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Chris Hanna

Chris Hanna

Head Of School

Mr. Hanna holds a M.ED. degree in educational administration from Kent State University, USA, and teaching certification in earth science, German and special education.  Raised in international settings and after having completed higher education in the United States, he taught in Ohio prior to returning overseas to accept teaching and administrative positions.  Involved also in the school accreditation process with various state accrediting agencies, he has served as head of school in Germany, Taiwan and most recently Turkey, prior to coming to Denmark.

Lars Hansen

Lars Hansen

Business Manager

Lars has been working with admin, economy and management in smaller organisations based on ideas, for example Schools, sports association and housing associations since 1985.  Before that he graduated from Handelshøjskolen in Aarhus – now: Aarhus BSS.”

 
Kathryn Templeman

Kathryn Templeman

Middle School Principal and International Baccalaureate (IB) MYP Coordinator

Kathryn has a Master's degree in Performance and is in the process of completing a Master's in Educational Leadership from Bath University. She is a musician and a UK qualified Performing Arts teacher. She has experience as an MYP Performing Arts teacher in China and the UK and has performed here in Aarhus with the Aarhus Symphony Orchestra and BaroqueAros. At AAGE she teachers music in MYP as well as being the MYP Coordinator and Head of Middle School, responsible for the academic and social well-being of all the MYP students. In addition Kathryn also works for the IBO, as a school visitor, workshop leader and MYP examiner.
 

Megan Moran Behnke

Megan Moran Behnke

International Baccalaureate (IB) PYP Coordinator / School Counsellor (Currently on maternity leave)
Megan is an educated primary school teacher who joined AAGE in 2013 after moving to Denmark from the United States of America.  Megan has been a classroom teacher at AAGE in both PYP4 and PYP5, and she has taught Danish C. She also holds a Master's Degree in school counselling and has experience working with students of all ages.  Megan has served as AAGE's part-time School Counsellor since the 2014-2015 school year and has been working with all stakeholders to better support students in their academic, career, personal/social and global perspective development. Megan also serves as the PYP Coordinator, helping to develop curriculum and helping teachers strengthen their knowledge and skills to ensure that the programme is implemented according to IB standards and practices.
 
Ane Charlotte Vest

Ane Charlotte Vest

Administrator/Børnehaveleder for Early Years/Kindergarten

Charlotte has a Master's degree in clinical counselling from Johns Hopkins University, USA and a teaching degree from DK. After 16 years in Washington DC, she returned to DK in 2012. With 25+ years of experience within the fields of Education, Counselling/Therapy, Special Education, Program Development and Project Development, she will support and help develop the AAGE School Counselling Department to ensure that all AAGE students learn, thrive and grow.

Henny Bak

Henny Bak

School Secretary

Henny Bak, the administrative assistant at AAGE’s main office at the Dalgas campus, joined the school in August 2016. Henny has served as a school secretary within the Danish public school system and brings with her a wealth of experience and knowledge. Happy to be a grandmother, she also enjoys being around the students and helping them in times of need.

 

Susanne Anesen

Susanne Anesen

Book Keeper

Susanne Anesen is the financial accountant at the Dalgas main office who supports the business manager. A previous resident of Samsø, working as an administrative assistant, Susanne returned to her hometown of Aarhus in 2002 and joined AAGE in 2015.

Vanessa Kewan

Vanessa Kewan

Class Teacher in PYP 1

Vanessa is originally from Perth, Australia. She has a Bachelor of Social Sciences (History), Master of Teaching (Primary) and Cambridge Certificate in English Language Teaching. She has taught students (4-12 years of age) in primary schools in Australia. Vanessa teaches and 3-4 year old children in PYP 2b, covering literacy, maths, our unit of inquiry and many other fun activities at page's kindergarten.

Sander Gerardus David Crull

Sander Gerardus David Crull

Teaching Assistant in PYP 1

Sander is from The Netherlands and has been at the school since August 2013. He has a degree as a 'social cultural worker' and has experience with many different target groups in both Denmark and other foreign countries (Spain & The Netherlands). He is supporting the classroom teacher of PYP1 and helps the children in their education.

Jessica Thiemann

Jessica Thiemann

Class Teacher in PYP 1/2

Jessica is originally from Berlin, Germany. She studied Early Childhood Education in Kiel, Germany and started working for AAGE in January 2015. Previous to working at AAGE, Jessica has worked in the Early Years program in the USA and in Germany. Currently Jessica is in the position of Teaching Assistant in the PYP 2A Bumblebee class and really enjoys her role. Jessica has a passion for travel and culture and feels that working for AAGE which offers an international environment enables her to experience and learn from children and parents coming from all over the world.

