Our Team

Our school is a big community where everyone helps each other, is friendly to each other and everyone counts with their strengths. With us, the children are encouraged in their abilities and grow beyond themselves. Montessori education places the children at the centre and enables them to learn in a self-determined way and to contribute their interests. Our dedicated educators accompany the children on this exciting journey and learn from them themselves every day.

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School principals

Jens Hoffmann

Jens Hoffmann

Headmaster

I prefer to spend my free time with my family and doing sports.

Montessori education still works unchanged after more than 100 years. Why? It starts with the elementary basic needs of children: to understand the world, to be able to move independently in it and to be taken seriously in this endeavour. I find that extremely appreciative. With each new school year and new children, new impulses come into the school. Therefore, despite all the educational standards, no two school years are the same. This inspires children and teachers alike and creates a unique, dynamic learning atmosphere.

j.hoffmann@montessori-schule-wiesbaden.de

Julia Schehl

Julia Schehl

Deputy Headmistress

I always have a good book ready for relaxing and dreaming.

Children don’t always want to be held and led by the hand, but they also want to be allowed to lead the way themselves. At other schools, I have seen children left behind and abandoned because their pace does not match the curriculum. With us, they flourish – each in a different colour and shape. My tip: You have to visit and experience us. The children show a self-reliance that impresses.

j.schehl@montessori-schule-wiesbaden.de

Maurice Khan

Maurice Khan

Deputy Headmaster

In my free time, I love to play basketball or meet up with friends and family.

Immediately after graduating from high school, I started an FSJ at our Monti and was immediately enthusiastic about our school. The way children learn here still fascinates me today. I am happy every day to be a part of this great staff and school community.

m.khan@montessori-schule-wiesbaden.de

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School management

Esther Sommer

Esther Sommer

Managing Director

The Monti is addictive… in my case, for over 20 years now.

I have been a mother here, a parent councilor, a school parent councilor, a volunteer and full-time board member, and now I am the full-time executive director at the Monti. All the positions I have held here so far help me keep my eyes on the school community and have taught me to change positions sometimes in favour of a different “view”.

My daughter was a Monti 20 years ago and when I see how she has developed, how she still studied for her Abitur according to Monti rules, how she goes through the world with the greatest self-understanding, I know that the Montessori School Wiesbaden was the best decision of the last 20 years and I do not regret a single day.

But when I’m not raving about the Monti, I’m sitting in my workshop, listening to audio books and making colourful glass beads with a gas burner and oxygen. Only these colours and the depth through 15 layers of glass are even better than the Monti….

e.sommer@montessori-schule-wiesbaden.de

0611 1842457

Violetta Fabische

Violetta Fabische

Assistant to the school and management

I like to be with family and friends.

But I can also enjoy being alone. Books, yoga and pilates are another leisure supplement for me. I really enjoy working at the Montessori School in Wiesbaden. There are great children here, their parents and a Monti team that supports each other. No two days are the same. It is nice to be a member of this community.

v.fabische@montessori-schule-wiesbaden.de

0611 1842457

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Our educators - committed and highly trained

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Azurite Group

Michaela Otterbach

Michaela Otterbach

Pedagogue Azurit Group

I like dogs and music from the 60s and 70s.

At our school, the children are given time to determine their own pace of learning as they grasp a material and make sense of it themselves. They get the guidance, they are responsible for the completion. As an educator, it is fun to see the joy in the children’s eyes when they have fully grasped the material and can then build on it.

m.otterbach@montessori-schule-wiesbaden.de

Sarah Burska

Sarah Burska

Educator Azurit Group

In my free time, I enjoy being in nature with my family and friends.

I love to travel and immerse myself in foreign cultures. I also like to move a lot. My favourite activities are yoga and cycling. What has always fascinated me about Montessori education is the unique learning environment and the position of the child as the master builder of himself. At our Montessori school, the children can learn at their own pace and have their own experiences, which allows the child’s personality to grow. I see our Montessori school as a large collective where people meet as equals and live together in a respectful and friendly manner.

s.burska@montessori-schule-wiesbaden.de

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Opal Group

Julia Schehl

Julia Schehl

Educator Opal Group

I always have a good book ready for relaxing and dreaming.

Children don’t always want to be held and led by the hand, but they also want to be allowed to lead the way themselves. At other schools, I have seen children left behind and abandoned because their pace does not match the curriculum. With us, they flourish – each in a different colour and shape. My tip: You have to visit and experience us. The children show a self-reliance that impresses.

j.schehl@montessori-schule-wiesbaden.de

Judith Illing

Judith Illing

Educator Opal Group

I like to explore new places in the world, with the help of books or in real life. I prefer to do this together with my daughter and/or friends. I also sing in the choir and enjoy playing board games.

