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.
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 Literature. 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. Janine started at Au P'tit Monde in January 2016 as a PS teacher. she moved on to Assistant Director since and we look forward to many more years with us as Director.
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!
Farah Kaci , Assistant Teacher Aide TPS (Toute Petite Section / Nursery)
Farah was born and raised in Algeria in Kabylie, near the Mediterranean Sea. She speaks fluent French & Arabic. She studied business and obtained a Bachelor's degree in finance in 2009. Farah and her family have been in California since August 2017. Her son Neil (3yrs old) has broadened her knowledge in so many ways. She is passionate in each stage of a child's development. Their curiosity, and carefree spirit in all that they do has inspired her to continue her studies in Early Childhood Development. Farah is thrilled to be part of our team. Her patience, willingness, and determination is welcomed at APM.
Alizee Rateau, Assistant Teacher TPS (Toute Petite Section / Nursery)
Alizée grew up in France and moved to California in 2015 after getting her masters in corporate law before wanting to go back to her initial roots: working with kids.
She volunteered at the French American School of Silicon Valley for a year where she brought her support in CE1 class. Volunteering gave her the opportunity to accompany the CM2 to Quebec during a school trip. She also worked as a teacher assistant for the non-profit organization Education French Bay Area (EFBA) for one year. Over the last year, she enjoyed tutoring French to young children and teenagers.
Alizée is passionate about children's psychology and is eager to continue her education in Early Childhood Education classes. Her other passions are rowing, which she has practiced since the age of 14. She has discovered yoga while coming to California. Bienvenue Alizée! We are happy to have you on APM team.
Adeline Muscat, Assistant Teacher MS (Moyenne Section/PreK)
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, Lead Teacher PS (Petite Section)
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.
Anouar Asslam, Assistant Teacher PS (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 States, 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.
Sandrine Bru, Lead 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!
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 in the numerous trails available in the Bay.
Claire Collet, Resource Librarian
Our Cooking Team!
Lupita Ruiz , Aida Salgado, Ruby Salgado Lopez (APM COOKS, CHILDCARE SUPPORT)
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