Head of School


Sarah Kupke, spent the first 8 years of her teaching career in primary education, secondary special needs and university undergraduate teaching in the UK. She taught at the ISS from 1990 to 1995 before exploring the Waldorf school system, working for a language service and then becoming the founding Director of the Heidelberg International School from 2000 to 2004. In September 2004 she came to the International School of Stuttgart in Sindelfingen. 

Sarah leads the team of pioneering educationalists who are developing a dual-language teaching programme at ISS Sindelfingen. The team is driven by their goal to focus all decision-making on improving students’ learning for understanding. Her professional experiences in a number of start-up schools have been helpful in shaping the learning programme for BaSICS. She is a member of the Board of the Association of German International Schools (AGIS). 

Sarah lives in Sindelfingen with her husband, who is an artist. When time allows, she performs in local theatre productions. Having moved over 20 times, she enjoys living and working in the town she has now called home since 1990.