- Nebojsa Nakicenovic '67 has been appointed to the Group of Chief Scientific Advisors to the European Commission. This group contributes to the quality of EU legislation through the provision of independent scientific advice to the Commission.
- Looking for something to watch? Check out the Amazon Prime series “Between the Sea and Shore” directed by Andrew Wegst, an AISV alumnus (Class of ’85) and Emmy winner. Don´t forget to turn on the subtitles. Enjoy!
- Michelle Vodrazka '92 has a new book on the market: “Meal Prep Lunches: 80 Recipes for Ready-to-Go Meals”. Delicious recipes!
- You want some color in your life? Check out the “Etsy” shop belonging to Cicely Gilman ’75. So lovely!
- Jeffrey Oshins ’69 has a new novel “Lake Barcroft” out. It's about the neighborhood Jeff grew up in Northern Virginia before coming to Vienna.
- Listen to "Thank You, Mama“, a podcast found and produced by Ana Tajder-Kelman '93. It recently won the dotCOMM Award as well as the Hermes Creative Award!
- Watch Franz Xavier Zach ’72 in “Charlie’s Angels“ in a scene with Patrick Stewart.
- Looking for a place for delicious take away cakes, scones, muffins, brownies, pies, and other treats? Look no more. Head straight to THE CAKE TREE (owned and operated by Anne Murray, former AISV staff member). Mahlzeit!
Rudolf "Rudy" Fischer
Former German and Latin Teacher
We have, unfortunately, received the sad news that Herr Fischer passed away on January 30, 2022. He was one of the first teachers AISV hired in 1959 and he was also one of the few who taught in the Bauernfeldgasse as well as the Salmannsdorferstrasse campuses. He was a teacher "mit Leib und Seele. Smart, fun, intelligent, open to interesting conversations, and a team player. Well known for his signature "the fish" on all the school tests and homeworks. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends. Auf Wiedersehen Herr Fischer, wir werden Sie sehr vermissen aber nie vergessen!
Former Elementary School Teacher and Principal
We have, unfortunately, received the sad news that Mrs. Adams passed away on January 16, 2022. What a special person she was. Sweet, smart, funny, easy going, team player, perfect leader, simply loved her family, her job, her students, and Wien. Our thoughts, memories, and prayers are with the whole Adams family (Janis, Doug, and Mr. Adams, all AIS alums). Auf wiedersehen und Servus Mrs. Adams. You will be dearly missed!
Former High School Principal
We have, unfortunately, received the sad news that Mr. Buck passed away on October 24, 2020. He was a dedicated, smart, hard working AISV community member; always ready for a long and interesting conversation, as well as being strict but also funny when and where he needed to be. He was best known for owning the cutest dog "Asta" on planet earth. Asta became the school's mascot in the 80s and traveled many places accompanying the AISV students. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends. Servus Mr. Buck! You will be dearly missed.
Former ES Music Teacher
We have, unfortunately, received the sad news that Mr. Modica passed away on June, 18 2020. A perfectionist in everything he did, Mr. Modica was thoroughly an old school Italian gentleman. A strict but fair teacher. A smart and interesting conversation partner. We are sure he leaves behind many memorable stories to be told by his students and colleagues. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends. Ciao Frank, Servus Mr. Modica!
Former HS Art, Studio Art and Art History Teacher
We have, unfortunately, received the sad news that Ms. Yamada passed away on April 29, 2020. Ms. Yamada was a sweet, smart, helpful, patient person/teacher and always concerned about your wellbeing. We will forever remember that serious look she used to put on while asking you a question and the cute smile she gave you back when she heard the response she was hoping to hear. Our thoughts go out to her family and friends. R.I.P. and Servus Ms. Yamada, you will be dearly missed!
Former HS French Teacher
We have, unfortunately, received the sad news that Madame Levy passed away on February 22, 2019. She taught at AIS in the 70s, 80s and 90s (in total of 25 years). The AIS Vienna alumni community lost a very dedicated, hard working, smart, sweet, courteous, friendly, passionate, reliable and witty teacher as well as a human being. The Levy family are in our thoughts and prayers. May her soul rest in peace. We will dearly miss you, but never forget you Mme Levy.
Former Elementary School Principal
We have, unfortunately, received the sad news that Mr. Glass passed away on April 8, 2018. As the longest serving elementary school principal at AIS (1970–1998), Mr. Glass loved the school and remained connected and engaged even after his retirement. Many of his best friends were former AIS colleagues themselves. However, it was the many students that attended AIS, over the 28 years he served in his role as principal, that were the true joy of his daily work. Mr. Glass had an incredible memory remembering students´ names as well as a contagious smile which lifted your spirits up as soon as you saw it. Our thoughts go out to his family and friends. Servus Mr. Glass, we will miss you dearly!
Lockwood "Woody" Bar
Former ES, MS, and HS Teacher
We have, unfortunately, received the sad news that Mr. Barr passed away on April 22, 2018. He was one of the few teachers who taught in all 3 sections of AIS (ES, MS and HS) from 1986 till 2005. He was a smart, polite, helpful and funny person, friend, colleague, human being with a calming presence and friendly hugs. He was also one of the best coaches our girls´ soccer team had, bringing home many many trophies. Mr. Barr will be dearly missed but never forgotten. Our thoughts go out to his family and friends. Servus Woody. Bis wir uns wieder mal sehen…
Former Physical Education Teacher
We have, unfortunately, received the sad news that Mr. Manfred Behrendt passed away on November 23, 2017. He was a long-time PE teacher at AIS in the 70s and 80s as well as a coach and trainer to many teams. If you did not have him as an instructor, you were sure to run into him at one of those "legendary" ski weeks. He was a motivating, patient, helpful and a fun person/teacher. Our thoughts go out to his family (son Andy, daughter Babsy and former wife Henny – all AIS alumni) and friends. R.I.P. Manfred, wir werden dich sehr vermissen!
