KATJA LAUTERBACH - PRESIDENT
Katja was born and raised in Berlin. She received her MBA from Humboldt University Berlin and holds additional degrees in Industrial Engineering and Interior Design. Katja joined the GSA board in 2011.  ”With two children at the German school of Atlanta it is important for me to support the school in every way possible.” 

DIRK LOEFFLER - VICE PRESIDENT

Dirk was born and raised in Cologne, Germany.  In 1992, he moved to the US to found the Loeffler Chemical Corporation in Atlanta.  In 2019, he sold his company, but remains a consultant and is developing new business ventures and technology in the food and beverage industry. He lives in West Cobb with his wife and twin sons, who have been attending the GSA since they were 3 years old. Dirk has served and serves on several other boards including the Audi Club of Georgia and the Master Brewers Association of the Americas.

MARLENE DANIEL - REGISTRAR/ADMINISTRATION
Marlene has lived in Atlanta since 2005. She joined the German School in 2005 and started working for the school as the Registrar in 2006.

SUSANNE ESTRELLA - PRINCIPAL
Susanne was born in Wolfenbüttel and grew up in Harxbüttel. She received her MBA from the Leuphana University of Lüneburg. She joined the GSA Board of Directors in 2012, and the Faculty in 2013, and is the school’s Principal since July 2016. Further, Susanne is a faculty member in the Department of Foreign Languages, German Studies, at Kennesaw State University. Susanne lives with her husband and their two children in East Cobb and both of their children are attending the German School of Atlanta.

NADINE VAUGHAN - TREASURER & VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR

Nadine Vaughan grew up in Magdeburg, Sachsen-Anhalt and earned her Bachelor in Business-Law from Anhalt University, Bernburg, Germany. She moved to the US in 2002 and has since continued her banking career with Wells Fargo Bank N.A. Nadine first came in contact with the GSA in 2009 when her daughter started in the Spielgruppe. She has served on the board since 2011.

CARSTEN ALTING - LEGAL COUNSEL
Carsten Allting is a U.S.-German attorney/Rechtsanwalt who has been living and working in the U.S. since 1996. He is married and has 3 children. His work focuses on advising and assisting foreign companies, namely from Germany, doing business in the U.S.

BRITTA MÜLLER HO - SECRETARY & WEBSITE

Britta was born and raised in the Stuttgart area and her technology profession brought her to Atlanta in 2008. She is a product management leader in fintech and holds a Master's degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Britta is also the mother of two young daughters who have been attending GSA for several years already, and she is very passionate about language education. She has served on the board since 2018.

KARIN LIEBERT

Karin was raised in Wangen in Southern Germany before moving to Ulm. She received her BA in Health Care Management from the SRH University in Riedlingen.

Her husband's work brought the family to the Atlanta area in 2013. She is very passionate about her daughters' speaking German at home and receiving a German education at the German School of AtlantaKarin joined the board in 2018.

CHRISTINE MATHEWS

Christine moved to the US in 1990.  She received her BS in Hotel & Restaurant Administration from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.  She is married with two children and has been a member at the GSA since 2006.  Christine has served on the board since 2011 and is also responsible for the library at GSA.

 

PETER NOELLE - TECHNOLOGY & FUNDRAISING

Peter received his Masters degree from the Technical University of Berlin and holds a Director position in a professional services company. His ties to the German School go back to 1998 when his oldest daughter joined as a student. Peter has been a board member since 2002.

THOMAS STRIEDINGER

Thomas Striedinger was born in Wien, Austria and moved at an early age with his parents to Atlanta. He attend GSA as a student and now has his won son enrolled in our program. He joined the board in 2018.

 

 

Board of Directors

DR. EIKE JORDAN

Co-Founder of the German School of Atlanta

PETER HALPAUS

Co-Founder of the German School of Atlanta 

ALAN LEET

Former President of the German School of Atlanta 

 

GABY BEYER

Former President of the German School of Atlanta 

DR. HEIKE FULLER

Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany 

Honorary Board

October 10, 2020

Library book drop off

On October 10th between 12pm and 2pm you can drop off your library books in front of East Cobb Middle School. We will have another drop pff organized in October, please stay tuned.

October 10, 2020

School book pick up

On October 10th between 12pm and 2pm you can pick up your school books in front of East Cobb Middle School. Please drive to the front entrance, stay in your car and hold up a paper worth your students name, class and teacher. We will bring your books to your car.

July 06, 2020

School year 2020/21 1.Semester remote!

With everyones safety in mind the Board of the German School of Atlanta decided today that we will start the new school year remote. Fernvergnügen will continue until the end of 2020. We are working on all the details right now and will share more information soon. Thank you and be safe.

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