Caley Moore - Director
Jeanne Brandes - Treasurer
Mary Ellen - Director of Tutoring
Anna Cesnjevar (Adults - Beginner)
Anna hails from Franconia, a region of northern Bavaria in Germany. She studied French & Italian at universities in Bamberg, Germany and Geneva, Switzerland and has taught German, French and Italian at various levels, including High School in Los Alamos, NM, and college at the University of New Mexico. Today she is a lecturer at Ohio State University in Italian, and loves having the opportunity to teach her native language, and to talk to about her homeland and its culture.
Peter Coccia (Adults - Intermediate)
Peter Coccia is a native of Columbus and received his bachelor of arts in modern languages from the University of Notre Dame. Peter has lived and traveled in Germany and taught high school German. After retiring from a long career in State Government administration, Peter continued his study of German language and culture at The Ohio State University in order to renew his secondary teaching license. He has been a substitute German teacher for a number of Central Ohio school districts the past eight years and currently is a director on the board of Dresden Sister City, Inc., a local non-profit organization supporting the sister city relationship between Columbus and Dresden, Germany.
Dorit Fratzscher (Adults - Advanced)
Dorit hails from Saxony. She studied English and Russian at the University of Leipzig, Germany, where she also earned her teacher certificate. For a few years, she taught English at a business school in Leipzig, before she and her family moved to Columbus, Ohio in 2003. Dorit is the executive director of Dresden Sister City, Inc. and coordinates numerous exchanges between Columbus and Dresden, Germany. She also holds a part-time position as bilingual administrative assistant at a local law firm, where she translates legal documents and correspondence to and from German. Dorit is married and has two daughters, who go to school in Dublin and speak fluent German.
Caley Moore (Spielgruppe Ages 1-3)
Caley is a certified High School German Teacher. She earned a Bachelor of Education Degree at Heidelberg College in Tiffin, Ohio and received her Masters degree in German Studies in Middlebury, Vermont. She has taught German levels 1-4, ran International club, organized high school exchange trips with Saarbrücken and Köln, and tutored for 5 years in Cincinnati. She and her son live in the Columbus area. Currently she is teaching German at DSHS in Dublin .
Lindsey Spradlin (Hasen - Kindergarten - Ages 4-6)
Lindsey grew up in Columbus and received both her Bachelor’s and Master‘s degrees in German and Foreign/Second Language Education from The Ohio State University. She has studied, lived, and taught English on a Fulbright grant in Germany and Austria in the cities of Dresden, Bonn, Regensburg, and Telfs and has been an English Summer Language Camp Counselor to German-speaking teens in Aigen, Austria. She is a certified High School German Teacher currently teaching German levels 1-4 and running the German Club at Teays Valley High School, and has lead student trips to Germany and Europe. She lives with her son in the Columbus area.
Leah Steiner Suter (Igel ~ Children's Intermediate)
Frau Steiner Suter is a native of Columbus, Ohio, USA. With masters degrees in Teaching for Social Justice (SPARK Teacher Education Institute) and Intercultural Service, Leadership and Management (World Learning : School for International Training), as well as a degree in German and Gender Studies, Frau Leah is finally home with the Ohio German Language School serving as teacher and tutor, and as Co Director for the school's 10 Year Anniversary. Leah practices environmental stewardship, courageous global citizenry, and peace .
Ramona Wechsler (Frösche und Adler - Children's Advanced )
Ramona was born and raised in Franconia, Germany. She has a degree in Hotel Industry Expertise and the Culinary Arts and worked in the hotel industry for some years. She has been teaching German to native English speakers since High School. In 2013, Ramona came to Ohio to be an Au Pair for a family for 2 years. She taught her host siblings German during that time while also attending a local university to study Spanish. Ramona and her German shepherd now live locally and enjoys teaching and tutoring for OGLS.