Rosemarie E. Ladner-Cole, MA

Born in London, England, UK on the 12th April 1955.

Father British, mother Austrian.

British and Austrian nationalities. Languages English native and fluent German.

Grew up and lived in England until 1975. Travelled around Europe and settled in Tirol in the winter of 1975/76. Married to OStR. Mag. rer. nat. Wolfgang C. A. Ladner.

Founder of ‘Advertising Agency Ladner’, ‘COLE English Pre-school’ and ‘COLE International Schools’.

British qualifications:

British high school ‘O’ & ‘A’ levels exams (Matura).

MA = Masters Degree in English Language Teaching, University of East London, UK.

CACHE = British teacher and headmistress qualification for children aged 0 to 6, England, UK.

Austrian qualifications:

Diploma in Commercial Art (summa cum laude).

Qualified advertising consultant and planer.

Qualified teacher for commercial office apprentices.


2010-2011 award winner of the ‘Kerry Dodd Prize for Linguistics’, University of East London, England, UK.


Reading books on quantum physics & astrophysics, and travelling.

Regular short trips back home to England, UK.

Other travels include: Argentina, Belgium, Botswana, Brazil, Cambodia, China, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Ecuador & Galapagos Islands, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Hungary, India, Italy, Lichtenstein, Luxembourg, Namibia, Nepal, Peru, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, UK, US (East and West Coasts), Viet Nam, Zimbabwe ... and many others still to come, I hope.


Andrew Webber, MA

British. Born 1989 in England.

Languages: Native English, Intermediate German.

Andrew has a BA in Classics (Latin & Ancient Greek) and a MA in Ancient History from the University of Liverpool.

Having found his passion in teaching at University, he taught at both primary and secondary private schools in England, teaching Latin, History,  and Ancient Greek to children aged 8-18.

Andrew and his wife, a native Austrian, moved to Innsbruck in the summer of 2019 to raise their young daughter bi-lingually.

Andrew is employed as an Academic Secretary at COLE International Schools, and is looking forward to getting involved in all parts of life at COLE.


Dr. Claudia Schwarz

Austrian. Born 1979 in Austria.

Languages: German native and professional English.

Studied English, philosophy, psychology and pedagogy at the University of Innsbruck, Austria. She finished her teacher training and worked as an assistant professor at the Department of American Studies at Innsbruck University where she graduated with a PhD in 2008. Claudia studied in London, UK and did research in various places in the USA. Since 2012 Claudia has worked as managing director at a think tank in Upper Austria and supports the team of COLE International Schools as honorary headmistress.


Judith Zuchna, BEd

Austrian. Born 1994 in Salzburg, Austria.   

Languages: German, fluent English and Spanish.

After her school education Judith moved from Salzburg to Innsbruck where she attended  the Teacher Training College and gained her BEd in primary education. Judith also obtained a certificate in teaching German as a foreign langage from the Goethe Institute.

Before taking on the position as a German teacher at COLE International Schools Judith worked as a volunteer in a children's centre in South Africa.

German teacher at COLE International School.

 Mary Karacalik, BA & PGCE

British. Born 1958 in England.

Languages: English native, fluent German and Turkish.


Mary has a BA in German Studies from the University of Lancaster, England and a PGCE in Primary Education from Christchurch College, Canterbury, England.

Over the last nineteen years Mary has been employed as a primary school teacher in a British primary school near London where she also completed further education in maths, phonics and literacy. She also taught English for a number of years in Germany and Turkey.


Mary is enjoying her new school environment and life in beautiful Tirol.


Lisa Erdozain, BSocSci 

British. Born 1975 in England.

Languages: English native and beginners German.


Lisa has a BSocSci in Social Policy from the University of Birmingham, England. Over many years she has enjoyed working with children and young people in various community based roles, including a year in a challenging community project in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Lisa home-educated her three daughters during their pre-school and early primary school years, as well as organising and teaching in various workshops involving other home-educated children.


In the Spring of 2016 Lisa and her family moved to Tirol and thoroughly enjoy living in Austria. Her three daughters attend the bi-lingual project in the AGI in Innsbruck.


Lisa is employed as a native English speaking teaching assistant in COLE English Pre-school.


Lucy Stephens, BA

British. Born 1994 in Wales, UK.

Languages: native English, intermediate German.

Lucy has a BA in English Literature and Linguistics from The University of Nottingham, England. She has worked with High School students in both the mainstream and those with ASD where she found a passion for working with children to help them reach their potential.  Lucy has recently moved to Innsbruck and is currently learning German in order to study at the University of Innsbruck. She is enjoying her new experience working with young children.

Lucy is employed part-time in COLE International Schools, English Pre-school.


Dmitri Ignatchenko

Canadian: Born 1995 in Russia.

Languages: English native, intermediate German.


Dmitri studied ICT at school in Brighton College, UK, and currently studies Psychology at the University of Innsbruck. He has previously tutored children of various nationalities in Mathematics and English, where he discovered his passion for teaching literacy of different sorts, whether it be linguistic, mathematical or, as in this case, computer literacy.

As of the school year 2018/2019 Dmitri is employed as an IT teacher. We are very pleased to welcome Dmitri on board.


Patrizia Grawe

Austrian. Born 1984 in Tirol, Austria.

Languages: German native, fluent English and Spanish.


Patrizia is a professional actress, singer and speaker. When she was a child, she discovered her passion for music and started learning the piano. She also plays flute, ukulele and guitar. At the age of 14 she stepped onto the stage for the first time as a musical performer.
Patrizia successfully completed Drama Studies in Vienna and has performed in various theatre productions in Vienna and Tirol. After moving back to Tirol with her family she began focusing more on music and has performed in musicals as well as dramatics. Patrizia also works as a voice and speech coach as well as a freelance singer.
We are pleased to have Patrizia at COLE International Schools as a music teacher.

Samuel Eke

Austrian. Born 1998 in Innsbruck, Austria.

Languages: German native, fluent English and basic Italian.

Samuel is studying medicine at the Medical University of Innsbruck and is aspiring to become a paediatric surgeon. He gained valuable experience whilst volunteering as a teaching assistant in South Africa before joining COLE  International Schools as a teacher for integrated science.

Apart from his medicine studies he is passionate about neuroscience and psychology. Using his knowledge and interests in the diverse sciences, Samuel is looking forward to motivating the pupils with exciting and educational lessons in integrated science.

We are very pleased to have Sam on board with us at COLE International Schools.


Christina Eiter

Austrian. Born 1993 in Austria.

Languages: German native.


Since February 2019, Christina has been professionally ensuring that the premises at COLE International Schools are spotless.

In her free time she likes to go hiking and spends lots of time with her dog in nature.

We are happy to welcome Christina in out team.