Beth Gallant

Willy LeBihan

Beth grew up in the nearby town of Westbrook, ME. In 2006 she received a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Ecology from the College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, Maine. An opportunity to teach at a college-run summer camp in the months following graduation sparked a passion for education. After several years working as a substitute teacher and childcare provider in the Portland, Maine area, she decided to pursue her love of education. She moved across the country and, in 2011, received a Masters’s Degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education from Lewis and Clark College in Portland, OR. Later that year, on a trip back to Maine to visit family and friends, she met her husband, who is from Nantes, France. They decided to settle in Portland and now have two daughters. Beth has always had a commitment to her children being bilingual and having a bilingual education. She believes the ability to navigate and understand two different cultures will give her children a unique perspective of the world and grow their empathy for all. She has been a parent at EFDM for three years and is very excited to be joining the school as the Petite Section Lead Teacher in the fall. In her spare time, Beth loves spending time with her family and her dog and being outdoors. She enjoys hiking, biking, and summer swimming at her parent’s camp on Little Sebago Lake. She also likes knitting and reading when she can find the time.