1701 East Seneca Street
International School of Tucson
Tucson, AZ 85719

 School Director E-mail: Kerry.Marnell@gasaschool.org


Our Teachers


Kerry MarnellFoto_Kerry Marnell

Kerry has been teaching at the Saturday School in Tucson since 2013. She also teaches German during the week at Canyon del Oro High School in grades 9-12. Before completing her M.A. in German Literature from the University of Arizona, she was an English teaching assistant in Innsbruck, Austria. While working on her B.A. in German Studies at the University of Oregon, Kerry spent a year at the Universität Freiburg in Switzerland. In high school, Kerry was honored to receive a full scholarship to be an exchange student in Niedersachsen, Germany. In her free time she loves to read and bake.


Daniela Buchberger

Daniela originally hails from Munich. She began teaching German to young children in an immersion setting 7 years ago. When she’s not speaking German, teaching or reading books with children she likes to go on adventures in nature.


Damaris MeyerFoto_Damaris Meyer

My name is Masi Meyer. I was born and raised in Northeim, Germany. I completed my High School degree from the Gutenberg-Realschule Northeim in Germany.

After graduation I moved to Tucson Arizona, where I continued my schooling and eventually received my Bachelors degree in Hotel Restaurant management from the Northern Arizona University. I worked for eight years in my field of study until I started work as a preschool Teacher at the International school of Tucson.

I am currently in my fifth year of teaching at the International School of Tucson. I have since completed over a hundred additional professional development hours and have learned a lot from the early childhood education group Las Familias, which I have been a member of. This is my Second year working for GASA. It has been a true joy to see the children grow and learn.

Maria BrandauerFoto_Maria Brandauer

I received my bachelor in Social Education in Vienna, Austria and my Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education at The City College of New York. I received a Diploma as a Dyslexia Teacher from the Austrian Dyslexia Association. I was teaching in special education and preschool before teaching elementary school.

Three years ago, we opened a German Saturday School in Tucson. We are growing since; therefore I am hoping that we will be around for much longer. As a teacher, I want to be a positive role model and make learning fun and challenging.

When I am not in school, I like biking, hiking, reading, music, cooking and planning for the next school day!

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Multilingualism is the norm in most of the world and we believe that children who speak and write more than one language will be better prepared for life in the 21st century with its growing global economy. The best way to master another language is to start learning at an early age.

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GASA admits students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin.