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Board Members of the German School Society

The Board of Directors is elected by the members of the German School Society. These are the current members of the Board of Directors at the German School Washington D.C.:

Romanus Berg (

Romanus enrolled at the Preschool of the German School Washington and obtained the Abitur in 1986. He met his wife during his time as a student at the DSW and they have two children who are now attending the school. Thus he been a member of the German School Society since 2006. He studied computer science at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn and graduated from the University of Maryland with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer, Mathematical and Physical Sciences. He began his career prototyping and launching online communication systems because he was attracted to the internet's "peer to peer", "net-neutral" philosophy of inclusion and growth. In 2001, he helped launch and guided the operational growth of Oceana which is now the largest international organization solely focused on ocean conservation.  In 2007, he joined the leadership team at Ashoka which works to address society's most pressing social problems. Romanus is committed to helping the German School community to shape a robust and sustainable strategy in support of current and future generation of students.

Matthias Duewell (

Matthias currently serves as Deputy Head of the consular department at the German Embassy in Washington, DC.  Prior assignments include Rio de Janeiro, Tehran und Bogotá. Matthias grew up in Gießen and Göttingen., two rather small towns in the middle center of Germany. He obtained a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Heinrich-Heine University in Düsseldorf and a diploma degree in foreign affairs administration from the Federal University of Applied Administrative Sciences.  Both of his sons attend the German School Washington D.C.

Anja Graw (

Anja Graw has been a member of the German School Society since she moved to the United States in 2009 and has one child attending the Elementary School. She has a Master's degree in Economics from the University in Essen/Germany and has worked since 1995 in the fields of Human Relations, Marketing and Corporate Communications in Cologne, Hamburg and lastly for the German Headquarters of KPMG in Berlin. Since her first day at the German School she is thrilled by its intercultural atmosphere, profound academics and strong community building bonds. Anja served as Deputy Chair of the Parent's Representatives and Cafeteria-Volunteer before she was elected to the Board of Directors in 2014.

Gerhard Lair (

Please contact Mr. Lair for information.

Sebastian Molineus (

Sebastian-A. Molineus is an alumnus of the German School (Abitur 1990) and has been a member of the German School Society since 2008 with four children at the School.   Sebastian currently works for the World Bank Group's Finance & Markets Global Practice, and he has worked with the World Bank's Financial and Private Sector Development Vice-Presidency (2008-2014), and International Finance Corporation based in Moscow (2002-2005) and Cairo (2005-2008).  Sebastian previously worked with the OECD from 1997 to 2000 where he focused on corporate governance and financial reporting reforms in the CIS and South East Europe.  Sebastian graduated from the University of Passau School of Law, where he obtained a Masters of Law in 1997, and the HEC School of Management in Paris, where he obtained his MBA with honors in 2002.   

Cindy Nagy (

Cindy Nagy has been a member of the German School Society since December 2013 and has two children in the Preschool and one child in School Entry Level. She is a Family Nurse Practitioner who graduated in 2005 with a Masters in Nursing from Yale University. She moved to the U.S. from France at the age of seven, learned to speak four languages fluently, worked as a Pediatric Nurse at Yale New Haven Hospital, and worked as a Family Nurse Practitioner in Baltimore, Towson, and Columbia Maryland.  She met her husband in 2001 by whom she was introduced to the German culture. Her enthusiasm for learning and her love for promoting healthy lifestyles has currently involved her in organizing soccer for 3 to 6-year old children of the German School, organizing sports programs such as Yoga and Zumba for parents of the DSW, volunteering in the cafeteria, learning German at the GLC, and being the Chair of the Health and Safety Committee of the Board of Directors of the German School Society. Her family plans to settle down here in Potomac and see her children graduate from the German school.

Kim O’Neill (

Kim has been a member of the German School Society since 2005 when her son started preschool. She is a graduate of Stanford University, UCLA Law School, and the Design School of London and her professional experience includes contract law, Fundraising and Admissions.  Before joining the Board in 2014, Kim was actively involved at the German School for many years as a parent representative, a member of the Steering Committee and a volunteer for Outreach and the cafeteria. Being half German, half Trinidadian, Kim believes in the German educational system and appreciates the DSW’s forward-thinking teaching methods and multicultural environment.

Monika Pohlmann (

Monika has been a member of the German School Society since 2008 and has two children, who attend the German School. Monika is a licensed attorney (New York) and possesses a Master’s degree in law specializing in German administrative law and international law. During the ten years she lived in Germany (1998-2008), the German language and culture became an integral part of her life. Since joining the German School Society, she has been actively involved as a volunteer, parent representative and, now, as a member of the Board, she looks forward to shaping the school in the years to come.  

Christopher Sheldon (

Please contact Mr. Sheldon for information.

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