On October 2, 2012, we welcomed Madame Viviane Motard, Pedagogical Advisor of the French Ministry of Education (CPAIEN ~ AEFE) for North America from the French Embassy in Washington, DC. It was an honor to have her come to Maine to share her knowledge and expertise.
Ms. Motard was very impressed with the school, its recent accomplishments and accreditations, and the level of French of our students. She was impressed by the quality of instruction which is thanks to our talented teachers and support staff. She observed classes in each grade level, and met with the Directors to share her observations, impressions and ideas for continued improvement.
At the end of her visit, Vivienne Motard conducted a training session for our entire teaching faculty on visual arts and oral language, and how to use them together for positive outcomes in both areas. Her presentation was very interesting and interactive, and all of the staff left with great ideas and a renewed enthusiasm for integrating visual arts into all we do.