The LIS School Counselling Programme is a preventative and developmental educational programme that helps students build empathy, self-confidence, self-expression and self-discipline. Students and counsellors work together to enhance student resourcefulness, productivity, competencies and interpersonal, decision-making and conflict-resolution skills. The goal is to strengthen students' own unique capabilities while guiding them as they discover and develop interests and abilities. The school counsellors seek to assist students in meeting their personal potential while meeting the high standards set by Leipzig International School.
Students can be referred to counselling services by teachers, parents or themselves. Our counsellors follow an open door policy so they can support individuals on a drop-in basis.

Meet the Team

Josephine Schumann

Primary School Counsellor

Josephine holds a bachelor’s degree in social work from the University of Applied Sciences Mittweida. During her studies she completed a practical semester in School Social Work at a middle school in Leipzig. Before she joined LIS as an educator in Hort and classroom assistant for grade 3 in May 2017, she worked as a Social Pedagogue and Job Coach for adults at an education centre in Leipzig. She joined the Student Support team in August 2018 as the Primary School Counsellor.

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Brianna Sulzener

Secondary School Counsellor

Brianna grew up in Florida and completed her Bachelor’s degree at the College of Charleston in South Carolina. She received her Master of Arts in School Counselling from the University of Iowa. While living in Iowa City, Brianna provided social-emotional support and instruction to students at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. She practises person-centred and solution-focused counselling in order to empower students to advocate for themselves and others. In her free time, Brianna enjoys poetry and table tennis.

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