Gabriele Schorn, Head of School
Gabriele Schorn is a very experienced teacher and school manager having worked in various public and private schools as well as in international schools abroad. She is a fully qualified grammar school /High school teacher: Her subjects are German, English and social studies. Gabriele has worked at an international school in the Netherlands for several years and at a community school in Venezuela being responsible of international project management. When coming back to Germany she became the head of the sixth form and later took over the function of the deputy Head at a big private school in Frankfurt. There she could also gain an insight into the pedagogical work in elementary and nursery school.
Alexander Thoms, Managing Director
Alexander Thoms has many years of commercial professional experience. After his apprenticeship at Siemens AG in Cologne, he took over tasks in commercial sales and controlling and most recently led business administration teams for global accounts for an international IT-provider. For several years, the family man has been volunteering as a firefighter in his hometown.
Björn Walden, Regional Manager Rhein-Main-Neckar
Björn Walden has joined our team at Phorms Frankfurt in 2021. He combines the educational as well as the economic view of Phorms Education. In addition to a teaching degree with 1st and 2nd state examinations, Mr. Walden has also completed his degree in business administration. Before joining Phorms, he worked as a teacher and later as a school manager and commercial and pedagogical manager for various educational institutions.
Nickolas Praulins, Head of Primary School
Nickolas has had experience working across various geographies at both the Primary and vocational-education levels. He began his teaching career in Australia in 2006, and taught at schools in both Adelaide and Melbourne. In 2010, he moved to Johannesburg, South Africa, taking on Head of Grade, Director of Thinking Skills and Director of Marketing roles. While in South Africa, he also coordinated the development of a number of literacy and numeracy resources, endorsed by the South African Department of Basic Education, as well as authoring a weekly educational supplement for The Star national newspaper. In 2015, he moved to Frankfurt and was the Service Manager at Wall Street English before joining the Phorms staff in 2016. He has been the Head of Primary since September 2017.
Jutta Simon, Administration Manager
Jutta Simon studied economics with focus on tourism and travel management at the University of Applied Sciences in Worms. She worked in various roles at international airlines including as Sales and Marketing Manager on the passenger side, and last as Customer Service Manager of a cargo airline. As Administration Manager, she has been responsible for our school infrastructure and security issues since 2016.
Christina Brückner, School Assistant
As a trained hotel manageress, Christina Brückner worked for several years in the classical hotel and catering industry, including stays in other European and non-European countries. Since she returned to her beautiful home region in the Main-Kinzig district in 2006, she has worked for various companies in the Main metropolis in the business sector, including a major bank, an international commercial law firm and most recently for a professional association for personnel management. Since April 2020, she has been working as an assistant to the school management and is responsible for the organisation of the school office on the Frankfurt City campus.