Faculty

  • Victorien Rami
    Directeur des Programmes Français and Classroom Teacher
    Victorien grew up in the Loire Valley where he graduated from a bilingual program in high school and then obtained a University degree in Law. He has always been interested in arts and music and he obtained local prizes in traverse flute and chamber music. During his studies he taught in several music schools. This interest in arts lead Victorien to study Art History and he obtained a Master’s Degree specialized in Asian Arts. He then worked in the art business in Paris for several years where he completed his training by taking classes in an Academy for Computer Assisted Graphic Arts. Victorien always loved being able to pass knowledge on to others, and after his career in the art market, he turned himself towards teaching. Victorien pursued a Master’s Degree in Education, specialized in Early Childhood and became a certified teacher for the French Ministry of Education. Since then he always taught in French preschool classes and has been a teaching Director for the past two years. Thanks to his companion in life, Elodie, Victorien discovered l’Ecole Française du Maine. For a long time, he wanted to experience life in a different country and is very excited by the opportunity of working in an immersion school in Maine. Victorien looks forward to teaching his students as much as he will learn from them!  In addition to playing music, Victorien enjoys scuba diving, martial arts and is passionate about origami.
  • Elodie Chancelier
    Classroom Teacher
    Elodie was born and grew up in the Loire Valley of France. She studied in Tours where she earned her Master’s Degree in Applied Foreign Languages (English and German). Elodie also holds a diploma to teach French as a Foreign Language. She has always been very interested in learning about different cultures which lead her to study, travel and live abroad. This path eventually lead Elodie to L’École Française du Maine, where she started working in 2005. She loved working at L’Ecole Française du Maine for seven years but eventually moved back to France to earn a Master’s Degree in Education specialized in early childhood, as well as a teaching certification from the French Ministry of Education. She then worked in French public schools where she taught all primary school grade levels. She has been missing Maine and L’Ecole Française and is very excited to be back teaching here!.  In her free time, Elodie enjoys reading, hiking and traveling.
  • Lindsey Ahearn
    Assistant Teacher and After Care Teacher

    Lindsey Ahearn received her Bachelor of Arts in French Studies and Psychology from Ithaca College in 2011. Throughout college she served as a teaching assistant for French as well as Clinical Psychology courses. During the spring of her junior year, she studied in Paris, living with a host family and continuing her studies. She spent two years teaching and tutoring English as a Second Language to grades K-12 at public schools in Dijon and Nice. Most recently, she taught French at the K-6 level at The Mandell School on the Upper West Side. Passionate about curriculum design, she spearheaded and developed the language curriculum for the school. She also began a French student newscast, French cinema club, and helped lead a cooking club for further language enrichment for her students. Over the years, she has also worked as a freelance translator for contractors from all over the world. Having grown up in New Hampshire, Lindseyis a recent transplant to Maine. She joined L’Ecole Française du Maine in 2017. In her free time she enjoys cooking, yoga, reading, running, sewing, hiking, and traveling.