OUR TEAM

UWC is all about people and connections, about learning and teaching. Our exceptional staff is also international: 30 teachers and 20 pedagogical or administrative staff members from 18 different countries. Meet our team!


From Swaziland to Freiburg: Laurence Nodder headed UWC Waterford Kamhlaba for 13 years before becoming the founding Rektor at UWC Robert Bosch College.

Rektor

Laurence Nodder is the founding Rektor of UWC Robert Bosch College and the longest serving Head in the UWC movement. Before moving to Freiburg, he was Principal of UWC Waterford Kamhlaba in Swaziland for 13 years. Prior to that he was Principal of St. Gregory College, Deputy Head of St Mark’s College (both in South Africa) and Head of Kingsgate High School (Lesotho). Having grown up in apartheid South Africa, he left the country to avoid military service and to follow his passion and educational interest in bringing together people divided by race, laws, economic status, culture, religion, nationality or other human constructs in order to learn to see the world through the eyes of the ‘other’. Throughout his career and engagement as a UWC Head, Laurence has made decisive contributions to developing the ethos of the UWC movement, coining the concept of a “deliberately diverse community” and further developing UWC’s educational culture and programming.

Inspiration

“How can we, through education, build a broad coalition of people who despite their differences commit to a future that does not involve the building of walls of separation or the turning to arms, commit to a future that regards the environment as our common-wealth to be sustained?”

 

STAFF MEMBERS

Our staff at a glance. The roles of Personal Tutor (PT) and House Tutor (HT) can be found below in abbreviated form.

Germany

Christian Bock

Director of Studies, Teacher (English), PT

Germany

Caroline Mavergames

Librarian

Romania

Viola Bartsch

Accountant

UK
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Helen White

Deputy Rektor, Director of Student Life, Teacher (Biology, ESS), PT, HT

Canada

Pascale Chretien

Teacher (French), PT

Canada

Sylla Cousineau

Teacher (History, Political Thought, TOK), PT

Sweden

Sara Edström

Teacher (Maths), PT, HT

(parental leave)
Germany

Verena Heidenreich

School Psychologist

Germany

Tobi Kellner

Sustainability Coordinator

Germany

Annette Kern

Teacher (Economics)

Germany

Kerstin Köhler

Teacher (German)

South Africa

Debbie Nodder

Teacher (Visual Arts), PT

Spain

Elisenda Rodriguez

Teacher (Chemistry)

Germany

Eva-Maria Schüle

Head Gardener

Croatia

Nenad Stamtovic

Teacher (Maths), PT, HT

Canada

Michael Watson

Teacher (Economics, Geography), PT, HT

Wales

Lydia White

Teacher (English)

Germany

Wolfgang Kürner

Maintenance

Germany

Lisa Bühler

Student Secretary

Italy

Daniele Traldi

Lab Technician

Croatia

Zeljka Cuk

House Tutor

Chile

Sandra Sotomayor Brûlé

Teacher (Spanish)

Germany

Julia Angstenberger

PR & Communications Manager, PT

Germany

Anita Eberle

Senior Managament Assistant

Germany

Hubertus Zander

Admissions & University Counsellor

France

Natasha

Teacher (Anthropology)

Germany
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Kristin Kaschner

Teacher (Biology)

Scotland
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Richard Burt

Teacher (Physics), PT

Netherlands

Ingrid Haagmans

Teacher (Maths, Geography), Academic Counsellor, PT, HT

Hong Kong
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Angus Liu

Teacher (Maths), PT

Venezuela

Leonardo Salas

Teacher (Economics), PT

Canada

Carol Seymour

Teacher (Chemistry, TOK), PT, HT

USA

Emmett Zackheim

Teacher (English, Theatre), PT

UK

Nicky Shaw

House Tutor

Germany

Fabian Franz-Gerstein

Academic Support

Argentina

Lucia Perona

Academic Support

Lebanon

Akila Beainy

Teacher (Arabic, Self-Taught), PT

Germany

Tina Patzelt

CAS & Host Family Coordinator

Germany

Thomas Drössel

CFO

USA

Jeanelle La Motte

Conversational German

Slovenia

Zana Mehic

Assistant Gardener

Wales

Alex Bird

Teacher (Anthropology, TOK), PT, HT

UK

David Rea

Teacher (ESS, TOK, Geography), PT,

Australia, Russia

Ksenia Filatov

Teacher (English), PT

Canada

Malcolm MacLaren

Teacher (History, TOK)

Germany

Sabine Stroh

Teacher (German, TOK)

USA

Tracy Barton-Aicher

Nurse

Germany

Christian Heymer

IT Support

Germany

Meike Voß

Receptionist

Germany

Ivo Drndelic

Maintenance

Germany

Christine Stolle

Teacher (German)

Germany

Lothar Rombach

Maintenance

France

Teacher (Biology, Physics), PT

Canada

Fikir Mengistu

School Psychologist

Germany

Lennart van Wanum

Social Pedagogue

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JOBS

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NEWS

11. July 2018
Making a difference beyond UWC

Earlier this term, second-year students (and now recent graduates) Paul from the Philippines and Yvonne from Burkina Faso have received two of this year’s GoMakeADifference awards for their project ideas. Starting 2016, the founders of GoMakeADifference have rolled out their …

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04. July 2018
UWC alumnus publishes book about his life as a refugee

Alumnus John Michael Koffi (2015-17) attended UWC Robert Bosch College as a student of the second generation. A refugee since childhood, John Michael was on the move for a big part of his life: because his family belonged to an …

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