Welcome at GISW

At GISW, we are delighted to welcome our new Head of School, Ms. Annegret Jung-Wanders who is starting her tenure with us on August 1st, 2021. She comes to us after a short year of retirement before which she led the German School in Barcelona, Spain for 10 years. Ms. Jung-Wanders is familiar with our school as she has worked as a teacher at GISW for German, Social Studies and Ethics from 1992 to 1998. At that time, she was also responsible for Career & College Counseling (for Studying in Germany) and she was actively involved with the FRIENDS. She comes to us with experience and familiarity with many aspects of our school which she has updated and deepened by participating over zoom in many high-level meetings over the past months.

Ms. Jung-Wanders is enthusiastically looking forward to start working with our wonderful students and school community and to leading the GISW through the school year 2021/22. Let’s give her a warm welcome! You can reach out to her at ajung-wanders@giswashington.org or schedule an appointment through her Assistant Ms. Anja Sampson at asampson@giswashington.org.

In addition to Ms. Jung-Wanders, we are starting into the new school year with several other new experienced and energetic individuals in key leadership positions. Please let us introduce you to:

Deputy Head of School: Markus Hagemann , mhagemann@giswashington.org

Many of you have already gotten to know him as a GISW teacher for Math and Computer Science.

High School Coordinator: Annette Schauss, aschauss@giswashington.org

She is teaching German and Art and is joining GISW this summer from Germany

Business Director: George Deeley, gdeeley@giswashington.org

Mr. Deeley joined GISW on July 19th, 2021 from previously running own Maryland-based business

Teachers and staff look forward to working with all of them and are here to support them in their transition into their new roles at our school!

Please stay tuned for updates on how we will be able to start off the school year under current COVID situation as well as updates regarding our 60th anniversary celebrations that are in the planning for this fall.

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