The Principal leads the faculty at the German Saturday School Boston and is responsible for developing and overseeing the curriculum. The school has historically employed native German speakers as faculty members, many of whom hold academic credentials from Austria, Germany, and Switzerland, as well as from the US. The faculty consists of 36 classroom teachers as well as two music teachers. Our faculty members attend regular educational seminars to familiarize themselves with the latest teaching methods and materials in foreign language instruction. The school maintains an active institutional membership in the Association of American Teachers of German (AATG), the German Language School Conference (GLSC) and the Massachusetts Foreign Language Association (MaFLA).

Stufenleiterinnen/Head Teachers 2017-2018

In 2010, we named head teachers for specific grade levels who are are instrumental in helping their respective teachers addressing curriculum or student specific questions. If you have a child at our school and have a curriculum or student specific question that cannot be answered by your child’s teacher, you can contact the respective head teacher:

Preschool & Kindergarten Head Teacher:

Silvia James 

1st & 2nd Grades Head Teacher:

Uta Fuchs

Uta has been on the faculty at the German Saturday School since 1999 and for many years has been teaching 2nd grade there. Uta is also a full-time faculty member at the German International School Boston, where she teaches 1st to 6th grade. She brings with her an impressive background in education, as well as many years of experience working with children. Uta and her family moved from Frankfurt, Germany to Chapel Hill, NC in 1994 before moving to the Boston area.

3rd, 4th and 5th Grade Head Teacher:

Petra Hundemer-Friedman 
Petra joined the German Saturday School faculty in 2005 as a third grade teacher. Her background includes language studies in German, English, Spanish and German as a Foreign Language, as well as teaching experience at various language institutions. In addition to teaching at the German Saturday School, she also teaches grades 2-5 at Newton’s “German Club” as part of the IES After School Foreign Language Clubs, works as a private tutor for ESL and German and teaches German for the Goethe-Institut Boston.

6th, 7th and 8th Grade Head Teacher:

Heidi Singh 

9th, 10th and 11th Grade Head Teacher and in charge of Deutsche Sprachdiplome IVA, DSD I, DSDII:

Hanna Luecke