Jens van Laak
Middle School Coordinator, Head of Math Department, Math Teacher Grades 5,6,7, Class Teacher Grade 7, Educational Support and Mentor for Interns
I am a German native certified high school teacher with a 1st and 2nd state exam in Math and English.
Before moving to the USA in 2016, I worked at different schools in the elementary and high school levels in Australia and Scotland as well as a class teacher and the head of the math department at a high school in Germany.
During my time in the USA, I worked as a math teacher at a charter high school and middle school where I not only received a valuable insight into the American school system but also into teaching classes based on common core standards.
This is now my third year working at GSB and I have had many wonderful opportunities to teach diverse groups of students at all different levels as well as supporting the young learners develop into autonomous, responsible and successful individuals. My goal has always been to motivate my students in ascertaining their inner strength, abilities and the activities that truly inspire them.