Leadership & Administration

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.

Anne-Marie Powell, Deputy Head of Primary

As a Primary Educator with 10 years of experience, Anne-Marie Powell has worked in both State and International school settings in Nottingham, London and Frankfurt. Throughout her diverse career, Anne-Marie has taught across the full Primary spectrum, from Reception to Grade 6.
Anne-Marie earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Primary Education from Nottingham Trent University with specializations in English Language, Holistic Learning, Sport and the Arts. She has a working knowledge of multiple curriculums, including the British National Curriculum, Primary Years Program and Cambridge International Curriculum.

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.