Administration

  • Elodie LeNezet
    Director

    Elodie LeNezet was born in Normandy, France. Growing up, she traveled extensively around the world, to places such as New Caledonia, Australia, New Zealand, and the United States. From this travel came her love for languages and cultural differences. Elodie studied English literature and civilization at the University of Angers, France, where she obtained her Bachelor’s degree in English and French as a Foreign Language. Elodie also attended the University College of Dublin, Ireland. Elodie began her teaching career in New Orleans at the International School of Louisiana. While working, Elodie wrote a research paper on the American filmmaker David Lynch, which earned her a distinction. After New Orleans, she returned to University of Angers, France to earn a Master’s degree in English and one in Teaching French as a Foreign Language. Elodie began working at l’Ecole Francaise du Maine in September 2005 and has taught at all levels except CP during her teaching career. She is extremely excited to begin this new chapter of her life at the school being the director and is looking forward to thriving in this new position.  Her interests include food and cooking, reading, traveling, chasing lighthouses, taking pictures and discovering the beautiful landscapes of Maine and the world.

  • Julie Kearns Fryer
    Assistant to the Administration

    Julie Kearns Fryer moved to Maine in the summer of 2011. Born and raised in the Sunapee Lake Region of New Hampshire, she spent her teenage years helping her family renovate and reopen their small family lake resort on Silver Beach, in Acworth, New Hampshire. She wanted to remain in New England for college and attended Gordon College in Wenham, Massachusetts where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work. Julie began her career working with children with disabilities for Health Care and Rehabilitation Services in Vermont and became the agency’s first autism case manager. She was promoted to Program Manager and supervised a team of social workers serving two counties in the state. She also earned her certification in the prestigious Parents As Teachers Program and provided in home early childhood development curriculum and assessments to children ages birth to 5 years. After 15 years in the field, she decided to move to Maine where she “reinvented” her social work career as a Family Assistant to clients in the Yarmouth and Freeport areas. She also worked as the Office Assistant for Ring’s Marine Service where she met her marine customers, Willy and Beth LeBihan, three years ago. Julie enjoys spending time with her three children: Josiah, Ben, and Alanna and her partner, John.

  • Wendy Betts
    Development Coordinator

    Wendy has nearly 20 years of experience in the field of child and family policy and research. She worked for eight years at the University of Southern Maine’s Muskie School of Public Service, Institute for Child and Family Policy. During her tenure at the Muskie School she worked on numerous federal, state, local and foundation grants and contracts both in Maine and in other states across the country. After receiving her Master’s Degree in Public Policy and Management she became the first Vice President of Operations of Youth Alternatives, a large statewide human service agency serving at-risk youth and families. Later, Ms. Betts served as Executive Director of Maine’s Camp Fire Boys and Girls organization where she provided management and oversight of one of the largest and oldest summer camps for children in Maine—Camp Ketcha, serving over 300 children per day.  Ms. Betts has served as a private consultant to public and private human service organizations and private businesses throughout the state for the last six years, specializing in grant research and writing, program design and evaluation, policy and procedure creation, and systems analysis and design.  She lives in an old family farmhouse in Casco, Maine with her husband and two small children.