School coaching

School coaching is a special department at the Josef-Schwarz-Schule that provides support with learning challenges, particular educational needs and social conflicts.

Our school coaches for secondary school are:

Katrin Beller (School Coach Secondary)

Katrin Beller studied Integrative Learning Therapy and Resource Management for Learning and Development Support in Childhood and Adolescence at the Technical University of Chemnitz. So far, she has worked as a learning therapist in an educational-therapeutic facility in Waiblingen for children and adolescents with learning and performance disorders such as reading and writing disability, arithmetic impairment and attention deficit disorder. Oriented to the resources and strengths of the children, she accompanies them motivationally to the set goals by teaching them, among other things, learning methods and exercises to strengthen concentration and memory.

Anja Mühlenberg (School Coach Secondary)

Anja Mühlenberg studied psychology (B.Sc. and M.Sc.) at the University of Groningen. During her master's degree she completed a training as a certified coach of young professionals for personal and academic development and supported students in dealing better with stress, performance pressure or anxiety, for instance, or in setting and achieving suitable goals for themselves based on their values and strengths. In her professional career, she has worked as a youth coach, counselor, and assistant teacher respectively with children and adolescents with social and cognitive challenges. She has been a School Coach at JSS since January 2021.

Our School Coaches are able to identify any need for support or counseling at an early stage due to their close proximity to educators and children.

The School Coaches have a wide range of tests at their disposal, can provide parents with targeted advice and develop individual support plans. Support needs can be identified early, allowing School Coaches to work preventively before the need becomes a problem.

Moreover, our School Coaching is available to meet with parents regarding parenting issues. In addition to students and parents, the School Coach Office is also a point of contact for staff within the Josef Schwarz School to assist with educational, social or emotional issues.

The School Coaches as an internal crisis or care team also offer support and counseling in case of loss, grief, death, separation and illness.