Head of School

Qualified, motivated, experienced staff members are key to the success of our work.

Ralf Schönborn
Head of Primary School

After many years in school leadership roles at different schools in both Germany and the USA, Ralf Schönborn started at our JSS as a leadership team member in October 2021. He then took over the position of primary school headmaster at both sites on 1 December last year. Ralf studied social pedagogy and worked in a youth home. His two now big "children", Marie and Frederik, in a way live the same spread as Ralf himself: one leg firmly in Germany (Frederik), the other, at least emotionally, in the USA (Marie). He feels that being allowed to work at the JSS is like winning the lottery.

Lisa Schüfer
Head of Primary School

Lisa Schüfer has been working at the Josef Schwarz School since 2014. She has managed the Heilbronn and Erlenbach sites together with Ralf Schönborn since returning from parental leave. Since 2015, she has been on the management team of the primary school and was responsible for all subject teachers and the German department. In January 2017, Ms Schüfer took over the primary school management. As a native of Neckarsulm who has now also settled at home in Erlenbach, she particularly appreciates the mix of local and international elements in the primary school.