Sandie Masson

2nd and 3rd grade - CE1 and CE2 (Cours Elementaire)

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.

Olivier Arondeau


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.

Alexandra Ptasienski

English Teacher

Christiana Hills

English Teacher