In collaboration with the Head of School and with the support of the Consul General, the School’s seven-member Board establishes strategic priorities to further the mission of empowering students for success in a global world.
The Board is also responsible for fiscal oversight, management of the School’s assets, and support of fundraising activities. Each year, the School is audited by a certified public accountant; the results are reported during the Annual Meeting of the Members and Board election in the fall.
Current members of the Board of Trustees:
- Dr. Stefan G. Tullius, Chairman and President
- Alec Hugo, Treasurer
- Dr. Thomas Posever, Secretary
- Dr. Johannes Frühauf
- Skadi Gidionsen
- Jens Meyer
- Randa Shedid
Dr. Bodo Reinisch, Chair
Professor Emeritus, University of Massachusetts Lowell
Co-Founder and founding Treasurer; Chairman & President, 2009 – 2013
Member of the Board of Trustees, 2000 – 2002 and 2008 – 2013
Mr. Ernst Richard Matthiensen
Co-Founder and founding Chairman & President
Member of the Board of Trustees, 2000-2006
Mrs. Ann Fissler
Member of the Board of Trustees, 2001 – 2005
Dr. Guido Goldman
Director Emeritus of the Study of Germany and Europe, Harvard University
Co-Chair of the German Marshall Fund of the United States
Dr. Marietta Lutze Sackler
Co-owner of Dr. Kade Pharmazeutische Fabrik GmbH, Berlin
Dr. John Silber, In Memoriam
President Emeritus, Boston University
GISB is a non-profit membership corporation under Massachusetts law. This means that the organization is governed by a Board of Trustees, elected by the School’s members. Members of German International School Boston are informed about and have a voice in the governance of the School.
All current parents/guardians are strongly encouraged to become members of the corporation and participate in Board elections: it is simple and free to complete a membership application. Membership fees are waived for parents/guardians of current students. To submit an application for membership in order to attend the next Annual Meeting of the Members & Board Election, please email Megan Wells, Head of Administration, at firstname.lastname@example.org.