For me, teaching has been an international adventure from the start: after acquiring my Masters Degrees in English and French as a Foreign Language in France, I moved to the UK where I taught in London school for seven years, before I joined Nord Anglia Education in Beijing.
Beside teaching French and German, I have taken on a variety of leadership roles throughout my career because I like to learn new skills and challenge myself. This is what I expect from all of my students too. Here at NAS Dubai, I teach French from Nursery up to our secondary school, both as a second language and as a mother-tongue. There is plenty to keep me challenged there!
I am also particularly inspired by our High Performance Learning Approach, as for me, it enables every single child to take learning into their own hand, and it gives them the confidence they need to take on new challenges and grow as life-long self-assured learners.
One of my students once said I was the “Tinker Bell” of the classroom, which summarises indeed quite well how I see Teaching and Learning: a spark of flexible thinking, a share of eclectic resources and experiences, a trace of resilience and stubbornness and a spoon of fun to blend it together.
When I am not in school, it is most likely that you’ll find me in an airport: traveler at heart and a people person, I usually spend my holidays showing the world to my daughter. I passionately believe that there is a tremendous amount of knowledge and respect to be gained with mixing with other people, their cultures and customs. “There is no place like home”, and for me, home is the world around us.