When I first came to the Montessori school, I knew very little about the pedagogy. Over the years I have come to know and love it. Every child is seen with his or her strengths and weaknesses and is supported or challenged according to them. Everyone is allowed to be who they are. It is a pleasure to accompany the children on their learning path and to observe their progress. We are not a school like any other and that is (in my eyes) a good thing.

j.illing@montessori-schule-wiesbaden.de

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Amethyst Group

Susanne Bloos

Susanne Bloos

Educator Amethyst Group

I like to play Lego or board games with my kids. I love books, being outside in nature, but I also like going to the theatre.

Our Montessori school is a big community where everyone helps each other, is friendly to each other and everyone counts with their strengths. With us, the children are encouraged in their abilities and grow beyond themselves. The children learn very important things for life, such as how to learn independently, how to present their projects, and they can organise many learning contents according to their interests. I also learn a lot from the children every day, for example, giving them time for their development and trusting that they know the right way for themselves.

s.bloos@montessori-schule-wiesbaden.de

Margret Steinbrecher-Böger

Margret Steinbrecher-Böger

PĂ€dagogin Amethyst-Gruppe

I love to be out and about in nature. Preferably in, near or under water.

Montessori education puts the children at the centre. They set the direction. Again and again I am surprised by their curiosity, their thirst for knowledge and their – for us adults – often different point of view. And because they decide for themselves what they learn, how long they occupy themselves with a subject and with whom they do so, the children practise very early on how to use and manage their time sensibly.

m.steinbrecher-boeger@montessori-schule-wiesbaden.de

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Montinis

Sabrina Hohm

Sabrina Hohm

Pedagogue Montinis

In my spare time, I enjoy dancing and spending time with my family and friends.

The Montini groups are an affair of my heart. It is an honour for me to be able to set up, develop and accompany this group from the very beginning. Being able to accompany the youngest children of the school as they grow gives me joy every day. Seeing them discover things and marvel at themselves again and again makes me radiate. In my opinion, Montessori education is the most child-oriented education there is. The children are encouraged to listen to their intrinsic motivation.

s.hohm@montessori-schule-wiesbaden.de

Maria Jaberg

Maria Jaberg

Pedagogue Montinis

When I have time off, I enjoy listening to audio books and meeting my friends and family.
What fascinates me about Montessori education is that the children’s individuality is given a place through free work.
is given a place. I believe that every child has many abilities that can be developed in the Montessori school environment.
developed in the Montessori school environment. I very much appreciate the fact that
the working atmosphere is characterised by mutual appreciation due to the diversity of the children,
the joy of discovery and trust in their own independence.

m.jaberg@montessori-schule-wiesbaden.de

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Our subject teachers

Anil Pausewang

Anil Pausewang

ErlebnispÀdagogik

Not only in school, but also in my free time I move a lot.

I am an experiential educator and I think it’s good that at Monti we also promote the social and emotional intelligence of our children. This includes strengthening self-esteem, experiencing limits and, of course, having a lot of fun with a pinch of adventure. For myself, it is always nice to see how much respect and appreciation the children give each other and how this feeling is carried over into everyday life and the community of our school.

a.pausewang@montessori-schule-wiesbaden.de

Nicole Albus

Nicole Albus

Music lessons

Because music strikes our innermost nerve, there is something repulsive or magical about it. But when the magic reaches every cell of our body, our whole body vibrates and we dance and sing and are happy. This happiness does not even require a language and does not ask for nationality, it is simply contagious!

My concern is to share this enthusiasm for music. This requires some instructions, musical parameters and music-historical background, so that contexts can be understood and used purposefully by oneself. This phenomenon corresponds to the Montessori pedagogy.

n.albus@montessori-schule-wiesbaden.de

Nadine Bug

Nadine Bug

Sportunterricht

Life is like riding a bike. You have to keep moving to keep your balance.

This quote by Albert Einstein describes me pretty well. Without movement in my life, there would be no balance for me. Likewise, I always find it exciting to take on new challenges and grow from them. For me, exercise and sport are associated with great joy, physical and mental balance, as well as an opportunity to get in touch with people. In my private life, I like to share this with my family, both when travelling and at home. Through the sports department at our school, I am fortunate to be able to pass on this joy of movement, the playful learning of new physical skills and thereby the strengthening of individual social skills to our students.

n.bug@montessori-schule-wiesbaden.de