Jens van Laak

jens-optGrade 5 deputy class teacher, Grade 5 Biology/Geography/Ethik,
Grades 4/5 Math in English
jvanlaak@germanschoolbrooklyn.org

I am a German native certified High School Teacher with a 1st and 2nd state exam in Mathematics 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 Head 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 where I not only received a valuable insight into the American school system but also into teaching classes based on common core standards.
As an educator, I have had wonderful opportunities to teach diverse groups of students at all different levels and my goal has always been to motivate them in ascertaining their inner strength, abilities and the activities that truly inspire them.
I am more than excited to be apart of the GSB team and support the young learners develop into autonomous, responsible and successful individuals.

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