Thursday, August 16, 2012

Bienvenue à Gaëlle Chevallier

L'Ecole française du Maine welcomes Gaëlle Chevallier as Preschool Lead Teacher. Gaelle comes from Amancy, a small village close to Annecy, in Haute-Savoie, which is a French region situated in the mountain ranges of the Alps, near Switzerland. After earning her Baccalauréat Degree (French High School Equivalent), Gaëlle studied English literature and civilization at Stendhal University, in Grenoble, France, where she obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in English language, literature and civilization. She spent the third year of her degree in England and attended the University of Reading as an exchange student. This experience abroad contributed to developing her interest in languages and in other cultures. Thus, she continued to travel in Europe and all around the world, to places such as Australia and Argentina. Gaëlle joined the Institut Universitaire de Formation des Maîtres of Bonneville to become a preschool and elementary school teacher. For three years, she taught in various classroom levels from preschool to 5th grade, often in rural settings and almost always in multilevel classrooms of 2 or 3 levels. Her interests include traveling, reading, playing the piano and singing. She is very enthusiastic about discovering the United States and teaching at L’Ecole Française du Maine.