Welcome to the ISR Kindergarten!
Kindergarten is an exciting time full of learning and fun! While kindergarten children are taught in English and have regular German classes, our bilingual/multilingual school environment offers our students the chance to be exposed to different cultures and languages, thus fostering cultural understanding and tolerance from an early age. We welcome you to be an active participant in your child’s classroom. We look forward to having a successful and productive kindergarten experience together.
We will learn many new songs and games together, put on our “working hats” during our reading and writing lessons, have fun developing our language and math skills, and be creative in our art lessons.
Our goal is to truly know your child well and use this knowledge to guide, support and motivate him or her. We believe that good teaching requires continual professional development, personal reflection and collaboration. We value parent involvement at every level and encourage you to partner with us to give your child the most powerful and joyous learning experience possible.
Meet Our Kindergarten Team
My name is Ms. Andrada. Many of the children know me as Ms. Dada.
I am the KG1 Classroom Assistant. I come from the Philippines and live in Schwelm with my husband. I love travelling and taking photos of my many adventures. I am also a qualified Nurse and attend to the children with my magic plasters when they need me. I really enjoy working in our wonderful kindergarten!
My name is Chantel Carolus and I am looking forward to be teaching your children this year. We will be having lots of fun while learning, playing and growing! I am from South Africa and have lived in the UK for 9 years. I have experience teaching children from ages 4 up to 11 years old. I love reading, travelling, cooking and most of all, spending time with my family.
My name is Elizabeth Duenas. This is my first year at ISR and in Germany and I am thrilled to be here. A little bit about myself, I am from sunny Southern California. I love to travel, learn about new cultures and languages. I was previously teaching in South Korea at a private and public school for almost 3 years. I love to teach. The children always amaze me and I am excited for what the school year will bring!
My name is Ms. Holländer and I live in Düsseldorf with my husband and our 1 year old son. I became part of the ISR family in 2013 and have enjoyed crossing the Rhine every day since then. Before joining ISR, I had long since discovered my passion for working with children and was a Kindergarten and Primary teacher.
Therefore, I am excited to be back in the Kindergarten working with all of the wonderful children and fantastic teachers as the Head of Kindergarten. I look forward to getting to know and help guide you and your children through this important new chapter in your lives.
Hello, my name is Ms. Lenz. I was born in Clayton, California, and moved to Düsseldorf in 2011. My favorite food is vegetables. My favorite color is green. I love to travel, read, sing, dance, cook and teach Kindergarten. In my classroom, your children will grow, learn, play and love.
Hello Parents! My name is Anna Ramirez. I’m excited to start a new year with our little ones. This is my second year here at ISR. I am from the United States, Maryland specifically. I am a fluent English and Spanish speaker. Before moving to Germany I was teaching in a private school in Washington D.C. Every child brings something unique to each classroom and I am excited to shine light on your children’s gifts!
My name is Jutta Schneider. For the past 12 years, I have lived in Neuss with my husband and my 14 year old son.
I have worked as a teacher in several German Kindergartens and have specialized in language development. During my time as a Kindergarten teacher, I have worked with gifted and talented children whom I have challenged academically.
In February 2016, I began working at ISR as a German teacher. I love working with Kindergarten children and their parents, helping them find their way through this big thing we call “life” and guiding them as they evolve into a unique and special person.
I am very excited to work at ISR and to be part of such an awesome team. I look forward to meeting all of our Kindergarten families and teaching your children German.