Encinitas School is currently looking for a new location
Katja Petrascheck – School Director and teacher
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-B1 levels 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.
I was born and raised in Hamburg, Germany & moved in December 2012 to Southern California. In Germany, I dedicated myself to the healthcare profession and worked as a medical assistant for physicians and the University Klinik Eppendorf. Since moving to the US, I have been working with children of different ages and found a new passion in teaching. I am a Preschool Teacher in Oceanside with 12 ECE Units and joined the GASA Encinitas in January 2022. I love to educate, finding creative activities and to encourage the sense of community by bringing the German culture and language closer to our students. I am looking forward to working for GASA for many years to come.
Multilingualism is the norm in most of the world and we believe that children who speak and write more than one language will be better prepared for life in the 21st century with its growing global economy. The best way to master another language is to start learning at an early age.
GASA admits students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin.