Anne-Cécile Peyrelongue

Kindergarten and 1 st grade / Grande Section et Cours Preparatoire

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

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.

Tiffany Esnault

All classes for Arts, Theatre, Sports

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

Sports

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.

Bianca Lapierre

1 to 4th grade English teacher

Hello, my name is Bianca, and I’m French Canadian. I have one daughter and one son who are eighteen and twenty. My family and I are bilingual with French being our first language and English being our second. I lived in Virginia from 2012 to 2020, and I have been living in Raleigh, NC ever since.

I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Documentation and Library Systems from Quebec, Canada. I’m a certified Wake County Public School Substitute teacher and with Chesterfield County Public Schools. I have more than 20 years of experience with students. One of them being at Thomas Dale High school in Virginia. I gave private lessons in French after school and during the summer.

In September of 2022, I will be teaching English. It will be an awesome experience to work with L’École. I will share my passion for reading and teaching at the same time.

In my free time, I love taking walks along the beach and to do mountain biking. Spending time with my family is also super important to me.

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