Tanja Skousen ~ Lead Teacher
I grew up in a very small town near Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Before I embarked on my studies at the Fachschule fur Sozialpaedagogik in Gelnhausen, I completed a year Practicum at the youth center in my hometown of Schluechtern. During my education I completed two 3 month long practicums. One in a home for children with developmental difficulties and the other at my local preschool. After meeting my Husband Keith we moved to Tucson, AZ in 2003 where I worked as a veterinary technician until we moved to San Diego in 2010. Here the opportunity arose for me to stay home with our son. This gave me the time to round out my education to finally step back into my original career.
Stev Richter ~ Assistant Teacher
I was born and raised in Dresden, Germany. After graduation I volunteered and worked at a Youth center farm project, a nursing home and as a nursing assistant.
I then attended a year long training for early childhood education.
For the past 11 years I've been working as an IT consultant and then became a green card holder, prompting my move to the United States.
I am happy to apply my love for education again by working with and supporting children at the Rasselbande and to promote the German language and culture.
I am a hobby photographer and love to travel in my free time.