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Anne-Cécile Peyrelongue

Teacher 1

Hello, my name is Anne-Cécile. I have 4 children, 2 boys and 2 girls: 11, 9, 7 and 1. We arrived in Raleigh in 2019, following my husband’s international job assignment.

I have been a primary school teacher for 14 years. I have been lucky to have the opportunity to teach both preschool and primary school levels in France and in Raleigh.

I obtained a BA in Education Science in 2005, and, in 2008, I passed my “Professeur des Ecoles” teaching degree (a Master in Education coupling theoretical and practical training for primary school teachers) at the I.S.F.P. (Institut Supérieur de Formation des Professeurs) in Grenoble, France.

I was recruited by L’école in 2019, and It is a pleasure for me to teach here. At L’école, we offer high quality learning to all our students based on differentiated instruction, listening, oral and written production, personalized attention to each student, and structured activities. Our students, learn how to write in cursive in Kindergarten, and are able to read and write in both English and French at a faster pace than is normally expected. We expect high quality presentations and neat notebooks. We take each students at their level when they come to us, and our goal is to bring the students as far as they can.

Sandie Masson

Teacher 2

Hello, my name is Sandie. I am a French teacher with two teaching degrees from France’s Ministry of National Education: Professeur des Ecoles” teaching degree (a Master in Education coupling theoretical and practical training for primary school teachers) and CAPA-SH (Middle School Specialized Education Teacher).

After having taught in Middle Schools for seven years in France, I joined the AEFE’s network of international schools. I taught for ten years in French International schools affiliated to the French Education system, including the Awty school in Houston (where she was teaching 4rth grade) and The French American School of New York (where she was teaching third grade until June 2022). Teaching in a private school afforded me the opportunity to develop skills to adapt my teaching to students from around the world—some of whom came from non-French-speaking backgrounds.

The new information and communication technologies are an integral part of my teaching which helps make it fun and  innovative. My classroom is equipped with an interactive whiteboard, and I make use of its advantages on a daily basis. 

Because I am passionate about my profession, which for me is a veritable vocation, I seek to provide quality education  while motivating the students under my care. Project-base pedagogy plays an essential role in my pedagogical approach.  I have been successful in incorporating a variety of fun cultural projects into my classes that have leant vigor to my  teaching.  

Prior to working in the United States and while still in France, I joined the network of part-time teacher trainers who  welcome teacher trainees to observe their classes in the scope of the CAPA-SH certification (Certificate of professional  competence – Specialized Assistance to the Handicapped). I was among the teachers who served as a teacher training  resource within the district. Later, I was consequently encouraged to sit for the CAFIPEMF (Master Trainer Teacher  Certification) competitive exam.

Guilhem Roche

Teacher 3

My name is Guilhem, (pronounced GUIYEM) I have a B.A. in English and a M.A. in Linguistics/Translation from Université Jean Monnet. I also studied linguistics and completed a lateral entry professional educator’s licensure program at NC State in 2014. Since then, I have worked at L’École for one year with the 2-3 year-olds, with afterschool students aged 5 to 8, and given private lessons to students from various backgrounds. I also taught French at Raleigh Charter High School for one year and worked with Fort Bragg military personnel in conversational French. I have been working as a freelance linguist, since 2011, as well.

I have a wonderful bilingual family of four. My wife is a high school French teacher, and I have two young children, James and Sabrina, with whom I have been sharing my love and passion for the French language and culture since they were born.

In my free time, I enjoy hiking in nature, reading, and eating out.

I look forward to teaching English full-time at L’École in 2022, and meeting and sharing my knowledge and enthusiasm with new students.

Tiffany Esnault

Teacher 4

Hello, my name is Tiffany. I have 2 daughters, 9 and 7. I arrived in Raleigh in 2019. We come from Paris, France. I seized the opportunity of our move to the USA to improve my teaching skills.

I started teaching FLE (French as a Foreign Language) at L’école, in 2019, then I took over the CE2 ( 3rd grade) and CM2 ( 5th Grade) afterschool classes. In 2021-22, I taught the 4 year olds/ Pre-K class with 10 students.

Teaching is a real vocation for me! I love teaching at L’école and I am enjoying my job and the students tremendously. I particularly like teaching art, theater, sciences, cooking and sports. I am patient, calm and always ready to embark on a new project. Positive education and respect for the child’s development are essential for me.

In September 2022, I will be teaching, art, theater, science, and IT to the primary students.

Olivier Arondeau

Teacher 5

Hello, I am Olivier. I am French and I am a professional athlete trainer. I have trained top athletes in the past and now I have my own personal fitness studio in Raleigh.

My 3 children attend L’école.

I will be teaching sports to the primary school students.

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