Monday, August 31, 2015

Bienvenue à Aurelia Chanteur

L'Ecole Française du Maine is thrilled to welcome Aurelia Chanteur to its faculty in the grade 4/5/6 classroom in the fall 2015.  Aurélia was born in Paris and grew up in Asnières-sur-Seine (Hauts de Seine, France) and Martinique. After earning her Baccalauréat / French High School Degree in Science, she attended a Preparatory School where she studied Physics and Chemistry for three years in preparation for a Grande Ecole d'ingénieurs (Engineering School). She changed her mind and decided to study Economics at university for a year. Meanwhile, she prepared the entrance examinations for acceptance into a Grande Ècole de Commerce (Business School). She joined ICN Business School at Nancy (France) where she studied marketing, accounting, law and human resources. After completing a foreign exchange semester in HEC Montréal (Canada) and 2 years apprenticeship as a Project Manager at Thales Airborne Systems at Bordeaux (France), she was awarded a Master's Degree in Business with a major in Supply Chain Management in 2011.

Although she has a business background, she wanted to explore new horizons and became a journalist for a while before becoming a teacher in 2012. Since 2012, she has settled into her teaching career and has enjoyed teaching elementary school in Martinique. Moreover, as she loves travelling and extending her teaching skills, she worked as an English teacher in Thailand for grades 1, 2 and 3 for a semester during the 2014-2015 academic year. She enjoys practicing sports and is really happy to join the team of l'Ecole Française du Maine.


Sunday, August 30, 2015

Bienvenue à Dahlila Hadjeras


L'Ecole Française du Maine is thrilled to welcome Dahlila  Hadjeras to its faculty in the grade 2/3 classroom in the fall 2015.
Dahlila was born in Besançon in the east of France in Franche-Comté. After completing high school, she began her studies in geology until changing gears to work in the Cité de l'Espace in Toulouse in the south west of France. There, for the next 4 years, she led educational workshops on the solar system for students from ages 6 to 11. She went on to complete her Bachelor of Science in Education and passed the national teaching exam in Versailles to become a fully certified teacher. She then taught elementary school for 8 years in Hauts de Seine, just outside of Paris in Boulogne-Billancourt. She loves the versatility of the teaching profession and has a particular interest in teaching science with an emphasis on experimentation using the scientific method. She also enjoys theatre and she loves ancient civilizations and Greek mythology particularly. Dahlila is a physically active person. She has played volleyball and practiced Savate / French boxing, for several years. She likes to discover different cultures and enjoys learning languages. She is currently learning literary Arabic. She cannot wait to discover Maine, its restaurants, beautiful landscapes and its inhabitants.
Boulogne-Billancourt along the Seine river, in the background Paris