New English Assistant

Hello! My name is Ethan Koopman and I will be working as the English Assistant at the Petershagen Gymnasium this school year. I am 25 years old and my birthday is February 6th. I am from a farm in northeastern Nebraska, near the small town of Battle Creek, where I have lived my entire life surrounded by cows, chickens, horses, and even peacocks. I graduated from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln in 2015 and studied German and Math, and I plan on returning after this year of Fulbright to pursue my Masters in German, foreign language education, and math education.

In my spare time I like to read, especially classic German literature (I’m always open to suggestions as well!). I like to play sports when I can, and travelling is also something I love. This is my first time in Minden and Petershagen, so I am looking to exploring the region! This is my second year of Fulbright, my first year was spent at a FOS/BOS in Munich where I helped with the Theater AG, went to Garmisch on a class trip with my students and teachers, and went to area schools giving presentations about life in the USA.

If you want to talk or have any questions, just ask! I’m a pretty friendly guy.

Ich spreche auch Deutsch, und würde gerne meine Aussprache und meinen Wortschatz verbessern!


Gymnasium Petershagen

Hauptstr. 15
32469 Petershagen

05707 440