This decision has surprised many: The long-standing spokesperson of education Senator Sandra Scheeres (SPD), Beate Stoffers, is new education Secretary of state and successor of Mark Rackles (SPD).
Stoffers sets Scheeres to a close Confidante who also knows the procedures in the Senate education management and current topics. The loyalty of the 51-year-old Stoffers to your Senator is no doubt that you could observe on numerous press events. Stoffers is always careful to back Scheeres in a good light, it is usually closely next to her, in order to provide you with Prompt information. You know, a large detail, with regard to the diverse fields of the school administration. When Scheeres is attacked, or if there are negative headlines threaten, Stoffers react harshly.
The studied political scientist, is the first since November of 2018, member of the SPD. Born in 1968 in Jena, she came at the age of one year, "after a story", as she says, to West Berlin. She has three children and has been working since 2010 as a spokesperson in the administration of education, at first under the Scheeres’ predecessor Jürgen Zöllner.
Stoffers has been the Director at Wall AG press and public Relations, and before that three years in the Senate administration for urban development Peter Strieder (SPD) worked with, experience in the Senate departments for home Affairs and the economy are collected.
The experience from the field of urban development would be useful to her now, one of the most important projects of the Senate to advance the school Construction campaign. Like its predecessor, Rackles, you should also run the "task force on school construction". The double load as Secretary of state and the head of the task force is supposed to be one of the main reasons for the withdrawal of Rackles have been.
Stoffers does not seem to deter the but: "of Course I trust myself, otherwise I would not make it," she said to the daily mirror. "This is Secretary of state-task." In the case of the school building offensive, important steps had to be taken, among other things, the administrative cooperation with the housing company Howoge. Stoffers will also be a focus on the participation processes with the users to build and refurbished schools.
quality management should be improved
A second important issue is the quality of management. Sandra Scheeres had announced to set a focus in the second half of the parliamentary term. Because the performance of the students in Berlin were worthy, despite a variety of efforts and programs of "improvement", such as Stoffers put it.
Already about three years ago, you have started in this area to educate, she said. She travelled to the UK, visited the Ofsted Institute (Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills). There is a close integration of school supervision and school inspection, which means a stronger control of the schools, as in Berlin, where a lot of emphasis on the own responsibility of the schools. Whether this indicates that Stoffers will put options as the Secretary of state is also more emphasis on Central control, it will show.
they lay much importance to exchange and cooperation with actors in the educational landscape: "I seek a close professional contact with schools, parents and the city society, the Berlin-based education together." She is looking forward "to the formation of the political tasks of the coming years: building schools, teaching quality, strengthening Vocational education and training, teacher recruitment, and the implementation of the Digitalpakts are the priorities."
great teacher + great school = super cool
And then she still has, "private", as she says, a book is written, even if the title is apparently a little embarrassed: "great teacher + great school = super cool," the 2015 edition of the published book, which she wrote together with the former headmaster Dirk Stötzer. The title is a play on the popular Edeka commercial.More about
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Stötzer said at the time that the common gripes about schools and teachers go on the nerves, the book was an advertisement for the "best job in the world". The subtitle reads. Whether this is also true for Beate Stoffers new job as a Secretary of state, she will soon find out.