Marlis Tepe is Vice President of Education International (Europe) and has been president of Gewerkschaft Erziehung und Wissenschaft (GEW) and its 280.000 members since 2013. Before that she worked as a primary and secondary school teacher in the Federal State of Schleswig-Holstein. From 1995 through 2013 she was voluntary member of the state association’s GEW executive board and from 2006 through 2013 chairperson of the main staff council in Schleswig-Holstein. She is committed to inclusive teaching and practiced it since 1989. For more than 30 years she represented the GEW branch of Schleswig-Holstein in the GEW National Women’s Committee.