Management Team

Our work relies on qualified, highly motivated and experienced teaching staff. We employ German and English native speakers with varying educational biographies and experiences, especially where bilingual learning is concerned.

They all share excellent, in-depth training and enthusiasm for their profession and for working with children. All our teachers are familiar with the Phorms concept and regularly attend both internal and external professional development. This enables us to keep our educational approach at a consistently high level.

Andre Beinert, Head of School

Andre Beinert is a Mathematics and Physics teacher (TU Dortmund) and also has obtained a Master's degree in school management and quality development (CAU Kiel) as well as a Certificate of International School Leadership (PTC, London). He comes to Phorms Munich from Singapore, where he was previously Head of the German Section and Vice Principal of GESS for 12 years.

Patrizia von Möller, Managing Director

Patrizia von Möller has been part of the management team ever since the Phorms Campus Munich was founded in 2007/08. She studied International Economics at Passau University and at the European Economic Academy E.A.P in Paris, Oxford and Berlin. After she had obtained her diploma, she worked as project manager and Head of Administration at different companies in Germany and abroad.

Bastian Becker, Deputy Head of Secondary School

Bastian Becker has been at Phorms Gymnasium in Munich since 2013. After his studies in economics and geography in Bayreuth, he completed his Referendariat (teacher in training) in Altdorf near Nuremberg. During the two-year apprenticeship, he taught at high schools in Augsburg and Burghausen. 

Benjamin Bohn, Deputy Head of Secondary School

After graduating from high school, Ben Bohn first studied business engineering before discovering his passion for teaching and school. Then he studied English and Geography at the University of Augsburg and spent a year in Canada as part of his studies, where he worked as a ski instructor, among other things. He has been working for Phorms as a Gymnasium teacher since 2012 and has been the Upper School Coordinator since 2014.

Lilian Feninger, Head of Primary School

Lilian Feninger trained as a “European Teacher” at the College of Education in Freiburg, a course of studies focused on teaching at bilingual schools. While still at school, she spent a year in the United States and returned there to gain her first professional experience as an assistant teacher. Before being promoted to Deputy Head and later to Head of Primary School, she taught as class teacher at our Primary School for several years.

Katharina Schmelzle, Deputy Head of Primary School

I enjoy working at Phorms Primary School for a long time now. We are a great community with tight bonds, always supporting each other. In our intercultural environment, everyone can flourish and develop.

Sheryl Finkbone, Head of Crèche & Kindergarten

Sheryl Finkbone is originally from Chicago (USA). After completing bachelor degrees in Psychology and Political Science, she worked in an American Montessori kindergarten before travelling through Europe. Her experiences in Europe drew her to return the following year and she has called Munich home since 2000. She joined Phorms Munich in 2008 and has worked in the Kindergarten and Preschool groups, completed her Master’s degree in Education. In the kindergarten year 2018/2019 she took over the role as Head of Crèche & Kindergarten.

Dina Schoeller, Deputy Head of Crèche & Kindergarten

Dina Schoeller was born and raised in Munich. She has also lived in the United States for two years where she attended school as well as gaining first work experience. She holds a Bachelor Degree in pedagogy of the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich and has been working in the field of bilingual Early Years Education since 2012 . In January 2020 Ms. Schoeller joined PhorMinis taking over the role of the Deputy Head.