Raphaela Leo

German Teacher Pre-S

About Me

“I am from Vienna, Austria, and moved to Plano, Texas, in July 2016, right after I got married to my American husband David. Before moving to Texas I taught at an international pre-school in Vienna for several years. I was thrilled when I found out that there is a German pre-school in Dallas! I love teaching at GISD, and I’m very excited for this new school year. It is very important to me that the students enjoy learning and keep their natural curiosity for exploring new things. One of the things I’m passionate about is teaching my students through music. Its amazing to see all the things children learn by “just singing songs”. They not only learn about music, sounds and rhythm, they learn new vocabulary, language concepts, build self-confidence, patience, have fun, and form relationships.”

Degree: Pre-school teaching degree (from the Academy of Kindergarten Pedagogy in Vienna)
Experience: : started teaching at German ISD in August 2017, taught at an international school in Vienna, Austria, from 2014-2016, and volunteered at a pre-school in Uganda,Africa, from 2013-2014
Hobbies: baking, hiking, swimming, reading, playing guitar & piano, traveling, skiing, ice skating
My Courses: kids fit, Singkreis
Projects: my topic during our project weeks in 2018 was “Underneath the sea”, during summer school 2018 I participated in our project “To The Sound Of Music”

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