The faculty, staff and administrators at Hohenfels Middle/High School want to welcome you to the 2015-16 school year. We are all here to serve our students and their families. We have prepared a Student Handbook (available on this website) to familiarize you with our school's educational programming and operating procedures. We ask you to become familiar with its contents.
The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) is continually changing, growing and stretching for new ways to provide a quality 21st Century education for our students. As part of our continual growth, College and Career Readiness (CCR) standards are beginning to be introduced, and through the next few years will become fully implemented for all our schools.
We want all of the people we serve to visit our school and feel the pride we have here. We want to encourage our community members to become a part of the many good things happening at HMHS as volunteers for our Continual School Improvement (CSI) process or simply to help out in our school or as a fan of our many clubs or teams.
Our school mascot is a Tiger; the Siberian Tiger. Be just like our tiger; walk in dignity and respect, making the right choices. Show your uniqueness, and demonstrate your school spirit and pride in everything you do.
We wish you the best year ever at Hohenfels Middle/High School.
"Go Tigers, Go!"
Cristina Echevarria - Principal and Clyde Hadrava - Assistant Principal
Ms. Cristina Echevarria was born in Puerto Rico but was raised in Brooklyn, New York. She received a Master's Degree in School Administration from the University of Puerto Rico and taught in Puerto Rico for twelve years before moving to Nashville, Tennessee. She earned a degree in Business Administration and worked as Director of Compensation and Human Resources for a major retail corporation for eleven years before moving to Daegu, Korea in 1991. She taught Business and Spanish classes at Daegu American School. She lived in Korea and Japan as a teacher for eight years and then was promoted to Assistant Principal at Naples American School in Italy in 1997. After seven years she moved to Germany and became the Principal of Hanau American High School. Then in 2008 she moved to Aviano, Italy to serve as the Principal of Aviano Middle/High School. Finally, in 2012, she moved back to Germany to become our principal.
Ms. Echevarria and her husband have two grown daughters (a Lt. Colonel and a college professor of engineering). And they have seven wonderful grandchildren. Ms. Echevarria enjoys working with children and believes that every child can be successful given the right opportunity.
Education is our assistant principal's second career. Mr. Clyde Hadrava is a proud veteran of the United States Navy, retiring from the submarine community. Clyde made six deployments on ballistic missile submarines, then later spent several years on an attack submarine as a communications specialist. "Having spent extended time away from my family while serving in the Navy, allows me to somewhat understand the sacrifices our military families are making today. Being able to serve the children of those who serve gives me great pride. Military families have my empathy and admiration for the sacrifices they are making on behalf of our nation." says Hadrava.
Prior to being a principal, Clyde Hadrava taught middle school mathematics and social studies for nine years on a Chippewa Indian reservation. Then he was a Middle School and a K-12 principal for four years at two schools in rural northern Minnesota. Mr. Hadrava has been with the Department of Defense Education Activity since 2010. He joined DoDEA to become an assistant principal at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Clyde Hadrava holds a Bachelor of Science degree in education and a Master of Science degree in education from Bemidji State University in Minnesota. He attended Minnesota State University, Moorhead (MN) where he earned his administrator's credentials, and is currently pursuing an Education Specialist (Ed. S.) degree in educational leadership. Mr. Hadrava has been married for 30 years to his wife, Tangela. They have two adult children, Amelia and Grant, who are both serving in the United States Air Force. In his leisure time, Clyde enjoys golfing, and being in the outdoors. He and Tangela also enjoy traveling and seeing new places. "I am incredibly excited about being in Germany and sharing my experience at Hohenfels, says Hadrava.