Laurence Elia – Preschool teacher and teacher for other levels. laurence

I immigrated from Northern France after graduating from L’académie des Beaux-arts. I moved to New York in 1992 to pursue my long life desire to live in the United States.
I have a daughter, Marine, who I am raising bilingual and passing down my French heritage to. It’s very important for me to share my culture with my students.
I have been a pre-k teacher and a summer camp counselor in an American school for 13 years. I currently teach the 2 and 3 year olds as well as beginners preschool, beginners 2 and Kindergarten after school classes. I also teach a weekly beginners class at St Timothy and run L’ école’s summer camps there.
I would describe myself as a fun, patient, and highly energetic teacher with a genuine love and interest in children’s education and growth.

Laure Thépaut – Preschool teacher and teacher for other levels.


Laure is from Brittany in France. She came to North Carolina because of her husband’s new job assignment. He works for the french company Biomérieux in Durham.
She has been teaching 13 years , with 9 years of experience in the preschool levels and 4years in the elementary school grades. This experience allows her to identify the specific needs and requirements of preschool and elementary students. So it was logical for her to become part of the team of the l’Ecole French School of Raleigh to continue her profession and share her experiences and French culture with Americans and French Americans students.
Moreover it will be a new family adventure for her 4 and 7 year old daughters who will be immersed in an american school. They will also discover a new langage and culture while easily assimilating to environnement.
Laure is very happy to share her french culture and experiences and to be enriched in new traditions and discover a new country.



The board of directors

The head of the board of directors is Marie-Claire Ribeill, Honorary Consul of France in North Carolina.

Other directors include: Christian Foubert. Jerry Horner. Chad Lang, Sophie Rose,  Judith Vincent-Pope.