Governing Boards

The International School Hannover Region is an independent school, which is accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS) and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and is a member of the Association of German International Schools (AGIS). It is authorized to teach all three IB (International Baccalaureate) programs, the PYP, the MYP and the IB Diploma. The school is officially recognized as an “Ergänzungsschule” by the state of Lower Saxony.

School Board 2023 – 2024

  • Martina Rabe, Chair
  • Mirja Kjellgren
  • Gretchen Schoon-Tanis
  • Patrick Jacob
  • Chris Collins
  • Lia Ehlerding
  • Dr. Erhard Schipporeit
  • Franziska Artz
  • John Barker
  • Patrícia Cruz de Almeida
  • Parent Representative
  • Parent Representative
  • Parent Representative
  • Parent Representative
  • Faculty Representative
  • Faculty Representative
  • Chair of the Supervisory Board
  • Chair of the Förderverein
  • ex officio, School Director
  • ex officio, Business Director

Supervisory Board

Dr. Erhard Schipporeit, Chair
Nils Frowein, Vice Chair
Göksel Güner
Torsten Leue
Christian Kötz
Werner M. Bahlsen, Honorary Chair
Franziska Artz
Markus Scheele


The companies and institutions listed below have equipped the GmbH with the capital necessary to run the schools operation. They are not entitled to any dividends or interest on their initial investment.

Our school benefits greatly from the support of the companies and institutions listed below. Although they are shareholders of ISHR, they are not entitled to any dividends or interest on their shareholdings.

We gratefully acknowledge the support of:

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