Sunday, August 14, 2011

Bienvenue à Jean-François Fouque

Jean-François Fouque (2nd and 3rd grade teacher) comes from Saint Christol d'Albion, a pitoresque little town situated on the high plateau of Albion near the mountain ranges of Dentelles de Montmirail and Mont Ventoux near the Luberon Regional Park in Provence. This area of Vaucluse, rich in culture and history is famous for its lavender fields.
After graduating as a Biology and Mathematics major from Lycée Paul Cézanne in Aix-en-provence, Jean-François completed a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from University of Provence. Jean-François soon realized he particularly enjoyed working with young children while working at various summer camps. After serving as a Corporal in the French Marine Artillery Regiment for his military service, he decided to pursue his teaching certification and joined the teaching Training Program of Aix en Provence (Institut Universitaire de Formation des Maîtres of Aix en Provence). Jean-François has been teaching all grade levels throughout the provence region, often in rural settings. He is particularly experienced with multilevel classrooms, his last teaching position was a combined 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade. Jean-François enjoys hiking and cycling through the inviting landscapes of Mont Sainte Victoire in provence, famous through Cezanne's paintings. He loves rugby and is known for his outstanding "omelette aux herbes de provence". His love of traveling and teaching are bringing him to l'Ecole Française du Maine, where he can combine his interests and share his experiences with the CE1-CE2 students.