The School Leadership Team of RIS Swiss Section-Deutschsprachige Schule Bangkok includes the following members:
Mr. Christian Vogel, Principal
Mr. Christian Vogel (born in 1962) has been appointed as the new Principal of RIS Swiss Section-Deutschsprachige Schule Bangkok. After obtaining the Federal Matura (Type B) at the Alte Kantonsschule Aarau, Mr. Vogel gained his first work experience as a lecturer and editor at the Aargauer Zeitung publishing house while studying at the University of Zurich. He then decided to train as a primary and secondary school teacher at the Höhere Pädagogische Lehranstalt HPL in Zofingen. After two years as a secondary school teacher in Fricktal, he was drawn to the Berufswahlschule Bülach, where he worked as a homeroom teacher and department head for the next 18 years. For the last seven years, after completing his principal’s training, he was a headmaster of the Nägelimoos Secondary School in Kloten and then the principal of the Hirslanden Secundary School in the Zurichberg school district. He had been the Chief Financial Officer of the Bülach Secondary School Board for five years.
Mr. Jens Eggert, Vice Principal, Head of Secondary
Jens Eggert (born in 1959) studied German Languages and Literature and Protestant Theology in Kiel and Paderborn. Upon completing his teacher training course and additional qualification to become a secondary school teacher for German and History, he taught at various schools including a Waldorf boarding school in Switzerland for six years. Subsequently he further developed the full-time concept at a Gymnasium in Hamburg. In 2006 he took over as Head of German Secondary School at the German-Swiss School Hong Kong. The main focus of his work there was, among many other areas, the implementation of working methods to strengthen self-dependent and self–reliant learning. After his return to Hamburg in 2012 he was, in his function as media advisor, strongly involved with new media in addition to his teaching load. Jens Eggert joined RIS Swiss Section-Deutschsprachige Schule Bangkok at the start of the academic year 2015/2016.
Mrs. Simone Scheuber, Head of Primary
Simone Scheuber is a trained primary and secondary teacher and holds an M.A. in Secondary Education. She has had the opportunity to gain experience in various private as well as state educational institutions and, in addition to her teaching career in Switzerland, has also worked in Vietnam and Mexico. These experiences have broadened Simone Scheuber’s pedagogical, didactic and socio-cultural horizons and enriched her as an individual on a personal level. After completing the Certificate of Advanced Studies “Leading an Educational Institution”, she has spent the last three years working as a head teacher of an elementary school in the city of Zurich in Switzerland. Since August 2022, Simone Scheuber is working as Head of Department of Primary Education at RIS Swiss Section – German Language School Bangkok.
Mrs. Patrizia Aydin, Head of Administration
Patrizia Aydin (born in 1984) is an alumna at RIS Swiss Section – Deutschsprachige Schule Bangkok. After receiving her Matura degree, she went to Germany to study Business Education at Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) in Munich. When she received her Master degree for Qualified Teacher of Business Studies, she came back to Bangkok to start working in her family´s company. During the five years at the company, she could collect many skills in different aspects of the business. Patrizia Aydin then moved to Istanbul and stayed there for four years. Returning to Bangkok in 2017, she started at the school’s playgroup program “Spielzwerge” and worked in the Kindergarten in 2019. During the school year 2019/2020, she was the homeroom teacher of a Basis Level class. Since August 2020, Patrizia Aydin is appointed as Head of Administration.
Mr. Frank Schiele, Head of Marketing and Communication
Frank Schiele (born in 1967) studied Economics at the Universities of Konstanz and Cologne. After graduation as Diplom-Volkswirt, he followed his interest in AV production and filled a variety of roles as movie production manager, editorial journalist and copy writer, which led him to explore work as an early digital nomad. In 2003, Frank settled in Singapore to commence the position of Asia marketing manager for a group of private hotel management schools in Switzerland. He relocated to Thailand in 2008, from where he continued to lead marketing and student recruitment efforts in Asia-Pacific for international schools in Switzerland and Germany. Frank Schiele has joined the school as Head of Marketing and Communication in July 2021.