Elizabeth Rose Mayne

Elizabeth Rose Mayne

Teaching Assistant in PYP 1/2

Elizabeth is originally from Kent in England but moved to Denmark in 2014, she lives in Aarhus with her Danish husband and their son Jaxson. She has been working at AAGE since June 2014 and is now a teaching assistant in the PYP 1/2 class. Elizabeth studied at the University of Kent in Canterbury and graduated with a joint honours degree in English and American Literature and English Language.

Amanda Dufke

Amanda Dufke

Class Teacher in PYP 2

Ms Amanda Dufke is originally from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  She holds a Bachelor's degree in Primary Education and has been teaching Early Years for 11 years both in international and private schools. Amanda has been with AAGE since she moved to Denmark in January 2014, and is excited to teach the PYP 2A - Dinosaur Class this academic year.

Alvaro Martinez

Alvaro Martinez

Teaching Assistant in PYP 2

Alvaro is originally from the Canary Islands in Spain. He holds a Bachelor’s in Biology, a Master’s in Science Education and an ELE certificate –teaching Spanish as a second language. He has worked as an educator in diverse settings, from National Parks in the USA to independent schools. He has started working as a teacher assistant in PYP2 where he loves to bring his passions –nature, art and music- to the classroom.

Emilie Zelander

Emilie Zelander

Class Teacher in PYP 3

Emilie is originally from Sweden but has lived in Alicante, Spain and Johannesburg, South Africa and relocated to Aarhus in August 2014. She has a Master of Arts in Education, qualified in Swedish, English, Math and History. Emilie has experience from an IB school in Sweden, teaching PYP 2 and 4. This year Emilie is very excited to teach PYP 3.
 

Sam Evans

Sam Evans

Teaching Assistant in PYP 3

Sam has worked for the school for over two years, starting off working with  ASA he is now the PYP teaching assistant. Sam holds a Bachelor degree in Global Health and Nutrition.  Originally from the North West of England he has now lived in Denmark for nine years with his Danish girlfriend and two children. Prior to moving to Denmark Sam has spent time working in the French Alpes for a large travel firm. 

Nicola Woodvine

Nicola Woodvine

Class Teacher in PYP 4a

Nicola is originally from South Africa, but has lived, studied and worked extensively around the world. She holds a B.A. degree in History, English Literature and History of Art and is a certified Montessori Directress (ages 3-9 years). She has worked as an Early Years educator in the UK and China, and has taught at the primary level (6-9 years) in the United States and Thailand. Nicola joined AAGE in 2011. She is the PYP 4 teacher.

Becky Rasmussen

Becky Rasmussen

Teaching Assistant in PYP 4

Becky is originally from the UK and moved to Denmark in 2001. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and History as well as a postgraduate qualification in journalism. She has two children with her Danish husband and has experience of teaching English as a foreign language to children and adults. Becky has previously worked at AAGE writing the school's newsletter.

Laura Tontsch

Laura Tontsch

Class Teacher in PYP 4b

Laura is an American who has recently relocated to Denmark from Pennsylvania. Laura holds a B.A. degree in English and a Master’s in Elementary Education from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania.  She also holds a certificate for teaching ESL (English as a Second Language). She has worked as a kindergarten teacher in Arlington, Virginia for three years and in Ashburn, Virginia for one year. 

Margaret Kristensen

Margaret Kristensen

International Baccalaureate (IB) PYP Coordinator (Maternity cover)

Margaret is Irish and has a Bachelor of Education degree from Trinity College Dublin. She has over 24 years teaching experience in Ireland, Australia and Denmark. Margaret is the Homeroom Teacher in the PYP 5 class.

Kendra Kadam

Kendra Kadam

Class Teacher in PYP 5/6

Kendra Kadam is originally from Southern California. She earned a B.A. degree in Global and International Studies from the University of California at Santa Barbara and a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential and Master of Arts in Teaching Reading from the University of San Francisco. She is also TEFL certified and has recently completed professional development through San Diego State University in the areas of technology, supporting special needs students, and supporting English Learners. Kendra has many years of experience working with children in education, from teaching English in Nicaragua to teaching in public elementary schools in California. Kendra enjoys teaching yoga, swimming, traveling, and being in nature. She is currently the homeroom teacher in PYP 5/6, integrating Math, Literacy, and the Units of Inquiry.

