Katja Petrascheck – A1 and School director
I studied languages at the Language University of Nizhni Novgorod in Russia and majored in German and English. I have been teaching adults and children for more than 20 years. I have extensive international experience working in Russia, Germany, Switzerland, UK, Australia and the US.
Since 2014 I’ve been with GASA, combining teaching A1 Klasse and being the acting School director of the Encinitas campus. My passion is to work with children, contributing to their growth and development of language skills and their multicultural understanding.
Doris Self- Kindergarten teacher
I was born in Bremerhaven, Germany and moved to the United States when I was 22 years old.
I have been with the German School for 15 years and counting. I have been teaching the Kindergarten class for 10 years and have loved every minute of it.
I have a wonderful family. With my daughter completing all stages of German school, assisting me and now minoring in German I have my son as my assistant teacher and I couldn’t ask for a better person to assist me.
Frau Susanne A2-B1 Stufe
grew up in Germany and studied biology in Germany and US. She holds a PhD from UCSD in biology.
She has extensive teaching experience at the college and high school level and has been teaching German to children privately as well.
She regularly travels with her family to Germany and other countries to instill a sense of cultural awareness and appreciation for language. Teaching a second language opens the door for global understanding and builds the heartfelt wish to experience new things!
Martina Liyanage A2-B1 Stufe
I was born in Muenster, in North-Rhine Westphalia and grew up in a small suburb of Cologne. I studied Marketing and Communication in Bonn. After gaining work experience in advertising agencies, I studied business administration at the University of Cologne. In 1993 I moved to the U.S. Raising my three boys here in California I am very happy that I could pass on the German language and traditions that enriched their personalities. After they left for college I began to tutor other children. With my passion for the German language, combined with my love for children, I really look forward to being part of this wonderful school as a teacher. In my leisure time I enjoy gardening, traveling, cooking and painting.
Dr. Natalie Guse – A1 Advanced
is a native German who decided to live her dream and to start a new life in the US in 2008. Natalie is an industry expert in Marketing and Social Media Strategizing. She was an early adopter of Social Media Marketing. She has developed Internet Marketing strategies for the Soccer FIFA World Cup in 2006 for the 12 host cities. After moving to the US in 2008, she founded Majestic Social Media, a full-service Social Media, SEO, and Internet Marketing company, located in beautiful Oceanside, California. While building her own company, she has also completed her Ph.D in Business Administration. Her doctoral thesis focused on the correlation between social media strategies and the business revenue of U.S. based companies. Dr. Natalie Guse also has a Master’s degree in Marketing and a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and PR.