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 Cynthia Sanders - 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 Mrs. Sanders’ second career. She was a computer programmer for Electronic Data System before realizing that education is her passion. She enjoys assisting young people in setting and achieving their goals.
Ms. Sanders completed her Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Mathematics at Grambling State University in Grambling, LA. She completed her M. Ed at The University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, MS. She has 21 years of teaching and counseling experience at the high school level. After teaching mathematics in St. Petersburg, FL, Ms. Sanders moved to Misawa, Japan where she began her DoDEA career working as an AVID tutor at Edgren High School. She became a mathematics instructor and moved to Yokota AFB, Japan where she later became a counselor. After enjoying 15 years at Yokota, she transferred to Kaiserslautern High School in Kaiserslautern, Germany. She enjoyed K-town for 2.5 years.
Mrs. Sanders believes that ALL students are capable of learning and that it is our purpose to help them reach their maximum potential to be productive members of our global society. This will be accomplished as we instruct them to be college and career ready.
Mrs. Sanders has been happily married to Lloyd Sanders (retired Air Force) for 33 years and they are the proud parents of two daughters, Destiny (DPT) and Angelica (math instructor), who are both DoDEA graduates from Yokota High School, Japan.
Ms. Sanders looks forward to working with the stakeholders of the Hohenfels community to ensure that the students of HMHS get the best possible education.