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.” 

MARLENE DANIEL - REGISTRAR/ADMINISTRATION
Lives in Atlanta since 2005. 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, a tiny suburb in the north of Braunschweig, a city in Lower Saxony, Germany. 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.

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.

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CHRISTINE MATHEWS - SECRETARY & LIBRARIAN

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 2 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 has a MS 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 is a board member since 2002.

 

NADINE VAUGHAN - TREASURER & VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR 
Nadine Vaughan grew up in Magdeburg, Sachsen-Anhalt and after her bank apprenticeship with Norddeutsche Landesbank 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., where she works as a Trade Finance Relationship Manager in the Global Banking Group. 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.

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

July 01, 2019

Registration 2019/20 school year

Registration for the new school year is still possible. Please use the link below to register and pay tuition.

September 07, 2019

Schulanfang / Welcome to the 2019/20 school year

The first day of school is 9/7/2019. We are excited for another great year of "Lernvergnügen". Classes start at 9:30 am and go until 12:00pm. Please arrive early to accommodate additional time needed to find your classroom.

September 07, 2019

Parent asembly

We would like to invite all parents to join us for our yearly parent assembly at 10:30am in the cafeteria. You will be able to meet the board and principal, ask your questions and learn about our plans/events for the new school year. Coffee and cookies will be served. 

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