Our Leadership Team | Phorms Frankfurt Taunus

    A good school needs excellent teachers to create a positive learning environment. This is what we focus on.

    Julia, Backhaus, Managing Director

    Julia Backhaus studied communications, law and politics at the Technical University Dresden. Afterwards, she worked as account manager for a brand consulting firm. Julia Backhaus joined Phorms in the beginning of 2010.

    Michael Gehrig, Head of School Frankfurt

    Michael Gehrig studied English/American Studies, Politics and Education in Mainz and Texas. He has taught English, History, Politics and Business Studies and has been head of the Anna Schmidt School in Frankfurt/Main. Alongside his work as a teacher, he was responsible for the international activities within the scope of the UNESCO Project School Programme.

    Gabi Sistig, Business Manager

    Gabi Sistig studied English and French at the Faculty of Applied Linguistics and Cultural Sciences of the University Mainz in Germersheim as well as Business Administration at the Open University Hagen. For many years, she had leading positions in the financial administration of projects of the German development cooperation in Germany as well as abroad. She joined Phorms Frankfurt in 2015.

    Colin Mortensen, Dep. Head of School, Head of Primary School and Reception

    Colin Mortensen holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Hispanic Studies and a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education. He is in the final stages of his Doctoral Degree in Educational Leadership. He worked in the United States, Spain and Jordan before joining Phorms Frankfurt as the Head of Primary and Reception in 2014. He has since been promoted to the Deputy Head of Whole School position.

    Dr. Astrid Simon, Dep. Head of Primary School

    Astrid Simon studied Romance Languages in Cologne and did her PhD in Sports Science after receiving her degree as PE teacher. After having worked as a lecturer and scientist at the German Sports University in Cologne she moved to Singapore for five years. She joined Phorms Frankfurt Taunus Campus in May 2012 as Sports Coordinator and Sports teacher and was promoted to the Deputy Head of Primary position in 2014.

    Jessica Millard, Dep. Head of Secondary School

    Jessica Millard studied mathematics, actuarial science and education in Canada. She taught in England before coming to Phorms Frankfurt. Jessica has been a teacher at Phorms since 2013, where she has taught mathematics. She has been the Deputy Head of Secondary since August 2016.

    Romina Würz, Acting Head of Day Care Centre



    Gregory Trueman, Extra Curricular Coordinator

    Gregory Trueman hails from both England and America. He attended Longwood University in Virginia and graduated with a Bachelors degree in History with a minor in Criminal Justice. Having worked in the hospitality industry for almost 10 years, he likes to bring people smiles and great customer service, and is most happy when you’re happy! Apart from working at Phorms and making children laugh, he also works as a part time professional tour guide of Frankfurt.