Thursday, September 17, 2015

Renewed Accreditation with French Ministry of Education !

L'Ecole Française du Maine holds triple accreditation: by the French Ministry of Education, as well as the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), and the Maine Department of Education (DOE).

Students release Monarch Butterflies

Kindergarten and first grade students are studying insects and life cycles. Teachers Philomène Rossini and Yassine Merchi found Monarch caterpillars and milkweed for students to feed them. Their butterfiles are on their way for the long migration.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Bienvenue Chantal !

L’Ecole Française du Maine is pleased to welcome Chantal into the school in the fall of 2015 as Assistant Teacher and Yoga & Fitness Instructor.
Chantal grew up in the suburbs of Paris, where she graduated from high school with a baccalaureate in science. She started University in Paris, then moved to Boston MA where she finished her education at Bentley College with a Bachelor's in Accountancy. 
Chantal has several years of experience in banking as a manager but her heart lies in Yoga. She is a 10 year certified yoga instructor with a variety of teaching experience with adults and children. Chantal recently moved back to New England from Florida, where she had her two daughters. She is very happy to be part of our school's staff, she enjoys spending time with children and looks forward to building a new life in Maine with her family.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Welcome Aline Dussart

Aline was born and raised in the north east of France close to the Belgium border in a department called « les Ardennes ». This region is known as the “Heart of Europe” because of the proximity with Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxemburg.
She graduated from the University of Reims and went on to pass the French National Teaching Exam to become a Certified Teacher. Aline is a seasoned teacher with 10 years of experience teaching for the French Ministry of Education to many ages and grades. She is known for her natural and easy contact with children and families and for her smiling and positive personality. Aline demonstrated enthusiasm for taking on projects in the schools where she taught. 
Aline has always been interested in learning about other cultures and languages. To satisfy her desire to discover the world, she took a year of sabbatical to travel with her husband to many countries, most of the time perfecting her English with other travelers or getting a taste for the local culture by discovering the local language with residents of the countries visited. Having had this chance to travel, she knew teaching abroad was something she wanted to pursue. 
In her spare time, Aline enjoys reading, listening to music, travelling, doing sport, cuisine and the wilderness. L’Ecole Française du Maine is pleased to welcome Aline into the school in the fall of 2015.