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 decided to embrace her true passion for teaching and graduated from The London Institute of Education in 2005. She taught at St Edward’s School in London for 5 years where she was promoted Head of the French Department, teaching A Level French and mentoring newly qualified French teachers, and became a Cambridge International examiner. At the same time, she developed an Outreach program to facilitate the acquisition of languages in 13 different primary schools, which increased students enrollment in Middle school. Moving to New York in 2010, she became Chair of World Languages at Leman Manhattan Prep school, leading a team of 9 teachers in both Lower and Upper schools. At Leman, she developed a new project based curriculum and the IB program, and implemented Standard based grading in middle and high school. In 2014, she was delighted to reconnect with a bilingual education and joined FASNY to teach in CE2 and CM1 (3rd and 4th Grade). In 2020, Sylvie was recruited by San Diego French-American School as French literature teacher for the middle school and has also taught preparation for the AP exam to our alumni. She is delighted to take on the new roles of Elementary School Director and Coordinator of FLE/ESL.