Preschool-12 Bilingual Education in
Two Locations in the Bay Area

Jutta Cottarel, 4th Grade Teacher
Jutta Cottarel, 4th Grade Teacher

Native from Germany, my family and I have lived in the US since more than 20 years.Our journey began in New York and then Boston were both my husband and I worked as scientists in the Biotech Industry. After our 3 children were born, I decided to transfer into the field of education, which was a very rewarding experience.

I have taught in the elementary programs of both the German and French International School in Cambridge, MA as well as at the German Saturday School in Boston.

Since we arrived in California 9 years ago, I had the pleasure of working within the IB program at the German International School in Menlo Park. I find it the most rewarding experience to work with children, to teach them and to learn from them. It is such a privilege to be able to immerse into a diverse and multicultural world and at the same time keeping alive our own language and culture.

Education: Bachelors Degree in Biology from the University of Cologne, French Culture and Language Diploma at Alliance Francaise, Paris, France

Years of Education: 15