Marc Vehlow – From the Middle Kingdom back to the river Spree

An interview with the new Head of secondary school on the Phorms Campus Berlin Mitte


Promoting internationalism and ensuring even more transparency – these are the goals for Phorms Campus Berlin Mitte under the new head of secondary school Marc Vehlow. ‘The pioneering stage of the secondary school has come to an end. I now want to continue to build on the strengths of the school,’ he says.

Born in the Netherlands, Marc Vehlow moved to Berlin at the age of three and has been in love with the capital ever since. He completed a teaching degree in sports science and biology at the Freie Universität before taking up a post at the Kant-Gymnasium in Spandau.

After eight years in Spandau, the Vehlow family started to develop wanderlust. ‘We wanted to expand our horizons as a family,’ explains the father of two. They decided to relocate to China. Working at the German school in Shanghai, Marc Vehlow taught biology and physical education, also serving as assistant director. ‘Five years later, our desire to travel increasingly turned into homesickness,’ he says. However, the 41-year-old does not regret his adventures in the Middle Kingdom, and he looks forward to bringing his experience and knowledge to Phorms in July.

For a balanced life away from work, Marc Vehlow is a passionate volley-ball player and enjoys jogging. He also tries his best to rack up goals for his team Hertha BSC – a good fit for Phorms Campus Berlin Mitte, where there is also a football club.

[Update from editorsl: Marc Vehlow has since become Head of School of the whole Phorms Campus Berlin Mitte. Status: 19.08.2016]

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