Welcome to our new Principal Christof Martin

GESS is proud to announce Mr. Christof Martin as our new Principal starting in August 2019.


Mr. Martin is currently serving as the Principal of the Friedrich-Schiller-Gymnasium in Marbach on the Neckar with over 2400 students and 250 teachers. He has more than 18 years of experience as a principal of various German schools of different sizes and spent four years as the Principal of a German School Abroad – the “Colegio Aleman” Quito in Ecuador. Since 2018 his School in Marbach on the Neckar has offered its students the possibility of an IB degree in addition to the German Abitur, an initiative that was driven by Mr. Martin. Under his leadership this School has received several awards, including the MINT Excellence Centre, School without racism, International Environmental School and the DSI certificate for Astronomy to name just a few.

The School believes that Mr. Martin will be an excellent Principal for GESS with his passion for education, his hands-on management style, his empathy and his heart for students and their well-being, and we hope you will join us in welcoming him into our School Community.