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Directrice Fondatrice de Living School
principal: Living School’s director, founder and teacher. She was a former human resources manager responsible for training in an international corporation. She was also a primary school substitute teacher (private and Montessori). She is graduate of the ESCP (Paris Business School)and has a Master’s degree in Ethics Leadership Development and a Master’s degree in Education Sciences. She is also the president of the Savoir-être & education organization (www.savoir-etre-et-education.org) 01.42.38.92.44
Directrice collège Living School
Anne-Sophie DE OLIVEIRA
After-School and Ecocitizenship activities Coordinator. With her Master´s in Anthropology and training in dance and music, Mauve coordinated activities and worked with teenagers and children in different parts of the world for six years. She has, most notably, traveled to Cameroon, Mali, and to the Antilles Islands where she spearheaded education projects. She also co-organizes and teaches the Wednesday English Club and Vacation Clubs at Living School. Mauve is studying the Dalcroze music teaching approach.
Christine VAN DER LINDE
With 14 years of experience as an office manager in small business, Christine has the relevant skills and expertise to help our team with all aspects of administration and the streamlining of school processes.
Christine also shares our core values of eco-citizenship and solidarity. As a neighbor, she has felt our engagement and warmth since we opened our school in allée Darius Milhaud 7 years ago. She is a woman who loves nature, especially gardening and beekeeping which she practices in Touraine at a watermill she has been restoring with her family since 1987.
Responsable des activités extrascolaires
L'équipe école & collège
Enseignante en primaire
Andrea HERNANDEZ DIAZ
Andrea teaches mathematics in Class 1 and Class 2 and has recently started teaching after school classes of puppetry and Spanish. As you can tell by her name, Andrea comes to us from Spain! Holding a Master’s in Psychopedagogy, she has worked closely with children since 2003, first as a Spanish and English teacher. She has had numerous international experiences: in a school in Bristol, in an orphanage in Uganda, in a middle school in Mexico and even with children in the streets of Madrid. She also taught for 2 years in Grenada in an alternative nursery and primary school. She is passionate about theatre and the creation of marionnettes!
Enseignant en primaire & au collège
Benjamin DE BROISSIA
Teacher for our pre-school and kindergarten bridge class. We have worked regularly with Benjamin as a substitute teacher and during our holiday clubs. Benjamin has worked for years with children. He is trained as an ethnologist, and has just completed an art-therapy course. He plays the cello and accompanies a storyteller during shows for children.
Enseignante francophone en élémentaire
Anna graduated from Education Sciences and wanted to join an alternative school as a teacher. She has a good experience of children and young people since she was animator then director of holiday center for 4 years. She has also regularly taken part in classes during her various professional experiences.
Graduated from a business school, which she found initially disappointing, she made the choice of a specialization in creative and cultural activities by obtaining a Master 2 in this field.
Faithful to her passion for education, she also attended a licence in Education Sciences and explored the world of alternative pedagogies. She has several professional experiences that combine pedagogy and culture (French alliance, school of theater for teenagers, publisher of educational games …).
Enseignante anglophone, multi-niveaux
Born in Malaysia, Mary has the Irish nationality. She has grown up in Ireland and in London. She has a TEFL certificat (Teaching English as a Foreign Language). She has worked a lot with young children while she was living in Ireland and did several humanitarian works in South Africa and Asia.
Enseignante bilingue en primaire
Enseignante anglophone en élémentaire & au collège
Rosie comes from England and has a Bachelor in French and Italian. She has passed this rigourous certificate which is the CELTA, from the British Council. She has a 3 years international experience as an educator towards children and adults. She has spent time, particularly in Vietnam, in a welcome center for children from 6 month to 4 years old, then in a school where she had the opportunity to teach pupils from 3 to 16. She has cared for some of those kids who suffered important disorders, for they improve their self-confidence. She has also taught adults in Rome for 1 year. Rosie feels a true vocation to work in the educational field and to contribute to a better world.
