Teachers and Staff
Our APM teachers are native French speakers with degrees in early childhood education as well as French Education. They have comprehensive experience in working with children in multicultural and multilingual environments. They are regularly evaluated, trained, and supervised by specialists in early childhood education.
Coralie Leclerc Sobhani
Coralie grew up in France and is fluent in French, Spanish and English. She obtained a degree in « DEUG Sciences Humaines et Sociales» and a “Licence Sciences de L’éducation” at the Université Lille in France where she received her BA in Education. During this time, she also worked with preschool and school age children as a teaching assistant “Educatrice”.
Coralie moved to Southern California where she taught at both a French immersion Preschool “La Petite École” and also French language at a German School with a California Curriculum. This gave her exposure to teaching the California Curriculum where she used creative art to teach not only the French language, but the culture as well.
She continued on to study at at Grossmont College of San Diego and Saddleback College of Irvine (Orange County) where she obtained her Supervision/Administration degree to qualify her as our Director.
Coralie married and moved to the Bay Area when she met Salima Goltser, owner of Au P’tit Monde French Preschool, and they worked closely together in opening up the second location of APM in E Palo Alto. Coralie is the full time Director at Au P’tit Monde East Palo Alto and works very closely with the teachers.
Coralie is passionate about teaching and loves the nurturing, educational environment they have worked hard in establishing in the school.
Janine How, Assistant Director/MS & GS English Teacher
Janine started her teaching career 24 years ago. She was born and raised in the Bay Area. She had the best of both worlds, with an American father and French mother. She moved to Paris, France to attend La Sorbonne where she received her BA in French Litterature. She returned to the Bay Area in 1992 and worked at International School of the Peninsula for 22 years. She had the opportunity to wear many hats, starting as a Daycare Supervisor and then a French Assistant Teacher for 24 children ranging from Nursery to /Pre- Kindergarten. During this time she finished her studies at Foothill College and became a qualified director. She was also the licensing and summer camp director for many years and responsible for delivering creative learning and play activities. She has developed strong skills in creating fun and interactive learning activities and materials.
Lynda Ramoul, Lead Teacher TPS (Toute Petite Section / Nursery)
Lynda was born in Algeria and speaks fluent French, Arabic and English. French is the official second language in Algeria and Lynda studied it in school. In 2009, she obtained her Bachelor's Degree in the English Language.
In her native Algeria, she taught French in an elementary school and English in a middle school. She moved to the Bay Area in 2014. Lynda started working as TPS Teacher Assistant in 2014. Her 3 years with us at APM, and her determination to broaden her knowledge has proven to be very beneficial for herself, as well as APM...She is know Lead Teacher in TPS. Lynda continues her education in Early Childhood in the evenings.. Lynda is very patient and warm with children and loves to cook delicious Algerian cookies for both the children and her co-workers. She loves working with children and feels fortunate to be able to do this in a loving French environment!
Adeline Muscat, Assistant Teacher TPS (Toute Petite Section / Nursery)
Adeline was born and raised in France by the ocean in the South West of France. In Toulouse she received her Nursing Certification and cared for young children, and the elderly for 7 years. She has also worked in the Trauma ward where her constant patience and compassion were so appreciated. In 2015 with moved to California with her husband.
Adeline is passionate by early childhood, she is really excited to continue her education in Early Childhood Education.
She traveled to many different countries and enjoys discovering new cultures. She also loves hiking with her dog Marley on the beautiful California trails. Reading and taking part in a child's world is what brightens her days.
Caroline REJOUAN, Assistant Teacher TPS (Toute Petite Section / Nursery)
Caroline REJOUAN grew up in France and moved to California in 1999. Caroline has a creative sense and studied the techniques in photography, Photogravure. She took care of her own family, and continued to live the French culture in her own home.
She opened her own French family child care, and was a child care provide 7 years. She learned a lot in regard to child development. Caroline decided to broaden her skills and education, and loves the idea of learning more with others. This is what brings her to Au P’tit Monde. She would like to share her passion, her learnings, and experiences with other educators. She looks forward to collaborating with her colleagues, and a partnership with parents. Being part of a French community makes her very happy.
Sophie Desveaux, Lead Teacher PS (Petite Section / Junior Pre-K)
Sophie Desveaux is a French native from Brittany, France. She holds a Bachelor's degree in French Literature and a Diploma of Education in Catholic Schools was awarded to her by the University of Paris-Sorbonne.
She is married and the mother of two girls. She moved a lot because of her husband's work. She discovered North America by living first in Chicago and then Ottawa, Canada for a few years. She moved to California in October 2016.
She has been teaching for 15 years and she remains passionate about this fantastic career! She really enjoys being around children, and has a real interest in new teaching methods. She shares her love for French literature, and also wants to create a special bond between her student and herself by always having a positive attitude, and a benevolent gaze on children.
Sol Doux, Assistant Teacher PS (Petite Section)
Sol was born in Colombia where she started to dance in her very early days. She taught dance, and was choreographer in Paris, France many years. She married a Frenchman, and continued her work in Paris, as she raised her 2 boys.. She was a French substitute teacher at ISTP’sMaternelle for many years. Sol loves working with children and her nurturing ways come easily.