Cree Snyder Schmidt

Cree Snyder Schmidt

Class Teacher for PYP 6

Cree is from New York City in the US. She has a BA in English Literature from Binghamton University and a M.Ed from Lesley University in Cambridge, MA where she specialised in Special Education. Cree has been teaching at international schools since 2006. At AAGE she is the homeroom teacher for PYP 6.
 

Eddie Murray

Eddie Murray

Class Teacher for PYP 7

Eddie is in his 4th year at AAGE, teaching from PYP 5 to PYP 7 in that time period. He has a Master's in Journalism from Griffith University in Queensland, Australia and has his teaching certificate from the University of Nottingham in England. His Undergraduate Degree was earned from Ursinus College in Pennsylvania. Eddie lives in Denmark with his wife, Iben and 2 daughter's  He is a certified personal trainer and movement specialist.  Eddie enjoys travelling, watching baseball and NFL football.

Jon Bettger

Jon Bettger

Class Teacher for PYP 8

Jonathan Bettger is Canadian and has a teacher’s degree from the University of Toronto. He has worked as a teacher in Canada, South Korea and has taught in Denmark since 2003. At AAGE, Jonathan works as homeroom teacher for the PYP 8 class in the subjects of Literacy, Math and Unit of Inquiry. Jon's experience includes the International Baccalaureate and the International Primary and Cambridge curriculums. In addition to his experience with core subjects, his teaching background also includes Physical Education, Music and English as an additional language. 

Holly Chabowski

Holly Chabowski

Class Teacher in MYP 1 and PHE Teacher for MYP

Holly is an experienced and broadly qualified Physical and Health Education Teacher. Graduating from Loughborough University in 2005 with a first class degree in Sports Science, Holly trained as a teacher in London, England, and continued working in the city for a further seven years as a PHE teacher and Head of Department. Now in Denmark Holly plays a key role in promoting sports and physical activity throughout Aarhus, as the Middle Years Programme PHE teacher at AAGE. She also is a fitness instructor with Stay Active, and an active member of Kralupy Football Club and Aarhus Crossfit. This academic year Holly is also the homeroom teacher for MYP 1. In her free time Holly has a passion for urban planning, and advocates walking and cycling and other other forms of active transport through volunteering and campaigning.

Violeta Nitu

Violeta Nitu

Class Teacher in MYP 2 and Science Teacher for MYP

I have a Bachelor degree in teaching from VIA University College Aarhus. My teaching subjects are Physics/Chemistry, Mathematics, English and History. I also have courses in Chemistry Engineering from the Engineering School in Aarhus. I have worked as a teacher in public Danish schools for a few years. Before coming to Denmark, I was an English teacher in Romania

Kelly Draper

Kelly Draper

Class Teacher for MYP 4b, MYP Science Teacher and Science coordinator

Kelly is originally from the UK and moved to Denmark in 2008. She has a Master's in Astrophysics from Cardiff University and qualified as a teacher from Swansea University in 2004. She has many years of experience of teaching science in schools in the UK, a Danish folkeskole and here at AAGE

 
Charlotte Carr Nørgård

Charlotte Carr Nørgård

Class Teacher in MYP 3, and MYP Individuals & Societies Teacher

Charlotte has a degree in Geography and a PGCE from the Institution of Education, London. She worked in an English Secondary School before coming to AAGE. At AAGE, Charlotte teaches Individuals and Societies to all MYP classes. She is the MYP 3 Homeroom teacher, oversees the MYP Projects and is the Action and Service Coordinator.

Elizabeth Kenniston

Elizabeth Kenniston

Class teacher in MYP4 & English Language & Literature Teacher MYP

Elizabeth is a certified secondary teacher from the United States, who holds a B.A. in English Language and Literature and a minor in Dance. Prior to beginning her teaching career, she worked in Arts Management in the Washington, D.C. area. Before coming to AAGE, Elizabeth taught for several years at a private, IB World School near Baltimore, MD. Elizabeth has also recently earned her M.A.T. in Secondary English Education.

Gene Aidam

Gene Aidam

Class Teacher in MYP 5 and French & English Acquisition Teacher

Gene Aidam comes to us from London with a Bachelor's degree in French and Management Studies. He has taught French in London for 11 years where he was Head of Languages in two consecutive schools. Gene is passionate about teaching and is always looking for new ways to make language learning exciting and relevant for young people.

