Our Leadership Team

    Alexander Thoms, Business Manager

    Alexander Thoms has many years of commercial professional experience. After his apprenticeship at Siemens AG in Cologne, he took over tasks in commercial sales and controlling and most recently led business administration teams for global accounts for an international IT-provider. For several years, the family man has been volunteering as a firefighter in his hometown.

    Nickolas Praulins, Head of Primary School

    Nickolas has had experience working across various geographies at both the Primary and vocational-education levels. He began his teaching career in Australia in 2006, and taught at schools in both Adelaide and Melbourne. In 2010, he moved to Johannesburg, South Africa, taking on Head of Grade, Director of Thinking Skills and Director of Marketing roles.​ While in South Africa, he also coordinated the development of a number of literacy and numeracy resources, endorsed by the South African Department of Basic Education, as well as authoring a weekly educational supplement for The Star national newspaper. In 2015, he moved to Frankfurt and was the Service Manager at Wall Street English before joining the Phorms staff in 2016. He has been the Head of Primary since September 2017.

    Victoria Mason, Extra Curricular Coordinator

    Victoria Mason studied Biomedicine in England. For six years she led the procurement team of a civil engineering company. Victoria joined Phorms City in 2015 part time as a Hort Supervisor whilst also learning German, then moved on to becoming a teaching assistant in 2016. Victoria has been the Extra Curricular Coordinator since August 2017.