• Guten Tag, ich heiße Frau Siess! Willkommen im Deutschunterricht!

    Hi, my name is Frau (Ms.) Siess! Welcome to German class!

     

    Frau in Dirndl    

             

    Hometown: Union, MO

     

    High School: St. Francis Borgia, Washington, MO

     Gummy bear German flag

     

    I am the youngest of 4 with two brothers & one sister. 

     

    I currently live in Chesterfield, MO & my parents, siblings & 3 nieces all live in the St. Louis area. 

     

    Frau with parents and niece at SLU graduation

     

    I graduated from SLU in 2010 with a B.S. in Secondary Ed. & a Major in German Studies. 

     

    I spent the first 8 years of my teaching career at Parkway Southwest & West Middle Schools.

     

    Flags of Germany, Switzerland & Austria

     

    I began learning German as a Freshman in high school.

     

    Much like many of my German students,

    I chose to begin learning German because much of my family heritage is German. 

     

     

    Frau in front of Neuschwannstein Castle

     

    I have been to the German-speaking world 6 times (so far!).

     

    My first experience was an exchange trip to Marbach am Neckar, Germany in 2005.

     

    Heidelberg, Germany

     

    I studied abroad in Heidelberg, Germany for a semester in college. 

     

    I have taken 3 groups of students on exchange trips to Germany,

    twice to Haren in nothern Germany and once to Stuttgart!

     

    Frau and Exchange Partner, Bremen, 2016

     

    I got the chance to reunite with my high school exchange partner in the summer of 2016 while on an exchange trip with students of my own! 

     

    I am so excited to share my love of German and the German-speaking world with my students!