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Management and administration
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 adjointe de 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.
Responsable des activités extrascolaires
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.
Teaching team and animation
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 …).
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.
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.
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!
Pre-school teacher. With a Masters in languages, Elodie has 12 years experience with children. She was the main teacher and health assistant in an activity center and during trips with the children. She also trains others in languages. Her two passions are children and traveling…and she knew just how to combine the two : au-pair in New York, teacher in Sénégal in a humanitarian house and even an animator during a folk dance trip with the children of Costa Rica…
She lives in a daily bilingual environment, as she is married to a Mexican native, giving her something in common with our Andrea (Spanish is indeed becoming a true part of Living School!). She feels a true calling and vocation for education. She loves children, she loves singing with them, and she even recently took up the guitar. She is atheletic, truly : basketball, climbing, skiing, jogging, swimming…
Sally joins our team as an English teacher. She comes from the United States where she was a French teacher in high school in South Carolina then assistant of English in France.
She has also regularly replaced in primary classes. Sally is passionate about music, singing and dancing. She is committed to providing fun activities to children that involve body and movement. It promises great English classes at all four levels in the yellow class!
She will teach English on Monday mornings and Friday afternoons in yellow class. She will also pick up the baton at Club 1 and the Cook and Sing workshop on Thursday nights.
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.
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.
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.
Cafeteria and Cleaning Team
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.