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Marion Addo

Born in Lyon, France, Marion began studying Archeology and Classics, later continuing her studies in Athens, Greece. After receiving her Master’s in Classics, she participated in a teacher exchange program in Northern Greece. Marion then pursued studies in teaching French as a Second Language (FSL) and children’s theater. After this, she taught French literature and […]

Francis Carlier

Originally from Bayonne (Pyrénées Atlantiques), Mr. Carlier studied at the Schools of Fine Arts in Pau and Lyon before his military service. He then enrolled at the University of Toulouse Le Mirail where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Art History. After teaching art in middle school for a year, he completed his Masters of […]

Sophie Ricouard

Born and raised in Brittany (France), Sophie received her bachelor of of Arts Degree in Foreign Languages with a majored in English and Spanish and Economics. After she earned her Master’s of Education, she taught 3 years in France in multi-level classrooms. With her husband, she moved to NYC and taught at the Lycee Français […]

Sylvie Toudic

Originally from France, Sylvie’s international education started at the International School of Lyon (OIB). After graduating with a Master of International Law, she pursued a career as Credit Manager. Passionate about foreign languages, she volunteered to develop and implement a program to teach English in local schools around Lyon. Following her husband to England, she […]

Emilie Ballivy

Originally from Lyon, Emilie holds a Master’s Degree in Applied Foreign Languages and International Management from the University of Lyon III. She worked for 4 years in the software industry in Ireland before deciding to dedicate herself to her passion: education. After earning a Montessori credential from St. Nicholas Montessori College in Dublin, Emilie taught three- […]

Gwenaëlle Caillaud

Born and raised in Paris, Gwenaëlle lived in France until 2016 until she moved to Los Angeles to follow her husband with their two daughters. After receiving a Master’s in biology at Paris XI University, she obtained her CRPE teaching credential in 2000 and taught for 15 years, mainly in preschools near Paris. She loved […]

Virginie Gaudin

Virginie joined San Diego French-American School from France, where she has been teaching Kindergarten. Virginie is originally from Normandy. There she studied at University and received her degree in psychology. During her time in University, Virginie volunteered at a home for the disabled, which inspired her choice to become a teacher for students with special […]

Gladys Guesnard

Originally from Brittany, Gladys left France in 2004 after her studies. She lived 5 years in Prague and 7 years in Sweden where she taught french in elementary school and High School. She worked in preschool and learned a lot about the Scandinavian education practice . She arrived in San Diego in 2018 and she […]

Wendy Lizarraga

Wendy was born in San Diego and spent a part of her childhood in Tijuana, Baja California in Mexico. She has worked for San Diego French-American School for the past 13 years as an Preschool Assistant Teacher & Spanish Instructor, as well as an SDFAS summer camp lead counselor. She holds a degree in Child […]

Isabelle Senecal

Isabelle was born in Dijon and raised in a franco-portuguese bicultural setting that nurtured her love for travel, languages and cultures. After earning a bachelor’s degree in Translation in Portugal, she arrived in California in 2006 where she starts working in a preschool with a French immersion program. Since then she has loved watching children […]