Our Team, Our Opening Hours and How to Reach Us

Greeting from the Principal

Dear parents

Welcome to SIS Ingolstadt. It gives me great pleasure to be able to introduce our school and our exceptional school community to you.

Understanding the world in a global context, especially in the field of education, is more important today than ever before. The bilingual orientation with German and English as teaching languages, therefore, forms the core of our school concept.

The diversity of our school and learning in a global context is also supported and promoted by our international teaching staff. In this way, we accompany children and young people in their development into responsible and self-confident citizens of our society.

I look forward to introducing SIS Ingolstadt to you and answering any questions you may have about our concept.

Yours
Pamela Bradley-Höllering

Get to Know our School Management Team

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Pamela Bradley-Höllering

Principal

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Pamela Bradley-Höllering

Principal

Pamela Bradley-Höllering has been the principal of SIS Ingolstadt since the summer of 2020. Previously, she taught English at SIS Ingolstadt from 2010 and was the head of secondary school since 2012 and vice principal since 2018.

After completing her bachelor's degrees in history, English and German and a master’s degree in German, Pamela Bradley-Höllering taught high school in the United States before moving to Germany. She worked as a freelance English instructor both with companies and privately before joining the SIS team.

Pamela Bradley-Höllering is especially proud to be working with an international team of teachers, sharing their expertise with each other and providing quality education to SIS students. Fostering positive communication skills, motivating students and developing their organisational skills are her primary goals each year.

Pamela Bradley-Höllering resides in Ingolstadt with her husband and two children. She enjoys reading, the outdoors and spending time with her family.

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Dr. Michael Howell

Vice Principal

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Dr. Michael Howell

Vice Principal

Originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Michael Howell joined SIS Ingolstadt as the vice principal and secondary school teacher in September 2021. He is professionally certified by the state of Georgia (USA) in secondary education and teaches most of the History classes in the secondary school.

Prior to earning a PhD in history from the University of Georgia (2006-2013), he served as a Surface Warfare Officer in the United States Navy (2002-2005).

Between 2012 and 2016 Michael Howell taught as an adjunct instructor in history for the University of Maryland Global Campus Europe and for the University of Augsburg. More recently, between 2016 and 2021, he taught IB history and IB psychology at St. Andrew’s School in Savannah, Georgia, while also serving as the Department Head for Social Sciences.

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Melanie Scheffel

Head of Secondary School

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Melanie Scheffel

Head of Secondary School

Melanie Scheffel was born in Jena, Thuringia. After studying physical education and geography at the Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main, she moved to Bavaria. Before joining SIS Ingolstadt, however, she completed her traineeship in Neustadt an der Orla in Thuringia.

Since 2015, Melanie Scheffel has been working as a teacher of sport and geography for all grade levels at SIS Ingolstadt. In recent years, Melanie has organised many unique sports events such as the "Highland Games of Ingolstadt", a sports and health week and hiking days there . Starting from the school year 2020/21, she has taken over as the head of secondary school at SIS Ingolstadt.

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Kira Stanley

Head of Primary School

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Kira Stanley

Head of Primary School

Since December 2015, Kira Stanley has been a dedicated leader in both the kindergarten and primary school here at SIS Ingolstadt. She earned in 2010, a Bachelor of Science in early childhood and elementary education with a concentration in dance. She also holds her Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) certification.

Prior to her current role as Head of Primary and a teacher at SIS Ingolstadt, she lived and worked in the state of New Jersey (USA) as a primary teacher for 5 years. Kira also was a professional dancer and instructor of multiple genres of dance. In summer 2015 she worked abroad in Bournemouth, England at the Cavendish School of English where she found her true passion of supporting and developing student’s multilingualism.

Kira is very proud to be a part of the multicultural team here. She loves to spend time sharing her love of learning, dancing and positivity with her students and colleagues.

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Tamara Sander

Head of Kindergarten

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Tamara Sander

Head of Kindergarten

Tamara Sander has been the head of kindergarten at SIS Ingolstadt since March 2016. Tamara Sander was born near Neuburg on the Danube.

After completing her training as a child care worker and educator, she studied in Regenstauf, Bavaria, and at South University West Palm Beach, Florida.

After her time abroad, Tamara Sander returned and now lives back in her home country with her two children.

Tamara completed her first training in 2004 and can now look back on over 15 years of professional experience in the field of elementary and early childhood education.

Teaching and Supervision Hours

At our day school, students are supervised from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

 

The exact lesson and supervision times vary between the different school levels.

Holiday Calendar 22/23

The school adheres to the official school holiday calendar of Ingolstadt.

 

Holidays: Kindergarten

Professional development days 01.09.22 - 02.09.22  
Movable holiday 31.10.22  
Christmas holidays 27.12.22 - 30.12.22  
Professional development day 17.03.23  
Easter holidays 11.04.23 - 14.04.23  
Movable holiday 19.5.23  
Whitsun holidays 02.06.23 - 09.06.23  
Summer holidays 31.07.23 - 16.08.23  

 

 

Holidays: School

Start of academic year 13.09.22    
Autumn holidays 31.10.22 - 04.11.22    
Christmas holidays 26.12.22 - 05.01.23    
Movable holidays (Carnival holidays) 20.02.23 - 24.02.23    
Professional development day 17.03.23    
Easter holidays 03.04.23 - 14.04.23    
Whitsun holidays 30.05.23 - 09.06.23    
Summer holidays 31.07.23 - 11.09.23    

SIS Ingolstadt

SIS Swiss International School

Stinnesstraße 1
85057 Ingolstadt
Germany
 

Phone: +49 841 981 446 0
 

Email: info.ingolstadt@swissinternationalschool.de

 

Office Opening Hours

Monday to Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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