Cathrin was born in Germany and grew up in a small town near Stuttgart. Growing up in Europe, near the French and Swiss border she’s always had a passion for other cultures and languages. She spent her gap year in Paris and went on to study French, English, and Art at the Pädagogische Hochschule in Freiburg where she received a bachelor’s degree in Education.

During her studies she gained in-classroom experience as a student teacher at Memorial Middle School in South Portland. She had no idea at the time that the beautiful coast of Maine would become her new home!

Upon moving to Maine and starting a family with her husband, Cathrin worked at Cricket Hunt School in Freeport as a French teacher for seven years where she shared her enthusiasm and knowledge of the French language and culture. She’s also worked as a translator from English into German and English into French.

Cathrin lives in South Portland with her husband, their three children and dog. She loves long walks with her lab-retriever, exploring the outdoors with her family, practising yoga and mindfulness, as well as creating art. She feels fortunate and excited for the opportunity to share her mother language and culture with adult learners who are equally passionate about new languages and cultures.