Anouar Asslam, Assistant Teacher (Grande Section & Petite Section)
Anouar Asslam grew up in Casablanca, Morocco speaking both French and arabic, he is fluent in both languages. His major was in languages, French and English.
His love for the State's, travel, and languages guided him to San Francisco in 2010. He obtained his BA in Business Administration. While studying, he tutored and realized that he had a passion for teaching. He was nominated the best French tutor at CCSF Library. He continued to learn about children as he volunteered as a soccer coach for children ages 3 to 7 years of age. His passion and interest has enticed him to study Early Childhood Education. He is currently enrolled at SJSU University to obtain his credential.
Adeline Jalabert, Head Teacher MS (Moyenne Section / Pre-K)
Adeline is a French native from Lyon. She holds a Master’s degree in English Literature and a Master’s degree in Translation and Edition (Portuguese), with a minor in French as a Foreign Language, both from the University Lumière Lyon 2. In 2008 she moved to Brazil and obtained a Master’s degree in Applied Linguistics from the University of Campinas (Unicamp), while working as a translator ,and a French teacher.
Adeline moved to the Bay Area with her husband in 2011. Since her arrival she has been following her love for languages and teaching, and her family has also grown with the birth of her daughter, Charlotte. Her keen sense of observation is a great asset for teaching children. Adeline’s goal as a teacher is to remain teachable so that she may better help children learn with joy, curiosity, love of learning, and confidence so that they may have “tools in their pockets” to challenge themselves to achieve their every desire in every aspect of their lives.
Adeline worked at EFBA as a French Teacher / Tutor before arriving at APM 3 years ago. She loves all ages. Adeline started as Teacher Assistant in Moyenne Section. She helped create effective activities, and lessons in accordance with l’Éducation National guidelines.
Adeline obtained her California teaching credential, and is a certified Early Education Childhood Master Teacher. After 1 year assisting in Moyenne & TPS section, she leadTPS class for one year. She continues to contributeboth herknowledge and ideas as she leads the Moyenne Section. Her goal is for each child to develop socially and emotionally so that their confidence shine leading them to better succeed in their next phase of preschool.
Sandrine Bru, Assistant Teacher MS (Moyenne Section / Pre-K)
Sandrine grew up in France and moved to California in 2001 She taught in France, and worked at International School of the Peninsula as a Petite Section teacher’s assistant, and continued on as a substitute so that she care for her own 3 children: 13, 10, and 5 years old. Her children are fluent French English speakers. Sandrine values this gift of languages for her own children and she aspires to share this gift with her APM students.
She worked ina Montessori School where she learned a lot in regard to different teaching methods and social emotional teaching skills.
She is passionate about psychology. Her wants and her goals are to support and help guide each child as an individual so that they may be happy, and succeeding d to the best of their ability throughout their life....starting now at their young age.
She is delighted to be part of au P'tit Monde!
Claire Sauret, Assistant Teacher MS (Moyenne Section / Pre-k)
Claire was born and raised in France. Her teaching career started in France as a “Professeur des Écoles” since 1999. She followed her husband with their 2 year old boy in October 2016.
As a teacher in France she always has a preference for nursery & preschool classes.
Before starting as a volunteer at APM from March 2017 (3 mornings a week), she volunteered a "baby bounce" class in the Newark library one day a week.
Her passion in life is singing. She sang in choirs and was part of a band in France. We look forward to having her share her talents with our students.
Anne-Céline Wins, Lead Teacher GS (Grande Section / Kindergarten)
Born and raised in Belgium, Anne-Céline is a native French speaker. She worked in a daycare as an intern for children 2 ½ years to 12 years of age.
In 2010, she graduated as a history, geography, and social science teacher for children aged between 12 to 16 years old.
To enhance her skills, she took evening classes to obtain a Master in Education in Science with a major in training teachers.
She worked as a full time teacher in a high school with teenagers for 5 years. She moved to to the Bay Area in January 2016 to follow her husband.
Anne-Céline has a strong passion for education, and started at APM in late February 2016.
She has a 7 month old son, named Antoine. Anne Celine took last year off for her little one. She is thrilled to be back at APM, and we are happy she is amongst us.
Her other passions involve basketball, she was playing in an amateur team in Belgium. And more recently, In California she discovered the pleasure of bike riding inthe numerous trails available in the Bay.
Stephanie Saba, Resource Librarian
Stephanie was born in Paris and raised in the suburbs until she arrived in the San Francisco Bay area in June 1999. She obtained a Bachelor’s in Child Development at San Jose State University, while working at the International School of the Peninsula in Palo Alto. She was a teacher’s assistant for four years. Over the years she tutored French to young children, teenagers and adults. A mother of two boys she has decided to return to the classroom. Stephanie has taken the challenge and will gather all her talents to run APM library. In addition to the organization and running of the library Stephanie will collaborate with her colleagues so that our students participate in projects related to books and themes.
Our Cooking Team!
Lupita Ruiz , Aida Salgado, Artemia Lopez (APM COOKS, CHILDCARE SUPPORT)
THE DREAM TEAM BEHIND THE AMAZING HEALTHY MEALS