Gabriele Schorn, Head of School
Gabriele Schorn is a very experienced teacher and school manager having worked in various public and private schools as well as in international schools abroad. She is a fully qualified grammar school /High school teacher: Her subjects are German, English and social studies. Gabriele has worked at an international school in the Netherlands for several years and at a community school in Venezuela being responsible of international project management. When coming back to Germany she became the head of the sixth form and later took over the function of the deputy Head at a big private school in Frankfurt. There she could also gain an insight into the pedagogical work in elementary and nursery school.
Alexander Thoms, Managing Director
Alexander Thoms has many years of commercial professional experience. After his apprenticeship at Siemens AG in Cologne, he took over tasks in commercial sales and controlling and most recently led business administration teams for global accounts for an international IT-provider. For several years, the family man has been volunteering as a firefighter in his home town.
Björn Walden, Regional Manager Rhein-Main-Neckar
Björn Walden has joined our team at Phorms Frankfurt in 2021. He combines the educational as well as the economic view of Phorms Education. In addition to a teaching degree with 1st and 2nd state examinations, Mr. Walden has also completed his degree in business administration. Before joining Phorms, he worked as a teacher and later as a school manager and commercial and pedagogical manager for various educational institutions.
Dr. Astrid Simon, Head of Primary School
Astrid Simon studied Romance Languages and did her PhD in Sports Science in Cologne after receiving her degree as PE teacher. After she moved to Singapore for 5 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. With the school year 2017/18 she has taken over the pedagogical school management as Head of Primary.
Lisbeth Varga, Head of Day Care Centre
Lisbeth Varga has gained several years of practical experience in the field of crèches and independent youth work, as well as additional training as a learning therapist. In recent years, Lisbeth Varga has been working as head of day care centre in Frankfurt and took over the management of PhorMinis Steinbach in April 2018.
Jutta Simon, Administration Manager
Jutta Simon studied economics with focus on tourism and travel management at the University of Applied Sciences in Worms. She worked in various roles at international airlines including as Sales and Marketing Manager on the passenger side, and last as Customer Service Manager of a cargo airline. As Administration Manager, she has been responsible for our school infrastructure and security issues since 2016.
Ashley Marie Burks, School Assistant
After finishing secondary school, she completed an apprenticeship as a retail saleswoman at a renowned jewellery company. Inspired by the diverse world of jewellery, she then attended the drawing academy in Hanau, where she graduated as a goldsmith. Throughout her apprenticeship, she worked with children during the holiday periods. The love for children and the contact with people induced her to re-orientate herself once again. Since mid May 2020 she has been part of the Front Office team at the Phorms Schule Frankfurt Taunus Campus.
Christina Kempf, School Assistant
Christina Kempf is a trained travel agent and worked in the corporate service of a well-known travel agency until the beginning of her parental leave. Afterwards she changed to the customer service of a leading manufacturer of scheduling systems. For the last 7 years she worked in the complaints department of a well-known tour operator. Since April 2020 she has been part of the Front Office team at Phorms Schule Frankfurt Taunus Campus. Here she is responsible for the organisation of the school office.