Lead Teacher & Assistant Director
I am originally from Hildesheim in Germany. In July of 1992 I graduated from a professional school called Fachschule für Sozialpädagogik with an Early Childhood education degree. I then worked in culturally sensitive educational capacities in Germany for over 14 years.
My first year of work experience was in my hometown in a public preschool, which was followed by my time at a Catholic preschool where I worked for over nine years. When I moved to Wiesbaden in 2003 I worked at a Lutheran preschool for close to five years.
In 2008, my husband Marcus and I moved to San Diego where my husband started his own IT business, and I began working for Die Rasselbande preschool soon after as the Cultural Educator. I am excited to be part of this preschool.
Désirée Kim ~ Teacher
I grew up in Cologne, Germany where I completed my Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education. After working with children from multilingual and multicultural backgrounds, I discovered my true passion for language.
That is the reason why I took the great opportunity to teach German as a second and foreign language at the German School of Shanghai, China as well as the German School of Seoul, South Korea. In order to deepen my knowledge, I completed a diploma as a German Teacher at the Goethe Institute.
After traveling the world, being exposed to several languages, and experiencing great encounters with people from different regions I am now calling San Diego home. Being part of an international, creative, and open-minded community is what I cherish the most, and of course, being surrounded by beautiful nature.
When I am not teaching I am raising my bilingual daughter. We love spending time outdoors, being artsy and craftsy, living an environmentally friendly lifestyle, and diving into books.