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MEET THE TEAM!

BERT PELZER

Project Manager

Bert is a qualified teacher and has worked for many years both at national level and educational expert in particular second chance education at European level. Since 1998 he has been deeply involved in the European Association for Cities of Second Chance Schools (E2C) network at European level.

 Since 2012 he is responsible for the Secretariat of E2C across Europe. 

 From 2000 he has been the Financial Project administrator in the Project lines of the Grundtvig Program, Life Long Learning Program and Erasmus + Programs. 

During this time Bert has unparalleled experience in the monitoring and project management in many different European Projects in the programs of Grundvig, Life Long Learning and Erasmus+. 

 Until 2013 Teacher in Maths and Informatics in the Second Chance School Mönchengladbach – Weiterbildungskolleg Mönchengladbach and was the principal organiser of two Youth Events of E2C in 2011 and 2015.

Bert's brings to EPPSi his educational expertise from his headship from 1996 until 2004 of the Second Chance School in Cologne, Germany, and participation with SCS Cologne in the Pilot Project of E2C initiated from the European Commission in 1998. 


From 1985 until 1996 Head of the Department of Second Chance Education in the Adult Education Centre Cologne within the framework  of Second Chance Education North Rhine-Westphalia

SUZANNE BRODIGAN

Director

Suzanne is a trained teacher who specialises in English language education but also has professional experience in Spanish and French language instruction. Suzanne has lived and worked for many years in Switzerland, France and Spain where she founded her own language school and worked for the University of Salamanca for the MBA Master's of Business where she wrote the B1 (ECFW) level curriculum English in 2015. 

Suzanne has vast experience in ESOL education in both the private sector and mainstream such as teaching with The Montessori School of Salamanca at primary level.

Since 2015 Suzanne has gained experience in project management in Erasmus+ projects for adult education and demonstrated a passion for combatting social inclusion through cooperative strategic partnerships. 

BARBARA BRODIGAN

Project Manager

Barbara is a qualified teacher with experience in primary, secondary, further and second chance education. Barbara is a former Head of Second Chance School in Leeds UK and Head of International Development at Doncaster College UK. She has over 20 years experience of project management under Socrates, Life-Long Learning and Erasmus+ programmes. Barbara’s educational expertise, creative skill and innovative flair contributes to the development of our cooperative strategic projects .