Tuesday, August 14th, 2018


Teacher: Barbara Steinkemper

Barbara SteinkemperMy name is Barbara Steinkemper and I have been working at the German School of San Francisco since 2001. I was born and raised in a small town near Bielefeld, which is in the  north-western part of the country. I studied social work and education at the University of Bielefeld before I moved to San Francisco where I completed my Master’s Degree in Psychology.

During the week, I work as the kindergarten teacher at GISSV, the German International School in the Presidio.  I have two grown up children who used to attend the German Saturday School as well.

I enjoy working with the younger children and helping them foster a love of the German language.  In my free time, I enjoy biking, hiking, spending time with friends and family.

TA: Rebecca Pollitz

Rebecca_29Oct17Hi, my name is Rebecca and I am an assistant teacher at the German School. I am currently in my last year of high school and plan on attending a state school in the Bay Area after graduating. I have been fortunate enough to been raised bilingual. Part of my family lives in Germany and I also speak German at home on a daily basis. I absolutely love learning languages, and am thrilled to have the opportunity to pass on the spark of possibilities that a foreign language offer. In the past I have taught children ages 3-17 swim lessons, and assisted in tutoring sessions for children attending dual immersion programs. I am excited to provide a lively academic experience to the students of the German School.