• May 10Want to join Student Government? Pick up a form in Mrs. Finacey's room and return it by May 22nd!

  • April 30Prom tickets are now on sale at both lunches for $60!

  • April 22Girls Varsity Tennis has a game against Danvers at GHS on Friday, May 17th at 4:00pm

  • April 22Boys Varsity Tennis has a game against Peabody at Peabody High School on Friday, May 17th at 4:00pm

  • April 2Girls Varsity Softball has a game against Danvers at GHS on Friday, May 17th at 4:00pm

  • March 31Boys Varsity Lacrosse has an Alumni game at GHS on Friday, May 17th at 6:30pm

  • March 25Boys Varsity Baseball has a game against Danvers at Twi Field on Friday, May 17th at 6:30pm

  • March 25Girls Varsity Lacrosse has a game against Winthrop at Miller Field on Friday, May 17th at 4:00pm

Have no Veer, German is still here

Back to Article
Back to Article

Have no Veer, German is still here

ERICCA NOLAN, Staff Writer

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






Among the many teachers Gloucester High School is welcoming this year, Ludger Veer takes on teaching German.

Veer grew up in the town of Beesten near the Dutch border in Germany. He finished his undergraduate studies at University of Mainz before switching to Tübingen. He received his masters degrees in history and finished his studies in Latin.

Following college, Veer taught history and latin for five years. After that, Veer finished studying and received his law degree. Until 2011, Veer practiced as a lawyer before switching back to teaching.

Veer taught at numerous schools in Massachusetts as either a substitute teacher or a part-time teacher. He taught Latin at a couple schools, including Melrose High School and Benjamin Franklin Charter School.

Veer is currently teaching two German classes. When asked about his how he feels the classes are going, he had this to say.

“We got our feet wet, and I think we are ready to pick up the pace,” said Veer. “I think that I can still push them a little more.”

Veer likes a lot of activities outside of the classroom. He enjoys hiking, but has not found his definite favorite trail yet, and enjoys reading as well. One of his favorite things to read are books in other languages, especially Latin. Soccer is one of Veer’s favorite sports.

Veer is excited for the rest of this year with his students.

“I really like the way the students react to each other and the teachers,” said Veer. “Learning is all about relationships, if i do not have connections with a student, it will be hard for a student to accept the class expectations.”

Veer also wants everyone in GHS to know that helping and caring for others is important.

“I like to help everybody that I can,” said Veer. “If anybody feels like they could use some advice or help, I can make time available because we all should care about each other as a community.”

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
3 Comments

3 Responses to “Have no Veer, German is still here”

  1. Julia Butler on October 5th, 2017 3:30 pm

    Ausgezeichnet! Sehr interessant! Now I wish I was back in German class….

  2. Anne Paganetti on October 6th, 2017 7:00 pm

    But Julia, you are !

  3. Anne Paganetti on October 6th, 2017 6:59 pm

    Ja, wirklich toll!
    I really hope German will continue for many years to come.

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




Navigate Left
  • Have no Veer, German is still here

    News

    Health center to host luncheon for senior class

  • Have no Veer, German is still here

    News

    3D printing floats CAD’s boat

  • Have no Veer, German is still here

    News

    Benchoff delivers best DECA performance in 22 years

  • Have no Veer, German is still here

    News

    Students petition to amend hat rule

  • Have no Veer, German is still here

    News

    SAGA awarded Awesome Gloucester grant to support LGBTQ youth

  • Have no Veer, German is still here

    News

    City rejects Dogtown National Register nomination

  • Have no Veer, German is still here

    News

    Schools told to cut spending… again

  • Have no Veer, German is still here

    News

    Speak up by shutting up

  • Have no Veer, German is still here

    News

    Longtime ROTC leader Richard ‘Gunner’ Muth inspires at NHS induction ceremony

  • Have no Veer, German is still here

    News

    From Gloucester to Gloucester, Adventureman completes his cross-country run

Navigate Right
Have no Veer, German is still here