Lakeside School Horgen
Primary School Teacher Grade 1 & 2 (German)
Maribel Zemp grew up in Aargau and completed her studies at the Pädagogische Hochschule in Zofingen. From 2012-2017, she taught numerous classes at the primary school in Dintikon. In addition, while working in Dintikon, she worked with giftedness and also completed her masters in “Integrative Giftedness and Gifted Support” in Liestal. Thereafter she worked for a year in different classes in Fahrwangen in order to apply the results of her master’s thesis of highly gifted in regular lessons. As of August 2018 she began teaching at Lakeside School Horgen.
Primary School Teacher Grade 1 & 2 (English)
Kiana Mantel was born and raised in Melbourne, Australia. There she obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences at Monash University. After completing this degree, a love of travel and interest in other cultures led Ms. Mantel on extensive travels predominantly throughout Asia. When she returned to Melbourne for her son to attend primary school, she set up and ran a yoga school for five years. She moved to Far North Queensland in 2006 and returned to study a Post Graduate Degree in Education at James Cook University. On completion of her studies, she taught for three years in Australia before immigrating to Switzerland. Ms. Mantel worked at another bilingual school for two year teaching Grades 1 & 2 followed by Grades 2 & 3. Ms. Mantel joined Lakeside School Küsnacht in August 2014, teaching Grade 4 and 5 and changed to Lakeside School Horgen in August 2016.
Primary School Teacher Grade 3 & 4 (German)
Carla Caviezel was born and raised in Chur. After she completed her initial studies of pedagogy, she completed her primary teacher certification from 2010-2013 at the Pädagogischen Hochschule Graubünden. Her bachelor’s thesis focused on theater pedagogy whereby she had to write and put on a play bringing together on stage children both with and without speical needs. Before and during her primary teacher training, she undertook numerous English courses in England, Italy and the USA. After three years as a classroom teacher for the lower grades at a school in Eglisau, Frau Caviezel started working at Lakeside School Horgen in 2016.
Primary School Teacher Grade 3 & 4 (English)
Brenda Reimann comes from Colorado, USA and holds honors degrees in both business administration and primary education. She has 15 years of teaching experience in all levels from Kindergarten through Grade 6. Her journey in education began in 2000 at Munich International School. Following this experience, she taught in Colorado from 2001-2007 and relocated to Switzerland in 2008. Ms. Reimann has been employed in bilingual education since 2009 and has leadership experience as a team leader and mentor. Ms. Reimann joined Lakeside School Horgen in August 2017.
Primary School Teacher Grade 5 & 6 (German)
Elfriede Folta was born in northern Germany and graduated from the University of Bremen with a degree in teaching. After the internship in Bremen she took time off to bring up her two children. At the end of the 1990’s the family moved to Ghana in West Africa where she spent fourteen years working at the Swiss School in Accra. As a class teacher in primary and a subject teacher in the secondary classes, she acquired experience in all aspects of teaching, in particular in mixed age classes. Frau Folta continued to train and develop with various courses. In 2009, she was involved in a restructuring of the German-Swiss cooperation school and their bilingual project. She loves teaching multicultural children and working in an international teaching team and was pleased to be able to continue in such an environment when she joined Lakeside School Horgen in 2011.
Primary School Teacher Grade 5 & 6 (English)
Greg Andrews was born and raised in Newfoundland, on the east coast of Canada, where he graduated from Memorial University with a degree in Primary Education. He began teaching in his hometown and after five years decided to move across Canada to Vancouver where he taught for 16 years. Mr. Andrews also received a Graduate Diploma in Fine Arts at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver in 2003, which complements his love of art.
Mr. Andrews moved to Switzerland in 2004, and has taught in international schools for the past 11 years. Throughout his long career, he has taught grades 2-6 and was part of the leadership team at his last school. He joined Lakeside Horgen in 2015.