Paul Baia

Facilities Manager
617-783-2600 x21

Becca Blackelari

College and Career Counselor
Becca has a career background in university admission and and has chosen to move to the high school side as she is more interested in the students' Journey. She speaks English, Spanish, and ASL, and was born and raised in Boston where her family owns a local bakery. You'll often find her there when not at school.

Charlotte Cane

Director of Co-Curricular Programs
617-783-2600 x16
Charlotte studied History with a minor in German Language at Boston University. She has been part of GISB since 2010 and coordinates the After School Programs (ASP), Ski Week and vacation camps.

Daniela Di Candia

Operations / IT Specialist
617-783-2600 x10
Daniela was born in Bari, Italy. She holds a degree in translation from SSLMIT, University of Bologna and led a translation agency for 11 years in Germany. She also has extensive experience in IT. Daniela has three children at GISB since 2010. She speaks Italian, German, English, and Spanish and loves to travel!

Anna-Maria Esch

Communications/Marketing Manager
617-783-2600 x18
Anna-Maria is from Bavaria and studied Communication Science at the University of Salzburg. During and after her master studies, she worked as a PR consultant and journalist until she moved to Boston in 2018. In her free time she enjoys exploring Boston's nature and cafes, as well as writing, yoga, and meeting new people.

Marion Goodwin

Director of Admission & Enrollment
617-783-2600 x12
Marion holds a degree in English and Journalism from Pine Manor College in Brookline, MA. She is German and has lived in the US for nearly 20 years. Her background is in education management, and she also has experience in preschool and international exchange programming. She has been with GISB since 2014.

Sara Kagey

Human Resources Manager
617-783-2600 x14
Sara is originally from Boston and has lived and studied in Germany, Costa Rica and Spain. She has a J.D. from Washington College of Law and before moving to Germany, worked as a Legislative Aide on Capitol Hill. When she isn't at GISB, you can find her hiking, biking or traveling. She speaks English, Spanish and German.

Antonia Kenney

Director of International Student Programs
617-783-2600 x20
Antonia was born in Germany where she studied banking before moving to the US in 2002. She developed GISB’s After School and Camp programs and now runs the International Student Program. Antonia is known for welcoming international students and for her extensive Thanksgiving Table. She has been at GISB since 2008.

Nadja Key

Representative of the Board
617-783-2600 x19
Nadja has lived in Germany where she earned a Master’s degree in Communication and Media Sciences from the University of Leipzig. She also studied in New Zealand and worked in England. Before she came to the US in 2018, she gained experience in PR and internal communications. At GISB, she supports the Board of Trustees.

Sarah Lecher Feinberg

Office Manager Lower Campus
Sarah is a professional translator with a degree from the University of Heidelberg. She has lived in Germany, Zambia, Ethiopia, Namibia, Sweden, and now the United States since 2005. She is the Office Manager for our Lower Campus, and has three children who attend GISB.

Filippo Nardin

IT Coordinator
617-783-2600 x11
Filippo was born in South Tyrol, Italy and lived in Munich for ten years. He grew up speaking Italian and German and has lived in Boston since 1996. In addition to his role as IT Coordinator, Filippo is a GISB parent, has served on the Board of Trustees, and teaches Robotics in the After School Program.

Alicia Nurnberger

School Nurse
617-783-2600 x15
Alicia speaks English, German and Afrikaans. Having grown up in South Africa, she moved to England where she became an RN. She also lived in Berlin, Germany but now considers the US her home. She has been with GISB since 2011.

Matthias Radke

Assistant Head of School
Matthias served as Assistant Head of School for two years, and as the Interim Head of School for one year. He previously worked as a Trade Specialist at the US Consulate in Hamburg and taught in Germany. Prior to GISB, he spent a year with his family traveling in North and Central America on sabbatical.

Paula Spencer

Interim Head of Administration
Director of Finance
617-783-2600 x13
Paula Spencer manages financial operations at the School and is originally from the Midwest. She moved to the Boston area to complete graduate studies and never left, working in the financial sector before joining GISB. Paula has lived and worked in Germany, Austria, and Japan, and speaks German.

Holger Wirtz

Head of School
Holger is from Germany and studied at the University of Bonn, University of Wales / College of Cardiff and Münster University. He holds a degree in English and Theology. Before joining GISB he was Assistant Head of School and Head of School at a Gymnasium outside Hannover. Holger has three sons and loves outdoor sports.