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.

Kathrin Volkmann, Deputy Head of Secondary School

Kathrin Volkmann worked as a German and English teacher at secondary schools in Magdeburg, Meißen and Dresden. While assigned to the International School for Holocaust Studies in Yad Vashem, Jerusalem, she developed learning materials and workshops. Before joining Phorms, she was Deputy Head at the all-day “Sinai” primary school in Munich.

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.

Lauren Winkler, Deputy Head, Primary School

Lauren Winkler obtained a Bachelor of Music Therapy in Ontario, Canada. After working as a music therapist for several years, she moved to Glasgow, Scotland to complete her Post Graduate Diploma in Primary Education. She began working at Phorms Munich in 2012 as a Teaching Assistant before taking on the role of the Music Teacher. She then began working as a classroom Teacher while working on her Masters of Education. Lauren is looking forward to her new role as the Deputy Head of the Primary School, and learning another realm of Phorms Education.

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.