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Dirk Kraetzer

Director of Sport

Born in Germany, Dirk grew up in Canada’s most western province of British Columbia. Dirk competed a Bachelor of Education degree in Secondary Physical Education and Social Studies at the University of Victoria. He taught PE to grades 7-11 for ten years in Canada before deciding to explore the world of international education. Prior to making this return to Beijing, Dirk and his wife worked at schools in Beirut, Beijing, Hanoi and Abu Dhabi.  During his first teaching experience in China, Dirk completed a Master of Science degree in Recreation and Sport Sciences from Ohio University, with a concentration in coaching education. Dirk has been a Head of PE and Activities/Athletics Director at previous schools, and hopes to share his passion for sports with the DCB community. When he’s not at school, Dirk enjoys activities such as hiking, cycling, golf, and photography and he can’t wait to once again explore the less-visited parts of the Great Wall.


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