Elise : Bilingual Montessori educator 6-12
Graduate from the University of California, Berkeley, in cognitive psychology of development and functional neuroanatomy.
Research on the effect of reading disorders on the learning of music.
«The common trait of all my experiences? The pursuit of an always improving school where we can happily learn the cognitive abilities which lead to an understanding of the world, as well as the cooperation, the conflict management, the work with a team on projects, a school where the child is active, curious, involved, a school that lets the child keep his interest in the world. »
Florence : Montessori Educator for 3-6 years old students
Montessori Educator Diploma from AMI (Association Montessori Internationale) plus one year specialization at ISMM in Paris (Institut Supérieur Maria Montessori).
Holder of a Science of Language degree with an option of Educational Sciences.
Trained for one year at the IUFM (Institut Universitaire de Formation des Maitres)
17 years of experience within the framework of child education (activities organizer, tutor, and teacher)
Enriched by her experiences in different Montessori schools, Florence demonstrates a know-how and expertise.
“My role is to be a guide for the child, to be a helping tool for their development, and finally to encourage the child’s positive social growth.”
Aurore : Administrative head and French Education Nationale teacher
Primary school teacher for 12 years, with a diploma in Mathematics and Education Sciences, Aurore worked in primary as well as in middle school with special needs children.
She is involved, as president, in many non-profit organizations.
« The current problems of ‘living together’, and the societal, environmental and technological upheavals, lead us to rethink our educational model. By creating this school, I wanted to be an agent of change. »
Adeline (Addie) : Bilingual Montessori Educator (3-6) and Assistant (6-12)
Master’s Degree in Cognitive Science applied to Education (Cogmaster, Paris, jointly accredited by Paris Descartes University and Ecole Normale Supérieure) with an emphasis on Emotions and Learning (internship), followed by a Montessori Diploma for Early Years Educator from the MCI (Montessori Center International, London, UK).
She worked as a Montessori Guide for six years in English-speaking countries (UK and USA).
Very active at the crossroad of Teaching communities and Cognitive Science communities (association Ecolhuma mentorat êtreProf, association Apprendre et se Former avec les Sciences Cognitives; association Cogni’Junior). Popularizes links between Montessori pedagogy and Cognitive Sciences.
Her current interests are: social justice (and cultural awareness in the classroom), environmental justice (and love for nature and environmental stewardship at school), parental education, non violent communication, board games and critical thinking education.
The greatest gifts we can give our children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence. Maria Montessori.
Success is liking yourself, liking what you do and liking how you do it. Maya Angelou.
Isabelle: bilingual Sophrologist
Sophrologist certified by the FEPS (Fédération des Ecoles Professionnelles en Sophrologie).
Free-lance consultant for the medical group “Médivallée”, educational partnerships with the local mission of Saint Martin d’Hères and the CCAS of Grenoble.
Instructor at the Sophrology Academy of Canterbury (England).
Collaborator at the IFSI St Martin (French Red Cross) of Grenoble.
Sebastien : Sports Educator
Holder of a BPJEPS APT (Brevet Professionnel de la Jeunesse et de l’Education Populaire et Sportive, Activités Physiques pour Tous)
Activities organizer and sports educator since 2012 in many diverse settings.
I am very happy to share and convey my passion and values for sports with the children at Positive School.
It is a real pleasure to see the children blossom each day in practice and in discovering different sport activities all year long. My experience as a sport activities organizer allows me to create playful and educational sessions within many difference disciplines (team sports, individual sports, combat sports,
dueling sports, racket sports, and new sports etc) so that the children will have gained some knowledge and most importantly a minimum mastery of fundamentals at the end of the year.