Victorien joined the faculty of L’Ecole Française du Maine in 2017 and has been teaching Preschool and Kindergarten ever since. He is also the School’s Curriculum Coordinator, serving as a mentor for the faculty and ensuring school-wide cohesion and adherence to the expectations of the French curriculum. 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 working 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 in France and at EFDM. 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 he loves working in an immersion school in Maine. In addition to playing music, Victorien enjoys scuba diving, martial arts and is passionate about origami.
Elementary School Teacher
Elodie first joined the faculty of L’Ecole Française du Maine in 2005. She was born and grew up in the Loire Valley of France where she studied in Tours and 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 in Scotland, travel extensively and live abroad. Curiosity about other cultures and the desire to teach French eventually lead Elodie to L’École Française du Maine where she could combine her skills as a classroom teacher with her specialized training in teaching French as a Foreign language. She loved working at L’Ecole Française du Maine for seven years, and then eventually moved back to France to earn a Master’s Degree in Education specialized in Early Childhood, as well as a pre-k to grade 5 teaching certification from the French Ministry of Education. She then worked in French public schools where she taught all primary school grade levels for three years. Missing Maine and L’Ecole Française, she returned to EFDM in 2017 and has been very excited to be back teaching here ever since! In her free time, Elodie enjoys reading, hiking, and traveling.
Marie Da Silva
Marie was born and raised in the Vosges in the Northeast of France. She studied in Nancy, where she earned her degree in Sciences du language, 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. In France, she had the opportunity to teach in all grade levels from preschool through the elementary grades. Marie had the opportunity to come to Maine to complete a Student Teaching Internship at L’Ecole Française du Maine during her Master’s Program. This experience gave her the desire to teach abroad and to return to L’Ecole Française du Maine. Marie is enjoying Maine and teaching in the Early Childhood Program at L’Ecole Française du Maine. Marie enjoys sport, reading, and loves cooking for her friends.