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 […]

Alice Kong

Alice began her career as an IT project manager at Disney in Burbank, California. She honed her skills at Hewlett Packard for over 13 years as a Research & Development project manager and then as a global supply chain manager partnering with Fortune companies like Adobe, Apple, Foxconn, Microsoft, and Samsung. She holds a Bachelor’s […]

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 […]

Gaëlle Deriot

Gaëlle Deriot was born and raised in the western part of Paris. She earned her high school diploma at the Lycée Français de Baden Baden in Germany and her teaching credential and elementary school teaching diploma at the University of Saint-German-en-Laye in 1998. She then taught in preschool in the Yvelines suburb of Paris until […]

Virginie Gaudin

Virginie will be joining 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 […]

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 […]