Silke Friedrich studied Social and Business Communication at Berlin University of the Arts. She has been the committed and passionate Executive Director of Berlin Metropolitan School since 2007. In this position, she has played a major role in shaping the school’s development in recent years. As the spokeswoman for BMS, she is also responsible for the structural expansion of the school in the fields of governance and curriculum. Her aim is to establish BMS as a leading educational institute over the long-term and to set new standards for a modern, values-based education. In addition to strategic development and quality management, the topic of internal and external communication is also one of her key areas of responsibility.
Samantha Hearn has twenty years of experience in education, throughout which she has supported students, families, and staff as a school leader. She is passionate about nurturing students during their educational journey and believes that by establishing accessible networks of support, we encourage them to reach their full potential. As a committed advocate of student leadership, Sam believes it is vital to provide young people with opportunities to express their views and positively influence their communities. Sam has successfully led the development of the Secondary School over the last four years as School Principal and now assumes the role of Head of School in 2023/24 Academic Year, managing the strategic development of our K-12 international program.
Ioanna assumes the role of ELC Principal in the 2023/24 School Year, after having served as Preschool Team Leader and Teacher since 2018. She holds a graduate degree in education and has extensive professional experience in both Berlin and the UK. Ioanna has played an integral role in the further development of our reading and numeracy program in the Early Learning Years and in ensuring a consistent delivery of the PYP in Kita and Preschool. As an advocate of inclusion and the strong support of learning needs, Ioanna looks forward to taking on the strategic development of our Early Learning Center as Principal.
Saliha Aslan leads our Primary School from Grade 1-Grade 6, bringing with her over 17 years of experience in international education as a school leader and educator. Before joining BMS in the 2022/23 School Year, Saliha was Principal and Head of School at an international school in Istanbul, successfully leading the strategic vision of the school and the K-8 academic program. Saliha holds a graduate degree in school leadership and has extensive experience in leading authorization and accreditation evaluations for international schools across the world. In her role as Principal, Saliha is a strong advocate of transformative leadership, facilitating change by creating a culture that both inspires and builds trust amongst students, teachers, staff, and parents.
Toni Goll has been working for Berlin Metropolitan School since February 2007. Trained as a banking specialist, he was responsible for credit commitments in the professional real estate business of a major European bank, has experience as a corporate finance controller, and has managed the commercial transactions of major investment activities on behalf of companies. Toni Goll is head of finance and administration for the school and is also responsible for the infrastructural development of the school grounds and facilities.
Vivian Leone leads our Human Resources at BMS and brings with her over 8 years of experience in managing and supporting the needs of staff, faculty and organizational work structures as a whole. After joining BMS in 2017, Vivian leads the development of HR services which cultivates a strong connection between staff and management and supports their joint growth by offering collaboration opportunities, advice, guidance, mediation, and a safe space for exchange.