The Team


Sandrine

Sandrine

Principal/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

Teacher

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.

Mélanie

Mélanie

PreschoolTeacher

I have been working with children for 6 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. Currently I am studying to pass the exam to be Moniteur-Educateur.

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.

Sophie

Sophie

PreschoolTeacher

After obtaining my BAC, I took the opportunity to work as a cavalier in a stud farm (horse breeding and sale) where my work was to train young horses for the competitions. After these very rewarding yet very intense experience, I knew that I wanted to work with the little children. With support from Sandrine and Emilie, I have attended Montessori training this year. 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 in a daily basis is a chance for me. I would like to pursue this line of work!

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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