Teacher: Barbara Steinkemper

Barbara Steinkemper

My 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: Paul Conroy

My name is Paul Conroy and I’m a Teaching Assistant in the Vorschule level group and have been with the German School of San Francisco since January of 2017. I hold a minor degree in German from California State University, Fullerton and studied German and Public Relations at the Hochschule der Medien in Stuttgart Germany.

In addition to teaching, I’m also a big fan of German film and music and can be found often singing and performing German classics on the guitar. I have also taught previously at the German International School of Silicon Valley from 2013 – 2015.