Leadership Team

Ioanna Gkiza Soeder, ELC Principal

Ioanna Gkiza Soeder, ELC Principal

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.


Martina Nickel, ELC Coordinator

Martina Nickel, Early Learning Center Coordinator

Martina Nickel is a state-approved educator with a degree in Early Childhood Education and Care which shed earned at the Alice Salomon University of Applied Science, Berlin in 2008. During her studies, Martina was granted a scholarship and completed an internship and was later employed at a Sure Start Center in Birmingham, England. Furthermore, Martina has more than 15 years of work experience in the field of private childcare, educational curriculum planning for Berlin language schools, and 10 years of experience as a leader of Early Learning Centers throughout Berlin.  Her areas of interest and expertise is the use of modern technologies, valuing and celebrating diversity, and strengthening a deep sense of confidence an personal competence in children.