Faculty and Staff

Our faculty and staff have come to Seattle from all around the francophone world, and they share a love of working with students and a passion for bilingual education. Please click on a photo to read their bios.



  • Céline Bourdales French Teacher 3rd Grade (CE2) - Director of French Curriculum
  • Pauline Le Guern French Teacher Preschool / Pre-K (Petite et Moyenne Section)
  • Michaela Hodgson Assistant Teacher
  • Mohamed “Mo” Belaiche French Teacher Kindergarten (Grande Section)
  • Audrey Petitpierre French Teacher 1st Grade (CP)
  • Julie Massoulié French Teacher 2nd Grade (CE1)
  • Thomas MacBurney English Teacher K / 1st / 2nd Grades (Grande Section / CP / CE1)
  • Roxane Chan English Teacher 3rd / 4th / 5th Grades (CE2 / CM1 / CM2)
  • Melanie De Torrente French Teacher 4th / 5th Grades (CM1 / CM2)
  • Stephanie Benard Assistant Teacher 4th / 5th grades (cm1 / cm2)

    Stephanie has been living in the Seattle area since 2007, with her husband and two children. She was born and raised in Normandy, France, and after graduating from College, she worked as a legal counselor in an international transportation company for 10 years in France, before moving to Seattle for her husband’s work. She discovered the American education system through her children and often volunteered at her children’s schools. After working in the aerospace industry for few years, Stephanie has recently decided to go on a new path working with children and teachers, while promoting French language and culture. Stephanie loves family trips, antique stores and interior design. She also enjoys all forms of art and artistic material to share emotions and opinions with others.