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 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.
Marie Da Silva
Marie was born and rasied in Vosges in the Northeast of France. She studied in Nancy, where she earned her degree in Sciences du langage, specializing in Teaching French as a Foreign Language. Marie has always been interested in languages. During her studies she completed an exchange in Germany for several months. She went on to earn her Masters of Teaching and became a certified elementary teacher, professeur des ecoles, in Bourgogne with the French Ministry of Education. Ever since, she has had the opportunity to teach in all grade levels from preschool through the elementary grades. Marie had the chance to come to Maine to complete a Student Teaching Internship at L’Ecole Française du Maine during her Masters Program. This experience gave her the desire to teach abroad. Marie can’t wait to discover Maine more profoundly and to continue to grow professionally at L’Ecole Française du Maine. Marie enjoys sport, reading, and loves cooking for her friends.
Simon was born and raised in l’Yonne in Bourgogne, France. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in technology and audiovisual in Reims and Dijon in France. He went on to earn his Masters Degree in Teaching and became an elementary teacher, professeur des écoles, certified by the French Ministry of Education. During his Masters in teaching preparation, Simon came to Maine to complete a student teaching experience at L’Ecole Française du Maine. This internship confirmed his love for teaching abroad. Simon is very enthusiastic about teaching at L’Ecole Française du Maine. His teaching experience includes many grade levels, from the Petite Section (3 yr old Early Childhood) to CM2 (grade 5). Simon has a calm nature and he listens to his students. Simon likes French comics, music and cinema. He loves nature and cannot wait to discover the beautiful environment of Maine.