Dr. Cornelia Bleul-Gohlke is the Education Director for the GSEB. She oversees the school’s educational program and teachers, and serves as the key liaison between the school’s faculty, students, parents and board.
A native Berliner, Dr. Bleul-Gohlke has over 25 years of experience as a teacher and school administrator in the United States and Germany. She has taught German language to hundreds of adult learners in the United States, and German, English, Math, Art, History, and Sports at the elementary through college level in Berlin. As a member of various Berlin state education commissions, she has additionally overseen teacher continuing education and evaluation programs and curriculum development. An elite swimmer, she has authored dozens of publications on swimming and movement. Among her many achievements, Dr. Bleul-Gohlke holds a Ph.D. in Pedagogy from the Freie Universität Berlin and a Master of Arts Degree in Museum Studies from the University of San Francisco. She lives with her husband and three children in Berkeley.
Barbara Azad is the office manager for the GSEB. She brings a wealth of experience to the role and is a tremendous complement to our school team. She has supervised staff, managed fiscal oversight, served as a communications consultant, worked in sales manager positions and acted as the executive director for Chamber of Commerce organizations in the Bay Area. Her most recent role was office manager at UC Berkeley’s Transportation Center.
Barbara has five grandchildren, two of whom attend the GSEB. She enjoys spending time with them and when not working, can be found painting, gardening, hiking or volunteering for a few neighborhood groups. Barbara relocated to the East Bay in the 1980’s and lives with her husband in the Adams Point District of Oakland. She is an award winning fine art painter and holds a BA in English/German Literature from Elmhurst College in her hometown just west of Chicago, Illinois.