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Kindergarten

Madlen Burghart

Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

Frau Burghart comes from Freiburg in Breisgau where she spent three years studying Social Pedagogy. After an internship at a sport kindergarten, she completed her studies to become a qualified kindergarten teacher. Then after working in a nursery school in Freiburg for one and a half years, Frau Burghart moved to Zurich in September 2010 and has since been working at Lakeside School Horgen in Pre-Kindergarten.

Sibylle Gribnau

Kindergarten Teacher (German)

Sibylle Gribnau, a Swiss/American citizen born in Horgen and married with three grown up children has been teaching for almost 30 years.

In 1988 she began teaching public kindergarten for a few years in Regensberg ZH. Later she moved to San Diego, California where she taught kindergarten for many years.

She brings her passion for bilingual education, music, singing and movement to the classroom.

Ms. Gribnau was substituting during a maternity leave for three months in 2016 at Lakeside School Horgen. She started in March 2018 as a kindergarten teacher in a fixed position. 

Sue Huber

Kindergarten Teacher

Sue Huber grew up in England but has lived for many years in Switzerland with her Swiss husband. Having gained a degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of London, Ms Huber taught in England, Australia, and at the International School of Basel where she specialized in the development of English as a second language.

For the past fifteen years she has worked in bilingual kindergarten education and for the first five years at her previous school she was responsible for establishing and developing the kindergarten department along with a Swiss partner teacher.

Ms Huber very much appreciates the playful, imaginative ways of young children and their enthusiasm for learning. She started working at Lakeside School Horgen in August 2016.

 

Andrea Köhler

Kindergarten Teacher

Andrea Köhler studied Psychology in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and worked for five years in assessment and treatment homes for troubled teens. Desiring to travel, she became a certified TESOL teacher (teaching English as a second language) and landed in Kaohsiung, Taiwan where she taught in a bilingual kindergarten for two years. After coming to Switzerland, she also worked at ZIS (Zurich International School in Wädenswil) in kindergarten for two years. There, she was able to complete an internship and be certified as a Kindergarten/Primary Education teacher from the College of New Jersey. She began her family taking a break for four years, and has been working at Lakeside School Horgen since 2009 in kindergarten.

Jane McTigue

Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

Division Head Kindergarten

Jane McTigue  grew up in the South of England. She gained her Teaching English as a Foreign Language certificate at the British Council in Monza and has taught adults and children English as a second language (TEFL) both in Northern Italy (five years) and Switzerland (language schools, after schools clubs, playgroups). In Italy she co-founded Play English International School of Monza. Within Switzerland she gained her Bachelors degree (Psychology) and worked for several years with children with special needs (linked to Autism project KJPD, Zürich). She also co-founded Autism Kompetenz-Zentrum, Thalwil). Ms McTigue joined Lakeside School Horgen as a Pre-Kindergarten teacher in 2009 and has been Division Head Kindergarten since 2011. 

Sofie Sonnleitner

Kindergärtnerin (German)

Sofie Sonnleitner completed her kindergarten teacher training at the Seminar Unterstrass in Zurich in 2009, where she specialised in the education of children aged 4 to 8. After two years working as a class teacher and DAZ teacher in a Zurich kindergarten, she took time out to travel. On her return Sofie took on long term substitute positions in primary schools and kindergartens. During the winter season 2012/2013 she worked in a youth hostel in the mountains. She joined Lakeside School Horgen in spring 2013 as a kindergarten teacher and was with us for five years. In 2018 she left Lakeside School in order to travel abroad. In Bali she completed her training as a yoga teacher and has been teaching aerial yoga at the Yogacorner in Schlieren since November 2019. From January to May 2019 she worked at a bilingual kindergarten with full day care in the city of Zurich. She gladly returned to Lakeside School Horgen in August 2019, where she teachs the Squirrel class together with Ms Huber. 

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