Angélique Rutega

Willy LeBihan

Born in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Angélique completed her primary and university studies in Bukavu. She was always interested in education but decided to pursue a different career path due to the political unrest and disruption in the educational system. Angélique completed her university studies at the Catholic University of Bukavu, specializing in financial management and administration, following a 6-year course. Focused on the financial sector, Angélique worked in a microfinance institution from 2007 until 2016.

Following the growing political instability, Angélique decided to seek more security by migrating to the United States and settling in Maine alone with her four children. Her husband joined her a year and a half later. Angélique began her professional career at Maine Medical Center in Environmental Service and then mental health. Finally, wanting to return to her favorite childhood education field, Angélique applied as a volunteer at The French School of Maine, where her children attend. This enriching experience prompted Angélique to accept the opportunity offered to her to join the school full-time, starting with the position of Assistant Teacher in the fall of 2021.

Angélique loves to cook and loves to walk in the middle of nature. Personal meditation is especially her strong point, and she enjoys listening to relaxing music when exercising.