Former MS Math, Science and ESL Teacher
We have, unfortunately, received the sad news that Ms. Dorothy Brizi passed away on November 20, 2017. She taught at AIS from 1983 till 1998 (15 years) and was also the coach of the Middle School Math Team. She was a funny (if not the funniest AIS faculty member), sweet, patient, and helpful person / teacher. Our thoughts go out to her family and friends. R.I.P. and Ciao Ms. Brizi, you will be dearly missed!
Former Assistant Director (HS Principal) and English Literature Teacher
We have, unfortunately, received the sad news that Mr. Esperian passed away. He was an easy going, sweet, intelligent, inspiring, creative and patient teacher, colleague, friend and person. Our thoughts go out to his family and friends. He will be sorely missed, May his soul rest in peace. Aufwiedersehen John!
Former Business Manager
We have, unfortunately, received the sad news that Dr. Schleimer passed away on the 22th of February 2017. He was at AIS over three decades (1969-1992) and a true Austrian gentleman who knew the school inside out. He was a polite, friendly, smart team player and always concerned about your and school´s well being. Our thoughts go out to his family and friends. R.I.P. and Servus Dr. Schleimer, you will be dearly missed!
Imogen "Imi" Diana Lathbury
Former Assistant to the School Director
We have, unfortunately, received the sad news that Ms. Lathbury passed away on the 25th of May 2016. She was at AIS over many decades. A lovely lady who knew AISV inside out. You had a question about the school, she was the one to ask and she always had an answer for you. Imi was fun to be around. She had that witty British humor; all the time. One barely remembered seeing her without a smile. She was a team player, smart and always concerned about your well being. Our thoughts go out to her family and friends. R.I.P. and Bussi Imi, you will be dearly missed!
Gertrude "Gerti" Burke
Former Front Office/Reception
We have, unfortunately, received the sad news that Ms. Burke passed away peacefuly on Sunday, the 21st of February 2016. She was a well known face of the "AIS Front Desk" over many decades. A very serious lady who always knew what she was doing and made sure what she did was close to being perfect. She was one of the few staff members with whom AIS alumni loved keeping in touch with through long letter writings (we used to publish these letters in every issue of the Globespotter). And she is still one of the few that the visiting alumni always ask about. Just about everybody who had anything to do with AIS over the years knew her! Our thoughts go out to her family and friends. R.I.P. Frau Burke, you will be dearly missed!
Former ESL and Typing Teacher
We have, unfortunately, received the sad news that Ms. Kriwanek passed away on the 5th of June 2015. She taught at AIS over three decades (60s, 70s and 80s) and was a lovely, patient, sweet and helpful person / teacher. Our thoughts go out to her family and friends. R.I.P. Ms. Kriwanek, you will be dearly missed.
Former HS French Teacher
We have received the sad news, that Ms. Herrán passed away on the 26th of May 2015 after a long fight with cancer. She was a smart lady with lots of patience, wit and love for her students. Rest in peace Ms. Herrán, you will be dearly missed.
Former Guidance Director
We have, unfortunately, received the sad news that Mr. Bullard passed away in March, 2015 at the age of 85. R.I.P. Mr. Bullard. The AIS Vienna family will dearly miss you.
Former Elementary School Counselor
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing away of Ms. Basch. She was such a lovely, helpful, sweet and smart person. The "Knights" will miss her dearly. May her soul rest in peace!
Former MS/HS Librarian
We are very sad to inform you all that Ms. Jeschaunig - the unforgettable AIS librarian of the 60s, 70s and 80s, passed away on the 14th of December 2012. You must know that she was far more than just an ordinary librarian: Mrs. Jeschaunig was a holocaust survivor, which resulted in her being personally involved in many classes at AIS (especially the humanities department), she was a popular interview partner for newspaper and book authors and she was a board of directors member at the European Council of International Schools´ Librarians. She will be dearly missed. R.I.P. Mrs. Jeschaunig!
Former ESL/English Teacher
It is with a heavy heart that we share with you the sad news that Ms. Steinbauer passed away. She was a long time ESL and English teacher who thought her students to believe in themselves as well as to speak up whenever and wherever necessary even if they were not native English speakers. She succeeded in making her class so interesting that many became reading fanatics afterwards. She had an incredible patience and a soothing voice that one seldom experiences. She will truly be missed by the AIS community. Our thoughts and prayers are with her daughter, Kathleen Steinbauer (AIS alumna, Class of ´81) and her family.
Former Director Administrator/High School Guidance Counselor
The AIS community has lost yet another great person. Ms. Strasen was a former Director Administrator as well as the High School Guidance Counselor from the late 70s till the mid 80s. She was a very kind, helpful and smart lady. She had a calm but a strong personality. Her positive influence on the students she guided throughout her presence at AIS is unforgettable. She will be missed by the AIS community. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family.
Former High School Principal and Councelor
It is with a broken heart that we announce the passing away of our dear Ms. Gail MacMillan. Some of you might also remember her as our High School Councelor from ´96 till ´99. Gail was a smart, trustable, cooperative and fun colleague, friend and team-player. She made things move on: quick decisions taken, projects pushed on, problems solved as soon as possible. She was simply one of the best. R.I.P. Gail - our thoughts and prayers are with your family and friends.