Jil Rudolf-Vazquez - Lead Teacher
My name is Jil Pia Rudolf-Vazquez. I was born and raised in a small town near Frankfurt am Main, Germany and I lived there until I graduated from high school. In 2008 I moved to Innsbruck, Austria for my undergraduate studies in Psychology and Political Science. As a student I worked with children at a summer camp and at a psychiatry for children and adolescent, which made me realize that I wanted to work with children for the rest of my life.
In 2012 I moved to San Diego for my graduate studies in Political Science at San Diego State University, which I finished in 2014. Working as a Teaching Assistant, Research Assistant and Adjunct Professor for the last couple of years made me fall in love with teaching. Since joining Die Rasselbande in 2014, I have been taking further classes in Early Childhood Education to compliment my Psychology Bachelors. I am very excited to be part of Die Rasselbande, since this combines my passion for education and the work with children.
Justyna Feldman - 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!