Justyna Feldman ~ Lead Teacher
I was born in Poland and grew up in Stuttgart, Germany. I started babysitting when I was 15 and through that I discovered my passion for working with young children. After completing my degree in Early Childhood Education in Tübingen, I decided to travel and improve my English. I knew I also wanted to work with children so I spent the next 2 years as an Au Pair on the east coast. I was living with families in Philadelphia and Baltimore and cared for their children. After meeting my husband, I continued working with children while getting my Bachelor‘s degree in Psychology. For the past 3 years I worked in Philadelphia with preschool age children on the autism spectrum and I truly loved it.
This summer my husband and I moved to San Diego for a change of pace and the beautiful warm weather! In my spare time, I enjoy traveling and exploring different cultures and trying new foods. I am very excited to be part of die Rasselbande!
Karen Byfield ~ Teacher
I was born and raised in Bremen, Germany. I have a degree in Early Childhood Education and worked for several years in German Kindergartens.
I started my journey at the Rasselbande back in 2016 as the Teacher in the Mausgroup. In 2018 my family and I moved to beautiful Bellingham, Washington. There I continued my passion in childhood development and worked as a Life Skills Para- Educator for the Ferndale School District. In the summer of 2020 we decided to move back to San Diego to be close to our family. I am so excited to be back with the Rasselbande.
Working with children is the most rewarding job I can think of. I love how every day is a new adventure for your little ones. I am always amazed with their endless energy, honesty and creativity.
When I am not working, I spend my time enjoying life with my wonderful husband and our two beautiful kids.