Upper School Principal


Mary-Jane Martin has been employed by the by the International School of Stuttgart for the past 12 years. She has taught as a music teacher from pre-K-12, was HOD of arts for 8 years before becoming IB coordinator, Assistant Principal and, since 2009-10, Principal.

Prior to working at ISS, Mary-Jane taught as a vocal specialist in a wide range of schools in Adelaide and Sydney, Australia. After further study in Heidelberg Mary-Jane taught in a variety of music centers in Baden–Württemberg.

In the High School years it is essential that each child discover his/her ‘element’. This discovery then guides the subject and program choice process in the diploma years. Mary-Jane’s philosophy of education therefore centers on educating the whole child as an individual. 

The foundation of her relationship with students, parents and colleagues is the cultivation of an environment of openness and trust.  She lives in Stuttgart with her husband and two children, both of whom attended ISS.