Alison Soleilhac

Willy LeBihan

Alison was born in a town near Paris but grew up in a small rural village in Yonne, Burgundy-France. Alison has always been passionate about foreign languages and cultures, especially Japanese culture, and pursued her education with hopes to work abroad one day.

After obtaining her Literary Baccalaureate, Alison studied law and obtained a Bachelors from the University of Dijon, on the path to become a lawyer in international business law. However, the private tutoring she did for children and teenagers during her bachelor’s degree revealed a great interest in teaching and early childhood, resulting in a change of direction for her professionally. Alison decided to become an elementary school teacher. She obtained a Master’s Degree in Education, specialized in Early Childhood, from the ESPE of Auxerre, and became a Certified Teacher for the French Ministry of Education.

Throughout her teaching career, Alison has had the opportunity to teach at every level of elementary school, from the Toute Petite Section (2 years old Early Childhood) to CM2 (Fifth grade). However, she chose to specialize in Early Childhood Education and La Maternelle because of her love for guiding and teaching the little ones.

Having never forgotten her dream and passion for foreign cultures, it was only a matter of time before she set her sights on new horizons beyond France. So she applied to be a Teacher at L’École Française du Maine, and the School is thrilled to welcome Alison to our teaching team in the fall of 2021.

During her time off, Alison enjoys singing and listening to music. Whenever possible, she travels to observe new landscapes and meet new people. She loves nature and animals. She also enjoys astronomy and well-being philosophy; in that way, she practices sophrology and meditation. In addition, she enjoys reading books on Japanese culture and practices various sports.