About GESS

Academic Board

The Academic Management of GESS consists of the Principal, the Head of the German Curriculum Stream and the Head of the IB Curriculum Stream. Its members run the school and work hand-in-hand to put GESS's mission statement into practice and to ensure the fulfillment of educational and organisational goals.

Christoph Zänglein
Principal

Christoph Zänglein

Principal

Education:
Principal, Deputy Principal, High School Coordinator, Teaching Degree for German Gymnasium in English, German and History at the Julius-Maximilian-Universität Würzburg and the University of Texas at Austin, course of lectures certificate in German as a foreign language

Work experience and professional focus:
Christoph Zänglein became a teacher at the Johannes-Butzbach-Gymnasium in Miltenberg, after finishing his teacher internship and before he was employed at the German School Istanbul from 1991 – 1997. He taught at the Friedrich-List-Gymnasium Gemünden until 2002, was at the Deutschhaus-Gymnasium Würzburg (advisor of the course of lectures) and returned to a German School abroad (German School Washington, D.C.) from 2004 – 2010, first as the High School Coordinator and then as the Deputy Principal. After being the Deputy Principal at the Bayernkolleg Schweinfurt from 2010 – 2012, he was then assigned to be the Principal of the Alexander-von-Humboldt-Gymnasium Schweinfurt. Since 2009, he has been a speaker for the Central Agency for German Schools Abroad (ZfA), the Bavarian Professional Development Academy Dillingen and the Office of the Representatives for Gymnasiums in the region Unterfranken.

Eva Noorduijn
Head of Section (IB Curriculum)

Eva Noorduijn

Head of Section (IB Curriculum)

Education:
Joint Honours BA in French & International Relations, Reading University, Reading, UK. Certificat d'Etudes Politiques, Institut d'Etudes Politiques Paris, France. PGCE - French and PE/Games, Homerton College Cambridge, UK. CELTA with distinction, International House Lisbon, Portugal

Work experience and professional focus:
Mrs Noorduijn joined GESS from the International School of Geneva and has a great deal of experience in the International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum. She has formally worked for the International Baccalaureate regional office in Geneva and in schools in Turkey and Portugal. Mrs Noorduijn was born in the Netherlands and educated in Holland, England and France. She speaks English, French and Dutch and has learnt Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and Turkish. She truly has an international perspective and has a personal understanding of the issues that third culture children experience.

André Beinert
Head of Section (German Curriculum)

André Beinert

Head of Section (German Curriculum)

Education:
Teaching degree for secondary schools in Mathematics and Physics Academic studies completed at the University of Dortmund

Work experience and professional focus:
Mr Beinert taught at secondary school level in Germany before his move to Singapore in 2002 when he joined the German European School Singapore in the German Section. He was promoted to Head of High School German Section in 2006. In addition to that, he was in charge of coordinating all timetables across the school. In 2009, Mr Beinert became Head of German Section and Vice Principal. In this position, he is the key person for German education at GESS. Furthermore, he gained detailed knowledge of the IB Curriculum when he taught various courses in the Diploma Programme of the IB Curriculum stream.