Student Services

Student Services

In accordance with our mission of empowering students for success in a global world, our student support team appreciates that all students learn differently and supports students in reaching their academic and emotional goals. Services available include college and career counseling, social/emotional counseling and special education support. Explore some of the many services, support systems, and pathways available to students at GISB. 

Meet the Student Services Team:

Health and Safety:

GISB Health TeamOur health team consists of Alicia Nurnberger, Director of Health and Wellness / School Nurse and Rachel Evans, School Nurse.

Alicia and Rachel work to promote the health and wellness of all students by providing day to day care in the school. They also oversee all public health requirements and are members of the GISB safety team. In addition, they provide health teaching in classes from Preschool to grade 12.

Our health office is located on the second floor of the Upper Campus and is opposite the reception desk at the Lower Campus.

Office hours:

Monday – Wednesday, 8:00 am – 2:30 pm:  Rachel Evans
Thursday & Friday, 8:00 am – 2:00 pm: Alicia Nurnberger

Visit the SNAP Health Portal.

Special Ed:

Fenja Wieneke, Special Education Teacher

Fenja creates a supported learning environment that provides specialized instruction for students with learning differences, such that the students benefit from the general education curriculum to the greatest extent possible when supported with supplemental aides, accommodations, and other needed supports. The special education teacher works with teachers and parents to plan and provide for appropriate learning experiences for students in grades one through twelve.  Contact her at

College and Career Counseling:

The college counselors at GISB help students and parents navigate the academically demanding path to American and European universities:

Becca Blackelari, College Counselor –
US, Europe, UK, Canada

Andrea Zahrte, Career Counselor — Germany

Becca provides individualized support to students and families as they plan for higher education. The counseling process is designed to provide specialized guidance through student meetings, group sessions, workshops, and visits from university representatives. During the college counseling process, students draw upon the reflective and analytical skills honed through their time at GISB to inform their college choices. Our global student body applies to colleges and universities around the world—our counselor has a wealth of knowledge regarding the different application systems from North America, Canada, Europe and beyond.

Contact Becca at

Andrea organizes Career Orientation Week for students in grade 9 and the Mentorship Program for students in grades 9-12, matching students with professionals in their interest area. She provides individualized support for students and families as they plan for higher education in Germany and organizes workshops and visits from German University representatives and specialists. Andrea is in regular contact with the network of counselors in the network of German International Schools in North America for exchange and collaboration. She also continuously compiles information for students in an online College and Career Orientation webspace.

Contact Andrea at

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