Parents Advisory Board


Dr. Özlem Sert – Chair of the Parents’ Council

Dr. Özlem Sert is a lecturer at Hacettepe University in Ankara. She did her doctorate at the Institute for the Near and Middle East at the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich and was then a Post-Doc Fellow at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard University. She founded the Urban Studies Center at Hacettepe University. Her research fields include urban history, environmental history, identity and digital humanities. 

Umay Aktan – Deputy Chairwoman of the Parents’ Council

I was born in Darmstadt and grew up there. After primary school I continued my school career in Ankara at TED Ankara Kolej. Then I studied English. For my MA I moved to London and lived there for 5 years. I am currently working at the British School. We have been a member of the Ernst Reuter School’s school association since 2016. My son started in kindergarten and is now in 2nd grade. I have been involved as a parent representative since 2016. I am now going into my second year as deputy chairwoman of the parents’ council.


Our motto: “’We are happy to act as a bridge for school and parents and to work together on the development of our school. Together we have our children’s future in mind! “

Please let us know your ideas and suggestions:

Ms. Dr. Sert: 0542 303 22 75 / Fr.Aktan: 0532 676 24 67

Thank you so much! We greet you warmly and look forward to working with you!

Your F.Dr Özlem Sert & Umay Aktan


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