Our Team

Gabriela Engel, Head of Secondary School

Gabriela Engel has been Head of Secondary School at the Phorms Campus Hamburg since August 2021. She has many years of international experience and was most recently a teacher at the German school abroad Beata Imelda in Lima (Peru). There, she was responsible for teaching German-language history in the mixed-language International Baccalaureate. In addition to her qualifications to teach German and history at secondary level I and II, Gabriela Engel also has additional qualifications in the areas of digitalisation, classroom counselling and teacher training. At the German school abroad Beata Imelda, she was also the representative for pedagogical quality management for many years and in this function was also a member of the extended school management.

Andrea Zahrte, Deputy Head of Secondary School

Andrea Zahrte became Deputy Head of Gymnasium in August 2023. She brings many years of experience as a Geography and Chemistry teacher, and great expertise as a former Upper Secondary School Coordinator in Boston. Before joining Phorms Campus Hamburg, Ms. Zahrte worked for many years at a German School in the U.S. While residing abroad, in addition to coordinating the Upper Secondary School, she also filled the position of Vocational and Academic Counsellor and was head of the school's Quality Management Group. From her previous experience as a member of the Extended School Leadership and through her work in Educational Quality Management, Ms. Zahrte does not only bring along excellent leadership skills but is furthermore familiar with the international and local Hamburg school system.

Benjamin Haack, Business Manager

Benjamin Haack studied International Business and Management Studies in the Netherlands and Germany as well as Business Administration with a focus on Controlling and Corporate Management. He used his experience as a former founder and CEO of a start-up for his work as a finance mentor, helping other start-ups to get off to a successful start. After this position, Benjamin Haack moved to the private/public education sector, where he worked at GISMA Business School in Hanover, among others. As Head of Business Operations and Director Operations, he built up the Berlin, Hamburg and London locations. After further management activities, most recently as Head of Finance and Controlling at the Stiftung Innovation in der Hochschullehre, he took over the Business Management of Phorms Campus Hamburg in February 2022.

Annika Watson & David Rosenzweig, Management Team Hort

Annika Watson started working as a Teaching Assistant at the Phorms Campus Hamburg in 2018. In March 2020, she took over the Deputy Extracurricular Coordinator position as a maternity leave cover. Mrs. Watson has worked and studied in the United States for five years before she started at Phorms. She is happy to be back in her home country and is looking forward to creating an exciting holiday care and Hort program for the kids, along with Mr. Rosenzweig. ​​​​​​

David Rosenzweig has been at the Phorms Campus Hamburg since 2012. He is an Australian-born social worker who started at the Campus as a Teaching Assistant and took over as head of the extracurricular progamme in summer 2018. Mr Rosenzweig likes living in Hamburg, his adopted home, and he enjoys working with Ms Watson to create interesting and varied offers for the children in the holiday care and after-school programmes.