The administration of the John F. Kennedy School consists of an American and a German Principal of the Elementary School (ES) and an American and German Principal of the High School (HS). One of these four is also the Managing Director of the John F. Kennedy School.

The principals lead the school as colleagues in accordance with the law and administrative regulations, as well as the instructions and resolutions of the Educational Directorate (E.D.) of the John F. Kennedy School and the decisions of the JFKS School Conference and faculty.

American Principal – HS

Managing Director

Brian Salzer

American Principal – ES

Racso Cortinas

Acting German Principal – HS

Steffen Schulz

Acting German Principal – ES

Jenny Hoenicke

The assistant principals support and assist the Managing Director and principals in their administrative functions. They develop the schedule, supervision, and substitution plans and are responsible for discipline matters. They arrange for substitute teachers and substitute for the principal of their nationality and level as necessary.

American Assistant Principal – HS

David Krupski

American Assistant Principal – ES

Ashia Bell

German Assistant Principal – HS

Birgit Hinrichsen

German Assistant Principal – ES

Jenny Hoenicke


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John F. Kennedy School

Teltower Damm 87-93
14167 Berlin, Germany

Elementary School (EC-6)

Phone: + 49 30 90299 5711
Fax: + 49 30 90299 6377

High School (7-12)

American Secretary:
+ 49 30 90299 5758
German Secretary:
+ 49 30 90299 5710
Fax: +49 30 90299 6868