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Administration & Leadership

Ms. Casey Jones, Principal
Ms. Jones holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Liberal Studies and a California Multiple Subject teaching credential from San Diego State University as well as a Masters in Education and Administrative Services credential through the University of California, Los Angeles. After serving as both a Kindergarten teacher and grade level lead at a dual language immersion, International Baccalaureate (IB) school in San Diego, she relocated to Los Angeles and joined the Goethe International Charter School (GICS) community. Ms. Jones has served as a First Grade teacher, Instructional Coach, and Assistant Principal of Curriculum and Instruction at GICS before becoming Principal in 2018.

Mr. Scott Michaelson, Assistant Principal
Mr. Michaelson is a Los Angeles native with a commitment to creating a safe school environment that provides equitable and accessible educational programs to foster social-emotional growth and cognitive development for diverse learners. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Language Literature (with Highest Honors) and a Minor in Education from the University of California, Santa Cruz; and a Master of Arts Degree in Educational Administration (with Distinction) from California State University, Northridge. He holds a single subject teaching credential in English, with English Learner Authorization, and an Administrative Services credential. Mr. Michaelson began his educational career in Houston, Texas, where he served as a secondary English Language Arts and Reading teacher. Upon moving back to California, and before joining the Goethe International Charter School team, he served district and charter school communities as: English Language Arts Teacher, Grade Level Chair, International Baccalaureate Programme Coordinator, English Language Development Coordinator, and Assistant Principal.

Ms. Biggi Schilcher, Director of Operations
Biggi Schilcher was born and raised in Germany and moved to Los Angeles in 2005. She holds a Masters Degree in Marketing and Human Resource Management from Fachhochschule Münster. She also holds a Masters Degree in Organizational Behavior from Ludwig-Maximillians-Universität in Munich. Before coming to the U.S., Ms. Schilcher worked as a management consultant for 6 years. Prior to her role as Director of Operations, she worked as a consultant in the U.S. for companies including Porsche Motorsport and Porsche Design. At Goethe International Charter School Ms. Schilcher had different roles before her current one, including volunteer in the area of fundraising as well as Finance Manager.