Stefanie Hausmann, Interim Principal
Since August 2017, Stefanie Hausmann has been the regional manager for the SIS schools in Baden-Württemberg, Hesse and Berlin. Stefanie Hausmann acts as interim principal at SIS Berlin until the position will be filled again with the upcoming school year 2018/19.
From 2010 until 2017, Stefanie Hausmann was principal at SIS Swiss International School Friedrichshafen at Lake Constance. During these years, she managed to develop a small school with 35 students into an international campus with 230 students. Moreover, the school received all the necessary state accreditations as well as the accreditation as IB World School and moved to its current location.
From 2002 until 2010, she taught English and history at the boarding school of Salem International College where she initiated an English programme for native speakers and was responsible for the concept and coordination of the international classes in grades 8 to 10.
Stefanie Hausmann spent nine years in California (USA), where she completed her bachelor's degree at the University of Berkeley and her master's degree at Stanford University. After completing her studies in the US, she moved back to Germany in 1997.
Svenja Dinkloh, Stufenleitung Kindergarten
Mitte April 2017 übernahm Svenja Dinkloh die Stufenleitung für den Kindergarten der SIS Berlin.
Zuvor war Svenja Dinkloh fünf Jahre lang als selbständige PEKiP-Gruppenleiterin (Prager-Eltern-Kind-Programm) in Berlin und Falkensee und als Integrationserzieherin in einer Spandauer Kindertagesstätte tätig.
Svenja Dinkloh studierte Sozialpädagogik an der Evangelischen Fachhochschule Berlin und beendete ihr Studium mit einem Diplom in Sozialpädagogik. Sie ist zudem ausgebildete Erzieherin und hat eine Fortbildung zur PEKiP-Gruppenleiterin abgeschlossen.
Die Freude an der Arbeit mit Kindern, sie in ihrer Entwicklung zu unterstützen und auf spielerischem Wege Spaß am Erkunden der Welt zu finden, hat sie in all ihren Tätigkeiten begleitet.
Geboren und aufgewachsen ist Svenja Dinkloh in Berlin-Spandau, wo sie auch heute mit ihren Kindern lebt.
Colin McDonnell, Head of Primary School
Colin McDonnell joined the SIS Berlin team in August 2017. He is teaching English and is head of the primary school.
He studied and obtained his degrees in Australia where he originated from and continued with his studies in the United Kingdom. With over twenty years experience in education, Colin Mc Donnell has taught and managed various schools within Australia, the United Kingdom, Qatar, United Arab Emirates and Slovakia before coming to Berlin.
Colin McDonnell believes that a great education is one that works in partnership with its families and community to develop students to their fullest intellectual, creative, social-emotional, physical and spiritual capacities.
He has a true passion in educating and bringing out the best in all students to be critical and reflective thinkers and active participants in an ever-changing society.
Kimberley Conway, Head of Secondary School
Since 2011, Kimberley Conway has been teaching business studies, WAT (Wirtschaft-Arbeit-Technik) and WRL (Work Related Learning) to years 7 to 13 at International School Villa Amalienhof, now SIS Berlin. As International Baccalaureate (IB) coordinator, she organised for the school to become an authorised IB World School. From January 2016, Kim Conway additionally took up the position as head of secondary school.
Kim Conway completed a PGCE at the University of Sheffield and three years later a master's degree specialising in education. During this time she worked for almost seven years at a secondary school in Barnsley. Before that she took the opportunity to teach English as a second language (ESL) in Japan which gave her a first insight into teaching.
Kim Conway graduated in European business administration in 1995 and then moved to Berlin to work in industry, predominantly PR, marketing and sales.
Kimberley Conway was born in West Yorkshire. In her free time, she enjoys the great outdoors, cinema and exhibitions and travelling to far away lands. She also has a love of languages, so the school’s multicultural environment is second nature to her.