I attended La Sorbonne, University of Paris, where I received my teaching degree in French literature in addition to studying pedagogy, philosophy and psychology. I also attended the McNeese University in Louisiana where I took a course in “Philosophies of Education”. I taught French literature in Paris and later in Quebec, Canada. I then began teaching French as an additional language in countries around the world before arriving at BISW in 2003. As a world traveler myself, I like the fact that BISW represents such a diverse international community.
As I a world traveler myself, I like that BSW represents such a diverse international community where teachers and students are open and understanding.
My main interest is learning. There is no end to it. My favorite topics are history, philosophy, education, and literature. I also love painting, which I try to do in my spare time.
At BISW we emphasize the development of critical thinking skills to equip students with the tools to continue learning long after they graduate. We do not teach to the test, but assessment is taken seriously as a way to help students improve their skills. Feedback is an important part of learning.
We nurture not only the students’ academic growth but also we also nurture their social and emotional growth. Teachers create a loving and positive environment to foster enthusiasm toward learning. As children come from many different countries around the world, they learn understanding and tolerance. Teachers and students respect each other. There is a friendly and respectful atmosphere.