Jana Stölting, Head of School
Jana Stölting studied German and History at the Free University of Berlin. After working for several years as a high school teacher at an independent school on the outskirts of Berlin, she moved with her family to South Africa in 2005 and taught at the German International School in Johannesburg. After successfully completing her Master's degree in School Management, she was appointed Pedagogical Director of the school in 2011. In January 2019, she took over the management of the Phorms Campus Berlin Mitte as Head of School.
Derek Llewellyn, Head of Primary School
Derek Llewellyn grew up near Birmingham in England and has been a teacher for 25 years. He studied at Middlesex University, London as an undergraduate and has an MSc in Computing and Learning Technology from Birkbeck College, London University. He has been an educational writer for the Open University in the UK as well as an international schools inspector. He has been a Head Teacher in London as well as the founding Head Teacher for an international school in Yangon, Myanmar. He joined Phorms Berlin Mitte as Head of Primary in February 2017.
Britta Borchert, Deputy Head of Primary School
Britta Borchert grew up in Germany and Canada. She studied German, History, English and education at Queen’s University and Lakehead University in Ontario and at Philipps University in Marburg an der Lahn. In 2008, she joined the Phorms team in Berlin Mitte and has been deputy head of the primary school since 2011.
J. Johanna Richter, Head of Nursery
J. Johanna Richter completed her studying to be an Educator at the Pestalozzi-Fröbel-Haus. During this time she gained experience in the nursery, also in the inpatient sector (hospital) and, thanks to a scholarship, was able to work one semester in Oslo, Norway, as an integration pedagogue. She then completed further training as a teacher for integration and completed a training as a social administrator in 2016. Since June 2019 she has been in charge of the Kindergarten.
Graham Kelly, Deputy Head of Nursery
Graham Kelly is from Ireland. He moved to Berlin in 2007, leaving behind the hospitality industry. He took an intensive German course for six months, before moving into an English based educational field. He has been at Phorms-Mitte since 2011, when he joined in the role of a Native English speaker. He studied to be an Educator between 2012-2015, while also taking on the part-time role as Deputy Head of the Kindergarten. This is now a permanent role.
Christian Heine, Managing Director
Christian Heine read Business Studies (MSc) at the Fachhochschule Hannover and Southern Illinois University St. Louis. From 2009 onwards he worked in the Finance & Controlling department of Phorms Holding SE and supported the development of the Phorms schools. In December 2013 he became the Business Manager for the Berlin Phorms schools.
Pia Moutsinga, Admissions Counsellor
Pia Moutsinga grew up in Berlin where she completed her professional training as tax consultant and worked as a volunteer for the Sportjugend Berlin. She was one of the first Phorms employees who joined the inauguration of Campus Berlin Mitte. Her first position at Phorms was assistant of the School Administration.