subjects: German, Social Studies, DaF (German as a Foreign Language)

After different living places and travelling a lot, I am grad to have the diversity of the world around me every day at school now. It shows me that the wonderful, the beautiful and the new don’t have to be far away at all but can be right here with us and that we can get a little closer to a peaceful, just world population every day – if only we learn patiently, mindfully and respectfully with and from each other.

Matthias Konka

Class Teacher Grade 8
Subjects: Mathematics, English

I am enthusiastic to be a member of this warm, diverse and open-minded school community and find it great to play a role in the process of learning from each other outside of my Mathmatics and English classes.

Sonja Lang

Head of P.E. Department
Subject: P.E.

As a P.E. teacher, I have turned my hobby into my profession. I have been involved in sport since childhood. Since I did athletics as a competitive sport for many years, I cannot imagine my life without sports. That’s why I want to convey the fun and enthusiasm for sport to the students and pass it on to them on their way through life.

Christine van Leeuwen

Class Teacher Grade 9q
Subjects: English, French

Christiane Lindemann

Subject: Music

Learning languages – be it the German language or the language of music – plays an essential part in promoting responsible and peaceful communication with each other. It always gives me great pleasure to teach children and young people these languages and to accompany and support them on their educational path.

Veronica Meyer

Head of Geography Department
Class Teacher of Grade 9b
Subjects: English, Geography

As a teacher, I enjoy discovering and nurturing students’ talents and helping them to find their own way. (fehlt Text)

Wolfgang Metzscher

Subjects: Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science

After my teacher training in Munich, I worked as a computer scientist for a large German software company for over 30 years. After that, I wanted to work as a teacher. So, I have been working internationally as a teacher for the last few years. I hope that I can impart knowledge from my professional life in addition to teaching content.

Lieske Ragay

Subject: Dutch

Finding the best way to impart knowledge to my students is what drives me. And it is even nicer when this way turns out to be the right one. I hope that I will be able to share this and many other experiences of success with my students often and that I will be able to convey the joy of the Dutch language to them.

Charlotte Müller

Subjects: German, Ethics, DaF (German as a Foreign Language), LRS

I studied German and Philosophy/Ethics in Stuttgart and later did my traineeship. During my training as a grammar schoolteacher, I took several additional courses, including theatre pedagogy, youth debates, LRS and DaF. I am very happy to be working at a school right by the sea and to be involved in the school community with heart and soul.

Onno Schroeder

Head of Secondary School I
Head of History Department
Subjects: History, English

Shakespeare, Weimar Republic, irregular verbs, the fall of the Berlin Wall…what I love about my work is the variety. This diversity is reflected in my subject combination – English and History – and when the place, The Hague, is multilingual, multi-layered and versatile, then I feel that I have hit it the jackpot.

Anneleen Scholten

Subject: Dutch

For me as a Dutch teacher, who has only taught at Dutch schools so far, it is something special to teach German pupils now. And that means discovering many logical and less logical rules of Dutch together, but also analysing a Dutch song or poem from time to time in addition to the many language, writing and reading exercises.

Eva Schury

Fach: DaF (German as a Foreign Language)

After studying to be a teacher of German, history and German as a foreign language and a longer stopover in Bavaria, I now teach at DISDH. What do I appreciate about our school? That I have a small Europe around me all the time. We can always learn something from each other. I always try to pass on the importance of this idea to the students at DISDH.

Lena Schwefer

Class Teacher Grade 5
Head of French Department
Subjects: German, French

Ivona Turohan

Subject: English

Thomas Vesterling

Subject: Religion

Biljana Vojnovic

Class Teacher Grade 11a
Subjects: French, English, DaF (German as a Foreign Language)
DAF Coordinator

The international flair of The Hague makes my heart beat faster as a foreign language teacher. In my subjects French and English, I would like to deal with my students individually, motivate them to communicate in the respective foreign language without fear of speaking and give them an understanding of the respective culture.

Mareike Winkler

Head of Secondary School II
Head of Physics Department
Subjects: Physics, Mathematics

What sounds rather cliché is actually true: teacher has been my dream job since my primary school days. Now, not only can I work in this profession, but I also have great classes and colleagues, and a lively school community in a beautiful city!

Afternoon Programme

Christin Lambooy

Head of Pre-School Department and Afternoon Programme

Children want to discover the world and get excited about their environment. I really enjoy accompanying and supporting them on this “journey”. It is also great to see how much enthusiasm children have for exploring the world.

Ulrike Braun

Afternoon Programme Coordination (Grade 1 to 4)

Answering the small and big questions of the children every day again and thus accompanying them in their development is still for me the most beautiful task in my job as an educator. Children with international backgrounds learn at our school in a very personal atmosphere, which gives me a particular pleasure. Nature with beach and sea and culture in a wide range of offers – The Hague combines both and offers many opportunities to discover this together with the pupils.

Sigrid Imrecke

Afternoon Programme (Grade 1 to 4)

My experiences as an educator in Germany and abroad, I would like to pass on to your children in a multicultural and accompany them on their way into the future. Going home at the end of the day, remembering the children’s laughter and the satisfaction of the parents is what is so important to me in my job and what I enjoy about it.

Ulrike de Rijk-Simon

Afternoon Programme (Grade 1 to 4)

Since my early youth, I have wanted to accompany children in their development. Children have this interested, enquiring way of looking at the world and I get to share in that and encourage them to find answers to their questions.

I was born in a beautiful old town on the Baltic Sea. My second home was for many years the Kiel Canal, but because of love I moved to the Netherlands, near The Hague.

Christiane Schmid-Guthardt

Afternoon Programme (Grade 1 to 4)

Working with children is a fascinating experience for me. Their curiosity, their playfulness, their joy of discovery and their spontaneity amaze me every day. It is a great pleasure for me to accompany the children a tiny bit on their journey through life and I am very excited about their future development. I am very happy to be working as a substitute in the afternoon care of the primary school, in the pre-school, as well as in the kindergarten.

Annika Kölling

Afternoon Programme (Grade 1 to 4)

It gives me great pleasure to accompany children in discovering and getting to know their environment, and to find answers to many exciting questions. The unbiased way in which children see the world is fascinating to me and I am happy to support this way of seeing.

Bas van der Ark

Afternoon Programme (Grade 1 to 4)

Het werken met kinderen is heel divers, elke kind reageert anders, deze diversiteit spreekt mij zeer aan en is de voornaamste reden voor mijn om voor dit beroep te kiezen. De vriendelijke sfeer die door de leerlingen, de leerkrachten, medewerkers en ouders wordt gecreëerd, bevalt mij zeer. Ik ben hier geboren en getogen, Den haag heeft voor mij alles: stranden, bossen, een mooi centrum en vele leuke attracties en musea en  ADO Den Haag.