Uwe Schüsterl

- Principal-


Dear Parents,


For more than five years I have had the great pleasure of running the German International School Riyadh. Looking back, I can only wonder how quickly those years have passed. Of course, highlights of that time were the move of the DISR to a proper school building in one of the most attractive compounds in Riyadh and celebrating the 40th anniversary of the school in Saudi Arabia.


My professional career began at a comprehensive school in Berlin Wedding. There I started as a trainee teacher, then worked as a teacher with the subjects of mathematics and physics and took over in the last years provisionally the function of the deputy principal. This was followed by several years as a principal of a econdary intermediate  school in Berlin Pankow. After that, I was principal of an integrated secondary school in Berlin Mitte for 10 years and took on a part-time lecture position at the Humboldt University in Berlin. Since the summer of 2012, I live and work with my wife in Riyadh.

Dominik Mandel

- Vice principal-

Born in the beautiful city of Heidenheim an der Brenz on the Swabian Alb and after several years teaching in Crailsheim, Baden-Wuerttemberg, I joined the German International School in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia in August 2015 as deputy principal


After having two wonderful internships at the German European School Singapore during my teacher training course for the subjects German, English and Geography, my desire to conquer the world as a teacher at a German school abroad quickly grew. The previous travel to many countries made it easier to move to Saudi Arabia. In addition to a modern equipped school and motivated students I found here form y private life especially a breathtaking nature, a very warm German community and very hospitable Arabs.


I am the vice principal at DISR and, in addition to many other tasks, I am responsible in particular for the organization of the class schedules and substitute teaching schedules and the assignment of teachers.

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Silvia Salameh

-Principal primary school-

I was born in Schramberg in the beautiful Black Forest. After completing a teaching degree for the subjects Protestant Theology and Biology in Freiburg, I started my school career in 1988 in my home town.


In 2002, I sought a new challenge and completed a one-and-a-half-year training as a counseling teacher at the School Psychology Counseling Center. As of 2004, I worked at an additional five schools in educational counseling and counseling on school difficulties.


In August 2012, I arrived in Saudi Arabia together with my husband. Since then I lead the elementary school of the DISR. This task is a challenge that satisfies me and I still enjoy it.

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