I was born in France and am an American naturalized citizen. I have a background in education and hold a CAPES and AGREGATION in Foreign Language teaching from the university Paul Valéry in Montpellier France. I founded l’Ecole in my home in 2009. I was the school director until 2012 when L’école became a non-profit, in order to be the recipient of the FLAM (Français Langue Maternelle). This allowed a grant from the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, dedicated to French schools teaching French to French children around the world.
I was the president of the board of l’école from 2012 to 2019. I have been the honorary Consul of France in North Carolina since March 2010. As such, I am dedicated to the promotion of France, friendship and trade between France and North Carolina as well as supporting the French population in the area. I worked for ten years as a teacher in France and England, then as a history teacher at the French School of Raleigh, a French sub at Exploris Middle School. I have then been a tutor in French and history for French students in Raleigh, followed by a position at SKEMA Business School. I was an English and French teacher first, then the North America Development and External Relations Officer. I have re-assumed the directorship of L’école in I have two sons: Guilhem, who works in Boston, and Axel, who works in Durham, NC.
I am from Democratique Republique of Congo. I am a doctor; I obtained my bachelor degree in 2015 to the Protestant University of Congo. The children are my passion and my greatest dream is to become a pediatrician.
I am married to a wonderful man and we are both parents of an adorable little girl.
My experience as a young mother has allowed me to get all the beneficial knowledge in the education of a child such as ability to listen, communication, anticipation, sense of responsibility, organization and creativity (artistic and musical). I always love to work with children and I give my best to bring attention and security to them.
It has been two years and a half since I joined my husband to the USA.
I started working at l’Ecole as an assistant teacher first, then as a teacher, having been trained by a very talented teacher from France. I still like to learn from the other French teachers around me that have much experience and are always happy to help. I have a background in pediatric psychology that gives me another advantage to care for the children.
I am young, full of energy and good ideas, naturally a very patient person, nice and especially attentive.
I currently teach French in the 3 years old classroom at l’Ecole and it is really a pleasure to contribute to the instruction and the education of those children.
Bonjour! 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 3 year olds as well as beginners preschool, beginners 2 and Kindergarten after school classes.
I would describe myself as a fun, patient, and highly energetic teacher with a genuine love and interest in children’s education and growth.
Born, raised and educated (Sorbonne, Paris) in France. We moved to the US as a family in 1992 and since then we also lived in England, France and China. We have 6 children (4 are married, and our youngest one is a freshman at NCState). We also have 7 grandchildren (and counting). I love to use power tools, hike and exercise. I have been teaching French since 2008 and in 2012 I earned the Alliance Francaise diploma :French Teaching to Foreigners. I currently work at l’Ecole as an Afterschool teacher specialized in FLE (French as a second language).
I was born and raised in South Carolina, where I attended and graduated from Clemson University with a BA in French Language. During my university studies, I spent a semester at l’Université de Rennes II, Haute-Bretagne. I taught English at the Lycée Allende, l’École Montmorency and l’École Quesnel, all of which are in Hérouville-St. Clair. After completing this assistantship in Normandy, I earned an MA in French from Middlebury College in Vermont and Paris. In the U.S., I have taught high school and elementary school in Vermont, Massachusetts and North Carolina. My life has been richer thanks to my bilingual education and international experiences. I am grateful for the opportunity to pass this language and culture to my son, who is a student at L’École. Working at l’Ecole I am enjoying speaking, singing and playing in French with the babies and their mum/dad/grandparent in the Baby&Me classes. I enjoy teaching through fun activities from the youngest age, and watching my little students become confident in French throughout their path in l’Ecole.
Hello, I am Tiffany. I am native French. I was born and have lived all my life near Paris. I am married and have two little daughters. We came with my family to the US two years ago for my husband’s job. I first taught French as a second language then I taught French at the 3rd and 5th grade level. In my free time, I enjoy visual arts, crafting, sewing, gardening and cooking. I am passionate about my profession as a teacher. I am completely devoted to my students. I am patient, calm and always full of new ideas. Positive education, respect, and child development is essential for me.
My name is Clarisse Materanya. Born in the Democratic Republic of Congo, I emigrated to the US in 2010, and became a US citizen in 2015. I am a happily married woman with four beautiful children the last two of whom are fraternal twins. I came to the US with a bachelor’s degree in Economics, with a concentration in financial management from the University of Kinshasa. Then, I obtained a Master’s degree in Accounting from Strayer University Raleigh/US.
Since my husband worked overseas, I was a dedicated mother to my four children until the last ones reached the age of four. This gave me a real opportunity to re-discover myself and to embrace that inner passion inside of me; the desire for taking those little angels through the premises of human life as a childhood educator with assurance and confidence.
My French native background has offered me an incredible plus, and joining “L’école,” the French School of North Carolina, has given me a real opportunity to share my passion as well as to live it day-after-day as a teacher assistant, and since 2020 as an accountant too.
I was born and raised in Cairo-Egypt where I went to a French immersion school. I grew up speaking Arabic and French together. After graduating from high school , I went to the Faculty of Arts and majored in French and French Literature where I got my BA. I worked as a French teacher in American international schools then decided to immigrate to the U.S in 2005. I then pursued furthermore my teaching certificate and did alternate route at the college of New Jersey , and took a Masters course in language acquisition at Rutgers University in New Jersey. I am a certified French teacher K-12. I am also certified in ESL.
I worked as a French teacher for 6th, 7th and 8th grades in one of the most prestigious schools there for 13 years.
I also tutored high school students within the same school district.
My years of experience in teaching taught me that kindness is key when teaching children along with a good sense of humor. Students always described me as animated, energetic, kind, inspiring and very positive.
My other passion in life is singing, I sing in 3 different languages as I am trilingual. I also love fashion, shopping, traveling and learning new languages.
I am married to a French man and have 2 beautiful kids who are the world to me.
In France I used to be an assistant teacher and a youth leader for few years. I worked with children and teenagers from 3 to 18 years old.
Three years ago, I started studying psychology. My aim is to become a family therapist and work in child protective services.
Childhood is a very important period and I’m glad to help children to develop all their potential in the best environment.
I also loved to be involved in my community by working in nonprofit organizations who help to improve inclusion for people with disabilities.
For my free time, I love to bake, craft, and sew a lot.