We are truly an international team, with teachers from Europe, China, Great Britain, and the Americas (North, South and Central America) – a combination that you will rarely find anywhere, and certainly not in a German school. Most of our staff are at least bilingual. They represent the diversity of cultures in the world which also corresponds to the cultural diversity of our students. Above all, they ensure that diversity and global thinking are acted upon every day. We have an appropriate number of teachers on staff.  All classes are led by two teachers.

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The school is managed and was developed by an experienced and competent team. Together we have built a highly international school. A well-known school in Hamburg, who wants to become one of the best schools in Germany.

Axel Beyer

Axel Beyer studied secondary level pedagogy. He worked as managing director for the German Society for Environmental Education and the German Society “Club of Rome” and was also a member of the German UNESCO Commission. Mr. Beyer is the founder, managing director and headmaster of the non-profit limited liability company “Moderne Schule Hamburg” and board member of the “Förderstiftung Moderne Schulen”.

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internationale Schule Hamburg

Michael Ulrich
Deputy Principal, Secondary School Management

One year after the founding of the MSH, Mr. Ulrich joined us as a teacher for the Gymnasium grades 5 and 6. Michael Ulrich studied PE and sociology as pedagogy and now works as the Assistant Principal, as team leader of the high school and as a class leader of the current Gym 9.

Justyna Mialik
Secondary School Management

Justyna Mialik studied English at the University of Szczecin in Poland and has been working at MSH for five years. She is one of the 10th grade teachers, and together with Michael Ulrich leads our high school. Justyna Mialik also leads the competence team, which takes care of the individual development and talent development of our students.

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internationale Schule Hamburg

Sarah-Fay Koesling
Principal Primary School

Sarah-Fay Koesling completed her teaching degree at the University of Hamburg and has been at MSH since February 2014. Since August 2014 she has been the team leader of the primary school and the contact person for colleagues, parents and pupils for all MSH questions. Since January 2020 Sarah-Fay Koesling is the Principal of the Primary School, she teaches 2nd grade and also other classes in various subjects.

Silja Hummel
Child and Adolescent Psychologist

Silja Hummel is a child and adolescent psychologist and has been working at MSH since 2015. Together with Justyna Mialik, she heads the competence team. She offers individual psychological care and support for students and advises teachers and parents.

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