The Team


Sandrine

Sandrine

Head Teacher

Having obtained a Bachelor’s degree in French Literature and Educational Science, I then went on to train as a primary school teacher. I have been working in primary education for 20 years, 9 of which were spent at a Montessori school and five in village schools in a multi-age environment.

During those years, I built up a relationship with the children based on trust, by being both fair and demanding and allowing each child to progress at his/her own pace.

I firmly believe that children will give their very best if we can just gain their confidence and allow them enough freedom to follow the paths they make for themselves.

I get immense pleasure from watching children develop; and only hope that with my help they can become ‘actors of tomorrow’s world’.

Emilie

Emilie

HeadEarlyYears

Emilie is Head of Early Years and Head of English Programme in Mon Ecole My School.

After completing a Master’s degree in European Studies in Leuven, Belgium I realised that what I really wanted to do was to teach.

Having attended a Montessori school myself in early childhood, I decided that this method of teaching would be a good starting place and enrolled at the Montessori Centre International in the heart of London. A year later, diploma in hand, I began teaching Reception at St. Nicholas Preparatory School in Kensington, London. During my second year of teaching I was offered the possibility of doing a PGCE (Postgraduate Certificate of Education) which gave me the qualifications I needed to follow the British national curriculum.

While at St. Nicholas’ I learned many things but one in particular remains with me to this day and has become my “credo”: there is no single right way of teaching a child. In order to teach effectively a teacher needs to be flexible, imaginative and open to different ways of communicating. After three years teaching at St. Nicholas in London I moved to France where I worked in a Montessori school.

Aurélie

Aurélie

Teacher

After 7 years of teaching in public school, I then worked to tutor homeschooled children. This experience has allowed me to take further measures of the needs and the skills that are already acquired by the students, as well as the development of different learning methods.

I joined My School because this school’s view corresponds to what I believe: benevolence, respect and the plurality of the children. The children, from diverse background and speaking different languages, grow and learn together in the limited-size classroom.

Working with My School team is a rich learning experience for me.

Marie

Marie

Teacher

After obtaining a First-Class BA honours degree in Textile Design in 1998, I decided to train as a teacher, completing a PGCE (Postgraduate Certificate of Education) in Art & Design at Reading University, Berkshire, England (2001). I then started teaching Years 2-8 Art & Craft Design Technology (Art CDT) at Dolphin Preparatory School in Berkshire, England where I became head of the Art/CDT department. After 4 years of teaching at Dolphin School I took a sabbatical year (2005) off in the Tarn, France, where I met my husband – and stayed!

Since living in France I have taught English to groups of French children aged 3-12 years old. My training, work experience, and my own personal experience of learning another language has all contributed to my own teaching philosophy: to provide an inclusive, exciting learning environment that gives students the confidence to become independent learner’s.

Céline

Céline

Teacher

French from birth, I grew up in the south of France but Australia became my country of adoption later on. People say that one person can change your life. In my case, my English teacher managed to transmit his passion for English and teaching to me. It made me want to do the same with my students. He advised me to go to Scotland for a year and to study in a School he recommended. I followed his advice and improved immensely before leaving for Australia where I studied Education and Linguistics at university in Sydney. I taught English (literature) for 5 years as well as French as a foreign language in a prestigious school in Sydney from year 7 to 12. A great learning experience for me.

After 12 years in Sydney, My husband and I returned to France. After graduating in a phonetics Masters degree at La Sorbonne in Paris, I joined a language center specialized in accelerated learning of foreign languages where I was a consultant but not a teacher. More than four years later, when my twins were born, I took some time to reflect on my professional skills and my desires and decided to return to teaching but in primary school. I have been teaching in Paris in primary schools for a few years now but Toulouse is now our home.

I am very lucky to have joined the staff at Mon Ecole My School which fits perfectly with my teaching experience and my educational values. I enjoy helping students maximize their potential in an environment which is both caring and respectful of differences.

Claudia

Claudia

PreschoolTeacher


During my studies in communication [Bac + 5], I had the chance to live in several countries (one semester in Spain; an internship in Italy, Argentina and the United States), which allowed me to learn to speak English and Spanish fluently.

After obtaining my Master Degree, I was working as France Junior market manager. Following office relocation of more than 200 km from my home, I took this opportunity to completely change my career path. After many self-taught readings, I took a training and internship at the English Montessori School in Bangkok, Thailand. This experience confirmed that I had found what I wanted to do.

Returning to France, I was interested in learning Alpha Reading Method so that I followed professional training on it. Then I opened an extracurricular activity next to the Capitol, where I organized, prepared and hosted different activities in a fun way, such as Montessori workshops, introduction to music, creative activity, science, learning to read, etc. This experience persuaded me to learn French National Curriculum and to adapt my activities to comply with it.

It was a great experience for me, where it lasted 3 years. The values ​​of My School are in line with mine in many ways: small class sizes to be able to adapt to each child’s individual need, the garden and animals for contact with nature, a pleasant atmosphere conducive to learning and a bilingual environment.

Mélanie

Mélanie

PreschoolTeacher

I have been working with children for 86 years now. After 2 years working in a public school, I had obtained my CAP Petite Enfance qualification by performing an internship in My School. Since then, I have been working in My School and I have followed the Montessori training. In 2017 I passed the exam to be Moniteur-Educateur. Currently I am preparing the B.A.F.A.

Megan

Megan

PreschoolTeacher

I am English and I have been living in France for 12 years now. I first began my journey in La Rochelle and then I went to the University of Toulouse. After I finished the school, I started working for My School. Currently I am studying to get my CAP Petite Enfance diploma and continue to take Montessori training to work with children 2-6 years old.

Working with children is really exciting and being bilingual, I have found my place here. I am very attached to the values ​​of this school and I look forward to seeing every child flourish with us.

Philippe

Philippe

Assistant

I have 8 years of experiences working with children aged 2 – 10 years old with special needs and learning difficulties. I was trained by a clinical psychologist for the Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and to use a communication tool such as Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS). Furthermore, I also became familiar with Montessori materials.  I have worked with children with different types of special needs: autism, pervasive developmental disorder, dysplasia, behavioral disorders, orphan/rare diseases, etc.

With my experience, I could contribute greatly in My School to help children with learning difficulties, when necessary, at their pace and rhythm according to their individual capabilities.

Since I am fluent in English, I also assist the English-speaking children, when necessary, to make sure that they understand the French lessons so they can continue building their confidence and learn at the same pace as the others.

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