Tobias Jacoksen

Tobias Jacoksen

Danish Teacher for PYP & MYP
Tobias has a Bachelor's degree in teaching from VIA University in Aarhus. He has experience in football coaching positions in Denmark as well as for Nike in the US. Tobias has been a part of AAGE since the opening in November 2011. At AAGE Tobias teaches Danish in PYP and MYP.
Sidsel Damsgaard Hansen

Sidsel Damsgaard Hansen

Danish Teacher for PYP & MYP

Sidsel has a teaching degree/Bachelor of Education from VIA University College. She has previously worked six years in a public school in Aarhus and one year in a small Danish school in Uganda. Sidsel is qualified to teach Danish, Visual Arts and Music and at AAGE she teaches Danish A and B.

Morten Kidde

Morten Kidde

Danish Teacher in PYP & MYP
Morten is Danish and has a Bachelor’s degree in teaching from VIA University in Silkeborg. Morten also holds two Master’s degrees respectively in Philosophy of Education (Aarhus University) and International Education with Specialization in ESL (Endicott College, US).
Before joining AAGE in 2017 Morten taught at an International IB school in China. At AAGE, he teaches EAL, Danish A and Danish C in PYP.
Britt Nissen

Britt Nissen

Danish/German Teacher for PYP and MYP

Britt is from Denmark and she has a Bachelor’s Degree of teaching from VIA University College in Silkeborg. Britt has previously taught English, German and social studies for 6 years in a public school close to Aarhus. Britt also has teaching experience from an IB school in Poznan, Poland, where she for 3,5 years taught Danish as a mother tongue.

Britt teaches Danish, C, and German from the end of March, 2017, till February, 2018

Fabienne Pauly-Tanski

Fabienne Pauly-Tanski

MYP Performing Arts Teacher/MYP German

Fabienne has a Master's degree in Theatre - Film and Media Science. She was educated in Germany and Wales. For four years Fabienne has given theatre workshops for children and teenagers from all over the world and of different ages. She has directed different theatre pieces with children and has also acted for children herself. At AAGE she is teaching MYP German and Drama

James Jefferys

James Jefferys

Teacher of Music PYP/MYP, ASA Coordinator

James is from Kent, England and holds a BA in Film, Radio & Television from Canterbury Christ Church University; he has worked with children from nursery to secondary level and with young adults at Danish Højskole level.  As a singer-songwriter he has written more than twenty albums and made more with his bands. James has worked as an actor, photographer, and music performer and plays football, reads and writes in his spare time.

 

 

Sarah Burvill

Sarah Burvill

Performing Arts teacher for PYP
Sarah comes from UK and has been living in Denmark since 2013. She has many years experience working in special needs and music, and is qualified to teach English as a second language. Sarah has a degree in Psychology and a Masters in Disability Studies and is currently training as a Dalcroze Eurythmics Music teacher.
Sarah has worked at AAGE since 2014 and loves to share her passion for music with the PYP students.
Tom Wade

Tom Wade

PSPE Teacher PYP 4-8

Tom is originally from the Isle of Wight, England and holds a bachelor's degree in Strength and Condition Science and Master's degree in Kinesiology. Tom has 10 years experience working in primary schools as a sports coach and after-school instructor.  Tom has also been a professional long distance runner competing for Great Britain.

 
 
Faith Kumaraswamy

Faith Kumaraswamy

PYP Visual Arts Teacher

Faith is a native of Sri-Lanka, and has lived in Denmark for 20 years. She holds a Certificate of Teachers Education from the University College Nordjylland, Denmark. She has 30 years of teaching experience. Her background consists of international experience from working with and in many different cultures, such as in Sri-Lanka, India, Canada, Germany and Denmark

Gael Reihana

Gael Reihana

Visual Arts and Design teacher and English B teacher for MYP

Gael specialised in Arts, English and Danish for her Teachers Education at the University College of Aarhus. She has experience working within Visual Arts in both Denmark and her home country New Zealand. Gael is the Visual Arts teacher for MYP students at AAGE. She also teaches EAL.
 

Jon Cummins

Jon Cummins

MYP Mathematics Teacher

Jon has a first class degree in Statistics and Mathematics and a PGCE in Mathematics, both gained in the United Kingdom. He has experience both in the British and Danish state school systems, having taught in London for the first eight years of his career and then in Fredericia for the following twelve. One of the highlights of his time in Denmark was to teach a lesson in front of the Queen during her 2008 visit to Fredericia.

Alexandra Andersson

Alexandra Andersson

ASA Instructor

Alexandra is originally from the Netherlands. She moved to Aarhus in 2013 to take her Master´s degree in Linguistics at Aarhus University. Alexandra has a lot of experience working with children, varying from entertainment to tutoring. She has been with AAGE since 2014 when she started her internship at the school. Currently she is doing one-on-one support in PYP 4a as well as she is an instructor in ASA.