Eastside German Language School

Dirk Tenne

Dirk Tenne grew up in former East Germany. He studied Maschinenbau at the Technische Universitaet Darmstadt and received his Diplom Ingenieur in 1999 as well as a Master of Science for Mechanical Engineering at the State University of New York at Buffalo. He stayed in Buffalo, NY for a few more years and graduated with a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering before starting his career in the medical device industry working as R&D engineer. In December 2007, Dirk and his family, moved to Seattle and later on to Bellevue. Since 2010 his daughter has attended the EGLS school program, and his son soon followed in the parent/child playgroup. “The EGLS community is a great place to meet new friends for both the children and parents, and to connect with our culture from far away.”