My passion is to create living and learning environments for children. When searching for suitable daycare solutions for my daughter in 2006, I was not convinced by what I found in Cologne. Since then I have been developing my own daycare centers.
I grew up in Germany and lived abroad for several years. In my life I am surrounded by people with diverse ethnic and religious heritage, therefore I want rainbowtrekkers kindergartens to be shaped by multilingualism and an international scope as diversity and respect for others are values we stand for.
Currently our team consists of over 40 employees who share the same ideas. I’m convinced that education only works through relationships. Children need people who they can trust and whom with they can build long-term relationships in their everyday lives. This is why I am striving to create jobs where educators feel comfortable. That includes unconditional respect for the daily educational fieldwork, as well as provide creative freedom to the teams and leaders to develop themselves. Additionally, I support my colleagues in advancing their further education and training.
I have studied in Germany and abroad and hold a MA degree in Humanities from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. My personal professional background builds up from international work experience focusing on social economy, quality management and kindergarten administration.
At rainbowtrekkers I am in charge of the office to run smoothly and efficiently. Editing and filing caregiving contracts, staff administration and salaries, material orders and coordination of suppliers are parts of the topics I deal with on a daily level.
I file and store documents, pre-sort bills and answer letters and incoming e-mails.
I am personal assistant to the CEO. If you call the rainbowtrekkers, there is a good chance that it is me who is answering the phone.
Cologne is were I was born, grew up and earned a degree in office management. I love to do sports. I also took part at the Fair Play Tour covering 700 km.
I have been working as a freelance educational consultant for rainbowtrekkers and was entrusted with reviewing existing elements of the rainbowtrekkers curriculum and developing new elements.
I have been working as an educator for about 15 years. My training began at the University of Hamburg in Germany and ended with a degree in Psychology at the University of Maryland (USA). This was followed by a Master’s degree in Elementary and Early Years Education at the University of Phoenix (USA) and substantial further professional development, for instance through the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO)—currently one of the leading organizations in intercultural education.
In my work as an educator, for example in my current position as a primary teacher at Cologne International School (CIS), I am particularly interested in the universals of education and pedagogy across cultural and political boundaries. Before I returned to Germany in 2015, I lived and taught in Southern California, in Belgium, and in South Asia.