Animatrice francophone en primaire
Professeure d'espagnol au collège
Enseignante en primaire
Enseignante francophone en élémentaire
At the start of the school year, Dahbia joined us as a school teacher in class 3 with the CM1-CM2 (4th and 5th grade) students. Dahbia has been a teacher of French as a Foreign Language for 11 years. In her last experience, she was teaching American students and was responsible for student life at a university. She has a Masters in Language Sciences and a B.A. in English. She has taught adults, adolescents and children. She has a good experience of teaching children. She was a teacher and director of language stays in Germany, Ireland and England, as well as a volunteer tutor. She enjoys teaching through play and projects. She is bilingual Franco-German because her mother is Austrian. She is very enthusiastic at the prospect of joining us, because she wants to teach young people and contribute through her work to the ecological transition. As she wrote to us before joining the team: "Through my teaching with children, I would like to act for a better world where human beings are more fulfilled, with themselves, with others, and therefore more respectful of the planet." She is passionate about yoga, hiking, nature and interculturalism. She trained alongside us at the end of June and in early July, and she looks forward to seeing your children.
Intervenante EPS en primaire & au collège
Professeure d’histoire-géographie au collège
Professeur de mathématiques et sciences au collège
Rémi joins our middle school team as a 5th and 6th grade math and science teacher. Following the completion of his Bachelor's degree in Chemistry, Rémi taught mathematics for 4 years, as well as physics and chemistry for 5 years in high schools and school housing estates. Rémi has taught ages ranging from students in 4th grade to seniors high school. He wants above all to pass on his passion for science to the students, to restore their confidence in these subjects and to support them in realizing their projects. He is committed to promoting fun and engaging sessions while raising students' awareness of the environmental challenges of our world. Passionate about music, he would also like to contribute to an artistic project for our middle school students; a combination to generate great enthusiasm in the classroom!
L'équipe - cantine et ménage
Responsable cantine et ménage
Marie-Manita has joined the team as canteen and cleaning manager. Originally from Haiti, she arrived in France fifteen years ago and has since had different daycare experiences with young children in private households as well as in a business setting. Marie-Manita loves being around kids and feels very happy at the idea of preparing and serving meals to class 1.
Our wonderful cleaning and maintenance staff member from the business COFREM. Annette means “grace, favor,” and is a perfect fit for her! She is always smiling and meets head-on the daily challenge of maintaining the upkeep of the big school.
Formatrice et coach
Consultante et formatrice en Leadership Ethique
Consultante en Leadership Ethique & chargée de communication
English teacher for classes 1 and 3 (pre-kindergarten and 1st and 2nd grade). Julie is American, and has a B.A. in French and in Literature. She knows how to put active pedagogy into place in the classroom. Julie has years of experience teaching in ESL environments. Julie previously taught in an international primary bilingual school in Warsaw, Poland. She is dynamic and full of creativity! Julie is also a certified yoga teacher and a trained dancer (15 years’ experience). Just imagine our next end-of-year show! Julie is currently in her second year of the Pathway for the Development of Ethical Leadership.
Fondatrice, Les Petits Trésors
Fondatrice, Green Generations
Ancienne enseignante francophone
Annelaure is a French public school system teacher for 13 years, mostly in 4th and 5th year.
She has chosen, during all these years, to teach in the troubled areas of Marseille North, to ensure an educational and social job with the children. She knows how to help struggling students.
She educate herself in Montessori and Freinet techniques, as well as speech therapy and is very fond of psychology. She really wants to give a sense of fullfilment to the children.
Annelaure Boyer is the teacher of class 4.
Ancienne animatrice anglophone
Wednesday English Club Teacher and English Substitute Teacher. Mika is American and French with Japanese origins (from her father). She has eight years of experience working with children, first as a nanny and then as a French teacher for children 3-6 years old. Passionate about meaning and contribution, she also worked in the non-profit sector. She traveled to Asia and the United States. She joined our team in 2009.