Founders of the German School Brooklyn

German School Brooklyn staffKathrin Nagle
Head of School, German School Brooklyn

After studying law at LMU Munich, Germany, Kathrin moved to the US in 2008. Prior to her work for the German School Brooklyn, Kathrin worked in the political department of the German Mission to the UN and served at the German Consulate General in New York. She and her husband Michael Nagle, an American photojournalist, live in Brooklyn with their son Liam.



FullSizeRender (1)Muriel Plag
Educational Consultant, German School Brooklyn

Since 2013, Muriel has been the Executive Officer for Global Education for Schulexpert. She was instrumental in establishing the first International German School in Luxor, Egypt, and has been the principal at the German recognized schools Europa Schule Kairo and German School Hurghada. Muriel has lectured at the University of Freiburg’s Institute for Education, and has extensive experience as a classroom teacher, including teaching German and French at the High School level and as a Montessori instructor/trainer.


SonjaEinoedterPortraitSonja Einoedter
Head of Administration, German School Brooklyn





krebsChristine Krabs
Founding Trustee Emeritus, German School Brooklyn

With almost 20 years of experience in preschool education, Christine is a seasoned early childhood educator, and one of the pioneers in Early Childhood Language Immersion Education in Brooklyn. She ist the founder/director, head teacher and driving force behind Wortspiele, Brooklyn’s first and only German Immersion Montessori preschool, established in 2004.

Born and raised in Hamburg, Germany, Christine earned a degree and state license in social pedagogy from the University of Applied Sciences in Hamburg/Germany in 1992/3. She is a trained Montessori Early Childhood teacher, and is currently pursuing an M.S.Ed. at Bank Street College.


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