Our Team

Hello, my name is Josephin. My family and I came to Saskatoon in 2000. Luckily, our two sons still speak German fluently. After two years I began to volunteer for the German Language School Saskatoon, teaching kids between 8 and 10 years of age. Since then I have been teaching German not only for the school at different levels, but for the university as well. For the last couple of years, I have taught the credit courses for grade 9 to grade 12 students, the DSD I language certificate, and the advanced conversational adult class. I have a couple of hobbies, in summer mostly tending my garden, and being outdoors as much as I have time. In winter I enjoy reading if time between classes permits.

Hi! My name is Franziska and I’ve been a teacher for the German school for over 9 years. My German knowledge comes from living in Germany for 12 years and having family still live there. I really enjoy teaching and in the classes that I teach, I put an emphasis on learning culture along with the language, as you can't have one without the other. In my spare time I run German cooking classes because sharing food is another love of mine, traveling home to a small little village in the Black Forest when I can and spending time with my husband and dogs.

My name is Theresa and I have been connected with the German Language School Saskatoon since 2015. I am an immigrant from Germany and my heart beats for both countries - my new and my old 'Heimat' (home). I grew up in beautiful Bavaria, and learned how to celebrate Karneval while studying and working in Cologne (Koeln). I am very passionate about sharing German language, culture and traditions with everyone who is interested. I have a background in journalism as well as teaching and immigrant settlement advising.

I hope I will meet you in class soon!

My name is Kathleen and I came to Canada in 2009. I grew up way out in the countryside near Leipzig/Germany. Here, I do live in Saskatoon with my family, but my dream is certainly to live out in the countryside again, as I am not really a city person. I did move to the United States after finishing school, returned to Germany to study in Cologne and went back to the States. After returning to Germany again, I did meet my husband and soon he brought up the idea of finding a country to move to together, as long as we are still young and adventures enough. Canada was one of the countries we did consider and here we are. I started driving school bus in 2012. Since September 2017 I also coordinate the school as principal and I did teach the Level 2/3 classroom for 2 years. Administration for the school keeps me busy and I am very happy that I have such great teachers around me (“old” ones and new ones). Together as a team we like to share not only the German Language with you, but also bring culture and lots more to our students and families.

Hi everyone! My name is Polina. I will be teaching Level 3 as well as Adult Beginner German this year. I work as an English teacher in Saskatoon at the moment. I finished my Bachelor of Education at the University of Saskatchewan and am currently working on my Masters at the University of Calgary. I also have a degree in German Studies from York University and studied at Humboldt University in Berlin. I’m looking forward to meeting you all this school year!

Hi, I am Anna and I am part of the German speaking community since I started at the Haensel & Gretel Pre-School. I did go through all the levels here at the school till I finished with the German Credit Classes. 

I am currently studying at the Business School in Saskatoon.

I started to work as an assistant in the Level 2/3 classroom in 2017/18 and for 2018/19 I assisted in the Level 1 classroom. I took over as a teacher for Level 1 in September 2019.

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